Recent content by Lucan

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    Aptitude & co - which one to use?

    I have always followed CLI instructions for installing stuff a bit blindly (doing what has been advised) and TBH I have used Synaptic (GUI) more. But I have just been looking at the man pages for aptitude and its equivalents. I see there is aptitude, apt and apt-get, and they all seem to do...
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    Microsoft To Charge Monthly For Windows 10??? :3

    As Microsoft have stated that Windows 10 is the last Windows version, they can no longer make money by releasing new versions every few years and people buying them like in the heady days of Win95/98/ME. Back then people queued overnight for the next version because the existing one was so...
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    Your First Computer

    Amstrad PCW - sold as a word processor but a Z80 CP/M machine.
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    Copying Directories with Exceptions - possible?

    It reports :- GNU bash, version 4.3.30(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) That came with Devuan 1.0.0. I'm bracing myself to upgrade to 2.0.0.
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    Copying Directories with Exceptions - possible?

    Yes, that worked for me, thanks. Not sure there is anything like that in "man cp" though.
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    Copying Directories with Exceptions - possible?

    I want to copy a directory tree with the exception of one (or some) of its subdirectories. There does not seem to be anything in man cp to cover this. In effect I'm looking for an "--except" option, something like :- cp -a --except=/home/BS,/home/fubar /home /backup/ ... which would copy...
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    I think I must be re-joining

    I see this site had a "purge" a while ago and I think I was a member once, before that. I'm fairly experienced, using Linux since c2005, mostly Debian derivatives, and now on Devuan with KDE, LXDE and headless on various PCs around the house (WIndows at work). I have a small game website.