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by Vincent17
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: multiboot flash drive
Replies: 1
Views: 69

multiboot flash drive

For anyone interested in making a multiboot live flash drive, multibootusb has a nice gui which makes the process easy. It installs from iso files. http://multibootusb.org It took me a while to find, so I thought I'd share it. I hope it's useful. Edit: Here is a walk-through of the process.
by Vincent17
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: one-click gpg script
Replies: 0
Views: 228

one-click gpg script

I was surprised that this simple script works. I use it for quick access to lists of confidential, frequently-consulted data. #! /bin/bash xfce4-terminal -H -e "gpg -d $0" echo RELOADAGENT | gpg-connect-agent #forget password exit -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- jA0ECQMC9EfyMrSdOovO0k4B44twAXEfKKwKtXRZF...
by Vincent17
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Encrypt Home folder after the install
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Encrypt Home folder after the install

If you only want your /home/user folder encrypted, there's ecryptfs-utils, which is available from the repo. I recently encrypted mine on an MX-17.1_386 system. It went smoothly, and it's a reversible process. https://www.howtogeek.com/116032/how-to-encrypt-your-home-folder-after-installing-ubuntu/ ...
by Vincent17
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Best way to power off from command line?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Best way to power off from command line?

Thanks for the replies. @clicktician shutdown seemed to offer the best solution for me. I used sudo shutdown -h -P now in my script (as in powerbtn-acpi-support.sh script). :frown: Unfortunately, the computer still ends up in a halt state (dead but power still on--have to press power button 5 second...
by Vincent17
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Best way to power off from command line?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Best way to power off from command line?

Hello, What is the recommended way to power off the computer from command line or script? I have been using "xfce4-session-logout --halt", but I'm confused about the meaning of "halt". xfce4-session-logout --halt systemctl poweroff sudo poweroff sudo shutdown -P now others? I haven't been able to tr...
by Vincent17
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: ClipIt - Ignore Password Managers?
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: ClipIt - Ignore Password Managers?

skidoo, thanks for that information. I tried out copyQ but failed to find the setting. Anyway, that's a LOT of clipboard manager, much more than I require. For me, I think the best solution is no clipboard manager. :covereyes: There's a forum post about the password issue in clipit issues forum: htt...
by Vincent17
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: ClipIt - Ignore Password Managers?
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: ClipIt - Ignore Password Managers?

Fehlix wrote Better don't run clipit if you use a pw-manager. Even if your pw-manager is clearing the clipboard after some seconds it would have already copied into the history of clipit Furthermore, if clipit is put in offline mode or killed, when it is resumed, it loads up anything remaining in th...
by Vincent17
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Site Help
Topic: Forum suggestion
Replies: 1
Views: 3290

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by Vincent17
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: wait for terminal in a script
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: wait for terminal in a script

Thanks for all the educational replies. :happy: I should have been clearer about my exact requirements, but I learned more this way. My applicaton is an interface for encfs, emulating Fatdog developer jamesbond's right-click options in rox. The problem arose in this part: #create encrypted folder if...
by Vincent17
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wait for terminal in a script
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: wait for terminal in a script

Thanks for the repies! @Adrian Does that work for you? Here, "terminal terminated?" appears immediately xfce4-terminal -x bash -ic "sleep 10" ; echo "terminal terminated?" @ fehlix Your script certainly does what I want, and I love the Star Trek theme, but I'm not sure it's light years neater ;) Ser...

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