I recently wanted to have a bash script file stop at the end of the command sequence so that I could check which disk directory was then active. There are at least two ways to achieve this.
(1) Use an echo – read command sequence
echo “Shell command complete”
(2) Use the read command with a p(rompt) switch
read -p “Shell command complete”
read – Read a line from standard input
How do I prompt for input in a Linux shell script?
I recently installed Wine on a Linux Mint/Mate machine and followed up by installing my ancient Windows-based Homesite HTML editor. The problems started when there was no Wine entry, and hence no Homesite entry, in Mate’s main menu. However, there were lots of associated entries in the “Other” category – too many in fact!
Since Truecrypt has effectively been superseded by the newer VeraCrypt. It seemed reasonable to tidy up the system by uninstalling Truecrypt. However, this software package doesn’t show up in searches of either Software Manager or Package Manager under Linux Mint. It turns out that one needs to use the following command in a Terminal window in order to uninstall the software:
Recent postings on the web indicated that two critical flaws had been discovered in Truecrypt. Since this application is no longer under development, the problems were not going to be fixed, and it was time to move on from my go-to file encryption software. Fortunately, with the demise of Truecrypt, a fork of the software – VeraCrypt – has been produced, and this open-source product has already been patched to fix the coding flaws. So, let the installation begin…
Needing to eliminate redundant files on my hard disk in order to reclaim some storage space, I ran BleachBit and was surprised to receive the warning message “swap device /dev/sda6 is larger than expected”.
I didn’t want to wait for the Windows 10 update to be pushed to my development machine so I opted to use the Media Creation Tool to update Windows manually. At least I tried to do so.