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refers to the command line interface (CLI) and commands executed through the CLI

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How do I disable the sudo paste warning?

How can I disable this popup? I can't find any settings.
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How to prevent updating of a specific package?

I would like to update just the base of elementary system and not the all installed apps. I can run sudo apt-get install package-name to upgrade the package if it is already installed. Whereas I can ...
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What is the command behind the default shutdown menu in Freya?

I can access two different shutdown menus. One is the default one : The other is the one triggered by the command gnome-session-quit --power-off : When looking for a command that I could use with a ...
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Installing NVidia Drivers - Blank Screen

I'm going through the steps to install my GTX 970 Driver onto my Elementary OS system but when I run the following command, I get a blank screen... sudo sudo service lightdm stop I believe I am ...
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How can I create a symbolic link?

Symbolic links are useful for storing things in a separate place from where they appear to be. In computing, a symbolic link is a type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory....
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What's the hotkey to run a command?

In some distros there is a hotkey that opens a dialog box to run a terminal command. Does this exist in elementary OS, and if so what's the hotkey? If not, how can I add a custom hotkey?
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How can I set up an alias for a command?

I want to set up a shorter name as an alias of this command: sudo -i pantheon-files $(pwd) For example I want to type sfoh (for sudo file open here) and it should run this command. How do I do this?...
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Commands to start sub-Settings?

I rarely use most of the Settings, but those that I use more often (Shortcuts, Startup applications, Printers) I want them accessed really fast. For example I would like to be able to open with only ...
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Computer desktop is gone?

After fresh install I updated my elementary os. It said that I have to reboot. I didn't. I installed my amd drivers and then I rebooted. I rebooted it myself I didn't clicked reboot.The e symbol ...