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Q: Start/stop service script like Ubuntu for RedHat

emckIs there a .sh script that manages starting and stopping the service like Debian/Ubuntu but for Red Hat/Fedora? Looking to place it into the file running some software.

 
Anyone know of a utility like zless, but that supports markdown?
 
@Seth: blog.metamatt.com/blog/2013/01/09/… looks like a start
shamelessly admits to just googling that up, but it makes sense.
 
yeah I read that already. Right now converting it doesn't suite my needs :/
This looks hopeful though: github.com/tj/mad
 
jrg
2:09 AM
@RPiAwesomeness looks like I was mistaken, not a i5. Was another AMD variant.
Sorry!
 
2:34 AM
@jrg That's okay :D Thanks anyways! :D
 
Anyone ever used Light Table?
 
@Seth I am on Ubuntu Mate 14.10.
 
@Seth It looks a lot like Sublime.
 
@JasperLoy Yay!
@NathanOsman I thought it looked more like Atom, but ok :P
But Atom's vim plugin is annoying >.>
So, what are you thinking @JasperLoy? Like it?
 
The default font in Atom gave me a literal headache.
 
2:40 AM
Just change it :P
 
@Seth Yes. It might become my favourite distro. I hope they release Ubuntu Mate 14.04 LTS soon, as mentioned in their blog.
 
That'd certainly be nice.
 
@seth Is your age a secret?
 
@JasperLoy Well, everyone who started talking about it suddenly disappeared...
lol, ok, yes. and no.
 
2:41 AM
Can you tell me how old you are? LOL.
 
I'm sure there are a few people around here who know, but I don't really like it.
 
OK then, up to you. I turned 33 this year.
 
I see :)
I decided a while ago that I would just be an anonymous person on the internet.. I got too paranoid :P
 
OK. However, I am a very weird person. Don't try to imagine my thoughts, lol.
My top 4 choices would be: Debian with Mate, Ubuntu Mate, Mint based on Debian with Mate, and Mint based on Ubuntu with Mate.
It would be hard to choose between the 4, lol.
 
haha
The main reason I use Ubuntu is because I love the community :)
and I LOVE Unity, although I understand that isn't everyone's cup of tea.
If I couldn't use Ubuntu I'd probably use Debian with Xfce.
oh, and Ubuntu has nice wallpapers and catchy names :P
 
2:49 AM
My favourite is actually Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Office, lol. I will buy a copy when I am rich.
 
What do you think of Windows 10 then?
 
I switched to Linux just to experiment, and I can't reinstall my Windows now because I already wiped out everything and have no recovery disc.
@Seth No idea, not following latest developments. But I hope they go back to the old look. That is, I prefer Windows 7 to 8.
 
@JasperLoy basically, they put the start menu back(with tiles stuffed in) and put the metro apps(the full screen ones you couldn't get out of) into windows, added a search(that also searches internet) and multiple desktops
 
I really like it (I have it installed on another partition)
@JasperLoy That's a sad story :/
 
@Seth but they do have keyloggers and stuff, since it is a preview...
 
2:55 AM
Don't you have a MS product key somewhere on your computer?
 
if it is a laptop, it isn't always that easy...
 
@Seth But having the key itself is useless without any disc!
 
In the US all computers ship with an OEM product key so, theoretically, you could get the manufacturer to lend you a Windows CD/USB for a week and you use the product key on the machine.
(I've done that 4/5 time for different friends, it generally cost around $20/$40 USD, but that is a lot cheaper than Windows)
@Mateo yeah I read that.
 
@Seth some of the major ones have gone manufacture specific, with xp you could use a OEM disk with the key, but you probably need the manufacturer’s disks
 
@Mateo hm, well it is usually easiest to get those anyway, but good intel. Thanks.
iirc Toshiba sells you the disks and Dell rents them or lends them to you..
 
3:03 AM
Will I have problems using Windows after using Linux for too long?
 
hrm, dell.com/support/diagnostics/us/en/19/… "If your Dell device is under warranty"
 
@Mateo The ones I worked on were all out of warranty.
I can't remember, but they probably charged us a small fee because of that.
 
@Seth ah maybe
 
@JasperLoy That probably depends on your hardware and your habits. I'd go dual boot.
 
just too much of a headache, the church computer asked to be activated again after rolling back an update they pushed that was crashing stuff
 
3:07 AM
@JasperLoy: In my opinion, no
I've been bouncing back and forth for the last decade or so
@JasperLoy What version of windows?
 
@JasperLoy I would, but... you'll probably do fine
 
@JourneymanGeek A future version, lol.
 
With 7 and better I'm pretty certain you can just grab a retail iso off digital river, and use the key on the sticker.
 
that's correct
 
With 8 onwards, I think they key is embedded in the bios.
 
3:09 AM
also correct, just get the iso
 
Also, for experimenting with linux, VMs are nice ;p
 
@JourneymanGeek not if it is a manufacture sticker
 
@Mateo: It worked for me with windows 7
 
me too
 
(but then again, I dropped a total of 350 dollars for a small linux box, and its glorious)
 
3:10 AM
windows 7 with a hp serial gave me major problems with a oem disk
 
@Mateo: I didn't use a oem disk, I used a retail disk
 
I had no trouble with oem iso on lenovo and toshiba
 
@JourneymanGeek aren't the digital river disks oem? or do they have manufacture specific ones
 
No, they are retail
 
the iso I got from digital river was oem. key was to match iso number with number on sticker (separate from product key)
 
3:13 AM
@Mateo HP is a bit... different.
but I'm surprised it worked too.
 
@Seth yeah... that is for sure. I've had nothing but headaches with this hp(with windows).
I use all Ubuntu at home :)
@JourneymanGeek I've seen a 7 with the bios thing, and not a real key on the sticker, that seems to be rare though
 
In a way, Ubuntu Mate is the real Ubuntu that would be if not for Unity and Gnome 3, lol.
Who knows, Ubuntu Mate might rise to become the no 1 distro on distrowatch.com
It is not listed there yet though
Why Mint overtook Ubuntu was because of Mate, I believe.
 
@Mateo: OEM installs use the bios thing but you can still use the sticker key
 
3:58 AM
@IonicăBizău I have no idea what the heck is that but I love it
:P
 
 
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5:22 AM
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Q: Does Stack Exchange have a similar topic for debian linux?

Douglas G. AllenI know that this is Ubuntu but it is debian based and I'm not really using Ubuntu. Where can I go for general debian questions? Thanks.

 

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