Hi there guys! First time poster in /r/linux.
I'm getting a Lenovo Y50-70 UHD touch off a friend for cheap and am wondering if I would be able to dual boot Linux with Windows 10 very easily? This is the laptop, except it's the 4K version (not listed on AU site for some reason). Also, what Linux OS would you suggest to do maybe some coding, Internet, music? I've tried Ubuntu on my desktop and I kinda hate it. I like the Windows 10 layout (taskbar at bottom, Windows button in bottom left) but I can adapt. Also, would it make a difference if I changed the 4-cell battery to a 9-cell? Would touch screen work?
Thanks!submitted by HewloTherexP
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I was hoping some one withh more experiance with bash scripting could help me out please?
I am putting together a script that uses urlcrazy to parse a list of domains to find any miss-spellings that could be being squatted or used for nefarious deeds.
As part of that process I am using wkhtmltopddf to go and get a screenshot of all the domains that return A records.
Now everything is working esxcept for when wkhtmltopdf tries to write the pdf file result, I get an error stating:Exit with code 1, due to unknown error.
I think the issue is to do with the location where the file is to be output. my code for the screenshot is:for LINE in `cat /tmp/regdom.txt`; do echo "Taking screenshot of "$LINE; wkhtmltopdf -l -q $LINE results/$FOLDER/screenshots/$LINE.pdf; done
The $FOLDER variable is assigned at the start and is as follows:FOLDER=$(date +"%m_%d_%Y"); mkdir results/$FOLDER;
Now everywhere else in the script is fine with me usingresults/$FOLDER/thing.txt
when telling it to where to save the output to except wkhtmltopdf. If I remove the $FOLDER variable it works.
So my question is how to I get mkhtmltopdf to save the pdf output to the results/$FOLDER/screenshots folder and have it name the file the same as the name of the site it captured?
Thanks for your help.submitted by battletux
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