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Bash script to create a folder structure

I'm trying to write a Bash script to automate a recurring task, namely the creation of a structure of folders, where some of them should be numbered (To be more specific, this is meant to archive some ...
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Keyboard layout in Terminal of Red Hat Linux changes automatically

I have an unique problem in Terminal of Red Hat Linux WS 6.6. After some of period of period (Don't know exactly when..) keyboard layout (and not language) changes from German to English ONLY in ...
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Upstart: What is the first tracked PID w/o expect, but with script AND exec?

I have some Upstart configs used to start some foreground and blocking processes to run in the background as some kind of "daemons", especially those processes do not fork in any case. What I want is ...
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bash No space left on device

On VPS when I press tab under my user I get: bash: cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device but it works fine under root, what's happening?
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Is it Possible to get list of commands i typed in dos prompt?

I would like to search my own CMD history. we could browse within the same session, you can browse it with the up and down arrow keys but what about the history of former CMD sessions? Is there a ...
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Kill all tasks with PID above a certain integer with bash

How may I fetch and kill all processes with a PID above e.g 1000? Using commands like ps -A and top is fine for viewing the list of processes, but how would one only get the PIDs? The logic of ...
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Execute command generated by a PHP script

I have PHP file which has logic based on which I run either bin/phpunit -c Application/app --testsuite $TESTSUITE or bin/phpunit -c Application/app --group group1 group2 when Im doing ...
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Problems running nmap export to file in linux as a cron job / bash script

I have a very simple bash script that runs nmap and exports the results to an xml file, and the uses scp to upload the file to a server: #!/bin/sh nmap -sn -oX /home/scan.xml 192.168.20.1-255 wait ...
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bash: Loop over lines of a file

Here is my script: #! /bin/sh for line in $(cat list); do echo "[$line]: Getting my workers list.."; var=$line-"worker1"; echo "$var" >> "hostlistworkers.txt" ...
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Not able to set wallpaper after reboot through ~/.fehbg in .xinitrc in i3 on Arch Linux

I'm trying to set my wallpaper using an automated script in .xinitrc rather than having to set it after every reboot by myself. I've used feh to set the wallpaper. And then used the generated .fehbg ...
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Use disk-backed buffer between pipes

I'd like to pipe a command into a slower one, with a rather big (~200GB) buffer in between. Here is an example use-case: command1 | buffer -f file.buffer | command2 Is there a command to do that? ...
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Pipe string to a command with multiple read prompts

How can I pipe a string to a command with multiple read prompts in OS X? I am running a command for a Parallels VM to enable a password which prompts for multiple values (without running a secondary ...
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how to grep something with a wildcard path?

I want to grep a Gemfile in few rails apps. But for each rails app there are many branches and out of which the latest branch name lets say is 'main'. The structure is something like this: workspace ...
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Sort file by two column in the event of two the same value

I want to sort files by one column, but in the event of two the same value I want to sort these two by other column. How can I do it? My file: 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 4 1 2 1 3 3 1 ...
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How to configure .bashrc for git-for-windows?

I used Git Bash for Windows with Version 1.9.5 on my Windows 7 (64bit). I added a .bashrc and a .gitconfig in my %USERPROFILE% folder (C:\Users\<USERNAME>\). Everything worked fine. Now i ...
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formatting output in bash shell to remove special characters - linux

I am issuing the command below against a logfile grep "Oracle Audit" /var/adm/messages | awk '{print $6}' How do I format the below output Audit[9460]: Audit[10507]: Audit[10507]: Audit[10507]: ...
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Canvas lms open sourse installation

Hope you are doing fine. I am facing a lot of problem while configuring canvas using ubuntu 14.04 following the steps described in https://github.com/instructure/canvas-lms/wiki/Quick-Start Step 1: ...
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How to color specific parts of the bash prompt?

I am working on a macbook OSX and I am administering some VMs inside my machine. I often make mistakes because all prompts have the same color and type, so I want to differentiate them. First of all, ...
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Incorrect output of history command of ssh. How to read the timestamp info correctly

I set the HISTTIMEFORMAT variable to store the timestamp info .bash_history file. I am able to display the history properly if I use interactive shell. But, when I run history command to display ...
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/etc/shadow and /etc/passwd privilege - why is it writable

sghk1> id uid=0(root) gid=0(root) sghk1> ls -l /etc/shadow -r-------- 1 root sys 4045 Aug 24 15:52 /etc/shadow sghk1> ls -l /usr/bin/passwd -r-sr-sr-x 1 root sys ...
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Issue with python path after installing Vagrant

I just recently installed Vagrant using this guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/deepdream/comments/3c2s0v/newbie_guide_for_windows/ I noticed that after that when using git bash, I was unable to use ...
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how to make less pager respond to scroll wheel and not clear the screen

I know about answers like how-to-make-mouse-wheel-scroll-the-less-pager-using-bash-and-gnome-terminal, which is to remove the -X flag from the $LESS environment variable. But I would like to do both ...
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custom dotfiles sourcing ~/.bash_profile

I am trying to create my own dot files. In the root folder I have an installation script. I am watching other repositories like Lars Kappert to create this. I am using oh-my-zsh. I created the ...
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Info on '#!' (shebang, hashbang, crunchbang, etc.)

I have a question about the phrase '#!' that appears at the top of every python file, most bash files, and several others. I've already performed a search for this term on both Google and this ...
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What does the “:.” in output mean when running “ls -R” in Linux?

ls -R is used for recursively listing out the files, directories and sub-directories. In the output I see a :. symbol when the ls -R is executed. Can someone please help me understand what that ...
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Bash Script will not stop.

So i had the bright idea of making a script that pings my IP to see if its up as i am having some issues with it. so here is the script I made. while : do ping (IP address) done now it ...
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How to prepare clipboard in ubuntu before it will be pasted to anywhere [on hold]

I want to have some keyboard shortcut, which will be work seems like Ctrl+V shortcut, but before pasting some program will run and prepare clipbord. Is it possible in ubuntu? Can anyone help me?
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How to screen a bash script and run it as sudo

I am wanting to run a bash/shell script in a screen, but certain commands (mv/cp) need elevated permissions (such as root). How would I do this effectively? screen -dmS weblog sudo /dir/script.sh ...
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Having trouble creating symlink between the terminal in Mac OS X and Sublime Text 2 so it can be launched from the command line

I’m using Mac OS X Yosemite and I want to be able to open Sublime Text 2 from the terminal with a command like this: sublime . I’ve typed this into terminal as shown on the Sublime Text 2 website: ...
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appending to file with bash

using: #!/bin/bash echo "Please, enter name" read NAME echo "$NAME," >> MyFile$(date +%m%d%Y) echo "done" it will append the NAME to the file without issue, however, I want it to append the ...
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how to make curl re-use existing connection

curl --verbose google.com If I execute this command, after curl does its job, it says "Connection #0 to host google.com left intact". But it doesn't use same connection if I execute same command ...
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Terminal on Mac Always Starts in PHP Process

I am on a Mac running Yosemite 10.10.4 and every time I start terminal or open a new terminal tab I am inside of an actively running php process. I must CTRL+C before I can do anything else. I don't ...
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how to make alias ssh-add /bin/bash in bashrc?

how does not this work? alias push-bb="ssh-agent /bin/bash && ssh-add ~/.ssh/bitbucker_rsa && git push" I assume it cancels at /bin/bash part?
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How to auto execute my script

I want to auto execute my script when I login to putty session on my system. My script is residing in my /home/alih directory. Script change the current directory to my working directory.
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Iptabes and PSAD [closed]

I have a couple questions regarding my iptables configuration. First off I am still relatively new to iptables configurations, I am going over guides and books but progression is slow. When I ...
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How do I list all installed packages from the command line in bash / osX

What is the -bash command to list all the packages installed locally on my machine? I am using osX. I tried the following so far: dpkg -l - doesn't work. apt --installed list - doesn't work. ...
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Quotes in sed when used in bash script

I am generating sed expression in Bash script, and I am having a following problem. I want to add a space in front of each appearance of abc. This commands works as expected echo abc | sed -e ...
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cron job does not wait end of process

I made a script which execute commands and others scripts. Some of these actions take time. When I execute my script manually from the cli, it work fine waiting the end of each instruction before go ...
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Clean way to automate terminal commands in multiple windows and return to prompt in each?

So, as part of my workflow right now, anytime I pull up a project I open two terminal windows alongside it - one to manipulate and monitor git, and one to manipulate and monitor gulp/grunt. As it ...
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splitting separate bashrcs for different purposes

I was wondering if I can split my .bashrc into separate parts, and linux will pick up both files and use them correctly. I have general purpose scripts like 'cleanproject', and scripts that are only ...
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Bash: What command can I use to redirect the entire contents of my current Terminal window to a text file?

Lets say, I have a bunch of text in my Terminal session since the window was first opened (or since the last "clear" command was used), and exactly all of that is what I want in a text file. Instead ...
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Limit find request to one result

I've got the following command which should recursively go down folders and get the last modified date - which is perfect. However, sometimes it brings back more than one result for some reason. How ...
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Renaming hidden files to their filename sans .. (double dot)

I accidentally ran a script that added a ".." infront of a variety of files. ie. originalfile ==> ..originalfile Now I have a variety of files that are hidden. Being new to Linux commands, is there ...
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FFmpeg : mp4 and multiple srt into mkv

I have a couple of srt subtitle tracks for an mp4 video. How do I make them into mkv using ffmpeg/avconv? I would like to use space efficiently. Performing conversion on Darwin v13. I will be ...
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bash change strings with multiple escape characters

Hello i try to automate for example change one variable in php file . root /tmp # cat defaults.inc.php|egrep "reply_all_mode" $config['reply_all_mode'] = 0; I try to first catch this by grep ...
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-bash-4.2$ for command line?

I don't know why when I SSH with putty onto my VPS, my command line starts with: -bash-4.2$ It hasn't ever been like that, it was myname@localhost Only thing I have done different in the last 24 ...
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.bashrc: command not found

I am trying to edit my .bashrc config, but when I try to access the configuration with: computer:~ home$ .bashrc I'm getting a: -bash: /.bashrc: No such file or directory error. Why isn't ...
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How to delete or move each image in directory of specific dimensions to new directory in bash

I'm trying to find a way to do the following (Google is only returning results for finding): Move all images of filetype (.jpg, .png, or .gif, etc.) of specified dimension(s) (such as 1920x1080, ...
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debian: permission denied for all users except of root

I wrote a bash script today which might destroyed some of my user settings and/or permissions. Now I know it was quite stupid to test the script on my live-system ;). What is not working? Every ...
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$PATH not saving after exporting Imagemagick paths

I am trying to install Imagemagick using the official instructions. I have executed the three export commands: export MAGICK_HOME="$HOME/ImageMagick-6.9.2" export PATH="$MAGICK_HOME/bin:$PATH" ...