Bash scripting is making scripts in the Bash shell language.

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Unable to Create Files In Directory

There are lot of these kinds of questions on superuser, so I'll try and keep this quick by telling you what it's not: There is no application involved here. Just a user and a filesystem. I can login ...
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using trap to close one program when another is closed

Ok...here's my goal....I use dwm, so normally I have no need for a compositing manager. That being said, there are times when I would like to have it running temporarily. There are times when I want ...
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How to daemonize a bash script only if --daemon flag is given?

I have my script.sh and want to run it with ./script.sh or ./script.sh --daemon, having it remain in the foreground unless the --daemon flag is given, in which case it should detach and go into the ...
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Directory auto completion in bash scripts

Bash scripting newbie here writing my first script to copy a directory of pictures from one place to another. #!/bin/bash # Moves picture directories cp -R /path/to/pictures/$1 ...
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Find last 24 hours executed commands per each user in bash

How can I find last 24 hours executed commands per each user and mail them the result? I have Ubuntu GNU/Linux. I find out that I need a package named 'acct'. I have already installed and enabled that ...
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Postgresql query within a bash script

We are having an issue with a postgresql bash query. The output of the query from the bash script add's additional quotes around the date. Please can you help me fix it?! Script: #!/bin/sh ...
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UNIX Scripting Possibilities

Need a small help to understand if a task can be accomplished using UNIX script. Situation: Symantec Endpoint Encryption when installed on Mac, a manual intervention is required where a technician ...
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BASH: How to best filter directories of files for a certain date range in the filename?

Here's the picture... Date format: Y%m%d%H%M%S% This is my filename format: file_sub1_20110501000000.txt Directory structure: dir/ sub1/ file_sub1_20110501003000.txt ...
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In Bash, can I have autocd open an editor if I enter a filename?

I’ve just set autocd in my .bash_profile: shopt -s autocd Now I can just type $ some-directory and automatically cd into it. Now, can I somehow tell Bash that if I enter not just a directory ...
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%T specifier in printf option of `stat` command

I want to know what is %T specifier in stat printf option and how it gets the file descriptor value ie., fd,1 is printed by using the below command. command is $> echo `stat -L ...
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Deleting oldest files to free space as needed on Linux

I have a cron job that writes logs to /tmp. I want to automatically delete the oldest files when the free space in the disk becomes less than 1GB. I'm trying to do df -ah /tmp, then take the 2nd ...
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Tar progress per file with pv for multiple files/folders at a time?

I've been using this one line command that I found on another post here and it works great for one folder at a time. This is the command: tar -cf - /opt/folder1 | pv -s $(du -sb /opt/folder1 | awk ...
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Variable as argument to Wine

The variable $INPUT_FILES in Case 1 has the same content (string) that is used in Case 2. Why in Case 1 I have problems with spaces in the name "2015 01 09.1.txt", but in Case 2 not? How can I fix ...
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Remove orphaned data without corresponding torrents in the rtorrent's list

I use rtorrent with a plenty of frontends like ruTorrent and Transdroid. Often, when I try to delete both the torrent and data through these frontends, the torrent is removed from the list but the ...
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How to execute multi-line ssh command stored in a variable

Context: I'm trying to execute a bunch of commands on a remote machine that I cannot access directly - I first have to ssh into a gateway machine, then ssh from there and run the commands. Basically ...
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$RANDOM in script vs. on command line

I think I found a really odd bug in Bash's random number generator ($RANDOM). Showing is easier than telling, so here's what happens: The goal is to get random digits. If I execute this, I get 20 ...
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Require bash script to be run with sudo (not as root user)?

I want to require a bash script to be run as the current user with sudo, but prevent it from being run if it was executed as the root user directly. This is because I'm doing some setup actions for ...
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How to detect ips using nmap?

I am currently working on demonstrating Man in middle Attack foe which I am using my phone as a Victim and my PC running ubuntu 14.04LTS as attacker. I am using nmap to ping my phone to check if its ...
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Bash function only works when password manually input

At work I have to run the following function everyday. The function works fine when I am prompted for the password. However, I tried to hardcode my password so that I don't have to enter it in each ...
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Move spam emails from directory - bash script

I am trying to write bash script wich can cleanup my whoole server from spam emails that already are present in my client's folders. I would need this script to do, Check recursively directory ...
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Bash script monitor file modification after its closed

It has already been asked here and I have found the solution for the first part of my question. So for the moment I have a bash script (script1) where I evaluate the sha1sum of a specific file ...
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'hhighlighter' wrapper script saying command not found

I have gotten the wrapper script 'hhighlighter' from https://github.com/paoloantinori/hhighlighter which colors anything you want in stdout. I followed the instructions about installing ack-grep, ...
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How to use Bash script to find .mov files recursively and convert them to .mp4 using ffmpeg

I'm working on a Mac system in a video company where I have to clean up a lot of folders and subfolders containing large intermediate video files. So I've been looking for a way to batch convert ...
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Linux: Finding Processes I Started To Kill Them

I am programmatically starting several servers in Gnome terminal with each server in its own titled tab: gnome-terminal \ --tab -t "Server1" -e 'bash -c "export ...
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Grep from Log & Calculate then alert

I have a log file, which has the below lines in it. I need a bash script, which takes the values in Bold (4092.1M / 20.1G) & do the math & then alert from Zabbix [Eden: ...
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Rsync do not do anything if files not changed

#!/bin/sh date=`date "+%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S"` rsync -aP --link-dest=/target/current '/source/folder' /target/back-$date rm -f /target/Backups/current ln -s back-$date /target/current This is a little ...
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how to get flash video stream URL from website without browser (telediario, rtve)

I want to access the video stream URL of telediario from spanish television (RTVE) which you can find here in a flash player: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/telediario/ I want to do this with ...
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Stop bash script with any key

I'm writing a script which I want to stop with any key I choose. After pressing the key, my intention is to complete all my commands at that moment and start su. I've tried adding a & to my ...
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Add remmina rdp connection entry on many computers

i want to add remmina rdp connection entry on many computers (~200). I know that the remmina keeps every connection entry in single file in ~/.remmina, so i wanted to write script that will copy this ...
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Can the wmic command reliably be used in script batch files?

I believe that the following command: wmic product where "name like '%%winzip%%'" call Uninstall shuts down PC's when deployed with SCCM. Has anybody came across any issues with the command similar ...
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How can I process traffic between 2 instances of NetCat?

I have an utility that make some data transformation between stdin and stdout in both directions (encode / decode), and I want to make a some kind of bi-directional proxy using two nc instances and ...
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How to have bash script run a bash command with

I am trying to have a bash shell in my desktop so that when I ssh to the server I can just run the command and have the script to open three terminal and have them cd in to a path and run another ...
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How to receive sse (server sent events) and execute bash commands then

How do i receive server sent events (sse) from a webserver and execute a bash command with the received data in debian (raspbian)? Is that possible with curl as i can already receive sse. Thanks ...
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How to transcode a video to XviD format with GStreamer?

I'm trying to script a GStreamer pipeline to transcode videos to my Meizu M6 miniplayer. I found some scripts to do the transcoding with mencoder, but would like to do that with GStreamer. The device ...
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unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'

JACOB=192.168.1.66 ZAC=192.168.1.65 echo "Type someone's name, or type ? to list options." read OPTNAME if [ $OPTNAME = "?" ]; then echo "Jacob's Computer: Type 'JACOB'" echo "Zac's ...
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shell script to generate a log file for VM Backups

we are using PHD virtual backup to trigger backups for VMs and now i want to generate a report of all VMs in a file consisting of VM Name, Date and Backup Time and mail it to my ID at particular ...
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+Merlin FW / Port Forward via IPtables?

I have 2 WiFi Thermostats, Heatmiser, that i can control remotely, from LAN without issues, but only one from WAN. The thermo have a fixed port that cannot be changed and there is an App thet can be ...
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Having trouble building Vagrant bash script

I'm trying to set up a bash script provision to help build my virtual machine with Vagrant, but I'm clearly doing something wrong. Unfortunately the Vagrant docs don't provide any examples more ...
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Spawn new consoles from script and get back to the main console instance

The goal is to use a script to launch and execute a command in n separate window terminal: (I use lxterminal) It works when I copy/pase the following block of commands, It executes each lines ...
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how to grep exact pattern

I’ve tried several grep / egrep ideas with different options but none worked here. I’m trying to grep exact match of the pattern I’m looking in a log. For example I want only a pattern “ERROR” to get ...
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Curl should be quit but it returns ever something

I tried to login to a website using curl in a bash-script. It is possible to login to the site quiently using this: curl -d "username=$username&passwd=$passwd" -c $cookiefile ...
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Bash Script - Find “ERROR” and output to file

I'm writing my first bash script and could use some help / advice. I cannot test the script at the moment - just want to know if I have it setup correctly. I have a file $A_HOME/bin/nohup.out and I'm ...
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Security Monitoring Using last Command

I am new to linux administration and was looking for a good way to get e-mail alerts when a user logs in. I was thinking this might be useful as a security monitoring tool to allow me to see who is on ...
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OSX Convert and Network User to Mobile User or force all Network Users to Mobile

We have Macs that I am working on binding to LDAP (not AD) and I want to make sure when a user logs in using their ldap credentials that it either create them a Mobile Account or it runs a script to ...
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Can I Query a Pdf Reader If It's On The Last Page?

I'm writing a wrapper shell-script to do the following: Searches a directory for .pdf/.djv files. makes an ordered "playlist" of files Opens 1st file in a pdf reader. Automatically change to the ...
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binary substitution in (audio)streams with bbe or sed

I try to do some stream manipulation with webradio streams. Goal is to use a pattern in triggerfile to substitute some seconds of the instream to silence in the outstream I found bbe to possibly fit ...
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Autoexport bash internal variables

I need to access to some bash internal variables (BASH_LINENO, BASH_SOURCE) from a command invoked by a shell script. The only possible interface between my command and the script are environment ...
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Rsync delete issue

I implemented rsync to backup the data from the server to my local machine,and done it regularly by cron. It works fine but yesterday it deletes the files from the folders on my local machine but on ...
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gnome-terminal flag sh

I'm extremely new to linux, so i kinda need some tutoring... been teaching myself some scripting. Most of the stuff I just copy of sites. what baffles me is the little flags that appear in this line: ...
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Getting a setting, the chdir value, out of GNU Screen

I've been using screen's chdir command to set a new working directory for new screen windows, more on that later. What I need to do is find out what the setting was before I set it, so that I can set ...