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Open pwd protected http stream in vlc from Linux CLI

Can anyone please advise me on how to open a pwd protected http stream from CLI in vlc? I checked out the --help and man pages, but they seem to offer only syntax for opening ftp, rmt and smb pwd ...
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bash commands that don't fit on one page - make output scrollable

Probably been answered somewhere, but its difficult to frame the search phrase. I am running a bash terminal window and some commands are too big to fit on the page (e.g. ps -A) I vaguely recall a ...
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Can someone help to make this script [closed]

Can please someone help me to make script for multi screen command at startup here is what it is cd /home/bhop1/serverfiles screen ./srcds_run -console -game cstrike -tickrate 100 -pingboost 2 +map ...
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How to assigne a variable in windows shell?

In the Windows7 shell I have the following working code to print out the current IP adress: @echo off :: get ipv4 ipconfig | findstr IPv4 | findstr 172 > ipadd.txt :: For statement to find the ...
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How can I execute a command and immediately quit the terminal?

It should be pretty clear what I'm trying to do: original script.sh: select blah in foo bar oof rab do cmd $blah break done Pretty basic stuff. The problem arises when I try the following: ...
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/dev/dsp missing in debian and cannot hear festival utterance

Tried to make an utterance in festival and it seems /dev/dsp/ is missing in the debian. How to add this? festival> (SayText "Hello") Linux: can't open /dev/dsp #<Utterance 0xb669c708>
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How to apply “set number” to vi on root?

I'm using vi on centos 6.5 and added "set number" script to /etc/bashrc in order to look line numbers whenever boot. It works well to show it on user login but not root. How to apply "set number" of ...
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sed error when launching terminal on OS X

I get these error messages when launching bash or zsh in standard Terminal.app or iTerm2 sed: 1: "\#^system_type=# { s#^s ...": extra characters at the end of p command sed: 1: "\#^system_type=# { ...
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Bash prompt coloring not appearing correctly

I had a functioning Bash prompt colored how I wanted it, but after reinstalling the background is gray rather than black like this setting should make it. My PS1 is \[\e[33;40m\]\T ...
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How to exclude a file from a command with ZSH?

Given this directory content : one.file two.file three.file in bash, when I enter rm *.file !(two) only one.file and three.file are deleted. How can I do this in ZSH?
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Calling a list of functions provided on a stream

I'm writing a bash script to configure a server in which the end user will have to choose the actions to perform and the script will execute them. Each action will be implemented as a function. I've ...
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.bashrc used in gnome not just terminal

I've recently started using the Anaconda Python distribution for software development and I want it to be the default Python distribution when I run something in the terminal. In order to do this, ...
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how to escape '$' in an awk statement in shell alias

I'm trying to write an alias that will kill all running php processes.. this is the command i got in my ~/.bash_profile alias killphp="ps aux | g [p]hp | awk '{print $3}' | xargs kill -9" this ...
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How to run an script using cron in Windows 7 using cygwin?

I have installed all the dependencies in cron. My scripts are working properly, and also I have tested cron which I think works properly as well. However, I would like to set up a task to run a script ...
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Discard content of logfile, keeping tail

I'm looking for a way how to discard content of the logfile, leaving only defined tail. In two steps it's quite easy: tail -n1000 alert_migtst.log > alert_migtst.tail mv -f alert_migtst.tail ...
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How can I do a recursive find and replace from the command shell?

Using a shell like bash or zshell, how can I do a recursive 'find and replace'? In other words, I want to replace every occurrence of '/path/to/folder' with '/other/dir' in all files in this directory ...
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Relative bash colors that work with all schemes?

How can I have a "relative" color in bash, rather than hardcoded one? If I specify to use yellow "\033[93m" then it looks bad for those people that use white background. Is there a way to specify not ...
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grep to display all IPs in a text file (linux)

I'm writing a script to look for a ping from a certian foreign IP, but I am having some trouble understanding how to format my "grep" command.. Inside my text file is the output from "netstat anp" ...
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end child process on network timeout

I have a .NET program (Edit: using MONO), call it myfoo that resides on my remote ubuntu server. To access it, I ssh into my box (using wifi, not ethernet). My bash shell starts up as normal, I cd ...
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SSH TERM detection

My ssh config file has accept env set as: AcceptEnv LANG LC_* I am a bit confused how when I ssh through some clients my TERM variable is set as xterm256-color, and other clients TERM is set as ...
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How to find out process that uses file but is not using at the moment?

Background I, as well as many other people according to Apple's support forums, am having some trouble with the audio settings on my Mac. Whenever the computer sleeps or powers off, the audio resets ...
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Bash: Read file that contains a star (*)

I'm to read the contents of a file in a variable. Doing the following is great: content1=$(<content-1.html) However, if that file contains a star (*), instead of reading it properly, it replaces ...
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redirect one bash line to stdout/terminal vs log

I have a bash script where I'm redirecting output into a file for logging. if test -t 1; then # stdout is a terminal exec > $OUTPUT_FILE 2>&1 else # stdout is not a terminal, no ...
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Bash determine whether parameter variables ($1, $2, $3, etc.) have been set

Many of the posts I just read have many answers that cover this, but I don't understand what I'm doing really; it's been hit & miss. The .sh script I'm working with: #!/bin/bash # init ...
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How to retrieve a name from another file with a Bash script?

I would like to grab a name out of another predefined file and use it within my shell script. The file being read would be in ./docs/description.org and the format (a table in .org format) is: ...
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Getting errors trying to run shell script (Linux)

I'm trying to run the following script. I have run it before without issue, but now I encounter an error. #!/bin/bash # init function pause(){ read -p "$*" } echo & echo "(Website):" ...
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Script bash delete older files on directories with special chracters

I use a script for delete older files on Trash or directories type Junk, or similar. It works fine except when it has special characters or spaces in the names ...
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How can I set the terminal encoding when running a crontab job?

I have a crontab job which executes a Ruby script on Arch Linux. It works basically, but when I call "googlecl" to post to my blog, it always shows a "safeDecodeError" exception (eg.: ...
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Bash error while running script

I have a CentOS 6.5 64-bit dedicated server. The only thing I done on it is yum install java7, so I have not installed any other stuff. So in the directory /root I made this file (test.sh) ...
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Samba net command to shutdown Windows 8 machine [duplicate]

I have a Raspberry Pi for home automation, and I want to be able to shutdown my Windows 8.1 workstation using a command from a bash shell. Of course I've Googled before asking here. And I found; ...
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running programs from MSYS with quotes

I'm trying to execute non-MSYS program from within MSYS. But MSYS (bash) doesn't work as expected. I'm running commands and see what procmon has to say about command line passed: >cmd /c ""cmd" /c ...
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How to use Console2 with tmux

I am able to start tmux using the mintty terminal included with cygwin. However, when using Console2 (running on 64-bit windows 7 and using C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe as the shell), I get the following ...
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Trace web redirection in bash script

I want to make a script to download the image at best resolution (not the preview image) from a deviantART link, as if I clicked the "Download" button. However, it seems that deviantART redirect the ...
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How do I handle multiple quotes in an alias (for bash or zsh)

I am using zsh, and I am trying to use python as a simple calculator. I'm very familiar with python, but can't seem to get the alias (or function) to work properly. So far I've got: pycalc() { ...
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OpenWRT wget in background

I start first script /etc/rc.local : sh /root/script1.sh & In file /root/script1.sh I connect by wget to server (while for tries) And after it I run : # say hello tries=1 while [ 1 ]; do ...
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sac2xy not executable on terminal osx 10.9

file sac2xy sac2xy: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, not stripped ls -l sac2xy -rwxrwxrwx 1 ravi staff 50334 ...
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how to disable `alt-numkey` in bash shell

I can bounce between apps in Chrome OS by pressing alt-N, where N is the position of my app on the status bar. Useful! But when I'm in the bash shell of my Nitrous.io box, pressing alt-N to bounce to ...
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cron job monitoring script

greeting of the day!!! please help me a situation, i am trying to develop a script which provides me details which my cron job is commented or stopped which job is running or scheduled. like we ...
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How to download a file in bash from a download PHP script?

How to download a file in bash from a download PHP script? For example, a file named nerdtree.zip that can be download by running this link in browser: ...
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pass filename(with space in the path) as argumant to a wine app in a bash script

I want to luanch an wine App with passing a file as argument. I've two file, with the first I don't have any problem but when there is a space in the path wine can't handle the address properly. here ...
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How to detect the OS type of a SSH client from the remote OS

If I am using PuTTY from Windows to SSH to a remote OS, how do I detect what OS the SSH client is running on, from within the remote OS? I think this is probably impossible. Merely the terminal type ...
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Problems when batch converting .aea files using ffmpeg

I'm running into a problem when using a bash for loop to convert all .aea files in a directory using ffmpeg (in this case, to .wav). I'm using the following: for f in *.aea; do ffmpeg -i "$f" ...
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Skip keychain without skipping the rest of .profile

I am using the keychain ssh-agent wrapper from funtoo.org. I have it loaded automatically by adding an eval line in my .profile. E.g.: eval `keychain --eval id_rsa github bitbucket` Sometimes, I ...
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How to prevent MacVim from inherenting .profile as if it was Bash itself?

I have this guard in my .profile: if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$HOME/.bashrc" fi if [ -f "$HOME/.bash_aliases" ]; then . ...
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Can't run the Python interpreter in Mac's Terminal

At the moment i'm on Mavericks, and i just uninstalled homebrew. With homebrew i had installed python, but after uninstalling it my terminal can't start the python interpreter. I receive this message: ...
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running sac2xy returns sac2xy: cannot execute binary file on osx 10.9

I have a Python script for plotting data which uses sac2xy, but it gives an error when running sac2xy: sh: sac2xy: command not found the relevant part of code is : os.system("sac ./tmp/sac.m") ...
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Why doesn't __git_ps1 work in bash anymore on OSX with MacPorts?

After updating Macports today, I get -bash: __git_ps1: command not found. Why is that?
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How to a open a file in vim using pipe

I get to use the locate command extremely often. So if I run the following command. locate updatedb | head -1 Then it gives me the O/p /usr/updatedb.conf I wonder if there is any such command ...
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How do I unset “!::” environmental variable in bash?

I have a build script that is failing because it tries to unset an environmental variable called !::. That fails: $ unset -v '!::' sh: unset: `!::': not a valid identifier How do I unset that ...
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exporting bash paths with same variable name

I'm looking at my bash profile and not really understanding what I see. I think I see a variable (PATH) being redeclared - though this can't be true as all my programs seem to work. Can you help me by ...