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Readline stops working randomly

For some reason every 1-3 hours (depending on work load) my shell read command stops accepting input and hitting return renders the ^M character. Something like: Continue? After answering: ...
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Mac terminal lost git knowledge

When I opened terminal and went to a git repo, it would automatically show the branch I'm on with a big green check or red X if I had any changes. Logged onto machine today and my bash profile was ...
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SSH remote chroot without root

I have a dual boot system consisting of two Debian OSes. I've installed one of them in a root of the partition and installed the other Debian using debootstrap; the installation partition is called ...
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openssl print numeric value of the key?

Given a file contains the public key, I need to get the numeric value of the modulus and the e. But I can only get something like this: $ openssl rsa -in key -pubin -text Modulus (2050 bit): ...
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Unable to get vmware shared folders working in Ubuntu 14.10 Guest

i Installed Ubuntu 14.10 64Bit in VMWare Workstation 10.0.5 within windows 8.1 Enterprise. I installed vmware tools by running the vmware-install.pl script in terminal.But I am Getting an error ...
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Can’t cd, ls, chown/mod or rm directory — Unknown error: 211 in Mac OS X

Never seen something like this in all my years. This is happening in Mac OS X: $ ls -lO@ea dr-xr-xr-x 2 root wheel - 1B Mar 20 23:10 Music/ $sudo cd Music/ cd:13: unknown error: ...
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how to find packages in subdir with a particular dependency

From the root of new SLES media how is it possible to find all packages with a particular package dependency? That is, there are many RPMs in various sub-directories of root. How may I find all ...
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static ip address disappeared in the middle of running iperf

The following is done on iperf client side. I set the static ip address for eth0 by modifying /etc/network/interfaces, and activate the change by doing ifup eth0. Then I start iperf -c $server_ip -t ...
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“unable to remap to same address as parent”, can't get rebaseall to fix the issue

I posted this question on the Cygwin mailing list with no response, so I'm trying here. I keep getting this same unable to remap error and rebaseall does not fix the problem. Specifics: On running ...
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Change vagrant box prompt color

The standard purple in the vagrant shell is not readable in my terminal. I don't understand the way PS1 is set up so I'm hoping someone here knows how to get change the color. Perhaps thin letters in ...
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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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How to make Konsole invoke konsole -ls for all users?

I admin a linux domain for students. The students use their lab workstations in graphical mode, but often use Konsole on KDE for ssh and programming tasks. I know Konsole can be configured through ...
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Copying from Emacs to other tmux pane (code execution for Ipython, sql, bash, etc)?

My preferred setup is running a terminal window with several tmux panes (a couple of shells, and an emacs session). What is the easiest way to send code from the emacs pane to be executed in the shell ...
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ffmpeg through shell script is not running

I have to run a ffmpeg command . I am running the below command in command prompt and works fine. ffmpeg -v verbose -i rtsp://99.192.203.99:8091/test.sdp -i rtsp://99.192.203.99:8091/test.sdp ...
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Starting a chroot and drop into nonprivileged user home

I need to (temporarily) jail a non-privileged user. I tried something like: sudo chroot --userspec=mcon:users /wherever/chroottarget /bin/bash -i This almost works, but it doesn't set env vars ...
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How to pipe arguments into stdin?

I am trying to generate a private key using keytool command, but it asks me for many details like my key passphrase, my name and my organization details. I want to pass all the inputs in one command. ...
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Crossfading Video AND Audio with ffmpeg

This Super User answer crossfade between 2 videos using ffmpeg has got me so far, but now that I have tried many solutions and seen every SO link out there, it's time to ask you all for help. I am ...
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How can I automatically run two commands in different screen windows with an argument?

My process is ctrl+a 0 command $1 ctrl+a 1 /join#$1 I'd like to shorten it down to one command.
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Bash/Cygwin synchronize two directories

I have small problem with synchronization of two git repositories. In first directory for example localRepo is only two subdirectories: localRepo/ dirA/ dirA1/ ...
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`newgrp` breaks source-ability of shell script

This is my minicom.sh, which I can source successfully with source minicom.sh: minicom --device /dev/ttyUSB0 --baudrate 115200 --color=on However, when I change the content of minicom.sh to this, ...
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Proper way to execute a script before running upstart based service?

I run the deluge torrent client within a virtual machine that mounts an NFS share from the filer that runs bare metal. Occasionally deluge starts before NFS has been mounted, and it starts downloading ...
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Open two URLs in a new Firefox window OS X

I am trying to launch Firefox from a bash script. The desired result is that a new window will spawn with two tabs that load two specific urls. I have successfully done this with Chrome as follows: ...
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Linux: how to convert multi-mp3-audiobooks with appropriate cuesheets?

I have several audiobooks in MP3 format, which are in multi-file format which means, they are named like CD01_CHAPTER_001.MP3 and so on. Now what I would like to do is the following: convert the ...
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Match the end of a path using bash completion

I am trying to modify z.sh so bash completion will give me a list of matches when the pattern occurs anywhere in match. I think I am bumping into a limitation on bash's completion tools. Here is a ...
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Sorting HTML content based on second line of table cell

I have an Windows text file, containing the text of an HTML table (no header, no footer) with each cell of the table not in alpha order. I'd like to alphabetize the tables, a la: REDACTED-TITLE-1 ...
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Timestamp bash_history of a different user in a filesystem

I have a partition .dd file with the bash_history. I am able to cat it and look at the bash history and I know that the HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T " is typically used for the timestamp of the current ...
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Bash variable READLINE_LINE always empty

I was looking for a way to share clipboard between bash and X, but the variable $READLINE_LINE and $READLINE_POINT is always empty. Does anyone know the reason? Bash version is 4.3.30. See the post ...
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Changing Git Location on Mac OS X

I have a version of Git (1.9.3) already installed on my computer at /usr/bin. This version was installed (if I remember correctly) by XCode. I would like to install 2.2.1 (the download version from ...
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How can I format the piped and refreshing output of multiple cmmands nicely?

I have a command line of multiple piped commands which executes beautifully in bash. For simplification: command1 | command2 | command3 Each command generates output while running, resetting the ...
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cntlm to use hash instead of password?

As my title says I want to add hash in my /etc/cntlm.conf instead of directly pasting the password. So I'm using sudo cntlm -H -c /etc/cntlm.conf command but it is leading to a prompt asking to enter ...
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Use sfk list against only current directory (do not descend tree) or provide max-depth

The sfk list command does not mention any equivalent of max-depth. I want to use sfk-list in just a single directory or even better with an equivalent of max-depth Any way to achieve this? ...
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How to manage file descriptors of a process on Linux?

I have an executable file, which is a black box for me. now I want to execute it in a protected mode that: Does not change any file on my system. Does not send any information to any other place. ...
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bash doesn't find “./file” altough file is in current directory

This tells me that there is a file called arm-uclinuxeabi-gcc in the current directory: manuel@manuel-VirtualBox:~/linux-cortexm-1.12.4/tools/arm-2010q1/bin$ ls -l total 16808 -rwxr-xr-x 1 manuel ...
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Screen: user session closed, why?

For a couple of years now have been relying on a bash script that invokes a java server process via screen; until last night it has run flawlessly, just ssh into remote server >> sudo screen >> invoke ...
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Possible to su and run both .bash_profile's?

I currently log into the boxes at work, then: su - <adm_user> My question is, is it possible to pass through to the su'd user, my bash profile and source the adm_user's bash profile?
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Ruby RuntimeError on launching terminal (Mac)

Whenever I open the terminal on Mac I get this error: /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/Current/usr/bin/ruby: invalid option --1 (-h will show valid options) (RuntimeError) ...
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Odd 7z Extracting Behavior

In short, I would like to use command-line 7z to extract an archive and recreate the directory structure of the archive. I know the function letter for this is "x" yet it does not seem to work for ...
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accessing remote web-pages from local computer

Suppose I can access my remote computer from the console putting (using OSX) ssh my_name@my_ip Suppose now I want to visit web pages of the remote computer, and this from my local only using the ...
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SImple server to run program and return result

I am attempting to create a minimal local listen server that takes an input request, pipes the input to a program and then returns the result of the command. What I have at the moment is the program ...
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Is it possible to reuse functions I defined in .bashrc from zsh?

I am using bash on my Mac and I spent a lot of time customising functions in there. One things stops me from adopting zsh fully on Mac: I am not that proficient in zsh so I am pretty sure I can ...
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Location of commands executed in past

With HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T ", history command shows the exact time of the execution of a command. Is there a way to find from which folder the command was executed?
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exclude files when uploading via ncftp / ncftpput

i found a well working solution for my server setup thanks to this Question: Syncronizing files over FTP Now I have only NcFTP available on my Webserver http://ncftp.com/ncftp/doc/ncftpput.html and ...
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SSH .bashrc Alias for `Clear` Command Twice

Sometimes it is helpful to call clear twice to add some padding so that scrolling up or down will allow us to look at the output of previous commands easier, e.g. I can segregate compiler output by ...
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If screen's C-a A command does not work, what internal state must be wrong?

In the Linux command screen, you can type C-a A to change the name of a window. Right now I am running a screen session with six windows. The first four have custom names - great. The last two I want ...
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Piped processes in upstart shell script continue running after stopping

I have an upstart script on my CentOS box that runs a shell script. The shell script runs a netcat command whose output is piped through a couple other commands and then ends up in a file. When I ...
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programmatically configuring osx loginwindow

I wonder if one can devise a tool for system administrators to programmatically configure that the login window doesn't show user accounts' full names, but short names instead? This used to be ...
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Highlight bash output in iTerm 2?

I've followed the instructions for installing Solarized on iTerm 2, on my new OSX Yosemite machine. It looks as though the background and basic colours are being applied, and $TERM produces ...
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Unable to run script, which emails me results, as super user. (returns: send-mail: 550 5.1.0 Not our Customer)

I have been trying to debug this for 2 days now, without success. This is the script I'm trying to run: #!/bin/bash emailaddress='my_username@gmail.com' output=`sudo rsync -av --delete ...
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Theme problems with vim and terminal

everyone. Trying to figure out a weird problem I'm having with VIM, that's probably just me being a complete novice with the program. I started using it today, and was told to use Vundle to manage ...
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How to make an application accessible for ISPConfig's shell user?

We are using ISPConfig to manage our VPS. We have created a domain with a shell user assigned to that domain. There is an application installed on the VPS that is called Drush (shell application for ...