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emacs term-mode redraws prompt when backspacing inside executables

I am reliant on emacs (version 24.4.1 on Debian) term and ansi-term modes. They normally work just like xTerm for me, but when running an interactive program that has a prompt (like the node.js prompt,...
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Can I reverse the stream direction of my terminal?

I'm not sure on how to word this question any other way but that's it. Is it possible to reverse the way your terminal prints text? For example if I type a command, I type it from the bottom of the ...
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Unable to rsync to another volume with Git Bash

I use git bash on a windows machine: version 2.7.2 (32-bit version) of Git for Windows built on 2016-02-23 available from https://git-scm.com. Within bash I can copy a directory from /c/ to /e/ (a ...
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How to start a systemd service after user login and stop it before user logout

I have a Fedora 23 Machine. I have a directory/file synchronizing bash script that synchronizes my local /home directory to a remote directory (in a NAS machine). I run it manually but I would like ...
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How can I pass content of Chrome internal page to a shell script?

I would like to be able to pass the content of this internal chrome page to a file "about:gpu" but I don't know how. All this with bash commands. I would appreciate your help
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Howto Emacs nyan-mode image in console

I have emacs’ nyan-mode working in my OS X desktop emacs (24.5). But I’d very much like to get that working in my console emacs. I’m using: Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (precise), in a Vagrant VM. (OSX) ...
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GNU screen is slow exiting

I've set up my .bashrc to automatically screen -DRA (even though it's a local session). screen works fine, except that if I run exit from the last window or otherwise close it from the client itself, ...
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How to open a local file with a query string appended to it in the default browser?

I want to do something like this from a shell script: $ open 'foo.html?foo=bar' Sadly that fails, as it looks for a file named foo.html?foo=bar instead of foo.html before opening the browser: The ...
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Problems with bash script, mysql inserts and launchd

I am developing a automated system, which consists of 3 parts: mysql, bash and launchd. Bash script takes folders of work related stuff, zips, archives and puts info about them into database that is ...
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How to mount SMB share from terminal using keychain?

I need to be able mount a SMB share from terminal, for MAC OS versions (10.7). Is there a way to use mount_smbfs with keychain so I don't get prompt the username/password or have to add it to the ...
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Grub: Legacy 'ask' parameter no longer supported

I'm trying to change the resolution on my base shell (the Ctrl+Alt+1) shell in Debian so that it supports my ViewSonic monitor. The shell appears really fuzzy when it is displayed on my lcd monitor, ...
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Cannot import colour presets into iTerm 2

Long time user of the standard terminal, short term user of iTerm 2. I've found a colour preset I want to use, however after importing them when I select them from Preferences > profiles > load ...
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Force Ubuntu user to use specific shell

After years of reading helpful questions/answers on superuser, today it's my turn. I'm playing around with "lshell", a linux shell written in python (lshell on github) which gives the opportunity to ...
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Setting up a watchfolder

I want to make a folder that I can put any video file into and have ffmpeg catch it and spit it out as an mp4 and remove the non-mp4 file. I have the following: for f in *.*; do ffmpeg -i input -c:...
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Bash script: change to a directory with special chars

I have a bash script that goes through my music collection and downloads missing covers. The problem I have is that I can't cd to some directories which has '&' '(' and other characters. The ...
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Windows gVim, shell starts in HOME instead of working directory

I've recently have gotten sick of constantly switching between Windows and Linux and installed gVim and MSYS2 on Windows 7. After a couple hours of searching I have a .vimrc that makes !command, make, ...
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Do iTunes backups store file modification times?

I have an iPhone. With a USB connection, I can use tools such as Macroplant iExplorer or Apple's Image Capture to transfer files from the iPhone to my computer. When I transfer files over USB, the ...
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HTTP server doesn't seem to support byte ranges. Cannot resume. homestead up

When I used the command "homestead up" it stopped working at 45% so I closed it and restarted my computer. Now when I try to run the command homestead up, my computer says resuming download then I get ...
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Typing “Ctrl+R” only lets me type a single character when I'm connected via SSH

I connect to my server via ssh (PuTTY). Type Ctrl+R at the console. Type a single character. I can cycle through the previous commands by pressing Ctrl+R more times. But if I type another character ...
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Enabling readline?

I have an .inputrc file set up on a system that doesn't seem to be respecting it. If I bind the file (as per this post) or try to load it with C-x C-r, nothing happens - I still do not get any of the ...
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Name a tab in iterm2, even with pane splits

I see there are solutions to name tabs in iterm2 when there is a single pane, but it doesn't work well with multiple panes/splits. So if I have two terminals open in a split under a tab, I would need ...
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Can one start shell from save file dialog

Using ubuntu. If one tries to print to a file, the save dialog opens. Is there a way one can execute the shell (or terminal) from the save file dialog file name entry box?
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bash Segfault by infinite recursion

I just noticed that the bash I'm using (4.2.25(1)) isn't protected against infinite function recursion. In such a case a Segfault happens (and the bash process terminates). To check this on your ...
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Pacmd dynamic range compression Ubuntu 14.04

I used the answer at the link below to successfully set Dynamic Range Compression on my Ubuntu media box running Ubuntu 14.04 (SteamOS session, so no Ubuntu desktop session available). Realtime sound ...
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Enter a Failed Docker Container with a Different Command

I have a fairly complicated docker container I'm attempting to build. As part of the build process I have I install Chef and have Chef install a number of cookbooks using Chef-Solo. I am having the ...
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How to enable windows-style cntrl+backspace in msysgit (git bash)?

I would like to configure my msysgit environment to use windows-style backspace shortcuts, i.e. cntrl+backspace deletes a word. I found this http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4094828/msysgit-bash-...
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Can't resume editor running as root

For years, when I have been working over an SSH connection, I will run sudo vi ... to edit a config file. If I need to do something on the command-line, I'll hit Ctrl+Z to suspend the editor, do ...
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Auto find file parameter in bash

I've been trying to construct a method for bash to auto complete a file argument. so when you type vi not[tab][tab] it auto completes to notes.md if it is within the history or path or gives a list of ...
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Cannot Stat Error When Copying From Android Phone to Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to move a video file from my phone to my harddrive via a script and am running into trouble with permissions. I am using the following command: sudo cp "/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=[usb:...
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Restore Launchpad DB from Backup using Bash/Terminal?

Context: I'm using an OSX shell script to update my settings system-wide after a fresh OS install. One snag I've ran into is restoring Launchpad. I have my launchpad DB backed up via GoogleDrive at: $...
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stdbuf not working while unbuffer does

I am trying to apply timestamps to stdout of a process. For the proper timestamps to be applied, I attempt to unbuffer stdout of the process. This works with unbuffer but not with stdbuf as I would ...
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How can I get bash to perform case insensitive tab-completion for my aliases and functions?

I have a alias like this: alias sshUntrusted='ssh -X -C -c blowfish-cbc,arcfour' when I type: $ sshun bash does not complete this alias I have put set completion-ignore-case on #ignore case ...
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Trying to bind <ESC> to keysequence “öö” in bash vi mode

I am trying to use the german umlaut "ö" in a sequence "öö" as a binding for ESC. Having the following in my .inputrc does the job with "jj" instead of "öö"; however, when changing "jj" to "öö", it ...
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SoX fails to concatenate *some* newly generated aiff files

I have a Python script that is using Mac OS X's built in speech synthesis API to create aiff files of some processed text via PyObjC/AppKit. Everything is working fine, but I can't get the aiff files ...
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rsync: large exclusion list adding 10 hours to sync

I have had an rsync backup script running on a Centos 6 box that has been syncing ~410gb of data from a local (LAN) server over a gigabit connection. This script runs hourly, and if there are no new ...
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ssh Prompts For Password After Account Unlocked - Despite ssh key?

Here's what happened: I set up ssh key so that user could ssh from A to B without a password. I got user's password wrong in some other context too many times, and user's account got locked out. (...
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File shows different size after copying to another directory

I used cp -rP <dir name> <new dir name> to copy the contents of a directory, including permissions etc from one dir to another. The odd thing is, either du is giving me some strange ...
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Why does this line appear every time I launch iTerm on my MacBook?

So I use iTerm on my MacBook Air and also my MacBook Pro. I've been playing around with .bashrc and .bash_profile and trying to come up with clever ways to configure things. At one point I decided I ...
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sudo: preserve non-std file descriptors

Long story short: why isn't this (simplified) sample working? root:# sudo -C 3 -u regular-user cat /dev/fd/3 3< /var/log/syslog cat: /dev/fd/3: No Such file or directory There is a file that ...
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Copy the output of the last command in Terminal.app

!! | pbcopy would also run the commands again and couldn't be used with interactive commands. This relies on the prompt always being $ : tell application "Terminal" to tell window 1 to history do ...
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Branch names not showing in Mercurial's tab completion

I have a development machine running mercurial 1.6.3. Tab completion in bash works great for completing commands, tags and branch names. I've set up a new machine with the same mercurial version (both ...
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Find windows program pid with its path

I want to kill a program with a windows bash script.I need to find the pid of a program with its path.we have three different directories with same program on a computer.We start all program all of ...
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Speedup zsh startup time

I'm on MacOS 10.11. When I open a new tab on Iterm2, it takes almost 2 second to have the prompt. So I guess I have something in .zshrc / .bash_profile / .bashrc that takes times to load. Here are ...
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Bash&TMUX - Continue after error

I want to write a bash script which opens new window in certain tmux session, runs another script in it and then closes. The problem is, if I launch two instances of the script, I want the script to ...
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How to use custom configuration file in combination with autostart script in Openbox?

I'm trying to use Openbox with an autostart script as well as a separate copy of "rc.xml" (this is to be able to have multiple configurations on the same computer, but that's not relevant). Let's say ...
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OS X: Trying to run an application in terminal and create an image of it

I am trying to run a program such as tload or slurm which graphs a system metric over time, and make its input into an image that has ANSI color support. The best I can think of is using ...
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rsync error - Unexpected remote arg: root@1.2.3.4:/*

I'm trying to migrate centos server to a new box with rsync and I run this command in the destination server: rsync -auHxv –numeric-ids –exclude=/etc/fstab –exclude=/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/* ...
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How correct this local mail-sender script?

I have a task, write a shell-script, that: - All e-mails, that received by the user specified by the first parameter, sends to the currently running system users; - If sender is online, ...
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Acer Aspire One - Console Opens on Boot "Unable to open Display ' :0.0'

My mother just gave me her Laptop (Acer Aspire One ZG5) and showed me the following: I tried to change the hostname, which should be a solution for this problem, but I've noticed that I havent got ...
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Purpose of function export in bash

If we take a look at the following example: # testing(){ echo hello;} # testing hello # echo $(testing) hello # echo testing >script # ./script ./script: line 1: testing: command not found # ...