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How do I start Chrome using a specified “user profile”?

I use the new built-in "Users" feature of Chrome to switch between Home/Work accounts easily. However, Chrome remembers the "last" user profile you had selected when launching new windows. This is a ...
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Passing optional parameters in a batch script

I'm trying to write my first batch script and trying to understand how to pass arguments. It's a very simple command which runs fine in cmd. Command: C:\Program Files\Foo> myexe -sd tempVar ...
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How to generate an OpenPGP Signed Message with GPG?

In RFC 4880, there is section 11.3 which specifies the different formats an OpenPGP Message block can have: 11.3. OpenPGP Messages An OpenPGP message is a packet or sequence of packets that ...
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How do I find out command line arguments of a running program?

I'm looking for a tool or method to find out what command line parameters have been passed to a program, for example when it was run by another program (launcher-application scenario).
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How to add command line arguments to command line arguments in Windows shortcut?

I know I can add a command line argument/option to a shortcut this way; for example: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" www.a.com So IE will connect to a.com when it starts up. What ...
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Execute local script requiring arguments on Linux via plink

Is it possible to execute (from windows) a local script with arguments on a remote linux system? Here's what I got: plink 1.2.3.4 -l root -pw mypassword -m hello.sh Is there a way to do this ...
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How to create a file which is named like a command line argument?

I was wondering how to make a file named as a flag, e.g., if I wanted to make a folder named -a, what commands would do the trick? I tried mkdir '-a', mkdir \-a, and neither worked. I'm on Ubuntu.
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Play mov file in existing vlc window using command line

I'm trying to play a mov file using vlc (2.1.4) command line, but I want it to join the existing vlc window each time. It seems like in older versions there was a command line option --one-instance ...
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WinRAR - Using rar.exe command line to extract all files in all archives in a folder then delete all the archives?

I want to use rar.exe via command line to extract all files in all archives in a folder then delete all the archives automatically if they extracted successfully? I tried -df and -dr to no avail. ...
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realpath (GNU coreutils 8.22) does resolve “.” symlink regardless of “-s”

I'm trying to use realpath in a script which has to ensure that it is located under a certain (possibly symlinked) path. Also the script has to be runnable from any location, so it cannot presume that ...
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less -S server.log (unix)

For a better understanding I prefer to read the logs with no wrap lines. In less I can get this with the -S option. The problem is that I can not select and copy rows that go beyond the right side ...
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What's Linux test -a command test for?

Please take a look at the following code, snap=snapshot.file touch snapshot.file-1 $ [ -a $snap-1 ] && echo yes yes What does the test -a command tests for here? I tried info ...
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Wildcard argument to cygwin utility

Command ls "myfolder" does its job, listing csv files inside the folder. Yet ls "myfolder/*.csv" -> No such file or directory because ls "myfolder/*" -> No such file or directory and ls ...
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How to run --args AFTER Google Chrome is already open

How do run --args after Google chrome is already open? open -a Google\ Chrome --args --"profile-directory"="Profile 1" ONLY works when Google chrome is not running and I would like to know how to ...
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Robocopy “modified”

Using robocopy on Windows 8 to automate backing up several different groups of files. It labels all of them as "MODIFIED" all the time though even if I just ran it and haven't touched the files. How ...
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Auto record stream in VLC

I need to record different http video streams. At this moment, I manually open the stream and push the little record button when the extra toolbar is activated. It creates a stream automatically in ...
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Passing Arguments to Hex on Windows Command Line

I want to pass arguments manually on the Windows command line consisting of hex values of the byte e.g. "\x41\x42\x43\x44" - a sequence of 4 bytes on the cmd.exe command line to a program. How do I ...
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Export image dimension to text?

I have an image called a.jpg. I use "feh - imlib2 based image viewer" to get the information about image dimension. The command I use is feh -l a.jpg And the result is NUM FORMAT WIDTH HEIGHT ...
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Passing two arguments to a command using pipes

Usually, we only need to pass one argument: echo abc | cat echo abc | cat some_file - echo abc | cat - some_file Is there a way to pass two arguments? Something like {echo abc , echo xyz} | cat ...
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How do I replace a numeric label in one text file with the corresponding alphabetic name in a second text file?

I have two text files. In the first text file, I have a phylogenetic tree written as a series of sets as follows: (1,(((((((((163,164, etc. In the second text file, I have the taxon names as ...
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taskmgr.exe called with an argument by Windows 7

So I noticed when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click Task-Manager, Windows calls taskmgr.exe /3 as command. Several websites claim the Task Manager has no command line arguments. Why does Windows ...
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How do I pass command line arguments to Dock items?

I'm attempting to follow the instructions for pinning startup tabs in Chrome. On OS X how do I add command line arguments to items that persist in my dock?
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Recursive folder rename through command line

I have 500000 plus files in over 3000 directories and need to rename all folders called PHOTOS to Photos. I also need to Rename any Folders call Photos blah blah blah to be called just Photos. It ...
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Opening Folder Options window in Windows from the command prompt

If I need to open the Control Panel through the command prompt, it is enough to type control I need to open the Folder Options window through typing some command through the command prompt. Any ...
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Network Permissions, Traversing Folders, Command Line

I am trying to delete a text file from my command line in a directory that exists in a Failover cluster in a Windows 2008 R2 server, to which I am connected over my corporate network. I have all ...
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How would I know possible combinations of parameters an exe file ran via cmd can take? [duplicate]

You can run some exe files from cmd.exe providing arguments. example P:\foo\boo “” user pass P:\system\ company foo –P boo Is there any way to actually find out what parameters an exe can take? ...
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Unzipping files using winzip in command prompt

I am trying to unzip the files from an archive called wz_test at the command prompt, using the following command: wzunzip -d c:\wz_test.zip c:\new I am not able to unzip because it's saying that ...
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What about this Forfiles command syntax is wrong?

I was attempting to issue the following FORFILES command, and I recieved an error that distressed me (listed after the command). C:\Windows\system32>FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages ...
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Windows Command Prompt /k with history

I have created a shortcut which launches cmd.exe with a specific working folder and runs a program using the /k switch C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k eac3to.exe e: This works as expected however ...
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How to take command line parameters from a file

I've got a file each line of which contains an URL. All those urls one by one need to be passed as a command line parameter to a certain program. How to do this?
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use FFMpeg to send BMPs to stdout

I see lots of examples using FFMpeg to make a video file from a set of images. I can also see how to do the opposite if I want individual files. However, I want the images to be pushed to stdout. This ...
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Command line 7Zip to extract file by specified result path

Is it possible to make 7Zip extract one file by name from archive to specified full path (including new filename)? I've found only: 7zip e <archive> -o<resultDirectory> <filemask> ...
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Command line 7Zip to create archive without extension

If I specify full extensionless result path 7zip adds one corresponding to the type of created archive. How can I make it name the result file exactly as I have specified in command line argument?
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What is the equivalent to --help or man page in Windows?

If I want to know what my options are for a Linux program then I'll do man program or program --help to find out. How do you do that on Windows? I was reading about how to run a screensaver from the ...
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Command line usage for Chrome

Right now I have a command on Windows that invokes chrome.exe with a local (on disk) .html file as argument. The resulting behaviour is: Chrome opens a new tab with that page. What I want is: if ...
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Firefox command line arguments

Where can I find a reference document with all Firefox command line arguments? I would like to know if there is any equivalent of Chrome --incognito, --new-window, --allow-file-access-from-files and ...
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Passing Command Line Arguments to EXE

I am using the java jar utility which does not supoort extracting to specific directories via command line argument. Therefore, I need to cd into the folder I want the extracted jar files to go ...
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passing on command line options in bash

I have a question. I have a script, a kind of long script written in bash aprox. 370 lines. That has several functions and in those functions the user has to enter information which is then stored in ...
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Understanding an application's cmd arguments

I'm testing out an application and its sourcecode gives no clues as to the actual syntax other than the help output. I have tried many combinations trying to get it to work, and it keeps outputting ...
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Unable to delete a file, shows path not found error

Due to some malware attack a file named com7.ini.asp got created in my folder and it is hidden when I browse it through Windows. I tried the following: I gave the whole path in the address bar and ...
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Linux: How to pass a file content as an argument to a command?

this is the content of the packageList file: base-files busybox dnsmasq dropbear firewall hotplug2 iptables iptables-mod-conntrack-extra iptables-mod-filter iptables-mod-ipopt iw jshn kernel kmod-ath ...
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Embedded command line in documents to program the monitor (primary or secondary) onwhich the doc should display

Acrobat designer XI I would like to display a page with text on the primary monitor and display schemes and photo's related to this main text on a secondary monitor. I would like to program the page ...
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why do *NIX commands have such “insane” (counterintuitive) defaults (philosophical pondering)? [closed]

Why do most *NIX commands my (experience is Linux mostly and rare encounter with FreeBDS) have such "insane" (unintuitive) default, behaviours, i.e. VERY different from what the "equivalent" GUI ...
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Adding a complicated launcher to the “Open With” list in Ubuntu

I have a complicated shortcut/launcher that I would like to put in the Open With list. The shortcut uses the command screen -d -m bash -c "screen;source /home/me/intel/bin/compilervars.sh ...
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List files with path using Windows command line

My folder structure in a drive is like this (in Windows): Folder 1 Fd1 Fd2 Fd3 Fd4 Fd5 Folder 2 Fd1 Fd2 Fd3 Fd4 Fd5 This arrangement continues for 100s of folders. Inside Fd1 of each ...
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Unable to get ls to recognise LS_OPTIONS or LS_COLORS?

Trying to get --color=auto as the default ls argument. $ ls --version ls (GNU coreutils) 8.21 … $ echo $LS_COLORS ...
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How to get the command line of a running application?

If I've got a program open, for example notepad this.txt, how can I get the full command line of this application including the arguments which was used to launch the program? Ideally, I'd like a way ...
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How to start a program with command line arguments on Windows' cmd with 'start' command?

I need to start a program (virtual machine) in the background with a start command on Windows' 7 command line. Normally you owuld do this like that : start /b cmd yourprogram But I need to pass ...
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Command line argument for running as another user on Windows?

Under windows .msi installer, if you specify a custom action to be run at an application's installation time, it will get run under the "SYSTEM" user. Can I trick it by passing a command line ...
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How to change installation directory path with command line of NSIS installer of new VLC player?

I want to silently install NSIS in D:\VLC. I can do that with old VLC version i.e. VLC 1.1.9. But I cannot do the same for VLC 2.0.5. Here is the command line I am using vlc-1.1.9-win32.exe ...