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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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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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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 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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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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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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GnuPG: how add user ID as single command without having to use Key Edit menu

Is there a command that can be given to GnuPG: to add user ID without having to go through the Key Edit menu. We need to be able to add and delete User IDs from inside a Python program. It would be ...
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How to pass a terminal command as an argument to another command

I want to run this command: ls -arth Test*log | tail -1 ... and pass its output as an argument to: open /Applications/Utilities/Console.app <previous output> I would like to do this all in ...
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Open PDF to a certain page?

I need a batch file command to open a pdf with the Acrobat Reader on a certain page. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" <PageNumber> <DocumentName> Thanks.
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Opening PowerShell at the current working directory from the registry

This question is prompted by a problem I faced while writing this answer. I am invoking PowerShell like this from the registry: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe -NoExit ...
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How can I disable accelerated compositing in Chrome without relying on a shortcut or .bat? [duplicate]

I'm using BBLean as an Explorer replacement to save myself a little screen space (among other things), but it's a bit finicky with Google Chrome, breaking page rendering in most situations. After some ...
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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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robocopy with DCOPY:T does not work

I am using Windows 7. The robocopy switch DCOPY:T can be used (I mean there is no parameter error) in the command robocopy C:\TEST F:\test /E /MIR /COPYALL /DCOPY:T However, folder timestamps are ...
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How to make exiftool not to change file's date and time

How to make exiftool not to change the date and time of the affected files? I mean not the date and time written in EXIF, I mean the date and time of the file itself.
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When is it necessary to quote a command line argument? [closed]

When is it necessary to quote a command line argument?
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How to escape the arguments correctly when calling cygwin bash -c?

I am trying to call the scanimage command (from the SANE tool) from inside cygwin though I think that my problem is one of general escaping so maybe what I am calling doesn't matter. Anyway... The ...
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(How) can I change the time until the screensaver kicks in from the command line?

As the title asks (Windows 7). (How) can I change the time until the screensaver kicks in from the command line? Is it even possible? Normally I am happy with a 5 minute setting, but occasionally I ...
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starting a process to run from command line [duplicate]

I'm trying to make "streamripper32" start on a schedule using Windows Task Manager. I am able to get the application to start but not able to get it to start running. I've tried every argument ...
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matching start of the line in cygwin regexp

I apply sed 's/^ bug*/__/' to ref bug bug ref and get ref __ __ ref The same is responded for perl, perl -ni -e 's/^ bug/__/; print'. Sample file can be downloaded ...
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%1 in registry not being expanded in Windows 8

I have made a tool that adds some things to the context menu when right clicking a directory, inside the 'empty space' of a directory, or a drive. I have used this extensively in Windows XP, Vista, ...
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Change attributes of all symlink targets in a directory

How to change attributes of all symlink targets inside a directory ? /usr/bin/find /mydir -type l | xargs /bin/readlink | /usr/bin/chattr +s piping three commands wont works. Thanks.
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Using find, xargs, etc. to output similarly named files

I have a folder full of HTML files: 001.htm 002.htm 003.htm … I want to run Pandoc on them to convert them to similarly named Markdown files: 001.md 002.md 003.md This command works on one of ...
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7zip command line options for more information when synchronizing

In the 7zip command line options, is there some argument that can make 7z output the files ignored/deleted from the archive too? (files ignored by the option -uq0) Example call: "C:\Program ...
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Delete a character from an argument passed to a batch file

Suppose in a batch file, say receive.bat, is called with some arguments. Now receive.bat executes and it needs to process these arguments. Sometimes (but not always), an argument will end with a ...
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Pass a path with space to a batch file as a parameter

In first.bat, I use var5=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\bin\x86_amd64\ CALL scripts\vc64.bat %var5% And in scripts\vc64.bat, I use SET var6=%1vcvarsx86_amd64.bat CALL ...
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Differences in bash scripts between $@ and $*

Which are the differences between $@ and $* ? For example I see no differences here: #! /bin/bash echo with star: $* echo with at sign: $@
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Shortcuts with command line arguments blocked with IE error - These files can't be opened

My local shortcuts (.lnk files) do not execute if the shortcut has any command-line arguments On freshly-installed 64-Bit Windows 8 Shortcut worked fine on Windows 7 32-Bit It depends where the ...
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Is it possible to catch the arguments of a program?

I wwant to catch the command-line arguments of a program I use, so when I start test.exe with arguments -debug and -console I can see this arguments even if I don´t have the source code of the ...
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How to capture command line parameters for new processes? [duplicate]

I'm trying to capture the video conversion parameters passed onto the codecs in MediaCoder to learn how codecs pass streams onto other codecs. Is there a program that captures the command-line ...
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Chrome: How to refresh tab if open, otherwise open new tab?

I'm opening a .pdf file from the command line in Chrome (Windows 7 64 bit). Every time the pdf file changes open the pdf to view it, but I don't want Chrome to open it in a new tab every time. Is ...
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How to open multiple tabs in IE8 from the command prompt?

What command line options can I use for opening multiple tabs in IE 8 from the command prompt or a .bat file? I've tried the URLs separated by "", commas, <> and |, but nothing has worked.
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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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MacOS Start FireFox via CommandLine in 32 bit

Firefox can be startet via Commandline How can I run an application with command line arguments in Mac OS Is there an argument to make it start in 32 bit ? I know i could select it via finder, but ...
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stat command in Mac OS X

I'm trying to get a formatted time output using a such command in Mac OS X 10.7.5 (in the Terminal app): stat -f "%m" -t "%Y" "myfilename.jpg" However, it still gives me a unixtime, not the ...
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Passing multiple sets of arguments to a command

instances contains several whitespace separated strings, as does snapshots. I want to run the command below, with each instance-snapshot pair. ec2-attach-volume --instance $instances --device ...
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Why do many CLI apps take a “--” argument?

I've seen many command line tools that take a "--" argument. For example: gem install mysql -- —–with-mysql-config=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config What does it stand for? Does it have a special ...
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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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Command-line option to compare 2 images in FastStone Image Viewer

I find FastStone Image Viewer a useful freeware to compare 2 images side by side, by selecting the images (by holding down Ctrl and clicking) in its Browser view, then pressing P. Is there a ...
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How do I set an alias for a search command that takes two arguments

I have a shell command which find files that contain 2 strings together: $ grep -rl JFL . 2>/de/null | while read n; do grep -l 20120907 "$n"; done The strings above are JFL and 20120907 Now I ...
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Can I add arguments to a program in windows without using a shortcut?

Is it possible to add arguments to a file without creating a shortcut to it in windows? Specifically windows XP, Vista, and 7? If so, how would you do it? I'm not talking about using a batch file, or ...
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How to pass a filename by drag-and-drop to a shortcut in Windows

I have a program program.exe and a document document.txt, and to open the document, I can drag document.txt onto program.exe. So far so good. Now I want to call it with a command-line parameter -param ...
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Grouping shortcuts with different parameters in Windows 7 Taskbar

I have created many different windows shortcuts for pgAdmin.exe with the target database given as a command line argument. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\pgAdmin III\1.14\pgadmin3.exe" /s ...
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My Windows 7 shortcut with arguments keep getting changed

I have a shortcut to chrome on my desktop with a parameter: Target: C:\Users\Eyal\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --allow-file-access-from-files Every few days (I can't figure ...
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How to set launch options for programs on OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I pass command line arguments to Dock items? On a Windows PC, if I need to provide any launch options to an application (say, Chrome browser), I can do that by ...
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Extracting last command-line parameter of batch file

I have to modify a batch file (written by a former employee) that uses a for %%f in (%*) do ( ... ) loop to operate on each command-line parameter. The new requirement is that a directory name will be ...
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How to launch a command-line application without having to type the command?

I'm trying to write a python script that will launch alsamixer. alsamixer is a command-line application, that you typically launch by: Opening up a Terminal. Typing alsamixer. I'm trying to make ...
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How do you open mailx to read old mail when you have no new mail and view a list of old emails?

If you type mailx at the command line when you have new mail, it nicely shows you headers of your new mail and leaves you at a ? prompt where you can do mail commands. But if you don't have new mail ...
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How to Retrieve Command Line Arguments

How can I view what command line arguments are passed to a running process on Mac OS X?
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How to pass command line arguments in Mac Application

I have created a Command line tool application ( Xocde --> New App --> Command line tool) and it's running without any problems. Now i want to run it through terminal and pass some command line ...
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Linux “top -c” to show full command

What parameter can help me to display the full command using top -c? For example, I have one of the oupput from top -c 5073 mysql 20 0 298m 12m 4668 S 0 0.0 29:27.46 /usr/sbin/mysqld ...