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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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%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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Internet Explorer 8 suspended and debug command line options

I have Internet Explorer 8 set as my default browser and whenever I start my web application in Visual Studio 2010 with debugging it starts Internet Explorer 8 with the following command line ...
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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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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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Unix tools: what if a file is named minus something?

I'm always wondering: most GNU/Unix tools take options in the form "minus something", sometimes followed by an argument. What if you got a file named minus something? $ ls -f $ rm -f $ ls -f $ mv -f ...
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Python script takes string args with './[];' — Tell terminal to process as literal input?

My script takes a key as its third argument, and it can have any kind of input...including characters that bash complains about. I'd really like to use this one-off script right from the terminal, ...