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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 ...
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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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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 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 would do this like that: start /b cmd yourprogram But I need to pass some ...
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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, ...
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How to preserve white space in Bash arguments

I use the command: cm1 cm2 arg1 arg2 'argument 3' It first goes to cm1, which will then redirect arg1 arg2 'argument 3' to another file. /usr/bin/cm1: #! /bin/bash # some script here shift cm2 $@ ...
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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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Linux command line argument variations

New to Linux and have a few questions about command line arguments: Let's say there a command-line tool called widget that takes an argument called fizz. I've seen all different types of arguments: ...
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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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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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How can I use two parameters at once with xargs?

I need to convert videos but I don't know where are they, so I need to find them. How can I give the result and an output file name to ffmpeg with xargs ? I already find out that I can construct the ...
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How to pass a super long argument in the terminal?

I wrote a python programme, that accept I pass an argument inside it. But when I pass a very very long, it automatically shorten my argument. How can I fix it? Thanks.
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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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Finding Command-Line Arguments of Programs

I know that unix has man pages, but is there a place I can look to discover command-line arguments of programs? Going to command prompt and typing notepad /? doesn't give anything.
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Passing arguments to shortcuts through start+run?

I've been making shortcuts to thing I use often so I don't have a cluttered taskbar. I have shortcuts for games, thunderbird, etc, and just type winkey+r tb for thunderbird or winkey+r wa x^2+2x+3 dx ...
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Pass an option syntax string as filename

I somehow got a file named --no-recursion in a directory. How can I get cat to show what it contains? Not like this, since the argument gets interpreted as an option: root@nagini [/home/lalilulelo]# ...
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How to pass multiple commandline arguments to a script?

I have a command line script that takes images as arguments. I got it working with one argument but fail to figure out how to pass in multiple.
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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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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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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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Launch VIM and show, or hide, row numbers

Background Control whether row numbers are displayed after vim starts (in a non-interactive mode). Problem A shell script contains the following code: echo Converting $1 to $1.html... NUMBERS="-c ...
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What is the significance of the /admin switch in mstsc.exe?

What benefits/risks does the /admin switch for mstsc.exe confer? How is this different from logging in with an Administrator account, without the switch?
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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 can I tell Emacs TRAMP to use specific arguments to ssh?

I'm trying to set up my Emacs TRAMP to access remote files via ssh, and I would like to add some additional arguments to the ssh command that tramp uses for connecting. Is there a way to do this? I ...
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How can I get a specific argument from a previous command in bash?

In bash, you can use !* to get all the arguments from the previous command. As an example, if you did cp /some/path /some/other/path and then did mv !*, the second command would be expanded to mv ...
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Once-off run a program with command line options from shortcut

Is there any program that will let me run a shortcut, but add additional arguments to the command line? Ideally, I would like this as an option in the right click menu.
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Passing Command Line Args to `open` on Mac

I am using the open command from the Terminal to open an app bundle and would like to pass a command line argument through to the underlying executable. Is this possible with the open command? The ...
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Why are there short and long alternatives for command line options?

Most unixoid commands feature short and long alternatives for command line options, like ls -a and ls --all, or ls -A and ls --almost-all. Why do those two ways exist? One is shorter to type, the ...