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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 ...
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How to add command line options to shortcut?

How can I add command line options to an executable in a shortcut in Windows XP? For example in the shortcut properties in target I have: "c:\path\to\exe\pogram.exe" I want to add some options: "...
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pkzip and smeltwater - is my memory wrong?

Circa 1994 I remember someone telling me with glee that an easy way to remember a certain set of command-line arguments for pkzip was to arrange them so that they spelt out smeltwater, or something ...