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Play a .mov file in existing VLC media player window using command line

I'm trying to play a .mov file using VLC media player (2.1.4) command line, but I want it to join the existing VLC media player window each time. It seems like in older versions there was a ...
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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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How to append “*” to the start and end of command line parameter in CSH?

In CSH example, echo aaa can print out “aaa”; I need echo_test aaa print out “*aaa*”. While alias echo_test 'echo "*\\!**"' can only print out “*aaa”. Thanks!
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Using PSexec to launch PowerShell session as system with specific window attributes

I'm trying to launch a PowerShell session via PSexec with alternate colors and some window attributes. The reason why I would need to run PowerShell through PSExec is so that I can have a ready-made ...
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How to see a list of available filesystems that I can use for the mkfs command?

Simply I would like to create some FAT filesystem. I would like to know what kind of FAT filesystems are available and what are their names. How can I do this from the command line?
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What's the point in arp -g?

I typed arp into Windows CMD and it gave me the options as to what I can do with it. It gave me arp -a (then gave details) and then it showed arp -g which says 'same as -a' So what's the point of ...
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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 find out the command line arguments a launcher uses to launch an application? [duplicate]

There is an installed application(A) and there is a separately installed launcher application(L). This launcher application launches the application(A) and sets some command line arguments(parameters) ...
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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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Start Firefox update (nightly) without actually starting firefox [duplicate]

I'm running a nightly version of Firefox (aptly called "Nightly"), and there's a problem. Given this is a nightly release, one of the recent updates, pretty much make Firefox unusable - it'll crash ...
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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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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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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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Which is the preferred approach to pass command/script arguments to a log file?

Generally, I am wondering how I can pass the arguments from a terminal command to stdout. More specifically, I am using tar as part of my backup process and I would like the parameters (especially ...
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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 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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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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Using cURL command-line tool on Mac, What can I do to this script to ask it to fetch stock data which will replace commas with NO SPACES

Example: Google Outstanding Shares are 670,000,000 and this value is collected in a txt file from Yahoo Finance API via the below script. The issue is; that numbers WITH commas or spaces are a bloody ...
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How to pass a long list of files to a send-to command?

I have a batch script to perform a task on a list of input files. In order to call the script, I put a shortcut in the sent-to folder. Then I just select some files and select the script in the ...
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How to know if I have RAID configuration on my machine?

I was wondering if there is any Linux command I can use to check whether I have RAID setup on my machine? I know about cat /proc/mdstat but didn't show me anything meaningful. I just want to know if ...
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Use nbtstat to return list of host names in IP range?

In Windows 7 I'm using the command for /l %i in (1,1,254) do nbtstat -a xxx.xxx.xxx.%i to return host names based on a given IP range. But the output is so long and unfriendly. How could I improve ...
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CentOS: Can Top -u Display 2 or More Users?

Showing processes for 1 user is rather easy with Top: top -u someuser1 or by hitting u while top is running. Is there any way to make Top show processes specifically for 2 (or more) users? An example ...
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TextPad Command Line Argument: Open in Existing TextPad Instance

What are the command line arguments you can use for TextPad? I've searched for this but TextPad doesn't document this. We have an external application; when the user clicks a button our application ...
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Any way to obscure password in Windows EXE start-up argument?

There is a Windows GUI application (call it A from now on) that takes some password as its start-up argument. For example, C:\SomeProgram.exe /usr=homer /pwd=simpson There is an application (call ...
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H0w do I add a delay to the launch of an application via RocketDock Shortcut

I have a shortcut in Rocketdock that will trigger my screensaver using flipss. However, the screensaver starts right away and the dock won't auto-hide until the mouse is no longer hovering over it. ...
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tar command does not list content of tar package with -t option

I am trying to list the content of the tar archive with the following command tar -t "filename".tar But the shell works on this one forever without any output message. I did a research on this ...
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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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Nslookup command line with A record IP as sole output

I've found the following command to get your current public IP that works well from command line: nslookup myip.opendns.com resolver1.opendns.com I want to be able to run a command though that JUST ...
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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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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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SIMS.net CommandReporter.exe Error Running Report

I would like to run and save the output of a SIMS.net report using the CommandReporter.exe tool included with the package. I have tried running the following command: CommandReporter.exe ...
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Passing command-line arguments to a windows batch script

I need to create a windows batch script where I need to pass a few command-line arguments. These arguments may appear in in any order, but the script should pick them up properly based on the argument ...
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Missing arguments in SQL 2012 command line installation

I am new to SQL installation through command line. We are developing an application and using Installation Shield. I need to install SQL server on clients pc, so I am using command line silent ...
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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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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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Open source browser with command line option to check for errors retrieving the page?

I have a couple of TVs powered by Raspberry Pis - they have Raspbian installed and boot straight into Midori's full-screen mode. They display metrics and as such they should always be on and ...
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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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Shuffle file name arguments in zsh

Suppose the application can only open files via command line arguments, how would i go about randomizing a list of file names/paths to accomplish this? I thought this should be fairly easy but ...
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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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Bash: optionally passing arguments to a command

I'm trying to add arguments to a command call depend on another variable. Please look at the shell scripting code: curl \ $([ -z "${title}" ] || echo --data-urlencode title=${title}) \ ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...