A command-line interface (or CLI) is a method of interacting with your OS or software by typing commands on your keyboard.

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Recursive search occurs instead of last command when using up arrow.

I'm using an internal product "shell" based on spring shell. When I press the up arrow to get my last command, instead I get (reverse-i-search)`': Retrieving the last command works for all my ...
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How do I extract files from one tarball to another tarball in one step?

I have some fairly large tarball archives, from which I need to extract some files. I will later repack those files to transfer them to another server. Currently that is a two (multi) step process for ...
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Disappearing characters between youtube-dl, ffmpeg, and cmd

so what happens is that if the video title has a symbol that isn't supported by your current locale then ffmpeg won't be able to get to that file properly. Here's one example ►2 HOURS BEST MELODIC ...
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How to perform this Windows 7 permissions change on many files via GUI or command line

After using my external hard drive on another Windows 7 computer to tweak photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery then upload them to Facebook I found the modified images were now not visible on the ...
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Dtrace shows posix_spawn called with only 3 argument. Trying to launch by hand

I ran dtruss on a process that launches another one: the League of Legends Launcher starts the main game process with certain arguments that I can't seem to pass via the command line. What caught my ...
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Play two files in VLC dummy and give sout parameters to both of them

I want to add multiple files to VLC's web interface. And the commands below do exactly that. Two files are added to the VLC's web interface's playlist. But as you can see, that's not all I wanted - ...
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Is it possible to pause/rewind in VLC's dummy interface?

I got it working what I initially wanted. I have a desktop computer, which I use as a "streaming server". I send all the VLC streaming commands to it, and my desktop computer sends the video to the ...
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How can I feed a file into a program that reads stdin (on Windows command line)?

I have a program P that processes stdin. How can I feed a file into this program from the windows command line? P < filename does not work. filename | P filename > P does not work either. ...
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Batch window's colors are screwd up by Node.js and related commandline services

I run node.js from a batch file and whenever some command that has colorful output it screws up my batch window's default colors. ^ Here it's debug that does it, but any command that has colored ...
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How can I quit Firefox via command line in Windows without forcing it?

I want to quit Firefox from the command line, without "forcing" it. I just want to cause the same as clicking Quit in the menu in Firefox would. Seems I need to call "goQuitApplication" somehow, ...
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Windows command line - accessing of remote windows server folder

I am logged in a Windows 7 and was trying to access the shared folder located in a Windows server 2008. I can successfully map the network drive with the URL: \\\ServerName\DavWWWRoot\Shared ...
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Converting file to PCM using SoX

I am using SoX. A-Law, 8000 Hz, 64 Kbps, mono Is the format I need What I tried: input -c 1 -r 8000 output It is not working for me, please advise. I get the file output, it's just not ...
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Windows7 command: set http_proxy and bypass

I am sitting behind a company proxy. To start vagrant i had to use set HTTP_proxy=http://http-proxy.example.org:9999 i tryed using netsh winhttp but that didn't work. So now my command line uses ...
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Creating multiple screens in a for loop to run parellel programs and sending commands to each

Before flagging this questions as redundant, i have read and tried every answer to similar questions with no success I have this loop where it traverses a directory structure, and runs a program ...
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Associantion of a jpg by command line fails

I'm trying to associate files by command line. I could associate .rar file by this command assoc .rar=rarfile ftype rarfile=%USERPROFILE%\Dropbox\bin\WinRAR\UnRAR.exe x -ad "%1" But it fails with ...
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How to bind a command line to a user logging out in XP?

I have access to a central kiosk at work (windows XP). I installed Dropbox on the computer, but it hangs and must be force closed whenever a user logs out or I try to shut the system down. Since I ...
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du on Mac OS 10.9 gives two different answers for the same directory

If I run du on my iMovie Library.imovielibrary I can get two different results depending on how I run du. However, I believe both of these should result in the same value. Behold: davids-imac:Movies ...
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Nested environment variable does not expanded

I can't explain the below strange issue. I have two system variables: PYTHONHOME = D:\Tools\ISDC_Tools\Scripting\Python.2.7 PYTHONPATH = %PYTHONHOME%;%PYTHONHOME%\Lib After creating a new cmd ...
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Is it possible to modify (or create) an scheduled task in Windows command-line to disable “Stop task if it runs longer than”?

I wanna change this option via command line using schtasks (or whatever), but the docs seems not to have an option for it: Stop task if it runs longer than only the GUI seems to allow it: I ...
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Robocopy; How to copying missing files to a different location from original copy?

I am using Robocopy to transfer around 1 tb worth of files from an external drive to a virtual Windows Server 2008 machine hosted on an ESXi 5.1 VMWare server using USB pass-through. I used the ...
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tail a file without wrapping the lines on a mac

I want to tail -f a file that may contain very long lines. I would also like to see one line per screen line and scroll to the side if necessary, much like Vim's zL and zH, so no line wrapping, Is ...
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How to list all apache modules in windows command line? ( WAMP installed )

I have WAMP installed and I would like to list all Apache modules using this command: httpd.exe -l but when I hit enter, list of modules ( as far as I could read ) appears and disappears quickly ( ...
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What is the command line to start a gadget in Windows 7?

I need to make sure that some Windows 7 gadget is running at a specific time of day (10am) for an user. Surely, I can start it once and let it run forever, but the user may accidentally or ...
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VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0'

I'm trying to make a partition .vmdk file for Virtual Box. Basically I want to boot my bootcamp partition box up in Virtual Box. But I get the following error when I try to make the .vmdk file ...
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Checking if a user account is locked on another domain controller

I'm trying to see if a user account has been locked out, using the command line. I thought that I could do this with the net command, but when I run the command NET USER username /domain it ...
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Getmail: Can it remove deleted messages?

I understand that getmail can download messages via IMAP. But what about deleted messages? Can I set up getmail to remove deleted messages also from the local disk? Background: I’m looking for a ...
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How to split MIDI file on Linux in command line?

Expecting something like split_midi input.mid --from 1:00 --to 2:45 -o output.mid It whould be good if the tool also allow joining, changing volume, filtering tracks and transposing the MIDI.
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Dropbox in a networked shared home folder environment

I've got access to a cluster of servers, and my home directory appears on all of them (as it's on a networked drive). I installed the CLI version of Dropbox on one of them, and when I make changes to ...
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Using the thunderbird command-line, how can I open a specific email by message-id?

Thunderbird 24.2.0 has a -mail command-line parameter, with which a specific mail can be opened from the command line: $ thunderbird --help -mail <URL> Open the message specified by this ...
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How to hide error dialog box in 7zip?

I am using "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7zG.exe" -y x -pmypassword "D:\Myfile.rar" -o"D:\Extracted Files\" for extracting a file encrypted with password. Now if 'mypassword' is not the correct password ...
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How to use an image as title using MLT/melt video editing tool?

I'm just beginning to use the MLT/melt command-line tool to edit some pretty simple videos. I found how to join several video clips, how to set a fade transition between the different clips, the only ...
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tfs Source Control Explorer>File>Advanced>unlock disabled

I'm sure I have given all the rights to my account and I'm the Project & Build Administrator for my project. All our work machines have recently been formatted, and VS2012 has been installed ...
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Why can I remove certain files in Cygwin but not Command Prompt?

I have a folder that contains files I have compiled in .NET (however this question could easily apply to a non-programmer's folder too, e.g. containing word documents or whatever.) When I try to ...
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Can someone compare and contrast Linux “ln -s” and Windows “mklink \J”

I am very familiar with command line commands in linux, and how symlinks(ln -s) work. I am trying to duplicate this feature in windows. Specifically I would like to convert my downloads folder that is ...
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How to autorun a command in tab and how to open multiple tabs in split screen in Conemu?

My OS is windows 8.1 (64bit) and ConEmu version is 131225. This is my task group and it opens 3 tabs on startup as I want. >""E:\RailsInstaller\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i" ...
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Windows batch “rmdir /s /q” empty a folder but it is still there (but 0KB) and can't access

I use Windows 7 x64. I have a svn checkout Working folder, say "Working". When I use a batch file or just open CMD, I did del "%currPath%\Working" /s /f /q rmdir "%currPath%\Working" /s /q The ...
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In-path executables not found when called from “Open command window here” console

I uses several CLI tools such as curl, ipcalc, perl, php, wget, etc. When opening a command prompt either via the Start menu or "Run..." > cmd I can invoke theses tools just by giving their name: ...
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where is homegroup password saved?

I was wondering where Windows saves the password of homegroups? I usually connect or create several homegroups in many networks and every time I want to connect to one of these homegroups, windows ...
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Using imagemagick or gifsicle to output GIF with specific filesize?

I have been following this online guide to convert a small video clip into image frames, then combine them together into a single animated GIF. The problem I'm having is that each GIF tends to be ...
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How do I expand a multipart CAB in cmd?

I have successfully created a multi part CAB file using makecab and a ddf file: .OPTION EXPLICIT .Set CabinetNameTemplate=package.* .set DiskDirectoryTemplate=Disk .Set MaxDiskSize=10485760 ; 10 MB ...
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Launch Minecraft 1.7.2 From Batch File and change Username

Near the start of the year I made a series of little batch scripts allowing people to run minecraft off of their usbs and not leave anything on the computer (symlink from %appdata%/.minecraft to ...
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Update prompt on window change in tmux

Windows in tmux can easily become out of sync. For example, in both windows I might have: ~/dir git:(master *) $ The * indicates changes. Then I run git commit in one window, or change to another ...
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mv command says “No such file or directory”

I am attempting to rename a directory on an external hard drive on Mac OS X. When I tried in the finder I got an error that says, "An unexpected error occurred (error code -43)." -- so I thought I may ...
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How can I modify the BAT file in this post so it will randomly select 1 background contained in a folder containing multiple backgrounds?

Is there a way to modify the bat file from this post here: How do I set the desktop background on Windows from a script? so that it will randomly select 1 background image from a folder containing ...
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Can I nest a command string within another command string?

Whenever I run the following command in an elevated command prompt, I get the 0x80070005 Access Denied error code. I'm assuming it's a permissions error for the child shell. I'm running the command in ...
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Why does starting a process in the background prevent me from recalling previous commands in the command prompt?

I'm running asynchronous command prompt commands in cmd on Windows 7 64-bit and for some reason it effects my ability to recall previous commands just after I run them; for example: I might run ...
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How can I use bitcoind from the command line on OS X

Apparently bitcoind should be bundled with Bitcoin-QT which I have installed, but I can't find it?
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How to make compact.exe to compress only folders, but not files?

I have a large and complex nested folder structure on disk. Say, Folder1 <many files> Subfolder1 <many files> Subfolder2 <many files> ... SubfolderNNN Compressing all ...
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URI Scheme, launch program in its directory

I have registered URI scheme for my app. When I open it with "Run.." or in browser, it runs in hosted directory. For ex. Ive opened url in webpage, program's working dir is in browser. What I want? I ...
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Vagrant won't let me access Virtual Box's Guest window

I am a big Linux and Vagrant newbie, so please excuse my inexperience. So, I have a Slackware vagrant box. When I edit the Vagrantfile with this code: config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |v| v.gui ...