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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How to remove all the parts of a split RAR archive file using command line?

I’m generally use a Debian based Linux distribution of some sort; either Debian 7.8 or Linux Mint 17. I have a split RAR file like this: filename.rar filename.r01 filename.r02 filename.r03 etc ... ...
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passing value from powershell script to cmd script

I want to pass value “200001” from the PowerShell to cmd script “1%” The cmd script used by multiple powershell scripts, and each PowerShell script has its own value. PS script: function ...
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How to block all traffic but one IP in windows firewall using command line

I have a project and for it I need to only allow connections in from a certain subnet, everything else must be dropped. The catch is that its all going to be automated, no user interaction, there for ...
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Adding keyboard shortcuts for command prompt on Windows 7

For command prompt I'd like to add keyboard shortcuts, that I cannot find in the properties or default windows. The keyboard shortcuts I have in mind are: Ctrl+A for select all Ctrl+C for copy ...
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No available formula for “pdfunite” in Homebrew?

I am on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and I am new to Bash. I am trying to install pdfunite. I installed Homebrew and ran the following command: brew install pdfunite And I received Error: No ...
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How does windows decide which executable to run

I have several places on my computer that have executables, and they are all added to the PATH. Occasionally, there are cases where I have multiple executables with the same name that either have ...
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Suppress output of nslookup command in batch file

Trying to cleanup my batch file... Having problems with the following command still printing out some info: FOR /F "tokens=2" %%a in ('nslookup myip.opendns.com resolver1.opendns.com') do (set ...
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How to write decisions on batch files?

I use batch files a lot to make my computer do things for me. But mostly i make it do things that I've already decided. Like opening my hidden file if I'm alone, or start playing a specific playlist. ...
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Dropbox CLI syncing issues

I have (only) SSH access to a remote server, on which I installed Dropbox and the CLI as per these instructions: ...
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Is there a command in which we can see list of shared directories and with whom they are shared for windows 7?

Is there a command in which we can see list of shared directories and with whom they are shared for Windows 7? I have tried the below commands: net share wmic share get caption,name,path But I ...
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Always run a program as root without typing sudo on RHLE?

I have a program called 'myprogram'. I want to be able to type, from the cmd line: >$ myprogram and have it automatically run as root. As in I want the above command to be translated to, >$ ...
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Manipulate text file from the command line?

With this command dir "directory" / s / b> c: \ file.txt I save all files in a given directory to a text file that formatting C:\Full Name But how to list files with the same extension (.wav) ...
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Windows Command line get disk space in GB

I'm trying to create a batch file to pull the total size and free space of the C:\ drive of servers (locally run script). I also need the output to be easily readable, so bytes is not going to work, ...
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scp sometimes adds a '-f' flag to my command

When using SCP to copy from a remote host to local (eg: scp -v foo-host:/source/path dest ) I look at the verbose output and notice this is the command sent over SSH: debug1: Sending command: scp -v ...
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How to change the color of the default title in iTerm2

Every time I execute a command, it's difficult for me to find where is the start point of the results comes from my last command. So I want to make the default line "Arthur-Mac-mini..." change color, ...
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How do I download/copy 15,000 folders from an FTP server to local machine on Windows?

I want to download around 15,000 folders not files from an FTP server to my remote drive. I have FTP software but it’s time consuming to do a batch transfer with it. So I am looking for a command ...
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Delete All Files Older Than Specified Time Within A Directory (Ubuntu)

I have a bunch of files in a directory with all different names and I want to delete all that are older than a specified time. Example: File1 File2 File3 File1 was made Mar 31 08:00 File2 was made ...
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How to include a call to ncat to a bash script?

I need to flush a memcached instance from a bash script, I found the following command which do the job: echo 'flush_all' | ncat localhost 11211 But my problem is that the script doesn't continue ...
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Change Powershell Execution Policy silently from Batch script

I would like some help on setting a registry value for powershell. The path is [hkey_local_machine\system32\windows\microsoft\powershell\1\shellids\microsoft.powershell] ...
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Strange Command prompt functions

One of our users noted that on startup, their PC automatically opened a command prompt. Thinking nothing of it, they left it open and went about their business. After a short while, they came back to ...
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Swftools “Swfstrings” how to get the position of the string to extract

I'm currently trying to find the value of a "string" which is in a "actionscript" of a "swf" file, using "Swftools" with the "swfstrings" command. But in order to extract the info, i need to know the ...
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Sending the command to run a batch file from web(remotely)

Is it possible for me to make my computer run a batch file through a web command? To make it more clear let me try to explain what i am trying to achieve. I want to run a squid proxy server on a ...
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Printing colorful syntax highlighting to paper

I want to print out some code on paper including syntax highlighting. After some research, I found out, that I could do this in the command line with pygments and enscript, but don't know how to ...
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Does changing the default program for opening a specific file affects the computer behavior?

I have some .java files that I want to view/edit in Notepad++, but I am not sure how this will affect other programs. Would the compiler still be able to compile them, or would I find some issues? I ...
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How can I get a list of all misspelled words in a text using Linux?

I have a text that has a number of misspelled words. I'd like to get a list of all those words, so for a text like this: This is just a normall line with some speling mistakes in it. It would ...
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7zip not allowing file extension in the archive name

7za.exe a C:\temp\file.txt.7z C:\temp\file.txt Error: there is no such archive why is 7zip not allowing file extension in the archive name? I even tried it with simple period in the archive name, ...
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Is it possible to extract ActionScript from swf files?

I'm desperately searching for a command line tool that allows you to extract ActionScript from an SWF file on linux. I need only the ActionScript part, not the assets.
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How to make window started with “START” commandline pause at the end of execution?

I have a .bat file that uses start command to run other scripts. I can make the .bat file wait for being closed by me with pause command at the end. But how can I make this pause to the scripts I ...
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Parameters with spacebars parsed incorrectly for a powershell script run from a batch file

I have a batch file that runs a powershell script and I need to pass two parameters to the script. In my batch it looks like this: powershell -executionpolicy remotesigned -File "my script.ps1" "my ...
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command for adding a program at windows bootup

I want to add a java program in windows system boot up. Is there a command to do so?? I tried searching the internet and found steps to add a program but i need commands which i can implement in my ...
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list file and using awk to get comment

I want to get the all comment of all files in a folder. And what I have tried is ls -R | awk '/<!--/,/-->/' >> result But it shows nothing in the result file. But if I use the awk ...
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“invoke-command” using wusa.exe in powershell - won't install the msu

I'm attempting to push a windows hotfix to a number of computers on our network, using PowerShell v3. I've downloaded the appropriate .msu file, I've been able to successfully install it from the ...
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How to create a command shortcut in BASH or ZSHRC shells?

I know how to create an alias or a PATH however those are both used to navigate folders. How would you create a shortcut to say quickly type the following commands every time? alog = tail -f ...
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What is the path environment variable? [duplicate]

I just started with using the (Windows) command line tool for working with npm. And I end up quite often on StackOverflow when I'm stuck with some error and the solution is often to add [something] to ...
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FOR/DO command gives “Was unexpected at this time” when run from command prompt

Trying to run the following directly from the command prompt. FOR /f "delims=[] tokens=2" %%a in ('ping %computername% -4 -n 1 ^| findstr "["') do (set ip=%%a) While it runs fine from within a ...
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build cmake on windows command prompt

I need to build cmake automatically, without windows-wizards. I looked at http://www.cmake.org/install/ but it seems that I must have cmake on the machine before... Any suggestions?
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Start PuTTy session in remote host over network

I have 5 hosts - A, B, C, D and E. A and B are windows hosts. C, D and E are Linux machines running ssh server on port 22. I've copied plink.exe (putty command line backend client) in host B. When I ...
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multiply ttys instances in console

I've run who command in terminal and see: myName console today_date myName ttys000 today_date myName ttys001 today_date myName ttys002 today_date why are there multiple ttys instances?
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Windows 7 professional.32 bit

I am trying to change directory on my command line in my C drive. I am trying to access python25 folder at C:/Python25/ but every time I write cd> C:/Python25/ and press enter, cmd returns Access is ...
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On command line, how to apply other context-menu operation on a file than default open?

With the start command in a Windows command line it is possible top apply the default context-menu "open" operation on a file, like: start file.pdf But the Windows context menu may define other ...
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ZSH PS1 adding spacing when tabbing

I'm having an issue with zsh/oh-my-zsh with my custom PS1 prompt (that I brought across from bash). When I use the built-in zsh/oh-my-zsh prompt and tab for auto-completion, this works as expected. ...
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diff style comparison of directory contents against line by line contents of text file

Unlike many of the file and directory comparison utilities out there, including diff, I've only seen literal file to file (sometime, more than two files) and directory to directory comparisons. I'm ...
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Github integration with git command line

In Vundle for vim, plugins are added with the following syntax: Plugin 'user/repo' This works for any github repository, and it makes for a very concise .vimrc. My question is, is it possible to ...
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How can I set up an environment variable to work with TCC?

I am trying to set up TCC on Windows 7, but I can't seem to make it work dynamically from cmd To be able to invoke the compiler from everywhere on your computer by just typing "tcc", please add the ...
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How to delete all folder shortcuts and file shortcuts using windows command line

I am new to stack flow without enough reputation so could not upload an image for my question. Here is the description: I have a folder that contains lots of files and some folder/file shortcuts. I ...
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understanding sending post request (with curl)

alright, I know related questions have been answered : What is the cURL command-line syntax to do a POST request? http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14978411/http-post-and-get-using-curl-in-linux ...
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renaming pdf based on line content linux

I'm trying to rename a bunch of pdfs based on a specific line in the files. So far, I'm converting to text, then using awk to print line 41. But that's as far as I've got. I've tried usings xargs ...
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Force ls to print output without line breaks

Is it possible to force LS to print output without line breaks? I need output without formatting. I tried to use --format=horizontal switch but it still puts lf signs. Maybe formatting only with ...
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Send HTTP request with parameters file

My question is very simple : is it possible to send a HTTP request from the *nix command line specifying a file, containing all the parameters, as an argument? In REST APIs documentation, we often ...
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Looping until background process is done (with `jobs`) doesn't work in script

I'm trying to loop until a background process (launched earlier in the script) is complete. An easily reproducible test case is: ping -c 10 localhost &>/dev/null & On the command line, I ...