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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VirtualBox command-line - setting up port forwarding

I know how to configure NAT-based port forwarding using the VirtualBox graphical interface (as in the example below). How can I do the same via the command line?
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Extract Specific Fields from a Multi-Lined Text File via batch-file (.BAT)

I am new to batch-program and my wife asked me to help her to speed up her load. Question is, how will I extract the business date, terminal num(00099106), transaction amount, and commission from this ...
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TYPE the contents of all the E**01 files in the a folder and redirect in command prompt

Sorry learning command prompt and need assistance. Is there a command for: TYPE the contents of all the E**01 files in a folder and redirect the output (>) to create a file in the "expenses" folder ...
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Robocopy Log File Meaning of New File, New Dir

I've been learning and using robocopy a lot for the last few weeks. One thing I have not been able to find is good documentation on the terms used in the default log file. There is no header row in ...
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copy files from C:\ to another location with four characters or less

I need to copy the files with filenames that have four characters or less and .TMP extension into a folder. Can this be done with one command if they are in one location?
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How do I install Nix on a custom directory?

I have been trying to follow the Nix wiki to install Nix on a custom path /scratch/gopinath/nix. The /nix path is not accessible to me due to the restrictions on the system provided by my university. ...
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Command Line : Concatenate multiple files by date

I have got a plenty of .txt files in a directory. The directory also contains .png and some .pdf files. I have successfully concatenated .txt files using this command : @ECHO Off SETLOCAL for /r %%f ...
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Different WiFi signal strengths on different commands

I'm connected to a WiFi network AIRWOLF. The two following commands on Windows 7 show different signal strengths. Why? netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid netsh wlan show interfaces The ...
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How to connect to internet using “rasdial <connection name>” method in cmd

I am able to directly connect to internet using network connection interface shown below but I'm not able to connect to the net using cmd. with the following code. rasdial "TATA PHOTON+" ...
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Windows Batch File to move contents based on file type

I was figuring out a way to manage my downloaded files from chrome.I want that my pdf file should save in ABC directory, audio file should save in XYZ directory etc.I thought a way to do so through ...
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Can robocopy show the console and create a log file?

I'm working with robocopy for the first time and have got most of it figured out and working well except logging. I have experimented a bunch and if I run my job like this: robocopy /xc /xn /xo ...
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How to add the filepath to a specified line of a file using bash script?

I have the following bash code: echo "Enter an input path" read -e input_path OLDTEXT="\put(0,0){\includegraphics{/" NEWTEXT="\put(0,0){\includegraphics{$input_path/" find . ...
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Older History of commands linux

I want to check history of commands on my linux server that dates 1month and 4 days old, but the history is showing up to 1 month only (I was late checking it earlier). I know the ' History ' command ...
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How to use,run cURL tool with Android Studio on windows environment? [duplicate]

What is better way to use cURL tool with Android Studio 1.1.x on Windows? because there is no proper information in official site for client tools on windows environment. I tried to download from ...
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Windows Batch file nested IF statement running both IF and THEN

Not sure why this nested IF statement won't work right. I can't find any issues with it. The Last code block actually works properly, not sure why the first one doesn't. The first script is running ...
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How to list all installed and uninstalled optional Windows components on command line?

Optional components in Windows are, for example, IIS, telnet server/client, SNMP, etc. In Windows 7 GUI they are installed through Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or ...
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How to untar an archive without the root folder, but keeping the full hierarchy inside it?

If I’ve got a .tar archive, and when I extract it, it gives me a single folder foo containing some more stuff, like this: foo/ something.txt another.txt bar/ something-else.txt Is there a ...
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Powershell not recognizing Commands

I'm a beginner in PowerShell, I've been working with it for a little while, but suddenly it started not recognizing some commands, for example , typing the Command Set-Location, generates this error : ...
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How can I prevent a command run in cmd from opening a new cmd window OR how can I keep that window open?

I want to run some commands from a cmd window. Currently, they open a new cmd window which closes immediately. This is unfortunate, because I would like to read the output of those commands. I have no ...
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Batch File to show a Directory List excluding Directories that Start with Underscore “_”

I am throwing together a batch file that will echo out a list of all of the directories in a specific path. I have a few folders in the W:/wamp/www/ directory that start with an underscore _; for ...
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Find directories that contain more than one file of the same extension

I’m using Debian 8.0 and would like for example to find directories that contain more than 1 .mkv file. I tried this and it failed: find -type d -exec find {} -name '*.mkv' | wc -l\; There is a ...
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Command to open network “connect” window?

I'm looking for a command that opens the network "connect" window. It's commonly opened from the network icon in the notification tray, but it can also be opened through the Network and Sharing ...
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how to make a batch file close automatically

I have a .bat file which its content is like this: @echo off nc x.x.x.x 23 < commands.txt exit in which nc is a .exe file in the same directory nc.exe known as NetCat. The commands.txt file ...
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What's the easiest way to update the units command on a Mac?

What's the easiest way to update the units command on a Mac? I don't think I have any package managers installed. I just came across the units command for the first time: 0ony:sse-py stphqu0$ units ...
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Exclude top level files from zip but include directories and contents

This is driving me nuts. All google results are for the reverse scenario. So I have a directory structure like: MyFiles | file1 | file2 | file3 | MoreFiles | | file4 | | ...
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Using PuTTY SSH, how do I capture the remote output of a command?

In Linux ssh me@server "echo this ran remotely" The output this ran remotely is put to standard out. This is perfect. In Windows echo "echo this ran remotely" > test.cmd putty -i ...
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Mac Command Line Open PDF to Specific Page

The goal is to use command line to open a PDF file to a specific page. The more general question is how do I find out what args are available for any given app? I am able to open a pdf file in Mac OS ...
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Pause OneDrive sync using cmd

I would like to know how to pause onedrive from syncing using a command in the cmd. I am doing this because I have my .minecraft folder shared in onedrive and when I am playing minecraft, it is really ...
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Hide typing in Windows command line

I want to be able to paste a bunch of commands into the command prompt, but NOT show the commands that I'm typing (responses from the commands can show though). I know this is easy to do with a batch ...
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Suppressing error in batch command if reg

If I run the following: @ECHO OFF FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%A IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\SomeApp\Server" /v ServerName') DO SET ServerName=%%B ECHO Server: %ServerName% and the registry ...
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Pipeline from <filename> to <filename> in Windows CMD?

Is there a way to do this without a temporary file? I've tried with tee but that failed. Test case: >echo "foo bar" > ex2.go >type ex2.go "foo bar" >type ex2.go > ex2.go >type ...
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Windows server virtual machine in a linux server ONLY with terminal. Is it possible?

I have a linux server that I use for various services since a very long time. I would like to run some new software on it but it's a windows software that is a server of some kind. Unfortunately ...
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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 ...