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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Does pbpaste empty the clipboard under some circumstances?

The manual for pbcopy and pbpaste reads as follows: pbpaste removes the data from the pasteboard and writes it to the standard output. The wording read odd as remove for me carries the ...
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DISM /StartComponentCleanup fails, but /ScanHealth reports healthy

My WinSxS cleanup task was giving the "Last Run Result" of The component store has been corrupted. (0x80073712). No problem, to elevated command prompt and DISM. >DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image ...
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scp doesn't work when my .bashrc is echoing to console

Ok, so I have used linux for a long time but this is the weirdest thing I have encountered in a long time. Maybe I just don't do a lot of scp so probably missing something simple here. So in my ...
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How can I get millisecond-level accuracy timestamps on screenshots (vlc)?

I'm currently using rt.exec("C:\\VLC\\vlc screen:// --dshow-vdev=screen-capture-recorder --dshow-fps=10 -I dummy --dummy-quiet --rate=1 --video-filter=scene --vout=dummy --scene-format=jpg ...
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Rsync fails for files that start with underscore when destination is zfs

I'm using rsync3.1.0pre1 on Mac OS X 10.8.5, and am trying to rsync one folder to another. The destination is a ZFS volume mounted via SMB. The problem I'm having is that files that start with ...
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Shortcuts with command line arguments blocked with IE error - These files can't be opened

My local shortcuts (.lnk files) do not execute if the shortcut has any command-line arguments On freshly-installed 64-Bit Windows 8 Shortcut worked fine on Windows 7 32-Bit It depends where the ...
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Change icon positions from the command line?

Is it possible to use the Windows command line to get or change the positions of icons the screen? For example, I can drag and move a file's icon on my desktop. How would I retrieve that position ...
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Import html favorites file into chrome from command line

I have a list of Favorites from Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 7 SP1 32-bit) which I saved into an .HTML file. I am trying to import the favorites into Chrome from a command line or some sort of ...
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Is there a simple command line UPnP AV Control Point?

I am looking to implement a Glorified Internet Picture Frame at work. The goal is to show a 4k picture on our wonderful 4k television, with all pixels intact, from a network-accessible source which is ...
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Detect vga signals from command line

Currently I am working on Ubuntu 12.10. I am using vga2usb device for interacting with other vga devices such as monitors. Is there any command line utility or any specific command from which I can ...
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Specifying printing options to libreoffice on the command line?

I'm attempting to come up with some means of converting .pptx files to a pdf format from the command line. I have set up a cups-pdf printer to which I can actually send jobs, and so far I have it ...
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Is there a automatic way to extract highlighted text from pdf?

Is there a command-line solution to extract highlighted text from pdf? I have a bunch of pdf documents where I personally annotated, and was wondering if there is a convenient way to automatically ...
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Is there any command-line to change my network mask in Windows shell?

I have not been able to find nothing on the netsh command shell documentation for changing only the netmask configuration without modifying rest of it (ip, gateway, DNSs and so on). The closest I know ...
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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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Downloading and building O3D

I'm trying to get a program called O3D into my computer by following the instructions on O3D's wiki. I tried to download the project to my directory but the prompt gave me this answer: gclient is ...
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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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Preventing Windows Update from updating a certain driver via command line/script?

I work as a part-time system administrator and recently (in the last few months), we've been experiencing BSODs on almost all PCs in our group. We do know that most of these BSODs were caused by a ...
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Open in Command line doesn't work anymore since the last windows update

Since the last Windows update (2013/11/12), this doesn't work anymore on Windows 7 64bit: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\cmd] @="Open cmd ...
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Error 10053 using composer

I need to use Composer in my wamp server on a windows 7 machine but I keep on getting a 10053 error. For example when I try to install laravel I get the following message: ...
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muting a application from terminal in linux

Is there a method to mute applications from terminal, I know for muting everything amixer will work but for muting just a application is there a simple solution to do it from terminal.
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Launching Sublime Text 2 on the command line doesn't result in opening the specified file

When I type subl ~/.profile I expect Sublime to open my .profile file. This works with some files, although I couldn't find a pattern to which files. Is this a bug in Sublime or have I done ...
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Dummies guide to mailutils

As a prelude to learning more about postfix and dovecot (as a pure hobbyist) I'm trying to understand the mailutils package. I'm using Davmail so I have the server set up at localhost and my ...
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Start/stop services from command prompt under non Administrator user, but belonging to administrators group

I have a WIN7 computer with user which is in Administrator group. Let's call it MyUser. UAC turned ON. I have several services launched under local system. When I'm trying to start or stop these ...
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How to reload windows color settings after change of registry key?

I've got a little question regarding the color settings in windows 7: Via Desktop-Right-Click -> Personalize -> Window Color -> Advances Settings I'm able to change the color of the selected items. ...
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Binding .inputrc on Mac?

On Linux I had this line on my .inputrc: "\C-/": undo which doesn't work on Mac. Is there a way to make it work? On another note, is there a way to bind command keys on inputrc?
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Windows Command line way to get network usage of a process

I would like to get the network usage (in bytes or KB) of a specified process through the Windows command line (I'm using Windows 7). Also if its possible to get a list of all running processes with ...
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Imagemagick batch converting memory overload

I must to convert about billion of images from jp2 to jpg... I create such .bat for /d %%d in (*) do ( for %%f in ("%%~d\*.jp2") do ( convert -limit memory 0 -limit map 0 "%%~ff" -quality 25 ...
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Using the heap command line tool

I am getting a crash while using libgmalloc and I get a complain which says something like Failed to VM allocate XYZ bytes Explicitly trapping into debugger!!! Now I when I encounter this ...
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TrueCrypt Command Line: Dismount by Volume Name?

Considering the command: TrueCrypt.exe /q /e /v "dummy.tc" 1: Is there a way to dismount dummy.tc from the command line WITHOUT knowing its drive letter? 2: Is there a way to discover, after this ...
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Chrome: How to refresh tab if open, otherwise open new tab?

I'm opening a .pdf file from the command line in Chrome (Windows 7 64 bit). Every time the pdf file changes open the pdf to view it, but I don't want Chrome to open it in a new tab every time. Is ...
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Which command line text editor has the closest keybindings to Notepadd++, Gedit, or Kate (or any modern CUA style editor)?

I'm looking for a text editor that has an amazing common user access (CUA) mode (or can be configured to have it) that resembles closely modern editors like Notepad++, Gedit, Kate, Sublime, etc. I've ...
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read unix config file from CLI

I need to access a configuration file from a Makefile, and thus seek for a short-readable-maintanable way of doing. The file is a python ConfigParser compliant file. #foo.cfg [foo] bar = baz I use ...
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Command line switching

I have read through some suggestions but I am just not technical enough to get this I think. I am a CAD designer and each file has 5 files associated with it. I have 3 sets of 5 files, and each set ...
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Script to join WPA2 Enterprise wifi

When I head to work with my MBP running OSX 10.7, I have to go through this series: Join Other Network Enter SSID select Security = WPA2 Enterprise generate a pw via my RSA soft token Join ...
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Getting return code from tee on windows

tee is a slick little utility that allows piping output to a file as well as stdout (the console). Windows ports for tee exist (wintee, gnuwin32's tee, etc), but all the ones I've tried have the same ...
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Why Task Scheduler fails to open a GUI application window when /sc onstart parameter specified?

This works: schtasks /create /tn calc /tr c:\Windows\system32\calc.exe /sc minute After running this and a computer restart: schtasks /create /tn calc /tr c:\Windows\system32\calc.exe /sc onstart ...
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How to downmix 6-channel DTS to stereo from the command line?

I tried command eac3to.exe src.dst dst.wav -down16 -down2 (v.3.24) but it just re-produces the same 6ch audio without any warning. Operating system: both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Update: See a solution ...
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command line remove read only flag on all subfolder entries or overwrite read only files with robocopy

I need one of two things to work: I use robocopy to copy all sub-files and sub-folders from one folder to another, and the destination contains older files + files not in the source, and I need the ...
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forslash as the default path separator in windows?

Since windows now accept the forslash "/" as a path separator in addition to its default backslash path separator, so that both c:\windows and c:/windows are valid paths (though the former is ...
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Query value of button with current focus (together with xdotool) from the command line

I am using xdotool to automate some GUI usage. That works pretty well, but sometimes I want to check what button currently has focus. So I need to query the value of that button. xdotool doesn't seem ...
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Tools to convert Unicode characters

Which tool should I use to convert between various Unicode characters? Examples: Between various looks: Normal, Fullwidth. Between one-character and combining versions: ў (d1 9e) <-> ў (d1 83 cc ...
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Is there a command line interface to the Drobo tools in Windows?

Before powering down the Drobo and removing it you're supposed to use the "shutdown" functionality from the Drobo Dashboard. Is there a way to call this from the command line so it can be included in ...
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Windows .bat script to recursively archive (with 7zip) files in subfolders

I'm struggling to achieve the following DIR1 FileA FileB SUBDIR2 --->FileC --->FileD --->SUBDIR3 ------>FileE ------>FileF etc and end up ...
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Last time word/office was used

Where I work at we have (3k+ computers) that is 95% windows 7, and for licensing reasons I need to figure which computers have office installed on them but haven't been used in the last 3 months. I ...
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Using batch to automate manage-bde

We would like to encrypt C (full disk) specifying a startup password (we are ok with this in plain text, it's temporary) and simply backup the recovery key to the desktop. So far what's working is ...
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Automatically open a file when gnuplot starts on Windows

I would like to assign gnuplot to .gnuplot files (gnuplot scripts) on Windows 8.1, in such a way that the gnuplot environment starts with the script file loaded. For this I would need to pass the ...
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What is @OpenWithToastLogo.png?

Background Recently, I copy-n-pasted some text from Notepad into a command line window. The copied text included a TAB character prefixing the text I copied, for example "{tab}test.exe". When I ...
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Pipe a list of files into vlc and mpc

I'm trying to pipe a list of all my files that start with "m" in my music folder. This line grabs all of my filenames correctly. I'm using windows 7 command line. dir /s /b | findstr -i -r ...
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Interpolate File Contents Into Command Argument Used in Puppet Manifest

I have a SQL command that I would like to use as the value of a JSON node, which is a part of an index definition. All of this is passed as a command in a puppet manifest. I would like to ...
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Windows 7 text input/graphics repainting in random areas

In the past few months I've been encountering this issue where the line of text being typed in the command prompt window reappears in a random place on screen and paints over whatever was previously ...