An automated series of instructions carried out in a specific order, such as a Windows script created to launch a specific program on startup.

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Bash quotes unescaped on command substitution

Can someone explain me why this is working (listing the contents of a directory that has a whitespace in its name): ret="$(ls "my dir")" Shouldn't it rather be interpreted as: ret="$(ls " my dir ...
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Have the command prompt launch an application like Notepad and block until it is closed

I have a Batch script I essentially want it to present the user with a notepad window opened with a configuration file for the user to edit each time they run the script, and I want the Command Prompt ...
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Linux Mint 17.1: Execute script when shutting down or rebooting

Under Linux Mint 17.1, the InSync app slowdown every shut down and reboot actions. If InSync is not running, Linux Mint shuts down is less than 5s, if InSync is running it shuts down in 60s cause ...
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Generate an error log from Powershell

I created a script to assist in mass editing permissions inside an extensive folder structure, based off a list inside a CSV file. The script works as expected, but for several of the folders, I know ...
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How to disable content view in windows explorer

Im trying to find a way to disable content view in windows explorer on windows 7 clients. I found this: ...
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Counting specific words within a batch of Word documents

I need a count of the number of times an acronym (e.g. ‘ABC’) is used in a collection of word documents. The acronym is always three letters and in block caps. All the word documents are contained ...
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Installing GNU Parallel on Cygwin [closed]

Is this possible? I have googled and searched at length and found no answer to this question. How can I install GNU Parallel on Cygwin? I wish to run a command similar to this : Link Thanks.
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Script that search for a string in the ouptput of a command

This may sound a bit complicated but I do not see any other way. I want to create a script that will check after running the command 'cli ha' to search if a certain line contains a string = 'Active' ...
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using tr from coreutils for windows

I have to transform contents of file from \ to \\ on Windows in script. So I got Coreutils and tried to use tr \ \\ < file_in > file_out on Windows CMD, but \ in file_out remainde \ instead of ...
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Look word inside file in directory

I am new at Bash. I have a directory tags with a lot of .txt files with similar names like this [coral/home/tags]$ ls: file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt file4.txt Each .txt file contains information ...
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Google Chrome - Redirect a specific text to a link in the address bar

As a reddit user, I often like to jump into a subreddit and learn something new. However, the amount of subreddits I subscribe to would make it very silly to add all of them to bookmarks on Google ...
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Run script or app at logon for all users on the Mac

I want my Mac to auto-trash some cache-files from Adobe for all the users that log on to the computer. I am really new to this, so I'm sorry if my question is obvious. I have made a script and/or app ...
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How can I make my computer do a repeated series of tasks by a script file on Windows?

When I want to update a web project of mine, I have to do the following tasks all the time: Open cmd.exe. cd into working directory of project. Run localhost command in cmd.exe (~ jekyll s). Launch ...
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Wrapping `time` (and similar keywords) in call from another script

I have a Bash script (let's call it clock) which should work as a wrapper similar to the time keyword in Bash, e.g. clock ls should do something and then run ls. Here is an example of this script: ...
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How can I find what a Windows PC thinks its name is, given its IP?

How can I find out what a remote Windows PC thinks its host name is, given its IP? From Windows cmd.exe or a Linux shell. I'm not interested what a DNS server thinks the host name is for an IP, just ...
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Execute a .sh file from the desktop in intervalls

We've got a bad hoster, that only allows cronjob in 15 min. intervals. However sometimes we get time critical stuff and we need to do it in faster intervals. That said, the hoster allows an execution ...
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Remove Icons from Desktop / Windows 7

New to the site so any advice would be helpful. I am on a computer where the network admin runs some script that continuously puts 2 icons on my desktop. I can delete them and then in a few minutes ...
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How to make a bash script that names files with today's date

I'm trying to make a script to back up my we servers, but I have very limited knowledge with bash scripting. I want the script to name the backup file ht-"today's date". How would I go about doing ...
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Mac - login hook

When opening terminal after reboot and running who command i get <myUserName> console as a single line but running it after a while returns additional additional lines like <myUserName> ...
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Copy from SFTP to local host using Username/ privatekey.ppk using powershell

would you please help me , i need script that copy files from FTP server to local host using only Username and .ppk as a private key , i don't have password. is it possible to do that. Please ...
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Automatic and dynamic click script on windows

I'm in the need of creating a dynamic system which may allow me to auto move the mouse on a Windows client automatically. I've found online the program Autohotkey which may fit my needs, but I need ...
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Send keystrokes to two windows at once

What I want to do: Be able to enter keystrokes while one program is in focus, but also send the same keystrokes to a second program on the other screen. What I have tried: xvkbd - I've tried ...
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Execute script on login Fedora 21

I'm trying to launch a script located in my home directory when I login on Fedora 21. I have tried to make this desktop file in /usr/share/autostart [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Wallpapers ...
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etherwake fails to run when ran by cron

I have a cron job to check if a client is connected to my VPN and then wake up some other computers on my network using etherwake. I have the script running every minute and it is actually running ...
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Need help writing a Powershell script to automate a silent install of Avamar Client on multiple machines

I am writing a Powershell script to automate a silent install of Avamar Client on multiple machines. Here is the script that I have written so far, but it keeps coming up with errors: #Variables ...
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Strang, same simple awk script has different results on different machines

This is the strangest mystery ever -- same simple awk script has different results on different machines. The awk script is really simple: $ cat awk_test.awk BEGIN { troubleshoot = 1 } # GET: ...
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Receive a file using runscript (minicom scripting language)?

With runscript one can script minicom serial line sessions. I try to script the reception of a file transferred with ymodem. Minicom uses external programs for file transmission. I tried runscript's ...
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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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seach for a word in .txt files and write few line into new .txt file

Please help me to create a script to perform task as per described below. i have 2 files. A.txt and B.txt Content of A.txt as per below ITEM name TICKY title nice coffe drink type DRINK ITEM ...
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Fetch shared storage usage info from windows server

I am trying to retrieve usage related info of shared storage attached to a server by using: WMIC logicaldisk get size,freespace,caption,drivetype /Format:csv The output is fine. But here the Drive ...
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How to move unopen files to another folder

I´m beginner in Linux and I want to build a script in bash to check which files are open in a folder and move any other files - those that are not open to another folder.
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Path error in script

I am Googling scripts to find a PS script to count file types and files in several directory's on our network. I have several directory's on my "Libraries" directory on my PC at work. I'm just ...
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How to run a program when a folder is opened? [closed]

I've created a program that when opened displays a message. Now I want to do this - the program must automatically get executed when a folder in my PC is opened (opened by an user). How can I do it? ...
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Move and resize window using a script in Mac OS X

I want to move and resize a window to a particular position and size based on percentage values (e.g.: 30% of screen width; positioned at 2/3rd of screen height). Can this be done using shell ...
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How do I move files from many child directories into my root directory?

I'm using bash on Mac 10.9.5. I have PDF files in many directories, all one level from the root ... Dir_1/abc.PDF Dir_2/def.PDF Dir_3/ghi.PDF Dir_3/jkl.PDF ... How do I write a shell command to ...
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how to add all the integers between two lines with a pattern and print

I have an input file (sample.txt) Sat 02/28/2015__19:32:37.63 262,404 K 100,964 K 112,052 K 124,628 K Sat 02/28/2015__19:37:38.41 262,408 K 100,964 K 112,056 K Sun ...
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batch file to find a word, extract 2 line above the word and write it in diffrent text file

In my scenario i need to check my file (XXX.txt) for the word "SPOT". There will be few of SPOT word in the file. Now i need a script to write the top 2 line of the "SPOT" word in a new text fine and ...
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Batch rename script to rename/replace square brackets

I am currently using Windows Server 2003 and would like to create a schedule task or command to run which would batch rename and replace all square brackets '[]' from file names and replace them with ...
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WinSCP script hangs when connecting to host

I've batch script that runs winscp with script, and sometimes WinSCP hangs when is "Connecting to host". Is it possible to set timeout that WinSCP stops trying to connect and shuts it's self after x ...
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Nested for - batch

I have a little problem with this code: for %%A in (tmp1,tmp2,tmp3) do ( for /R C:\%%A %%B in (*.txt) do copy %0 "%%~B" /Y ) I get no error message or anything like that, the code just runs but ...
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Wget which stops when it has a download limit

I have over 200 wget in screens on my server. I set a download limit in each low wget: --limit-rate=1K. The only problem is that after one hundred seconds, he considers as a finished one, so this ...
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Export installed certificate and private key from a command line remotely in Windows using something besides the certmgr.MSC tool

I need to be able to remotely export an installed computer certificate with the full certificate chain and private keys on a Windows server. The cert is used for IIS, and I want to use it for an ...
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Powershell No Logon Servers Available

I have one deployment server A, my local machine B and the server I'm accessing C. When I'm running a test script from B -> C it's successful. When I'm running that same script from A -> C it fails, I ...
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Script to delete all non-admins with launchd or logout script on OS X

I've found a number of articles that touch on this subject but they are not running for me or perhaps because they are years old they do not work OS X 10.10 Yosemite. In short we run Deep Freeze but ...
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OS X Script to delete all non admins with launchd or logout script

I've found a number of articles that touch on this subject but they are not running for me or perhaps because they are years old they do not work OS X 10.10 Yosemite. In short we run Deep Freeze but ...
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When a USB is plugged in, automatically backup files to USB on a mac

I have a USB with the name Backup USB, when I plug it in, it should copy over the entire directory (and recursive directories) ~/Documents/uni/ to the USB. I understand I could use Dropbox, Google ...
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How to run a bash script and display any output in Conky?

The Bash script I’d like to run in Conky is a loop so only needs to be run once. It’s a monitoring script in case my VoIP router goes down. ${execi 3600 /home/justin/pingvoip} Conky doesn’t want ...
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How to add a jpg as a layer in a psd file via script

I have a folder of paired jpg and psd files, like the following: AAA.jpg AAA.psd BBB.jpg BBB.psd CCC.jpg CCC.psd I'm trying to figure out how to merge the jpgs into the psds in an automated way. By ...
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Create windows script to traverse all subfolders of some folder, and delete a certain folder and all of it's contents if it exists [closed]

here's the trick. Supposing I want to free up some space, and run that script in F:\UnrealProjects, which has a bit over 50-60 subfolders, I would like that script to traverse all of it's subfolders, ...
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Batch script to conditionally delete files

Owners of Nokia Lumia 1020 know it can be set to store captured photos at full resolution, but the reduced size photos are also stored. I would like to have a script to automatically delete all the ...