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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How to remove blank lines in .txt files

I want to change a text file's format, removing all blank lines. How can I do that? (2) 5. The function of the condenser is to: a) vapourise the liquid refrigerant b) change ...
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Using Robocopy to copy files in order, not alphabetically

Do you guys know of a Robocopy switch that will allow me to mirror my Links (Windows 7) in the order I have them on my main machine, to another machine? When I run Robocopy now, all the Links copy ...
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Script - How to check if a network path is available and then map it

I would like an screen saver / logon script that checks if a network path is available and then map it to a unit. If it is not available it disconnects/don't connect. Network path is ...
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How to test stability of wireless router

I had a wireless router that would intermittently drop connections, so I had switched to using a different router. I have since updated the firmware on the problematic router. Is there an easy way to ...
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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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How to extract the filename without the extension from a full path?

I'm trying to right my first bash script, and at one point a filename is passed to the script as $1. I need to extract the file name without the extension. Currently, I'm assuming that all extensions ...
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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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List Mapped Drives of All Users

I often have to replicate the mapping of drives of one machine to another. While I know how to easily output the data for the CURRENT user I have not found a way of doing this for others who are not ...
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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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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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Launch synergy client on boot in Mac OS X

I have a mac as a secondary machine at work. Currently I use synergy on my main machine to share its keyboard and mouse with the mac. I created a launch agent for my user to launch synergy when I ...
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Run a batch file on a remote computer as administrator

I am trying to run a batch file (to install some software) on a remote computer. To do this, I am using PSExec. psexec.exe \\COMPUTER C:\swsetup\install.bat This works fine, apart from some of ...
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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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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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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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Fastest way to drain battery

I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.1 on a Macbook Core 2 Duo. What's the fastest way of draining the battery without crashing the system and preferable by using some sort of a script?
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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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How to add a network (IP) printer using command line or a script?

My company will be deploying a bunch of laptops that will be used during a seminar for people to sign up for services on our website. At the end of the signup process they will need to print out a ...
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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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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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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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How to Find User Name and IP address of users Logged on a Remote System

How can I find user name(of the local machine) of the last logged on user on a remote system. Is there any command or script we can use? I am able to capture IP address of the local machine of the ...
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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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Running scripts from another directory

Quite often, the script I want to execute is not located in my current working directory and I don't really want to leave it. Is it a good practice to run scripts (BASH, Perl etc.) from another ...
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Batch file script for Enable & disable the “use automatic Configuration Script”

My intention is to create a .bat file that toggles the check box of "use automatic Configuration Script" in Internet Settings. The following is my script @echo OFF setlocal ENABLEEXTENSIONS set ...
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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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Rename a Mapped Network Drive via CMD

I map a network drive via command line. Once this drive is mapped, it appears under My Computer with the full path. How can I rename the mapped drive using command prompt? I have used the "full ...
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tc packetloss cgi script via webpage throws AH01215: Illegal “loss percent”

Using the following tutorial to run CGI commands, and after fixing a small issue executing sudo /sbin/tc qdisc add dev eth0 root netem loss 1% returns an error AH01215: Illegal "loss percent" (at ...
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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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How to execute a command whenever a file changes?

I want a quick and simple way to execute a command whenever a file changes. I want something very simple, something I will leave running on a terminal and close it whenever I'm finished working with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make PuTTY's font automatically change color (while connected to a Linux server) as I did with Windows cmd.exe using a background batch script?

I was able to create a Windows Command Prompt that automatically changes its text color on a white background every ~1.5 seconds, thanks to the help of @dbenham and @Woody. I also use PuTTY every day, ...
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Local group policy logon startup script not executing

This is for Windows 7 I have a .bat and .vbs file in a folder. The .bat runs the .vbs script. In the Local Policy Group editor, under Windows Settings/Scripts I added a reference to the .bat file in ...
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GPO Office Installation - Script runs on PC, How could I get it to appear when a user logs in? [migrated]

I currently have a GPO created that installs Office 2010 for users during startup of the PC. This script is set to run for specific PCs. Is there any way that I can get the script to appear and run ...
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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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Calling PowerShell functions in another scripts

I have a script with a number of functions (not just functions but also other code). I would like to create another script that uses one of the functions in the main script. Here is a sample of what ...
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How to auto commit to my git repository using cron?

I look into a lot of answers about this subject, but something is wrong here, let me explain. I create this script, to make my cron cleaner :) #!/bin/bash cd ...
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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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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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creating a script for editing a “my_clippings.txt” from Kindle

I'm looking for a way that would allow me to erase all unnecessary stuff from the "my_clippings.txt" on kindle. Usually I copy and paste my citations from a book to a onenote notebook, in order to ...
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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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run multiple commands from a file after logging into putty from a bat filee [duplicate]

I have written a bat file in which I have the following: putty.exe -t -load "ABC" -l username -pw password -m "C:\Users\pathasai\Desktop\abc.txt" In my abc.txt I have written some commands which I ...
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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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Float integer division and setting variable value

I am currently learning the world of bash scripting. I am aware that bash by itself does not do arithmetic with floating integers. I have done some research and have found that there are tools that ...
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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 ...