A shell script is a script written for the shell, or command line interpreter, of an operating system.

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How to restore “.sh” association in bash?

For some unknown reason I have a Debian 7 VM where .sh files that don't have a shebang line (#!/bin/sh) are no longer associated/executed by bash, ie. under bash, with "test.sh" an executable shell ...
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dyanimically discover new ip address of device upon new network

I carry my phone and laptop with me everywhere, and I have many software solutions that communicate through wifi. (For example, I can play/stop/pause the music on my laptop using my cell phone). I'd ...
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Kill multiple processes by name instead of pid

I have a job that spins up 2-5 copies of a command on Ubuntu Server 14.04. I'm trying to figure out the simplest (i.e. single command-line instead of a script if possible) to kill all of them. The ...
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Create a single tar file for multiple directories by excluding all of its parent directories [closed]

0 down vote favorite I'm working on a bash shell script which creates a tar file for multiple folders by excluding its parent folders to all the directories and also exclude specified folder. The ...
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Automator shell script that triggers opening gui apps

So I have a service, I want it to be running on startup. I thought I could use Automator. The problem is - that thing may need to open gui app, and that of course doesn't work. I'm running Vrome ...
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Memory usage of a process in a shell script

I want to find out the memory usage of a process in a shell script.I tried to use this piece of code : while[process] do if [ -e /proc/$pidno/statm ]; then m=`awk '{OFS="\t";print ...
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What's the Ideal Way to Swap Entries in the $PATH environment variable?

In Linux and/or Mac OSX, what is the best way to automate moving an entry in the $PATH environment variable to the front of the value like this: /foo/bar:/one/two/three:/opt/local/bin:/home/user/bin ...
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Find and run script from another directory

I have a script, say data.sh, which takes many data files in the same directory and process them. I have many directories with different files but I have the same script in all. I can routinely go to ...
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how to detect availability of GUI

For Linux: I have a text mode installation (bash) script and a graphical mode setup program (a Free Pascal binary). I'd like to run the graphical setup when a GUI is available. How do I detect which ...
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What does \; mean in a script?

What does \; mean in the following command? I’m also not sure what {} means. Is \; really necessary? find ./ -name file_1 -exec cp {} ./ \;
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Rsync and find filter

I'm trying to use rsync in combination with find to restrict the number of files to copy. My code looks like this: for NODE in $NODES; do echo Processing $NODE ........ for LOGDIR in ...
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Windows 8.1 does not remember credentials of network location

I have a bunch of computers running Windows 8,1 connected by LAN to one central server that runs Server 2012 R2. I have all my scripts stored on the server, so to be able to run them from the other ...
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Is this a bash-specific method of calling a script: VARIABLE=value bash somescript

I have worked all my life in HPUX/ksh shell, so bash these days seems to be throwing new ways of doing many things (many of which don't seem to be POSIX compliant - for example 'mkdir -p ...
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How to manualy spawn a client in a specific tag in Awesome?

I already have automatic tag assignation for clients using rules, but sometimes I need to spawn a client in a specific tag. For example, I usualy want my browser (dwb) in tag 2 using the following ...
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init.d control script for virtualbox VM

I have an Ubuntu server on which a Virtualbox virtual machine needs to be running at all times. The VMs are administered by a specific user VMAdmin which has no admin privileges. I need to create a ...
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Using bash script to select/view only specific data from logfile

My NAS creates a logfile in the format below: <30>1 2014-07-21T05:02:10+02:00 ABC-NAS qlogd 6432 - - qlogd[6432]: event log: Users: Glacier, Source IP: 127.0.0.1, Computer name: localhost, ...
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trying to login automatically into a server using sudo ssh cmd in script [closed]

I am new to Shell scripting. I want to login to a server using a script. The normal command I use is --> sudo ssh . when i tried putting this into a txt format file and tried running, it throw an ...
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how to run command in another terminal in Linux script

In Linux shell script I have to run few commands under another user but I am enable to. Please advice some suggestions. $ jumpto -T -u ... after this command it enters in another terminal and I ...
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how to retrieve following error when i execute shell script

I have one script to log into remote server.But i tried to Execute the script some error occur. Logs: My script: #!/bin/bash S1=$(ssh -t selvam-odc-shell1 "users | wc -w ") S2=$(ssh -t ...
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Batch convert txt file encoding

I have about 700 files that were the results of a closed caption software process. I can open the files on my PC or Mac in a GUI, but when I open it on the server with nano, I get this: ...
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Distributing master key in hadoop

For the master node passwordless-ly ssh into the slaves, the master needs to distribute its ssh keys to the slaves. Copying keys using ssh-copy-id asks for the user password. If there are hundreds of ...
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Sending emails from script - empty email

I have some script that sending email to me from server: #!/bin/bash DWATYG=$(date +%d.%m.%Y -d '16 days ago') RAPORT=$(ausearch -i -k RBS -ts $DWATYG) echo "$RAPORT" | mutt -s "Raport RBS" ...
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Wrong exit status from expect script

I developed the TELNET_TEST.expect (expect script ) in order to test TELENT connection on remote machine this script perform telnet on target machine wait for login and send password and make exit ...
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Bash script for repeated execution of benchmark

I'm working on a project involved with cloud instance performance. Currently running UnixBench on EC2 instances. For comparison purposes I require a benchmark to be run constantly on one instance. By ...
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writing a script to mail all users online

I am taking my first Linux class and we are writing scripts. Currently I'm trying to write a script that will look at who is online and then send them a mail This is an entry level linux class so ...
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Command in script fails with “not found” error, but runs fine on command line

I've created a minimal environment on my embedded ARM device consisting of just the Linux kernel, and with Busybox and a minimal filesystem in an initrd image. I have an inittab that runs ...
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Keep only latest two folders in the directory

I have a directory which has the following folders. Data-2014-07-10-0240 Data-2014-07-10-0340 Data-2014-07-11-1232 Data-2014-07-12-0530 Data-2014-07-13-1210 I want to keep only latest two folders ...
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Copy all files except those that are executable [duplicate]

I have a backup script that copies all the files in my programming directory to an external HDD. Right now, the output files are called program.out and my script is set to ignore them, but I would ...
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sh + how to run command and set it into parameter ( VAL )

please take look on the following commands down, ( the shell is sh ) something not clearly for me when I run - eval echo \$arr$n , I get the value a as expected so why: VAL=eval echo \$arr$n , ...
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Finding subdirectories in linux

I am trying to search through all the subdirectories in the current directory for a directory named 'jdk1.7'. I have written a statement like find -type d -name 'jdk1*' But I am not getting any ...
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List of MAC addresses for 10 machines

I need to list of MAC addresses for a 10 computers having Windows 7 installed on them. These are named in a series like training1 - training10. There IP addresses are on DHCP mode and update every ...
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I need a dynamic script for changing Host IPs depending on computer name that I can shoot over the network

Does anyone know how to make a Batch/Script, that I can modify, for looking up the host computer name and build the IP and gateway off of it. we have a simple setup of computer name refers to ...
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how to batch change date created to date modified

I have many video files ending with extensions mov, avi, mp4, and mts. I need to change their "date created" to their "date modified value" I tried using the following powerhsell script: ...
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Run a script only at shutdown (not log off or restart) on Mac OS X

Is there any way to run a script only at shutdown? I mean, only when the computer is really shutting down to off state. This script should not run when doing just a log off or restart.
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Backing up github [closed]

I have a bunch of github directories and have been using a script with the "cp" command to backup to an external USB drive. I was wondering if I should be backing up directories that I make for ...
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unable to terminate the program via using function in shell

I have two files 1.sh and 2.sh below is the code of both files. 2.sh is main file which is executing and 1.sh is used for defining the functions. 1.sh function logging_function() { STATUS=$1 ...
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How can I read out internal pdf creation/modified date with Windows PowerShell?

PDF files seem to have a separate set of file properties which contain (among others) a creation date and a modified date (see screenshot here: ...
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CURL used in shell

I am executing a shell script in which one curl command is present. I have to store the output of curl command(xml format) in a file and display the result on screen. For this to happen "tee command" ...
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How to wake-up remote IIS webserver using dd-wrt shell scripting

The problem: I have some asp.net websites hosted on IIS ( at a local hosting company). Now if nobody access them during aprox. 20 minutes, the IIS is going into sleep mode, so the first next request ...
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Not able to copy a file via script from local host to remote host

I am trying to write a script that can copy a file from local host to remote host. And then i want to execute that script from local host. But I am not able to copy. I googled and found the below ...
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How to call a Windows Environment Variable in a Shell script?

It is possible to call Windows Environment Variables in a bat script by defining e.g. %JAVA_HOME%. It looks like this is not possible using CygWin and shell scripts. Is it possible to call Windows ...
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Execute the shell command in subshell or in background?

Actually I mainly work with Ruby, but now I have created a bash script file. From this script file I am displaying the messages on the screen. Here is my scenario. I have used aosd_cat module for ...
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How do I call function after prompt for input in a Linux shell script?

The title says it all. After Im prompted, I want yes and no to respectively call a function. # Check to see if you ran this script before echo echo I need to know if this is your first time... while ...
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Shell script to check all the URLs from a file or list

I'm looking for a shell script to check a list of URLs and give output. For example: http://abc.com/index.php http://abc1.com/index.php I may place them in a separate file or inside the script. I ...
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How to make a service start in SUSE Enterprise linux

I created a app and the service file , You can start / stop / restart the service ... I want to start that service at the time of booting of Suse Enterprise linux , I tried adding that file in ...
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Determine missing files after XML to Json conversion

I want to do some analyses on this files, using a big data approach. After converting my entire Batch of Files from XML to JSON (Over 100k Files, divided in 2 Folders) I realized that in the first ...
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SSH/Wget and port redirection

Platform: Ubuntu 12.04 There is a internal web server that's behind firewall. I have ssh permissions to connect and redirect the port. I normally use ssh port redirection and point my browser to that ...
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How to format my text file for better appearance?

I want to format my text file for better appearance. So I want any command or any shell script which will format my file as per my expectation. Input File: Index Name City 1. Ravi Bhuva Ahmedabad 2. ...
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Copy one directory to another while retaining its structure

Let's assume I have the following source directory: source/ subdir1/file1 subdir1/file2 subdir2/file3 subdir3/file4 And target directory: target subdir1/file5 subdir2/file6 ...
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Start the script with sudo

I am trying to start the virtual machine(ORACLE VIRTUALBOX) using this script(script name:start_vm001.sh). START_VM=`/usr/bin/VBoxHeadless --startvm testvm001` EXECUTE_VM=`exec ...