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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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get a command process back after closing a session

Arrrgh! I'm using one of those drop down shells (guake, I think) on Linux. I'm dd-ing an SD card, and I accidentilly closed the shell session that was running that command. The light is still ...
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Copy shell configuration from one machine to another?

I've got login to another server where shell configurations are not like I would want. For example I don't see my username and CWD on prompt, and when I press arrow key, instead of giving last entered ...
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How to use find to fill in variable in Shell script

I am making simple Shell script form some boring-ever-repeating job. Script changes directory correctly, and now I want to run other scripts based on argument I typed when running script. Other ...
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How to rewrite bash shell script to nyaos script

I'm using this small shell script named zip0 in linux environment. #!/bin/bash zip -0rq "${1}.zip" "./$1"; I also want to use this function in windows nyaos script. By direct input from shell $ ...
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Is there a way to show “File not found” or a message alike when using the `find` command?

I'm trying to check the existence of several files, without knowing in advance where the files are located. So, I thought of find as the de facto utility to do this... It works as expected, but the ...
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How to open a local file with a query string appended to it in the default browser?

I want to do something like this from a shell script: $ open 'foo.html?foo=bar' Sadly that fails, as it looks for a file named foo.html?foo=bar instead of foo.html before opening the browser: The ...
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How do I get a proper subshell in mc's mcedit?

I can use the shell from mc when pressing Ctrl+O and when using Debian, I can also use that shortcut from mcedit. However, in Ubuntu, this will only show the shell but I cannot enter anything.
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email command not working in UNIX Linux

I tried with 2 email UNIX commands mail and mutt from my Red Hat Linux box. It's not sending any mails to the email id I specified. echo "My message" | mail -s subject "test email" <my valid ...
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Why does my .bashrc get read when I run noninteractive commands over ssh

I've prepended each of my bash config files (~/.bashrc,~/.bash_profile,~/.profile) with echo NAME_OF_FILE, i.e. I get '.bashrc' when I source in ~/.bashrc. What baffles me is why I get and ...
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How can I restrict a bash find to only specific sub-sub-directories

I'm trying to list all the files in a specific sub-directory but different directories which are themselves on a different volume. The following works, but only on a fully specific sub-directory (and ...
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Autoexport bash internal variables

I need to access to some bash internal variables (BASH_LINENO, BASH_SOURCE) from a command invoked by a shell script. The only possible interface between my command and the script are environment ...
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How to rename the file name with timestamp of created date by JavaScript, Perl or shell on OSX?

Could you tell me how to get timestamp of created date of file and rename the file name with it by JavaScript, Perl or shell on OSX 10.9.2? Example: Existing: Untitled.txt timestamp is 2014/05/03 ...
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Get login shell of a user not in /etc/passwd in linux

How do I get the default login shell of a specific user in linux. The user isn't necessarily in /etc/passwd. They may be logging in with NIS or LDAP or other pam method.
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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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How to continue running a program in bash

I have made a bash program in Ubuntu. The program is "rock, scissors paper with computer". I want to continue this program until the message "you win, bye bye". Could anyone suggest a method for me ...
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sudo command with equal sign (=) gets confused for environment variable

I'm trying to run various commands through sudo, where the equal sign (=) is a part of the command. Under certain cases, it seems that sudo confuses that sign for setting and environment variable. I ...
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Specific command not recognized in only one shell

I'm running Windows7 as OS as my development machine. It has various Shells: cmd Powershell Mysysgit GNU Bash <-- this is the one not working PuppetLabs Shell Nodejs Shell PHPStorm built in ...
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Shell files (*.sh) to batch file (*.bat) converter?

It's quiet tedious to convert shell scripts into batch files. Is there a way to automatically and easily perform .sh to .bat conversion or vice versa?
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How can I have Emacs window(s) and cygwin shell running simultaneously on Windows?

I have Cygwin working with Emacs 24.3.1 on windows 8.1 with Emacs downloaded from the Cygwin installation, however I can't use Emacs and the Cygwin shell at the same time or open up multiple Emacs ...
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Is there a terminal supporting embeded graph under linux? [closed]

everyone. I want to know if there is a graphic terminal which support viewing images inline. The ipython qtconsole is very cool because it has the '%matplotlib inline' magic. But I'd like to use ...
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how to change directory in ubuntu

I'm trying to change the directories of a symbolic link. ln -s /usr/local/mysql-cluster-gpl-7.1.5-linux-i686-glibc23 /usr/local/mysql When I type command cd /usr/local/mysql it is giving me error ...
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Is it possible to TFTP files via shell script in OS X?

I'm working on migrating my development environment from Windows to OS X and have run across a problem with TFTP. I use TFTP to upload files to an embedded network device, this is the only option to ...
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Sed is not Interpreting Pipes Correctly

OK, this is hard to explain, so I will give a reproducible example: I have a text file test.txt contains the line: somesetting-parameter /an/old/path I want to replace it with a path I can get via ...
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Color in bash prompt messes up git output

I changed my .bashrc to include export PS1="\033[1;33m\u@\h: \w>\033[0m" so that my shell prompt would be colored, but it seems the \033 messes up git output (log and diff, at least). I see ...
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Choosing shell for xterm in Cygwin

Basically my question is closely related to this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21905380/how-do-i-get-cygwin-xterm-to-use-bash-and-not-sh I also want to set bash as the default shell for ...
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Output of usbmon ( length field )?

In http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/usb/usbmon.txt#163 it is written that before status tag ,there is data length field ,in my output for usbmon http://pastebin.com/b6U7Je7h please ...
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How to use usbmon for knowing amount of data transferred from usb (pendrive )?

Please someone explain me in simple terms how to use usbmon to track the amount of data transferred from pendrive ?
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Trying to count and print song file names using awk

RANK NAME BAND YEAR GENERE DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL 206:Reach Out, I'll Be There:The Four Tops:1978:Pop:3/2 207:Bye Bye Love:The Everly Brothers:1950:Classic:3/2 ...
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A List Of Windows Shell Commands [duplicate]

I would love a list of Shell commands for Windows. Not to be confused with commands that you would run in Windows DOS. Over time I have come across these commands here and there. Like for example if ...
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redirecting output in crontab

I have a shell script to monitor table stats and java apps. It works fine when I run manually. But if I put it in the crontab it will get stuck if I don't redirect it's output with export display ...
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CLI tool to graphically select lines during piped commands

Is there a tool similar to choose that I can plug into chain of commands that will let me select (multiple) lines for the next step? choose unfortunately doesn't "pass on" the line you select, ...
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alias can't find a file that actually exists

On my personnal computer, not a server, in my .bash_profile (I'm on OSX) — sym-linked to .bashrc, I have the following line among some others : alias deploy=sh ~/dir/ectory/deploy.sh The file ...
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How to stop shell script if curl failed

I have script that used curl when i pass wrong parameters to script curl failed but script continue executing. I have tried use curl -f/--fail parameter but problem does not solved. What is the best ...
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What is the ZSH equivalent of 'expr'?

The expr utility evaluates an expression and writes the result on standard output. What is the canonical ZSH way to evaluate an expression, and print the result? Solution: I believe the answer is ...
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Unable to run tmux on OS X

So I got brew on my mac and I had tmux installed and running just fine. Then after I refreshed my system every time I try to run tmux i get this error: "-bash: tmux: command not found" So since I'm ...
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Where does Internet Explorer store the last used upload directory?

I have an image of a user's hard drive from which I need to recover some photos, but I don't know the file names or directory they are stored in. The photos are not in any of the typical profile ...
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Background chained ssh tunnel dropped instantly

I'm trying to establish the following chained ssh tunnel: ssh -A -t gatewayuser@gatewayserver 'ssh -N -A -t -R 55520:127.0.0.1:55520 user@dbserver' & This is part of a shell script, I want the ...
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Why does CygWin shell uses TAB completion for .DLL files?

If I type in a CygWin Bash shell forma TAB, the result expands to format.com. But if I type modeTABTAB, the results expands to: $ mode mode.com modemui.dll As long as .DLL files are not ...
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Using find and wc -L to find files containing lines longer then 500 characters

I have this command: find . -name "*.php" -exec wc -L '{}' \; And I believe it gives me the count of the longest line for each file. But I'm looking for a way to only print out the count and file ...
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Kill display manager and start another one with a script

I have a small script in which I kill gdm3 and start up an X Session. It works, but I have to run it 3 times. export DISPLAY=:0 var = $(pidof gdm3) kill $(var) X :0 & xterm & export ...
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How to print process id into statment

I have assigned a work to take take all process and make them into a statement. So I tried this script. #!/bin/bash a= ps | awk '{print $1}' echo select $a So I am getting this output PID 1838 ...
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How do I identify shell script execution vs dot execution

I'm writing a bash script that needs to run on the current process for it to be useful. That is, I want to make sure that the script was invoked with source script.sh or . ./script.sh and not ...
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writing more complex math input to fish shell

The fish documentation explains that the math command is essentially a thin wrapper to bc. The bc documentation has further info about more complex ops: If bc is invoked with the -l option, a math ...
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Terminal's bin/bash not responding

I have Googled through several instances of this issue but cannot get Terminal to open up with bash. I restarted the program, the computer and even logged in through another Administrator account but ...
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How can I add a program path to the Windows environment variables for easy command line access?

Let's say I want to add the following path to the Windows environment variables: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe Such that I can simply type the following from a command line without using ...
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Linux if elif else fails

I am trying to find if mount point 1 is available and if not mount it. If mount point 1 fails, mount 2nd one. If that fails then display a failure message. Here is the code: mount > /tmp/log; ...
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Are there limits to file length piped from find to xargs or using find -exec +

In question [ Find and delete all the directories named "test" in linux ] on this site, the best answer talks about using these two commands: find . -name test -type d -print0|xargs -0 rm ...
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find files older than create its parent folder in a directory and move them there

I've been trying to create a bash script that does the following. Use the find command to search for files older than 7 days (find . -type f -mtime +7 ! -iname '.*', take the parent directory(of the ...
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Shell script truncated when run from cron or at

I'm seeing some very strange behavior on a Linux based NAS (DNS-323) I have. I'm using a simple shell script to back up the files on the NAS to another box. After making some recent additions, the ...