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How to zip again the most recently unizpped files , which are not unzipped in a dest folder? [closed]

I have unzipped one file and all the things have gone up and blew up ,, now i wanna know how to zip theme or how to undo via terminal ??? im working on installing JIRA , in Ubuntu 12.10 . thank you ...
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Open file to run x time - linux terminal

I want to create x instance of a .sh file. By exemple instad of open x terminals and enter ./.sh in everyone, I want to open then open autmatlicly all doing the same "*.sh" file run. Any way to do ...
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Start terminator terminal in a free spot on my screen

When I start the default Ubuntu terminal, it automatically puts the new terminal in a spot on the screen where no other terminals are there. Now I set terminator as my default terminal. But whenever ...
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Detaching from a GNU Screen suddenly clears the terminal

I feel so stupid for asking this, but here goes: I updated my Ubuntu (Server) install today from 13.10 to 14.04. Before the upgrade detaching from screen did not clear the terminal and now it does. ...
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Edit menu not pulling up in Ubuntu 12.04 terminal

I'm new to using Ubuntu 12.04. I was trying to open the edit menu in the terminal, but for some reason, when I right click, it doesn't pull up. Does the edit menu need to be enabled? Or does it need ...
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What 016 017 in bash prompt, how can I make it correct in Terminal

I saw a beautiful bash prompt here PS1="\n\[\e[30;1m\]\[\016\]l\[\017\](\[\e[34;1m\]\u@\h\[\e[30;1m\])-(\[\e[34;1m\]\j\[\e[30;1m\])-(\[\e[34;1m\]\@ ...
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349 views

What's the terminal command for auto pressing [Y]?

for ex: if I do like sudo apt-get upgrade Then I might get the y/n question before installing an update. What's the parameter to auto accept it.
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Install Ubuntu server on one computer, then soon as possible control it (via terminal) through another

I tried to set up a home network the other day, and wanted to set my old computer up as a file server. So, I installed ubuntu server on it. Once installed and logged in, I realsied that some of the ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu Linux sudo groupadd option menu keeps showing

I'm a beginner to Ubuntu and Linux. Every time I try to do a groupadd in my Ubuntu terminal the options for groupadd show up and I dont know why. I enter this in my home directory: sudo groupadd –g ...
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How to access the terminal in Ubuntu GUI without a mouse

I have an embedded Ubuntu 12.04 system running with no monitor and I need to run a command in the terminal. I can connect a USB keyboard (or even a mouse, but a mouse would be difficult to use without ...
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Paste a URL in terminal using bash script on Ubuntu

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. I need to write a Bash script which would automatically paste a URL to the terminal without having to press CtrlShiftV on the keyboard. The script contains the command: wget -O ...
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'Detach' from program terminal Ubuntu

I mainly use Windows but was interested in messing around with Redis so I installed it on my netbook (running Ubuntu 12.10) and accessing it via SSH. I would like to start the Redis server then leave ...
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How to display time in terminal instead of username@hostname?

In Ubuntu terminal you see: someone@workstation: as the prefix of each line. Is it possible to have the time displayed on each line? [current time]someone@workstation: The time will keep ...
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Add Ubuntu 11.04 repositories

I installed ubuntu 11.04 a few days ago. But I added the repositories which are only accessible from inside the campus. I changed the repositories to the ones suggested on this page : ...
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1answer
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Removing guest account from Ubuntu 12.04 caused Ubuntu to go to terminal on startup

I have used this tutorial to disable guest account on Ubuntu 12.04. The change was basically adding this line allow-guest=false to the file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf And the result was that on ...
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1answer
44 views

How to start a program without interrupting my current session?

I'am working on some code or document and I need an additional program like IntellJ e.g. How can I start this program in the background without popping up and interrupting me on my work? Often I start ...
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1answer
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How to 'Open Nautilius Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 from terminal

I know how to open terminal while being in Nautilius: How to open a menu with 'Open Terminal Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 by left clicking desktop, or inside folder? I'd like to do the other way ...
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57 views

How to open a new terminal from a terminal in Ubuntu?

I have an assignment in which I have to use socket programming in C to connect multiple clients with the same server. The problem is that every time a client connects to the server the server must ...
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1answer
83 views

Why does Github list the Ubuntu computer's name as author instead of my Github account name when I push from command line?

When I git push from a terminal on my Ubuntu box, which has a computer name of Bot, it asks for Github credentials, and I provide them. The username I provide is my own, not Bot. Yet when I go to ...
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1answer
87 views

Ubuntu equivalent of OSX Terminal.app “Window Group” for saving size, position, number of terminals?

Just like the title... I am looking for an Ubuntu alternative to OSX's Window Group. On OSX, I can open a few terminals, resize them, position them perfectly, and then save the configuration. Every ...
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1answer
211 views

In a Shell scripts, check version of installed package, make a decision based on output

Looking to write a cross distro / cross version shell script that makes sure a forced version of PHP is installed Example: Ubuntu 12.04 has 5.3, Ubuntu 13.10 has 5.5, Debian 7 has 5.4 I need this ...
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ubuntu 13.10 terminal access error

When I try to access my ubuntus 13.10 terminal I get bash: /usr/bin/dircolors: Argument list too long. And I can't figure out what the problem means. I can't use of sudo su everything hangs
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launching applications/terminals with curses-based programs running at startup dwm

I just configured most of dwm to my liking and I want to now set it up so that as soon as I log in, chromium is launched in the first tag with monacle (I have pertag installed), a terminal window is ...
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1answer
502 views

How to open new tab in existing terminal session and using keyboard shortcut / modifying global settings

Keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + T opens a new terminal window on Linux. By default it opens 1 new terminal window. Is there a way how to customize how many new tabs are going to be opened ? e.g. by ...
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67 views

When was the last mouse movement in Ubuntu?

Is there a command in Ubuntu to determine when the mouse was moved last? The screensaver clearly knows, but how can I access that data from the terminal?
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Clear terminal output of last command only

Rather than scroll past hundreds of lines of output to see the previous command history, can the output of the last command be cleared? E.g. after executing ls, clear its output because you don't ...
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1answer
141 views

Terminal history in auto-completion

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and for some reason there is no terminal history (hitting the up arrow for the previous command), nor is there auto-completion (hitting the tab key). These wonderful ...
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1answer
95 views

How can I enable command line history on a remote Ubuntu terminal session?

When logging into a remote Ubuntu session using ssh, my command line history, which I'd usually access on my local terminal with the cursor keys is replaced with ^]]A ^]]B characters etc. How can I ...
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xubuntu xterm lag echo issue with ssh

I have a xubuntu box and using its terminal everything is fine locally; but when I ssh to any server the remote echo seems to be holding the last line until a key is pressed or the window is resized. ...
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How to create permanent VPN connection from terminal only [ubuntu 13.04]

I am attempting to create a live CD for myself that includes a VPN connection to a paid service. All the instructions that I see for creating VPN connections in Ubuntu leverage the UI. However, I ...
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Bash Terminal keeps clearing / overwriting itself

My bash terminal on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit keeps clearing itself partially when the output is too big. If I do a ls -al in a directory with many files. The terminal prints the result, inbetween it ...
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1answer
129 views

Launch sublime text without waiting in the terminal

I have installed Sublime Text 2. I downloaded it from the homepage, put it in /opt/, created a symbolic link in /usr/bin/ called subl. When called it correctly opens Sublime Text 2, but it also causes ...
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Common tmux scrolling solutions are not working

I have the following in my .tmux.conf file: set -g mode-mouse on set-window-option -g mode-mouse copy-mode set -g terminal-overrides 'xterm*:smcup@:rmcup@' In all running sessions, I used C-b ...
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some environment variables not load under certain circumstances

It is most weird. I have set the environment variable TEST in .bashrc, .bash_profile, .profile, /etc/profile and /etc/profile.d/ - everywhere a sane computer might look for it: TEST=successfull ...
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235 views

Beep works but the bell character makes no sound

By loading the pcspkr module with modprobe, I was able to make the beep program work – yes, I'm positive the sound is coming from the on-board beeper and not the sound card. But echo -e '/a' makes ...
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1answer
250 views

How to copy/paste tab characters via the Clipboard into terminal session on gnome / ubuntu

How do i copy text from a text editor, let's say gedit into a terminal session on ubuntu/gnome? I am on ubuntu 12.0.4 using gnome classic.
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How do I remove part of path from the terminal

I give some command on terminal and then type <Ctrl>+w to delete the last word. vim apps/up_multiplier/views/create_ads_views.py If I do <Ctrl>+w, the path is removed and only vim ...
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Download interrupted on Terminal - cannot reinstall

I was downloading the icedtea-7-plugin package for Ubuntu on the Terminal. I used the sudo apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin just like any other person would and I turned back to what I was doing, for ...
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Is it possible to get a “reverse video” effect for selected text when using iTerm2 (like gnome-terminal)?

I've been developing in linux at my day job for the past year or so and while I'm quite happy to be back in OS X I'm missing some features from Ubuntu/Gnome. Is it possible to get the reverse video ...
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enabling options from shopt terminal output in ubuntu server 12.4 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu Server and is typical of Ubuntu Installs (for me anyway) I'm lost. With the Desktop version I can never figure out the sudoers file and wheel group through SELinux, but this ...
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1answer
216 views

How can I open an application using the command line and then close the terminal without closing the opened application?

If I open an application from the command line, say Firefox, the application runs as long as the terminal stays open. Closing the terminal's tab will close the application. Is there a way to open an ...
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222 views

How can I get the terminal in full resolution when running Ubuntu CLI in VirtualBox?

I've installed Ubuntu (latest version) with CLI only, inside VirtualBox running in Windows 7 x64. Switching to fullscreen (CTRL + F in my setup) works, but of course the terminal windows has a low ...
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3answers
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Connecting ssh from ubuntu

I want to connect to ssh from ubuntu terminal but I don't know how. I have searched it on google but I don't understand. I have an ip adress, username and password. If someone can explain to me how ...
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1answer
709 views

Adding highlight to ubuntu terminal

My current terminal looks like this: I know that I can change the font colour and the background colour, but I wanted to know if I can make the words be highlighted according to what they are ...
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2answers
590 views

Execute a command every time Terminal is open

I'm on Ubuntu 13.04 and I'd like to configure my terminal, so that every time a new tab/window is open, it executes the following command automatically and right away. /bin/bash --login How could ...
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1answer
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Arrows don't work in Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 12.xx When I'm in a shell (xterm or gnome terminal) and I press the UP arrow, the terminal prints "^]]A" instead of fetching the last used command like it normally does. How can I ...
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1answer
271 views

Recursive, multi-connection FTP program to use in terminal

I want to download a big quantity of files from other host directly in my VPS via SSH. Reason: The VPS bandwidth is so much faster than my home connection, and I won't download files from the host to ...
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Bash script - find directory, and do something in it. Or find a file, and do something with it

This is what I have so far: for f in 'svn ls repository_dir'; do svn checkout repository_dir/$f/trunk/dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4/needed_dir done This works great for the projects (100's of them) that ...
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2answers
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Logging into multiple servers simultaneously

We have a service which is a distributed system running across about 16 machines, each doing different things. When an operational issue is reported, I would ideally like our dev/ops team to be able ...
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1answer
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wget and axel could not download link with have any parenthesis

if download links having any parenthesis wget and axel could not download it. for example this link: alachiq@alachiq:~$ wget ...