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How to run exec command in a loop until it is successful

I want run exec $Docker-run command until it's successful on redhat linux. Looping over it? $Docker-run = docker run --env-file .env Image-name Can anyone provide a solution?
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running sudo with PHP

Yes, there are many answers to a similar question, but mine is a bit more specific. I want to add the user running apache, www-data to sudoers, but everywhere I've read, they have added specific files ...
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How can I perform start command in PowerShell same as I do in CMD?

When I use start command in CMD it opens second CMD window with the same state (same location and same virtual environment). But I cannot do it in PowerShell. Is there any command for it in PowerShell?...
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What is the difference between running a from cmd line vs. double click?

I have a miner program and if i double click and run it, it works fine, but if i run it from the cmd line using executable name it doesnt run, it crashes. I tried to run with CreateProcess function ...
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How can I stop firewalld from interrupting an existing outgoing ssh exec session when it is started or restarted?

I have a java program running on a Centos7 server that continuously "tails" a file on another Centos7 server using the JSch library to run an ssh exec process to run a shell script on the ...
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Circular pipe in bash

I need a circular pipe in Bash. This doesn’t work: exec 3>&1 | socat | awk | socat >&3 #exec 3>&1 This works: exec 3> /dev/stderr ; echo test >&3 Can somebody provide ...
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How to chain/connect multiple -exec commands with find * and ls?

Problem I use find -exec curl in ubuntu console to list all files in directory and send them to FTP server: find * -type f -exec curl -u ***:*** --ftp-pasv --ftp-create-dirs -T {} $PATHDEST/{} \; -...
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How to silently execute exe file without a opening dialogue? [duplicate]

I hide two files with rar. An image file and an exe file. When I execute this I get exe file dialogue appearing on the screen. But I don't want to see it. How to do that? https://i.stack.imgur.com/...
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unable to execute VBoxManage command in python executable (created with pyinstaller)

OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS make an install.py file executable: pyinstaller -w install.py --onefile install.py script: import os VM = os.system('VBoxManage startvm win10 --type headless') if VM == 0: ...
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Why can't redirect stderr into a file with exec?

I want to redirect stderr into a file /tmp/mytest: exec 2> /tmp/mytest Press enter after input exec 2> /tmp/mytest, the cursor remains there,why command exec 2> /tmp/mytest can't fulfill?
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find -exec grep {} \; egrep -v string \; # the command chain brakes

I'm playing with find command to see how it behaves and I'm a bit lost. First bit is fine : find . -maxdepth 1 -exec grep -l abc {} \; grep: .: Is a directory ./file2.pdf ./file1 Then I try to ...
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How to copy grepped files using Find, Grep and Exec in Git Bash

I've looked everywhere for an answer and nothing seems to be working out. In Git Bash, I need to figure out how to take files found with grep and copy them elsewhere. The instructions were to use the ...
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Is there a way to execute software from EXT4 partitions on Windows 10?

Right, my scenario is that I have a Linux system set up and I was thinking about maybe setting up a Windows 10 dual boot, for reasons. The problem is that I like gaming, and I have a hard drive ...
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Redirection or pipe inside `find -exec`

Any "find -exec" guru's around. I have a folder of files I need to send to sendmail (they appear in there when something bad has happened). The command find . -type f -exec sendmail -t < {} \; ...
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What does + mean in the bash `-exec command {} +`?

For the command structure -exec command {} \;,i got info in man find. {} means selected files. ; means trminate the argument. \; escaped to protect them from expansion by the shell. In the ...
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Tweaking sfx exe file not to be opened by WinRAR or any other extraction utility

Is it possible to change a .sfx.exe file to disguise its real identity and behave like a real PE? Is there any other packager tool to make a standalone or autonomous exe that consists of, for example,...
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nohup process keep shutting down

I am trying to run 10.000 processes to create asterisks phone accounts. This is to stress-test our Asterisk server. I called with php an exec() function to create a Linux command. nohup /usr/src/...
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Only last tee writes to file (possible overlap with exec?)

I try to have all my outputs redirected to a.out, except some that must also be written to b.out. I think using exec on top of tee (tee to also redirect to b.out) would be fine but tee does not look ...
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find multiple files, and copy real files from symlink

I was reading this question but it hasn't answer, and the mine its different. Linux: Trying to find files from a list recursively and copy them somewhere else I'm trying to find the real files from ...
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rm -irf -Irf with find

why below statement do not ask for confirmation while using option i or I for rm ? // pass aggregated find . -name $name -type d -exec rm -irf {} \; // pass each find . -name $name -type d -exec rm -...
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abort spawned program when it prints a specific warning

My Bash 4 script calls a third-party program P (one that I can't recompile), which prints warnings to STDOUT. When it prints yikes, it also enters an infinite loop. So when I detect a yikes, how can ...
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How to NOT include parent directories when using zip command?

I need to: Traverse a directory and find all sub-sub-folders created for > X days ago Zip the content of these folders inside the sub-sub-folder and remove the previous content Example of file ...
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How do I open fonts I've been sent which are showing up as 'exec' files?

This question is regarding to InDesign and fonts: I just received a zip with fonts from a client, but unfortunately they are all exec files (whatever that is) and I can't open them. What should I ...
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Opening a video through PHP's shell_exec fails on Mac OS X

I'm hosting a local web application on my computer (Mac OS X) which contains a button to open a video with QuickTime. On button click an AJAX request is made to a PHP script with the following content:...
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WsAppService.exe or Wondershare, is consuming all my RAM

Recently my PC started to freeze. The RAM was being clobbered. I do what I always to CNTRL + ALT + DEL to open taskmgr. Well non of the processes were there. So I decided to check Resource Monitor ...
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who forks when the applications are double clicked on Linux?

So I know when in shell and I run an executable then shell forks it into a child process and later exec's to get the program and data memory of my executable. So if my shell is now closed/exited then ...
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How can I run an untrusted executable on linux safely?

I have downloaded an executable compiled by a third party and I need it to run on my box (Ubuntu 16.04 - x64) with full access to HW resources such as CPU and GPU (through nVidia drivers). Suppose ...
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Find files and group into directories

I have a folder and sub folders and massive numbers of files as follows: Folder called Movies Sub Folder called "009 - A bad Wolf" Files called " 009 A bad Wolf.avi" Files called " 009 A bad ...
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Set volume using php exec and amixer

I wrote a little php script to control the volume of my local machine with alsa: <?php # for simplicity and testing it really just executes the command: echo exec('amixer set Master 5%+') . " \n"; ...
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find and exec on only filename

I need to find all files older than X days and delete them locally and from my s3 bucket. The problem is the find command returns me the full path and filename too. I tried messing with basename and ...
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How to kill a process that calls execv?

A process that calls execv is not dying, by, what looks like, design. Example borrowed from here: #include <sys/types.h> #include <unistd.h> #include <stdio.h> main() { pid_t ...
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How to launch this particular script from any desktop at any location?

This part seems to be the code to modify: Set fol = fso.GetFolder("c:\TEST") How can I change that so that it works on any computer from any location/path? Would I need to integrate an additional ...
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How to execute shell script from PHP with non-standard extension?

I've Windows with shell integration installed from Git (as well as Cygwin) and the following PHP code fails to run external shell script which has .launcher extension: <?php passthru("foo.sh&...
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Construct command for bash exec

I have a shell script that runs exec to replace itself with another command. The other command takes some optional arguments. exec mycommand $ARG1 $ARG2 $ARG3 Any of these arguments could be ...
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Empty line appears while merging different file contents in shell script

I have written shell script to merge different file's contents I have created directories f1,f2,d1,d2 and files under them , I need to merge all files's contents : comand is find /home/ah5024331/f1 /...
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Can't find executable (pipsi) in my PATH even though my PATH is set correctly and permissions are also correct in ZSH

I have just installed pipsi. I'm on Mac OS X Yosemite and I'm using iTerm and running zsh via oh-my-zsh. My problem is that I get the following: ~ >>> pipsi zsh: command not found: pipsi ...
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How to rename files to monotonically incrementing sequence numbers followed by a suffix?

I want to rename all files under a particular directory to a number followed by a suffix. For example, I want to rename all *.jpg files to 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg, ... I thought about using find for this ...
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Why does sudo fork before executing the process?

This question may seem a bit silly, but since in Unix-based systems, replacing an executable's image is done in a single step, replacing the currently running process, in the function call execve (and ...
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Linux find command with multiple command -exec using chown and chmod

The following command runs but the two -exec commands don't run - so the file gets moved but the permissions and file owner doesn't change. find ~/Downloads/ -name "2014-12-24*" -exec sudo mv {} ~/...
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Shell script force stop without waiting for the exit code

I have written a shell script checklick.sh on my CentOS box with the following content: #!/bin/sh # # description: check link through rtmpdump # . /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions DUMPUTIL=/usr/bin/...
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Open file using bash with unix executable

I have an application which loads using a bash script e.g /Applications/My.app/Contents/MyExecutable I can load this using bash like so "/Applications/My.app/Contents/MyExecutable" However, I ...
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How to enable program execution blocked by domain group policy

How can i enable program execution from any path in local computer using regedit when it's blocked by domain policy? I managed to remove policy restrictions from registry but this one escaped.
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How to make a copy of file in the same directory

This creates a file in the same directy as 'some.file.bak'. find /home/ -ipath "*/temp/some.file" -type f -exec cp {} {}.bak \; How to make a copy in another name such as 'another.file' in the ...
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How to execute files which are found by find

I have some executable files under a directory tree. I want to find them and execute them the most simple way. I've tried this so far: find . -perm 0775 -type f | xargs exec But exec is not an ...
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Difference between an install EXE and the EXEs found within the install folder [closed]

What is the difference between an installation EXE and the EXE files that are found within the installation folder? For example: The VLC media player install is called "vlc-2.1.3-win64.exe" and is ...
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Stop execution of a function after a given time in PHP

I have five exec() functions in my script. I want to set it up so that if a function fails to respond in a given time, the function will be killed and the next function will start its execution. <?...
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execl: couldn't exec `/bin/sh'

I accidentally moved the whole bin, boot, dev and etc directory. After moving everything back I get the following error email from various cron jobs: execl: couldn't exec `/bin/sh' execl: No such ...
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How to invoke shell script while staying in interactive mode

When I call: execl("/bin/sh", "/bin/sh", (void *) NULL); The /bin/sh/ program is started, which opens a shell in which I can type commands. However, if I call: execl("/bin/sh", "/bin/sh", "~/...
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Is there a way to use > operator in find -exec

I'm trying to empty lots of files under a certain folder. >file or cat /dev/null > file or echo "" > file can empty file. find . -type f -exec blahblah {} \; can find files and do something ...
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Compile the kernel to increase the command line max length

Following up on https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14176089/system-command-line-max-length-in-perl, which say the max length for exec/command line arguments is controlled by ARG_MAX. So I want to ...
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