The use of control systems to reduce the need for human work. Related to automatic systems.

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How to rotate WiFi connections?

I have 2 WiFI connections available. Sometimes, the WiFi network disconnects, and when that happens, I'd like the system to automatically use the other connection. How can I do this in Ubuntu?
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How to *Fully* Automate an Ubuntu Install?

I currently am in a pickle where I have to install Ubuntu on up to hundreds of machines and I cannot use my right hand right now due to an injury. I need a simple way to completely automate the ...
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Unattended Installation for Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop?

I am trying to make unattended ubuntu installation for ubuntu14.04 desktop using preseeding file. i have used this link for creating preseed file. ...
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Security: Automatic updates - automatic or not?

I am using kubuntu 14.04.2 I have updates set to download and update automatically for where there are security updates - yet the security update for Adobe Flash was not automatically installed when ...
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How to enable scheduled updates

I know that you can make it so that security updates are downloaded and installed automatically, but you seem to be unable to do this with other updates, also, I don't want them just to be installed ...
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When I create a new directory, create a markdown file with the same name in it

I want to create a lot of directories (manually, using the GUI). I will then want to have inside them a markdown document with the same name as the directory, so this sort of tree: 624466 └ ...
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Sick of “Not enough free disk space when upgrading” an automatic solution? [duplicate]

Sick of checking this post page every X days, I really would like to solve my problem with the disk space and the Ubuntu updates. So, there is a way to automatize this process? Not enough free disk ...
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During system restart telnet service isn't start automatically

Each time i restart the system i need to login through SSH & then restart the telnet service manually. Any idea how to get rid of this? System Info: Ubuntu 15.04 (GNU/Linux 3.16.0-36-generic ...
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Make a program automatically take higher priority?

I'm using my Ubuntu OS to play Minecraft. I can get the game to run a little faster by closing my other programs and giving the Minecraft java process a higher priority via the System Monitor. The ...
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Why do I have to turn on wifi by commands every time Ubuntu starts?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on a Lenovo G50-30. When I installed Ubuntu I got some troubles with the WiFi. I couldn't turn it on/off. I searched on Internet and found out some commands to fix ...
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How do I autostart docker container at system reboot?

As I hosted a WordPress site in docker containers and i want these containers to be started at boot time always, so need to done it manually.
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not able to ssh to docker instance with vagrant

This is my Dockerfile RUN adduser --gecos "" vagrant RUN echo "vagrant:vagrant" | chpasswd ADD couchbase.tar.gz /home/ RUN apt-get install librtmp0 RUN dpkg -i ...
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Automatically update commands for Ubuntu server system

As we have pointed out here, we can quickly update Ubuntu system by executing the piled commands sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade My ...
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Playing a video in full screen after startup

I need a way to run an info screen. I have a video file that it's supposed to play, how could I automate ubuntu to open the file in for example VLC and play in full screen? I'll probably use auto-on ...
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Problems with starting x11vnc on boot

I'm trying to start up x11vnc on boot, without the need to log in, but I ran into quite a few problems and none of the guides helped. First of all, rc.local does not work, as it apparently starts ...
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starting FGS at boot

I am having trouble starting FGS at boot on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In the documentation page it reads to set the environments and start the program each time after log in. Anyway, I would like to do this ...
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How can I automatically mute my laptop when it connects to my work wifi network?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and it would be helpful if I can do this. My phone can do it, my laptop should be able to!
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Is there any application which interacts with the user? [closed]

I'm very comfortable while using Linux or Lubuntu although Windows seemed a little faster but it hangs at a certain point. So I would like to thank all the programmers of Linux I really liked it .. ...
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system actions based on keywords in logs

I've been searching for an answer for some time but haven't come up with much. I'm wondering if there is a way to monitor logs in Ubuntu and then launch scripts based on keywords and/or input lines ...
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System-wide text replacement similar to AutoHotKey

AutoHotKey has this text-replacement feature: ;bullet ::_bullet::• ;disapproval ::_dis::{U+0CA0}_{U+0CA0} ;lenny ::_lenny::( {U+0361}{U+00B0} {U+035C}{U+0296} {U+0361}{U+00B0} ) I am trying to ...
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How to Compress (More than one at a time) PDF files from terminal

I work with lots of rather large imaged documents ranging from a few bites to multiple gigs of data per file. I need these documents to take up less storage space and especially to be more ...
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How can i automatically upgrade to mainline kernel

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I know how to upgrade the kernel manually and I manually upgraded the kernel to 3.18.2. Is there any way to upgrade kernel to 3.19 automatically?
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Join Ubuntu to Windows domain “automatically” not by the user!

I'm working on a project related to image cloning using a FOG solution (to clone an image of Ubuntu 12.04 to target machine using FOG server) We also have an active directory (Windows Server 2008) ...
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Unable to run Junit 4's JUnitCore

I've downloaded the junit-4 and hamcrest jars, as specified on the Junit site: https://github.com/junit-team/junit/wiki/Getting-started However, I can't figure out why the junit-4 jar doesn't seem to ...
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Is there a way to run a command every time the mouse moves?

I'd like to run a script every time I move my mouse. This is the first step in making a workaround so that I can use 100% of my monitor edges to go between them. Is this possible?
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incron tab won't fire

I'm trying to get incrontab running, but it won't work. This is the error I get: access denied on ~/propt/apo/feeds - events will be discarded silently and this is the line in incrontab I want to ...
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How can I automatically copy the content of a usb (flash) drive to another directory?

I want to program my Ubuntu in such a way that it automatically copies the content of USB flash drive to a defined folder in my home directory. I would like this to be done automatically when any ...
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How to terminate server process?

I just created automation sending an email using a shell script, but it always running and send me an email every sec to my email. I'm using PID and that process name to terminate it, I'm writing ...
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How can I install Calabash-android for Ubuntu?

I am new to Calabash and recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. Can anyone give me detailed steps on how to install Calabash-android for Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04? If more specific information is ...
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Installing graphite-carbon via apt unattended

I'm trying to create an automation script that install Graphite without user interaction (unattended). I try with the following command: sudo apt-get -q -y --force-yes install ...
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Applying an effect to camorama throught command line

My first question here : I'm doing some experiments here on my xubuntu 14.04 laptop with repositories' package of camorama. I would like to set up an automatism to launch automaticaly camorama when ...
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Make all new .sh file executable

One of my script is making new .sh files in /tmp/ folder how can I setup that all new files in /tmp/ folder will get chmod -x automaticaly because my script is failing when trying to run scripts in ...
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How can I save lines from terminal to a text file?

I made a simple bash script that pack a file and then upload it, if everything is fine I am getting some http:// links to my stuff as output I want to know how can I copy those links automaticaly to a ...
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Modern Ubuntu home media, security, and automation center [closed]

I'm looking to set up a large computer to act as a home media center, a security system, and possibly home automation. I'd like the following features 64 bit support Modern (based on a recent ...
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BTSync: Intall Bittorent Sync silently with no prompts on Ubuntu Server 14

Trying to install btsync in fully automatic mode - silent, without any prompts. I try to use assume yes feature of apt and also DEBIAN_FRONTEND env variable, but have no luck: export ...
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Running command at certain time or after that as soon as possible

I have folder for temporary folders and I would like it to be emptied automatically at 3am. I know crontab probably could do this but what if my laptop isn't on when it should run?
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How to make Ubuntu shutdown when power lost?

My project requires that the power source for the laptop be switched on and off. Is there a way to make Ubuntu shutdown properly when the external power is lost? It will run the shutdown on its ...
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Is there any way to get daily,weekly & monthly autobackups of mongodb running in ubuntu14.04?

Is there any way to get daily,weekly & monthly autobackups of mongodb running in ubuntu14.04 ?
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auto-save (and auto-delete) screen recorder video?

I set up my old phone as a security camera and downloaded SimpleScreenRecorder to record it. However I would like to find a program that would allow me to auto save say every hour and auto delete ...
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Build mount points from multiple files

I was wondering if anyone has seen a way of specifying mount points in multiple files? My scenario is as follows: I am trying to automate desktop provisioning and setup, using a combination of ...
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Prevent SSH from logging out after running initial commands

I'm using ssh to connect to a remote Linux machine like this: ssh -i .ssh/path/to/id_rsa -p 22 user@host 'cd /path/to/dir' I'd like some commands to be executed upfront (such as cd /path/to/dir) ...
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How do I program it so that when I press and hold the left mouse button it will auto click a set amount of clicks per second?

How do I program it so that when I press and hold the left mouse button it will auto click a set amount of clicks per second? I've been looking everywhere and all I can find is mouse automation tools ...
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How to perform unattended installations of Ubuntu Desktop?

I know that there is a lot of information about headless and unattended installation of Ubuntu servers. But I need to install the desktop version of Trusty on a lot of machines and I would like to ...
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Is there a way to pass arguments to be parsed when dpkg --configure <package> requests user input? [duplicate]

I'd like to run dpkg --configure virtualbox-guest-x11 from within a shell script so it can answer N to the following question. $ dpkg --configure virtualbox-guest-x11 Setting up virtualbox-guest-x11 ...
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Autostart program whenever a file is added to a folder

I have Lubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop for a few weeks now. I have been working on customizing the OS and such quite a bit, as well as installing everything that I need for daily usage. One thing I did ...
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Writing a bash script to execute/automate install of drivers

i'm trying to write a script to automate the install of TV card drivers (for some reason i have to re-install after each ubuntu update). Would this work? I've tried it but it doesn't look like it's ...
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How to Automate Custom Ubuntu 14.04 Build And Test That All Services Are Running

I have been trying to figure out, and was hoping you may be able to share some tips, for how to automate the creation of and setup (e.g. answer the questions during installation) of a Virtual Machine ...
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Batch export torrent files from KTorrent

To export single torrent file: Right mouse click -> Advanced -> Export Torrent To export n torrent files: ???
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How to run a cron job as a specific user?

I have a couple of commands I want executed after the machine boots up. A user shouldn't have to log in or anything for them to run. I found this great answer suggesting crontab with the @reboot ...
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Can I automate filesystem cleanup?

I have a multi-user system and recently started receiving messages saying low disk space in filesystem /root and the same for /boot. /boot was at 100% capacity, so I ran: sudo apt-get ...