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

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ubiquity - How can I configure my WIFI in automatic installation

I have an automatic ubuntu 15.10 installation up and running on my USB stick. It works fine so far, my preseed file is read from the usb medium and everything is installed without pressing any key. ...
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How configure Ubuntu to suspend after inactivity based on time of day?

I know we can configure Ubuntu to go to sleep after being inactive for "x" amount of time. But I want that to be based on time of day. Say, suspend computer if it has been inactive for 1 hour and it ...
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Dynamic info on wallpaper on Ubuntu just like Mac OSX? [closed]

As you can see in this picture, the wallpaper has it's clock change. This (from here, read the top comment) is actually real since there was a download link for this. So in short, 2 questions Will ...
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Make mouse automatically click at a color

This thread is totally not made for cheaters. So to be short, I want to make a script that auto-clicks when pointed at a color (like idk in games?) Oh and I also need it to work at full-screen apps ...
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How to automatically install libraries required by automake?

I'm trying to compile a program with lots of dependencies from source. Currently, my workflow goes something like: ./configure configure: error: Cannot find A library. sudo apt-get install ...
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How to recursively and automatically convert all bmps to pngs in a given directory?

I have a directory on my machine with 100s of images in it, about half those images are bmps, and the other half are pngs... I need to make all the bmps into pngs, but as there are so many of them I ...
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Completely automated custom server installation with no internet - What are my options?

I need to perform various things on my custom ISO server installation during the first boot. It needs to be completely hands and internet free. What are my options here? I see the pre and post ...
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How many times will a cron job run when given asterisk (*) on all positions?

If we define a cron job with * * * * * /some/task/to/perform, how many times will the job be executed in 60 seconds?
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How to automate MySQL-Server without prompts in bash?

I would like to know how to automate the MySQL-Server installation through bash script on a Ubuntu 14.04 x64 LTS server using apt. I use a server on digitalocean and tried many solutions but none of ...
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When writing a Bash script, how do I create then open a file with the date as part of the name?

I want to use a script to open a list of URLs, then create an empty text-file called "[today's date].homework" and then open that text file in Vim. Here's the script I have now: #!/bin/bash ## Open ...
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Anacron starts but does not run cron.daily

$ grep anacron /var/log/syslog Feb 20 19:05:11 jesus-Custom-PC anacron[1410]: Anacron 2.3 started on 2016-02-20 Feb 20 19:05:11 jesus-Custom-PC anacron[1410]: Normal exit (0 jobs run) Feb 20 19:05:13 ...
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Does install hook execute everytime juju deploy is called

I might be wrong in understanding the hooks lifecycle but what I've understood from the following link is that everytime juju deploy somecharm is called juju looks for the hook files that are going to ...
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Find and remove broken radiostations in rhythmbox

I've just imported 4000+ radiostations to rhythmbox with a .xml file. Now I don't want to go through the tedious task of checking every single station to see if the URL is broken or working. Is there ...
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how to automate ssh login with password and ppk?

Hi I would like to automate my ssh, where frequently I use to enter my login name, password and attach a ppk file to enter into my server. Is there any way to automate this process using python, ...
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How can I update my languages from the terminal?

After installing Ubuntu and updating the system, the first thing I usually do is make sure that all applications use the preferred locale. To do so, I start Language Support from the Dash which ...
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How to retrieve IP Address from a VM that can't have Guest Adiitions Installed

I am trying to Automate the build and deploy process of a piece of server software we make, this software runs on ubuntu 12.04 but doesn't allow "apt-get" for security reasons. I have gotten as far ...
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Web page launching manipulation automatically

I have been using a seven year old box to listen to a web radio station. Hey I have the box it actually has no speakers, it just makes me two cents per hour, pays my electricity bill monthly. Here is ...
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How to make my system delete all the files in a certain directory older than a certain time while keeping the directory structure intact?

I have a directory on my machine, think of it as my own sort of tmp directory, but it's in my ~ directory. And I want to make it so that my system every 3 hours deletes all the files in (though ...
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web browser automation for interacting with Google

I won't bother with too many details but I need to programatically click on elements on a webpage. https://keep.google.com/ to be exact. For various reasons I cannot use things like iMacros or ...
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How to execute a command in multiple Terminals by executing a command in only one? [duplicate]

I am going to have multiple machines that I am going to connect to via SSH so I am going to have multiple Terminal windows up, though what I want to do is to execute a command so that all the machines ...
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How to install dogtail script recorder in ubuntu 14?

According to this tutorial, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Automation/DogtailTutorial I should have 'Dogtail script recorder' installed in my system after install python-dogtail package. ...
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14.04 Automatically restart binary if it stops [duplicate]

I have a binary file that stops running every few weeks, you can simply start it again and it runs for another few weeks. The software is not perfect but it would be perfect enough if it restarted ...
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Direct script execution on Ubuntu Server 15.10 skipping login screen

I need to execute script automatically on boot and display its output on screen but I have two problems. Ubuntu asks login credentials How do I get script display output on screen (to work as in ...
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How to make Post Installation Script for automated installation?

I have a ks.cfg which automates xubuntu installation Now after installing I want to run a script which will install my code, my doing few things like copying ssh key from server and doing git ...
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Creating hierarchy from tree output

I sometimes come across interesting skeleton code projects that are presented as the output of the tree command. There is not always an archive or a repository that allows me to easily clone them in ...
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Automatic install and configure

I have many computers and sometimes I do a fresh install. There is a huge hassle to configure the computer after the install. I have tried to ease up the process by using ansible + ldap + openvpn + ...
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Write a custom lookup script for MusicBrainz Picard

I have a collection of music files (~200/batch) that I need to tag through Picard. The files have no metadata, and the fingerprinting tool is very inefficient (<50% mean accuracy). However, the ...
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Theme creation utility that automates the creation of the CSS files

I am starting to get into GTK and window theme creation, and if I have all of the images for the different states of all the buttons etc, and I know what colours I want for everything like ...
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How can I automatically add workspaces, only if I need them?

Assume I am using 4 workspaces and I incidentally need more, is there an automated process or, if impossible, an easy way to incidentally add more workspaces (instead of installing Ubuntu tweak etc. ...
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How do I automate nightly disk imaging?

I do a lot of development work, and sometimes this means messing around with drivers, non-official packages, and boot settings. I want to start automating nightly disk imaging so no matter what ...
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Installing packages upon installation automatically

I commonly install/remove a bunch of software after installing Ubuntu, I wonder about the methods to automate it. Is anything like /etc/apt/packages where I could define which packages I want? ...
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Installing a specific Ubuntu release using preseeding

I am trying to install a specific Ubuntu image with mini iso: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty With minimal Ubuntu image, I was able to ...
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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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How to automate the process of checking an Ubuntu ISO SHA256sum

I know that I can get the SHA256sums (and MD5sums) from http://releases.ubuntu.com/ as they are provided now within the folders, but is there any way of automating the checking process so that the ...
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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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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 .. ...