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

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How can I easily retab html files according to some sane default?

I have some html files that I'd like to retab that look like this: <header> <div class="wrapper"> <img src="images/logo.png"> <div ...
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Automatically close application after custom time?

Is there a way to automatically close a certain application after custom time? Update: i.e. stop the Audioplayer after a certain time.
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How can I automatically shutdown the system after a specific time?

How can I automatically shutdown the system after a certain customizable time?
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Automatic desktop/work environment setup

I have this strange thing I am trying to do, so before I jump into it I was curious if someone knows about existing solution or maybe have an advice as far as implementation. I run a small software ...
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How can I make the network manager automatically connect to a new network?

If my computer is on without an network connection(e.g. the router is rebooted, the network cable is unplugged, etc), it won't connect at all until I fix the connection then reboot the computer. How ...
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TestDrive equivalent for Ubuntu Server

Every now and then I'd like to play with a fresh minimal install of Ubuntu (to test sysadminish scripts, application install instructions, package dependency lists etc.). I'd like to have a tool as ...
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I need a command to remove all files from a directory (and subdir) that are under 20MB

With the exception of certain file extensions. (removing junk other than subtitle files from a video directory)
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Why is the automatic login disabled for users with encrypted home?

I've tried to setup an autologin, but that isn't possible, because my home is encrypted. What are the reasons for this? PS. Here I have described my problem: ...
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How can I set up Ubuntu to install updates without asking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable automatic updates? I would like to have Ubuntu silently install updates every day or so. It it possible to set it to do so? Are there any potential ...
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Setup a service that auto-magically deletes specific files from a folder

I have a folder that connects to a hardware weather logger. The data is pretty huge, and I only wish to keep the last 5 hours worth of data. This folder; however, has also some config files such as ...
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How do I run a script automatically when I start an app?

I want to run a script automatically when an application start. How would I do this without making the script run at start-up? My current approach is writing a script with an infinite loop and made ...
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Auto-login to console as root - no Xserver

I'm setting up a PC for a very specific purpose. It's going to do some stuff deep underwater... round about 3km. We don't fear fish hijacking the box locally ;). I'm trying to set up a login: no ...
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Installing Ubuntu server on 180 machines - what tool(s) do I have (except clonezilla) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to clone Ubuntu installation (copying to identical hardware) I need to install Ubuntu on 180 servers. Since all are identical hardware, I want to install ...
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Script / App to unRAR files, and only delete the archives which were sucessfully expanded

I have a cron job which runs a script to unrar all files in a certain directory (/rared for argument's sake) and place the expanded files in /unrared. I would like to change this script so that it ...
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Preseeding Ubuntu Server

I am in the process of creating an automated install disc for Ubuntu Server 10.10. Is it possible to setup package selection within the preseed file (what groups of packages to install etc.)? If so ...
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Is there any way to get AutoHotKey or IronAHK working?

I am very interested in getting AutoHotKey, the windows program for automation of keystrokes, working under Ubuntu. So far I have installed Wine, but am unable to use any of my previous windows ...
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How can I automatically run a command when I log out?

I'd like to make a command run every time I log out. Is there a way to do this?
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How to set up Ubuntu to automatically turn NumLock on when an external keyboard is attached and off when it is not?

Having NumLock on is convenient when using a full-sized external keyboard (having a keypad) and very inconvenient when using laptop's built-in keyboard (which places digits instead of letters on the ...
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Using gvfs or other automounter on ubuntu server? [closed]

I have a headless machine running Ubuntu Server sitting in my closet. I would like to have USB disks automounted when I plug them in just like on my laptop. Is it possible to set up gvfs or some other ...
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Proxy to automatically save specific URLs

I am looking for a network proxy that would do the following: If a requested URL matches a certain pattern (regular expressions would be ideal) save the transfer to a specified folder. I'm not sure ...
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Conveniently switch between Apple and PC keyboard (swap Windows and Alt keys)

I alternate between a Unicomp clicky keyboard by day, and the Apple bluetooth keyboard by night. The Apple keyboard physically swaps the Alt and Windows keys. How do I counteract this? Also, how can ...
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Alternative for Mac OS X Automator?

I once tested Mac OS X and something that called my atention was Automator, a software to visually create scripts to automatize tasks on the desktop. Is there any Linux alternative for this software?
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How do I get involved with testing and QA with Ubuntu?

I'd like to get involved with Ubuntu QA by creating automated tests. Is there an ongoing effort to create these tests? Where can I learn more?