Bash is the shell used in Ubuntu's command-line interface.

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start script after resume as logged in user (not root)

I'm running owncloud client in Ubuntu and after a suspend/resume there's a bug in owncloud which makes it not be able to connect to the server. I wrote a little script which should restart owncloud, ...
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Want to rename multiple files with removing of first 12 characters [duplicate]

I want to rename multiple file with some conditions . In all files ,first 12 characters are same and i want to remove these first 12 characters of all files. Here is short example : Suppose I have ...
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Script not running on resume/wakeup in Ubuntu

I have a script named 999_thaw_flash.sh in my /etc/pm/sleep.d The script follows like this :- export DISPLAY=:0 #!/bin/bash case "{$1}" in resume|thaw) lynx --dump link1 >> file1 lynx ...
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How can I make bash completion (tab auto-complete) match a particular command first?

I develop using Python on Ubuntu and so I use the workon command (from virtualenvwrapper) a lot to switch virtualenvs. Previously, workon was the first tab-completion match for "wo", so I could type ...
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Bash Script Not Working

I hope this is an easy answer Problems: I placed the following bash script called learn-address.sh in the following folder: vi /etc/openvpn/netem/learn-address.sh Added the following two lines to ...
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Open Terminal Shows : bash: alias: =: not found How to remove? [duplicate]

when i open my terminal it shows: bash: alias: osmall: not found bash: alias: =: not found bash: alias: cd: not found bash: alias: /var/www/html/OpenSupermall/: not found bash: alias: ...
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I have a problem with a loop in a script. How I can create a loop in a loop?

I'm doing a script for improving my scripting capacities, but I can't make a loop work, how I can fix it? Here's the script: As far as my knowledge go, the problem is in the below script: read op2; ...
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Rearrange the components of filenames for a group of files

I have a group of photo files that are named: ddmmyyyyxxxx.jpg (xxxx is just a sequence number) that I am trying to search but sadly no results, is to rename the filename to yyyy-mm-dd-xxxx.jpg. All ...
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reboot bash script for Beaglebone stops without finishing

For the longest time I used the following script: #!/bin/bash echo 'start' && ssh -o 'StrictHostKeyChecking no' root@192.168.7.2 'reboot'&& echo 'end' which echos "start" and also ...
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How should I set enviroment variables at GNOME login - not shell?

Ubuntu 12.04, GNOME Classic I have a script that I execute from /etc/bash.bashrc. Whenever I open a terminal, it sets some environment variables needed for my applications to run. I execute them from ...
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regular expressions / pattern matching on ubuntu command line

I notice a lot of bash utilities like ls, cp, mv, grep use regular expressions and pattern matching. For instance symbols like * [] {} etc. However, I find this to be different in some regard to ...
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sed: no input file / permission denied

I get a weird error when I run 2 almost identical scripts and I don't get the difference. When I run this script things go well: #!/bin/bash sed -i 's/^\(\s*\)sudo\s*/\1/g' ...
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Scripts for disabling and enabling proxys are not working [duplicate]

I have following scripts for enabling and disabling proxys, but looks like they are not working. Do you guys know what might the problem be? enableProxy.sh #!/bin/bash export ...
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Copy files from list of files and create necessary directory structure

I have a file list like below: app/code/community/Company/Module/Block/Adminhtml/BlockAlias.php app/code/community/Company/Module/Block/Adminhtml/BlockAlias/Edit.php ...
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How to detect the number of opened terminals by the user

I am using Ubuntu and can manually change the bash shell prompt color to green using export PS1="\e[0;32m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m" However, I want the shell prompt color to automatically change whenever ...
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Installing Ruby On Rails shows errors on line 168

I am trying to install ruby on rails on my me elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya. and now i am seeing the following errors on my terminal. even if when i restart the terminal the errors shows on the first ...
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Why is xinetd so slow?

I'm using an aws ubuntu distro (small size) to receive webhooks from github. The basic setup is to use xinetd to kick off a small bash script to read the post data in from github. If it's a ...
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bashcript that opens another bashscript [duplicate]

I have a script that opens terminal and list directories. My problem is that the second terminal ls the files but disapears in a flash. how can i make it not disappear? i have tried sleep but not ...
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Trickle and Trickles Not Working

I'm trying to limit UPLOAD rates on my machine to 1 or 2 MB, It bottles at around 10 so want to make sure there is enough left over. I've tried within my script to call my command with trickle ...
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How to change Terminal Title in ubuntu 16.04

When I was using ubuntu 14.04, it's easy to set title. Just press F2 or move mouse to top menu. But there is no menu on ubuntu 16.04 and press F2 can't change the title. What should I do?
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How do I make games 'public' in Ubuntu Server?

I'm fairly new. I thought I'd mess with paths and permissions and so forth by doing something pretty straightforward. I have the Infocom z-machine interpreter frotz installed and working. z-machine ...
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Terminal has lost its colours

In terminal, the usual user@machineisn't green/blue as usual. Instead is is just white like the rest of the text. If I ssh into my server however, the colours are the same. Perhaps I've accidentally ...
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Restart systemd system unit from bash script? [duplicate]

Background: I'm running two node servers as systemd system units. Both units run under a user account (not root). One of them is the production server, the other exposes a webservice which invokes a ...
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Write result for each pair of files in directory to file

I would like to execute command on each pair of files in directory and write a result to a file, I would like to get matrix NxN of results. I've started: for file1 in some_directory/*.txt; do ...
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Question about bash script

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. I have written a basic bash file which automatically logs me into my SSH server. Is there a way to add a message which says "Connection failed" if SSH can't reach the server? ...
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Removing Duplicates

I have 2 folders in this situation, /ParentFolder/FolderName/Files.mp4 and /Mount/FolderName/Files.mp4. In essence anything in /ParentFolder needs to replace any folders with the same name in /mount. ...
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Why might this “reboot on ping fail” script not be working?

I have an unresolved problem with my vps falling off the network. There's no reply and the webhost have no idea, so I thought this bash script should work #!/bin/sh ping -c5 8.8.8.8 if [ $? -eq 0 ]; ...
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Bash scripting problem on echo -ing the current working directory

I have this code: #!/bin/bash #clear screen clear # Ask for name of directory to create echo "Please enter a directory name" echo "that you wish to create" read dir1 # create directory mkdir ...
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Integrating RVM with LXTerminal, but no “x-terminal-emulator” in lubuntu-rc.xml file

I'm trying to use this instruction to automatically load RVM and the profiles, but there's no "x-terminal-emulator" in my ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml file. Should I use this command for it to ...
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Copy/move a list of files to a directory while maintaining directory structure

I have Ubuntu 14.04 os installed in my system. Now I need to create a script for copying/moving a list of files and directories of a Magento module to another main parent folder along with ...
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At command with installed programs

I am trying to test at in 15.04. So far, nothing has been printed to terminal or any programs run echo "test" | at now + 1 min ls -l | at now + 1 min What am I missing?
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set command with no arguments

I was looking for env to display all the environment variables. I happened to issue the command set and it seems to "cat" a script to the console. Why does this happen? This reference page does not ...
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Script to convert .wma to .mp3 command not found [duplicate]

I am using a script called conv-script that I found on AskUbuntu here. It looks like this #!/bin/sh readarray -t files < wma-files.txt for file in "${files[@]}"; do out=${file%.wma}.mp3 ...
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how do i get verbose output from lpr?

Im troubleshooting a printer, and I want lpr to give me verbose output. This web page made is seem likely, a "-V" option, but the man pages have no option, and it doesn't work. How do i get verbose ...
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Windows 10 UBUNTU bash

I am having multiple problems getting UBUNTU to work properly.. I am getting pages of errors after running apt-get install -f the errors end with: 6b39-1.13.11-0ubuntu0.14.04.1); however: Package ...
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Run Shell Script inside tmux

Why after running tmux on a remote server via ssh, program works; but after detaching sessions, it returns 404? This is a Go(golang) program, a http server listening on a port, behind a nginx reverse ...
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ctrl + r not picking up the latest commands in history

when I enterl ctrl + r and enter a search term it goes back in distant history and never finds the commands that I most recently typed that has this keyword
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Errors logs for MAAS commissioning?

I am trying to get some things to work with MAAS. I have hits some brick walls (hard!!), but in the end you will learn right ;) So what I want to do is to make MAAS start the machine with etherwake. ...
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Permission to my ~/.bashrc denied

I have an issue with accessing my ~/.bashrc file. I did and obtained the following: yuve@YuveSys:~$ ~/.bashrc -bash: /home/yuve/.bashrc: Permission denied yuve@YuveSys:~$ sudo su ...
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variable expansion in single quote

I have have string in single quotes. Inside which I want to insert a variable and expand it. I know in bash variable expansion works with double quotes only. But I'm still not able to make it work. ...
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Problems with Ubuntu via Crouton on Chromebook

I have a few problems and questions. First of all I am using a brandnew Chromebook Acer R11 and used this guide to install Ubuntu next to Chrome OS: ...
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bash script to run a second command with select output from first command as variable

I'd like to get the output of the second command with the 7 character PSI domain (00:01.0) as a variable. How can I write a bash script to do this? jeff@jeff-probook:/$ lspci | grep VGA 00:01.0 ...
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Invalid bash variable assignment

I have two scripts namely variables.sh and install.sh. When I execute bash install.sh, the .config file is not properly created. The export CC line doesn't adds BUILD64 variable entry into it and ...
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Need script to logout after 20 minute idle time and then auto login

I have a public internet terminal at my workplace. Often, users will simply walk away from the machine without logging out (of email, facebook, etc.) -- I want to make the end-user experience more ...
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Can't use --help with printf

Most programs print usage and quit with "--help". But I can't get it to work with printf: $ printf --help bash: printf: --: invalid option printf: usage: printf [-v var] format [arguments] man 1 ...
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What is the meaning of the highlighting in the terminal? [duplicate]

I use ubuntu for about half a year, but I'm still a newbie regarding the terminal. So could someone explain me what the exact meaning of the highlightings in the terminal is? I only know the ...
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Start script to launch repeating child scripts?

I'm trying to get this looping script to run at boot. If I add '#! /bin/bash", I can start it automatically from profile startup but then I can't get the child windows to behave properly. - What am I ...
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Executing commands in an elevated bash process by writing to the standard input of its parent process

I have a simple bash script 'bash.sh' that starts another bash instance using pkexec. #!/bin/bash bash -c 'pkexec bash' When executed this shows a prompt for the user to enter their password. The ...
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Difference between bash-shell and ksh-shell by using while with read - what can I do in bash for the same response as in ksh?

I have two scripts: in bash #!/bin/bash H_VARIABLE=empty echo "Zeile1 Zeile2" | while read satz do H_VARIABLE="$H_VARIABLE $satz" done echo H_VARIABLE=$H_VARIABLE Result: ...
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How to autostart shell script MobileTerminal create application

I have a jailbreak iPhone I have installed MobileTerminal I always must typing the command to start the application Can you make application that by clicking on it also opens MobileTerminal without ...