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

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I want to print a user specified number of labels without opening Libreoffice

I'm using Ubuntu in a restaurant. In this case I'm using a Brother label printer to print "Use By" date labels. To print one I can use the command libreoffice -p ~/Desktop/TestLabel.odt I have this ...
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Export PATH and EMSCRIPTEN

I am confused about PATH setup. I was installing emscripten and following their tutorial. As the last step you export variables running source ./emsdk_env.sh This exports couple of things: ...
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Bash script works from command line, but not if started by upstart

I have a script that listens on port 12 and invokes xbmc when receiving a wol packet. It works perfectly fine when I launch the script directly from the command line, but nothing happens when I let ...
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Bash script runs fine, but not in cron

I have a script that's supposed to record a shoutcast stream for an hour, convert it to mp3, and then save it. The script runs correctly when I run it from the terminal, but I can't seem to get it to ...
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Ubuntu for phones - is there a terminal similar to the one known from PC's?

I am thinking about install Ubuntu on a phone. I spend a lot of time in terminal while working on my PC. There are much things I do using bash scripts, for example. Then, is there a terminal on ...
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Not able to create user on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I'm sorry this post is so long, but I wanted to make sure that all the stuff that might be relevant was readily available. I've been trying to create a new user account on my laptop, and, even though ...
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How to Launch Terminal Script with Appliation Icon?

I am relatively new to linux, but I wanted to get my Tor browser up and running. I have downloaded and extracted the Tor Browser Bundle. In order to open the browser I need to cd to the file and run a ...
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How to run a complex command by xfce mail-watcher

I just installed the xfce4-mailwatch-plugin I would like to use the option "Run on click" to either switch to Thunderbird, or to open it if it is not currently running. The command I use for this is ...
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post-receive: No such file or directory

I'm getting an error when trying to push to a remote Amazon EC2 (Ubuntu Linux) instance. I've given all related directories and files full permissions. I'm trying to use a post-receive hook to move ...
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Permission denied error after SSH login

I am having Permission denied errors after logging with non root user (which has permissions to do "sudo -i" command). I get these errors: -bash: /bin/uname: Permission denied -bash: [: =: unary ...
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Inconsistent parent directory of all symlinks

A large portion of my system depends on symbolic links, so this is a very serious problem. I do something like the following cd mkdir test mkdir other cd test ln -s ../other/ # So ~/test contains a ...
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How to use debcondf Show results with debconf-set-selections?

I'd like to know in common how to use the results of debconf-show with debconf set selections to precvonfigure deb packages with the command line or within a shell script For example If I use sudo ...
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Tomcat Installation startup.sh not working

So I've followed the list of steps on : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-apache-tomcat-on-ubuntu-12-04. When I try to run the startup script, I get this message: ...
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Function to change title doesn't work when run in script

I've got a simple command that sets the term title: # Allow the user to set the title. function title { PROMPT_COMMAND="echo -ne \"\033]0;$1 ($PWD)\007\"" } export -f title I'd like to access ...
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Modifying PATH does not work

I want to add /home/myname/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20130219/eclipse to PATH. I edited .profile: PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH:/home/myname/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20130219/eclipse" but it won't work. Why? ...
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Allow any user to use shutdown with my own shell

First of all sorry if my english is not excelent but it isnt my native language. I have a project where I'm building my own shell (named MYSHELL). One of the tasks is to create my own built-in ...
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Shortcut to terminal/bash script without 'instant close'

I've created a desktop entry in ~/.local/share/applications. It looks similiar to the following: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Crontona Server GenericName=CA Server Comment=BDAF ...
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bash dirtrim produces strange results with ~/foo/bar/var directory

In some of my projects, I keep a var or a lib folder for runtime output and external libraries. To keep my prompt rather short, I have the export PROMPT_DIRTRIM=3 option in my .bashrc. This works ...
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How to temporarily disable sleep and hibernate from the command line

It seems like there are many ways in which a Ubuntu's settings can be permanently manipulated to sleep when desired as long as predetermined conditions are met. However, these are more permanent ...
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Permissions when running second level script

Evening Everyone, I have 1 bash script that starts the program Motion (some may be familiar with). Motion links to a script in the motion.conf upon picture save or file save to a perl script that ...
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msmtp - errors sending bash but not command line

This is in reference to a post on another forum but didn't get a single response so hoping that others here might know Here. I am trying to send a message with attachment using bash and msmtp. When ...
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Script runs program instead of just running script

I want to make a script to run the following command with a double click. My script is: cpufreq-selector -c 4 -g performance Manually running it in terminal is fine but if I use a .sh file it ...
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xmacro without running x server?

I need to record typing in terminal, and it works just great in x session inside of xterm with xmacro, but I need to do such macro recording without running x server, and I can't really find the ...
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unable to run script using “startup applications” option in ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to run following script to run my rails application on startup but unable to execute. run_my_app.sh #!/bin/bash cd /home/<user>/<my_rails_app> && rails server ...
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How do I sync Metadata?

Pryor to an update,I spent months editing and recovering album meta-data manually from the internet,making sure everything is the way it should be,sad to say after a kernel update I could not log in ...
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Setting & Saving bookmarks on a video timeline

I have used openshot or better still flowblade in order to trim my videos say to get rid of advertisements but perhaps back in Windows era I was too fond of Solveigmm Video Splitter that I found any ...
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Lost graphical login after automating script command

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to log all input/output from users. I've simply tried adding script -a -f /LOG_files/Log_file.txt to users ~/.profile. The logging works just fine, but ...
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How much Memory/RAM is really being used by this Ubuntu 14.04 system

How much RAM/memory is really being used by the Ubuntu 14.04 x64 system? From htop, the amount of memory used is 3 GB and swap usage (on SSD) is 5.7 GB. However it appears that the most memory hungry ...
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Why I obtain this compile error when I try to install a software?

I am not yet a Linux guy and I am going crazy trying to install a software compiling it on Ubuntu 14.04. This are the only provided instruction to install it: Debian First, make sure that ...
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Init.d script not updating git repository

I have the following init.d script running on my ubuntu machine: # /etc/init.d/do-updates cd /home/ubuntu/Fox;git pull sudo /home/ubuntu/Fox/batch_update_process.py 1>> ...
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After exporting $PATH, commands don't work anymore

Trying installing Java, I tried to add it to the executable path with the line: export PATH=/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_60/bin:$PATH in the system-wide /etc/bash.bashrc file. For some reason this ...
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Alias's in .bash* not working

I am trying to create an alias and it does not seem to be working. I have tried it with both .bashrc and .bash_aliases. If I open my terminal and perform source .bashrc, then they work OK. What am I ...
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<Enter> button does not work in Guake for zsh

I have 2 machines with Ubuntu 14.04 on them. On both machines I've tried to switch shell to zsh for Guake. As a result pressing button (to run a command) has no effect, although other ...
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get cpu usage of system users

Working with monit I need create an alert that get cpu usage of system users, so: top -b -n 1 -u user1 | awk 'NR>7 { sum += $9; } END { print sum; }' seems a good solution but I'm not sure about ...
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Grub rescue error: file not found after fsck and a few updates

I am new to Ubuntu. I was using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I ran a sudo fsck on my terminal and went on pressing y for a long time at the prompts that appeared. When it seemed to continue for long, I did a ...
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Terminal exits program before able to accept Hashcat EULA

I'm trying to play around with hashcat,just using the examples included with the program, but before the command can run it requires me to accept the EULA. Instead of me being able to enter 'YES', the ...
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Execute script as root on global hotkey independent of logged in user?

Desired scenario: Upon system boot, a bash script is loaded which listens for a specific global keypress, independent of logged in user, also listening in the lock screen. Upon a specific keypress, a ...
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Bash if password filled save it

I am trying to save a password to gnome keyring via python script. The python script will be runned from bash script if password is filled in zenity GUI. Example: User inserts hes/hers password to ...
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listing permissions

I'm a biomedical scientist and I'm having trouble running a custom data analysis pipeline written by one of our collaborators. His script crashes with /bin/sh: 1: ...
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Bash script to set a Ubuntu machine as a Router

I am looking for Script that would set a Ubuntu machine as a router and also options for it to be changed back to normal Network settings and configurations.
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java file will not launch from .desktop file - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a bin/bash script- #!/bin/bash java -Xms256m -Xmx1g -jar KeeperDesktop.jar inside an executable text file ( keeper-start) I have created a .desktop file for it as i want to launch it ...
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Bash Script for Git Checkout

How do we create a bash script to do a git checkout on a couple of previous commits? cd /Users/testuser/testproject for i in `cat /Users/testuser/Desktop/commits.txt` do git checkout $i I have this ...
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Startup script xrandr missing LSB tags and overrides please help

hello i have a simple script that looks like this xrandr -s 1680x1050 When i run it standalone it works! when i put the script into /etc/init.d/xrandr.sh I get the error "missing LSB tags and ...
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Absolute basic MQ wanted - command line driven

I am looking to install a very basic command line accessible MQ product. It will be run on Ubuntu 12.04 lts, and should be able to support multiple readers. Any products I should be looking at?
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Openmpi mca parameters does not work

I am trying to setup some of the mca parameters for an mpi execution, The command I am trying to run is: mpirun --mca btl_base_verbose 30 --mca btl_tcp_if_include eth1 -nolocal -pernode -machinefile ...
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How to fix this rsync script?

rsync directory always starts in the home directory, but I want to sync files into a directory inside of a .kde directory. I tried this: rsync -avc -e ssh root@xxx.xx.x.xx:/var/www/.../backup/docdata ...
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Create a pre-commit git hook to fetch and place in appropriate folders

I'm trying to create pre-commit git hook that uses the Transifex Client or custom bash script to fetch all of the language files on Transifex and place them in appropriate folders...could be written ...
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Run multiple screen sessions in a bash script

I know this has been asked for many times. But my script just would not work. I would like to write a simple script running on EC2 in the beginning, which creates two screen sessions and execute some ...
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Terminal and Bash Meta/Alt key combinations

It seems to be impossible to use the Alt key as the Meta modifier for some Bash line navigation commands such as M-f and M-b. This is because Meta = Alt, and Alt-<letter> opens any menu that ...
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A script which can be run from a flash drive and modify startup applications

So I have created a script I would like to run on computers at startup on the network I manage. Each is unique, so merging settings accross the network would be problematic. I could change each ...