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Ubuntu 14.04: New user created from command line has missing features

I am trying to create a new user in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from the bash command line. I use the following commands: sudo useradd -c "Samwise the Brave" sam sudo passwd sam Enter new UNIX password: ...
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Script for Opening Two Terminals and Execute Three Consecutive Commands

I intent to open two terminals and execute three consecutive commands in bash script. Basically, the first terminal will execute first command, second terminal will execute second command, and back ...
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A bash script to show logged off users [on hold]

Please help me create a bash script to show logged off users. It's easy to know which users are logged into a PC, the problem is to see those who are not, I have some time looking online, without ...
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Use of the Rename Command

I have a two part question. I have a series of files with the names "file.pdb.#", where # is an integer. 1.) How can I script to rename all the "file.pdb.#" to "file_#.pdb", where the integer is ...
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when building u-boot /bin/bash: arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc: command not found

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.0.4 on a 64 bit machine. I have an AM335X development board. Along with the kit came the compressed kernel (linux 3,2), rootfs, u-boot, and ARM cross compiler ...
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Different results of 'ps aux | grep x' if entered manually and done via script

It was probably a bad method, but I was running ps aux | grep x | wc -l as part of the if statement in a script. When I ran this from the command line as a regular user, the result would be 1 if the ...
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Sorry, user is not allowed to execute X as root on lt

Whenever I try to run a command from the termainal as sudo, I am now getting the error: Sorry, user {user} is not allowed to execute {command} as root on lt. lt is the name of my computer. The only ...
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Non-sudo alternative to /usr/local/bin for common scripts

I'm used to putting common scripts in /usr/local/bin so that I can execute them from anywhere with the terminal. For example, I make a shell script named 1, make it executable with chmod +x 1 and put ...
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How can I be sure “apt-get install” successfully finished its work?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I intend to download Skyrim. So I put the command into the terminal sudo apt-get install playonlinux. Everything was loading fine and it seemed to be working, however before ...
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What is wrong with my code so far? [on hold]

I'm attempting to make a DNA translation script in bash that will take an input file, iterate through the file, and convert every three characters into the proper protein code it corresponds to. Thus ...
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Installing YADR on Ubuntu 14.04 error - prezto: old shell detected

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox, and I am trying to install YADR (https://github.com/skwp/dotfiles), which works really well on Mac OS X. However, after I finished installing and ...
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Standard LXC Container configs for shell scripting in Ubuntu?

I would like to do computation in neutral environment. I got a tip about Linux containers here. I am not sure how this project about Linux containers is managed, like who is the central board. ...
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How to have a video player resume from where I last left off?

I'd like to be able to launch a video player (VLC, SMPlayer) via Terminal, using some command like resume_media and then it will automatically find the most recently played media file (.mkv, mp4 etc.) ...
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Shell script to remove unity launcher(if present in Ubuntu 14.04 ) and/or the xfce panel (in the case of xubuntu)

Just want shell script to remove unity launcher(if present in Ubuntu 14.04 ) and/or the xfce panel (in the case of xubuntu). If anybody has idea about the same then please let me know. Thanks
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Remove whitespace from all array elements

I have a array called arrayvar . Which is being defined as arrayvar=( $(awk '/'"$vovar"'/,/}/ {gsub("'"$vovar"'"," "); gsub("}"," "); gsub("{"," ");gsub(","," ");print}' temp1 | tr -d '\n' | sed ...
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Storing some strings in a array

I have this sCSISmart1 TRAP-TYPE ENTERPRISE cyclone VARIABLES {cycHostAdapterNumber, cycHostAdapterID, cycManagerID} DESCRIPTION ...
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Script does not run properly under cron - restart OpenVPN

I have a OpenVPN Server, that I connect via a VM (Ubuntu 14.04). In this VM I have the following script, that checks if the connection is up, and then if it's down, it restarts the openvpn service. ...
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How to remove element from gsettings array in script?

Array in dbus/gsettings has a format [element1, element2, element3, ...]. Gsettings' interface allows only replacing existing array with another, so for instance, adding another item element can be ...
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I want to allot ip adress using script file [on hold]

I want to allot ip adress using script file in my C Program ,i.e. by writing the ifconfig command in the bash file and calling it. Pls help how to achieve this.
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How to set environment variables for GUI program?

I am using texstudio, a latex editor, on Ubuntu 14.04. When I start it from bash $ texstudio, and click the compile button, it works fine. However, if I start it by clicking the icon in the launcher, ...
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How to use shell variables after doing sudo su

I am writing a script to fix a missing 'F' letter in a mail log file. The mail log file is continuously updating. I am getting a file name, after that I am doing 'sudo su' to get superuser access. ...
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How to alias 'git' to 'g' so that bash-completion rules are preserved?

If I do this: alias g='git' I loose all completion rules (i.e. branches and remotes are no longer being automatically completed when I hit TAB after typing, for example g push o).
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Using sed to remove all lines containing special characters , numbers, and spaces

So I'm fairly new to using shell--bash specifically--and I'm in the process of writing a script which will translate files containing DNA sequences into a more useful format. Unfortunately, many of ...
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“Text File Busy” when running a simple script on bash

When I make a simple script, I get "Text File Busy" when I try to run it. dbell@det-ui-supergbe:~$ cat > test2 ls ^Z [2]+ Stopped cat > test2 dbell@det-ui-supergbe:~$ chmod a+x ...
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Add particular strings to an array sed/awk/grep

I have this ciscoFlashCopyStatus OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX INTEGER { copyOperationPending(0), copyInProgress(1), ...
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core file size with ulimit

My question is probably not related to Ubuntu in particular, but since my desktop running this OS, I came to this forum. I am trying to change the core file size using ulimit -c command as follows: ...
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How do I write a Bash script for this scenario?

I have these files in the directory home/acs. TBBN027162G_38d8-2f08-0c40 TBBN027605G_38d8-2f08-1518 TBBN027941G_38d8-2f08-0d1c TBBN027923G_38d8-2f08-35e4 I want to read TBBN027162G as service_id ...
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How to cancel next job in order after rsync

If two jobs are entered into bash command line separated by semicolon: $ job 1; job 2; How do I cancel the second one? If I press CTRL+c, the first one will be canceled and 'job 2' would start, I ...
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Passing Variable into awk gsub

I have this command Here vovar=OBJECTS prvar="$(awk '/'"$vovar"'/,/}/ {gsub("$vovar"," "); gsub("}",": %s,"); gsub("{"," ");gsub(",",": %s,");print}' temp1)" Contents of temp1 ...
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How do I delete everything after second occurrence of quotes using the command line?

I have this store in a variable sCellEventTrap-03-28 TRAP-TYPE -- CAC Code: 00 ENTERPRISE compaq VARIABLES { scellNameDateTime, scellSWComponent, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop goes to sleep when issued “poweroff” command while lid closed?

My ubuntu version is 14.04 LTS. I used the following command to shutdown the system after a certain process was completed (This process takes a long time to complete, so I needed a way to ...
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How can I send commands to specific terminal windows?

I'd like to write a script for opening multiple programs (servers) simultanously in separate terminals - doesn't matter which one - and assign different commands to different terminals with commands ...
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How can I pipe the output of a bash or shell command to the clip board? [duplicate]

In order to minimize mouse usage (accessibility and health reasons), how can I pipe the standard out to the OS clip board? That is, I'd like to do something like: $ drush uli | ...
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How can I tackle a pager formatting trouble with (certain) man outputs?

I ran into something that made me suddenly 25 years younger today. (Wish this could happen more often.) That long ago it was troff that occasionally did this; now see: $ man man -> normal output to ...
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Getting Rid of Autojump

I just removed autojump and I still get this line whenever I access my command terminal: bash: /usr/share/autojump/autojump.sh: No such file or directory I used sudo rm -rf autojump as my primary ...
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create scatter plot

file (1. arg) will create (scatter plot) for n. column (x-axis, 2. arg) and m. column (y-axis, 3. arg) function is called myfun sourcefile 1 3 for scatter plot of 1. and 3. column from file ...
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appends n-th line from the file x at the end of the file y

I have been asked to write a command that appends the n-th line (MYN) from a file (x)to another file (y). Here's what I've done so far: MYN=4 hey=$(awk 'NR==$MYN' x) echo "$hey" >> y But why ...
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Print characters behind the digits

function/script, that for argument in format (alphas and digits) afa5hgt3tt, errerew9ax66w, prints characters behind the digits many times as value of digit, e.g. hgthgthgthgthgttttttt ...
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How to make a script delete a directory after checking for its existence?

How might one make a bash script which when run will check for the existence of a file/folder and if the file/folder is there remove it?
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How to execute a custom script when Internet reconnects?

My Internet gets disconnected every now and then. I'd like to run a Bash script every time the Internet reconnects. The script is quite simple: #!/bin/bash mplayer /home/user/sound.mp3 It's placed ...
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When using && and sudo on the first command, is the second command run as sudo too?

If I run a command. sudo some-command && some-other-command Is the second command being run with sudo previlege also?
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Shell script & “nvidia-smi” - needs right command/flag!

I've got a problem regarding a shell-script and the "nvidia-smi" command! I've made a script that as protection against CPU overheating on my Ubuntu Server 14.04.2. The scripts works nicely but I ...
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How to change niceness of process by name

Java process is killing my computer (Intel i3, 8GB RAM). It takes over whole CPU and system starts to hang. I was trying to change niceness of java processes but i have to control it for all time and ...
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How to stop command number incrementation on duplicate command?

Problem Thanks to this question, I succeed to forbid my bash to stock the same command more than one time if I write many times the same command. However, there is still a detail that I cannot ...
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Make echo ignore spaces?

I have a file called temp1 sCellEventTrap-03-27 TRAP-TYPE -- CAC Code: 01 ENTERPRISE compaq VARIABLES { scellNameDateTime, scellSWComponent, ...
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OpenVPN --up called scrip does not work properly

I use such command to run my OpenVPN connection (part of script): gw=`netstat -rn|grep UG|awk '{print $2}'` openvpn --config ./openvpn.ovpn --up "./up $gw" >/dev/null 2>/dev/null& So I ...
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Ubuntu can't find my bash-script at /usr/bin/

On my first Xubuntu I successfully copied my script trans.sh to /usr/bin, made executable and after that I can run it in any position of terminal, but my second Xubuntu can't find my script in ...
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Renaming files to add a suffix

I need a command to rename all files in the current working directory, in a way that the new filename will be the same as the old, but including a suffix corresponding to the number of lines of the ...
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How to write literal \n in a file as text from the terminal?

I write this in terminal: printf ' \n\necho -e \"writes (>> appends) in note.txt this text'\n'on 2lines (with "-e" and "'\n'" help)\" >> note.txt\n' > note.txt I get this in ...
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Passing Strings to /bin/login

I'm in the process of creating a login wrapper for /bin/login so that when you boot Linux you get a TUI Login instead of the bland login on the tty console. This will be just a bash script for this ...