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

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Bash History Search (CTRL+R) in Ubuntu Suggestions?

Is there an extension of some kind which ties Bash's history search (which you get with CTRL+R in a terminal) into the Ubuntu search suggestions generated when searching via the Windows key (in ...
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Upstart and process substitution

So I want to use the following in my script stanza: forever -l >(tee $QW_LOG_DIR/webserver.log | logger -p user.info -t '[QW]') start webserver.js However, that won't work because: That's bash ...
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Generating a single LaTeX file by merging different LaTeX files

I have a main LaTeX file which inputs many other LaTeX files i.e. for example \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{input1.tex} \input{./Input_folder_1/input2.tex} \input{input3.tex} ...
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msmtp not working?

I was trying to send mail from bash, but it doesn't work and I can't find the reason... So my .msmtprc file is account default host smtp.gmail.com port 587 from account@gmail.com tls on tls_starttls ...
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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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How do I force nmcli to reconnect to different uuid?

I have a bash script that checks my network environment and mounts shares accordingly. If I'm at work and have a hard-wire connection to the LAN, then I'd like to activate a hotspot connection for ...
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Slow bash tab completion

My bash shell's tab completion is very slow, usually taking 1-2 seconds per completion. This only seems to happen when I'm using my laptop from work. Tab completion is very speedy when using my laptop ...
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Can I set up a cron job on Ubuntu Phone

I've been looking around, and can't find if Ubuntu Touch can run cron. So my question is: Can it? Also does it have a standard set of bash utils installed?
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How can I create an X server that has a backing store?

So I am completely new to Ubuntu (I am running 12.04 on a Toshiba Satellite). I am trying to remotely access my work computer but I keep getting an error reading: "xevas: requires a X server that ...
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Why doesn't duply work when set as a cron job?

I have a problem with a cron job which starts but doesn't complete. Running the command manually works fine. I already read the page about cron issues and solutions here on AskUbuntu, tried the ...
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If you install anaconda, how can you inactivate the anaconda environment?

I'm currently using Anaconda to get access to a "standard" set of packages on nearly any platform. The issue is, on the linux side of the house, my current approach is to tell the installer to ...
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Randomizing host name and mac address on boot

I'm trying to set up a startup script to randomize my hostname and mac address on boot. Here is the script http://pastebin.com/qatdtbVH The random mac address is working fine, but the hostname ...
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Altering command to start application by mouse click - how to

I have Google Earth installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and, in order to display clamped polygons on it, I have to start it with the command LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 googleearth. I would ...
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How to automate configuration of legacy wireless drivers during installation

Perhaps the most common roadblock in deploying Linux on donated machinery is getting them to access the wireless network, due to the known issues with supporting legacy Broadcom drivers. Instead of ...
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How to compile Zoneminder source files

I'm trying to make a video surveillance system with my Raspberry Pi (running raspbian) using Zoneminder. Default action of Zoneminder is only to send an e-mail but I want also to run a script which ...
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Desktop Environments Incorrect After SLiM Install

I am working on making an automated install based off of Lubuntu using Debian Installer so that the install is as automated as possible (a few inputs at the very beginning). So far I am mostly pleased ...
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Errors in update checking script (cause: repositories not available)

I have a scripts that tests if updates on my 14.04 server are available, and send me a text message if that happens. The bash script begins with: IFS=';' read updates security_updates < ...
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How to terminate server process?

I just created automation sending an email using a shell script, but it always running and send me an email every sec to my email. I'm using PID and that process name to terminate it, I'm writing ...
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$DISPLAY env var gets cleared at random times

Stock Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I seem to regularly experience the $DISPLAY environment variable getting cleared for some reason I don't understand. Basically everything will work just fine until it's ...
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Change content of list in app indicator made using cappind

I made a simple indicator using cappind script which is based on zenity - Webupd8 article Capind page I want to change the text of the list according to some condition.. Like, if the contents are - ...
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pdsh works well standalone, but doesn't work in script

I am trying to install hadoop via script on my small cluster [introduced in the book: Apache Hadoop Yarn]. I have set up ssh connect without password, and pdsh&pdcp are all fine if I use it alone. ...
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Unable to reproduce the ShellShock bug locally

I have been trying to reproduce the Shellshock bug on my local 14.04 Ubuntu VM without any luck. I know my local bash version is still vulnerable because the following command prints out the commented ...
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Synaptic Package Manager -E-“cache open”, E - Default-Release not available

In an attempt to re-install Bash I tried to open Synaptic Package Manager but got this message E: The value 'precise-updates' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in ...
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How do I open an URL from a bash script?

I have a simple script to start a node.js webserver and open the URL in a browser. However the last part doesn't seem to work, it wont open the URL in a browser (or anywhere else). This is the code I ...
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How can I draw selection rectangle on screen for my script?

I am trying to make a simple screencasting bash script. I want to get screen selection coordinates by drawing a red rectangle with mouse. I can use xdotools to get coordinates but how can I draw ...
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Can you use gnome keyring in bash script, if yes then how?

I am developing a automated mounting script for Windows shares. I have finished the script and it works just fine, but is it possible to add Gnome Keyring to the bash so once user writes hes/hers ...
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On Trusty, what is CL program to create desktop configuration file?

On Precise, I used to create a desktop configuration file with my own GUI wrapper which called the gnome-desktop-item-edit command line program (part of the gnome-panel package) which had the ...
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Why is netcat remote shell not returning any output on ubuntu 12.04?

I'm connecting to a server I have on my laptop, both are on the same vmnet and both systems are Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. In order to connect I use reverse shell from the web sever. First I start listening ...
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Cursor positioning using mouse in bash possible?

In Vim I can actually position the cursor in insert-mode using the mouse. So I assume this should (technically) also be enable-able for the bash. Is it possible? This would be quite useful at times ...
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How To Set FQDN From Bash Script

Is it possible to set the fully qualified domain name from a bash script? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have an autoscaling group on Amazon and I am using Puppet for configuration. For example, I ...
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getting problem while executing ./bootstrap

bootstrap file content : !/usr/bin/env bash # The contents of this file are subject to the MonetDB Public License # Version 1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in # compliance with ...
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Problem with characters encoding in bash in 12.04 new install?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 bits, all seemed to be ok, when I started to work on console I noticed: that I couldn't get some accented characters typed in to the console, for example, if I ...
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Cronjob for MySQL Backup Bash Script Not Running

I am trying to backup many MySQL Databases on a daily basis into a Single ZIP. The bash script works fine by itself (ran in normal environment), but when the Cronjob takes over it does not run. Infact ...
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Matlab compilation returning an error when run

After putting in numerous hours, I felt ready to run my code on my friend's high end computer. I compiled my application (named Zeta). However, when I entered: sh '/home/nicbit/Desktop/run_Zeta.sh' ...
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Login errors in .bashrc in 13.04

I just upgraded to 13.04, and suddenly I get xsession errors in my .bashrc on login. There is nothing wrong with the .bashrc file--I can source it from a terminal login, and after I get into the ...
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Mutiple music player play pause toggle problem

In my setup I use xfce. xfce does not have any method to control the playing and pausing of music players, so I wrote my own script to control the play\pause, next, and previous commands. The problem ...
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javac cannot found, even after adding non-standart path to it in $PATH

Ubuntu 12.10, 32bit Problem too damn simple: I have a NTFS partition and unpacked from .tar.gz jdk on it. All I need from bash, is to see javac compiler, that is located in directory ...
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How to change bash title in a python virtual environment

I would like to know how to change the bash title modifying the configuration files. I often program in Python and use virtualenv to keep my development environment separated from the system-wide ...
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how to output sysstat to cron or other scheduling script?

This question was requested in response to this thread: can't find package crontab-ubuntu 12.04 I have a script which allows the user to select how long iostat, vmstat and sar are run for and ...
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Bash cursor graphical bug in ubuntu 14.10

For the past few weeks (I'm not exactly sure on the timeframe, but I think it coincides with me upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10) I've had an issue with my terminal where, while typing, the white cursor ...
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see how much virtual memory is assigned to a process-bash

I have written a script which assigns virtual or "simulated" memory to a process that I have created. What I want to know is, how can I then list how much memory the process has? I want it to return ...
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Cloning Ubuntu 14.10 installations

I need to use a range of Cloud VPS providers to run servers across the world. The first batch of providers is Vultr, DigitalOcean and DimensionData. Each of them offer the ability to create ...
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Failure to contact privoxy proxy on ec2 node

I'm trying to set up a tor node following http://sickbits.net/creating-a-personal-privoxytorproxy-ec2-instance/ using ubuntu 14.4 lts on ec2. I'm using git-bash on win7. Following the directions, I ...
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Long view for tab completion?

Is there any way to show a long view (e.g., timestamp, permissions, filesize, etc) for tab completion of filenames in bash?
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Running cron scripts with php and node

I've gone through many posts for cron jobs, but still was unable to run it on my Ubuntu 14.04 environment. I have a file test.sh in /tmp/test/. The test.sh contains several other scripts in PHP and ...
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Strange terminal color setting issue

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server (3.13.0.45) which I usually access over SSH. I set up a custom prompt with the following in my .bashrc file: # uncomment for a colored prompt, if the ...
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cannot send mail from home with mutt

The message I send from how show up in my email instantly, from home, they never arrive. I don't not have a postfix server running, so I cant get return mail. How can i trouble shoot this? echo "This ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Anaconda Install Help

I started using ubuntu not to long ago. I am trying to install Anaconda on my linux distribution. Am following the instructions below: http://docs.continuum.io/anaconda/install.html#linux-install ...
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how to use crontab to execute i2cset commands

I am trying to execute a bash script that displays the IP address on a lcd display , on startup .. I want it to execute so that the user knows the ip address as soon as the user starts the linux ...
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Batch processing folders with `find` and imagemagick's `montage`

So I've been working at this for a while and I think I'm ready to give up. I trying to process sub-folders with imagemagick's montage to create contact sheets. This is basically as close as I've ...