Questions about batch-processing - how to apply the same procedure to a lot of files/objects.

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batch “convert” into jpg with nice alpha flatten

I would like to batch resize and convert to jpg a few png files. But some pixels are transparent, and some are half transparent; I would like the transparent ones to be white, and the half-transparent ...
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Scale down image such that it fills a square of 100x100

I want to create thumbnails for all images of a folder. I also want the images to fit in a square of 100x100 pixels. So after scaling the images down, while the smaller side needs to be 100 pixels, ...
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batch add header/footer to pdf files

Is there a command or script that would help me ease the process of adding page numbers to a pdf with hundreds of pages? Thanks.
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Batch convert H.265 mkv to H.264 with ffmpeg to make files compatible for re-encoding

I have H.265 encoded files that are so resource intensive they don't play well and my conversion software (mencoder) doesn't (currently) support the H.265 format. Can I convert them to H.264 in a ...
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How to batch rename linked files [duplicate]

I created and linked 50+ files but now they have in the name Link to xyz So what I want is to remove Link to from the all 50+ files names
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Create a bash file to open several terminals and execute specific command in them

I am trying to run an executable which will ask for two inputs at the beginning of execution. In gnome-terminal I am executing the file. I have created around 48 folders containing this executable, ...
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Master PDF editor - batch remove watermarks

So I will begin from the start: There is one very good PDF editor for Linux called Qoppa PDF studio, which is capable of image OCR etc. etc. (PDF tools which Linux lacks) like paid Adobe Acrobat Pro. ...
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Run konsole script opening php script from python

I've written a python script, which runs, and upon closure I want it to open a shell script, that opens a php script. Python script directory: /home/user/test/a named: python1.py Shell script ...
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How to comment multiple images at once

On Windows I had that nice bar on the bottom with the exif entries that I can't manage to make appear on Ubuntu (I'm on Lubuntu but I've tried Mate and Plasma 5.4 too). I've tried with exiftool: ...
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Split found files to run find -exec commands in parallel [duplicate]

I have a multi-level directory of jpegs that I want to optimise on a semi-regular basis (as things are added). The command I'm using jpegoptim is single-threaded so when I run the following, only one ...
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How to run a batch (.bat) file on Ubuntu using Wine (with complete steps)?

I have this old Windows game with a .bat file which doesn't open with Wine and only opens as a text file. I have browsed through and tried several suggested ways of opening it with Wine console ...
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Delete first part of file names

I have a directory full of files foo_num.txt. I'd like to rename all to num.txt (that is delete the "foo_" part). Can I do this in one line?
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Convert batch pictures in command line

I would like to convert in konsole a great number of picture. I need pictures resized in order to achieve a video. I can do it for one picture, I am satisfied with this command : convert ...
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How to detect files with the same name but different extensions?

I have a directory whose files have extension either .JPG or .NEF and I want to delete the files of the form X.NEF for which X.JPG does not exist in the directory. (X here can be any string.) I don't ...
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Is there a way to feed commands to ubuntu at runtime? [duplicate]

what I want is way to feed commands to Ubuntu at runtime that is to so that i don not have to wait for resources that gets locked to be free for example during during update we get this error ...
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how to move a specific range of files from one directory to another

In my parent directory I have 10000 files, I want to copy or move the files to 4 sub directories subdir1, subdir2, subdir3, subdir4 equally and if possible simultaneously. Is to possible to copy a ...
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Downloading using wget - read links from a file

So after reading the documentation, I am assuming that the proper way to do it is : wget -i linksfile.txt Now, what flag is used to ignore errors and keep going. I just wget to continue downloading ...
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How to create multiple files with the Terminal?

I've been learning to program with a really cool introductory book to C and I write off every example and task so I can learn the syntax by heart. I did every file manually until now, but the ...
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How to batch compress folders?

I want to batch compress folders, I want the format to be 7zip and of course I want to preserve the name and get the .7z extension at the end.
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How can I compress multiple pairs of files into separate archives by name?

I've got a couple dozen sets of Audacity project folders and .aup project files whose names are very close, i.e. 10-13-14-data and 10-13-14.aup. I'd like to compress all of these files automatically ...
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How to find out what an action is called in gimp's Batch Image Manipulation?

I want to both zealous crop and remove image transparency for a bunch of files. I know how to start the batch job and I was able to find the action plug-in-zealouscrop for--duh--zeahlous crop. Yet I ...
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Batch export torrent files from KTorrent

To export single torrent file: Right mouse click -> Advanced -> Export Torrent To export n torrent files: ???
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How do I move thousands of files from a list?

So, I have a list of files in a text file. I believe it's about 100,000 files. The files in said list are spread across many directories, have different sizes, filenames, extensions, ages, etc. I am ...
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Concatenate single common PDF to directory of PDF files

I use PDFtk, and the PDF Chain gui. Despite reading the man page and investing time in a variety of web searches, I can't find the answer to this one - I have a directory of PDF files, and I want to ...
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How can I batch convert mkv files to mp4?

At moment I use the single video command of: avconv -i File_name1.mkv -codec copy File_name1.mp4 To change format but I need a method to do this for over 400 videos what would the batch command ...
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Is there something like batch file in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I was using Windows until my Windows 7 corrupted. I was learning about batch file (.bat or .cmd). Is there anything alike with it in Ubuntu? If there is what is it?
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how to integrate multiple machines as one system?

As the title. What I wish to get from this is: 1. the four nodes works like only one computer, i.e., one root, one system, one bash, one updates for all machines. 2. once a user is logged in, it is ...
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How can I move the results of a Recoll query to a folder?

I'd like to know if it's possible to send matching files from Recoll (searches words or strings in the content of several files .pdf .doc, etc) into a folder. Thanks!
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Move/Rename a lot of files with specific file size

I recovered a lot of pictures (1000+) from a bad SD Card. All except 75 which seems to be 'broken'. I ran a program to get all the pictures reading at a lower level and I found out I got all the ...
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How do you create a script to batch add repositories and then batch install packages?

I've used Synaptic Package Manager to save markings for all installed packages to a file. Here's a snippet: libmono-system-drawing-design4.0-cil install spotify-client install mono-2.0-service ...
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Recursively copy (and rename) files to their own same directory with another name

This Q and A will cover a very specific yet common case: given many files with the same or similar name each in its own directory, create a copy of each of them in their original directory but with ...
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Batch convert .rar terminal

I need to batch convert a bunch of .rar files to .zip files in a folder. I do not need to extract them they are comics help in .rar form and I want to convert them to .zip so they can be used in ...
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ffmpeg batch convert files

I have a folder that contains audio files, files are in sequence named from 1 to 150 but none of the files have file extension. What I want is to convert them to aac or.mp3 and If I can join them as ...
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It is possible to run a Exe file in RedHat [closed]

I am new to linux. I run the batch file which will execute exe file in automated way. I need to do the same in linux. Kindly give me some idea how to use it. Thanks in advance
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AVConv loop issue with output file names

How can I turn: /media/MediaOne/Movies/Kids/Aladdin.avi /media/MediaOne/Movies/Kids/Incredibles.avi into /media/MediaOne/converted/Aladdin.mp4 /media/MediaOne/converted/Incredibles.mp4 when ...
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How to add printers to Ubuntu en masse

I work at a company with many network printers. We're switching many of our computers to Ubuntu 13.04 and I need to add the printers en masse. I figured the best way to do that was through a script. ...
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Command/App to convert video files [duplicate]

Anyone know how to batch convert multiple video files into smaller sizes?
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piping using ssh without having to relogin for every pipe

I have an ssh connection and I have to send some local files and output to the ssh server. I know I can do this using the following command tar zcf - stuff | ssh user@server 'tar zxf -' I would ...
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How to batch rename

I want to batch rename files I have a folder and in that folder there are files that I want to change name to 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.. Thank you for your time
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How can I resize 300 image at the same time? [duplicate]

I have a folder, which include ~300 images. I want to resize it to 800px wide in another folder. How can I do that? I have tried some ImageMagick command.
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.sh Help Please. Trying to convert this to .bat [duplicate]

I have a .batch file with switches and parameters how would i run that in a bash file? Any help would be appreciated @echo off title runserver "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25\bin\java.exe" ...
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Remove last three characters from all files in a directory

I have a directory with about 10 files and I want to remove the last three characters from the names of all of these files. Anyone know a terminal command that can do this? And separately, how would ...
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How can I recursively delete all files of a specific extension in the current directory?

How do I safely delete all files with a specific extension (e.g. .bak) from current directory and all subfolders using one command-line? Simply, I'm afraid to use rm since I used it wrong once and now ...
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mass copy files of specific extensions to folder

I recently recovered a drive that was corrupted. it has a ton of extra files I do not need but I do need to copy files by extension over to the new location, eg: .jpg .png .mov .mp4 .wav .pdf .doc ...
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How to crop borders/white spaces from image?

I have a lot of images which have white borders around them. I would like to crop those borders all at once, preferably from command line. I believe that it can be done with ImageMagick, but I ...
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Rename files numerically (date/time order) [duplicate]

I have 200 files in a folder which I downloaded. I downloaded them in a certain order -- often only a few seconds apart. I would like to append a number to the beginning of each of the files. So the ...
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Command line dvd creation with chapters and menu

I have several personal video and I would like to put them on a dvd. I would like to classify them by year; so the menu would list the year, and each video should be a chapter. I could do that with a ...
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How to open a .bat file? [duplicate]

The .bat file has this context "start client.exe ur;name=test;ip=79.114.123.26;port=8888" Can anyone tell me the instuctions how to run it, thanks in advance
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Is there a command-line program that can output ascii art as an image?

Is there a command-line program that can convert an image to ascii art and then save that output as an image e.g. jpg or png? To illustrate what I'm in need of, I want to convert the image below into ...
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How can I batch convert images to b/w while preserving the folder structure

I want to batch process images but I have a very specific task that I want to do I do not want to change image type I want to make them black and white I want it to create/preserve images and sub ...