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

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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 to batch download youtube-dl trailer based on a folder name?

I have some folders with movies and I am trying to figure out how to download trailers from youtube Folder structure: |-Movie Name #1 (2008) |-Movie Name #2 (2013) |-..... Trailer file: ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

I have a lot of images which have white borders around it. I would like to crop those borders in one batch, preferably from command line. I believe that it can be done with ImageMagick, but I couldn't ...
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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 ...
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Making batch-file for Gnuplot

How can I make a batch file with a series of commandos for Gnuplot, and then execute it in Gnuplot? For example: defining a function, setting the x- and y-axis settings, setting an output so when I ...
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batch tesseract conversion

I am trying to OCR a book using tesseract however I do not want to type each individual page as it is a book near 1000 pages. How would I accomplish this I tried tesseract *.tif * which gives me this ...
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How to i convert this bat file to install a game with it?

Bat file is following : @echo off uharc x data.uha call restore.bat startw unpack.exe /nh startw inject.exe "streams.wav" startw regsetup.exe del data.uha > nul del uharc.exe > nul del ...
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Run diff command to compare all files in directory

I have two folders having in theory an identical folder structure and the same files. I wish to check for differences between the two copies in the two folders. I can run diff folder1/file1 ...
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Linux Batch File Similar to Windows Batch File (for backing up a database)

I have here the batch file in windows, I want to apply the same to linux. May I ask your help to run it in linux. Below is the batch file for windows: @echo off TITLE Upload Masterlist set /p ...
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bat file to batch? [closed]

hello i would like to know if its possible to turn this batch file into a working basfile for ubuntu, im completely new to all this. It works on a windows machine but it does not work on ubuntu. I ...
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How to use single-thread script to do batch processing?

I have a single-thread python script that gets used like this: python -c "arg" I also have a *.txt file with many arg, each in one single line in the respective *.txt. A text file, say 1.txt ...
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Count lines in files from set

I need to count the number of lines in files from a set. I tried to execute find -name pattern -exec vc -l '{}' \; But this command returns find: `vc': No such file or directory
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shell script to install and run [closed]

I am trying to make an automatic installer which downloads file from ftp and installs it on system . Host = "zzz " USER= "ss" PASSWD = " xxXX" FILE = " *.tar" ftp $HOST << EOF user $USER ...