Questions about using the command-line interface (CLI).

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How do I write perl code for following example?

I have file content like this: aaa accounting exec ... aaa accounting exec ... aaa accounting commands .. aaa accounting commands .. aaa accounting commands .. aaa accounting commands .. aaa ...
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need help getting terminal and getting a browser

I just downloaded unity to my chromebook and I only have uxterm and xterm but I don't have the regular terminal and it wont let me download software center in either uxterm or xterm so I need help ...
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Can't add the exec option to my data partition in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using an HDD as a external drive, it has 3 partitions and one of them is for my Ubuntu Documents. I'm trying to compile my programs and it gives me the msg: bash: ./qt-opencv-multithreaded: ...
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How can I create a GIF out of a sequence of PNG files without the previous image appearing on the next frame?

I'll let the .gif I have do most of the talk: The GIF A bit of backstory: I have 100 PNG files (which can be accessed from this link), each one is a frame of an animation. With those files, I have to ...
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Why do I get “Directory not empty” when I try to remove an empty directory?

I have this empty directory, but I keep getting the following error message: Cannot remove test: Directory not empty I know this question has been asked plenty of times but none of them helped. I ...
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Command to create sequentially numbered targeted directories and batch move files

I'm creating a timelapse video by splitting a video into individual images, using G'MIC via the command line to average every 7 frames, then output the results to new images which will result in the ...
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What does this mean from the terminal? [duplicate]

I got this from the terminal while installing a desktop environment. no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory
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How to prevent kernel messages from flooding the TTYs?

Is there a way to stop the ttys from being flooded by the kernel messages? The display shows a continuous stream of messages (which are also logged in the /var/log directory). Every text I key in ...
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can I run minecraft without x11?

Is it possible to run Minecraft in a terminal without X11 running. I know this does not run by default, but can it be set up?
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14.10 gnome classic metacity unable to hook up keyboard shortcut to binary

I am trying to get the Aero Snap effect working on an Ubuntu 14.10 using Gnome Classic Metacity. I found a command that works if I execute in on a terminal window: wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e 0,`xwininfo ...
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How can I see the permissions of a specific directory?

I know that I can use ls -l to list all the files in a directory including their permissions, but how do I see the permissions of a specific directory. For example if I wanted to see the permissions ...
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Diferrence between Uxterm, Xterm and terminal? [duplicate]

Is there a differnce in authority betweem the Xterm and the Ubuntu terminal? Im a beginner to Ubuntu and Im worried if i used the Xterm that I somhow have root privilages and i can harm the PC?
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Terminal prints [3;J after clearing the terminal screen in ubuntu 14.10

The title is self-explanatory - I am having the same problem as the asker in this question. I tried using stty sane but no luck. I am using unity as the desktop environment.
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Terminal command for checking/unchecking “Dim screen to save power”?

I am having problems preventing my laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04, from dimming its screen when on battery power. I have tried everything that is out there on the internet to prevent this happening, but ...
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How can I download this file with wget?

How can I download this file with wget or some other command-line tool? What's going wrong when I try? ...
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How do I enable the 995 port for gmail email server pop.gmail.com

How do I enable the 995 port for gmail email server "pop.gmail.com" Right now I see this: # telnet pop.gmail.com 995 Trying 74.125.130.108... Trying 74.125.130.109... Trying ...
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How to change the name of media device from terminal

I was trying to change the name of my portable HDD from terminal. usually the rename command is used or sometimes mv. I am getting this error. /media/dishank$ rename virus\ BOX/ virus_box virus\ ...
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Create bash file to open minecraft launcher

I use this command in the terminal to run the minecraft launcher with java 8: /home/max/Java/jre1.8.0_25/bin/java -jar Minecraft.jar . I included the full java path because I installed it on /home ...
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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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How do you effectively use the 'script' command to record an interactive shell?

I have been looking at this reference and trying to work out how to actually use the 'script' command. Can someone give me an example usage? All I've been able to do so far is create a blank text file ...
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How do I configure internet connection for Terminal on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and with I've Broadband connection setup, Browser connection is OK, but Terminal not connection via internet, when command type "sudo apt-get update" by terminal then ...
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Resume cp that was interrupted

I was doing a huge cp command, copying 1TB and I had disconnected computer from network after 700GB. Files are still there but I can't anyhow to resume copying. I tried sudo rsync rsync ...
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Echo TAB is not working

I'm using TAB for display a block of code with commnad: echo -e "192.168.1.103 \t TUNG \t 30:65:ec:1f:77:b7" echo -e "192.168.1.107 \t LCT3VCLJN2K3MCZ \t 00:1f:c6:53:a5:36" but it display not ...
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Why is Linux better? [closed]

What are your opinions as to why Linux is the boss. Also which distro do you prefer for personal use?
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How can I pastebin 2 commands?

When I try to pastebin 2 command like this: echo Merry && echo Christmas | pastebinit It only pastebins the second command, and gives the first as output: Merry ...
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Cannot find /howto directory

I'm learning how to use the command line in Ubuntu. In the man intro(1), I have read that I may find more comprehensive information here: usr/share/doc/howto/en However, the /howto directory does not ...
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I have a WiFi problem, what commands do I need to run so I can be best helped? [duplicate]

I am trying to ask a question about getting my WiFi to work but I don't know what information to add to my question to get help, what do I need?
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how to download playlist from youtube-dl?

I'm trying to download some videos in mp3 format. it's a play list. How do I download the whole play list wit one command?
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How to change a .cdr file to a .iso file

Hi I'm trying to convert a cdr to an iso. On OS X I would just use hdiutil but I'm new to Ubuntu so I'm not sure how to convert this. Thanks.
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What is exactly the relation between wmctrl -d and wmctrl -lG in Unity?

from man wmctrl: wmctrl is a command that can be used to interact with an X Window manager that is compatible with the EWMH/NetWM specification. wmctrl can query the window manager for information, ...
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ping command in bash shows heart character

Why am I seeing a heart ♥ after the ping command? I'm running the command below over an ssh connection in ConEmu, if that changes anything. Is this expected or have I been hacked in some fashion? ...
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I can't open Unity tweak tool

I can't seem to open the [Unity][1] tweak tool, either from the launcher or dash or terminal. In the terminal, I got these errors: t***@t***-desktop:~$ unity-tweak-tool Traceback (most recent ...
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How do I can configure Firefox and Terminal via internet Ubuntu 14.04?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and with I've broadband connection setup but it's only some application via internet , But I can't access Firefox and Terminal via internet see screenshot , when Firefox ...
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regarding pattern

As i am new to ubuntu i stuck in a place. how can i get a particular pattern from my terminal and can save to any file like .txt file or any libre office file. file looks like:- [Dec 17 00:00:07] ...
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Linux Console System info program like linfo

There is a nice program written in php5 that displays a lot of system info on the running system. Visit: http://linfo.sourceforge.net/ Is there a comparable tool that runs in a linux console and ...
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text editing using tr command

On using the command: tr -s '\n' ' '< test1 where test1 is a text file. If test1 is written in a manner such that it contains newlines (linefeed characters) and not \n (backslash-n) then the ...
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How do I fix python?

I mistakenly thought that Ubuntu only came pre-loaded with Python 2.x, so I ran the command sudo apt-get remove python-minimal so I could install python3 as default. I soon learned this was ...
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I messed up Firefox, now it's not opening, what to do?

So I downloaded firefox-34.0.5.tar.bz2 manually from Firefox's website, knowing full well that I could've used the Software Updater to update from Firefox 30 to 34. First, I searched for how to ...
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symbolic link in /media

I've tried to create a symbolic link from a file in /media/myuser/nameofdevice/myfolderA to the folder /media/myuser/nameofdevice/myfolderB with the command ln but I get an error. Is possible to do it ...
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Why won't `tail -f` follow my syslog when running live?

I want to monitor /var/log/syslog for any changes in realtime (or within-a-few-seconds-of-time), but tail -f won't update with any new changes. I'm running Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 17 XFCE live now, ...
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How to link to php from xampp installation so i can just use php command instead of full path?

I have xubuntu installation and xampp installed on my pc, and everything works great, but lately i am experimenting a little bit with laravel framework and a lot of tutorials and people just use php ...
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How to change my home directory?

I have a current /home/user/ directory for ~ but I want to change it to be at /user/home/ /user/home already exists. The option of using usermod is not going to work because I don't have access to ...
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My system cant access hard drive HP

I have an HP Pavilion that was running windows 8. I tried to turn it on one day and it wouldnt load windows. The system cant even see my hard drive for Windows recovery. I know nothing about ubuntu ...
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Upgrade from 12.04.05 to 14.04 (LTS) via terminal doesn't allow me to log in

I am a newbie user regarding Linux OS so please forgive me if I cannot explain some things correctly. I will try though to explain you in details what I tried to do and and what was the result. By ...
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Can I make gedit embedded terminal cd automatically to the current file's directory?

How to make gedit terminal itself to change directory to the location of the file which is opened currently in gedit? As by default i have to cd till i get to present file location in my ...
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Couldn't login at shell , nothing show up after login at unity [duplicate]

I accidentally delete Compiz, Ctrl+Shift+T didn't work to open terminal. When I opened shell it says login .. I put my user name and my password but it says login incorrect. Any suggestion ?
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Gedit Gtk warning on ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

When I open gedit from the terminal by- gedit& I get a warning- Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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Install program with different run name

I recently installed gfortran with apt-get install gfortran, but it turned out to be the latest version 4.9, which is not compatible with software that demanded gfortran in the first place. So I ...
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fallocate failed: Operation not supported

When running, fallocate -l 10G /path/to/file I'm returned the following error: fallocate: file: fallocate failed: Operation not supported Creating the file using dd (if=/dev/zero or ...
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File recovery data copy

This is my first time using Ubuntu, and I'm using it to recover data from the drives of my dead READYNAS. The commands used to access/mount the RAID were obtained from here: ...