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

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Use the bang-commands (e.g. '!!') of bash in scripts and aliases?

Is it possible to use the so-called bang-commands (! + command/symbol, like e.g. !! or !$:p) in bash scripts and in bash aliases? I wanted to add the line alias getit='sudo apt-get install !!' to ...
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How do I reset my video driver settings using ONLY the command line?

I recently installed Ubuntu14.04 in virtual box. After installing, all of the software, I installed the nvidia-current driver, as a particular graphics program (pymol) was not working. Following ...
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I have tried to install hla on my computer, but it doesn't seem to work

I have tried following the steps in the installation manual on the website http://www.plantation-productions.com/Webster/HighLevelAsm/LInuxDownload.html, but when I try to run the command "HLA ...
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how to pipe output of traced bash debugging?

I want to pipe the output of traced script as follows: bash -x /path/to/a/script | more or bash -o xtrace /path/to/a/script | more and bash -x /path/to/script > a_file or bash -o xtrace ...
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i want to create single jpg to multiple .. and every jpg have different name..name ill provide

i want to create single picture to multiple. and every picture have different name.name ill provide example. image.name image.1 image.2 image.3 image.a image.b image.c please help me.I am stuck on ...
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how to install libGL files

I was just wondering what just wondering what command I would use in front or behind a file name to install (I am very new to Linux and nothing seems to work for me, not even steam).
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Examining EOL characters in a CSV

I have a csv file that I'm intending to import into a mysql table. I would therefore like to make sure I'm reporting it's LINES TERMINATED BY properly. However I cannot figure out what characters ...
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Error executing “./configure” command : bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

I have downloaded CiscoPacketTracer6.2.tar.gz file. Now I want to install it. The command I have use is tar xvfz CiscoPacketTracer62Student.tar.gz Then I navigate to that directory using cd ...
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removing “_” from a very large csv file

I have a large csv file (120GB) that looks like this: "JE",865438083645,2012-12-05T23:07:36.000Z,24,"NQ",142,"658_55525",475035504705 ...
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Script with xdotool not working properly on a fresh reboot

I want to run streamus (chrome app) to stream youtube from terminal and asked a question relating to that in this same SE. I also got a wonderful answer and a script for my problem. But that script ...
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How do I remove syslog after centralizing to a remote server?

How do I remove syslog from a client after I have centralized it to a sever? Here are my syslog configurations of the client server $ModLoad imtcp $InputTCPServerRun 514 @@:192.168.0.101 I want to ...
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Where can I find a compact list of basic commands for the root shell prompt?

My computer is only stable in Recovery Mode. I want to save the files on the HDD before I format the disk and do a fresh OS install. Are the commands for the root shell prompt the same as the ones ...
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CPU number differs in 'About this computer' and /cpu/cpuinfo

Question: I'd like to ask what may cause that there are two different informations about the number of processors. See the reports below. System dialog: If open the System settings/Details tab ...
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How to start Pantheon from the command line

Long story as to why I've chosen to go this route, but I've installed Ubuntu Trusty without a desktop, and then installed pantheon, pantheon-shell, pantheon-greeter and elementary-desktop packages. ...
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Rename file which uses the first 2 letters of every word

I'm currently using a simple script for renaming: for f in *.mp4; do echo mv $f $RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM.mp4; mv $f $RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM.mp4; done But instead of using the $random, I would ...
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How can I transfer a binary file using minicom and a serial connection? [on hold]

How can I transfer a binary file using a serial cable between my Ubuntu pc and a box where I've installed minicom? The minicom box doesn't have a connection.
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Delete lines in several files in a folder once (avoid infinite loop)

I have several files in one folder, and I want to delete the first lines in all of them. If I do this: sed -i.bak '1,2000d' *.dat the first 2000 lines are deleted, but then the filename is still of ...
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How to prompt the execution of a custom script after a task has been completed

I have created a script called checkrest and I have placed it with executable rights in the /bin directory. The script checks if a restart is required by an application, and if so, it checks which ...
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How to open a picture from Ubuntu server, via [SSH on] my laptop Macbook? [on hold]

I am currently using Macbook iterm2 for ssh connection to my ubuntu server. I am image processing via terminal and want to open the result. What whould be easist way of doing this?
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strange code appears in terminal

So I was trying to install openfoam on ubuntu 14.04 and there are two problems I need your help with. One, a strange code appears everytime I run the terminal(I've attached a picture of it). Two, I ...
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Is there a way to run a script every time I insert a usb modem?

I would like a shell script to execute each time I insert a USB modem. How would I do this?
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move all files except with extension [duplicate]

I have moved a tar.bz2 from my Downloads to /usr/src, which is where I like to put all things that I install on my system. Now I extracted the file and I want to move its contents to /usr/share/icons. ...
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Output only MAC address on Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, with command ifconfig -a, I obtain all the information about my ethernet/wifi interfaces. But I need to obtain as output only the MAC address, like: ab:cd:ef:12:34:56 57:89:12:34:ac:23 ...
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how can create a wine shortcut? [duplicate]

i've recently installed wine and i often use the wine cmd so i would like to create a shortcut on the desktop to run directly cmd. I've tried to search on google but without any result. thanks.
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MY laptop is too slow!

I'm using Ubuntu 14.4 OS. It was performing good at the beginning but after a week of using, it becomes very slow and annoying actually. My laptop features: Memory : 3.0 GB Processor : Intel® Core™2 ...
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Tmux Signaling Events

I'm not sure if this is possible but here's what I have running on tmux. (Using tmuxinator or tmux same idea). This is my mux config: name: dummy root: ~/projects/dummy windows: - service: ...
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What is the command to open a specific directory in a new tab in nautilus?

I want to make a .desktop file that opens a folder in my default file manager in a new tab. To test if it opened the right location, I tried nautilus ~/*folder*. That opens my file manager, but it ...
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How to launch the Calculator through Terminal

I use the default Ubuntu calculator rather a lot, but to use it I have to use the Unity search feature to find it and then open it. I have tried to open it in Terminal with: calculator And: ...
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how to create my own command on shell Scripting [on hold]

can you tell me how to create a new commnand on shell Scripting? thank you
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discover if other users are executing the watch command on the machine in which MyOwnCommand is beeing executed

I want to know if there are other users that are running watch on the same machine in which command X is being executed. How can I do that?
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Unable to update or install packages from terminal

I am unable to update my Ubuntu 14.04. I tried these two methods: 1) Using the update manager : It starts downloading but after downloading some files/packages it says failed to download updates ... ...
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Run command on startup only after a certain time in day

I want to put into startup applications a command that will check from the system time on whether it is more than i.e. 17:00 hours and then depending on the result the command would execute another ...
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How to download torrents using utorrent on your browser (firefox)

There is method for downloading torrents without opening actual program using browser. I just go to open firefox type in https://127.0.0.1:8080/gui/ After it I go to terminal and paste a command ...
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Western Digital Hard Drive not showing the True Storage size after changing something with the Partioning in Ubuntu

I was trying to get back space from the hard drive since 32GB of it was free. This hard drive was used for my Macintosh Time-machine Backups.I have data stored on the non-viewable partition of this ...
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seq command with && operator wont work

I'm trying to make a for loop in bash where I make a beep of a particular frequency than is incremented until it reaches 500, then goes back down to 1. I'm using the "seq" command for this but I ran ...
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What does “apt-get install !!” do and how to make it work?

I have seen someone typing apt-get install !! He did that a few times and every time, a different program was installed. It seems like it automatically figured out what is needed next. However, ...
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Set default font-size in terminal

I just got myself a new 27 inch monitor and it is great. I can view things at a distance. However, when I launch the terminal, I cannot read things at a distance. And I want to increase the default ...
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Ubuntu command line system installation [duplicate]

Anybody know how to install ubuntu 14.04 command line system from usb?
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Enter prints “^M” in the terminal

When I press Enter or Backspace in the terminal, I get this: Would you like to create one now? (yes/no): no^M^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^M^?^? What's up with this?
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System command QML runs executing only in Desktop Kit

Following another thread Run system commands from QML App, I wrote a program that calls command arecord. I only replaced some lines in Main.qml: ... onClicked: { var lista1 = ...
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chkrootkit result, am surely hacked huh? [closed]

/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/.path /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/PyQt4/uic/widget-plugins/.noinit /usr/lib/jvm/.java-7-oracle.jinfo /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle/lib/visualvm/visualvm/.lastModified ...
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Shell script with select command to show a list of files

I've written the attached bstls.sh shell script which uses the command select to choose the subfolder or file in a folder passed as argument on which execute the ls command. #! /bin/bash #Personal ...
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Printing from command line

Please can anybody explain what exactly these commands and options do: find /home/mike/Duck/ -type f -iname '*.txt' -print 0 | while IFS= read -r -d '' f; do lpr "$f" && mv "$f" ...
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Change lock screen background through command line

I'm interested in changing my lock screen background through the command line. I'm hoping to be able to do it such that, after I run a series of commands, the next time it locks that image comes up. ...
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Ubuntu sometimes freeze when changing from the CLI to the GUI

I am computing stuff with the GNU Octave in the terminal and want to check on its progress from time to time. Well, so why does my laptop (W650SZ) sometimes freeze when I change between the terminal ( ...
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How do I use tree to show the path to filenames containing a particular string?

I have got a rather large file system, and let's say that I want to find all the files and directories in a certain area of my file system which contain the String ActionListeener, and to do this I ...
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What are the things to be learnt in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am inspired by Ubuntu, and want to learn it, how can this be possible? Besides, what things do I have to learn in Ubuntu? And how are the specified tasks performed through the commands in the ...
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How would I be able to access the ppp settings through terminal [closed]

I'm trying to open the ppp settings in terminal so I can try connecting my dreamcast through the DC to PC server and I got up to the point where I need to open the settings and each time I put Sudo ...
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How to add and pass system password as a variable in a script

I have a script which asks for system/login password and pass that password to further processing. This is the gist of programm by which I am executing my script. read -s -p "Password: " password1 ...
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If I know the ID of a Chrome Web Store Extension, can I install via terminal?

I know the ID of an extension I want to install - mdapmeleikeppmfgadilffngabfpibok but I'd like to install with the command line. Is this possible? I'm wondering if I could use wget to download the ...