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

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Internet bandwidth consumption monitor process wise monitoring?

I had some three or four askubuntu pages open in my firefox's tabs, and the pages suddenly started responding extremely slow. I check the system monitor, and it showed huge amounts of data being ...
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will Cario Dock install as a desktop environment on CLI

I'm somewhat new to linux and still learning. I am running 14.04 CLI and want to add a desktop now. Will Cairo Dock act as the desktop or do I need to install a different DE first?
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GNU-screen not working after startx

I recently uninstalled lightdm in favour of starting X from the command line, so that I could jump between different window managers without having to configure lightdm. Now I just type startx and the ...
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How to refresh all firefox windows and pop-up windows via terminal?

I searched the net and found some solutions, but none helpped in refreshing all windows, tabs and pop-up windows. I need at least the terminal command that refreshes one pop-up window. Is this ...
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How to open new pop-up firefox windows using terminal?

Here are listed some firefox commands, but not the one I'm looking for. Is this possible?
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How do I move a subfolder with contents to a different source folder without copying?

I know it's been asked a million times, but I can't find the answer to what I'm trying to do specifically. Here's the directory structure: Main Folder1 | |-Subfolder 1 |-Subfolder 2 ...
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profile not working with gnome3 terminal

I created a profile in ubuntu unity 14.04 to give a transperent background and black in color. When I apply in unity it works but as I was repeating it with gnome 3 terminal noting is happening I am ...
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Error message when excuting sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Whenever I execute sudo apt-get update I get this error message: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/jolicloud-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found E: Some index ...
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Connect to PEAP connection with inner authentification MSCHAPv2 using only terminal

Anyone has an idea how can i do this on Ubuntu 14.04 with no GUI installed? The connection uses simple user<->password authentication with no certificate.
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Show 1 to N on the terminal

I am looking for simple thing just, foo 8 will shows this: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PS: I am looking just for command line. I know how to create that by for on the bash
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Remove text that I don't want

I have a big html file on my desktop that looks like src="http://images.alaablubnan.com/images/Balls/20.jpg" ...
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Non-X/Non-GUI terminal emulator for Ubuntu Server

I have a computer running Ubuntu Server (non-X/non-GUI), I need a terminal emulator which has VT100/VT320 capabilities like Gnome-Term and xTerm do on my other (GUI) Ubuntu box. tMux and GNU Screen ...
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Run QT application on ubuntu issue [on hold]

Now i used QT 5.x.x and Ubuntu 13.10. 1) I need to build Ubuntu to kiosk mode or something that can open QT app. 2) I need to open my terminal(the command in terminal should be chmod -R /dev/ttyUSB0 ...
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What are best number randomizers witch can be inputed into another line?

I want to make random lines like, so how to make random number generators example for 3 numbers like 000-999 ? Witch cane incorporated/included/combined into another command like curl ...
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How to run command in to another command?

How to run command in to another command? Example curl 123+echo shuf 100-999 -n 1+blabla.html so that end would be random curl 123999blabla.html curl 123111blabla.html curl 123000blabla.html
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Run command don't run command line programs

In Unity there is some menu called "Execute a command", which could be run by shortcut ALT + F2. It is working fine only when I try to use it to run GUI programs like e.g. gedit. It is completely not ...
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Applying password with command in Terminal [duplicate]

Is there an option to apply a password with the command in the terminal? Somethhing like: sudo some-command -pass=mypass I'm just curious, I know that this is not safe.
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Unable to install any software through terminal in ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

When I install any software in ubuntu is tells me " Unable to locate package". If I install in from software and updates it shows: "Failed to download repository information" and "check your inter ...
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Can't install HoNClient-3.4.3.sh

I'm desktop user. My OS running 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04LTS. The problem I've run into is this: When I try to run the client in the terminal, using the command: sudo sh HoNClient-3.4.3.sh it gives me ...
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/usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d script not working

I'm using ubuntu and trying to get pop-up notifications when power adapter removed. I placed my script at /usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d and made it executable, but the script seems not called when I ...
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How to text-to-speech output using command-line?

How to get speech output from entered text by using command-line? Also facility to change speech rate, pitch, volume etc using simple command.
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How do I provide arguments to a command run from gksudo?

I want to add a shortcut for gnome-system-monitor that runs with root access and has very high priority. My command for the shortcut is: gksudo -k -u root nice --20 gnome-system-monitor But this ...
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What is wrong with my ~./profile?

I'm pretty new to Linux. I have been trying to install ant, java, and the android sdk. In the process have been messing with my ~/.profile and also with my /etc/.profile (dangerous, I know). Well I ...
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Lost graphical login after automating script command

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to log all input/output from users. So I've simply tried adding script -a -f /LOG_files/Log_file.txt to users ~.profile. The logging works just fine, but ...
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Document How to do a one time push with the batch file allowing through files or paths that have the word demo in them [on hold]

Topic. This is all the information I have currently. The guy who used to do this, whatever it was, was fired and I have to learn it based on that one sentence. Is there a good place to even start that ...
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Open terminal in current directory with tmux

I have a simple .bashrc file at the moment that allows me to always open the same terminal (reopen, actually) running tmux. The important part is shown below. The essence of this is that when you ...
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How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D in ...
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last -t [date] not filtering results by date

If I run: last -t 20150101010101 I still get logins displayed (even though the date is in the future) If I run last -t 20140723123000 I still get logins displayed from months back. I would ...
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Shell scripting, [duplicate]

I made a simple update script. Now My question was is it possible to run it automatically by loggin in on the Ubuntu Desktop and automatically provide my password (sudo) for this so I don't have to do ...
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Wine: How to run .bat file and how to set the path in bat files [on hold]

I have .bat File i used to run in windows it uses java file so i have set everything and tried to run using wine cmd. It gives me some error of file not found if possible can any one say the reason? ...
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Shell scripting add slashes in file name with space

I am a newbee and want to write a shell script in which I will look up in a certain directory for zip file and unzip it to certain directory. File name can have spaces like this "Harry's 20 july.zip" ...
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Run root script or command as root in startup application in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a wireless adapter that used to work in ubuntu 13.10 (dwa 171) after installing drivers for it. Now it won't work the same way anymore since I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04. I've found the only way ...
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Running Dropbox at startup

Please excuse a simple question from a new Linux user. Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz × 2. I installed Dropbox OK with the command: cd ~ && wget ...
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find mac address of all connected systems [duplicate]

How can I find out how many system are connected to the local network and how can I get all IP and mac address of these systems. Is their any command/package to show the IP details? Can I use this ...
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GNU watch without erasing previous outputs

gnu watch is a very useful tool for inspecting a program output: It executes the program and shows the output full-screen every 2 seconds. Sometimes, I don't want the previous output to be erased, ...
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how to use axel download manager with proxy?

How to use axel download manager with proxy?? example host: 100.100.100.100 , port:8080, username: admin, password: admin2
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Why does “man x-terminal-emulator” return the output of “man gnome-terminal”?

I know what x-terminal-emulator is and does, but I don't understand why there isn't exist a special manual page for it instead to be redirected to the manual page of gnome-terminal. I would like to ...
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14.04 Unable to install correct package

I'm attempting to configure an oculus rift for this I need to execture ./OculusConfigUtil_i386 This gives me the following error: ./OculusConfigUtil_i386: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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don't have permission or doesn't exist

I'm trying to configure an Oculus rift and I have a configuration script that needs to be executed: GLADOS@deathbox:~/Desktop/OculusSDK/Tools/OculusConfigUtil$ ./OculusConfigUtil_i386 bash: ...
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Check user input is alpha numeric

Hi Im not any sort of programmer but found myself creating an install script which installs mySQL which works fine. I would like to improve the script by asking the user to enter text that will be ...
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Write a Script to install an application under wine

I have a non-techy friend who's giving Ubuntu a shot and I'm basically undertaking the challenge of trying to make it as painless as possible. He would like to install iTunes on his machine but I'd ...
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Script to automate launch of various terminals and various commands [duplicate]

I am trying to use a script to automate various proccesses when I launch the script. I use this to restart postgresql and metasploit services then launch armitage echo -e "\033[32mRestarting ...
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How to complete a svn commit process inside the terminal?

I am a begineer at using svn and linux. I want to remove the test files from the repository URL. These files were added by the import command. Now when I remove these files from the local svn dir ...
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E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem [duplicate]

was copy/paste from "things to do after installing lubuntu 14.94 in the terminal a microsoft EULA presented -- could not find a way to "ok" or even move on from there. since then the above noted ...
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What does host% mean in command line?

I see this a lot in terminal commands and didn't understand what does it mean. also the terminal doesn't recognize it.
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How to run backintime as a user

To allow users to run backintime. I am usually running backintime-kde on ubuntu in the following way: sudo su ssh-agent bash backintime-kde4 --config /root/.config/backintime/config --profile-id 1 ...
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App not opening from terminal after installation

I'm trying to install Leksah IDE. I followed the instructions on the leksah website and it said it installed correctly, but now it won't open. After installing, I entered: jase@Jase-PC:~$ leksah ...
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How to properly quote piped command for “watch”?

I want to keep an eye on a file as it is created. So I used this command ls -hal ./file |awk '{print $5}' which gives the size of the file I am looking for. I use awk because I don't need other ...
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out sound from the terminal

In a lot of Hollywood movies when the ace hacker has just created a script to bring down the bad guys network the terminal makes a sound as the script outputs, a sort of digital typing that the ...
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Terminal Opens to Home Directory

This may be solved by a simple navigation command, but all of a sudden my terminal opens to [username:/home/username] $ instead of the normal username@computername:$ is this a configuration error or ...