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

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Setting action with xbindkeys: sh: 1: Bad substitution and wrong clipboard area

I'm trying to copy the song info (artist - title) to the clipboard in xbindkeys using shell command and the banshee --query-title and --query-artist commands. first I open the xbindkeys with $ ...
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How can I lock my Ubuntu phone using the terminal?

I have the terminal installed on my Meizu MX4 Ubuntu phone, is there a command I can use to lock the phone from the terminal? By "lock" I mean the same thing that the lock button on top of the phone ...
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Execute command automatically if sustained CPU usage

I use Ubuntu 14.04 EC2 instances on AWS for development, and they frequently (1-2 times per week) become unresponsive to SSH and I need to terminate them and create a new one - asking AWS console to ...
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Removing specific “word” from text file

I have .srt file with subtitles. However, my TV doesn't recognize signs like <i> </i> so it is just printed on the screen. I'm looking for a way to delete all the html markup.
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how ti fix it please help me get kismet [on hold]

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: squid3 : Depends: squid3-common (= 3.3.8-1ubuntu6.2) but 3.3.8-1ubuntu6.3 is to be ...
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Provider forbade routers

My dormitory's petty tyrant provider forbade using routers. We found the solution for Windows: 1) To make reg-file: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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Typing the command too long eats up the prompt when using the promptline theme

I am using the edkolev/promptline.vim theme(just installed it) for customizing the bash prompt. The biggest problem is that whenever I type long comments it replaces the prompt instead of continuing ...
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Rename all .htaccess files on server

On my localhost I have enabled htaccess evaluation in apache2.conf and now I keep getting 500 (Internal Server Error). I think I have some faulty .htaccess files that not being evaluated caused no ...
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sudo: /var/lib/sudo writable by non-owner (040777), should be mode 0700

I get error message always when i work with sudo command. It shows always sudo: /var/lib/sudo writable by non-owner (040777), should be mode 0700. A while ago i changed the permission of /var ...
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Problem connecting with a server only in one computer

I'm trying to connect to a server but y only obtain this: $ ssh user@server.direction ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer when I run the -vv option I get this $ ssh ...
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Terminal archive application with most types support [on hold]

I need terminal application that can extract (dont care about compress) almost any type of archive.
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few lines insert in existing file via terminal? [duplicate]

i have file test.txt hi hello good luck i want in this test.txt hi hello good luck lms localhost how to add last two lines in terminal command ?
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Permanently store values when using the terminal

I have a few remote servers which I connect to through the terminal. The servers don't have a domain, only an IP address which is hard to remember when I got a few of them. Is there a way to ...
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list files or dirs starting with 'jre'

I need to list files and dirs with names starting with jre (small and capital letters are allowed). When I execute: ls | grep jre ...it greps just low capital letters and gives output with jre not ...
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Move folders modified a day prior 6.30 p.m

I need to move folders which are modified a day prior 6.30 p.m. For example. The folders which are modified in Day 1 before 6.30 p.m should be moved to another folder. Please help me. Regards, Syed
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awk add certain colum if two columns are similar

First at all I apologize, but I am a newbie in scripting, and I try to learn something. I have a file which looks like this: 1 A 84.54 47355 1281 1 A 80.16 47355 761 1 A 81.63 ...
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Problem with ssh connection

I can't connect to my vps via ssh-client on ubuntu and Putty(wine), but I still can connect to any other servers via ssh! Here is server-site tcp dump 18:58:39.886915 IP 192.168.255.253.45623 > ...
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keep track of multiple terminals from shell script

I am writing a quick start shell script to automatically set up my development environment for a current project. However, none of the commands in the shell script can be executed after my server ...
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Unable to match a specific number with “grep -E”

Here I'm trying to search numbers ranging from 0 to 255, but some random numbers get matched instead. Examples are: 1335.0.1.234 or 241.92.88.103 Bolded are the numbers which are matched. ...
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Can't open Terminal

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and I've changed my device's name from Settings > Details while the Terminal was running. I closed the terminal to see if the changes occurred (to see if the [usr]@[devicename] was ...
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Start bash script from another script

I have two scripts /etc/init.d/script_1 and /opt/script_2. I need to call script_2 from script_1. In script_1 i write: /opt/script_2 And it works. But there is small option with script_2 - it must ...
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How to hide command line output

I understand that computers work faster if they don't have to output data to the user, so I'm wondering if there is a way to hide the printed lines in the Terminal, and eventually just print any ...
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read file names from files for command line

I want to run a program requiring comma-separated arrays of files as follows: program -input1 A.txt,B.txt,C.txt -input2 D.txt,E.txt,F.txt -out out.txt My bash attempt: I'm running command from a ...
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Blueman terminal commands

I'm having trouble with blueman conflicting with my wifi drivers and want to create a bash script that turns blueman off, restarts network-manager and then turns blueman on. The problem I'm running ...
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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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Uninstall software in linux [on hold]

I am new to linux and using it run CentOS. I want to know how to uninstall a software using make clean command.
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Netbeans desktop shortcut file not working in Unity launcher, Exec command works in term

I've been having trouble with the Netbeans desktop file generated by the netbeans install script. The file in question, as found in the /usr/share/applications folder, is very simple: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Modify Value Tags in xml file by command shell script [on hold]

mapred.tasktracker.map.tasks.maximum 2 The maximum number of map tasks that will be run simultaneously by a task tracker. mapred.tasktracker.reduce.tasks.maximum 2 The maximum ...
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Start new gnome-terminal with several tabs and wait after command is run

I want to start a new gnome-terminal window with some command in multiple tabs. Based to this question: gnome-terminal --tab -t "FOO" -e "/bin/zsh -i -c 'cd $(pwd); zsh -i'" \ --tab -t ...
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Disable and Enable Internet without disconnecting wifi

I need a way to disable and then enable internet access via command line while still remaining connected to wifi.
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Unable to locate package libssl-dev

I got this error while try to implement the aes c program in openssl please help me to solve this problem : fatal error: openssl/aes.h: No such file or directory #include <openssl/aes.h>
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How do i install less css compiler?

I just installed less css compiler using npm. Now thelesscfile directory is /usr/local/bin/lessc . i'm not clear what i need to change in lessc file and how to understand that compiler has been ...
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sudo nautilus results in “cannot open display” error

$ gksudo nautilus Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or directory Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused (nautilus:6072): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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FIND command to find files and exclude one subdirectory

I want to find the *.mxf and *.MOV files with One Directory which are older than 14 daysbut i want to exclude one sub directory named as Secure within this search. here is my command , which i am ...
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Command to copy only folder with files

I have this types of folders folder A | -folder A | - 3files folder B | -folder B | - no files child folders A and B have same name of parent folder A or B. Parent ...
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Trying to compile/install gnuradio

john@john-Latitude-E6420:~$ sudo apt-get install gnuradio [sudo] password for john: Total Linux newbie. What is wanted for [sudo] password for john?
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Cron Convert FFMPEG Problem [on hold]

FILE NAME - cron_convert.php chdir('/var/sentora/hostdata/zadmin/public_html/ctkdonline_com/cron/'); set_time_limit(0); include_once 'System.php'; include_once 'vendor/autoload.php'; $sys = ...
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Use tty without login every time

In the Ubuntu-based systems, from the desktop environment, it is possible to open several tabs from the terminal emulator without making a login every time: the user is already logged in for every tab ...
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How to open a .py in terminal? [duplicate]

I'm trying to learn how to use Python (IDLE using Python 3.4) on my Ubuntu computer, but i dont know how to open/run a .py file from the terminal from the desktop.
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Only delete files but not folders with rm

I have a directory like this: <folder1> <folder2> <folder3> file1 file2 file3 What is the rm command like that removes only file1, file2, file3 but leaves folder1, folder2 and ...
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Why redirection to a while loop doesn't print the messages?

Here is a shell code used to track changes in a file and output the content to the terminal: while read LINE do echo $LINE done < `tail -f /var/log/messages` It doesn't work, why?
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How to build a simple chat using netcat?

I am currently working on a project and I have implemented a simple chat application using the netcat libraries. The client is prompted to enter port number and the command nc -l -p xxxx where ...
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Execute prelogin scripts for SSH

I would like to know how I can execute a local server script, for instance send a mail using mailx, when a ssh session is opened, pre-login stage. When a ssh connection comes into the server, I ...
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Broadcast message from terminal to locally logged in user

Here is what I am trying to do. Kids are on Ubuntu box watching movies, youtube, etc. I am on my windows box doing whatever. Since kids have headphones implanted into their ears, I want to log into ...
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How to search through a man page?

I often want to search through a man page, however I am forced to either do: man <package> | grep <search> Or: man <package> > file.txt But there must be an easier way than ...
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Running .command file without the request for a password [closed]

So I'm actually running OS X Yosemite, but I figure, it's a unix-like OS, so... I stumbled upon this answer here But it's complete, and utter bollocks, in no way helps. First off, where the heck is ...
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Using grep in /etc/passwd to fetch list of users and system users, discriminating both

I want my grep to print a user list from /etc/passwd, and I've studied /etc/login.defs' minmax values for the ones I want my grep to fetch: # Min/max values for automatic uid selection in useradd # ...
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How to view progress of cp command in Terminal? [duplicate]

I prefer the CLI environment to the GUI environment, so I often use the cp command to copy instead of doing it through the Nautilus UI, however there is a slight downside to this as when copying large ...
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Replace /1/ with newline charecter [on hold]

I have a record like: "evSchema"\1\"UAT" "evSN"\1\"uadb" "evDirsep"\1\"/" "evRootPath"\1\"/work_area/APP_UAT/" "evSchema"\1\"RMS13" "evUser"\1\"STAGE" stored in a variable $record. I want to ...
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Remove/Hide Terminal window from custom Application List entry [duplicate]

First off, apologies if this is not the right place for this specific question, but new to both the site and the OS in question. -System Details- OS: Xubuntu 14.04 (xfce) Question: I have manually ...