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

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Use of “cp” command between root user's home and plain root

How do I use the "cp" command to copy files from root@pcname:/home/username # to root@pcname:~ # I have been able to use the "mv" command to move a file, but when I use "cp," it tells me that the ...
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Display 'cd' accessible path to mtp device in Nemo

Nemo displays path to mtp device like that: mtp://[usb:001,007]/ I want to be able to copy path from Nemo to terminal and cd there. Maybe it's possible even with this path while escaping some ...
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Unable to install ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop to VM

I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.2 to my documents in Windows 8.1 I then extracted the files and copyed them to my D:\ DVD drive, I then opened my VM Machine and I get a 2.0 Shell prompt ! What command do I ...
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How to check which shell am I using?

I read that terminal is nothing but shell. Then unix provide different flavors of shells: Bourne shell (sh) C shell (csh) TC shell (tcsh) Korn shell (ksh) Bourne Again shell (bash) When I open ...
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How do i write a terminal script to setup ubuntu for me instead of spending days every time?

From what I understand I can make a text file with all commands same as I would type in terminal, make it executable and run it. Would running sudo mysetup.sh or mysetup.txt be OK so not typing PW ...
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How to run an alias command with sudo [duplicate]

I created an alias called runmc that allows me to start up a java program. But I noticed that when I type in "sudo runmc" (It needs root access to work properly.), it will display "runmc: command not ...
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How would I create an alias to run a game? (Minecraft)

How would I accomplish this? I want to type in runmc to run the command java -jar /root/.minecraft/launcher.jar. I already put the following into my .bashrc file alias runmc ="java -jar ...
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Taking video and snapshots simultaneously using a webcam

I'm trying to do something fairly specific and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for ways to do it. I'm working on a program and for it I need an application to do the following ...
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How can I run a script when the power supply is plugged-in or -out?

For some reason, my laptop's screen brightness does not update when I plug-in or plug-out the power supply. I've looked at quite a few solutions for that problem, but none of them seemed to work well. ...
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Help reverting changes to GRUB

Okay, so I tried to use this fix for my blackscreen when going into tty command line sudo sed -i -e 's/#GRUB_TERMINAL/GRUB_TERMINAL/g' /etc/default/grub This did not fix it, but I found something ...
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Can there be two init processes?

I am new to Operating Systems (specifically Linux) and this is my first question here I want to ask, can there be two process with CMD = init (as given by ps - e command). I had two processes on my ...
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command to Close the Archive manager automatically [on hold]

I am trying to unzip the files from source folder and after unzipping them i want to put extracted files in the destination folder for that i am using below command x source folder -o destination ...
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How to stock all files with the same suffix into a table?

i'm making a little shell script and i want to stock all files with same suffix in a table. i want something like that : path=/home/user/Documents suffix="_suffix.txt" and then a function that ...
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Complete List of Terminal Commands and all their parameters [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was any complete guide to the Linux Terminal (don't mind buying a book or something), specifically, I want the list (or book) to do an A-Z of the commands with all their ...
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Can't get IPython to start: “ImportError: cannot import name start_ipython”

I'm trying to start IPython from the terminal. I input: ipython into the terminal and I get this output: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/ipython", line 4, in ...
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How to prevent output from '&' and '>' operator (send to background operator and redirection operator)

I have tried various combinations of gedit, &, >/dev/null 2>/dev/null. When gedit is used with the other two it always prints something to the terminal. I understand that the numbers are ...
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Terminal crashes when running lsblk -h [on hold]

Im currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In the desktop I open a terminal window and type: lsblk -h And the terminal crashes! lsblk on its own runs fine. lsblk --help also crashes the terminal. If I ...
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how to run “acpype” program?

If I want to open this program, I am giving "acpype" in the terminal and getting the following error: sslab1@sslab1-ThinkCentre-Edge72:~$ acpype bash: /usr/local/bin/acpype: Permission denied What ...
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How to install Sublime Text 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I have the latest version of sublime text → Sublime Text 2.0.2 x64.tar How can I install it on ubuntu 14.10 ? Thank you.
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LTSP Ubuntu thinks I'm a different user, but $USER and $HOME are correct

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 system with the XFCE4 desktop as a fat LTSP client. Ubuntu seems to be under the impression that I'm a different user. When I go into the terminal, the \u portion of PS1 ...
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Executing C programs from HDD or PenDrive [duplicate]

So lately I've been in C programming. On trial and Error and Basis I tried Compiling(GCC) and Executing(./a.out) from my Windows' partition and Pen-drive i.e. precisely I tried executing on NTFS and ...
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--resizebyte: command not found [on hold]

I'm trying to resize my Ubuntu VirtualBox hard drive through my MacBook Air terminal and I'm having a bit of a problem. I used the command VBoxManage modifyhd <uuid>|/Users/(my ...
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How to Compress (More then one at a time) PDF files from terminal

I work with lots of rather large imaged documents ranging from a few bites to multiple gigs of data per file. I need these documents to take up less storage space and especially to be more ...
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How can I redirect what is shown on screen to a file?

I'm trying to view the content of a big file in Terminal by less command and I want to redirect the screen content(the content that currently I'm looking not the entire file, until I press the Q to ...
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ffmpeg not recognized

I am having a problem with ffmpeg. I had it installed and then installed 14.10. I reinstalled it, but I am getting this error message. Also, I went to this website ...
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LibreOffice command line font substitution at pptx to pdf conversion

Question Is there any way to specify to libreoffice, via commandline, to use Cambria for occurences of Calibri in the PDF generation without the need of any user-interaction? Context I am using ...
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Switch from terminal to graphic interface

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 14.10 and it has only a command line. I followed this tutorial to install a graphical interface . Then, after I connect to a VNC xrdp says login failed. I know my password ...
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Configure a command line to execute on log in [duplicate]

Every time I reboot my Ubuntu 14.10, my touchpad drive(synaptics) resets to default configuration. Is there a way to restore my sysclient settings after rebooting? Alternatively; how can I configure a ...
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How to copy and paste all text recovered in Terminal with `strings` command?

I want to recover text from a .doc file that wouldn't open in any text editors (msoffice word, libreoffice writer). I have found this answer saying to use a command like strings foo.doc | less ...
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Running Python script in Abaqus in Ubuntu

I am running a python script through the scripting interface in Abaqus. It's a basic script that writes a value from each element from the abaqus simulation into a a text file. The text file is then ...
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How to install ACPYPE and fix the error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to install acpype in ubuntu 14.04 and I followed the comments given in ubuntu program installation guide: I have followed the following commands. acpype go to the directory in which you ...
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Use metaflac to rename .flac files from flac tags recursively

I am trying to rename a bunch of songs using metaflac (sudo apt-get install flac) from their respective tags recursively, because I'm dealing with an unknown number of subfolders. Output should be: ...
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Recursively rename all files and folders to Title Case from terminal

I am a newbie and I have searched everywhere for this, I have also tried combining a lowercase renaming command with some regex to get Title Case instead of lowercase but I wasn't very successful. ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 - XAMPP status running but not able to execute files

I am a newbie in Ubuntu. I tried to start XAMPP automatically using the below url start XAMPP automatically I have started xampp services using the following command. sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start ...
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How to install Netbeans 8.0.2 on ubuntu 14.x

I have netbeans downloaded from the netbeans.org site. This is the file name → netbeans-8.0.2-linux.sh I dont know how to install it on ubuntu 14.10 Is there any one can help me install netbeans on ...
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How to find and replace a string by increasing its numerical part?

My input file is, ami21 ami65 ami67 ami66 ami88 ami76 ami29 ami55 ami54 ami32 Using a single command line I need the output as, ami22 ami66 ami68 ami67 ami89 ami77 ami30 ami56 ami55 ami33 I ...
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What is the difference in running script with ./

What is the difference between running the script by calling directly its name and calling the script by adding a with prefix of './' . I can't find any difference in run time.
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removing files older than 7 day

I write below command to delete all files that are older than 7 days, but it doesn't work: find /media/bkfolder/ -mtime +7 -name'*.gz' -exec rm {} \; How can I remove these file?
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Check whatever current user has an active login

I want to check whatever current user (user that launched program) has an active login (is access not blocked by login panel?). How can I do this? For reference - as there is no program as described ...
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In the command line prompt, how do I show the full home path instead of the tilde (~)?

In the terminal prompt, how do I get to see the full path of the home directory? That is, from root@pcname:~ # to root@pcname:/home/username #
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GUI login problem in Ubuntu 14.04/ Doesn't recognize sudo in virtual console [on hold]

My problem is similar to these: Ubuntu gets stuck in a Login Loop GUI login problems in Ubuntu 14.04LTS However, there is are additional complications for me. When I switch to virtual console ...
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Yakuake refusing to open

For some reason after the first time I restarted Yakuake seems to be absolutely dead... The F12 key now only seems to select and deselect my current application. I have tried reinstalling it from the ...
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Excluding hidden files in locate

We have a Ubuntu NAS sharing SMB and Netatalk with some Macs and I often use locate to find my files. Unfortunately since installing Netatalk it has written tons of .AppleDouble cache files to share ...
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How to control Graphical programs from terminal?

I am trying to control Inkscape program from terminal; for example, I want to open the File menu, Edit menu or Extensions menu in Inkscape from the terminal without the need to click on the menu from ...
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How to know if a file in a CIFS network drive is locked from Ubuntu

I've mounted the following network drive in Ubuntu: //192.168.1.11/shared /media/shared cifs credentials=/home/guest/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 ...
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Connnecting to WPA Through Terminal Edimax ew-7811un error ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument

I've been trying to learn how to connect to my WPA secured wireless router for a while and no matter how much I research I can not find the fix for this error. I get the error(ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: ...
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Rsync error 23: some files were not transferred, when copying files from Windows drive to external HDD

I wanted to copy files from the Windows drive to external HDD using rsync, with the following command: rsync -azv --progress --exclude-from '/home/mint/exclude.txt' '/media/mint/OS/' ...
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bulk image download from piwigo based web gallery

I'd wish to download original sized images from this website, built upon piwigo CM http://mermaid.pink/ Single image download is allowed, but that would take ages Could you suggest me a software, ...
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Unable to install cpu-checker [duplicate]

$ apt-get -f install cpu-checker E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
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How do I check whether a module is installed or not in Python?

In terminal, after I start Python, how will I know what are the modules present in python? Suppose I need to learn the modules NumPy and SciPy. How will I install it if it is not installed? How ...