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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (6)

0
votes
1answer
16 views

I change my password in the terminal and it says excepted, but wont except the new password, but excepts the old passwd still

I change my password in the terminal by using sudo passwd and it says excepted, but wont except the new password, but still excepts the old password. How do I get it to change to the new password? ...
2
votes
0answers
8 views

Load theme files in Gnome Terminal on Ubuntu 15.04

It seems that loading the Gnome Terminal theme files is not working anymore in Ubuntu 15.04: gconftool-2 --load terminal-flat-theme.xml This does not change my current theme. The theme file looks ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Cant locate loadable object:YAML

I get below error "Cant locate loadable object:YAML" because YAML package is not properly installed.How can i install this on RED had Linux.
0
votes
2answers
23 views

Understanding a complex wget command

I was just going through a tutorial online HERE. If you see the last command in the section: # For workshops at conferences and events: # Download and install from ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

can not run the command from shell script but it's fine when typing directly into terminal

I am trying to run a shell script with the bellow content ns script.tcl sleep 100 the command ns works fine when typing in terminal but says: ns : not found when runing from the shell script.
2
votes
0answers
13 views

Beep command works but the bell character doesn't

After reading this answer, the beep command successfully makes a sound. http://askubuntu.com/a/168628/445574 But when I print the bell character, it doesn't make any. I've already tried: ...
0
votes
1answer
8 views

sudo subl and desktop entry for sublime text launches different apps

I have modified sublime text with themes and plugins on ubuntu 15.04 and this had to be done with sudo subl because with the unity launcher I had a permission error with package manager installation. ...
3
votes
1answer
79 views

How do I upgrade KeePass2 to the newest version from the terminal?

How do I upgrade KeePass2 using the terminal ? I have version 2.25 and I want to upgrade to version 2.30.
3
votes
2answers
185 views

How to suppress tar error messages in when piping

For example: I extract a tar.bz2 file with tar -xvf instead of tar -xjvf: tar -xvf file.tar.bz2 tar: invalid tar magic and if redirect stderr tar -xvf file.tar.bz2 2>/dev/null it works. ...
-3
votes
1answer
26 views

comment issue with installing windows software ( go figure )

I had some codec issues with the video application...and I tried this commend from the link to update them, ( the comment line is down here as well ) but now I have this problem with this ...
2
votes
2answers
68 views

awk repeats lines too many times

I'm using awk to create a file that contains lines of text & uses an input file of numbers. i want to substitute each number in once, i.e. line 1 gets the first number, line 2 gets the second ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Using Grep to multiple find and replace

I have lets say 90 HTML files and I have to put one new JS script link to head section each of them. Now, i could use some F&R engine of some code compiler Like: find: </head> replace it ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Locked down guest account

I need to setup a computer so a user can surf the internet and that's it. I want an admin account to make changes, apply updates, ect. I would like the guest account to be locked down with no access ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

sudo and gsettings

I have read some questions and answers regarding the behavior and some potential solutions to the following issue: When calling gsettings set to update the launcher, even though the command succeeds, ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

Python code editor in terminal

How do I use terminal as a python code editor, not a python command line? I know doing this is possible because i have seen people do it before. and terminal has to be the code editor. for example it ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Using terminal as login screen

I want to use the terminal to login instead of the usual gnome skin. Is there a simple package or theme that would let me do this or do I have to muck around a bit?
3
votes
3answers
92 views

how to attach pen drive, and external HDD in ubuntu?

Could you please provide commands to: attach pen drive in Ubuntu system unmount command attach external HDD using mount command Thanks.
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Ubuntu Phone (14.10) Terminal Scroll up

i own a Smartphone with Ubuntu Touch 14.10 on it. I got an Error when installing something and the Error Message is that long that i can't see the first lines of it. Is there a possibility in the ...
-3
votes
1answer
26 views

How tosave terminal output to a folder? [duplicate]

am tiring to do a multi operation with a soft ware , then to How do I save each terminal output to a folder?
1
vote
2answers
35 views

How to use the python 2.7 shell in ubuntu terminal [on hold]

I recently taught myself how to code in python. But i dont know how to use the inbuilt python 2.7 IDE. Can anybody help me with this also can you please give me a list of basic commands one needs to ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Simple way to delete a file and all its links (simultaneously)

I found a lot of questions on how to delete symlinks only, or delete symlinks based on their contents, but no one has asked how to do what I want to do. Take the following example file-l -> ...
0
votes
2answers
26 views

How to edit a file to add contents in Ubuntu

I am trying to run this code: /etc/apt/sources.list When this is entered into the terminal, it says Permission denied... I found it here, it is a guide for installing Tor. Any suggestion ?
0
votes
0answers
18 views

.bash_history of root account on Ubuntu Server 14.04

Last few hours I'm looking for a solution to enable saving of bash history on root account of Ubuntu Server 14.04. I'm not using root account, because I created my own, but some other users are still ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

I cannot switch to root password

i have given '$' as one of the charectors in between the pasword for logging in my computer so when i have logged on to the terminal and wanted to shift to user it was giving su authentication ...
-1
votes
0answers
32 views

creating new column based on existing column

ALTER table results ADD result varchar(5); UPDATE results SET result=IF(credits=0,fail,pass); new column 'result' should display pass or fail.if credits are 0 it should display fail and for other ...
5
votes
1answer
145 views

How to run Telegram from Terminal

So I have telegram messenger on my Ubuntu and I'm trying to launch it from terminal and later on set it up as startup program - problem is I cannot find command to run it. telegram/Telegram don't ...
-1
votes
1answer
18 views

How can i open sublime text editor with termial on ubuntu 14.04?

I want open sublime text editor via terminal, already i can it open via subl command, but problem is when i open editor then terminal loading like as below (sublime_text:7397): GLib-CRITICAL **: ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

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 $ ...
2
votes
0answers
87 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
46 views

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.
-2
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

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.
-1
votes
1answer
20 views

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 ?
5
votes
4answers
385 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

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
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 > ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
38 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
108 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...