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

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installation of wine

i was trying to install wine on ubuntu 14.04.I used the command sudo apt-get install wine.A complete process was worked out .Around 140 MB data was downloaded from the internet but suddenly it was ...
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Alias syntax for mpirun

I execute my jobs in terminal using: mpirun -np 4 lmp_fedora < in.stdinfile Now I want to create a permanent alias run so that I can just input the command: run < in.stdinfile from any ...
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WHY I'M SWITCHING TO UBUNTU FORUMS [migrated]

So, I've been using askubuntu for a while now, but the whole the is rigged against the average user. So the same thing happens every time I have a problem on my computer and I go here for an answer ...
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How to skip a record with awk

I have a large number of files in a log-directory, whose names were time-stamped (in this case with date +%b[...]). I want to write a POSIX compliant one-liner that will either skip lines output ...
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What to type in Terminal Gnome to understand what commands mean

Is there a shortcut key to list what each Help command in the Gnome Terminal means? I got it to list by accident but didn't know the key switch to slow down the list, I am guessing these are DOS?
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Error with #!/BIN/BASH MAC

I am trying to host a unturned server, and I watched a tutorial on youtube. So that is what I wrote in textedit for the launcher of the server (a .command) : #!/BIN/BASH ...
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Command to list all users with their UID?

How can I list all users along with their UIDs? I want to do this from the terminal.
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execute python package to download a pdf file

i am new in python. please dont bore. i have a python package to download pdf file from a specific site. i can not execute this package. Please help me someone to execute the package. thanks in ...
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Bash Script for Dump Several Processes on Android Devices

I have created three bash script for dumping several processes that runs in the Android device. The first bash script: #!/bin/bash echo "adb forward tcp:8888 tcp:8888" adb forward tcp:8888 tcp:8888 ...
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impossible to run monodevelop

When I try to run MonoDevelop, I get this error: Unhandled Exception: System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for MonoDevelop.Core.LoggingService ---> ...
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Alias and executable file [duplicate]

I have lmp_fedora executable file located in /src. I use this command: mpirun -np 4 lmp_fedora < in.stdinfile to execute the job. However it is only able to run if I copy lmp_fedora into the ...
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Changing Mode of Installer Not Working

I am trying to run chmod +x /path/to/metasploit-latest-linux-x64-installer.run in the terminal to mark the installer as executable, however I keep receiving an error: cannot access ...
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How to open new terminal by C code?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and Qtcreator to complile a code. I am able to run a terminal by code system("/home/salman/find_location/start_yarp.sh"); But on the next line i have ...
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Check Software Version

I need to check the current version of VLC I have running, however I don't know where it is installed (can't see it in /etc or /bin). If I do vlc in a terminal then the application starts, but is ...
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Problem with File command (ERROR: cannot open 'whatever' (No such file or directory))

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on both desktop and laptop. I've been using Ubuntu for a couple of years and recently took the courage to buy a book about commands in Linux, but I've found a ...
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Terminal window scales minimum on its own

Since the latest update of Ubuntu i.e. 15.04 Vivid Vervet, when I start my terminal and try to resize or scale using mouse, it snaps into minimum of its size. For instance, this is the default size I ...
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Aptitude vs Apt-get [duplicate]

Its 2015, and I am still programmed mentally to use Aptitude. Been exploring an authoratitive answer on wether I should finally go back to using Apt-get instead of Aptitude, or stick with my tried and ...
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NAS drive mounted but inaccessible via command-terminal!

thanks to these pages, I have managed to mount my three NAS drives by adding three more lines to the fstab file: volume1_on_d-link volume2_on_d-link shre-on-LS-WTGLF61 However, to my vast ...
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apt-file regex: escaping a dot

I want to find all packages which provide a shared object containing "ssl" in the file name. The apt-file manpage says: --regexp | -x Treat pattern as a (perl) regular expression. ...
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Please help me with my extension [on hold]

I am creating a small gnome shell extension.For that I need to access the file tree of my shell,but it has to be done using Javascript.Can you please tell me the name of the module in Javascript for ...
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Extracting subfolders into a specific folder

I have a bunch of sub-folders with respective rar and 7z files. How do I extract all of these and tell the pipe to output to a specific folder?
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Xfce 4 Terminal how to wrap text

I used to use the default gnome-terminal as my default Terminal, but because I want it to be see-through I have switched to the xfce4-terminal. But there is one problem, the text does not wrap, and I ...
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Use of quotes when running commands on a remote machine using ssh

I have a command that I know works correctly when I remote into a machine and run it. The command is below: grep "SearchTerm $1" file.txt | sed 's/^.*SearchTerm $1,//g' | sort | uniq -c | ...
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I just ran cat /dev/zero and now cat is hanging

I ran cat /dev/zero and it now just hangs whenever I run a cat command. I pressed Ctrl+C to stop that command. Have I broken something, and how can I fix it?
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BASH->Python (2.6) piping

I need to translate this line of Bash into Python: sample1=($(/bin/cat /proc/meminfo | egrep 'MemTotal|MemFree|Cached|SwapTotal|SwapFree|AnonPages|Dirty|Writeback|PageTables|HugePages_' | awk ' { ...
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How can i install and launch xmonad on ubuntu server?

I have started from a clean install. I have installed xorg and openbox, then xmonad via sudo apt-get install xorg sudo apt-get install openbox sudo apt-get install xmonad but i can't get it to work. ...
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How do I enable desktop notifications, including audio, of when terminator is finished executing commands?

I know that on Fedora you get popups and audio notifications that appear whenever a command has finished running in GNOME Terminal. I was wondering if something similar was possible on Ubuntu in ...
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How can I convert mp4 and mkv to 3gp?

I've a directory with 28 mp4's and 2 mkv's. I want to convert them all to 3gp using avconv. How do I do that?
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How to restore the default factory name of my device?

I had change my device name, and I would like to get back to default name that comes when I buy it. I know how to change the name by command-line, but is there a command to restore the device name to ...
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Shell script options with parsing arguments

I have the shell script CONTROLLER_IP="" if [ "$#" -eq 1 ] then CONTROLLER_IP=$1 else echo "Usage : create_endpoint.sh --controller-ip <Controller IP>" exit 1 fi but its executing ...
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how to write c program code to display directories in linux terminl [on hold]

i want a c program to get all the directories from bash terminal.also i need to color different types of files in different colors. eg:-executable files should b displayed in green color, ...
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.desktop launches app with custom icon. why not shell?

I have a .desktop file that launches an app, and it uses the .desktop icon: [Desktop Entry] Name=My Ro Type=Application Comment=Web Application Exec=/path/to/myapp -test Icon=/opt/giteye/icon.xpm ...
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Problem with Comodo Installation

After installing Comodo, though logged in as adminstrator, tried to run /opt/COMODO/post_setup.sh and it says Please run this script with adminstrative priviledges even though I am logged in as ...
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How to execute the tar file without any error? [on hold]

tar (child): ushare-11a-netou.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now ...
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Remove duplicated dots from file name

I have a dir with tons of files inside which have been named in malformed such as file..txt ,file2..txt ,etc... So how to easily remove this second . from file names? Any applicable method is ...
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Accessing root files on Ubuntu Phone from my eOS based on Ubuntu. [duplicate]

I'm wondering if its possible to access the root files on my Ubuntu Phone E5 from my computer. I know I can access them from the terminal on the phone but its not ideal using that touchscreen to ...
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Script for Opening Two Terminals and Execute Three Consecutive Commands [duplicate]

I intent to open two terminals and execute three consecutive commands in bash script. Basically, the first terminal will execute first command, second terminal will execute second command, and back ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: New user created from command line has missing features

I am trying to create a new user in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from the bash command line. I use the following commands: sudo useradd -c "Samwise the Brave" sam sudo passwd sam Enter new UNIX password: ...
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Use of the Rename Command

I have a two part question. I have a series of files with the names "file.pdb.#", where # is an integer. 1.) How can I script to rename all the "file.pdb.#" to "file_#.pdb", where the integer is ...
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Execution error with .so file

When running a server and trying to connect to a web socket I have an execution error: ./cameraserver: symbol lookup error: ...
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Missing argument to -exec

This is the command I'm entering. find /home/things/backups -mtime +0 -exec echo "{}" >> /home/things/logs/backup.log \; -exec echo "Hourly rotate successful: $(date). {} was deleted." ...
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What is wrong with my code so far? [closed]

I'm attempting to make a DNA translation script in bash that will take an input file, iterate through the file, and convert every three characters into the proper protein code it corresponds to. Thus ...
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How can I be sure “apt-get install” successfully finished its work?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I intend to download Skyrim. So I put the command into the terminal sudo apt-get install playonlinux. Everything was loading fine and it seemed to be working, however before ...
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Installing YADR on Ubuntu 14.04 error - prezto: old shell detected

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox, and I am trying to install YADR (https://github.com/skwp/dotfiles), which works really well on Mac OS X. However, after I finished installing and ...
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How to use the terminal commands? [duplicate]

when I type any command the terminal asks for password and then when I write nothing show up .. how can I solve that ?
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Standard LXC Container configs for shell scripting in Ubuntu?

I would like to do computation in neutral environment. I got a tip about Linux containers here. I am not sure how this project about Linux containers is managed, like who is the central board. ...
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Find all files that contain a given clause in their names

This is a general question but my case is that I have installed (I beleive it got installed!) the gcc arm compiler but I can not find it anywhere in my system. I tried the command below but it returns ...
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Recursive directory renaming

I need to recursively append the same suffix to all sub-directory names in a directory. What is a simple and safe way to do this?
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How to turn off Logitech K810 keyboard back light automation

I could not find terminal command to turn off the back light of keyboard. For example the following commands do turn off my laptop keyboard back light : sudo chmod 777 ...
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Remove whitespace from all array elements

I have a array called arrayvar, which is being defined as arrayvar=( $(awk '/'"$vovar"'/,/}/ {gsub("'"$vovar"'"," "); gsub("}"," "); gsub("{"," ");gsub(","," ");print}' temp1 | tr -d '\n' | sed ...