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

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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Non-sudo alternative to /usr/local/bin for common scripts

I'm used to putting common scripts in /usr/local/bin so that I can execute them from anywhere with the terminal. For example, I make a shell script named 1, make it executable with chmod +x 1 and put ...
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Shell script to remove unity launcher(if present in Ubuntu 14.04 ) and/or the xfce panel (in the case of xubuntu)

Just want shell script to remove unity launcher(if present in Ubuntu 14.04 ) and/or the xfce panel (in the case of xubuntu). If anybody has idea about the same then please let me know. Thanks
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what is aptd, apt, apt-get and what are 2758,2936 and 3673 as shown below [on hold]

2758 ? 00:00:05 aptd 2936 ? 00:00:00 apt 3673 ? 00:00:00 apt-get This is what is being shown when i type ps -e | grep -e apt -e adept | grep -v grep I am very new to ...
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How to remove domain part of each line from text file containing email addresses

I have a text file with one email address per line. How can I remove the domain part but not the TLD part of each line? In here, we would define TLD to be the last element of the string after the last ...
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vlc failed play rtsp video from command line

I am using Ubuntu and VLC for an application which needs a tiled-of 5X4 videos in the screen. The video source are ip Cameras and it transmit videos as RTSP streams. the sample URL to access the feed ...
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Can someone give me a rundown of the 'cat' command and what it's used for?

I'm an intermediate, possibly more on the beginner side, user of bash and the terminal. I've seen the cat command come up in some online stuff, and I was just curious as to what it did, and what it's ...
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ECS not an option in AWS CLI?

I'm just getting started with Amazon EC2 Container Service and I'm trying to follow this guide: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonECS/latest/developerguide/ECS_AWSCLI.html I'm on puTTY (ubuntu) and I ...
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Command runs at ssh login, don't want it to

When I SSH into my ubuntu server, I get the normal system info splash thing, but then a command runs immediately after, and I can't seem to track it down. Last login: Tue Jun 30 15:20:22 2015 from ...
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How to unzip a file in terminal and spit it out with specific file name?

I know I run sudo unzip file.zip -d /path/to/dir, but is there anyway to specify the output file name?
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How to use shell variables after doing sudo su

I am writing a script to fix a missing 'F' letter in a mail log file. The mail log file is continuously updating. I am getting a file name, after that I am doing 'sudo su' to get superuser access. ...
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Using sed to remove all lines containing special characters , numbers, and spaces

So I'm fairly new to using shell--bash specifically--and I'm in the process of writing a script which will translate files containing DNA sequences into a more useful format. Unfortunately, many of ...