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

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Terminal gets really small when I double click the window

When I'm on Terminal I double click the menu bar on the window to downsize the window it gets really tiny to only the X is showing. Sorry if i am not explaining this well but I will include a ...
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How to give root permission using terminal [on hold]

I have a very serious problem, I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and i have an root account, but after i have installed nvidia drivers, it simply dont show graphic interface anymore, so i have created other ...
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Determine if current login is first for the month in Bash

This is a continuation of my post here Although A.B. provided me with the correct answer, which is by utilizing the output of last and checking if it's the current log in, it did not solve my ...
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Ubuntu software centre cannot Install anything again

I used to install using my ubuntu software centre, but sometimes last year, it stopped working, now it shows "use this source" instead of the install button. I have tried every method I've seen here, ...
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How to edit multiple text files with a single command?

I want to remove the first line of multiple text files and replace it with another line. Is there a way to do this using the terminal? I know how to use vim, is there a way to automate it with it? I ...
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Dropbox downloaded zip contains same foldernames twice

I'm not sure if this is a Ubuntu related question. The problem: when I download a folder from dropbox, the files are spread over folders with basically the same name except for the folder name ...
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Access to X server denied from command line

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 and the gnome3 desktop environment. If I try to run a GUI program from the command line ( like gedit ), I get: XXXXX:~$ gedit No protocol specified ** (gedit:3299): ...
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combine audio and photo using command line in Ubuntu

What is the best way that I can make a video from one photo and one audio file like Mp3 I’m using an Ubuntu headless server, so I need a command line version for this... I tried with avconv but I ...
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Cron not working but manually run in terminal works

I placed a command in a script file called app.sh that simply execute an application. sh app.sh When I run it with terminal directly works fine!! but when put it under cron does not work..I tired ...
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How to install R version 3.2.1 – collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

I'm trying to install R version 3.2.1. I executed the following code ./configure --enable-R-shlib followed by make command. But the following error is obtained. /usr/bin/ld: ../appl/dchdc.o: ...
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how can i compile source code with scapy in ubuntu 14.04

I want to make reassembly of fragmented packets which I had received,so that I searched through google and found that "scapy" can make reassembly of those packets.now i downloaded "scapy software for ...
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As root, I can use su to make dconf changes for another user. How do I actually make them apply?

The scenario below assumes we booted up the computer and logged in as the user bort at the login menu. This is on 14.04.2. If I open up a terminal, as the user bort I can list a dconf setting, for ...
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connecting an Ethernet which needs a password and a user name?

I have an account through a wired network (Ethernet) internet provider - a person that have an internet LAN and share it with neighbours in exchange with money - every one of us have an account and a ...
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Remove list of files from different subfolders

I have a folder (call "folder"), composed of different subfolders ("subfolder1", "subfolder2",...). I would like to remove a list of files in all the subfolder of "folder", while some files are ...
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using wget to download xml for conky script won't keep html tags

So I'm trying to setup a conkyrc for weather, using the following script: #!/bin/bash station="KRAP.xml" wdir='/tmp/weather' update_xml() { if [ ! -e "$station" ]; then ...
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How to install tint2 on gnome

I am trying to install tint2 on my ubuntu-gnome 15. Here is what I have done: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/killeroid/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list" sudo ...
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Copy/move a list of files to a new directory

I have an huge amount of files (e.g. 110011basz.dat, 110012basz.dat, 110013basz.dat,...) inside a folder, call folder. On the other hand I have a list related to the files I need to move to another ...
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Error while syncing repo [on hold]

The error I got is as follows : error: can not fetch platform/prebuilts/gcc/darwin-x86/mips/mipsel-linux-android-4.8
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Is there an easy way to log all activity that a shell script does?

Is there an easy way to log all activity that occurs from a shell script to a file? I have a script. It outputs things like echo "instructions", as well as other program output. I know the commands: ...
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How to roll-back a shell command once executed?

I would like to know if there is a way to roll-back shell commands : for example rolling back a rm -rf command.
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Installation of Skype for Ubuntu 14.04 x64 with Terminal

I'm new to Ubuntu and try to install the latest version of Skype from terminal windows. Can anybody help me please, How to do this?
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Problem with installation of LaTeXDraw!

I was using LaTexDraw 2, which I had got it form Ubuntu Software Center. As the functions were limited and I couldn't use math to label out, I searched and found this new 3.1 version. After ...
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how to send uart pakage and read them on Ubuntu terminal (CH340G USB to Serial)

i have CH340G i dont know if it need to get driver or not i connect it to a PIC micro controller which sent bytes via UART RX TX to the USB to serial CH340G ,so does any one has idea about how to ...
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Give user password in terminal through argument

I have created a python application in my Ubuntu machine which run commands to terminal. I would like when the program start to continue running as root. I know that to get a root terminal we use the ...
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gnome-terminal / mate-terminal don't save history on ~./bash_history

Two days ago I was using my computer as usual, when I noticed that the commands I used in mate-terminal were not saved in the history. I tried installing gnome-terminal. But it does the same. I was ...
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How do I install ALPS (Algorithms and Libraries for Physics Simulations) 2.2.b3 on Ubuntu 15.04

I have installed boost_1_58_0 in a directory: /home/acerv3-571g/boost_1_58_0 Then I so much tried to install ALPS (Algorithms and Libraries for Physics Simulations) step by step based on its ...
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How can I delete all of my gnome sources?

I was trying to install some source codes using wget and apparently I accidentally downloaded every source code in gnome. I really don't want all of them at this time. I don't know if they already ...
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how can I List files in order

I had an 18GB file I needed to download on a less than great Internet connection. Torrenting wasn't an option. So I busted up the file into 100 segments, and eventually, all of it downloaded. Now I ...
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cannot execute binary file: Exec format error [duplicate]

i´m new in ubuntu and i´m trying to install a program created by one of my professors, but when i try to start it, the terminal send me the message: bash: ../bin/cidre.exe: cannot execute binary ...
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How to log in to an internet provider with with a password and user name through terminal?

I have an account through a wire network internet provider - a person that have an internet LAN and share it with neighbours in exchange with money - every one of us have an account and a password , ...
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No Launcher at all, just blank desktop (with bg image) [duplicate]

So, okay, I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 and this just came out yesterday when the launcher disappeared. I cant right click on screen 'cause nothing happens, I can open TTY with ctrl+alt F1, F2 and so ...
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Running an installation routine of a third party programm on Ubuntu 14.04

Please help me with the following problem: I try to install a third party program install.bin that is from mime type application/octet-stream. Typing sudo ./install.bin; echo $? in the terminal - ...
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I accidently ran 'sudo chmod -R 775 /' and it completely broke my OS/Shell [duplicate]

So I accidentally did sudo chmod -R 775 / when I meant to do sudo chmod -R 775 ./. I quickly realized and hit Ctrl^C, but not in time to save everything. I realize this is a really stupid mistake and ...
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Bash script exiting when repeated in double click execution

This is my code #!/bin/bash function boo { function goo { echo "Please enter name" read name; echo "Hello $name" } function xoo { echo "Please ...
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How do I find and replace in file1 with values from file2

file1 O,tested test,12345 OC,test explore,34567 file2 O,new order OC,new quote I need an output like below: New order,tested test,12345 New quote,test explore,34567
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What does '*' mean in the output to 'history' command?

I was seeing my history when I found a line with a * whereas, in general, the history has an output without any * I noticed this for the first time. When does this * appear and why? EDIT: ...
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Refusing to create an empty archive

I have a problem with this command: su -c 'tar zcvf yourname.tar.gz/etc/var/' Here is the website for my class assignment. Some of these command do not work correctly. Help!
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watch cuts off ps aux output when piped

While working on a (Python) script which is of no consequence here, I have come across a very strange behavior involving watch and ps aux, when the latter is piped to something else. I have managed ...
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Terminal autocomplete functionality can only match from the beginning?

For example, if I type in "apt-"and press tab,I can find "apt-get" below.But if I type in "get", "apt-get" cannot appear. How can I do to match not only from the beginning?
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opening terminal without logging in

To install a driver, I need to not have x.org process running. I found that Ctrl+Alt+F1 … F7 is supposed to fix it, however F1-F6 brings my computer to an endless black screen, and F7 does absolutely ...
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Uncompress file from URL to hard disk?

How to uncompress directly from terminal if I have the URL of the file? For example : unzip www.test.com/test.zip destination-folder-on-my-pc
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What's the command to type a phrase?

I'm trying to bind a certain key combination that types my E-Mail. I want it so that when I press a certain key combination, it types a certain phrase (my E-Mail). Basically- I need a command that ...
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How to navigate to directory which file system object has just been moved to?

I often find when using mv somefile somepath I often need to go to the location which the file had just been moved to. basically mv somefile somepath && cd somepath is there a way to ...
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Can't install gksu. Says it can't find it

Can't install gksu every time I put in the command to install I get the same thing unable to locate package gksu any ideas
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Weird numbers and codes, help!

When I start my ubuntu computer, I see these options. "Ubuntu", "Ubuntu more settings", Memory test (memtest86+)", And Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200". When I press enter on the ...
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Is there a way to find out my SSD's controller from the terminal?

I tried using hdparm but I'm not seeing anything using the -I option that lists the controller that my SSD uses. Whether or not I can find the controller my SSD uses in its manual, I'd still like to ...
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Why the tar file is so big? [closed]

I created a tar file of a directory. The directory is a few MBs big. The tar file has a size of more than 150 MBs!!! I created the tar file with the command: tar -cf <tar filename> ...
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NSFilter Service is not running, please go to Status : Services and start the service

I have properly installed NSFilter in PFsense and when trying to start it, a dialogue is coming saying that PFSense had been started but the status still remains inactive. Kindly Advice on this.
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How to use FQDN instead of just the host part at command prompt?

My current Ubuntu 14.04 command prompt is like username@host being the server FQDN host.domain.com but I want the command prompt be username@host.domain.com. How I can do that?
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What shows you the package you can install to get a command?

I have noticed on other Ubuntu machines when you don't have Maven and you try mvn it tells you to install maven or maven2. This does not happen on my xfce, how do I enable it?