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

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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 ...
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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 ?
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.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 ...
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How to check Internet Speed via Terminal?

Instead of going to sites like speedtest.net, or others, I want to check my current Internet speed from the terminal on Ubuntu. How can I do it?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to install uTorrent v3.3 on 14.04

I've attempted to install utorrent on 14.04 using the Terminal and attempting to install libssl 0.9.8, but with no success. Also, this utorrent version is V3.3 and is located in my Downloads. I've ...
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How to use Ffmpeg to convert wma to mp3 recursively, importing from txt file?

I tried different options from forums, but most of them are out of date (ffmpeg tells me about it, like with -sameq option). Im trying to understand the docs, but I can't. I want to know how to ...
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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 ...
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How to convert h5 file to image?? h5topng not working?

i tried h5topng to convert h5 file to png in meep but the command is giving error. how to correct this and is there any other command to convert h5 to image? meep> h5topng -S3 eps-000000.00.h5 ...
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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 ...
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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 **: ...
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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 $ ...
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How to install Chrome browser properly via command line?

I am trying to install chrome browser via command line. I tried this: $ apt-cache search chrome browser The results show that the proper term is "chrome-browser," so I tried that: $ sudo apt-get ...
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Getting internet browsing history from shell

is it possible to use the shell or generate a shell script to find out the browsing history from the browsers installed on the system? thank you
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from terminal?

Is there any way to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from the terminal without using any third-party applications like YUMI,Unetbootin, etc. I tried to create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive ...
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About the 'who' command & it's Output on '14.04 TrustyTahr'

I have a question that arose in my mind after upgrading to 14.04 TrustyTahr from 12.04 PrecisePangolin. The question pertains to the 'who' command, and its output. On previous editions of Ubuntu the ...
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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.
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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 ...
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How do I save terminal output to a file?

How do I save the output of a command to a file? Is there a way without using any software? I would like to know how.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in the default terminal app?

Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in Ubuntu's native terminal app? I'm using the netbook version of ubuntu.
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How to copy files via terminal?

I have read about copying files with terminal but these examples will help me a lot. So here is what I want to do: Examples: I have a file in /home/levan/kdenlive untitelds.mpg and I want to copy ...
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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 ...
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Confused about how to compile modsecurity module for apache in Ubuntu 14

After I followed the instructions in Building Custom ModSecurity Modules section in modsecurity dev guide in order to compile mod_tfn_reverse.c using the command apxs -ca mod_tfn_reverse.c, I'm still ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ?
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Why is nodemon unresponsive to any commands in terminal?

I'm trying to use nodemon instead of nodejs, but it doesn't want to work. There are no errors. The install goes smoothly and also returns no errors. If I type in ANY nodemon commands such as nodemon ...
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Failed to get size of gamma for output default when trying to add new screen resolution

I'm trying to adjust resolution on my new MSI GT70 2OC. In settings, only one resolution is available: 1920x1080. This is fine, except that I need to decrease the resolution and make it more ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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Why does 'sudo java' change the user home directory to /root?

I have a program that needs to access a file in my home directory. Ubuntu will not allow this to happen due to the program not having root privileges. At first I ran this java command (which ...
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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 > ...
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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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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 ...
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Which command should I use to open an MP3 file?

Which command should I use to open an MP3 file? For example, "abcd.mp3" hamza@ubuntu:/media/hamza/Elements/mmc$ cd abcd.mp3 bash: cd: abcd.mp3: Not a directory
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How to show ascii art at the top of the terminal when it's opened?

As you can see on this screeshot of Mik's Guake he have a statup message of ascii art when he opens it, and that's what I'd like to do, can someone help me?
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Terminal asks for password but does not let me enter anything (15.04)

Whenever I try to open steam or some other programs, it opens the terminal and asks for my password, but when I try to enter it, it does not type anything and pressing enter just says sorry, try ...
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Subsetting a font from the command line and turning it into a webfont

I have a few web projects that link into various icon fonts (like FontAwesome and Glyphicons). These are great fonts but they include a lot of glyphs that I never use. ~65KB is a relatively big ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...