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

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Using Crossover to install E-Sword

Downloaded Crossover application. Attempted to install but receive the following error: On 64-bit flavors of Debian and some Ubuntu variants, first open a terminal and run 'sudo dpkg ...
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Some image files won't be displayed by Apache, returns 500 error (file ownership/permissions)

I just copied all my files from one Ubuntu server to another, and everything works fine, except that Apache returns a "ERROR 500 - Internal Server Error!" on image files that on the old server was ...
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Can I instal Ubuntu from the command line?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu. I've done this a thousand times and usually it's fine. However, this time it has got the screen fonts all far too large. So I can't actually get the mouse to a lot of ...
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Problem with terminal after following instructions: '[How to] Connect your Android Ice Cream Sandwich Phone to Ubuntu for File Access'

After following the instructions my terminal is constantly spewing out alias: command not found alias android-disconnect=”fusermount -u /media/Galaxy” alias: command not found alias ...
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ubuntu 13.04 terminal wont read my .ini file

i get this every time i attempt to access it CommandLineParser::read_config_file(): couldn't open xboxdrv-mouse.ini the command I was using was sudo xboxdrv --config xboxdrv-mouse.ini it was for this ...
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Beginner in networking please help - file sharing

Hello I am new to Linux Ubuntu, I have a spare PC laying around and I wanted to make it a file/media sharing server. I cannot even figure out how to get Ubuntu to see my windows 8 pc nor can I get my ...
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Trying to issue a command through a Launcher

So I am attempting to get a one click minecraft server. I have all the code, and all the programs, but cannot for the life of me work out why this won't work. So I have a launcher with this as the ...
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Screen shortcuts in terminal conflict with Konsole and general GUI settings

I'm starting to use Screen in my terminal use (tired of sshing many times when I need to work) anyway, I'm finding that the Screen shortcuts conflict with some of my general gui shortcuts. The real ...
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Allow bell for only one terminal

I am using mcabber via ssh, and using mcabber bell for sound of incoming message. In windows I used kitty it allows you to set audio file for terminal bell. In linux I still want to hear mcabber ...
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How to uninstall JDK

Today I installed Android Studio but when I opened it raised the error: 'tools.jar' seems to be not in Android Studio classpath. Please ensure JAVA_HOME points to JDK rather than JRE. I ...
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MAIL FROM command missing

I am trying to send mail from Evolution and get this message: MAIL FROM command failed: No identity changes permitted. lc1sm14589093qeb.5 - gsmtp Any clues what is wrong?
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Restart service minutes after startup

I have a situation where I'm looking to run a service restart a couple minutes after startup. The particulars as to why are as follows, but the essense of my question is basically captured in in that ...
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Upgrade to 12.04 failed. Boot into command line window and cant boot with live usb.

I started an upgrade to 12.04 but stalled during install. Now, the system boots directly into command window where I must sign in. I tried creating a bootable USB (no CD drive installed) with ...
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Terminal update package

I recently installed Spotify which installed fine. However, I am now trying to intall a theme. When downloading the package in terminal (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox) that downloads fine ...
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Graphical packages not installed by mistake, lubuntu

So I installed lubuntu on my new laptop, but when it came to choosing what packages to install, I accidentally didn't install anything including the desktop. Can anyone help me get a GUI and where I ...
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I have seen these in when trying to build a cross compiler what does these mean

../gcc-x.y.z/configure --target=$TARGET --prefix="$PREFIX" --disable-nls --enable-languages=c,c++ --without-headers export PREFIX="$HOME/opt/cross" export TARGET=i586-elf export ...
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Launching rmid problem on Ubuntu 12.04

I have java version "1.6.0_21" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_21-b07) Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 17.0-b17, mixed mode) installed. When I type rmid in the command line, I get ...
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Why does my computer show multiple terminals open Ubuntu 13.10

I am running a c program that records the number of terminals open and then lists them but when I run it I am shown multiple terminal windows open when only the one is, why?
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Open files with vim in terminal

Is there any way to open file with vim in the terminal without typing file name, but for example then I see in the directory my file, go with arrow keys or something like that? I think I saw one of ...
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Upgrade problem. Can I switch to a window from command line ?

Here is what's happening. I started updating my laptop from 12.04 to the next one (command line) and was surfing the web. At some point everything vanished from the screen except the Firefox window ...
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./opt/lampp folder & file editing help

I installed XAMPP but I need to edit folders and files in there. I did the following groupadd lampp usermod -a -G lampp kyle chown -R root:www-pub /var/www chmod 2775 /opt/lampp find /var/www -type ...
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Installing GNOME 1 or 2.6 or any early 2004 versions of GNOME on ubuntu 12.04

I would like to experience the older version of computers, but with latest software If possible give me a solution using Terminal
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Java -jar using Oracle lib

I have installed java-7-openjdk and it works well, but I need to use JavaFX in a project so I download "Java SE" (all packages) form Oracle and I store them inside/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_45. Now I want ...
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Newbie question: running a custom script in terminal

I am complete new to Ubuntu, so please take it slowly: I'm trying to datamosh a video for my glitchart work and I've found a script (I THINK it's called script) for doing just that. But just can't ...
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Error while Entering API key in Ubuntu

Hi I have newly installed MAAS on ubuntu 12.04 while creating profile for web console of MAAS i get error message as "mass-cli: Command not found" which should be working as described in below link ...
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zsh aliases doesn't work from .zshrc file

I want to create an alias to mount some remote file systems locally. I placed lines like this in my .zshrc file: alias remfs='sshfs rem: ~/mnt/sshfs/rem' But when I run remfs, I get an error ...
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Display particular data into a file

I'm new to Ubuntu and have been using it for a couple of weeks now. Recently I encountered a problem where in I had to display a particular data on to a file. Here is the output displayed on the ...
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Installing pagekite/owncloud remote access on Ubuntu server 12.04

Does anyone know the commands to install pagekite on Ubuntu server 12.04. I already have the ssh and lamp dependencies installed. I am trying to access my owncloud server from anywhere. If anyone has ...
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How I can open .kmz files?

I am new in ubuntu-linux, and I was wondering if there is any way to open or view .kmz file-output through ubuntu-linux commands? Currently I'm using a macbook (XQuarts) bash-ssh connected to a remote ...
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but I didn't use /etc/init.d/ in my command!

How can I get this command to work again? $ service tftpd-hpa -start Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility, e.g. service tftpd-hpa -start The script you ...
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Terminal malfunction

My terminal doesn't open anymore, what should I do? It won't open when I use the hot key and won't work when I click on the program itself, I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 by the way. Please help me!
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I need to get past my permissions to recover data

Due to some mishaps, I am unable to boot into Kubuntu at all. However, my data is still on the hard drive. I managed to get one of the other two computers to which I have access to read the disk by ...
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E: Error: Opening the cache … I/O error, dev sda, sector 71235640

I'm trying to run apt-update, but every time i run it and comes to end, it always has an error to the end saying Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file ... I have tried ...
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No menu bar, start button nor Terminal

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 for a few months now. But suddenly, I couldn't launch Terminal from the start or keyboard shortcut. I tried rebooting, but now I cannot see the Menu bar and Start ...
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Will not boot from memory stick

When I try to boot up, I have to press F9 and choose my memory stick. It then shows a blank screen as follows boot:. I don't know what to type!
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A bash script that opens several terminals from different direcotories and operates some funtions on those terminal

Maybe my question was partly answered here but I need full solution. What I want to do is this: gnome-terminal --tab -x "cd /ini/experiments/ gedit mytext.txt" --tab -e "cd /ini/myex/ipython" So I ...
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My terminal doesn't work. How can I fix it?

When I open terminal, the start text like: maryam@laptop: $ doesn't appear in the first line of terminal. Also any command like cd or ls doesn't work. I can't do anything in my terminal. How can I ...
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Terminal: running processes interpretation

I have written a program in the Eclipse environment. First I execute it from Eclipse. After that from the terminal window I view the list of my processes. Now I execute that program from command line ...
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Use grabc in python script

I want to work with the return value of grabc. If it returns #000000 then I want to take it to a=#000000. But this outputs the value in terminal. So How can I do this? [N.B: grabc is a tool for ...
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How to restore the cpu frequency defaults or to align the frequency at will?

I really new at ubuntu and linux so i am not capable of understand the following: usage: update-rc.d [-n] [-f] <basename> remove update-rc.d [-n] <basename> defaults [NN | ...
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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

I'm thinking of replacing Win 8 with ubuntu and I have booted from a flash drive, as well as trying from a dvd drive, selecting the try option instead of install. I get the ubuntu loading screen ...
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Chromebook Crouton RAM limit

My question: can Ubuntu (Unity), ran through Crouton on Chrome OS, utilize more than 3GB of ram? Is there any way to allocate resources to Ubuntu? Can Chrome OS utilize more than 3GB? I would like to ...
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Can you place a variable in command line

I have a command running in cron sudo snmpbulkwalk -v 2c -c public -0Xsq 10.0.0.98 .1.3.6.1.2.1.1.2> textfile 10.0.0.98 is a variable and i would like whichever value is placed there to be read ...
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Can only open bukkit.sh with Java Web Start

I'm trying to run bukkit.sh file with java 7 runtime. Instead the only application I can associate the bukkit.sh java file is java web start. I've done the basics, installed java7, set the bukkit.sh ...
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Ampersand To Open File Stopped Working

I have a symbolic link to sublime text 2 'subl', so usually I open or create files in the current directory by typing subl& hw2.py for example. This would open the file in the editor and allow me ...
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How to fix lock error with AT command?

When I execute this : at 7:43 -f atfile.sh I get this : warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh Cannot open lockfile /var/spool/cron/atjobs/.SEQ: No such file or directory So what I'm ...
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Setfecl: Option -m incomplete, why?

My commands: sudo setfacl -R -m u:www-data:rwX -m u:`whoami`:rwX app/cache app/logs sudo setfacl -dR -m u:www-data:rwx -m u:`whoami`:rwx app/cache app/logs It returns: setfecl: Option -m ...
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command line, no desktop environment

I have installed an ubuntu in a computer with windows, but when i open the computer with ubuntu, there's no desktop environment, only a command line. I've even written my username and password on ...
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What is the path and command of mounted folder when I “connect to server”?

I am trying mount a remote machine filesystem to my local machine. The remote machine is a computation cluster which has two file systems. I have space on both file systems and I have a link on my ...
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Web browsers are not working from GUI but running from terminal with sudo

I am not able to get internet through firefox or any other browser from GUI( as normal user). But when i'm opening firefox from terminal with sudo then internet is working absolutely fine . Talking of ...