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

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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 ...
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Installing xampp on ubuntu

I am trying to install xampp 1.8.2-1-installer.run on a 32bit Ubuntu OS. When I type from root sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.8.2.tar.gz -C /opt tar (child): xampp-linux-1.8.2.tar.gz: Cannot open: No ...
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Ubuntu:12:10 x11 can't find screen

I've just updated my Ubuntu dual boot with windows. And when I satarted it last night the screen said no signal. Just now I have got it to the comand line or something like that and when I run startX ...
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How do I setup php and mysql cronjobs on ubuntu 12.04 server?

just made a lamp install adn got sftp working. My question now is how do I setup cronjobs in ubuntu server? I need to make some cronjobs for my php/mysql application. Look for un-activated users in ...
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Converting Images through Terminal

I am trying to convert the images using terminal to pdf. THough All my Images are of same size. But when I convert it to pdf Some of images are of correct size but some are too small to read. I want ...
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Cannot Install Wine Windows platform loader both from Terminal and software Center

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC. I want to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, so I tried to install WINE. I tried to install from the Terminal and from the Software Center. Both times, ...
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Unable to access terminal

I've loaded ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto my Dell XPS 1530 (Vista) laptop, but am having serious issues. I can run ubuntu fine when testing it from the DVD, but after installation it says I must restart to ...
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How to fix the command-not-found databases?

My recently installed Ubuntu system is currently having issues with the command-not-found hook: josh@sirius:~$ invalid-command Unable to open binary database ...
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Battery icon is not displayed on the gnome shell 3 desktop. Running Ubuntu 13.04

This is what I get when I run "gnome-power-statistics" (gnome-power-statistics:3305): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets-borders.css:19:18: not a number (gnome-power-statistics:3305): ...
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Looking for non-gui utility application

I'm searching for application (if exists). It should appear after pressing previously customized keys, and will have non-gui (aka command shell) (but it should be have 'buttons' like in GRUB 2), it ...
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what problem should/can I solve first?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.04 x64 with brand new hard drive to replace a damaged component, on my 17.5 inch wide screen gateway laptop with mostly after market components. can not remember the ...
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Controlling a loop and saving the output for each event

How can I control a loop and read live feed from a usb port and save each of the output when the usb is inserted or removed. I know the code below can be improved, please assist. #!/bin/bash ...
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Updateing package by sudo command in 13.04

I used the sudo command in terminal to update the software after upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 and it gave me this error: Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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set desktop font via command line and without gnome-settings-daemon?

i've switched from unity to i3wm and i'm really enjoying it however there is a slight problem: i can't set the desired desktop font without running gnome-settings-daemon. and at the moment this is the ...
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A problem with Krita

Legacy integer arithmetics implementation krita(5850)/kdeui (KIconLoader): Error: standard icon theme "oxygen" not found! Got bus address: ...
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htop showing duplicate applications with very odd bizarre results upwards of 20,30,40 or more, see screen grab

I have attached screen shots of htop and it's bizarre results. Can anyone explain what is happening here? It shows this new copy.com app taking up like 500% of my memory if you count it up.
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Keyboard not working properly in terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.2, and my keyboard doesn't work normally in terminal. When I press the arrow keys, the characters "a", "b", "c", or "d" appear. The Backspace key is also not working.
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need to wipe my hard drive from crashed windows 7 to install Ubuntu

Trashed Windows 7 hardrive. Trying to install Ubuntu 13. Need to wipe hardrive but having no success with search items on line. Call me stupid but can't I just do it from the command prompt with some ...
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wget and curl somehow modifying bencode file when downloading

(this is a copy from my post on Stack overflow I am hoping someone in the ubuntu community can shed some light on the situation for me) Okay so I have a bit of a weird problem going on that I'm not ...
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Unable to install drivers

Same problem as many times before. However, this time my problem is that i am unable to start the installation in Terminal. I have done all the preparations to install the drivers, extractions etc ...
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How do I fix “No such file or folder” on invocation of a terminal?

bash: /home/boudaoud/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.1/etc/bashrc: No such file or folder of this type bash: /home/boudaoud/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.1/etc/bashrc: No such file or folder of this type bash: ...
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Does placing a symbolic link in the path work the same as creating a symbolic link of an executable in the path?

As the title says, I'm about to do an install of an executable. Normally I would either 1. install the executable to somewhere in my path i.e. HOME/bin/ or if that wasn't feasible 2. would add the ...
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Update error Xubuntu 13.04

When I try to install or remove items I'm unable to do so due to 3 programs that aren't fully installed. Ive tried removing them and reinstalling but no luck when I tried to configure I got this:- ...
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Undefined reference to symbol 'FcPatternAddDouble' - issue with building program

I'm Ubuntu 13.04 user. I haven't been able to build/install Japanese third-party software for artists called AzDrawing. Based on readme file, I executed make command in proper directory. At first it ...
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How I can I unsource my environment?

I have source my environment and some environment variables were set, but i need to shift back to my previous environment, how should i do it ? Is there any way to move to the last environment ?