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

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ltunify broken pipe error?

My mouse recently broke and I tried to resync an old one that somehow got disconnected from the mouse and I get the error write: Broken pipe Failed to retrieve notification state when trying to ...
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How do I know if a download has finished in the terminal?

I'm running 12.04 in a virtual machine, and am installing ISIS, a GIS program from the USGS, through the terminal. It needs a bunch of data files, but I can find no list of what they are. The ...
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Using terminal as login screen

I want to use the terminal to login instead of the usual gnome skin. Is there a simple package or theme that would let me do this or do I have to muck around a bit?
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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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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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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 user@...
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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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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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Blueman terminal commands

I'm having trouble with blueman conflicting with my wifi drivers and want to create a bash script that turns blueman off, restarts network-manager and then turns blueman on. The problem I'm running ...
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how to root Freebox server HDD?

I would like to rootmy freebox server (Freebox Revolution v6), in order to enter /and inspect /etc/and more. A matter of pure curiosity. So 2 questions actually : Launching terminal, browsing FS, ...
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Make terminal look the same for all users

I know that probably his might be a really dumb question, but I don't know exactly what should I google to make this work the way I want. I have a server with Ubuntu 14.04. The idea is that the only ...
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Xilinx ISE in Ubuntu

I recently installed Xilinx ISE 14.7, which works so far, but everytime I bring up a terminal window, now, I get the following lines in the terminal window before my cursor prompt. . /opt/Xilinx/14.7/...
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rc.local commands execution

The general idea is: I have developed a script.sh (in java) that take a value from a .txt where a python code is saving data from a sensor, (with a specific range of time). This value is up to the ...
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Command line tool that will detect PDF crop marks

I have searched the site for a way to crop PDFs based on the sporadic location of the crop marks. I did see the question titled Command line tool to crop PDF files that suggested PDFcrop and a couple ...
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ERROR with gem for a ruby tool?

I am trying to install a tool script called bio-polyploid-tools and I am getting this error after command sudo gem install bio-polyploid-tools sammanmahmoud@samman[bioruby-polyploid-tools-master] ...
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Can't change wallpaper from terminal

I tried all the other solutions to this question. Every time I edit my settings in dconf as root, they are overriden by something. The same goes for when I edit my user file in /var/lib/...
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Error while installing packages (for Virtual Box builds)

I am trying to install the following packages - Linux Packages (Website is down for some reasons. Here is the PDF copy of the website - Virtual Box Build Instructions) Here is the code I'm trying to ...
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Reliance Netconnect+ not working

I have always used Reliance Netconnect by using the sudo gnome-ppp but recently I have this error message coming. GNOME PPP: Connecting... GNOME PPP: STDERR: --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Running Java as another user

I have a directory called Minecraft for Minecraft servers. I've set it's owner and group with chown to minecraft:minecraft. This user and group exists. /etc/passwd contains minecraft:x:999:999::/home/...
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Connecting to WiFi whilst in console

I currently have a raspberry pi running Ubuntu 14.04. I want to be able to connect to WiFi whilst in console with no GUI. I can currently connect to my universities eduroam WiFi when in the GUI, ...
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Can't type letter 'w' in Ubuntu 15.04 terminal

Shift+w combination is working, but I can't type 'w' in terminal. What's the problem?
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Clearing the number of sessions in square brackets at the bottom of tmux session

I know that the number represents the number of sessions, but I want to know does it affect the usage in any way? And how do I clear it to turn it back to 0? The number 8 in the square brackets.
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Sweet Home 3D 4.6, unable to make a launcher

First and for most Thank you KasiyA. Sweet Home 3D 4.6 Ubuntu 15. I have done everthing that KasiyA said to do in this post, but I changed it to 4.6 instead of 4.4, and it lunches in the Terminal, ...
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Question about “sudo dpkg-reconfigure”

Last night I managed to solve my problem regarding Failure to download extra data files (ttf-mscorefonts-installer) by following the instructions on this link. Fortunately Solution 2 fixed my problem. ...
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Terminal commands for pomodoro-indicator

I found pomodoro-indicator is very useful. However it could be better if I want to find terminal command to control this app. It is because it does not repeat after one round. I have to move my ...
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How do I fix the font in my terminal, and everything else after removing appmenu?

So I was looking for a way to disable the global menu bar in Ubuntu 15.04, In the process I found this command. sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt which did not solve my ...
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Problem Installing OpendTect

I followed the instructions below (from a previous post) sudo apt-get install csh cd wget http://opendtect.org/relman/OpendTect_Installer_lux32.sh chmod a+x OpendTect_Installer_lux32.sh ./...
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Can't get off Lock screen

I'm stuck on the lock screen. When I put in my password it just takes me to a black screen for 10 seconds and puts me back on the lock screen. Terminal commands haven't worked for me since I've gotten ...
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How to install plugins on Teamspeak3 Ubuntu 15.04

I have searched all over & I couldn't find an answer for my problem. I am trying to install a music playing plugin from https://frie.se/ts3sb/ but I have no idea how to install it. I'm about to ...
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Terminal window name repeats

In Terminal, every time I open a file in vim and then quit, the window name adds another " - Terminal" at the end. After a few times the name quickly grows to "Terminal - Terminal - Terminal..." Why ...
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Odd terminal behavior

I was attempting to install VB on Ubuntu 14.04 and got the "black screen of death" kernel panic. After rebooting the computer several times. I thought all was still well, until I tried to scroll ...
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Environment variable to all usersE

I cannot able to set PATH variables gloablly. I tried: $ mvn -v mvn command not found Tried to edit /etc/bashrc: Permission Denied Logged in as root: $ su - root modified /etc/bashrc ...
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Ubuntu 3.13.0-48-generic PATH Variable Not Working

I am trying to edit the PATH variable on a fresh Ubuntu install. For some reason it keeps throwing the error "No such file or directory" whenever I try to invoke my command. java;echo PATH=$PATH;echo ...
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Executing Pure Data Patch from within Python/Shell on Raspberry Pi

I am searching for a way to execute a Pure Data patch from within a Python/Shell script. I have the PD patch (called sf.pd) on my Pi in a folder called /home/pi/pd. To execute the PD patch from the ...
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Why is sage not cooperating with urxvt?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and having a problem getting the computer algebra system sage to cooperate with my terminal rxvt-unicode-256color. For instance, issuing the clear command returns an error ...
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impossible to run monodevelop

When I try to run MonoDevelop, I get this error: Unhandled Exception: System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for MonoDevelop.Core.LoggingService ---> ...
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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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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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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 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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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. ...