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

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Running graphical program on Ubuntu via Mac OSX Terminal - Keep program running?

I'm having problems knowing whether a program is running in the background. The program is run via command line, but the computer is just a server (apologies if terminology is incorrect), which we ...
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Curl request not working

Can some help me out in this.? I tried making a curl to random web pages it works fine. This address mentioned below i tried via browser it also works but when i try this via shell it does not work. ...
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Is there any command similar to qlmanage in Mac OS?

Is qlmanage command is present in Ubuntu? Or is there any similar commands?
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Is there a way to see the commands that would be executed based on /etc/network/interfaces stanzas?

The stanzas in /etc/network/interfaces translate to certain commands to bring up or down an interface and configure it. Is there a way to see which commands it translates to (similar to set -x in a ...
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Users logged in but can't see them

I am just starting with linux commands, so my question might sound incredibly stupid. I am studying the command line, yesterday I was creating and deleting users. When trying to delete a user (bart) ...
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Cannot access USB drive - non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown

I am trying to access my FAT32 USB drive. There is an error when I try accessing it. I just want to access it read-only. The error I get is: Error mounting /dev/sde at /media/mink/34D2-84FB: ...
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Error jack headers not found

Hello What command i need to fill and enter to fix this configure error: Running 14.04 latest version of ubuntu configure: error: JACK headers not found.
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Why bash history is corrupted and how to recover it?

Today after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 (from 13.10), I pressed the key on my laptop (DELL Inspiron N4010) keyboard which is designed to decrease LCD backlight intensity. This key and its opposite ...
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Tried all ideas to install utorrent

I have tried all the options I can find on multiple forums to get uTorrent. I need an idiot proof step by step instruction. I have used multiple terminal commands to no avail. wget ...
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Massive error! x-nautilus-desktop:///

Im getting this error once I start up by netbook running ubuntu 12.04 about "x-nautilus-desktop:///". There's no desktop, lags horribly and the bar at the top of the screen's blank anyways to fix it ...
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Change 'eclipse' command to correct PATH

Currently I have eclipse installed on "home/gabriel/Programs/eclipse/eclipse" and I have already created the eclipse.desktop file with correct parameters and it's working fine, but I can't use the ...
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How do I make a Ubuntu VM that boots to Terminal but has GUI capabilities?

I have to make an Ubuntu VM (Virtualbox) to run python scripts (on windows hosts) utilising GUIs like pygame, tkinter and pythonwx (especially Tkinter for my legacy apps) Making a VM appliance with a ...
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Closing - not killing - gedit instances via the terminal (to save changes)?

How can I close multiple instances of Gedit windows through the command line? Some of the windows may contain changes to documents. So, I would like to be prompted to save them or not. If I use ...
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How to find the path of an mounted iso file?

I want the full path of the original iso file which was mounted inside /media/iso directory.I don't know how to get that iso file path. I tried lsblk,sudo blkid commands but nothing seems to work. ...
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Switch from GUI to the command line interface/console temporarily

I want to switch off the GUI, and only leave the command line interface or it is also know as the CLI. How would I do this?
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How to “show” the script, NOT run it..?

So basically, I uploaded a script to textuploader, and then used the wget command to download it to my /etc directory. Now I am able to run the script by typing: perl ...BUT, what if I want to see ...
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How to open the terminal in ubuntu

I am trying to correct my boot up to black screen but don't know how to get to the command prompt. Environment is Ubuntu server 12.04 Here is a line of code that was given to me in an answer. ...
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Problems Burning Ubuntu onto USB - OS X

I've followed this guide by Ubuntu.com on how to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu. Ive even followed this video on YouTube. I have follwed it to the letter and all I get from the USB afterwards is the ...
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Creating multiuser chatroom in XMPP client

I am using the Profanity XMPP client to create a multiuser chatroom in the terminal. My understanding of the XMPP protocol is that when you join a chatroom with a new name like /join NewChatRoom ...
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How can I get Subliminal to work and then integrate it with a file manager?

I have downloaded Subliminal which is a program that downloads movie subtitles.But there are several problems: (1) when I test it at the console with a movie that I know has an English subtitle, I ...
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rvm how turn it on always when we open terminal in ubuntu 13.10

I am new user of 13.10 ubuntu I am facing one problem when want to install rvm, even though it is already install and using it on virtualt box. Problem is that when i start terminal and put to check ...
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How can I audit commands executed by each user in the Terminal?

I have two users on my Ubuntu desktop. I want to audit the commands that these two users execute each day. I am not talking about the History command, because I need to know the commands each user ...
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Tool setup

I have the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Tool running on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Virtual Machine but I can only get it to work if i set the location of EB to the exact website folder I am going to ...
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How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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New installation-beginner - desktop but no Terminal /Shell / USB drives present or available

Have just installed 13.10 [ 64 bit ] on spare Windows XP ( 64 bit ) machine ie C drive is partitioned. Desktop works fine but how do I access the Shell / Terminal ? Also none my USB drives are ...
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how to find which packages from official Ubuntu repositories need to be updated (in respect to current state)?

how to determine which packages from official Ubuntu repositories need to be updated (in respect to current state) and to download these packages Thanks. Hey Denarsson, your script was very helpful ...
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List Video Filename and Duration for multiple files in folder and subfolders with path too if possible

I need to get a list of filenames and path along with the duration of the file. All are video files. Some files are in subfolders as well. I need the list sorted according to duration. My goal is to ...
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Terminal command prompt missing

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. The command prompt (username@desktop:~$) in Terminal went missing. How do I get it back? Thanks Solved by searching. I'm just a week new to Linux. Thank you very much Olli ...
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Update xfce4-mailwatch from the command-line?

Is it possible to run a command in the console and trigger an update event for xfce4-mailwatch? I am looking for the command-line equivalent of right-click and then Update Now. Using Xfce 4.12 and ...
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Accidentally Uninstalled Network manager

Before my network wasn't working, and I was told to uninstall the network manager, but now, I don't know how to get it back... Does anyone have the steps to not only fix my network manager, but also ...
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How do I get from the shell to the actual OS?

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time and have no idea how Linux works in general. I used the Windows Installer and after a reboot I end up in a shell (?) with commands and have no idea what to ...
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New Ubuntu user, and I can't change the directory in the terminal

I have been a Windows user all my life. I just switched to Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) on one of my laptops. It's neat and all, but I'm having difficulty with the terminal. I am trying to install ...
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Make ISO of disc with certain locations and directory

I'm having a hard time. I'm trying to make ISO's of some discs. Brasero defaults to my home drive, which has insufficient space, so it dims the the properties button, thus making impossible to ...
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Are there others methods to uninstall linux on mac?

So I am trying to delete my ubuntu linux partition on my macbook because I dont want it there anymore. Yes, I know i can do it using my LIVE USB/CD but I am tired of trying to do that because my ...
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Running bash loop

I've created a while loop in a bash script to run a couple of PHP commands. The reason why I've created the while loop is because I can't use cronjobs (I don't want to create a new instance of the ...
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Skype 4.2.0.11 keeps restarting after quit

Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 keeps on starting up after I shut it off. If I'm not going to touch Skype after reboot it will not bother me, but just one start is enough to begin with never-ending loop of ...
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Problem while running script

I am getting error while running kafka-zookeeper script. Command i tried to run the script is root > /etc/init.d/kafka-zookeeper start Problem 2014-01-22 13:05:26,683] FATAL Severe ...
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Installing ruby with rvm and making ruby visible to bash

I installed rvm according to the instructions from the official website. Then I installed two ruby versions While rvm was visible to bash, ruby was not. I was browsing the web for a solution and I ...
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...
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DISPLAY command on the command line

What does the command export DISPLAY=:0on terminal do ?? Is it possible to change the number from 0 to some other value..
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How to deal with the “make install” error?

I have a source code and I have to compile it to have some .exe files. When I compile it by running the make install command, these messages appear in the terminal: if [ ! -d /opt/YHyM/ ]; then mkdir ...
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How to make backspace work on ubuntu 13.04

I have recently updated ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04. Now i observed that Backspace is not working for folder(Up and Back functionality). I just found that ubuntu has decided to use alt + (left right ...
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Using Crossover to install E-Sword

Downloaded Crossover application. Attempted to install it but received 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 ...