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

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command line interface (TTY) disapears after 2 seconds

When ever I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get into the TTY it fades out. For about 2 seconds you see the text all normal then it starts fading out and black screen appears. I can hit Ctrl+Alt+F7 to start the ...
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How to access my NAS via the command line using rsync

I have always been accessing my NAS (dlink-343) via the gui in Caja or Nautilus. The connection says smb://dlink-15gtac. How can I access my NAS via the command line if I want to copy files to there, ...
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Ubuntu Terminal, what is its executable name? [duplicate]

I would like to launch the ubuntu terminal from inside fluxbox (I don't use Unity). However I can't manage to find the command name to launch this application ? What's its name ?
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Help Starting Minecraft Server Ubuntu 14.04

My .sh file to launch the server is not working. I have the file named 'craftbukkit.sh' with this pasted in it (from the bukkit set up wiki) #!/bin/sh BINDIR=$(dirname "$(readlink -fn "$0")") cd ...
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start krusader editor from a command line bor bash

I am really happy with Krusader's internal editor and I would like to use it for editing files via bash scripts. So instead of: leafpad ubuntu.txt I would like to run say something like that to ...
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How to create the vertical line [Pipe]

I am new to Ubuntu and i want to know how to create the vertical line that's Pipe in ubuntu 14.10
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Terminal command to send an interrupt to mimic a new peripheral device connection?

Is there a way to send an interrupt indicating a connection of a new peripheral device? Being precise I want a standard user command that could perhaps mimic ps/2 mouse connection. My mouse keeps ...
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cp command syntax difficulty

I have rescued many files from a failing hard disk. They are in 500 sub directories each containing 500 files. I am trying to copy all the files in all the folders into new subject directories (like ...
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How to get the Input and output in a terminal to a text file? [duplicate]

I want to create a text file which will add each command I am going to run on the terminal as a new line entry in the text file. i.e., I need to keep a record of what are the things I'm doing in the ...
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run command where specific user login [duplicate]

I have made a script that I want to run only where the user kyle logs in. I don't want it to be run on all users like a start-up app. I only want it to run when the user kyle logs in
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How can I see the amount of data I am Downloading / Uploading per day?

I want a command line feature to show me how much data I am using each day / week / month. It needs to show speed as well as data usage.
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Network Manager gui link to terminal network config listing 14.04

I am using 14.04. I am trying to figure out how the connections listed in Network Manager's GUI: is connected to the files found in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ ...
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Problem setting alias, ~/.bash_aliases file not found [duplicate]

I was trying to setup a permanent alias. but ~/.bash_aliases file not found on my system. I have checked the bashrc file and it shows bash_aliases are enabled. I tried creating a new file in the same ...
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How do I install the Desktop version of Ubuntu through the command line?

I have a Ubuntu Desktop Live USB. How can I install the desktop version of Ubuntu through the command line without using the Ubiquity installer?
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Switch to another running application from terminal

Let's say I have opened Firefox Browser and Libre Office, and then I opened Terminal. Can I, from Terminal use a command to switch back to Firefox.?
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Can't get workrave window to display under Ubuntu Gnome

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 which is using gnome shell 3.10.4. I installed workrave through the terminal and the first time it launched the small window with the countdown timer displayed and it ...
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How can I upgrade my OS from the terminal? Each time I try, I'm told everything is up to date [closed]

So I've been checking around on how to update my Ubuntu OS from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS, and each thing I see says to use commands in the terminal. Some of the commands I've tried are: sudo apt-get ...
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How to download and install Heroku?

I downloaded Heroku from Heroku toolbelt using wget -qO- https://toolbelt.heroku.com/install-ubuntu.sh | sh in the terminal, which they recommended on their site. My Ubuntu (14.04.1) didn't ...
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Unable to update [duplicate]

when i go into terminal and type in sudo apt-get update, the response is: E: Malformed line 64 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: Type ‘ can this be fixed?
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How to set proxy server to work from the command line [duplicate]

I have set up my proxy server so that it works through the browser ( in firefox: edit > preferences > advanced < network < settings ). I also got it working from the command line ( in system ...
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Unable to update [duplicate]

When I put in sudo apt-get update into the Command Line, I get the following: E: Type 'new' is not known on line 67 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: The list of sources could not be read. ...
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14.10 only boots to UEFI Interactive shell

Hello I am very new to Ubuntu and am testing it out on a VirtualBox VM.. It installed fine, I was even able to install Guest Additions and a few apps before shutting it down for the day. Now when I ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu from 12.04.3 to 12.04.4 on CLI failed [duplicate]

We have Ubuntu server in VM environment. I have tempted to upgrade from 12.04.3 to 12.04.4 release. I had /cdrom mounted ok with iso image. However, it never prompted in dialog. I do not have gksu ...
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Unable to mount cifs share from OS X Yosemite on ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying all kind of options to mount a file share from OS X 10.10 to a ubuntu 14.04 box. This box has no GUI so I must find the proper command trough the GUI I know that the share is ...
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running python program in terminal calling special environment

I use an astrophysical piece of software called AMUSE, which uses python command line. I have got the binary release that imports amuse in terminal. Now if I want to run a saved python program in any ...
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Termial not accepting options

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and for some reason the terminal command will not accept options. (I believe these are called option, please correct me if I am wrong). For example, when installing a new ...
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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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why ubuntu touch terminal cannot execute app

my buntu phone is nexus 4. The following code is not being executed. Code #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> int main() { printf("Hello world!\n"); return 0; } Compile $ ...
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sudo error permission denied

I have started few days ago with Ubuntu Server and I've got a weird error: ubuntu@ubuntu: $ sudo -s sudo: /var/lib/sudo/ubuntu/ is accessible in write mode from not-owner (040777), should have ...
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gnome-screenshot problem with color depth 8, any change to generate screenshots 32 color depth?

$ gnome-screenshot -f test.png $ identify test.png test.png PNG 1920x1080 1920x1080+0+0 8-bit DirectClass 275KB 0.000u 0:00.000 $ xwininfo -root | grep Depth Depth: 24 It generates 8-bit images, ...
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Is there a log of the output of “bash install.sh [ ]” available for Ubuntu server?

Following the advice of someone on this site I attempted to update a wireless device driver with: bash install.sh [] which I ran while in sudo. The update didn't work and I'm wondering if some ...
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Find and execute multiple scripts in parallel

G'day, I have tried to solve this problem all morning but have not had success. I would like to search for certain scripts in a particular folder and execute them all in parallel. The scripts have ...
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How can I get a list of supported Ubuntu releases from the CLI?

What's the simplest way to get codenames of currently supported Ubuntu releases for use in deb packaging? Like utopic trusty precise lucid for today.
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can't impliment firmware from command

Forgive my ignorance of command line utility, as I'm new to Ubuntu Actually I have to install a Tool already developed for WiFi application which give output of received packets. In that process i ...
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How do I make DockX autostart via UCK on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04?

I intend to customize a GNOME Ubuntu 14.04 ISO using UCK to include DockbarX. I want DockX to autostart systemwide. How do I do this from the command line? Note: if I don't thank people or ask ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome shell display changed. How to restore default

On ubuntu 14.04, default GNOME Terminal, its behavior changed. By example, when I do cd ~/Download/ I expect the following: But I get the following, without the username@computername:path$ Any ...
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How to fix ./configure command does not exist error on ubuntu 14.10?

I was installing tar.bz2 application (OpenFM) on my Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed steps listed on this website: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/compile-install-tar-gz-tar-bz2-files-ubuntu-linux/ . When I ...
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How to execute command automatically when a specific directory receives a new file [duplicate]

I would like to execute a command when a specific directory receives a new file from an external server. The scenario is the following; a directory receives a new file. execute java command ...
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does every program have to go through the shell to complete the process they willing to make?

i have seen somewhere that "bash is used to communicate with the Linux kernel" is it take effect only to the terminal? or every program (including programs which has GUIs) have to go through the ...
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root access is being denied to maas files

I am trying to change the clock in the maas_local_settings.py file, and am logged in as the root but I am still being denied access to files. I tried opening other files as well but still cannot open ...
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Delete all files apart from pdf files in a directory

I have a directory that contains the following: x.pdf y.zip z.mp3 a.pdf I want to delete all files apart from x.pdf and a.pdf. How do I do this from the terminal? There are no subdirectories so no ...
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How to upgrade Xampp to the newest version

This might seem like a silly question but by golly I've tried and tried for a whole week and no results. I don't know if it's something wrong with my queries, or too much "Install Xampp" clutter in my ...
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Vim does not load coloerscheme from .vimrc when started from tmux

I got a very simple startup script, that starts a gnome-terminal with a running tmux session. #!/usr/bin/env bash gnome-terminal -e "tmux" --window --full-screen When I run Vim inside this ...
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Run a browser on the active window

I have to lunch multiple browsers (thousands), but don't want to open a new window every time a browser is launched; instead, I need to open the webpage, process the content and go to the next. When ...
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Cant run android command from terminal

When I try to run "android" in the terminal I get this: android: command not found Here is my .profile # ~/.profile: executed by the command interpreter for login shells. # This file is not read by ...
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Problem with installing and compiling PHP 5.4.0

I have a VPS server on OVH Cloud, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS with plesk 12 installed. The server has been set up with the newest version of PHP , but Plesk can manage two different version of PHP in the ...
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How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? [duplicate]

In ubuntu14.04, i try the method following: command 1,$sudo vi /etc/default/grub then, change the following line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to the following line: ...
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How do I turn off the display [duplicate]

Is there any key kombination or terminal code that turns the display off? It should work like when you lock the screen: As soon as you move the mouse the display should turn on again (without the need ...
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compile a fortran code in an other server

I am a beginner in Linux. I have a Fortran code that I can run it in my own server,but when the same package is copied to an other server,it is not work. in my server i type this in terminal program: ...
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On unix file play

Lately i was working on command rm for removing useless file from my home directory.There was a file #abd# which could not be removed using simple rm command using either of the option -r or -f.I had ...