Questions relating to the execution (running) of a file (usually a compiled binary) or a command.

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Need help with .sh script

I’m trying to get this ~/Desktop/Tor/tor-browser_en-US/ && ./start-tor-browser to run as a .sh. I've tried over and over again to get it to work, what am I doing wrong? #!/bin/bash chmod ...
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Most efficient way of launching and separating a program from the terminal? [duplicate]

I'm trying to launch a program from the Terminal in such a way that the following occurs: Closing the Terminal does not close the program The program is not outputting anything to the Terminal while ...
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Problems while executing a JAR file

I'm using Netbeans to build a project developed by someone else. When I run the project in Netbeans, it works properly. When I build the project and I try to execute the jar file generated from ...
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Executable won't execute

I hope that my post is acceptable although I am actually running lubuntu, not ubuntu. I am trying to create an executable file but I am having difficulties. I created a script with a text editor and ...
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Every new compiled file has not the permission to be executed [duplicate]

As in the title stated, every time a compile a c++ file with g++ program.cpp -o program, I have to change the permissions for it to be executed. Two questions: How do I change the permissions? ...
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how to pause iterations in middle?

Currently I am executing file in ubuntu for various iterations. KIndly tell me how to pause the iterations in between and resume the same. Thanks in advance.
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Make command run when MySQL database connection is made

I have successfully set up an AMP server (Apache, MySQL, and PHP) and have installed my Content Management System (Joomla!), which I am using to make a small website. The CMS connects to MySQL ...
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Notification upon task completion in terminal [duplicate]

Is there a feature which gives a notification if the terminal is idle? It would be very useful while compiling and executing large codes and doing something side by side.
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Unable to access .jar file with .desktop

I have a Minecraft.desktop on /home/myuser/Escritorio (Where myuser i put my username and Escritorio means Desktop in spanish) [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Minecraft Launcher ...
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Is there anything that can let me run 64bit binary executable files? [duplicate]

Is there anything in ubuntu 32 bit 14.04LTS something light, that will let me execute 64 bit binary executable files? Architecture: i686 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: ...
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Redirection with pipe

I have the following command to be executed. ls > myFile.txt | wc The output of the command shown is 0 0 0 Why isn't the above command giving the line/word/character count of ls output? Am ...
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What is the complete command to be type in the command prompt to add the execute permission? [duplicate]

Help! I just need to know the complete command. To add the execute permission. Please.
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So many user apps, but only a few on launcher, why not a launcher page or a command to install on launcher? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, have v. 14.04. I look on installed apps page and see user apps installed but find no way to access them, and no way to place an app link in the launcher, why is this? People would ...
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Ubuntu / Bash recognising “export PATH=$PATH:~/…” but not “export PATH=$PATH:/home/…”

So I've been using ubuntu since 09.04 but have limited experience with sys admin. I now want to get into web development and as part of installing the Play Framework, I had to add the activator path ...
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Cannot Execute Binary File: Exec Format Error OOTP2015

I am trying to install OOTP15 for linux. I have downloaded the file and it is in my home folder. When I go to execute the file I get the error message: bash: ...
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text editing using tr command

On using the command: tr -s '\n' ' '< test1 where test1 is a text file. If test1 is written in a manner such that it contains newlines (linefeed characters) and not \n (backslash-n) then the ...
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How can I restrict a user to specific command?

I will restrict my user chipi to only one executable command. I will allow him only to use ./ftprestart.sh: $ cat ftprestart.sh sudo service proftpd restart How can i do this? I searched a lot ...
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difference between mkisofs and genisoimage

Is There any changes in mkisofs, Previously for creating iso I have used mkisofs, but now it is taking gensioimage ? With mkisofs my work going good, but genisoimage I am facing problems with ...
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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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How to deploy nodes quickly?

I want to know how I can deploy a lot of nodes via PXE-Boot very quickly and then run a command on each node, for example to start the lokirender grunt for rendering. I would really like to use ...
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Passing arguments while running a build

I have a folder with source code files in it. (.hh and .cc files). I modified one of the .hh file as below, if(a>='number1' and a<='number2') { ..... } So every time I change the number1 and ...
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how to fix error ./configure error configure: error

configure: error: Package requirements (libczmq > 2.0) were not met: No package 'libczmq' found Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a ...
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What is the difference between running a certain command in terminal and a Thunar action command that opens a terminal and runs the first command?

What I mean is that on several occasions I was able to successfully run a command in a terminal window opened in a certain folder, but when using a command (run not directly from terminal, but from a ...
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Running executable files in GUI [duplicate]

I have an executable file called drracket in a folder : However in GUI it appears as a source file : Is there a way to run the file via GUI like double-click etc.? (Running it in prompt forces me ...
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unable to execute .sh scripts - only on one pc

This is an unusual problem for me - what would cause one pc to suddenly be unable to execute an install.sh script, yet two other pcs with the same OS have no problem doing so? I get various errors ...
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sublime text 2 via gnome-Terminal GLib-CRITICAL

Whenever I run sublime text 2 from the command line (via the 'subl' shortcut command) I receive the following error (sublime_text:4679): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 15745 was not found when ...
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How to create your own commands that can be used anywhere [duplicate]

I am new to linux, and I am learning bash scripting at the moment. I was wondering how I would save my script as a command and then be able to call that command anywhere in the terminal. So i could ...
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Failed to start custom template in openvz

I have created custom template in openvz webpanel. I can use this template to create VM's, but i can't start them. Here is the output after executing vzctl start 333 Starting container... The ...
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How to make special new folder in right click? [duplicate]

I want to create folder but it's name date of current day. I know how to make it in terminal by this command: mkdir $(date -I) How to add this to right click to be easy?
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lost access to executable file (file not found)

I am trying to execute a file that I have recently run. However the system says file is not found? The file was taking a long time to execute and in the end I had to close the Terminal window that ...
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Terminal window closes within a second

I am new to Ubuntu. Whenever I execute a .sh file, it closes within a second. I need to install macbuntu but i cannot do so as i cannot see the output of the terminal window. Can you please help?
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Why some server requires './' to run scripts but others don't?

I'm wondering why some Ubuntu servers are different. I have two Ubuntu 12.04 server which are running a web application. Today I tried to run an sh file from its folder. Server 1 can run shell ...
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Where are key press scripts stored?

When I hit the Volume Up multimedia key, I receive the following output from xev. KeyRelease event, serial 38, synthetic NO, window 0x4200001, root 0x91, subw 0x0, time 100844850, (1037,434), ...
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Path to shell script in aliases with ./

I'm trying to make an alias for my shell script which is saved in ~/Dokumente/music.sh Therefore, I added following line to ~/.bash_aliases: alias music='.//home/robin/Dokumente/music.sh' After ...
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How to run executables directly from nautilus? [duplicate]

When I write C codes in geany and the build and then run the program from there using the buttons there, it works fine. Again I can run the compiled executables using ./file_name command from terminal ...
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Unable to execute .out file

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I am not able to execute .out files in my folder. I am adding the output of various commands that I have tried. The file name is a_lena.out $ls -l ...
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Execute command from file in current shell

I want to executed command from file (which is script) in current shell in terminal. Example: I have file ch_dir contains following: #!/bin/bash cd /usr Now if I execute file usually as following ...
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What is use of command: `command`?

Recently I found command: command which has no manual entry but help displays as follows: $ help command command: command [-pVv] command [arg ...] Execute a simple command or display information ...
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vim command does not work

I am trying to open vim on my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit by entering the command in the terminal : vim But i get the response : The program 'vim' can be found in the following packages: * vim * ...
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rc.local won't execute the script

This is my rc.local #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. # ...
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don't have permission or doesn't exist

I'm trying to configure an Oculus rift and I have a configuration script that needs to be executed: GLADOS@deathbox:~/Desktop/OculusSDK/Tools/OculusConfigUtil$ ./OculusConfigUtil_i386 bash: ...
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Needed simple script/loop/command for input command, execute and output within textfiles

Suppose I have list of commands in text file as below (cat cmdlist.txt):- cut lshw top awk sensors Now I want to get simple information on that command by whatis cut, whatis lshw etc. respectively ...
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Find and exec in found folder

I'm trying to find files containing *.nef and move them to a subdirectory name NEF of the folder in which the file is found. I've started testing with the following command, but this always copies to ...
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Read/If command help

I'm trying to run this- #!/bin/bash echo "Who are you?" read NAMES { if [ "$NAMES" == "Mallory" ] ; echo "Hello, me!" else [ "$NAMES" == "Palmer" ] ; echo "Hey, baby! I love you!" else ...
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How to execute a program periodically? & disply difeerence in output [duplicate]

I want to run command repeatedly and display their output. Example: I want to run ls command repeatedly and display output so-that I can see changes in directory contents. Also facility to ...
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Terminal commands not recognized as an internal or external command

I tried: startx and it didn't work saying: startx is not recognized as an internal or external command And tried: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop But I get: sudo is not recognized as an ...
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Run command on another(new) terminal window

How to run any command in another terminal window? Example: I opened one terminal window and if I run command like apropos editor, then it run and out-puts on that window. But I want to run same ...
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Automatically run a command after unlocking screen/wake up? [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to make Ubuntu run a specified command each time I unlock the screen (after an overlay with password prompt dissapears)?
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Help creating a messagebox notification with yes/no options before an application runs

I started using Ubuntu alongside Windows about 2 months ago. I've slowly been adding all of the programs that I use regularly to Ubuntu, so that I will eventually be able to do everything in Ubuntu ...
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write a bash which open firefox on every ten minute

Is it possible to write an script which do a specific command every ten minute? I do not know if this is a loop? For example Every ten minute delete a file name foo on the home directory? or every ...