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How to create Excel xlsx files from a script?

I'm looking for packages available in Ubuntu main/universe repositories able to create Excel 2007+ xlsx files from a script (python3 or perl) My requirements: 100% compatible Excel XLSX files. ...
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How to loop through ip ranges [on hold]

I have a program that takes only a single ip range(in cidr format).I would like it to take the ip ranges from a file one at a time.Lets call the program scanner its in perl and the file with ip ranges ...
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How to find and replace a particular string by increasing its numerical part?

My input file is, ami41 ami56 ami23 ami67 ami45 ami34 ami88 jama66 tumi234 bichi23455 susami345 Using a single command line I need the output as, ami42 ami57 ami24 ami68 ami46 ami35 ami89 jama66 ...
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when i am trying to run a perl file i am getting permission denied error

/usr/local/share/lxr/lxr-2.0.3/scripts$ ls ANSI-escape.sh ContextMgr.pm LCLInterpreter.pm QuestionAnswer.pm set-lxr-version.sh VTescape.pm configure-lxr.pl kernel-vars-grab.sh ...
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Is there a Perl or Python script I can write which can minimize the Gnome terminal window?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 with the old-style GNOME setting from the GDM. (I don't like the new Unity interface.) Is there a way I can create a command that I can type in my terminal window to minimize it? ...
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atftpd pcre problem

I am trying to build ris server using atftpd and samba but the problem is tftp client request files in \path\to\file format and i want to change this to path/to/file format. So i wrote pcre file for ...
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How do I repair / reconfigure a broken Perl package when apt and dpkg both depend on Perl?

Recent system updates resulted in errors including this: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate Fcntl.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Fcntl module) (for which I submitted bug ...
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How to compile Zoneminder source files

I'm trying to make a video surveillance system with my Raspberry Pi (running raspbian) using Zoneminder. Default action of Zoneminder is only to send an e-mail but I want also to run a script which ...
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Running SCP via Perl system() call when running as a service

I created a Debian style service that monitors a database and copies files to a remote machine depending on the data in the database. When this runs "standalone", the entire process works ...
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How do I update/install Perl

The Perl package is in /usr/bin and is an older version (5.12.4) and the current stable release appears to be 5.14.2. How do I update this version? Root access is required, and I do not want to ...
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Error in apache configuration

Initially my PHP was running well and after that when I installed perl CGI modules in order to run my CGI programs, there was problem. From the local host, I am not able to compile my PhP files nor ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade, Perl Version Broke ZImbra

Kind of in a bind here, since I heard about the bash bugs last night I decided on upgrading all off my server, not just the packages but the complete OS, it worked fine on all my servers, except my ...
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Error showing while using check_vmare_api

I am getting error while running check_vmare_api perl command. CHECK_VMWARE_API CRITICAL - Error: Server version unavailable at <'https://1.1.1.1/443/sdk/vimService.wsdl'> i am using ubuntu 14.04 ...
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why i don't receive DHCPDiscover message from server using dongle and why same code give DHCPNac on wifi

I have written a script using perl and i have tested it using two different ways: Using a wifi connection (I have router which is directly connected to server and i am connected to that router). ...
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Perl dependancy problems installing Webmin

I just installed webmin from a .deb file. on Ubuntu Server 12.04, which went ok. I logged in at the web interface and checked the "Perl Modules" page. There was on module suggested but not installed. ...
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Remove all English text and leave Arabic text

This question is a lot like this. I just need a slight modification. I have a csv file that looks like this y(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_2').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ...
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How do I write perl code for following example? [closed]

I have file content like this: aaa accounting exec ... aaa accounting exec ... aaa accounting commands .. aaa accounting commands .. aaa accounting commands .. aaa accounting commands .. aaa ...
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How to stop cron from sending email when there is nothing in STDOUT or STDERR?

Ubuntu 14.04lts with Perl 5.18.2. This is a special case where Google did not help me. I do not want to turn off email for all cron jobs, I have about 15 jobs in my crontab. I need to see the ...
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Buffer Overflow on pacpl

I have a file in my external HDD called a.mp4.. When I try the command: pacpl -v --bitrate 48 --to mp3 --outdir "/home/user/SoundCloud/output" "/media/user/MyPassport/a.mp4" I get the output/error: ...
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can “libexcel-writer-xlsx-perl” be added to precise and later?

I am interested in using the Perl module Excel::Writer::XLSX on Precise. I can install it using CPAN, but due to complications at my office, it'd be easier to just be able to do apt-get install from ...
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Add Prefix name in a file in Perl Script

I am trying to write a perl script to add the prefix name on the file (~100 files), but i am failed to get it done. Example case that what I means: abc.jpg change to NYear_abc.jpg def.jpg ...
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Bioperl percentage bar

I have the next perl script that convert fastq file to fasta file, and make a count of the sequences in the fasta file; I would like to add a percentage of advanced like a percentage bar or printing ...
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Perl may be unconfigured?

Hi I have error when I want to install,remove or configure my package this is the error debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate Debconf/Log.pm in @INC (you may need to install the ...
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How do I run asciiquarium in out-of-the-box ubuntu?

Asciiquarium is a perl script that requires Term::Animation. What are the appropriate hoops to jump through to get this cpan module into an ubuntu perl install? apt-cache search animation |grep -i ...
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search for duplicate photos

I have photos, in folder A, they also exist, in folders B and C. They have the same filenames. How to search for them and delete them from folder A? A perl script or something would be ideal since I ...
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Run perl script from cgiperl

I am new to cgi per. I have perl script actually works. I like execute my perl script from cgiperl and print the out in web page. Any help? 1) take a text file as inout from webpage and put it in a ...
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How Do I Run update-perl-sax-parsers to get XML::LibXML::Document properly installed?

I've just tried to install the Perl module XML::LibXML::Document using the cpan shell and at the end of the process it says: Please use 'update-perl-sax-parsers(8) to register this parser.' See ...
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Errors in Simple.pm when using debmirror

Hi since the update to utopic debmirror does not work any more due to errors in LockFile/Simple.pm. The error is: Use of uninitialized value $stamp in chop at /usr/share/perl5/LockFile/Simple.pm line ...
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Several perl packages (including cpan and re.pl) not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

Several perl packages stopped working after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. For example, cpan gives me: Attempt to reload Scalar/Util.pm aborted. Compilation failed in require at ...
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Resolve error while installation!

i am getting the following error while installing anyhthing: installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = ...
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Replace a specific section of code

I don't know what could do this, sed, vim, whatever. Lets say I have 30 functions, to keep it simple, i'll show 3 #first function AddOne = [ a+1==b, b+1==c ] # second function ...
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csv file adding and removing characters from rows [closed]

I have a big csv full that looks like so else if(a,b,c,d,e) else if(a,b,c,d,f) I want to make it look like so else if(a+x==b and b+x==c and c+x==d and d+x==e) else if(a+x==b and b+x==c and c+x==d ...
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Pac ssh manager on Ubuntu 14.04 does not work

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. For ssh, I am using pac manger. It was working perfectly on Ubuntu 12.04 but after upgrading to 14.04 pac does not work. When I run it from the terminal it says: Can't locate ...
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After performing apt-get dist-upgrade Perl scripts will no longer ignore invalid SSL certificates on 14.04

Good morning all, Last week I decided to run the commands to upgrade packages on my 14.04 Server to ensure that I was patched for the recently found Bash vulnerabilties. Per the info here ...
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Looping through csv, removing patterns

I have a question similar to my earlier question, but a bit different say you have 10 columns on each line, and 100000 lines, I want to check if each row for the following patterns: If a row looks ...
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Perl 5.20.1 for Ubuntu 14.04

How to update to the latest perl in ubuntu 14.04 x64? Ive tried via apt and and cpan alredy and core wont update.
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CGI script seems to run but output file is not stdout but name of script file

I have the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. I have installed the LAMP server via tasksel. I followed the instructions for Apache 2.4 from Apache's httpd.apache.org website on ...
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Apache configuration problems? Why Perl scripts can't be executed - browser download scripts

I've got wrong apache configuration. My script don't want to be executed and browser trying to download it as a file. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost ServerName president.com ...
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Searching for patterns in csv files

I have file.csv that looks like this 4,6,18,23,26 5,12,19,29,31 2,5,13,16,30 9,10,24,27,32 4,5,10,19,22 4,6,8,10,25 2,3,4,25,11 I want to find some patterns and save them in another log file ...
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14.04 update problem with executable file mode

Here's the problem: I create a file called foo.pl containing #!/usr/bin/perl as the top line I execute chmod u+x foo.pl I type ./foo.pl at the command prompt and get the following bash: ./foo.pl: ...
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Why does my Perl CGI script raise an internal server error on Apache?

I've installed apache2 on Ubuntu 11.04, and localhost is working. I created a simple printenv.pl script and put it in the following directory $ mv printenv.pl /usr/lib/cgi-bin/ $ chmod +rx ...
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How to convert Arabic subtitles to utf8 the right way?

Most DVD burners (if not all) ask for subtitles to be encoded in utf8, sure that's easy for file in *.srt; do ◀ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 -o "$file".utf "$file" && mv "$file".utf "$file" ◀ ...
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how to detect the encoding of a file? [duplicate]

I have subtitles files, .srt i want a quick way to detect their encoding so i can tell devede what is their encoding so it can burn them correctly it would be nice to have a recursive script that ...
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Trying to remove apache2/httpd and installing mod_perl

It started with me trying to install Apache and mod_perl by following this guide. However, foolishly I installed Apache by using sudo apt-get install apache2, which installed 2.4 on my system. ...
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Install libperl-dev [duplicate]

I tried install sudo apt-get install libperl-dev but is not working. I have the message Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages What can I do? Thanks
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How can I install Uniscan on Ubuntu 13.04?

When I try to run uniscan.pl with perl ./uniscan.pl, I get this message: Can't locate Moose.pm in @INC (@INC contains: ./Uniscan /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.14.2 /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2 ...
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bugzilla in ubuntu 12.04 server

I am trying to install bugzilla on my Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit server machine. I am following these steps. The problem is that I am not able to find the localconfig file in the bugzilla folder or can I say ...
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How to install WWW::Mechanize::Firefox and MozRepl::RemoteObject?

I want to use WWW::Mechanize::Firefox. Trying to install it via cpan one dependency not OK (MozRepl::RemoteObject); additionally test harness failed Trying to install MozRepl::RemoteObject will not ...
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Errors installing the perl module File::Scan::ClamAV

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Gnome desktop. I'm missing one of the requires for having ClamAV work with SpamAssassin and it will not install, here is the output. The command used to install is: ...
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How to run perl script in background

I am new user to ubuntu... Putting & and in the end is putting the application on background, but not really, it still gives me the output of the perl script in my command line even though it is ...