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How can I merge files on a line by line basis?

cat file1 foo ice two cat file2 bar cream hundred Desired output: foobar icecream twohundred I already have a solution involving a for loop with sed using the line number of the files, but in ...
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How to set locale?

After a clean Ubuntu Server install, I get the following error when running 'perl'. perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = ...
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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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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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CPAN vs. APT: Conflicts in versions?

I can't find the answer to this anywhere: Does a module installed via APT conflict with one installed via CPAN? Along with that question are these: Where does the installed CPAN modules live? Are ...
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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 (python or perl) My requirements: 100% compatible Excel XLSX files. Solid ...
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How do I undo an accidental installation of all Perl modules?

I was attempting to upgrade my Perl modules through CPAN, but I did not supply a regex/module name to upgrade: perl -MCPAN -e 'upgrade'; I can only assume the worst (which seems to be supported by the ...
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Using Modifiers of Perl-compatible Regex (PCRE) in grep

According to grep --help and man grep, we can use the -P option in order to interpret the pattern as a Perl regular expression (PCRE, to be precise), instead of the default POSIX basic regular ...
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How can I delete text that is NOT in quotes or parentheses?

Input: 19. "foo foo" (bar bar) (19) raboof "foo foo" raboof Expected output: "foo foo" (bar bar) (19) "foo foo" As you can see, I would like to keep the double quotes and parentheses. ...
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useradd doesn't allow the user to log on

On an Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS the following command: adduser fu and then entering a password bar and just pressing Enter on all other questions, creates a user that allows me to log on and has the ...
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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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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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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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Installing libwww-perl on Ubuntu 12.04,SE

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server edition which I ssh into. I am running Perl scripts on this server but it fails when I load 'use LWP::UserAgent;' with error message: Can't locate LWP/UserAgent.pm in ...
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Rename - what does s// vs y// mean?

The man page (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/dapper/man1/prename.1.html) gives two examples: rename ’s/\.bak$//’ *.bak rename ’y/A-Z/a-z/’ * So it's either s or y and then ...
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Perl doesn't include directory

I have a problem with perl5 with ubuntu. I've got a script, in which I include several directories. When starting the script, the shell returns Can't locate XML/Twig.pm in @INC (@INC contains: ...
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Bash create custom string

how could in bash a pattern like ROW1 n1 n2 n3 n4 up to 300 be done with some command in bash or also just perl...the delimiter would need to be \t as above
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How can I use perl 5.12 in 10.10?

How can I use perl 5.12 in Ubuntu? There is no distribution package on Ubuntu. I have to use feature 'unicode_strings'; in my perl code, and this is available from 5.12. I try to install perl on ...
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apt-file regex: escaping a dot

I want to find all packages which provide a shared object containing "ssl" in the file name. The apt-file manpage says: --regexp | -x Treat pattern as a (perl) regular expression. ...
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How to install Perl Switch.pm module required to build WebKit-GTK?

I noticed that the perl version (5.14) shipped with 12.10 does not include the Switch.pm module needed while building WebKiT-GTK. Looking around on the internet I found few suggestions indicating ...
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How to enter a declared variable in the mail body, while sending mail using perl script?

I am sharing a perl script here, which is supposed to send a mail with the HDD/RAM status in the message body: Also, the HDD out will happen only if the %HDD use is above 50%. How can I include 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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Shell script to restart a process if it outputs a certain piece of text

I have a python program which, from time to time, crashes with a number of different exceptions usually due to network issues. The only way to get it to work is to restart it. How would I write a ...
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Why doesn't Perl use latest version by default?

When I try to use new perl features (like "say" instead of "print") the code fails until I put in the line "use 5.014;" and then everything runs. My installed version of perl is 5.14.2, and it looks ...
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yum whatprovides 'perl(Foo::Bar)' equivalent with apt or dpkg?

This is certainly related to this question, but I feel it doesn't overlap, so here we go. How can I get the functionality of the following command on Ubuntu (and/or Debian as bonus): yum whatprovides ...
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Find and replacement of the numerical part of a particular string with increased value using terminal command [duplicate]

The inputfile is, test00.dat test07.dat test03.dat aram22.dat test09.dat aram09.dat test13.dat I need the output file as test01.dat test08.dat test04.dat aram22.dat test10.dat aram09.dat ...
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Replace string with multiline file content

I need to replace string SALT in a file with content of another file. Problem is that the input file has multilines. I tried something like this in my bash script: SALT=`cat salt.txt`; sed ...
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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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Perl package not found with apt

When I try to do an upgrade or install something, apt(-get or aptitude) throw an error, saying that perl can't find XML/SAX/Debian.pm while trying to configure libxml-libxml-perl. Here is the full ...
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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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Get Quotes for stock prices in GnuCash using Finance::Quote

I have followed the instructions here, using the exact example, to have automatic stock price updates in GnuCash. When I click price editor -> Get Quotes it returns in a warning Unable to retrieve ...
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Why cant i find site_perl directory in Ubuntu?

I am compiling a program from source code. It requires path to my site_perl directory. When I run perl -V, i see that there is /usr/local/lib/site_perl at the end but i cant find the directory in the ...
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How can I extract text between a pair of the same character?

Input: blahŤfoobar1Ťblah Desired output: foobar1 I want to get the text between two "Ť" characters. Assume there will always be either 0 or 2 "Ť" characters, to make things easier. I tried the ...
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Parse lines with specific pattern out of file

I have a file that looks roughly like this : [25]:0.00843832,469:0.0109533):0.00657864,((((872:0.00120503,((980:0.0001 [29]:((962:0.000580339,930:0.000580339):0.00543993 ...
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How do I setup sendmail, postfix, or dovecot so that perl can send emails?

Direct Question: I want to enable Perl to send emails. What package(s) should I install to setup a simplistic email server: no need for incoming, only outgoing. I can forward through gmail's SMTP if ...
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How to batch rename files with “variables”? [duplicate]

I use xmbc to view my tv shows. Before I began using xmbc, I batch downloaded the first few seasons of "Bleach". What can I say, I'm an anime fan ;-). These are named: "bleachxx.mp4" where xx is the ...
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Search for number sequence

say you have a file1.csv containing 5 million lines, each line has 8 random numbers separated by comma. And you have this sequence 7,152,13,11,42,5,7 How to output the lines in file1.csv containing 3 ...
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Using awk command in perl script [closed]

Can somebody suggest how to use piping of commands in a perl script? Specifically commands that involve calling awk? I'm trying to create a perl script that will read disk usage using df -H and ...
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change cpan install directory

I have tried to setup cpan on my ubuntu 12.04 using: sudo cpan and it created a folder perl5 in my $HOME folder. I would like to use a different directory such as $HOME/.perl5 or somewhere in ...
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How to correctly invoke awk in Perl to print out the 3rd last field in a line?

My script is: #!/usr/bin/perl -w my $line="1 2 3 4 5 6 7"; print $line; my $thirdlast=`print $line |awk '{print $(NF-3)}'`; print $thirdlast; The output is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 awk: 0602-542 There is ...
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How to add space to Exec path in a Thumbnailer descrption?

I wish to use mplayer to generate thumbnails for nautilus, so I wrote a perl script as the thumbnailer named "gnome_thumbnailer_with_mplayer", and wrote a description in /usr/share/thumbnailers to ...
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How to make a bootable pendrive in command-line?

How could a Bootable USB Pendrive can be created using the Ubuntu command-line. Can we use a script for the same? Can somebody help on this?
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Removing a string of files with rename

I have been trying to batch rename a bunch of files so that they are consistent and fit within the name structure that I have come up with. For instance,I am renaming comics, and so I have a directory ...
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Can a script resume after computer comes out of hibernation?

I kept a perl script running and then forgot it and hibernated my laptop running Ubuntu. When I restarted it, the script was seen to be running (pleasant surprise!). Is this correct behaviour or did ...
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How I can install RRD module in perl?

I'm very new to Ubuntu. I'm using Nagios Graph plugin. That plugin needs perl RRD module to be installed on my system. How I can install that? Thanks in advance.
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Why does Perl always need the “-p” option to be given even when the input file is stdin?

Update #2: I had a great missunderstanding about the -p option, now it's clear to me that it's used to process all the files provided as an argument, but I still don't quite understand why this is ...
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How can I put a cluster lines in numeric order?

How can I convert this: -foo -bar 42 \ randomtext=00 "00" \ -randomtext=00 "00" \ -foo -bar 104 \ randomtext=00 "00" \ -foo -bar 1 \ -randomtext=00 "00" \ To this: ...
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Perl .pl file downloads instead of being executed

I'm trying to get OTRS 4.0 working on Ubuntu 14.04. I've followed all instructions to install from source. When I open the site (localhost/otrs/index.pl), an empty .pl-file is served for download. ...
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How do I install Gournal?

I am trying to install Gournal and I can't because of a missing dependency which doesn't appear to be in natty? gournal : Depends: libgnome2-print-perl but it is not installable
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How can I programatically find out which CPAN modules relate to packaged modules?

I am trying to write an Juju formula for App::Alice, a web based IRC client. According to the the installation instructions I execute the following commands to snag Alice and all of it's dependencies ...