A shell script is a script written for the shell, or command line interpreter, of an operating system.

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Script for changing access rights of multiple files and directories?

I want to create a script that changes the access rights for all files and folders in a specific directory tree. All users should have read and write access for all files and directories. Does anyone ...
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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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Script to automate launch of various terminals and various commands [duplicate]

I am trying to use a script to automate various proccesses when I launch the script. I use this to restart postgresql and metasploit services then launch armitage echo -e "\033[32mRestarting ...
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Opening multiple terminal tabs and running command

I need to open multiple terminal tabs, give them titles, go to a directory, and make each tab run a command. I am new to Linux and shell scripting, after searching online and checking some solutions, ...
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Running a .sh from a .desktop [Making an icon for Minecraft.]

Rather recently, I've decided to add minecraft to my dock. I play it enough to want it on my dock. I created a .desktop file, and I gave it an icon, name, and such. I figured that point the exec at ...
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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 ...
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Setting a randomly generated password to a variable?

I'm using the following line to create a randomly generated password in a bash script, but it doesn't look like the string is actually being set to the variable. #Generate random password ...
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Bash script to enable / disable SSH

Im running ubuntu 14.04 LTS (no GUI) and im looking to write a bash script that does the following: Check to see if the ssh service is enabled or disabled If enabled, then disable, if ...
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How to Start Program After SSHD is Up and Running

I'm working on a project that requires I start a GUI before the login prompt. I had this working under 12.10, but today I migrated to 14.04 and it's breaking stuff. At this point I've configured Grub ...
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Create startup script for openproject [duplicate]

I consider myself a linux noob, but I was able to install openproject on a Ubuntu 12.04 server in VirtualBox. Currently I have to manually start the web-server every time I power-up the virtual ...
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Which arguments are passed to init scripts during shutdown

I am currently looking at the startup and shutdown procedures for ubunut precise pangolin. As far as I understand at shutdown the system switches to runlevel 0 and all scripts with K* are executed ...
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SSH remote command execute stays without disconnect when finished execute?

I am trying to build a script/command that will restart our Asterisk/Elastix service on our PBX. The script is basically using simple command with auto log-in public key that run from Ubuntu ...
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Unigine Heaven run directly from terminal?

I think a lot of you would have benchmarked your Linux system using Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0. I know to run the it you can simply go to the Unigine Heaven folder and run the shell script file ...
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Script To Logout Root and Login User

I was wondering if there was a way to make a script that logouts of root or takes the automatic root login and logs in a user. This is for security reason so that the user cannot change important ...
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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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samtools merge bam file help

I am trying to figure out a full correct script to merge sorted bam files in one big bam file. I know it begins with samtools merge, but i don't know where to go from there. I know it has to do ...
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sed “Permission denied” and “No such file or directory” errors while building Clockwordmod

Whenever I execute the command build/tools/device/mkvendor.sh samsung_aegis2vzw /your/path/to/the/boot.img I get this as the output build/tools/device/mkvendor.sh: line 83: /sedcommand: ...
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Installing breach browser

EDIT: Just look at the accepted answer. I wasn't how it worked at the time of writing so I just guessed below. I am new to Linux so this might be a noob question. I am trying to install a new web ...
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Specify password for sudo in script

I am making a script that will update my system (and do some other things, but that doesn't matter). I want the script to run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade --yes automatically. I ...
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access to column in python like awk

This is my data file: Iam python newbie If I use awk to access columns element, that is easy just by $1. how can I access this columns element on python?
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Script adding launchers to the top gnome panel

For a large number of machines running 12.04 with gnome-classic. I'd like to script adding launchers to the top left of the gnome panel. I know how to add them manually but this is a tedious ...
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one column from output column on awk

Suppose which I have this table: one two three four two three four five three four five six four five six seven five six seven eight so I wrote awk -v word=two '$0 ~ "[^[:alpha:]]" word ...
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Prevent parameter expansion in shell script

Folks, I often have to do a recursive search in files. Tired of typing the whole "find/grep" combination all the time, I just created a script with the following line: find . -name $1 -exec grep $2 ...
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Pass variables to script which called script

I have a bash script which must call another bash script which varies per-user in order to get some configuration information, like so: somescript: #!/bin/bash ${HOME}/.ssconfig echo "Hello, ...
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In this script, ~ is /root/. How to be in /home/name-of-the-user/?

#!/bin/bash #become root UID=$(id -u) if [ x$UID != x0 ] then printf -v cmd_str '%q ' "$0" "$@" exec sudo su -c "$cmd_str" fi mkdir ~/.D3GO/; cp -a `pwd`/viewright_backup/. ~/.D3GO/; ...
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How to make a script that will make another script in the same folder executable?

How to make a script that will make another script in the same folder executable? I don't want to worry about path since it will be in the same directory. So it should be something like(i'm trying to ...
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Launch app with absolute path does not woks

I'm quite new in Linux environments, but for this one, I need help on bash. I'm on Kubuntu 14.04 x64 I have an embedded JRE for my business application , placed like this: app_root/run.sh (my ...
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What other scripting languages that are related to bash?

I know that Bash Scripting is very useful & primarily a scripting language to learn with easiest way for running day-to-day commands intelligently/logically. Now, I want to know which are other ...
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How to write a script to run different application

I am very new to linux platform. Looking for a script file to call different application start up file located in different location and needs to be run in different terminals. For example : i ...
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How to open a bash script in Terminator using a command line?

so basically I have a program called Terminator and I want to open a .sh script, however, I don't run to run it as root, I basically want to have Terminator run the script, using another command line, ...
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Run the script file after 5 or 10 min after restarting the system

I have created a ruby script file that checks the connection present or not. For example checking port 22 is opened or not. Firstly I tried with cron job as follows @reboot find ...
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Why can't I update my system via shell script?

I have a very simple script, let's call it update.sh: #!/bin/bash echo "Updating system..." sudo apt-get udpate sudo apt-get udgrade Running this script, throws the following error: me@host $ ...
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Execute 'make' from another directory [closed]

Is it possible to execute make without going to the directory that contains the files? I mean, if my current directory is my home, and I have a directory named project that includes a makefile, how I ...
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How to make Start up script for Making Application run on startup

I have one jar which i need to run on startup and no matter whatever user is logged in and that need to take that user name automatcally here this code can take user name echo $(logname) and this ...
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Unable to run shell script inside VI/VIM

I am trying to run a shell-script say test from vim #!/bin/sh echo good morning Now when I am using :!% I am getting a pop like shell returned 1 Press ENTER or type command to continue instead ...
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Subshell in script wont print corectly

Why does my shell and subshell only print the first hour in my for loop? It's supposed to loop through all 24 hours in a day but only prints the first hour correctly. { for D in $(seq -f "%02g" 1 ...
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automate multiple file conversions

I need help fixing my script to automate multiple file conversions. I am working on the server and I am trying to find a way to convert files automatically. The conversion needs to be made through ...
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How do I start a tmux window on startup and execute a scrips

I would like to be able to start my server and have a detached tmux window with a script running. So then I can attach with ssh and be able to work with the script. Thanks, Anthony
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Multiple background scripts in one command

I can run three scripts at once like this: python script1.py ; python script2.py ; python script3.py But when I try to run them all in the background, like this: python script1.py & ; python ...
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How can I draw selection rectangle on screen for my script?

I am trying to make a simple screencasting bash script. I want to get screen selection coordinates by drawing a red rectangle with mouse. I can use xdotools to get coordinates but how can I draw ...
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Issues with Grep

Why does the bottom line output "0" into the "AD-Results-$month-$Y" file? First grep command fgrep "$month $D $i:" $Filetmp > TempOutput Grep command to read "allows" from tail of ...
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Ubuntu One Shutdown Downloader Unavailable

Received email: "Remember to retrieve your data .. we have released a new feature that lets you download all your content at once. Our website (https://one.ubuntu.com/) has been updated with ...
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Convert seconds since epoch to a human readable string

Command date +%s produces 1403568422. Is there an easy way to convert the 1403568422 to a human readable UTC timestamp? python -c "import datetime;print ...
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Trying to use GNU Parallel with sed

Why does this line do nothing? I'm trying to run a "sed" command in parallel and it outputs nothing to "standard.txt" $Filetemp = the file I'm stream editing standard.txt = the file I'm outputting ...
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How to execute a command several times in the terminal with/without a few minor changes?

Suppose that I want to execute the command ls ten times (despite of it being purposeless since it will only display the directory contents 10 times), is there an equivalent to writing the following: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 /etc/init.d/script got SIGSEGV in pthread_mutex_lock during boot but execute fine if manually started

A long title, sorry for that, but i wanted to provide as much info as possible. So here is my main problem: I have a an initscript: /etc/init.d/script_test and updated rc.d sudo update-rc.d ...
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How do I write an iptables rule to limit Internet bandwidth usage of user or IP address

How do I control or limit Internet bandwidth usage of users/computer/IP address in network with the help of iptables rules? I have one static IP address which provides Internet (that is, WAN). I ...
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Create a script to open firefox with some google search term from terminal

Is there any way to create a script or a program that will open firefox, go onto google and search for the arguments passed to it ? So something like google How do I shoot web should open Firefox ...
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getting festival to talk at start up ubuntu 14.04

using this script: week=$(date +”%A” ) day=$(date +”%e” ) echo hello $USER you are super awesome i am your processor | festival –tts echo today is $week $day | festival –tts echo have a nice day | ...
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script terminate

# Check if VPNC is already running, otherwise start it if ( ps -ef | grep -v grep | grep -v vpnc_ondemand | grep -v less | grep vpnc > /dev/null ) ; then echo "Shell script is already running ...