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

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One time “firmware” upgrade script

I was wondering how you could make a script so that on first boot it changes files to a specific parameters? So it would be like if I just installed a fresh kernel. I want to run a script once and ...
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How do I create a single-execution Upstart job guaranteed to complete before two other jobs begin?

How does one write an Upstart task that is guaranteed to run only once after each startup but is also guaranteed to run to completion before either one of at least two other jobs start running. I do ...
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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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How to install the Jason plugin for jEdit?

I am a newbie in Ubuntu (14.04) so I am very appreciative if you can guide me how to install Jason as a plugin of jEdit. Jason installation homepage. jEdit plugin installation instructions. The ...
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Need Help Improving Script

I have a group of folders (L1N-L5N), in which I want to copy from my /home/michael/documents/XXX to my Dropbox folder. At present, I have used the following script: #!/bin/sh cp -ra ...
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rtorrent multiple commands after download finish

I cannot get two commands to work after a download is finished in rtorrent. First I want the completed files to move to another folder which works fine, but then I cannot get it to fire the second ...
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Cron job daily not running

I'm having trouble with setting a cron job to run daily when I enter the script to /etc/cron.daily when I put it there it doesn't run at all like it should be doing. I setup a script so that it can ...
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Loop through all folders and executing script

I have a bash script install.sh in my current directory and I have a directory apps which contains multiple directories. I want to loop through these sub directories in app folder and execute some ...
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I sudo'd a bash script, full of sudo apt-get install applicationname commands, and now my programs won't run

I sudo'd a bash script, full of sudo apt-get install applicationname commands, and now my programs won't run, unless they are ran as sudo (BAD IDEA!) How do I fix this issue?
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Ubuntu equivalent of CentOS success / failure

A lot of services in CentOS look like this (except green and red, respectively): $ sudo service blah start Starting blah: [ OK ] $ sudo service notrunning stop Stopping notrunning: ...
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xinput - no effect at startup

I have a script that uses xinput to slow down the mouse which works perfectly when run on the command line. So I create and run it from ./config/autostart/fixmouse.desktop, It runs at X startup with ...
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Problem with bash script [duplicate]

I have a little problem with a script of mine. I execute a command in background using sudo and I try to retrieve the PID of the command in a variable. the code is the following: #!/bin/bash sudo ...
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Unexpected interruption in Ubuntu starup file

I got a problem with the upstart files of Ubuntu in /etc/init/. I am trying to run a process if it does not already exist. So I wrote a conf file and start with "start" The following two files are ...
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SH file not executing successfully

I am new in linux. Trying to run sh file which connects the server over FTP or VSFTPD and get some files. Here is my Script #!/bin/sh HOST='IP_ADDR' USER = 'user' PASS = 'password' FILE = ...
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How to open bash files with terminal? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and I just started learning bash. How can I open bash files through terminal?
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Rename files in subfolders with parent folder names

I have a main directory that has four folders f1, f2, f3 and f4 each of these folders has 10 folders, and each of these 10 folders ff1...ff10 has some .jpeg images with some names lets say image1.... ...
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My bash script depends on ffmpeg which was removed when I upgraded to 14.04. What to do? [duplicate]

I have a bash script to capture images using the webcam and it depended on ffmpeg. I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and noticed that ffmpeg was removed and this script wouldn't work anymore. ...
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Script for hiding files

I recently found a script for hiding desktop files and folders. The following is the script: #!/bin/bash # cd /home/ramvignesh/Desktop for f in `ls`; do mv "$f" ".$f" done The script isn't working ...
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How can I delete numbered files in a given range?

I have folderA that has some files with a number sequence starting with a_000000. What I want to do is to delete files starting from a specific number: let's say a_000750 till the end of files in this ...
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After security upgrade on 12.04 I lost several setup.sh files in root directory

Toady, after applying an ubuntu upgrade and restarting my computer, when i first open the terminal, bash began to tell me that a setup.sh did not exist. I thought this to be strange. When I went to ...
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Run scripts in a folder from “Run Application” launcher in ubuntu

I have some bash scripts in my ~/bin folder. I have added this folder to my PATH variable in ~/.bashrc, so I can run them from terminal easily. But I want to run them by simply typing them in the "Run ...
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using sed replace the new line with character

I am using sed command to remove the new line and replace with <br> but I am not able to get the desire output. I wrote : find . -name $1 -print0 | xargs -0 sed -i '' -e 's|\n|ABC|g' but ...
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Bash Script for adding Keyboard Layout to available Layouts

I am writing a bash script to add a layout (Urdu as input language) to the available keyboard layouts. The current status is: script automatically detects the current layout, as a string. adds te ...
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How to get list of all non-removable disk device names (SSD/HDD and SATA/IDE only)?

I need a list of all disk device names (not USB or CD ROM) in the following form DRIVES='sda sdb' so that I can loop through them in a bash script. Ideal solution would not have to install a special ...
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How To: Keep running script only when the network (internet connection) is idle?

I have a script (actually, a Rails application with a Sidekiq job queue system), which uploads pictures and albums to Flickr. This data is huge for my purposes (around 100GB), and the upload is slow ...
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echo “${txtred}Text${txtrst}” color not always working

I have a .sh file through terminal and I'm using echo "${txtred}Text${txtrst}" as a display of what's happening when running the script. But sometimes the color is not red, although I used {txtred}. I ...
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Script Not Running Properly On Server

I am having an issue with my webserver. I am testing it out on a new kernel build and it seems as if I can't get one certain part running on it. All of my scripts work except this one. Every file ...
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How to make this start every time I start the computer? [duplicate]

I'm using a backlit keyboard and need to enter this every I start the computer. #!/bin/bash if [ -f /tmp/keyboard_light ]; then xset -led 3 && rm /tmp/keyboard_light else xset led 3 ...
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How can I create this specific executable in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

So I'd like to run World of Warcraft's .exe (wow.exe) with the following command from the terminal: __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 WINEDEBUG=-all wine wow.exe -opengl The reason for this is because ...
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script.sh run differently when manually opening terminal and when using .desktop launcher

I have a script file script1.sh as shown below: #!/usr/bin/env bash cd /home/userA/scripts . r1.sh when I manually open a terminal and run it using . script.sh it works fine. But when I created ...
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shell file opens terminal and run a sequence of commands in specific order

What I used to do is: Manually open a terminal instance to run the following commands and shell files Run PACKAGE_PATH=/home/userA/package1:/home/userA/package2:$PACKAGE_PAT‌​H run: cd ...
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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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how to run command in an already opened terminal through a shell script

I'm running a shell script.sh which is supposed to open terminal and then run some commands in this opened terminal. What happens is that the terminal starts but the following commands are not ...
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Desktop Launcher executing a sequence of commands after opening a terminal

I've created a .desktop launcher as shown below which successfully opens terminal. What I want to do next is to run the following commands such as cd home/userA/scripts then ...
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Run some shell files from another shell file in different location

I have 5 shell files in a specific locations on my ubuntu system. I have two users on this system userA which is the main user and userB. Currently I have to manually open a terminal using user userA ...
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Stopping a running script though another script file

I am new to shell scripts. Say, I start a script like this. This runs for 3 days. So, I will start the script remotely through ssh and then close my local terminal. start.sh end=$((SECONDS+259200)) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Desktop icon is not running my BASH script

I have a simple script runme.sh which works when i run from terminal. #!/bin/bash chromium-browser "https://askubuntu.com/" But i need to make it now runnable for normal Users. So i place a desktop ...
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Change system volume using crontab & pactl

I am trying to change Ubuntu 14.04 system volume using crontab. I am using following command: pactl set-sink-volume 1 75% Which works fine when I use it in terminal or when I run script which ...
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Ranger file manager - getting it to open archive files with custom script?

I've acquired a custom bash script which extracts all archive files and waits for input. Below: #!/bin/bash GET="." SCRIPTNAME="${0##*/}" err() { printf >&2 "$SCRIPTNAME: $*\n" ...
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Use “watch” in executable script

Is there a way to use "watch" in an executable shell script? I mean this script should be launched with a double click, not directly from a shell... Try this script: #!/bin/bash watch gedit I'm ...
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Use custom command to open files

gedit application is set as default application for text files. Supposing I have a script with execution rights in /usr/bin, how can I set that script to be run when I open a text file using Nautilus ...
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Not able to run sed on bash script

I am working trough some legacy code which does not work, I came across a part that is causing problems. I was hoping some one could help me out and fill me in on what is the exact functionality of ...
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How do I manage session options (sound in my case) when starting program with xinit?

I have tried but failed to find proper information about xinit, in order to understand why it is that when boot into Unity and then start an application (xbmc) all is well, but when I try to use a ...
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Reset History inside a bash script [duplicate]

I want to make a bash script that clears the history i.e. works similarly as the command history -c So I started with the following code:- #!/bin/bash history #displaying history history -c ...
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SOHO Network Scripts

I have a trying to develop two simple scripts to automate the set up of a small office with a Ubuntu server and workstations. I am likely in way over my head, but I am trying to do it anyways. The ...
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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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fsl.sh cannot be sourced

I need to install FSL and Freesurfer as part of running Connectome Mapper. Freesurfer required changing the shell to tcsh in order to configure its folders. Now for FSL, I have to add to .profile the ...
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init.d script doesn't log to /var/log/boot.log

The script below is working fine at system startup. However, its log messages don't show in /var/log/boot.log, when the system boots. I compared it with other init.d scripts and couldn't reach any ...
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Script to monitor Internet connection stability

guys. I'm an unexperienced Ubuntu user and I need your help. I would like to be reporteded everytime that the my router loses its internet connection. I mean, I would like to have my Ubuntu send me ...
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Shell Script Problem

I decided to make a shell script for basic nmap scanning so I did it like this : #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get install nmap printf "enter the name of site to do basic scan on >>>" read NAME ...