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

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bash script ask for root password

I want have a script that I can give to friends which will add repositories and download files, install them without having to use command as they are not command line savey and have no desire to ...
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How to run a Phantomjs server with an upstart script?

I have phantomjs installed and I want to run a phantom server whenever the (Ubuntu) server starts. I am currently working locally on Ubuntu 14.04, and the server this will be deployed to is also ...
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Can't install HoNClient-3.4.3.sh

I'm desktop user. My OS running 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04LTS. The problem I've run into is this: When I try to run the client in the terminal, using the command: sudo sh HoNClient-3.4.3.sh it gives me ...
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Lost graphical login after automating script command

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to log all input/output from users. So I've simply tried adding script -a -f /LOG_files/Log_file.txt to users ~.profile. The logging works just fine, but ...
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What is apt-fast and should I use it?

Several times over the past couple years, I've heard of people using apt-fast for updating and installing packages, but I'm not really sure what it does. I think I've traced its origin to this forum ...
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GRUB2 /etc/grub.d/ 40_custom multi-boot

I am adding GoBoLinux to Windows Vista and Ubuntu 12.04 with GRUB2 on the MBR but I am not clear on the script or how to devise a script to replace 40_Custom. Loading the GoBo GRUB to it's own root ...
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Shell scripting, [duplicate]

I made a simple update script. Now My question was is it possible to run it automatically by loggin in on the Ubuntu Desktop and automatically provide my password (sudo) for this so I don't have to do ...
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Shell scripting add slashes in file name with space

I am a newbee and want to write a shell script in which I will look up in a certain directory for zip file and unzip it to certain directory. File name can have spaces like this "Harry's 20 july.zip" ...
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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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How to install RevKit

I’m trying to install a software called RevKit on Ubuntu 12.10 and the following instructions1 need to be followed: RevKit can be downloaded from the www.revkit.org website. Opening a Bash ...
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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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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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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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Filenames with spaces breaking for loop, find command

I have a script which searches all files in multiple subfolders and archives to tar. My script is for FILE in `find . -type f -name '*.*'` do if [[ ! -f archive.tar ]]; then tar -cpf ...
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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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How to run greeter/login script with lightdm

Is there a workaround to run a lightdm script? The one in the docs doesn't work. Anything placed there will prevent X from working. The script I would like to use is my KVM utility synergy. I ...
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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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How can I make “rc.local” run on startup?

I have a script that I would like to run when my system starts. I have put it on "rc.local", but it doesn't work. How can I enable it to run on startup? Thanks!
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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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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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Inserting data into mysql table using a script

I am trying to load data into mysql database using the following script #!/bin/bash DB_USER='my_user'; DB_PASSWD='passwd'; DB_NAME='db_name'; TABLE='rass'; ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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access to column in python like awk [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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Repeat a command every x interval of time in terminal?

How can I repeat a command every interval of time , so that it will allow me to run commands for checking or monitoring directories ? There is no need for a script, i need just a simple command ...
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bash and c - 2 processes in concurrency to write a file

I made a C program, it forks 2 processes and each one of them uses system() to call 2 scripts (script1.sh and script2.sh), what I want to do is let them write in a file (output.txt) in parallel ...
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How to associate all file types within Wine with its corresponding native application?

This is easily done for a single file type, as answered in How to associate a file type within Wine with a native application?, by creating a .reg for the desired filetype. But this is for AVI only. I ...
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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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Tomcat Installation startup.sh not working

So I've followed the list of steps on : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-apache-tomcat-on-ubuntu-12-04. When I try to run the startup script, I get this message: ...
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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 ...