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

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Command to convert an upper-case string to lower-case?

What is the Bash command I can use to convert an upper-case string to lower-case and vice-versa? Thank you.
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How can I run this sh script without typing the full path?

I'm still very new to Ubuntu. I'm using 12.04, and I'd like to know if there is a way to run this program/shell script without typing: /opt/idea/bin/idea.sh It's kinda tedious and I'm quite lazy. ...
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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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How can a script check if it's being run as root?

I'm writing a simple bash script, but I need it to check whether it's being run as root or not. I know there's probably a very simple way to do that, but I have no idea how. Just to be clear: What's ...
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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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Reading from /dev/urandom outputs a list of files in the current directory; why?

So I was playing around with /dev/urandom, and trying to sample one random character from it like so: read -N1 < /dev/urandom I know there are other ways to sample some randomness like the ...
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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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shell script to function on subfolders

I want to write a simple shell script that will go into all the sub-folders in a directory, and organise the files in the sub-folders into new directories. Basically in terminal it would look like: ...
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Bash script for execute one command for many files

I just tried to clear my holiday video stuff and found program for stibilizng vision. There are a lot of files so I made script to stabilize all. Firstly I need to run command: transcode -J ...
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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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how to write a script that will execute xampp start and stop

I am trying to write a script that will enable xampp start and xampp stop with the same script without having to write in the terminal everytime. To start xampp, I write in console : sudo ...
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How to run a script on boot? [on hold]

i have the following commands i want to run when the raspberry pi boots up, it is for my bitcoin minner to start cd /home/pi/cgminer-4.5.0 sudo ./cgminer -o http://xxxxxxxxxxx -u xxxxxxxx -p ...
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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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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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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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how to run an --up script using network-manager-openvpn?

I'm using network-manager-openvpn (w Ubuntu 14.04) to manage VPN connections (client end). I need to run a script when a VPN is activated to fix some routing issues. I know how to do this using ...
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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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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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How to run a script? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I run .sh files in Terminal? I need to install a special patch for vmware. To do this, I downloaded the file and it was the file "linux", a text editor, it looks ...
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My shell script does not execute on Ubuntu, nor on Gnome server [duplicate]

I have a shell script which I made executable. When I click on it, it does not open. What do I need to do?
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Oracle installation script execution privileges: “oracle is not in the sudoers file”

I'm currently installing Oracle 11g on Ubuntu 10.10 It had been asked to execute some scripts as "root" while installation. I'm doing: oracle@sergio:/u01/app/oraInventory$ sudo sh orainstRoot.sh ...
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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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How to arrange this file properly?

I'd prefer to edit TestFile in place to get the desired output. How could I do this? This is a work box so I'd prefer to not have to install additional packages. TestFile: randomcollege-nt\jsmith90 ...
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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 ...
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Simulate power button using command?

When I hit the power button on my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04.1 without any modifications), I receive a pop window saying Goodbye, what would you like to do? Lock Suspend Restart Shutdown How can I get ...
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“Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string”

I am trying to use a backup script that will backup my sql database and website files. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit version and zPanel. Here is what my DB structure is along with which DB I want ...
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How to use folder with wildcards and spaces in find command in script

I want to use find to find files in a set of folders restricted by wildcards, but where there are spaces in the path name. From the command line, this is easy. The following examples all work. find ...
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Why can't I write to a file even after 777 permission?

On my ubuntu server I have Apache and PHP and all that nessory stuffs.. but when I run a php file <?php ...
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Why won't this php script execute bash script?

Why am I not able to execute this bash script using php? I have tried exec() as well as shell_exec(). index.php <?php $old = getcwd(); echo $old; chdir($old); $message=exec("a.sh"); ...
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atd load and interval configuration

I've been using at -q b now and batch commands recently for a project of mine. The problem is that no matter how I modify the conf file it will not take my changes into account. The exec line in ...
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gnome-terminal profile without bash history

I'm trying to create a profile in gnome-terminal that doesn't store bash history. The easiest way to do that is to run export HISTIGNORE="*", but there is one problem, gome-terminal is executing ...
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BASH script for extracting archives - how to make the script ask for folder destination?

I've started using the bash script below, for unpacking archives. How would I go about making the script ask if I would like to specify a folder, or just use the default folder to extract to? I'd ...
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How to kill a script running in terminal, without closing terminal (Ctrl + C doesn't work)?

I have written a bash script that calls several other programs and executes a bunch of commands. I run this script from the terminal. Now I want to kill the script. Pressing Ctrl + C sometimes ...
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vncserver prompts for password every time

I am a Linux noob, and I am performing some tasks for the very first time. I have a bash script that uses vncserver (so i would prefer to stay with vncserver). The script used to work properly when ...
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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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Paging standard out using 'more', and piping to syslog

I've implemented a wrapper script which causes all commands executed via this wrapper script to log (via rsyslog) things such as the execution time, the user that ran the command, and the exit code. ...
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Unity - 14.04 - Set Launcher Icon Size - via command line

I've got a few computers, all coming to the end of their life. The first couple have gone and I find myself again having to re-install ubuntu on it's resurrected remains and then laboriously ...
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How to run vbscript on ubuntu 12.04?

I ve just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I want to use vbscript for cding on my website, because we have the vbscript for our study course [ class 11 multimedia cbse]. but I cannot find a ...
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Who runs scripts inside /etc/cron.hourly if anacron is enabled?

I've read that if anacron is enabled cron doesn't run the scripts inside cron.weekly/hourly/daily/hourly, as not to run them twice. So anacron takes responsability on that folders. However anacron ...
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Permanent autostart

I would like to make a Python 3.4 script that starts with my computer so that it's permanently checked to start up with the computer (edit: permanently checked means it can't be disabled via ...
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How do I run a script on Unity login/logout?

I have two scripts - one to mount some folders over SSHFS - and one to unmount. I would like to launch the mount script when my default Ubuntu desktop is launched (after I log in at the graphical ...
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How to run correctly bash script from another script?

I want to run sqldeveloper on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I created some symbolic link and tried to call from one script file another. And it fail with message: /usr/local/bin/sqldeveloper: line 2: ...
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Get file created by a program launched by a bash script

I have the next scripts: | base_dir/ | - test.sh | | tests/ | | - elaborato.sh test.sh run elaborato.sh elaborato.sh could create a file (not always it create a file). I need : to know the ...
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Desktop shortcut doesn't work for script but script work fine

#!/bin/bash/ ls -1 *.mp3 > playlist.m3u for (( ; ; )) do mplayer -playlist playlist.m3u; sleep 0.1; done This is the script and it works ! [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Play ...
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need to match a string and then print next string matches and continue till next string

I am having troubles with manipulating a big text file, My sample f1.txt have several 3000 plus lines, with below format I need to match a string , and then match lines after that string with ...