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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
3answers
338 views

Nemo Custom Action (.sh script) does not execute

I created a .sh script for simple OCR-ing of screenshots that I make with Shutter. The script looks like this (ocrFile.sh): #!/bin/bash convert $1 /tmp/output.pnm cat /tmp/output.pnm | pamstretch 4 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Term Enviroment variable not set

This is the code that I want to execute through motd: #!/bin/bash IP=`ifconfig | grep 'inet addr:'| grep -v '127.0.0.1' | cut -d: -f2 | awk '{ print $1}'` clear echo -e "Welcome to \e[0;32mDMS ...
5
votes
1answer
268 views

NetworkManager run script before connection based on SSID

Is it possible to have NetworkManager run a script before it connects to a wifi network and pass the SSID of the network to the script (or just execute a script based on SSID)? I'm switching back from ...
-2
votes
1answer
21 views

How to put separated values together?

I would like to ask since I'm new to this environment on how I will going to make those separated values as one value together? For example: 38734 34 3542 232 Where I want 38734 and 34 to be ...
14
votes
3answers
850 views

Should I save my scripts with the .sh extension?

I have some functional scripts and I want to copy to /usr/bin I want to use them as normal terminal commands. It is a good practice to use them with the .sh extension or I can save them without ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

return value from awk

This is mybashfile.sh file . . . awk -f myawkfile.awk mytracefile.tr . . . Now I want to return one parameter from myawkfile.awk to the current mybashfile.sh. Is there any way to return a value ...
2
votes
2answers
43 views

Ubuntu 14.04 not running Bash scripts in /etc/cron.daily

I have a few scripts (that currently run in a CentOS system) I have moved to a new Ubuntu 14.04 system. These scripts are in the /etc/cron.daily to run once a day. These scripts are to run at the ...
2
votes
2answers
757 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
13
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
39 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
44 views

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" ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
115 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

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: ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
77 views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
26 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
34 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
237 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
31 views

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 ...
4
votes
7answers
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
13
votes
3answers
76k views

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!
14
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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'; ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
59 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
5
votes
5answers
282 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

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: ...
-2
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
23 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
235 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

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/; ...
0
votes
2answers
22 views

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 ...
25
votes
6answers
3k views

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 ...