So basically, I uploaded a script to textuploader, and then used the wget command to download it to my /etc directory. Now I am able to run the script by typing: perl ...BUT, what if I want to see whats actually written in the script..? Just as plain text?? Is there any way to achieve this..? I am sorry, I am really noob, I'm just trying to understand it. Also, my ubuntu looks like this http://puu.sh/7V7FA.png . Nothing fancy like i see on all your others screenshots.