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Rsync directory error

I wanted to copy files that are made 15 and more days ago. Here is the code im currently using rsync -RDa0P \ --files-from=<(find /vmail/folder1/ -mtime +15 -print0) \ . root@202.60.9.11:/...
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How do I edit this bash script, to only look for english subtitles

I have found and edited a bit in this script: #!/bin/bash # # Version 1 # # (C) 2016 Daniel Faust <hessijames@gmail.com> # # A BASH script that extracts subtitles from a matroska file. # # ...
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How to sort files into directories and subdirectories by name?

I'm new to ubuntu and also to the programming world, and I don't really know how to do this! I have a folder with lots of files named as follows: 000_S_001_mpc_asd.json 000_S_001_mpc_asd.nii ...
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Alacritty command line doesnt work as intended after editing Alacritty config file

I've added config customization to Alacritty by adding this to my path and editing. I have spent the last 3 hours or so editing to a point where I am happy, however I have somehow introduced a ...
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How to create your own Linux package from scratch? [duplicate]

How do you create your own package in Linux, just like cd, ls, or any third party package? All I know is how to create a .sh file, write a script in it and execute it using: bash file_name But in ...
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why my ubuntu 20.04 does not has a dock

I have been using ubuntu 18.04 and it has no dock so I upgraded my ubuntu to 20.04 but, still, the dock doesn't show up I tried many ways but nothing worked in the tweak tool I don't have an extension ...
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Convert PDF to flipbook using the command line

I'm looking for a package & command to convert a PDF into a flipbook, which will then be printed on A4 paper. Do you have anything to recommend? Thanks!
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Terminal autocomplete doesn't work

I have been using Ubuntu for quite some times now. At first everything worked good. After some update that were released lately (probably less than 2 months), terminal does not autocomplete the ...
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How to raise alerts after a certain time frame from the time stamp of the file name?

#!/bin/bash files=() each_row=() raw_file_names=() directory=($(ls /home/cloudera/Downloads/20211006/*)) csv_file=(/home/cloudera/Downloads/log_20211006_1.log) completed="Completed" for i ...
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How to lock a partition with Ubuntu so that it won't be accidentally wiped during an OS installation?

I want to install Arch. I have no use CLI-installer. So I am scared that I delete my important data in a partition. Can I lock the partition for saving data? I use ubuntu. Can I do it in ubuntu? Or is ...
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How to keep only the word after the third underscore in 8th column?

I have a table (.tsv) like the following: s__Methanobrevibacter_smithii k__Archaea p__Euryarchaeota c__Methanobacteria o__Methanobacteriales f__Methanobacteriaceae g__Methanobrevibacter ...
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ubuntu 21.04 - gnome-tweaks - themes don't stick after restart

I recently switched to ubuntu/gnome due to my having replaced my 1920x1200 laptop by a a new 4K-capable machine: the old setup that I copied over did not handle scaling to my satisfaction. Pretty much ...
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Update Maven causes JAVA_HOME problem

I broke maven... I wanted to change from 3.6.0 to 3.8.1 and nothing is working yet wget https://downloads.apache.org/maven/maven-3/3.8.1/binaries/apache-maven-3.8.1-bin.tar.gz tar xf apache-maven-*....
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How to return from xdg-open within a shell script

I have some shell functions which allow me to quickly open something in my browser, for example: issue () { if [[ -z "$1" ]] then xdg-open "https://github.com/myname/...
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Can't kill defunct process or its parent. It never goes away

I have a defunct process that just simply won't go away, no matter what kill command I run. I have referred to What is a <defunct> process, and why doesn't it get killed? and several other ...
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Find the power consumption of the network card

Is there a tool to print the power consumption of the network card ?
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merging tab delimited txt files based on column (which is header ) in bash?

Im having two text files which contains million records , all the records are tab delimited , how we can merge these two files based on same header(column)? file:1 LogEntryTime nameId ...
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Keep terminal output file open and appended indefinitely

This thread here discussed how to write terminal output to a file. Suppose I run a Kafka consumer command in a terminal, using >> out.txt to store the streamed data. Once the data stream is ...
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How can I make the C++ compiler support template for STLin order to install hpctoolkit?

I am trying to install hpctoolkit using Spack. In order to do that, I executed : git clone https://github.com/spack/spack.git cd spack/share/spack source setup-env.sh spack fetch -D hpctoolkit spack ...
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tor command changed behavior

i'm using ubuntu 20.04. i'm using the tor command for quiet some time now. when i run it, i get: $tor ...
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Sending Email from Comand Line in Ubuntu and specify Sender

Installed mailutils on my Ubuntu 20.x Server via sudo apt-get install mailutils. And did basic setup and can send mail from the comand line but run into a few issues. a) One i need to be able to set ...
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How do I choose which monitor that my virtual console is on?

I turn on virtual console and when I do, it uses my first monitor when I want it to use my second monitor. I don't know how to select which monitor it goes on, I have also tried to do primary monitor ...
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ssh login haults in between, and terminal freezes

When I try to log into my remote Ubuntu server, I log in successfully, but my terminal freezes, displaying only half of the welcome banner. This is how my terminal looks when in freeze : Welcome to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 won't boot up

I've been trying to open my Ubuntu OS on a SBC device but it won't boot up and also it won't open terminal and when I run F7 to see what happen, I got this result attached here. Please what do I have ...
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Pattern Matching using Grep

I'm trying to find a specific value for my file heres a quick snippnet of it: PRODUCT_TYPE_NAME,PRODUCT_CLASS_NAME,PRODUCT_SUB_CLASS_NAME,PRODUCT_MINOR_CLASS_NAME,PRODUCT_COUNTRY_ORIGIN_NAME,...
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How to make ubuntu know a terminal command for the entire machine? [duplicate]

I have a lot of projects. And for each project, I have two files in them: setup and serve. Each developer follows these simple three steps to start coding: git clone ... ./setup ./serve The problem ...
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Running a software from a different folder

I want to run software for genomics data using Plink. My software is located in one folder and the required data files are in another folder. I can run easily if I put all files in the plink software ...
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How can I proceed if it is impossible to delete a (snap) readonly directory?

I want to execute a similar command to the following command from this post sudo rmdir /usr/share/ghostscript/9.25/iccprofiles The actual command is sudo rmdir /snap/gimp/367/usr/share/ghostscript/9....
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Automatically adding bitmap fonts to font path

I've enabled bitmap fonts on Ubuntu 21.04 and they work fine. I did have this command in my bspwmrc file: xset +fp /usr/local/share/fonts/misc But every time I reloaded the bspwm config file this ...
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How Do I Update Ubuntu Linux Software Using Command Line? [duplicate]

I'm new and I want to know how do I update Ubuntu Linux for security and application fix/upgrades using the ssh command line? How can I install updates via the command line option?
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sort according string

Suppose I have a file so structured /home/zz/AUTHORBOOKS/Author-Chomsky-Who-Rules-the-World.epub /home/zz/AUTHORBOOKS/Author-Cioran-Il-nulla.epub /home/zz/BOOKS/Author-Artemis-Mathematica-Examples.nb /...
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cant use “cargo, rustup and rustc” even after installing rust-lang

So I installed rust in my WSL (Ubuntu) as the official site says, by doing curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh I see the commands exist (cargo, rustc, rustup) in ~/.cargo/...
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How to pass .json file in a .sh script so that the Jenkins build will install/include it

When running some integration tests on Jenkins, I get this: "[Failed to read configuration file. Failed to open JSON file '/etc/ara_tsyn.json'.]" Locally, I don't get this error cause i have ...
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Want a CLI interface to Transmission: transmission-remote, transmission-cli, transmission-remote-cli?

The Ubuntu 20.04 package transmission-cli says: This package contains a (deprecated) stand-alone command-line client, transmission-remote to interface with transmission-daemon and tools to create, ...
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How to make system boot to text mode with high resolution and use startx to start KDE on Kubuntu?

I've tried a few suggestions, but have hit walls each time with various odd issues and would like a clear and working strategy to make Kubuntu 20.04 start to a higher resolution text mode console with ...
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Preserve colors in console of a Bash script output while logging

I would like to preserve colors, in console, of a Bash script output, while logging and echo it to console. When I run a script with the following code, I lose colors in console. LOG_FILE="Merge....
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unable to start a LXC container - lxc-start: lxccontainer.c: wait_on_daemonized_start: 804 Received container state “STOPPING” instead of “RUNNING”

Im very much new to LXC and LXD concepts. I was experimenting with LXC's by creating a containers and destroying them. after some experiments, I tried to create a container to implement by task, was ...
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Why use tee with wget? Isn't it superfluous?

So I came across this code for downloading youtube-dl using wget which pipes into tee here: How can I update youtube-dl? The code being: wget -O - https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl | sudo ...
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How to get the output of two cat commands parallel to each other

If I run cat file1.txt, I have: linux mint ubuntu cent-os fedora debian kali linux arch linux kubuntu open suse deepin parrot os Then cat file2.txt gives: linux mint cent-os fedora kali linux arch ...
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Ubuntu Slow and Unresponsive. Terminal takes about 20 seconds to load

This is Magma, I have been having issues with my Ubuntu system right from the instance I installed it. My laptop Specifications are: Processor: i7 9750h GPU: 1660ti Ram: 8 GB Hard Disk 1 TB out of ...
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Argument List too Long for Everything besides default Terminal?

I am currently running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on VirtualBox, when ever I try to use the terminal in visual studio code on the VirtualBox, I get the following message, user@ubuntu:~/Documents/test$ ls bash:...
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How to copy files into a new file

How to copy files from one file to another file that has contents I want to keep? In other words, I want the contents of file1 to go in file2 but the info in file1 to be added to the existing stuff in ...
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how to use command line argument to find .txt file that have common name

I have multiple files in a directory called files. I have to read each .txt file from this directory: abc123.txt abc234.txt abc345.txt abc.txt def123.txt def234.txt def345.txt For example, when I ...
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Cannot run web-greeter irror showing

I installed web-greeter from the instruction mentioned here How can I install lightdm-webkit2-greeter? The webgreeter installed succesfully but when i run it within my desktop session as mentioned ...
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Integrate coloured shapes and texts in ubuntu terminal

I am working on a project to simoly make linux shell on ubuntu. I want to change my font color for few commands and enclose my errors into red box whose height will be equal to errors height and ...
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Sed for replace a substring inside a string with a pattern

I am trying to replace a part of a pattern, such as, if I have col(3,B,14), after applying the sed command, I would like to get col(3,B,t14) which adds the t character to the third parameter in the ...
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Problem with xfce terminal during dialogs in command line installs

I am using terminal in Ubuntu Studio 20.4.2. During installs with apt in the terminal, if there is a dialog that requires a keyboard or mouse response, the response is not recognized and the apt ...
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Bash script to download files from sftp by filtering today date

I'm looking to automate some jobs via bash script. The script should listen all the times, as it start process once a new file with matching today's date, then the script end of its own. In ...
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how can I launch an x window inside a vim window

I have stopped using my desktop manager in favor of consoles. I can "startx myProgram" to launch a dedicated window; however I would like to use a window in Vim instead of the entire console....
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variable substitution

I found this on shell script, in variable substitution option using cap symbols can anyone explain the logic of this nf=${f:gs^__^/^} for f in notes__* books__*; do nf=${f:gs^__^/^} perl -p -...

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