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date, get current 15 minute interval

Is there any way I can get the current 15 minute interval using the date command or similar ? e.g. something like date %Y.%m.%d %H:%M will give me 2011.02.22 10:19 , I need something that yields ...
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Copying all same files to one location and changing the file name to subdirectory_filename

I have conf.yml files in different folders as below. /var/loyalty-badge/conf/conf.yml /var/loyalty-level/conf/conf.yml /var/promotion/conf/conf.yml /var/featured/conf/conf.yml Now I want all the ...
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Disable the Gnome screensaver from the command line

I would like to disable the screensaver on Centos 6.2 for a single user. I have tried from the GUI, that looked like the easiest way, but it didn't work out, I am not sure why. I am looking for an ...
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How to capture the output of the strings command? [duplicate]

How do I capture the output of the strings command into a .txt file from the command line?
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Count frequency of specific numbers in a text file of scientific notations

Background I have a text file, named blood_conc.txt as shown: 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1.32006590271e-05, 1.990014992001e-05, 1.504668143682e-05, 2.176900659261e-06, 7.673488970859e-06, ...
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Sorting in reverse numeric order on subfield in a multi-field sort

I'm trying to use GNU sort on a directory/file listing, eg (subset of much longer listing): exams2008/Zoology/Summer/ZY4019Sum08.pdf exams2009/Zoology/Summer/ZY4019.pdf ...
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What is the technical term for command line application environment programs?

Some programs that are run in the terminal, after calling them, switch the command line to their own environment, like "R" (statistical program language) or "GHCi" (interactive Haskell). What is ...
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Is it possible to track bash commands in real time?

I'd like to know if I can track commands entered by user in a bash shell, in real time. What I'm trying to do is something similar to thefuck, but I need to prompt the user as and when he enters new ...
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Replace a image in a PDF using command line

I need to process some PDF files. The task consists in exchange a given image file by another. My first problem is how to replace a PDF image from command line in a batch process. Next I'll try to ...
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Open a .raw file as text in less

The output of my program has a .raw file extension. If I try to open this with less I get: No isoinfo available Install mkisofs to view ISO images The file isn't an image file, it's just text. Is ...
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How to permanently enable scl CentOS 6.4?

I installed a newer version of devtoolset (1.1) and was wondering how I would go about permanently setting these to be default. Right now, when I ssh into my server running CentOS, I have to run this ...
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How do I recursively check permissions in reverse?

There's a command, I think it comes with apache, or is somehow related to it, that checks permissions, all the way down. So if I have /home/foo/bar/baz it will tell me what the permissions are for ...
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sponge from moreutils - what's the difference to shell redirect? useful examples?

> brew install moreutils ==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/moreutils-0.55.yosemite.bottle.tar.gz ...
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How to pass each line of a text file as an argument to a command?

I'm looking to write a script that takes a .txt filename as an argument, reads the file line by line, and passes each line to a command. For example, it runs command --option "LINE 1", then command ...
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How can I update or upgrade BOSS Linux by terminal?

I use EduBOSS Linux 3.0. Since installation I still not update my OS. But I want to solve some Audio, Video and Graphics problems. To solve that problems I want update my BOSS Linux. How can I ...
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What are the steps of this command using ; || and && [duplicate]

Note: A B C are commands..... Please tell me what the step process would be of these commands, so I can better understand the language.. A || B ; C = If A fails then run B then C? A ; B || C = Run A ...
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Find Command: display the file numbers [closed]

I have a couple of questions about the find command. How to show how many files and directories(only the result numbers) within the /var directory (and below) are owned by someone other than you or ...
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cannot mount .img file - “not a directory” error

I try to execute the following command on an ubuntu 12.04 system: sudo mount minix203.img -o loop -t minix /mnt/myminix/ in order to mount an .img file with minix partition; and get the following ...
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List partition type GUID's for all disks from command line?

I need to list the partition type GUID's from the command line. Note: This is not the same as the partition UUID. Basically I'm needing to search for all disks that have the Ceph OSD type GUID: ...
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Is there an equivalent way to remember directories on mounted volumes like DOS

A while ago, I moved from a purely Windows environment to using Windows and a Mac. Whilst I am slowly getting used to my Mac and loving it, there are a few things that frustrate me. One of them is ...
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Local, timestamped logging of all ssh commands?

How can I keep a local, timestamped record of all remote commands I use in ssh (command-line openssh client started through bash)? Requirements: Essential: 100% client-side without relying on ...
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What does -ar flag mean for cp?

What does -ar flag mean here: cp -ar ../foo/bar/. qux/quux/ I'm quite new to command line languages and trying my best to learn it. Not sure of the -ar flag only. -r is recursive right, then can ...
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Are cp -r and cp -R the same? [duplicate]

A tutorial shows cp -r http://cli.learncodethehardway.org/book/ex10.html but http://ss64.com/osx/ only shows -R.
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Mac OS X how to verify particular packages are installed

In a BASH script I need to check if gcc, g++, cpp, make, libpng devel, zlib devel, git, Java (including devel files), ant and pkg-config are available on Mac OS X and if not, I need to prompt user to ...
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Using mailx without storing a password

I'm trying to setup mailx to use my Gmail account. I've found a configuration that can send mail successfully but it requires me to store my email password in a configuration file in my home ...
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Bash: “history number” vs “command number”

While Googling how to customize my shell prompt via the PS1 variable, I'm seeing tables of special characters that can be used. In particular: \! the history number of this command ...
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Spelling mistakes in the file?

I have a file with spelling mistakes in it. It has a lot of mistakes I need to find all mistakes and correct them. I used : spell [filename] it shows me spelling mistakes thiis iz wurse ... and ...
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Why does my ls --help not work?

Marias-MacBook-Air:~ marias$ ls --help ls: illegal option -- - usage: ls [-ABCFGHLOPRSTUWabcdefghiklmnopqrstuwx1] [file ...]
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Why does my “ls -a-l /home” not work?

Marias-MacBook-Air:~ mariasharapova$ ls -a /home . .. Marias-MacBook-Air:~ mariasharapova$ ls -a-1 /home ls: illegal option -- - usage: ls [-ABCFGHLOPRSTUWabcdefghiklmnopqrstuwx1] [file ...] ...
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Using the terminal, what other ways can you delete a file?

Other than rm, what alternative methods will achieve the same result? For example, moving a file to "trash" and securely emptying the trash bin. Or moving the file to /dev/null
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Get common name (CN) from SSL certificate?

I have a SSL CRT file in PEM format. Is there a way that I can extract the common name (CN) from the certificate from the command line?
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change file size format when using stat

The formatting character %s makes stat print the filesize in bytes # stat -c'%A %h %U %G %s %n' /bin/foo -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 45112 /bin/foo ls can be configured to print the byte size number ...
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How to find files with 100% NUL characters in their contents?

What is the Linux command-line command that can identify such files? AFAIK the find command (or grep) can only match a specific string inside the text file. But I want to match whole contents, i.e. ...
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Storing output of command in shell variable [duplicate]

I have an operation using cut that I would like to assign result to a variable var4=echo ztemp.xml |cut -f1 -d '.' I get the error: ztemp.xml is not a command The value of var4 never gets ...
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Printing specific section of a line when a trigger value is present

I'm parsing data in the following format: prop1=value1:prop2=value2:prop3=value3+prop1=value4:prop2=value5 parts of the string are delimited by + properties can appear in any order the desired ...
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How to let openssl respond to http/s get directly from command line while listenning

How can I let the openssl s_server to reply to every http(s) request directly from the command line or the server it self (the server is using centOS)? is that possible? from the -help command for ...
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How can I delete text before a delimiter in Linux

I need to delete text from a line before delimiter. For example: (123434): hello::{apple,orange,mango}. I need to delete text before first :. i.e. (123434). Is there any command in linux to ...
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How can I send stdout to multiple commands?

There are some commands which filter or act on input, and then pass it along as output, I think usually to stdout - but some commands will just take the stdin and do whatever they do with it, and ...
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Manual creation of NetworkManager connection file fails (Error: Unknown connection)

Objective: I am trying to set up a 3G connection using NetworkManager 0.9.4 via command line. I have previously succeeded (see this question) by setting up the connection through the nm-applet (GUI in ...
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How can I monitor all outgoing requests/connections from my machine?

My machine is a server so I want to ignore connections being made to my server (e.g. when someone visits my website). I want to see only connections/requests being made by my server to other places. ...
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Installing VBox Guest Additions when there is no X-server

I'm using Virtual Box on my windows 8.1 host machine. I have installed CentOS & Ubuntu in 'Graphical Mode' and had sufficient practice. But now I wanted to switch to 'Command Line Mode" ...
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nmcli connection activation failed

I was able to create a wifi hotspot on my debian 8 install using network tab under gnome settings. I was trying to do the same using nmcli but it always shows $nmcli con up id Hotspot Error: ...
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What's the -alhF flag in ls?

What is the -alhF flag in ls? I can't find it in the man page.
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Combining large amount of files

I have ±10,000 files (res.1 - res.10000) all consisting of one column, and an equal number of rows. What I want is, in essence, simple; merge all files column-wise in a new file final.res. I have ...
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Sort and count number of occurrence of lines

I have Apache logfile, access.log, how to count number of line occurrence in that file? for example the result of cut -f 7 -d ' ' | cut -d '?' -f 1 | tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]' is a.php b.php a.php ...
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What allows a command to be typed while the previous command is still running in foreground?

Sometimes I have seen when one program (say A) is running in the foreground and printing its output to stdout, I can type another command (say B), and when I press Enter it is run, even though I had ...
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I am attempting to write a bash script to convert hex to base64

I am attempting to do the matasano cryptopals challenges in bash. The first step is here I found this stackexchange thread with a partial solution. printf 49276d2 | xxd -r -p | base64 which ...
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What is the difference between home$ and ~$?

I'm learning Linux, and I'm a little confused right now. In the below screenshot, I was not able to understand the third shortcut of Table 2-1. It says that cd ~user_name will change the working ...
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“Argument list too long”: How do I deal with it, without changing my command?

When I run a command like ls */*/*/*/*.jpg, I get the error -bash: /bin/ls: Argument list too long I know why this happens: it is because there is a kernel limit on the amount of space for ...
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Aliasing a command with special parameters [duplicate]

I would like to have an alias for the following code:- g++ *.cc -o * `pkg-config gtkmm-3.0 --cflags --libs`; but I want that when I enter the alias it should be followed by the file name *.cc and ...