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SSH into another VM via Perl / Sh script failing. Works manually

I want to run a Perl CGI script (a_web_page.cgi) from my dev box .1.20 that runs a bash script from the same folder (host_script.sh). This script then runs a SSH command to another server 1.10 that ...
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How to replace a text with another in Perl

Using tr command I want to convert Hello into Hii. My command was: $_="Hello"; print; tr/Hello/Hi/; print; But the result was Hiiii. What did I do wrong? What is the right way to do it?
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Help in making multiple lines as single lines

I have below 4 lines: EXTRACT ETEST Last Started 2016-03-20 20:56 Status RUNNING Checkpoint Lag 00:00:02 (updated 00:00:04 ago) EXTRACT PTEST Initialized 2016-03-31 06:25 Status ...
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SED Search and Replace on Linux [duplicate]

I want to change the value from 1521 to 1525 in FROM_HOST only in file gexhosts.cat: FROM_HOST db201521 TO_HOST db201521 Is there a way to do that or some work around? I would really prefer ...
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Perform regex search on a previously regex-matched line (one-liner)

I need to print a string which is in a unique line in a long text file. Example relevant line in file long.txt: Software version 4.0.10, 2002-03-28 The wanted string is exactly 4.0.10. The steps ...
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Replace strings in a file based on a list of strings and a list of corresponding replacements

I am trying to replace strings in a file A: Hello Peter, how is your dad? where is mom? where the strings to be replaced are in file B: Peter dad mom and their corresponding replacements are in ...
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Count occurance of number and delete line of matches value

Could I get some help please with my problem? I have a file that looks like this (comma separated): A,250,13,820,0,80,201 B,0,0,0,0,3,0 C,0,2,1,0,0,0 D,0,1,105,0,0,10 I would like to ...
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Perl one liner to find words longer than 63 characters

I have a number of XML files containing sanskrit texts to be converted to tex. Latex has a maximum of 63 characters per word for its hyphenation to work, everything longer than that will not be ...
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Shell scripting : want to login on some server, which are in same domain and execute command and exit

I have 10 unix servers, I want to log into them one by one, execute 4-5 lines of code, save the output and exit. For Example: 10 serves: Intially at xyz server Login in server 1 --> execute 4-5 ...
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Meaning of this perl command [closed]

I found this command perl -ne 'print $1 if m/\.([^.\/]+)$/' and I'd be very grateful if someone familiar with perl could tell me in a nutshell what exactly all the syntax means, it would save a lot of ...
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perl script stall nanosleep() call in strace output

I have perl base SIP client which calling for SIP REGISTRATION process but i am seeing it stall for 10 second at nanosleep() call send(4, "REGISTER sip:sip.example.com S"..., 513, 0) = 513 select(8, ...
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No 'Makefile' created KAMENSKY/Text-Bidi-2.11.tar.gz

I am trying to install following perl module via cpan on centos 6.x but unfortunately getting error. Please advise to solve. Text::Bidi Version: 0.03 Usage: Label batch PDF CPAN /usr/bin/cpan ...
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No 'Makefile' created KAMENSKY/Text-Bidi-2.11.tar.gz [duplicate]

I am trying to install following perl module via cpan on centos 6.x but unfortunately getting error. Please advise to solve. Text::Bidi Version: 0.03 Usage: Label batch PDF CPAN /usr/bin/cpan ...
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How to delete a specific number in file?

I have a file: 1 2 5 6 8 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 6 8 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 6 8 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 6 8 0 0 0 0 I want delete all zeros: 1 2 5 6 8 1 2 5 6 8 1 2 5 6 8 1 2 5 6 8 I tried tr -d [:0:]. Unfortunately, it ...
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Bash script can't locate perl module

I have a shell script which isn't running menutray on i3 startup. Line in .i3/config: exec ~/.i3/i3-scripts/menutray.sh This is what I tried for debugging: #!/bin/bash menutray -i -u -r &>/...
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Extract ranges of lines from a file, saving each range to a separate file

I have a file that looks like this 740*02/01/2016*00:00* EJ LOG COPIED OK AUTO INIT COPY DRIVE NOT CONFIGURED E1EF3901 [020t*741*02/01/2016*05:45* *TRANSACTION STARTED* [020t CARD INSERTED [...
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How to replace a multi line code with sed?

I have a large file which has special characters in it. There is a multi line code there, that I want to replace with sed. This: text = "\ ------ ...
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Merge multiple lines in same file based on column 1

I'm still learning programming and I've tried many things but just cannot get the correct format. I have a tab delimited file with 17 columns and many (around 50.000) rows. The file is already sorted ...
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Why does perl regex find pattern \\label\{.*?\} but not \\ref.*?\} or \\autoref\{.*?\} in TeX Files?

I am using perl to parse many multilingual text files. I need to change the text between two patterns: Desired Changes For example, the English original version looks like this: \label{whatever} \...
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Koha-3.22.02 Installation error on CentOs

After downloading and extracting koha-latest.tar.gz I am trying to install Koha-3.22.02 on CentOS 6.x. Following are configurations and errors. How can I solve it ? Configurations, Versions [root@...
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Which of /usr/bin/perl or /usr/local/bin/perl should be used?

If I have both /usr/bin/perl and /usr/local/bin/perl available on a system, which one should I use?
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Print only unique lines from file not the duplicates

I have a sorted words list, line by line file like so: apple apple grapes lime orange orange pear pear peach strawberry strawberry I only want to print out unique lines and drop duplicates: grapes ...
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How do you list number of lines of every file in a directory in human readable format.

I have a list of directories and subdirectories that contain large csv files. There are about 500 million lines in these files, each is a record. I would like to know How many lines are in each ...
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Need help in data arrangement

Could you please help me to sort this out, I have data which i would like get output in below format using shell/perl script. Data: Virtual Machine Test status Running. Assigned Server OVS001....
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carton: command not found

Probably a simple question, I am trying to work with Perl for the first time and I am having some difficulty installing Carton. I am following this guide to install Erco. I am on Ubuntu 14. I have ...
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How to group a bunch of rows based on information from the first row?

I have a data file looks like : 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 . . . 1 0 4 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 3 2 1 2 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 2 . . . ...
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how to subtract first value from the last one within a column across a row in shell?

I have a data file looks like : 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 4 5 8 9 10 13 17 19 29 30 32 33 50 700 800 900 950 first I want to insert space among each 3 identical values keeping each ...
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Script for ssh automatic login to a specific port

So currently, the "traditional" way to connect through SSH is the following one: ssh USERNAME@HOST -p PORT I would like to create a script in which I will include all the appropriate information (...
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Perl regex to recognize multiple strings

I have a file ~/foo.txt that has instances of each of the following strings alpha-1 alpha-2 alpha-3 alpha-4 alpha-5 alpha-6 alpha-7 alpha-8 alpha-9 I would like to replace each of these alpha-X ...
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Regular expression to replace an instance of two consecutive strings that might be separated by whitespace

I want to write a perl one-liner that replaces every instance of two specific consecutive strings that may or may not be separated by whitespace. For instance, say my two strings are john paul and ...
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Remove hyphenation with sed

I have a simple xml file containing some hyphenated words over page breaks. The input is something like ba bla bla hyphe-</page> <page>nated bla bla bla and the output should look ...
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How to Load data to one table from Multiple excel files?

I have to load data from multiple excel file into one table , Please help me to achieve the solution. We are getting excel file from different retail shop which contain multiple column , each file is ...
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Does “bash: command: command not found” return false?

I am writing a script to automate the configuration of software. I want to begin by checking to see if the script needs to install the software first, then configure it. If I was to check $ software --...
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perl: Replace string in file with double quotes

Following up question from http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/254637/18887 I have the following string in a bash variable This rule forbids throwing string literals or interpolations. While JavaScript (...
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Add extension to a list of files

I am trying to determine a perl method to add an extension to a list of files. I can already rename a list of files with a certain extension to some other extension, but I need to be able to do this ...
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DBD/DBI: Crashes if a program is forked

The below program works if the $crash parameter is not set: $ perl example mysql://:tange@/tange/mytable dburl mysql://:tange@/tange/mytable databasedriver mysql user password tange host port ...
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merge duplicate rows in columns

Given a file like this: x y y z x x x y z z y x x x z y y z z y x x x x x x x x I would like the output to be: x y+ z x x+ y z+ y x+ z y y z+ y x+ x+ Is that possible to do with awk or perl in a ...
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How can I blank the nth to mth field using the awk command?

I would like to solve the problem below using AWK. If any other solutions are possible using languages such as sed or Perl, that would also be much appreciated. Below is the input: U,N,UNIX,000,A,5 ...
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use line buffering when piping output to file

I have a perl program that prints to stdout, which I then pipe into a file, like this: ./skript.pl > file.txt 2>&1 This makes the output of that skript buffer. However, I would like to be ...
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Perl - Why I can't use a variable into regex?

I'm sorry not being too specific in the title but I couldn't get it more specific than that. Why can't I use if($l =~ $ARGV[0]) but I can use if($l =~ /$ARGV[0]/g? first case $ perl script.pl '/^[\...
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Why isn't this perl regex capturing the backreference?

I have a directory of files $ ls -1 ep2.mp4 ep3.mp4 ep4.mp4 ep5.mp4 ep6.mp4 ep7.mp4 I want to use the perl rename utility to make all files look like e.g. ep02.mp4 Command I am using rename -n ...
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Jobs not working in cron, but working manually

I have gone through similar posts in this website, but none of them is matching my query. I have the below content in my crontab, but it is not working. * * * * * perl sc.pl And when i'm trying ...
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Parsing a Blocked file and generating smaller files

I have a file like below: 1weather dnsndjsdn 2nm bdbdb bdbdbdbdnnd 3gfdu hsihdishdis 5 1hdohdsohsoihssodhoishs 2nfdksnkdsnfsdsjndkdj 3kjdscdskndskjndndsdsdsd 5 Like wise I might have close to 20,...
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Bash - Perl Script variable insertion

I'm having some troubles trying to insert a bash variable inside my perl code. The purpose of the code is to execute a certain perl printing command into a terminal using a bash script file. I have ...
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Squid proxy not running URL rewrite program?

I'm running Squid3 on a Raspberry Pi according to the setup for Upside-Down-Ternet (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Upside-Down-TernetHowTo) to create a proxy that alters images. Eventually, I'll ...
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Take output of array, and put into new array (perl script)

I have an array set up to check different workstations to see if any logs are present, and if logs are present, to delete them. The problem is, every time I execute the script, it has to crawl through ...
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Can I use the find command to pass arguments to perl?

I have a perl script $ cat ~/script.pl sub main { my ($file) = @_; <STUFF> } } foreach (@ARGV) { main($_); } I want to execute ~/script.pl on every .txt file under the ...
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How to adjust the spacing between characters following a specific string?

I have a large file ~/foo.txt. Thousands of lines of the form SIZE : X Y are scattered throughout the file where X and Y are integers. My problem is that sometimes the integers X and Y are ...
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How can I make a perl script parse blocks more intelligently?

I have a file ~/bigfile.txt that consists of thousands of blocks of text of the form BLOCK NUMBER : <block> SIZE : <size1> <size2> EXTRA : <extraNumber> <block of text> ...
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Print several lines after nth occurence in bash

I'm looking for a way to search for the nth occurrence of a pattern and print k lines after the pattern. I guess awk would work better than grep in this case but I cannot figure out the way to do it ...