A script is a sequence of commands or instructions that are executed by an interpreter program rather than compiled into a standalone executable program.

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How to print the first three lines and last two lines of a file using perl? [closed]

Through the command line I draw one or several of the patterns found text.xml file: perl -ln0e 'while(/<PMResult.*?<\/PMResult>/gs) { $x=$&;print $x if $x=~/BCCEL-[1-3]/}' text.xml I ...
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Run a GUI program at startup

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I wrote a small script named trial. The contents of the script are as follows: #!/bin/sh SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin sh -c firefox I copied the ...
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How to detect a desktop application hanging

I want to write a script that will detect whether a particular desktop application is responding and kill it. Is this possible? I know I've seen the GNOME desktop put up a "Application is not ...
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Delete a matching line in a file doesn't work

So, I have this piece of a code: while read line do if [ $line = $maddr ] ; then sed -i '/${maddr}/d' mailinglist found=true ...
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renaming multiple files increment order

I have the following files SSt12.precip.374.sub.climatology.ctl SSt12.precip.2874.sub.climatology.ctl SSt12.precip.3764.sub.climatology.ctl SSt12.precip.6774.sub.climatology.ctl I want to rename ...
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Memory consumption of a script

Is there way to check the memory (physical & virtual) consumption of a script, of course in the moment of its execution. Calculating the used memory minus the used memory before and after the ...
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Awk printf number in width and round it up

I need to printf a number out, but with given width and rounded (with awk!) %10s I have this and somehow I need to connect the %d but everything I do, ends up with too much parametres for awk (...
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Check bash/shell script dependencies

Is there a method/command to check for the dependencies of a bash script? In other words, a response to this question : Which libraries should a user install to run the script? I can do this ...
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Bash script for automatic tar backup of chosen files and directories

Within a given directory in linux environment, I need to pick all files modified after a certain date (let's say 7 days) as well as all directories (only in root directory, hence non recursively) ...
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find 2 files with similar names and move them to a new location

I have a system with a watch folder where people/companies can upload new files via FTP or SMB. In this watch folder They should ALWAYS upload 2 files: 1 media file with a prefix name of ABC*.mxf and ...
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AIX shell script compiler

I know it sounds strange, but is there a good tool that compiles a shell (.sh) script into a executable format? I want to protect the script in such a way it will not be modified by someone. Thanks
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Can anyone please explain me below AWK script

format of flat file : ;metier_code ; ;-------------------------; (0 rows affected) ;CRDS_Ptf_No; ; ; ; ; ...
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procmail save into a dir and execute a script?

I'm using procmail with Maildir/ and easy rules like the one below to save incoming emails into directories: :0: * ^X-Spam-Status: Yes Spam/ Now I would like a desktop notification on new emails in ...
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Is it possible triggering a script with a change of amount of files in a directory? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create some kind of directory watcher and trigger a script when the folder is not empty? I have a CentOS machine with jenkins CI on it. i would like to create a job that will move ...
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Execute script after period of inactivity

I'm looking for a way to execute certain script after period of inactivity and after completion of that period. By 'inactivity' I mean lack of mouse and keyboard events. E.g. I want: execute first ...
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Change IP remotely over ssh

I am using CentOS. I have a management server which has password-less ssh access to four other servers. I don't have physical access to these servers. In other words, I have to make all ...
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How can I comment out snmpmibd and snmpd in rc.tcpip in AIX using sed?

I need to comment out an entry in rc.tcpip file inside /etc # Start up the snmpmibd daemon start /usr/sbin/snmpmibd "$src_running" # Start up the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) ...
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Use xdotool in a telnet session

I have to simulate key presses in a telnet session, and everything has to be invoked by a shell script. #!/bin/sh telnet 192.168.1.14 50000 xdotool type "404" However, once the telnet session ...
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How can I format a flat file using awk?

Below is the format of some table data contained within a single file: ;NULL;ABCD;ABHJARS;;ABCD;ABCD;Y;;;;;;;;;A; ;NULL;XEU-ANKD;XEU-AJKD;;ABCD;ABCD;Y;;;;;;;;;A; . . ;11744;AMKDIONSKH;AMKDJ AN DJ ...
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Using EXIFTool to add EXIF data from filenames

There is a set of photos with timestamps in their filenames like these: Photo on 3-09-12 at 9.24 PM #2.jpg Photo on 3-09-12 at 9.24 PM #1.jpg Photo on 3-09-12 at 8.23 PM.jpg etc. ("3-09-12", ...
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Create a iptables rule if the rule does not all ready exist

Hi I've created a script to setup Nagios on my remote servers. My Script checks iptables to see if a firewall rule all ready exists and then is supposed to add the rule if it's not all ready there. ...
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Remove spaces and headers from a dumped database table

I have dumped the database table data into a flat file and below is how the data looks like : (Kindly copy from below ;metier_code ; ;-------------------------; (0 rows affected) ;...
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What does “if [ -e $name ]” mean? Where $name is a path to a directory

In the if [ -e $name ], what condition check is -e? $name is a variable of a path to a directory.
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Limiting readers on a pipe

I want to use a pipe to pass some security credential information from "process1" to another script. I only want authorized reader processes to be permitted to read the pipe. I am thinking I will ...
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How can I automatically log in to a list of servers to prevent account lockout?

I have started a new contract, and need to have an active account on almost 200 servers. Security has accounts lock after 30 days of inactivity, as well as if you do not log in within 1 hour of ...
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Script. How to sort and move catalogs

I have some trouble writing a script. I don't know how to sort and move catalogs. #!/bin/bash while read -r line; do mkdir "sd/$line" done < 1a.txt After reading information from 1a.txt ...
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Generating diagrams (in PNG or JPG) from console?

From these data I can create a diagram in OpenOffice: $ cat time.log 2014-04-29 08:15:34 1.00 2014-04-29 08:15:36 1.00 2014-04-29 08:15:42 1.50 2014-04-29 08:15:47 2.00 2014-04-29 08:15:55 2.00 ...
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bash scripts - remove duplicate rows with smaller value

Here is an example file: 1 5 20 40 60 2 1 20 20 20 2 2 30 30 30 4 5 40 40 40 7 2 50 30 30 7 1 20 20 20 I would like to remove duplicate rows (with the same value in the first column) with a bigger ...
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How to format textutil -excludedelements

I use Geektool on the Mac to display various information on my desktop. One feature of Geektoool is the ability to use shell mode to launch custom scripts or commands. I am not versed in any type of ...
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Change motd value in UNIX Operating System

I need to change the value of MOTD using a script but I do not know how I should start. Am attaching sample MOTD if anyone can help.            
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How to add a dot to particular lines in LaTeX-document?

I have a LaTeX-document where I have lines of the form \section*{3.1} \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{3.1} or in general \section*{x.y} \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{x.y} for x between 1 and 31 ...
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Script or command to replace default parameters in /etc/user on AIX

I wanted to change the parameters settings in /etc/security/user file in AIX OS using a script. This is the sample user file. default: admin = false login = true su = ...
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Different forms of executing a shell script

There are a few similar questions around that I've already seen, but I've come up with something different. I'm reading this http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/invoking.html and I got confused when I ...
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How to make a bash script wait till a pendrive is mounted?

I have a bash script which has a line cd /run/media/Username/121C-E137/ this script is triggered as soon as the pen-drive is recognized by the CPU but this line should be executed only after the ...
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Comment multiple line using SED

Seeking help how can i comment multiple lines using SED, i like to comment ftp, telnet, shell, time, ntalk, daytime in inetd.conf file. Thanks in advance
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I want a script to do following simple task?

My input is : a a l a c g b c ... and so on rando alphabets. A command or a awk statement which will give me: a-1 1-2 l-1 a-3 c-1 g-1 b-1 c-2 basically counter for all alphabets and ...
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Save password in bash script for multiple queries

I would like to know if there is a safe way to only be queried for a password once in a custom bash script, and then save it somehow to be used for later needs. At the end of the script it should be ...
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I'm trying to count and print song file names using awk as following

RANK NAME BAND YEAR GENERE DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL 206:Reach Out, I'll Be There:The Four Tops:1978:Pop:3/2 207:Bye Bye Love:The Everly Brothers:1950:Classic:3/2 ...
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Capture transcript of program with redirected input and output

A typical interaction for a program I've written might look like this: Enter command: a_command Completed a command Enter command: another_command Completed another command I typically run my ...
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Switching between 2 windows on Linux

Hi I need to switch focus between two windows periodically and automatically (with software or w/e). Can this be achieved on linux?
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linux if else fails for some IP's

i am using the following code with if then to mount. It works for some IP's, it does not work for some IP's especially for FAILURE statement. Here is the code is_mounted() { mount | grep -qohw "$...
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Shell script wait for background command

I am writing a script, but there is something I need that I can't find a way to do it... I need to make a command in background "command1 &" and then somewhere in the script I need to wait for it ...
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Faster way to rename duplicate files (identified by fdupes) in another directory?

I have a directory full of pdf files of journal articles, most of which are named by their bibtex key. Some time ago I made a backup on an external hard drive, but I haven't kept it up to date and ...
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Is it possible to cache external binary in a shell script?

My question, might sounds a bit strange, but this morning I read this question: Why is “echo” so much faster than “touch”? I perfectly understand the concept of built-in function, but I wonder if you ...
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Does cron know that the instance to be scheduled is already running?

I was wondering if we add a job in the crontab e.g. to run every 5 mins and the job does not actually manage to finish in 5 mins, does the cron daemon know that the previous instance is already ...
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Control browser from command line [duplicate]

I have an old router that I have set up as an AP on my home network. For some reason it loses connectivity every few days and needs a reboot. I would like to set up a script to run once every night ...
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How to delete a directory from terminal?

I'm trying to delete a directory after a series of events take place. That being said, I need to be able to place this in a file to execute once said events take place.
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Script: Running a second process when the firts ended

I am trying to make a script that consist in a two parts. the first one is to run a initial state and the second one is to equilibrating the system. The problem is that the second is dependent of the ...
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Scripting Language Evolution [closed]

I have an assignment due Monday and I need some help because I have no knowledge on the subject and can't even understand what to search exactly. I am not waiting for an essay or something just some ...
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Sort the files in the directory recursively based on last modified date

Sort the files in the directory recursively based on last modified date I have modified a lot of files in my directory want to know what are those files by sorting them by the last modified date ...