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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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 ...
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How to rescale several images to same size

I have several image files in a directory. These images are similar size and have same background color. How can I make all images same size by adding background like this attached image?
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awk want to total by hour and variable

I am able to run this and it works fine - note: field $1 is a time/date stamped field.. gawk -F ":" "{ print $1 }" /cygdrive/c/counting/ourlog | sort | uniq -c | sort -r 57339 2014-03-21 09 54290 ...
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Execute a command on user logon

In Linux desktop system, I want to execute a command when the user logs in. After reading some other posts, I tried to insert the command in ~/.bashrc but unsuccessfully. Moreover, the system uses a ...
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Cron task in graphic interface

I need to open one (or more) browser tab periodically and I decided to use cron. The command in the shell (bash) that correctly executes this task is chromium-browser http://mysite.com. If I type it, ...
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Rename filename.JPG to filename .jpg recursively [duplicate]

Rename filename.JPG to filename .jpg recursively I want all the files with .JPG extension to be changed as .jpg
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how to check if mysql table is used or an application accesses the table in shell script?

A shell script is doing dump for a mysql table, but before dumping the table I want to check if this table is used by any other application. If so, I want to wait and enter in a loop until the ...
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Beginner question about bash “for loop”

When I do, for ((i=0; i<"${ARRAY}"; i+=2)) do echo $i echo ${ARRAY[$i]} done echo $i works as I expected, also echo ${ARRAY[0]} works, but with $i as iterator i see only blank lines. How ...
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Convenient way to check if system is using systemd or sysvinit in BASH? [duplicate]

I am defining common bash files which I want to use across different distributions. I need a way to check if system is using systemd or sysvinit (/etc/init.d/). I need this so I run appropriate ...
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Bash Scripting : Printing column data in the same row

I have written a bash script to calculate the size of a PostgreSQL database and print the output along with the date when the script was executed in a text file. The script code is as follows: ...
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Bash script : help file inside the script or in a different file?

I'm writing a script that has the vocation to be a fully featured program at the end. As far as I know, BASH is enough for his purpose (manage PPA's, kinda like Y-PPA). I would like to know how to ...
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Wait until no incoming network connection for N minutes, then execute a command

I want to put my Debian Wheezy home server to sleep, if it wasn't accessed through the network for a certain amount of time. I thought of a bash script that uses netstat to count the number of ...
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Delete files with same name at the end of the file

Delete files with same name at the end of the file i have a lot of files in my folder and sub directories like ajax_hostel_room_master.php.php class_hostel_registration.php.php ...
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Can Start Service With init.d script, however doing service <SERVICE_NAME> start does not work

I am running CentOS 6 and I am trying to get my Oracle database to run at startup. I have been following these steps: ...
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feeding the password without any terminal window (stdout)

I have a command like this: echo "12345" | sudo abcde where 12345 is supposed to be the root password and abcde a program or a command. I have a shortcut which runs this command. I have tested the ...
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When is it important to write portable scripts?

Most code I write is in PHP. I have recently started learning shell scripting. Most of the resources and tutorials that I've come across are specific to Bash. Some warn about bashisms and some don't. ...
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How can I force a script to use more resources?

I'm running a very time-consuming script which takes many hours to end. Watching top I see that it's only taking 5% of the CPU at best, usually around 3%. Is there any way to force the script to use ...
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Logging into multiple SSH servers as root and create an user with same power as root does [closed]

I need a script from which I can log into multiple servers as root (but not all root passwords are same;there are 3-4 different root passwords) and make a superuser (user with same access as root) but ...
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A shell-like environment for binary processing

This question came to me a couple of times before, now in response to the question Loop through binary data chunks from stdin in Bash Answers given in ...
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Help With Simple Script - Absolute, Relative Paths

I'm trying to execute a mono application, without requiring the user to type in 'mono filename'. It's just one line of code: mono ./Bin/jobshop.exe $1 $2 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9 It works great, so ...
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Wrapper command that runs program in temporary directory and deletes it after execution [duplicate]

I want to write a command that: takes another command as its arguments does a 'cd' to a temporary folder executes the command passed in the arguments removes the temporary folder afterwards ...
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How do I rename lots of files on a directory without changing their extensions? [duplicate]

I have a problem! I have a bunch of image files with extensions. Jpg and. Png. I wrote a script that renames the files, changing their names in a pattern followed by a number like this: ... ...
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creation of user add

I'm having more then 59 servers I need to create a script for user add. purpose: if I'm creating a user in one server it will be reflected on all 59 servers. How can I accomplish this?
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replacement script multiple targets

I have this input file Name=code_229633_138;isoforms=1 Name=code_229633_138 Name=code_229633_138;Target=R77_09738T0 Name=code_230519_1;isoforms=1 ...
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if/then/else man page

I would like to know if there is any man page documenting the construction of the most basic script commands like if/then/else, while, for each, and all the relative switches, like -eq, -e, -ge, and ...
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How can I extract/parse a complete URL from a semi random string?

I'd like to have bash parse/extract a full URL (and only the url) from a random short string. Examples: bob, the address is http://www.google.com or https://foo.com/category/example.html is up ...