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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Bash script to read two specific lines from text file and use parts of them as variable

So i got a text file which looks like this # begin build properties # autogenerated by buildinfo.sh ro.build.id=LRX21T ro.build.version.incremental=G900FXXU1BOK6 ro.build.version.sdk=21 ...
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Pausing and restarting all Python processes

I have a server which runs our backend scripts for our database (ETL processes, etc). However, for two hours a day we dedicate it to sending our e-mails. The e-mails are the top priority, however, ...
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Print lines after pattern in several files

I have a file with the same pattern several times. Something like: time 12:00 12:32 23:22 time 10:32 1:32 15:45 I want to print the lines after the pattern, in ...
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Function does not get called and script exits

So i got the function RM_OBJ_P which gets called from the menu page PAGE_RM. This is working, you can enter all the funky filenames you know and if they are in the database, the output gets printed ...
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Scripts timeout using USBMount

I'm using Usbmount (https://github.com/rbrito/usbmount) on a raspbian system to auto-detect the insertion and removal of a usb stick in to the unit and then run a script from the ...
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How to run a custom script on on the default terminal when booting?

I have a Cubieboard (similar to raspberry pi) running Debian, it is set up for ssh access and running some services, it should never be connected to HDMI. I want to show a custom ascii art or ...
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What simple web server script will accept text on a LAN?

I want to dump iphone notes (text) to my Linux box, but don't want to route the data through the Internet. I can get a LAN IP via WiFi on the iphone and the LAN is firewalled, so I should be able to ...
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Are there any implications of closing every if-block with fi in a nested if-construct?

As closing "fi"s for nested if-blocks are not necessary except for when delimiting else-blocks (ref: http://stackoverflow.com/a/15328027/1942997), I was wondering if there were any implications when ...
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Standard deviation of number next to a pattern

I have a file with lots of tags with a number next to them, set out like this: <Score>4 ... other data <Score>2 ... other data <Score>3 and so on... I have used grep to get the ...
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Bash script stopped recognizing substitute file

I've got this script #!/bin/bash name=test.sqlite idx=1 while [ -e $name.$idx ]; do idx=`expr $idx + 1`; done while [ $idx -gt 1 ]; do nidx=`expr $idx - 1`; mv $name.$nidx $name.$idx; ...
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Adding corresponding elements from two arrays into new array using csh shell?

I want to use a csh script to merge corresponding elements of two arrays into another array. My script gives error as:- arrayfinal[1]: No match. the results is 0 0 0 0 0 my script is #!/bin/csh ...
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How can I execute a script as root, execute some commands in it as a specific user and just one command as root

I would like to execute a script as a normal user and execute a command that shuts off apache (which needs a root password). I was wondering if is possible to run the script with sudo but it ...
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tmux script to open a new window and run a script, keeping the window open

I am working on porting a script of mine to use tmux. Essentially it takes a text file and executes a command with each line of said file in it. Right now it uses gnome-terminal and opens a new ...
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How to find the word before a match

I have the following log file. I need to know if there are any fault / suspect condition using a shell script. I need to find fault and check the previous word, if it is greater than 0 then there is ...
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Parsing a delimited in ksh as command argument

My system generates a flat file with 7 arguments : Field1,Field2,Field3,Field4,Field5,Field6,Field7 Field1,Field2,Field3,Field4,Field5,Field6,Field7 Field1,Field2,Field3,Field4,Field5,Field6,Field7 ...
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Help creating a bash shell script based around the ls command [closed]

I'm trying to create a bash shell script that will take an input directory and give me the name and size (with units) within. I'm a bit new to shell scripts, so I've been able to build the script to ...
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can mmv rename files by incrementing an index?

Can mmv, a mass move utility, nicely rename files from: foo.txt bar.txt baz.txt to: 1.txt 2.txt 3.txt The man page is intriguing, but I don't quite follow the directions: Rename all ...
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Script a mobile recharge website

I recently come to know that I can curl a website using the bash command curl --user user:pass xyz.com I have an idea for recharging my mobile using the bash script. I want to write a script which ...
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How can I make a bash script that uses the ls -l command on a given argument?

How can I make a bash script that uses the ls -l command on a given argument? I have a text document containing my shebang ect... but when I add the ls -l command, it only works on my cwd. Say my ...
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Arithmetic Syntax Error when running a script in RedHat OS

I am encountering a problem when I try to run a script in RedHat OS. I get an arithmetic syntax error. Now here's the script that I am trying to run: #!/bin/ksh echo "" echo " = K+WA ="; ...
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regex to remove last four characters

Is there a way I could eliminate the last four characters with regex in the below one line script as I convert .wav files into .mp3 files. As of right now my single line script produces files ending ...
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Assign names stored in a file to numbers stored in a second file

I have two files: >head(fileA) 2 1 544.8 1279.2 1.0603 3.2460 0.0542 3 1 546.2 1277.8 1.0463 3.2460 0.0553 3 2 543.9 1280.1 0.1652 3.2460 0.0177 4 1 ...
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Run this PHP file via Cron Job

Here is the script: <?php //Create back files? define('CREATE_BACKUPS', FALSE); if (!is_dir($argv[1])) { echo "You must enter a valid path such as /home/apresv/public_html or ...
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echo $PATH shows path to python scripts, but they cannot be executed

I am new to using the shell, and wanted to create a directory in $HOME where I can put all my python scripts, set a path to that directory, so that I can go into any folder on my Mac and execute those ...
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Help creating script to move files based on date or filename

I have an FTP process that is constantly putting files into a directory. The date created is part of the filename in a format like this: YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS-xxxxxxxxxx.wav I would like to move the ...
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How do I script deluge to get information about torrents?

Dealing with a lot of torrents is not always convenient when using GUI. I tried deluge-console info, but that didn't give all the info I wanted. So, to make it clear, what I need is a script, that ...
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Reading file using shell script, format of the line has changed

I am reading a file using the following code: displayLine(){ echo $line } filename="SampleFile" while read line do displayLine $line done < "$filename" The format of the file that I am ...
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cp doesn't work in a script but does from the command line

I have this script for automating a simple process where I scan a number into the command line, grep that number out of a catalog file which gives me a path, and then copy the DVD which the above ...
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How to execute a command after ssh login via batch file

I want to execute a set of commands at once I login to a ssh session everytime via a batch file. Eg: start putty.lnk -load "session" -ssh username -pw password -m <commands> Here I am using ...
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What Command Line tools to connect from Unix to remote Windows?

I need to make some scripts for connecting from a Unix server to several Windows stations for automating file transfers. GUI is not needed and I can't install any additional software into Windows ...
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Script acting as textfile, possible? [duplicate]

A program I'm running has a -logFile option. The file I set as a logfile is filling up quite rapidly, and I only need about half of what's actually in it. Is it at all possible to: have a script ...
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Command to skip process if file exists

I have been using a for loop to run a pipeline for multiple files but unfortunately the terminal froze halfway. I would like to run the pipeline again but because of time I would like to skip the ...
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How can I create a single shorcut to open a set of programs?

Currently, I have a set of shorcuts to open several applications. I use xbindkeys to do so. I have something like this: Super + u -> sublime Super + e -> pcmanfm Super + s -> skype Super + x -> ...
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Can a Linux server that authenticates against an Active Directory accept public/private keys for passwordless login?

I have a Linux server that authenticates users against an Active Directory. Now interactive logins require username and password and automatic login requires a keytab (Kerberos) for passwordless ...
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Dificulties in using BASH variable and conditional IF combined

Someone could help me? for k in {1..10001} do if [ -d "$k" ] then cd $k/ testfile="grep Have aims.out | cut -c11-14" cd .. fi if [[ "$testfile" == "Have" ]] then ...
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how to login a user using shell script [closed]

In my computer i have two user(tiger,jenk) now i want to create a shell script for login user "jenk" from user "tiger" i m try this code [tiger@pagaltiger mytask]$ echo -e "IncorrectPassword\n" | ...
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How to remove prefixes and suffixes from filenames in a given directory?

I have many files with the same prefix and the same suffix. I want to remove both from filenames. Both contain spaces. So foo bar XXX doo par.jpg, foo bar YY YY doo par.jpg would become XXX.jpg and ...
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Kill command also kills other process

I have a very simple script, let's call it foo.sh. It's this: #!/bin/sh sxhkd & panel & where panel is a script (I won't post it here because it's very long and I don't think it would be ...
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Stop bash script with any key

I'm writing a custom gnome-terminal profile which I want to stop with any key I choose. After pressing the key, my intention is to complete all my commands at that moment and start su. I've tried ...
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BASH script presenting IF syntax error

for k in {794..800} if [ -f "vesta_$k.xyz" ] then do mkdir $k mv vesta_$k.xyz $k/vesta.xyz cd $k/ <<COMMANDS>> cd .. ...
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Search for and kill process in script

I have written a script to stop a Tomcat instance, remove the .war file and application directory, copy a new .war file from a NFS mount to the webapps directory, and then restart the Tomcat instance. ...
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legality of creating a variable for a file location

adapter= /Volumes/My\ Passport/Documents/adapters.fa Can I create this variable so that I can just refer to adapter for the exact file (and its location)?
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Rss in full text

I am looking for a way to extract the full text from an html file in the command line. The purpose of this is to make a blocklet for my i3 status bar. I have found some site with names like "Full ...
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Parameter expansion question

I have 2 files each in user/admin/1/2/[a-c] subdirectories. The files are preQC_1.txt and preQC_2.txt - both of which will be inputs in my tool. I use "${f##*/}" for preQC_1.txt in my for loop for ...
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awk : parse and write to another file

I have records in XML file like below. I need to search for <keyword>SEARCH</keyword> and if present then I need to take the entire record and write to another file.(starting from ...
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Rename files randomly but without repetition

Suppose i have a folder with a lot of file names some very strange and nonsense I want to rename it like File-1 File-2 File-3 .. I have tried this(echo is for tryng) for name in *; do echo mv ...
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generate file names in loop [closed]

DISCLAIMER: I am using Mac OSX. The bash script is in a different directory from the files that require processing. From here my struggle begins… HELP 1: I have multiple files each housed in a ...
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Unix scripting : Writing to another file with “:” is failing

I have below record (and many other such records) in one file 9460 xyz abc (lmn):1027739543798. Taxpayer's identification number (INN): 123. For all IIB. 2016/02/03 I need to search ...
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SSH Connection - Interact with ongoing process

If i open a Terminal window on my desktop and start a job on it and go to work in the morning. Is there a way to connect to the desktop with SSH and interact with the ongoing process in the Terminal ...
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Find files using shell script

I have the below script which looks for the file in the current directory and evaluates to true if the file exists in the directory and evaluates to false if it does not #!/bin/bash printf "\n Please ...