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 acting as textfile, possible?

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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Shell Script Help - Automatically assign users to group

Recently, I have just started to learn linux and I am currently trying to make a shell script that can automate the task of creating user accounts, assigning them passwords and then assigning them to ...
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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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View timestamp for CUPS print jobs

I'm looking for a way to view the timestamp of a job in CUPS. I've searched the man pages and can't seem to find it. The long term goal is to have a script that parses the time from the jobID and ...
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Help designing an 'extract - store - feed' workflow

Working with a large volume of files, I would like to automate the process of storing stdout info as a variable that I can feed into as an input for my next process. Specifically, when I put... ...
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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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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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how to login a user using shell script [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Looping through files with spaces in the names?

I wrote the following script to diff the outputs of two directores with all the same files in them as such: #!/bin/bash for file in `find . -name "*.csv"` do echo "file = $file"; diff ...
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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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How to log from inside the script along with stdout

I am aware that I can log using tee But I want to log from inside my script, at the same time display the content on the stdout. Example, my code looks something like this: names=$(print("name1 ...
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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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How to execute a command on window focus/unfocus?

I'd like to execute xinput disable bcm5974 when Gnome Terminal (and maybe some other application) gets focused, and xinput enable bcm5974 when it loses focus. This is because libinput and my ...
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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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How to execute Netscaler commands through a remote machine via SSH connection

I have been trying to execute some NetScaler commands like "bind" & "unbind" through a Linux Box via an SSH Connection. Now the Problem is, Manually we are able to enter & execute commands on ...
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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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Renaming a file the moment it appears in a folder

Here's the context : on a samba server, I have some folders (that we'll call A,B,C,D ) which are supposed to receive files from a network scanner. The scanner renders a PDF file named like this : ...
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Use xvfb to automate X program

I originally posted this question here, but upon second thoughts I decided here was a better place for this. I sadly have to use this proprietary program that bundles a camera driver. I want to ...
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Shell Script to Execute Shell Script to All Subdirectories

I am making a script to simplify my daily tasks. Everyday, I have to grep for a few things inside a company server. It was okay, however, now, they have segregated each object into sub directories. I ...
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Compare file size of multiple files in an array [closed]

Scenario: Ftp site has 100s of files. Once a day, all the .gz files are copied to an AWS site then renamed. Only the date is kept in the file name. Some of the files corrupted during copy. A txt ...
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shell script to make directories, subdirectories and files following a pattern

Is it possible to create a script that will create the following structure after running it: /test/1/1 -> A /test/1/2 -> B /test/1/3 -> C /test/1/4 -> D /test/1/5 -> E /test/1/6 -> ...
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dump unstructured content of file to a csv or excel sheet [duplicate]

I believe it is not duplicate of other thread which we discussed in past. The reason being is: Here we have some rows (Virtual Disk, Physical Disk, device and shareddisk) which are repeating several ...
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How to execute grep in tcl for getting XYZ-123 type pattern

How can I execute this grep command in TCL? grep '[A-Z][A-Z][A-Z]\-[0-9][0-9][0-9]' file1 > file2
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linefeed in bash script - to email

I am doing printf to a logfile and having that logfile send through mailx, however, it seems that the linefeed "\n" are not recognised or captured in the mail. Snippet of script as below (notice the ...
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Create Directories and Subdirectories as Another User [closed]

I am trying to create directories and subdirectories as another user, from inside a shell script. The problem is, I am running the script as root, so the directory is being created with root ...
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script Multiple Commands

I have a PHP script I'm running from Cron. I want to save its output to file, but also want to save the shell output to a different file. Ideally, I'd like to have this in one line. As such, I tried ...
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Can capabilities be used in scripts without setcap'ing the interpreter binary?

Right now I'm using cap_net_bind_service MY_USERNAME in /etc/security/capability.conf. Now I just need to set cap_net_bind_service+i on the interpreter of my favouite scripting language to be able to ...
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How to delete a line with a given word using SED function

I have a file .txt with inside ID VALUE test value_1 testing value_2 first value_3 second value_4 I'm trying to write a shell script which will delete a line corresponding to a ...
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Bash script to insert letter based files into directories [closed]

I'll start by saying I'm a complete novice to this. So basically, what I need to do is create a script that makes 15 directories (named from 1 to 15) and inside each directory I have to have a letter ...
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Universal Node.js shebang?

Node.js is very popular these days and I've been writing some scripts on it. Unfortunately, compatibility is a problem. Officially, the Node.js interpreter is supposed to be called node, but Debian ...
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Bash Script execute command as user

I'm just wondering if it's possible to execute a command inside a bash script as a specified user and supply the password in one string. At the moment I have COMMAND="${DIRECTORY}/script.sh" su -c ...
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Correct way to set PERMANENT environment variables from script

I want to do a very simple install process for my app framework. I've got everything working, but I want to set two environment variables. I want to update the PATH and also set a HOME variable. I ...
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Using getline with NR in awk

I have a bash script which calls a awk script to print each line from the file name_list.txt #!/bin/bash awk -f parse_list.awk name_list.txt In the awk script, I am using getline with NR to print ...
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how to monitor a unix directory and if any new file in directory it will be copied to another directory

I want to monitor a unix(Solaris 10) directory and if there is any new file i want to copy immediately. Tried: I have shown inotifywait and incron package in linux for it but i don't know whether it ...
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How can I save password,when copy a file using SCP?

I am new in here. I am facing problem when I pull a file from another machine to my machine using SCP. File is successfully transferred but each time it asks for password. I want to run this SCP ...
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How do I find files older than 1 days using mtime? [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove all files more than 1 days old.Before I execute a script to remove the files,I try to find the files using mtime. however, I face same problem with my command- My Current date is ...
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How to count how many files belong to each user/group combination?

How to count how many files belong to each user/group combination? I need to do this for each user/group combination that exists, in each of the directory trees /etc, /usr, and /var.
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What does “if echo $line | grep -F = &>/dev/null” do?

I'm not sure what the following line does in a bash script: if echo $line | grep -F = &>/dev/null then ... I know &>/dev/null is short for >/dev/null 2>&1, I'm not sure, ...
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Shell scripts for proof reading

I am using below mentioned script present at link to check my writing. But, while running the scripts some syntax errors are shown up. I am not able to correct the same. Haroons-MacBook:democheck ...
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Permission denied when run script via ssh

I wrote script which download via scp and install some packages. SSH keys are added to host and when I run [root@HostB ~]# ./myscript everything is ok and packages are downloaded via scp without ...