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how to execute a python program in a shell script

I have a python program in that I wrote some python code (disk.py). I executed this program using the command python disk.py in a terminal, it worked. Now I want to execute it using a shell script.
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Custom command wget without response

I have an arduino with an ethernet shield that is controlling a relay, which control the lights. I usually just use the phone to send a http get request from a widget in tasker, but I would like to be ...
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Wireless network AND dhcp wired server

I have an ubuntu server, which automatically connects to a wireless network on startup. This is achieved through /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet ...
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Wine and mime type association backup and restore

I'm going to replace Ubuntu with Arch Linux on my laptop and I want to reformat it. But I want to save ma wine prefixes as I have installed some windows programs that I need. I have gzipped my .wine* ...
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Creating a linux user with limited privileges for ssh tunnelling

I am following this post to create ssh tunnel to mysql. The details description of my application scenario is given in my other SOQ. I exactly followed these steps to create a user: useradd -s ...
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sending mail using telnet [closed]

I'm trying to send mail via the telnet command. I've looked at several tutorials online to use telnet <servername> 25. But I've tried telnet mail.aol.com 25 and it gets stuck on trying ...
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Ulimits and pam modules

Can you explain me the relation of ulimit setting on a proccess and line session required pam_limits.so in pam module. In wich modules i really require this line? I have this line in pam.d/su ...
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Load application with module load and specify a different name from the default [closed]

I am using my local workstation to run applications stored on our local cluster. To load and run an application, I normally use: module load xxx However, there is a an application on my computer ...
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Ubuntu plus whonix

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 Professionl 32 bit. Is it possible to install Whonix OS inside of Ubuntu? Or.. LXDE OS inside Ubuntu? Any suggestions are welcome.
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How to let a user execute a script owned by root? Setuid doesn't seem to work anymore [duplicate]

I have some bash scripts that I use with the user 'root' to manage iptable rules. The problem is that I want these things at the same time: The script must be owned by root Permissions must be 700 ...
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Vagrant-lxc container not starting

Firstly I'd like to say that I'm new to LXC and I may have some problems getting the right idea of how the things should work. The thing is I'm trying to start a previously download vagrant-lxc box ...
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Who is setting http_proxy?

On an Ubuntu system with bash as the default shell for the interested user, the http_proxy environment variable is set to a specific value in a fresh GNOME Terminal. The .bashrc file for this user ...
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Character encoding issue with my linux install?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 bits, all seemed to be ok, when I started to work on console I noticed: that I couldn't get some accented characters typed in to the console, for example, if I ...
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What driver is being used by a wireless usb adapter?

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on a netbook I'm trying to pump more life into. I'm currently stuck with configuring the wireless as the computer uses a USB wireless adapter (rt5370 from Ralink) due to ...
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rs232 to usb not working

I also asked this question on AskUbuntu but there nobody comments on it I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, ...
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Ubuntu load and hang on live USB [closed]

I seem to have run into some difficulties trying to install Linux alongside my USB. I made a bootable USB stick and done all the UEFI firmware settings from which I disabled fast boot. Now when I run ...
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How to install postfix for sending mails to admin only?

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 13.10 on Digital Ocean. I'd like to install postfix on the server, but I want it to be able to send e-mails only to my e-mail address whenever a system message wants to be ...
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How to improve quality of microphone input

I am both new to linux and "sound processing" and I'm sorry if this looks like a question being answered with the first entry on Google. Because I don't even know what to google for. A friend of mine ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 big problem with privilegies

I have HP 14 chromebook (with haswell celeron processor and 4 Gb of RAM, 4G), all is okay when I installed Ubuntu 13.10 saucy with crouton script I didn't get any errors. But when I'm trying to ...
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Can I deactivate the broadcom driver if I have a Realtek wireless card?

I am trying to get my wireless working on ubuntu 12.04. If I run lshw I see this output, indicating a Realtek wireless card. *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller ...
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How do you fix apt-get update “Hash Sum mismatch”

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 virtual box vm that I instantiate using Vagrant. git clone https://github.com/spuder/puppet-gitlab vagrant up As soon as the vagrant box runs apt-get update, I get the ...
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contents of xp cd is not visible [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. I want to take an ISO copy of XP installation CD but when I insert CD it's seen as empty CD. Is there any way to access the content of CD?
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Why am I getting apparmor error messages in the syslog about NTP and LDAP?

On my newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 machine, with ntp and slapd installed, the following messages appear in /var/log/syslog at regular intervals: Feb 23 18:54:07 my-host kernel: [ 24.610703] ...
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MySQL server won't install to a new os (Debian, Ubuntu)

Today I wanted to install (on a new VPS with new OS) a MySQL server. I used this command: apt-get install mysql-server mysql-common mysql-client-5.5 I tried with Debian 7 (x64 and x86) and Ubuntu ...
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Automatic shut down of Ubuntu 13.04 along side Windows 8

Things with Ubuntu were working absolutely fine, but suddenly, the laptop started overheating whenever I logged into Ubuntu. And that lead to automatic shutdown. I realised that it was definitely due ...
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Configure guessnet to switch automatically between LAN and WLAN

I want to configure guessnet and wpa_supplicant such that if I plug in my LAN cable, it connect to the network via the cable and if I unplug it, it automatically switches to WLAN and vice versa. I ...
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How can I crop a 1920x1200 monitor to 1920x1080?

I have just purchased a 1920x1200 monitor, and have some situations where I want to force the output to the more common 1920x1080. However, I don't want to distort the output, and would prefer a ...
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How to get list of members subscribed to a list - Mailman

I have an Ubuntu server with Postfix and the Mailman list manager. My server stopped working, so I need to find a way to list the emails registered on the list of the Mailman. Note: I was able to ...
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Online administration tool

do you know any solutions like webmin for my ubuntu/debian box? I want to control some of my machines over network via HTTP. Is there any solution that will provide me with a dashboard? Even better if ...
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Wi-Fi working on and off, mostly off on a HP laptop - take two

I have a HP laptop with Intel Centrino 2230 N card. The system is Xubuntu 13. Wi-Fi works on and off. When it's down, it still connects to the network and obtains an IP address, but ping to the ...
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How to de-select packages of a certain architecture in aptitude

I'm upgrading some Debian machines from i386 arch to amd64. The process is fairly straitforward: Boot a amd64 kernel For libraries which are multiarch-capable, install their amd64 companion ...
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Whats with Totem 3.1.0 in Launchpad? And is it instalable in Ubuntu 12.04?

I've been wondering, why on the totem launchpad page (https://launchpad.net/totem) do they have 3.1.0 instead of 3.10 or 3.11 or what ever version the Gnome 3 team is working on. Is the page ...
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chmod 600 fails silently

Here is what happens: $ chmod 600 foobar.txt $ ls -l total 1 -rwx------ 0 sampablokuper sampablokuper 13 Feb 19 21:00 foobar.txt Why is the last line not reading as follows? -rw------- 0 ...
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Debian/Ubuntu:How to compile a Linux kernel on one machine and use on other machines (same architecture)

Debian/Ubuntu: How to compile a Linux kernel on one machine and use on other machines (same architecture)? I know how to do it on the same machine. But to use a compiled kernel other machines, is ...
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CMake Error “Cannot open options file specified with @”

I am having trouble OpenCV with the installation of OpenCV on my machine. I run Ubuntu 12.04. When I run the make command, the computer returns at some point this error: moc: Cannot open options ...
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“404 Not Found” when updating the package list using apt-get

Trying to update my Apt-based Sytems (Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS (hardy)), I am getting this error any recommendations? # apt-get update Err http://packages.cloudkick.com intrepid Release.gpg Could not ...
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How to enable two network interfaces both for internet in ubuntu12.04

My physical server A has two interfaces: eth0 and eth1. I intend to enable the two network interfaces both for internet in ubuntu12.04. I configure the /etc/network/interfaces as below: auto lo iface ...
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mdadm large memory consumption [closed]

I am building a RAID 6 with mdadm (8 WD Red 3 Tb) on Ubuntu 13.10x64 server with ext4 filesystem. When I download torrent on the array, server RAM is filled for maximum cap (8 Gb) memory is free when ...
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Configure multiple interfaces with different hostnames using DHCP and DNS

I have a machine running Ubuntu 12.04 Server with two interfaces connected (eth0, eth1) to the network. Our network is set up so that a FreeBSD based DHCP server hands out leases and registers the ...
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Error when installing Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04

I got the following error and couldn't find any solution on Google: apt-get -f install VirtualBox-4.3 dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/virtualbo ...
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How to automatically generate .desktop file?

There's a .deb software that doesn't have a .desktop file, I created that file. I want to create another package for that software, when the user installs it, I want the .desktop file to be generated ...
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Why does dig take much longer than DNS query time?

I'm investigating slow DNS responses on Ubuntu, I have installed bind9 to improve times from local cache, but still something is odd. What could make dig wait for 10 seconds and say that query time ...
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Playing or converting .dv4 files in Linux

I need to find a way to playback a number of .dv4 files on Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 20, possibly after having converted them to a more conventional format. So far I have managed to convert the files ...
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GNOME 2.91 in Ubuntu 10.04 (or 11.04 as it doesn't matter)

I found GNOME Panel v2.91 and I would like to try it for testing purposes only. It looks like in this version it was still using the GNOME 2 Layout with the GNOME 3 engine. I would like detailed ...
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Running F.lux (Flux) or Redshift with Multiple Monitors with Nvidia Optimus

I have tried installing F.lux and then Redshift, and configured them to run on multiple monitors with no success. I wonder if my setup, which includes Nvidia Optimus setup using Bumblebee could be the ...
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Why can't I connect to a hidden SSID in Edubuntu?

I'm running a godforsaken version of Edubuntu and I'm trying to get it to connect to a wifi with a hidden SSID. I've scoured the internet for the past hour or so, trying to find anything similar and ...
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How to overwrite a non-Debian package?

Background I am trying to install Google Drive, so I am installing Grive. I previously tried to install SyncDrive, which isn't supported any longer. Now, I am having some conflicts between the two ...
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How to configure external USB touchpad for a laptop

I have a laptop that, obviously, comes with a touchpad and a keyboard. However, I have an USB keyboard with integrated touchpad that better suits my needs. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I cannot find how to ...
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Cannot login to KDE

Last time I booted and logged into my Kubuntu account, I was surprised not to end up on my desktop but in XBMC, which I already installed some months ago. I repeated this several times with the same ...
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Running minix3 in virtual box [closed]

My host OS is Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit.I want to run Minix 3 in the virtual box from live CD. I followed their instructions to install it, and faced the following error: Warning:1 module failed to ...