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Convert a non-boot single HDD to RAID 1 without deleting it

I bought a second HDD identical size as the one I already have. My goal is to add it to the existing one as a mirror (RAID 1). But I don't have enough space on a system SSD to move data there. So I ...
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convert windows file to unix on old server without dos2unix

I use an old server without dos2unix and I would like to convert windows files to unix files. I am unfortunately not the admin so I can't install dos2unix. The tr method seems to be the only one that ...
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PDF output with correct spaces in code examples

I have been using rst2pdf and pandoc to convert the following reStructuredText into PDF: This is a python example:: def main(): print("Hello World!") if __name__ == '__main__': main(...
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Sox: Convert the .wav file with required properties in single command

I have an test.wav file. I need to use this file to process an application, with following properties i) monochannel ii) 16khz sample rate iii) 16bit Now, I'm using following commands to attain ...
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Difference running the same script from Windows than Linux

I've written a script that run unoconv, converts from csv to xls. I run it connecting using openssh client to the server where script is and it works fine. (Always the same Linux user...) But when ...
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pdftoppm (v 3.0) very slow to convert thumbnail in newer version

On one of our local servers, I use pdftoppm (v 0.18.4) to capture the first page of a pdf file as a 1200px wide jpg. It's very quick, and works very well. I'm doing it like so: pdftoppm -f 1 -l 1 -...
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Conversion of PDF to PS

I'm quite new to shell scripting. I need to create a script or reuse a script that converts PDF to PS (Post Script) files, is there anyway this can be done?
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How to convert open-ssl created private key to openssh private key?

I have created an open-ssl private key which I would like to use to connect to my server through ssh. The openssl key was generated during certificate creation and I have to use this key on putty. The ...
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Specify encoding with libreoffice --convert-to csv

Excel files can be converted to CSV using: $ libreoffice --convert-to csv --headless --outdir dir file.xlsx Everything appears to work just fine. The encoding, though, is set to something wonky. ...
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CDE: how to properly convert a jpeg image to xpm for use on wallpaper?

I want to convert a jpeg image to use on CDE as wallpaper. Take my jpeg(originally is hd 1920x1024) rescale to 320x240 with gimp convert to 8bit with convert convert 9.jpg -colors=256 9.xpm Then put ...
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Convert sqlite output to json

I want to format sqlite output in json format from the command line. Currently I have .csv output that looks like this: label1,value1 label2,value2 label3,value3 ... Now I'd like to have it ...
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How to convert an audio file from one format to another?

I have an audio file named with such properties: BreakingNews.wav: RIFF (little-endian) data, WAVE audio, Microsoft PCM, 16 bit, mono 8000 Hz I wanted to convert it to this format: BreakingNews.wav:...
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How to generate a Data URI from an image file?

There are online tools like duri.me that allow to create a Data URI from an image file. Are there any tools that run locally on Linux to do the same?
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How do I convert Linux man pages to HTML without using groff?

I would like to convert some Linux man pages to HTML without using groff. My prejudice against groff is due to some PNG rendering issues it is giving me that seems to be localized to Sabayon (as these ...
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How do I convert the complete AMD64 Gentoo Handbook into a PDF from the command-line?

I have been writing shell scripts for converting the AMD64 Handbook of Gentoo Linux to PDF and this is my current shell script: function ghand { # Input 1 is the architecture # Input 2 is the ...
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How do I convert the output of ps(1) to JSON?

I want to convert the output of the command ps to JSON in order to process it as structured data (with jq in this particular case). How do I do that? The output looks like the following: PID TTY ...
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migrating to systemd a startup-shutdown script that works with tmpfs and bindmounts

BACKGROUND INFORMATION : I have an init script that allows me to mount a folder to tmpfs, while bind-mounting the folder on drive to another location, so I can sync the contents (on startup, shutdown,...
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Convert video with broken codec information

I downloaded using youtube-dl from https://www.dr.dk/tv/live/dr2#!/ The saved file is .flv, but it does not play with vlc/mplayer. avconv cannot convert it: $ avconv -i hl.flv hl.mp4 avconv version 9....
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How do I convert image files to .edj format from the command-line?

I have recently installed the E17 fork, Moksha, on my Sabayon Linux machine the problem is that the graphical tools for changing the wallpaper to JPG or PNG files are causing me grief (and yes I have ...
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Need a script for automation the convert a lot number audio files to another format [closed]

I have a lot number audio files in MP3 the proprietary format, I want to convert them to 'opus' the free and high quality format, with keep metadata also. My selection command-line programs are SoX (...
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Script to convert a directory of ksh scripts to bash scripts?

Since both ksh and bash are based upon sh many Korn Shell scripts (ksh) will simply run as Bourne-again Shell scripts (bash) once the shebang and file extension are changed, and you call $ bash ...
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convert wav to flac with tags

long story short: I need a script to convert wav files to flac, while taking the file name (minus extension) to place in the song title tag of the flac file. I have about 1200 audio CDs that I ...
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How to convert WMA to VORBIS or OPUS?

My girlfriend accidently bought an audio book on the internet and she saved it on my hard disk in windows media audio format (.wma) and now she asks me how to listen to it. I'm a bit puzzled this ...
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How do I convert a batch of avis into mp4s?

I have several avi files in the one directory that I would like to convert to mp4s using avconv. Now I know the basic procedure of how to do this, manually, for each avi, namely (where $@ are the ...
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Print pdf like paps, but with actual fonts?

So I convert a piece of text to PDF like so: INPUT="this text goes to a pdf file" paps $INPUT 2>/dev/null | ps2pdf -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -dOptimize=true -dEmbedAllFonts=true - out.pdf Which works great, ...
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Converting .NEF to .JPG

I am trying to convert .NEF files to .JPG and I am using the command: mogrify -format JPG *.NEF this produces mogrify: delegate failed `"ufraw-batch" --silent --create-id=also --out- type=png --...
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Cygwin using wildcard to trim all images

Unortunately, I am forced to use windows. So, I installed Cygwin to use some Linux commands. The following command works fine. It replaces an image with its trimmed version. "C:\Program Files\Cygwin\...
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How to convert SSH public key from PEM to DER format?

I'd like to convert an existing public key (generated using ssh-keygen) from PEM-format to DER-format I tried: openssl rsa -in ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub -inform PEM -pubin -outform DER -out ~/.ssh/id_rsa....
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Convert / import flat file with multiple records, one variable per line

I am searching for an efficient way using (UNIX) command line tools to read a flat file into a(ny) database, perhaps after first converting to an intermediate structured format, for example XML or csv....
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Convert .fnt to .ttf?

In FreeBSD's /usr/share/syscons/fonts one finds the syscons-fonts in .fnt-format. Is there a way to convert them to .ttf format?
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How to convert a generic xml format block to properties format String from an xml file using ksh script [closed]

With the conditions: I cannot use any XML parser tool as I don't have permission , read only My xmllint version does not support xpath, and I cannot update it , read only I dont have xmlstarlet and ...
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Converting a raw print data stream containing PCL commands to PDF

I have a program that sends raw print data through samba to typically PCL compatible printers. The program is written so basic PCL commands control how it prints. When sending it to the printer it ...
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Convert binary mode to text mode and the reverse option

By the following way I convert a simple binary file into a text file od –t x1 Check.tar | cut –c8- > Check.txt Which gives a content similar to: 64 65 76 2f 6e 75 6c 6c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ...
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Convert Blog to PDF or Epub Book

I want a command or script to collect all the posts on a given blog and convert them into a PDF and/or Epub book without needing to be the owner of the blog. This website allows users to convert blogs ...
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How to convert ęąśćżńł TXT to PDF with enscript?

I have problem converting a file to PDF. I create the file with echo ęąśćżńł > text and convert: enscript -O text -o - | ps2pdf - out.pdf However, out.pdf has an encoding problem:
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Command line for converting .SWF to animated GIF

I'm running Kubuntu. I don't want to install any Windows applications in wine. I would like a (relatively simple) command to convert a flash animation (.SWF file) to an animated GIF. The input .SWF ...
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tiff2pdf coloured

I converted some scanned .tif files to .pdf using tiff2pdf (libtiff version 4.0.3 ) with JPEG compression. Viewing them in evince showed a coloured (pinkish) background. My initial thought was that ...
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Avconv creates 0 byte outputfile after applying frame rate reduction

I installed avconv because I am too stupid to install ffmpeg, now I realized I am even more stupid. I tried to reduce the framrate from 30 fps to 24 fps following a very straigtforward tutorial: # ...
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textutil convert PDF to txt producing garbled output

I am trying to convert PDF files to text files using textutil. I don't if there are special types of PDFs that can and cannot be converted. The files I am trying to convert are in a searchable ...
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How to convert all odt files in a folder into microsoft word files ?

I have a folder with a lot of odt files from LibreOffice, I could open each one by hand and save it as a microsoft word file, but that would take a long time, is it possible to reach this goal using ...
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How to convert WavPack to FLAC?

I need to convert a bunch of .wv files to .flac but I can't seem to find a program to do it. Does anybody know how I can do this? P.S.: I was wondering why Audacity does not support the importing .wv ...
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How to convert bash shell script to Markdown?

Imagine one has been working on a bunch of deploy scripts. These shells scripts are heavily documented with comments and links and are meant to be read by humans. Wouldn't it be handy to convert ...
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Mapping metadata with avconv does not work

The way I understand man avconv (version 9.16-6:9.16-0ubuntu0.14.04.1), the following command should convert input.ogg to output.mp3 and carry over metadata: avconv -i input.ogg -map_metadata 0 ...
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Command not working anymore in Thunar custom actions

I used to create a Thunar custom action as presented here in order to extract audio without transcoding from selected (multiple) video files . The command to be added in Thunar custom actions list ...
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Is there a way to check the losslessness of a FLAC file in Linux?

Let me explain my question with greater detail: I know FLAC is a lossless audio format with respect to the original file; this is, any piece of audio encoded with FLAC will be preserved completely. ...
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Convert Multiple Videos to Multiple GIFs

What command will convert multiple video files to multiple GIFs? I use the following command to convert 1 video to GIF: ffmpeg -i input.flv -vf scale=320:-1 output.gif I assume I'll need a bash ...
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Why can I not split a .wv file?

I'm a Fedora 20 user and am trying to split a .wv file into separate .flac files. I used this command: cuebreakpoints file.cue | shnsplit -o flac file.wv but get the following output: 56: syntax ...
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Convert all non-JPG images to JPGs

What command can I use to convert all images in a folder which are not JPGs (PNG and BMP primarily) to JPG? I'd also like the conversion quality to be 100%. And I'd like the converted images to ...
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Why can I not split a .ape file?

I would like to split a .ape album into individual tracks in .flac format using a .cue sheet. For this I followed a tutorial I found. In short I pass this command to the terminal: cuebreakpoints ...
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Split XML file into multiple files

I have an xml file that have different nodes, I want to split files like this: <unix> <mm> </unix> <osx> <nn> </osx> When I run the script I want it to make one ...