Bash is the Bourne Again SHell, the successor to the classic Unix sh (shell).

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Resolve packages not found and errors during configure,make,make install in a script

I need to have a script that will install a package from source in a Linux system and need to know how to take care of the errors that usually come up as a result of the first step ./configure maybe a ...
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Issue with Bash Script On FreeBSD

I have the below bash script set to run every hour via cron as the root user. The purpose of this script is to email us when files have been uploaded to our sftp server and send us the logins. Here is ...
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How to automate input for a repetitive script! Expect in Bash?

I am a junior sys admin. Reason I'm asking this question is because we don't have a senior sys-admin here who is proficient with scripting. Senior guys are at the head office and too busy for ...
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Find process with most TCP sockets?

How can I find the process with the most TCP sockets that is currently running with bash ? I would like to only output the process name
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Bash: Output of a command is written only to screen and not to another file while using tee, what could be the reason?

In order to troubleshoot some ftp connection error, I've been instructed to write a bash script which will infinitely connect to a remote frp server and get one file from there. ftpuser="ftpuser" ...
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Locally deny login to users authenticated via LDAP

I have a RedHat Linux server that are is use for more than 1000 users Users names are coming to the server via LDAP protocol, so login authentication is from the LDAP My question: is it possible to ...
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Linux: What could be the reason for random fails in updating passwd.byuid by running yppasswd?

In order to allow NOC users in my company to manage users through NIS I've created the following script: #!/bin/bash # This script will simplicate NIS user management. # You will not be able to ...
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Linux: How can I get a different exit code from the find command if no files matching the pattern I used are found? [duplicate]

I have a script which runs the next command: find /storage2/hpfiles_staging/ -name \*.gz -mmin +600 And then rsync's the files to a remote location. Sometimes the find command returns no output (...
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issue with xinetd arguments

i have created this BASH script called blah which does something simple like this (See below) #./blah -x "bindas" hello bindas i would like to execute script using xinetd with dynamic variable, ...
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Git Pull on CGI and Command Line have different results

I have an "after push" webhook on GitHub that calls a CGI script to update a Jekyll website. The script: user@server [~/_repo]# cat cgi-bin/githook.cgi #!/bin/bash echo Content-type: text/plain echo ...
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How to package shell script file with license key file

I am working on automated shell script for specific task . Before executing task steps I want to validate the license key provided to the customer with a webservice call. Please help me in making ...
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Powershell execute Queries using SQLPLUS

I have a RHEL server with Oracle 10G installed. I need to write a powershell script to query my database and get the output. I have imported Posh-SSH module and am able to connect to my RHEL server ...
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How to use environment variable in haproxy?

I work with haproxy 1.5.2 My haproxy.cfg has this server definitions: server HALB_ucd1 ${UCD1_END_POINT_IP}:${UCD1_END_POINT_PORT} check port 8444 I set the UCD1_END_POINT_IP and ...
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catch bash script output from expect, expect hangs

I currently use expect to pass password to rsync to copy files across unix servers test.sh ./expect.sh $password rsync -azvr $username@$host:$file ./$dir expect.sh #!/usr/bin/expect -f ...
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Manipulate JSON in bash

I have a JSON file I need to update a particular value. { "Comment": "comment", "test": { "enabled": true }, "enabled": true, "otherStuff": blah, "otherStuff2": blah, "otherStuff3": ...
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Command fails during script execution in bash

I'm working on a bash script for automatize some common tasks but I'm having some issues and I need some help. This is the script I'm talking about: #!/usr/bin/env bash PS3='Please enter your choice:...
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Executing a remote command over an SSH tunnel

I have created a reverse SSH tunnel from computerB to computerA. On computerA I have a script (r1on.sh) with the following content: #!/bin/bash echo 'r1on' > command.log /usr/bin/ssh -p2222 pi@...
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lvm clone logical volumes layout to another host

I want to clone LVM logical volume layout to another host ( = Create volumes with same size ). Does anyone know solution for this ? I know I can execute something like: sudo LC_ALL=C lvs -o lv_name,...
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reboot multiple machines remotely

I need to reboot a number of machines remotely. Normally I just issue for host in <hostlist>;do ssh ${host} 'sudo shutdown -r now';done But I want give the users some time before the ...
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Can't seem to create file in bash

I'm trying to use this (under the root account) code in debian 7. #!/bin/bash cat > /root/.ssh/github.id_rsa << EOF -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- XYZ... -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY----- EOF ...
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Remove duplicate lines in file that doesn't appear in sequence

The uniq tool isn't a good fit because it only works on duplicate lines that appear right after the previous ones i.e. in sequence. Instead, I want something that turns a textfile dupl.txt. Also, I ...
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How can a script loop for 30 days?

I have a script, backup.sh, that creates a backup of a MySQL database and then SCPs it to a remote server. This works great, and I can run this once per day using crontab with no problems. However, ...
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How do I install lvextend on CentOS?

lvextend did not come installed on my CentOS image, how do I install it? # lvextend -bash: lvextend: command not found
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Are these Advanced Features possible with a Bash Script on an Ubuntu Server? [closed]

I am trying to build a really flexible and useful Server Backup Bash Script. I have pretty much no experience working or building Bash scripts. I know that thousands of them exist in the wild but I ...
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Creating a log file inside a script works when manually run, but not when run through cron

I'm using Percona's Xtrabackup tools to back up a database nightly. I wrote a wrapper script to keep the proper number of backups around, write the output to a log file, and email the log file if the ...
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bash script mysql reset pass

It seems that this code is not working I tried using it on my debian 7 machine and the password it gives me is wrong. # Please confirm that you want to reset the MySQL passwords CONFIRM="n" echo -n "...
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rsync not behaving the same in script vs shell

Afternoon ServerFault, I have hit a problem that I can seem to reach a solution to, I currently have a backup script that is meant to rsync VMs off our VMWare box onto our backup server, the problem ...
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How to make Supervisord read bash environment variables [closed]

I am using Supervisord to run my java application, which requires some environment variables for configuration. I am setting the environment variables in /etc/environment export MANAGER_URL="http://...
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How to act upon condition of whether a file updated via Rsync was updated

I think this is simple but I can't find anything in my googling, maybe I'm searching the wrong terms. I have a machine that syncs itself to another machine. If there are changes to a file on the ...
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How to read/ modify freetds.conf (for ODBC) using augtool or similar in bash script?

How can I get augtool (augeas) or a similarly common tool to work with freetds.conf, so I can automate some configuration in a bash install script? This doesn't seem to work: augtool print "/files/...
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sudo: unable to execute … bad address - what is it and how to fix it?

I have a set of scripts which finishes up client machine deployment after executing a fairly generic NetRestore image. The main script runs under root privileges, and then calls another, "user" ...
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postfix/dovecot - run script when mail is received

I need to implement solution on my postfix/dovecot server which will execute bash script every time message arrives. For this purpose I did following things in master.cf configuration myhook ...
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Is rbash secure if user login and ssh passwords are disabled?

I've got a server that I want to use as an SSH gateway for remote and local port forwarding. I don't want arbitrary commands to be able to be executed on it, only my scripts. I keep reading about how ...
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Nagios plugin quits when encountering the bc command— how to diagnose?

I've written a nagios plugin using the bash scripting language. When I run this script by hand it works with no issue. Putting it into a nagios plugin however, using the same parameters, leads to ...
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How to exit after starting a service in Linux for loop

I have a for loop I'm using to stop and start number of development servers here is an example. for i in `cat hosts` ; do ssh $i -i .ssh/key.key -t sudo /etc/init.d/jboss-as start ; done This will ...
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Catch all emails and pipe them all to a script with postfix

I realize this question was asked and answer before. Here's what I have done. Created a catchall address and user. Here is my /etc/postfix/virtual file. @example.com catchall Added it to main.cf. ...
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Environment variable not available in python

I have a pretty interesting problem regarding environment variables, and googling around didn't show me any meaningful results: $ echo $BUCKET && python -c "import os; print os.environ['...
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Looking For Simple, Fast Incremental Backup Algorithm Using RSYNC [closed]

I'm running a simple bash script that uses rsync to do an incremental backup of my web server every hour. What I'm looking for is an efficient algorithm to delete the proper backups so that in the end ...
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How can I tell a script is running under cron?

Is there a standard way to know if a shell script is running under cron as opposed to running from the command line. i.e. I'm thinking of running with more verbose output when manually kicked from the ...
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Bashrc function called ssh doesn't work

I created a function in my bashrc file so that when i ssh into something it automatically opens a tmux session. function ssht () { /usr/bin/ssh $@ -t 'tmux a || tmux || /bin/bash' } This ...
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bash: Something like quotemeta() for pattern characters?

Background I am aware of bash's various string manipulation capabilities. Also, I know I can escape special pattern characters with a backslash \. For instance: # x is a literal string 'foo*bar' x=...
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Running inotifywait on startup of machine

I want to start this inotifywait script on startup of the machine, in order to monitor the folders from the moment of booting: #!/bin/bash while inotifywait -r -e modify,attrib,close_write,move,...
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How to use ssh and sudo together in bash?

I haven't been able to find a question that describes this specific scenario. I am trying to execute a very basic bash script to retrieve logging from multiple machines. I am running the script ...
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WP-CLI doesn't run from cronjob

I made a bash script that uses WP-CLI and was intended to run from a cronjob. It runs fine from SSH, but fails when run through cron. During debugging I discovered that it was the WP-CLI part that ...
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How to fix a function in bash that checks if an RPM package is installed?

I've written this function: function isInstalled { if [ rpm -q $1 &> /dev/null ]; then echo 'installed'; return 1; else echo 'not installed'; return 0; fi } But something is ...
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pg_basebackup automatic password

I have a master and slave database setup. The master database is on a secure network and only the postgres port is allowed through to the slave database server. The database needs to be secured and ...
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Bash script to move certain files to specific directories? [closed]

I'm looking for a script that can move files from one directory into another, however each file has a different name and its name corresponds to what folder it should be moved to. For example: file ...
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Cannot extract .tar.gz archive in bash

I am in my /w dir and I saved the .tar.gz archive from the MediaWiki server like this: $ cd /public_html/w $ wget releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.24/mediawiki-1.24.1.tar.gz But once I try to ...
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Create user account on many servers

I have a users.txt with the following content: ip1 user1 password1 ip2 user2 password2 .... ipN userN passwordN I want to create one user on each of these servers. I want to use this script on each ...
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Load OpenMPI module for Apache httpd

How can I tell Apache httpd which version of MPI to use? I'm trying to run a Django web application under Apache httpd, and some of our pages make MPI calls with mpi4py. The problem is that I get an ...