A form of computer programming that — in the context of system administration — lends it self well to automating tasks.

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Can't figure out how to get started with powerdns-recursor lua scripting

I have a server (Ubuntu 12.04) where I run powerdns-recursor. I'm trying to add some logic to certain requests and have got my target set on lua scripting for powerdns. I don't seem to be able to ...
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Year Month day from file name in shell script

I hava file names like below adn_DF9D_20140515_0001.log adn_DF9D_20140515_0002.log adn_DF9D_20140515_0003.log adn_DF9D_20140515_0004.log adn_DF9D_20140515_0005.log adn_DF9D_20140515_0006.log ...
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Need to get a list of all users within a subnet of servers

I am looking to write a batch or vbs script to gather all users (local to the server. ie. administrators or a local account(not ad users)) on a collection of servers inside my network. I assume I ...
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virtual web folder served by PHP script

I am trying to configure my apache to be able to display (virtual) pages like: mywebpage.com/something1 mywebpage.com/something2 mywebpage.com/folder/something3 I would like these "somethingX" and ...
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Bash if statement equal output from last command

I am trying to equal something from last command with bash if statement: #!/bin/bash monit status if [ "status" != "error" ]; then echo -e "hostname\ttest\t0\t0" | /usr/sbin/send_nsca -H ...
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CGI Script not running in PHP file

I have a CGI script in the server called script.cgi and I have added the following code to the domain vhost: Action add-footer /cgi-bin/script.cgi AddHandler add-footer .htm .html I have ...
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Using VBscript and EnumNetworkDrives, how can I instruct our login script to NOT delete a drive letter mapping and remove the rest upon each login?

I've been working on adding some new parts to an already existing login script using VBscript. I'd like to use the below code to erase all drive mappings on login. Set WshNetwork = ...
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tail -f AND allow text input

I want to create a script that allows some interactivity by tail -f logfile from myService allows text to be entered and sent to myService What I could not solve yet is this two functions working ...
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simple script to backup PostgreSQL database

Hello I write simple batch script to backup postgeSQL databases, but I find one strange problem whether the pg_dump command can specify a password? There is batch script: REM script to backup ...
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Kill child process when the parent exits

I'm preparing a script for Docker, which allows only one top-level process, which should receive the signals so we can stop it. Therefore, I'm having a script like this: one application writes to ...
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Email administrator when a duplicate IP is found on the network

It was suggested that I ask this question on serverfault. I know this is a bit of a custom requirement but I was hoping someone currently has (or can put together) a script that checks for duplicate ...
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How to change default install path for Notepad++ in Powershell silent/unattended script

I cant figure out the parameter(s) to change the default install path C:\Program Files\ of Notepad++ to the drive I want it to install to when I run my PowerShell script. I am trying to do a silent ...
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RSYNC only listing files when run from bash script

I am trying to copy backup files of my companies mail server to our backup server via RSYNC. I use this same script for backing up our web hosting server backup files with no issues. When I type ...
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Comparing 2 CSV files in powershell exporting difference to another file

I've write this script out, and could have swore I had it giving me a Failed early this morning but now I'm getting nothing and not sure why. Basically I need to compare $SourceAddress with ...
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Powershell pipe exporting to csv is loosing data

I'm trying to write a script that will take input from a .txt file of IP address. Do a reverse DNS lookup to get the hostname of the IP address and then export that data into .csv file. Here is what ...
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Update a network driver through GPO/AD

Our organization has just deployed new computers with Windows 8.1. Roughly 50 of them. We've run into an issue with the driver on the new computers which is flooding the network with ipv6/multicast ...
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Bash: mv directory one at a time

I am trying to move all subdirectories of a folder to another share on the same server. If I do a mv *, I will run out of space since the folders are not removed until all folders get transferred. ...
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Debugging powershell init

My problem is that I just reinstalled my system and have installed heaps of packages via Chocolatey. However now when I launch powershell, something changes the fonst type and size inside the console ...
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how to set linux hostname based on flashdisk volume label [closed]

i'am running live linux, which run from FAT32 flashdisk since i run a lot of pc using this flashdisk, its difficult to identify which IP for its hostname, since its ip need to be dynamically ...
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Get hostname from url using Trafficscript

I'm looking to get the hostname from a URL as it comes through Zeus and I've looked through the documentation on Trafficscript and it seems like the only option is regex. Doe Trafficscript have a ...
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Openvpn-server: Execute a script when on a failed connection?

Good morning, I was wondering if It was possible to setup something to execute a script when someone tried to connect but the TLS check failed (When someone who is not supposed to connected try to° ...
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Updating usernames and passwords for 450 WordPress databases - 450 ftp Accounts and 450 MySQL user

How would you update these in a consistent, reliable manner? I'm new enough to system administration, self taught and still learning but - I have this problem to solve in no specific time and under my ...
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Using Windows as middle for migrating between two Linux machines

We're developing a tool that will do a migration between some platforms. Both source and/or destination servers can be Windows or Linux. The tool is currently built in .NET and we'd like to keep it ...
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Script to apply Simple Finder restrictions to Mac OS X user?

Is it possible to script (e.g. with AppleScript or bash shell script) applying the Simple Finder and an associated application whitelist to a local user account on Mac OS X? We are using Mac OS X ...
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Create a trigger when a mobile connects at network [closed]

I'm a complete dummie on Network subjects. I'm trying to create a log, when a specific iPhone/Cellphone connects into a wireless network. The main goal is pull a trigger (create a log file, send a ...
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Curl pressing enter or ctr+c in order to have the right response [closed]

This is a script that checks my current ip on this site: http://myip.dnsdynamic.org/ and pick the response and calls an API in order to update my dynamic ip. Here the script: curl --user ...
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Exclude with the find command [duplicate]

I need some help getting the find command to work right in a script working on. I need to be able to exclude some directories. Below I have what I'm doing as a work around. sudo find / ( -name ...
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GPO: User logon script not running

I have a GPO that is linked to an OU containing computers. Loopback processing is activated an set to merge. Within the user part of the GPO i have a powershell script defined that basically checks if ...
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Make a copy of email using pipe in postfix alongside 1 content_filter

I am using postfix and already usHi. I am using postfix and already using a script as a content_filter which re-injects back to smtpd to all users, but before this happens, I would like to make a copy ...
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Redirect to 404 if filename passed as parameter does not exitsts

I have special parameter data=/path/to/filename.htm in uri. Its old and rusty site builded on SSI, and I can't modify it. Problem is when filename passed as arg_data not exists, page is broken. I ...
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Powershell: Single Script to “clean” multiple folders of files older than

I would like to create a maintenance script that would run on each of our servers to clean out common drop/archive directories. Preferably the script would use a reference file for the folder path ...
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How to get a debug output from the find command?

I have the following find command: find /home/ -type d -name "something" what I want to achieve is to know which directory/file is checked by the find command no matter the fact that it does or ...
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OK to modify HKLM\Software\Policies and HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies on a domain?

Background: I have a domain (2003 Functional Level) with a mix of Windows XP and Windows 7 clients. We have been using Group Policy to manage our workstations. Now, I am in a situation I need to ...
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Deploying Printers via GPO/GPP - is there a programmatic option?

For reasons beyond my control, I've been tasked with setting up GPO/GPPs to deploy our 100+ printers to our 1000+ clients. The good news is that we have over a dozen sites, and for the most part, I'm ...
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Is there a way to script the installation of System Center Configuration Manager updates listed in Software Center?

We have a very tight outage window and for many of our systems, the servers must be rebooted in the correct order. Because of this, I would like to script our updates. I have attempted to use this ...
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Is it possible to use Puppet to ensure multiple files in a directory are present without defining all of them?

I have a couple hundred one-off servers that have different configuration files that need to be present in a directory. Copies of the files reside on the puppet master. Within one of my classes I ...
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Will a Scheduled Task On Windows Server 2008 R2 work correctly if windows are opened and closed?

I have a batch script that I am currently running on my own Windows 7 computer as a scheduled task. The task runs nightly when my computer is locked. The task launches an Progress OpenEdge session ...
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Change shortcut arguments via script

We have a program here that requires every user to have a shortcut on their desktop that points to an ini file. Each file is unique to the user. Recently, we've done a new install of the application ...
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File server access via IIS 8 WebDAV using SSL and cert-based auth

I have: A hole in the corporate firewall allowing me to accept incoming connections on ports 80 and 443 Exactly one domain name for external web access No access to corporate DNS settings An onsite ...
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Execute script on remote machine which is not in windows domain?

Requirement: As part of deployment procedure I have to execute scripts on target servers. Problems: I don't want to log-in into every server using RDP just to execute a script. Some servers are not ...
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Bash: delete old files except one

I am using the following command to delete old backup files: find backups/ -name "bak_*.tbz" -mmin +4800 -exec rm -vf {} \; The problem: When there are no new files, than all files are deleted. I ...
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command to add permissions to a folder for a local user in windows server 2008

as part of an installer I need to create a user with limited permissions to add the user I will use net user "<username>" <password> /add /fullname:"<username>" I now need to ...
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Reconnect Windows Network Drive after network connection has been established

User uses a piece of software (simple database and front end app) that connects to a database stored on another workstation, by way of mapped drive. This mode of access is supported by the software ...
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Query in dsrm command

I need to remove 1000 computers from AD. I tried the script below, but it's not working. When I used dsmod to disable computers, in the same script, it works. @echo off set ...
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Remove all recurring meetings scheduled by terminated user

I am looking for a way to efficiently and effectively remove all meetings that a terminated user may have created during their tenure. Currently, our group has to grant admin access to the user's ...
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Get unused Nagios both services and commands

I have a monitoring server, based on Nagios 3.2.3, installed via source code, and using GroundWork Monitor Architect for managing Nagios configurations. My question is if possible (and how to) get a ...
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Kamailio to accept anonymous registrations/custom registration authorization? [closed]

As a minimum requirement, I need Kamailio to accept any login with an empty password. Ideally, I need to perform some simple validation of the login in a script (Lua/Python), and save the given login ...
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Parenthesis around value with Augeas lens?

How can I create an Augeas lens that will allow me to extract a value field from within a parenthesis? Background: I'm starting an Augeas lens for managing NASL files for OpenVAS. I need to be able ...
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Query Nagios status programmatically

I recently acquired a nice 7×11 LED display, and I want (among other stuff) display my nagios status on it. For that I need to query the status of my Nagios installation. What is the appropriate way ...
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Trying to bind a port on a completely different IP yet says it is in use

My host has given me a range of usable IP's for example (10.1.2.100 - 10.1.2.105). These did not come pre-bound to the OS, so I manually had to bind them. The only problem I am having is that when I ...