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

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Can I use rsync to create a list of only changed files?

I am using rsync in a bash script to keep files in sync between a few servers and a NAS. One issue I have run into is trying to generate a list of the files that have changed from the during the ...
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powershell script that outputs date of the day as a file name

I have a script which lists local admins of all hosts in Active Directory below: $Searcher = New-Object DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher([ADSI]"") $Searcher.Filter = "(objectClass=computer)" ...
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Why does this command to send emails work from the shell but not as a cron job?

I have a problem with cron jobs, I need to send email notification to users, I use this command curl "http://example.com/index.php?option=com_community&task=cron">/dev/null 2>&1 When ...
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Detect which scripts are using old interpreters

I have a few Debian machines with some nearly-orphaned script interpreters, for example /bin/bash3 and /usr/bin/perl510. How can I detect those scripts that still have the aforementioned interpreters ...
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Server Reboot Script - No Credentials

I'm looking at running a script to reboot a Windows 2012 server nightly, and all the guides seem to be for using scheduled tasks. As far as I know though, a change in the admin credentials will break ...
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Automate app pool recycling of an Azure Cloud Service Web Role

How can I script (e.g. using PowerShell) the action to recycle the app pool of a web site hosted in a Web Role on Azure Cloud Services? Only one instance of the cloud service is running (used for ...
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How to rebuild MS Agent Jobs from MSDB table?

This morning our DB server died. They restored backups to another server but these didn't include the many MS Agent jobs. Anyway I have managed to get a backup of the old MSDB table where all the ...
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Find Users without a password in UNIX AIX

I'm searching for a script that finds users who don't have a password. Could anybody please explain me the commands that are needed in such a script?
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Screensaver startup script (batch or reg) GPO, silent install

I have an application, which after it disconnects from a VPN connection, resets the screensaver settings. What I'd like to do is create a GPO script or batch file to run every time the user logs into ...
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AD Group and Distribution Group with O365

I have a O365 with Exchange, and a local AD. I want to manage distribution groups and distribution groups members via PS scripts (that will run by scheduled task), that look users' AD attributes ...
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how to write a script to get ifInOctets and ifOutOctets? [closed]

Can any one help me with writing a script to get ifInOctets and ifOutOctets from a server 10.38.2.24 ? I need help
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VBscript - returning the path & size of a file

I would like to add a piece of code to SYDI that would return me the location & size of a specific file. For example, a server "X" has a DB file(s) & path like this: ...
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How to split logs according to patterns?

I would like to be able to split log files according to a pattern found in them. For example process all logs and look for /(\w+)\s to match /myresource but exclude /myresource/anythingelse, to ...
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Detecting in a script whether apache2 root is /var/www or /var/www/html

Apache2 recently changed the default root directory from /var/www to /var/www/html, which breaks the scripts I distribute for installing some software I wrote. Is there a reliable way of detecting ...
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Bash script match grep output and send message

I am developing a script for monit status checking so I can send OK status messages to NagiOS NSCA server (passive checks). The problem I am having is that my bash script still sends messages if the ...
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Bash — Using a character-based graphical utility to store output

I'm using bash to script a remote dialing program in an Ubuntu(14.04) server and I am having some significant trouble trying to read the output from it. I would like the program to execute as I would ...
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Finding valid email service providers in a large list of domains

I have a list of approximately 13K free email/webmail providers from circa 2000. Obviously the vast majority of these services have gone out of business, and the domains have either lapsed, or been ...
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Server 2008 R2 - Script to kill idle sessions over [closed]

Looking for a script that can end idle session shares on a Server 2008 R2. If sessions are left open for too long there are programs that fail to update due to files/folders being open. I am looking ...
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Copy-item FileSystem provider error

Copy-item cmdlet is not working as expected, i don't understand why. This is my code : $Source = "C:\folder1" $Destination = "\\172.22.0.115\c$\folder2\" $Password = ConvertTo-SecureString ...
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How to catch system events when a program is being updated and robotize routine steps when you update software?

I'm a support engineer for an accounting program. The program runs under Windows. I have to update many of this accounting software bases daily. I mean the software is always the same. But users may ...
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Powershell deploment script into multiple 2003 windows servers

I have created a script "test.ps1" that runs security checks on folders within machines. Now I want to deploy this script into 70 windows servers so it can run these security checks on all of them. ...
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How do I launch a command on a remote computer with an invalid domain trust? (using local creds)

I intend to use WMIC to reset the trust of a machine that is remote, and off the network. All of the following variations result in an "access denied": The following works fine: net use ...
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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 ...