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Locked out after installing a bash without executable bit

After scp-ing a shellshock-patched bash binary to an openSUSE 12.2 Linux VM and replacing the login shell with it, no user can log in via ssh or the console. As it turned out, the executable bit got ...
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Shellshock protection in Rackspace Ubuntu

I am trying to update my Ubuntu 13.10 servers in Rackspace to avoid Shellshock bug, but it is not working. Here is what I am doing: $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ...
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Cron bash script skips second do/done set

I have a script that checks IPs for ping reply then tries to run an snmpwalk on them. I am trying to schedule the script to run weekly in cron. When I run the script in the shell, it runs perfectly. ...
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Jenkins shell not running /bin/ps

I have a Jenkins job that is running NPM to start a Node server, and I want to capture the process ID of node in a file (which I archive) so that I can stop the exact same process later on. Killing ...
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Encrypting/Decrypting a file using openssl through an autorun script

So I am trying to encrypt/decrypt a file using openssl. I am running it through a script that is automatically run when I mount a USB, and decrypts the file. However, it doesn't work quite right, so ...
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insserv: warning: script 'uwsgi' missing LSB tags and overrides

This is my code: #!/bin/bash daemon="$APPVENV/bin/uwsgi" args="--emperor $APPCONF/uwsgi/app.ini" pid="$APPDIR/emperor.pid" case "\$1" in start) echo "Starting uwsgi" ...
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Bash and background processes PGID and receiving signals

My actual problem is that a process I run in an rcfile in docker as docker run container bash --rcfile rcfile remains attached to the bash session by sharing the PGID which means that when I Ctrl-C an ...
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Increase character width in Ubuntu server shell? [migrated]

Is there any way to increase the character width from 80 to something higher in the shell in an Ubuntu server?
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How can I sudo su and change directory just after? [migrated]

I would like to create an alias that does something like this: alias userYYY='sudo su userYYY; cd /a/path/that/only/userYYY/has/access' So then from my command line, I am logged in with a sudoer ...
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Trouble using ssh-key gen specifying location and password

This is my code: ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "$APP" This works perfectly. However it then asks me to specify location and password. I was hoping I can automate this all in one go, however this command ...
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Netstat count TIME_WAIT connections by port

I can obtain individual TIME_WAIT counts on a port, netstat -nat | grep :11300 | grep TIME_WAIT | wc -l; but how to do this based on all ports eg: 11300 2900 connection 3306 1200 connection ...
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Generating random passwords with shell on server deployment

I'm trying to generate random and secure passwords to my various configuration files and settings on the fly when I run my automated deployment script. I want them to be generated, shown to the user, ...
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ProFtpd with ssl and jailed users that cannot login to bash

I've followed several instruction pages and tutorials about configuring ProFtpd on Ubuntu (12.04) and they all give me "one thing works while other don't" solutions. Goal is to utilize SFTP protocol ...
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Elevated privileges for non-modifiable install script

I need to give permission to a local user to run an installation script that requires root privilege. So I created a special group in which this user is a member of and gave the permissions to the ...
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BASH: Create a temporary password variable that doesn't get stored in history? [duplicate]

I have a script that runs a curl request in a loop. The request needs to include my credentials using the --user option. I'd like to assign my password to a local variable $password, and then supply ...
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different interactive and non-interactive shells

A user account has it's shell defined in passwd file as bash. I would like to change this user account's shell to tcsh for non-interactive jobs (like ssh ), but keep interactive shell to bash. Is ...
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Login by ssh , change the remote PS1 and don't quit the remote ssh shell [closed]

I want to change PS1 when i ssh another centos strshell = 'PS1="remote!"' os.system("ssh -i %s -l%s -p%s %s %s"%(SSH_KEY,SSH_USER,SSH_PORT,des,strshell)) ssh quit automatically. I want to ...
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How do I capture the Maven Jar name as a part of a Hudson job?

I have a Maven 3 job configured in my Hudson server. When the Hudson server successfully builds the Maven jar, I have the jar being deployed to an SCP repository on another server. I want to execute ...
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Crontab not working to send email [closed]

I have CentOs 6.5 running on a VPS Host. I installed crontab and email using the below commands yum install vixie-cron service start crond chkconfig crond --levels 235 on yum install sendmail ...
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SSH without invoking shell

I've managed to mess up some shared libraries on my system, and now my shell cannot be run, thus locking me out of the system. Both ssh, sftp, and scp, as configured on the remote system, seem to rely ...
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How to access a system with write permission after file system check fails?

I created three new partitions, but after a reboot, the system is being dropped to a shell: /dev/mapper/group-newpartition: clean, 11/655360 files, 276620/2621440 blocks [FAILED] An error occurred ...
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zsh substitution, can't do regex with repetition

I'm trying to perform ZSH variable substitution, but I'm having to do it the lame way, by piping through cut. Is it possible to perform this operation entirely within ZSH? ...
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Where is this bash shell alias being configured?

While logged in as root onto a CentOS 6.5 system, I run ># alias alias cp='cp -i' alias l.='ls -d .* --color=auto' alias ll='ls -l --color=auto' alias ls='ls --color=auto' alias mv='mv -i' alias ...
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chattr: undefined symbol: set_com_err_gettext

I've moved my CentOS 6.5 installation to a new server and I'm unable to use chattr on my new server: chattr: symbol lookup error: chattr: undefined symbol: set_com_err_gettext How to resolve this ? ...
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Can't run AWS CLI from CRON (credentials)

Trying to run a simple AWS CLI backup script. It loops through lines in an include file, backs those paths up to S3, and dumps output to a log file. When I run this command directly, it runs without ...
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How to prevent syslog message popping in a ssh session without affect other sessions?

i have a machine(RHEL 5.2) which receives syslog message from remote machines. And now it keeps popping message from remote machine in a ssh shell, which is annoying when i want to do something on it. ...
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Distributing Master node ssh key

For the master node to passwordless-ly ssh into the slaves, the master needs to distribute its ssh key to the slaves. Copying key using ssh-copy-id asks for the user password. If there are hundreds of ...
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Can I use Bash interpreter in service/daemon scripts?

I'm writing a Debian/Ubuntu service that should start on at runlevel 2-5. Most of the existing services I came accross are written using /bin/sh (Shell) interpreter while /bin/bash (Bash) offer lot ...
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Common login script

Few weeks ago I thought it would be a good idea to write a script which should send me an email whenever some user would log in into my server. So I came to a perfectly working script ...
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better way to loop through a list of servers

I regularly do things where I loop through a list of servers to take some action. For example: for s in `cat servers.txt` ; do echo; echo $s ssh $s 'do something' done I'm wondering (from a ...
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Shell script won't run ruby script file

My shell script (my_shell.sh) won't run the ruby script ("ruby_script_1.rb) in it. my_shell.sh #!/bin/sh # Invoke the ruby script here ./ruby_script_1.rb It could not find where the ...
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Bash function hangs while command run perfectly without function

Following function hangs : ssh() { local RESULTS; RESULTS=$(ssh $USERNAME@$SERVER $SSH_COMMAND1); echo $RESULTS; } ssh; while if i run following commands they work fine : ...
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Access local console via SSH

I am searching for a way to interact with a local console via SSH - just as you would do with an directly connected keyboard. In my particular case I got a debian server (console only, no X system) ...
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Ctrl-C is ignored by pppd when put in a shell script

I'm trying to connect to GPRS network through a serial port connected GSM modem. When I call /usr/sbin/pppd call <peer_name> from the command line, It correctly receives and handles Ctrl+C from ...
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prevent normal users from running code on a cluster outside of pbs system

In our cluster with PBS batch system (torque) installed, we wish all the users execute their jobs by qsub so that the CPU resources can be well managed. However, it is found that users in our cluster ...
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How to log multiline message with logger command?

I want to log a multiline message into the system logger via the commabnd echo -e "foo\nbar" | logger But it appear as 2 logs. Is it possible to log as a single log?
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Hide the output of a shell command only on success?

Hiding the output of a shell command usually involves redirecting stderr and stdout. Is there any builtin facility or command which by default hides the output but on error dumps all the accumulated ...
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How to keep script from swallowing all of stdin?

I have a script that reads from a pipe in a loop and runs an expect script and a normal shell script in the loop. Both scripts run ssh to another server to grab a piece of data. For example: cat ...
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Delete oldest directory, skipping two of them

I have to delete oldest directory. But, two of directories does not have to be "included" in this action. So, directory content looks like this: [root@myserver backup]# ls -la total 84 drwxr-xr-x 21 ...
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Linux locale: en_US.UTF-8 vs en_US

I usually config my ubuntu via sudo locale-gen --purge en_US.UTF-8 And I've the installed locales # locale -a C C.UTF-8 en_US.utf8 POSIX Is it okay since I am missing en_US?
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Find directories, where files with a specific ending are missing

I want to display all directories, that do not contain files with a specific file ending. Therefore I tried using the following code: find . -type d \! -exec test -e '{}/*.ENDING' \; -print In this ...
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locale-gen with purge does not work

I use the --purge option to remove existing locales before generating new one, but seems cannot remove existing locales? e.g. # locale-gen --purge en_US # locale -a C en_AG en_AU.utf8 en_BW.utf8 ...
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How to split the output into different files?

I have a input file like foo xxx yyy zzz foo xxx yyy zzz foo xxx yyy zzz foo xxx yyy zzz bar xxx yyy zzz bar xxx yyy zzz foo xxx yyy zzz .. How to split the input file by line, into foo.txt ...
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Shell script only executes partially when run with CRON [duplicate]

I've written a shell script that does the following: Retrieve mail from a POP3 account (using GetMail) Save a copy of that email to S3 (using AWS CLI) Email me the filesize of the email The ...
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Replacing LineFeed \x0a with SED

I have to delete lots of Linefeeds (Hex \x0a) in a logfile. I just have sed to solve the problem. It is a bit complicated I know.. Do you have idea how to solve the problem? Here is an example ...
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What's the difference between sudo su - postgres and sudo -u postgres?

PostgreSQL users peer authentication on unix sockets by default, where the unix user must be the same as the PostgreSQL user. So people frequently use su or sudo to become the postgres superuser. I ...
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What is the difference between “su --command” and “su --session-command”?

Running # su - oliver --command bash gives a shell but also prints the warning bash: no job control in this shell, and indeed Ctrl+Z and fg/bg don't work in that shell. Running # su - oliver ...
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Disable the ability to hide bash command history

User can hide the command history in bash by either append a space before the command unset HISTFILE How to disable this?
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Create setenv.sh to set system property

I have to use setenv.sh to set system properties. I am using Linux OS and Tomcat Server 6. As described here Linux Environment- setenv.sh , I have created a setenv.sh in tomcat/bin, and the only ...
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Dpkg: After comparing config files, how do I revert back to make my choice?

I'm part way through a fairly large apt-get upgrade which had 65 packages to be updated. I've gotten to a config file "merge conflict" where both my local config (containing a licence key) and the ...