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(Ubuntu) How to configure startup application?

I'm trying to configure the startup application in Ubuntu. I want to perform the following tasks in sequence when a user login to Ubuntu's desktop: Ensure that the webserver is started ...
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Linux FTP upload: “No such file or directory”, but file exists

I want to upload backup archives from one server to another server using ftp. In my backup cronjob I use this script to upload files: MEDIAFILE=/var/somedir/somefile.encrypted if [ -r $MEDIAFILE ] # ...
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Can a shell script wait for a file to change and take action?

I wonder if I can write a script that will monitor for a change in a file and execute some action when the change is detected. Detailed explanation: OpenVPN writes its status to a file every 1 ...
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pam_exec.so PAM module does not export variable PAM_USER as stated in the documentation

I'm trying to use the pam_exec.so PAM module to execute a script which needs to know the username/password coming from the application (OpenVPN in this case). I have a script that executes printenv ...
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Cannot log into mysql after invoking mysql from shell script

(My first question here, so if I am flouting any conventions, I apologize in advance!) This is my first attempt at creating a shell script. I am trying to create new databases and users and passwords ...
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PAM: How can I create a service which passes username/password to a script?

I'm setting up a PAM service for OpenVPN, such that the OpenVPN PAM module can authenticate a username/password to an external service that I will implement using a shell script. The OpenVPN PAM ...
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Unix quota per user script

Is there any way to automate user's home folder qouta by script. I have auto useradd script, and I want to add code in script about quota for home folder of size 2 GB. For example: edquota sally ...
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using temporary files vs pipes advantages and disadvantages

Say I have a file named jobs.csv and I would like to get the top 50k jobs done by Foo I can either do: # cat jobs.csv | sort -u | head -n 50000 > /tmp/jobs.csv # cat /tmp/jobs.csv | while read ...
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Returning A List Of Quoted Files Paths Using Find

I would like to create a tarball that contains files from a directory that have a ctime of less than 30 days. Most tutorials I have found have basically recommended doing something like this: tar cvf ...
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Shell Script to deploy Django

I have yet to find an Amazon Web Services AMI that deploys a Django environment. I want to deploy with mod_wsgi and also include modules like markdown, lxml, beautiful soup, PIL, and others. Is ...
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Shell script to scan size of directories and email when too big

I am at work right now, and my superiors asked me to write/find a shell script for the Red hat Server edition that checks a folder size, and if it's above a certain limit, it will send an email.Can ...
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How to iterate over a list of files and perform an action on them

I want to write a script (or preferably an alias) that does the following: Find all the files matching a pattern *.jar Iterate over all those files, and run jar tvf <jar file name> | grep ...
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Date calculation in linux

In linux how to get the date of the first day of the week monday. I know that date +"%u" gives the current day of the week from this how to get the date of the monday of that week
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Where can i find the advanced home dir backup scripts

Is there any script for linux which can backup the home directories and mysql databases in separate directories . i mean best of all scripts which is general and any one can use that one. By backup i ...
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listing file with for loop using array and if

I've written a script to check files in different directories and want this script to show me error in case a file does not exists. But It show me Both ERROR and NO ERROR due to loop. ow to adjust so ...
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echo with each parameter on its own line

I would like an output similar to ls -1d, but I don't want to check if each file exists. I would prefer to just list the files. I could use echo, but echo only puts a space between files. How can I ...
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creating folder with date range linux shell or C

Hi i need to create a series of folder with a range of date for exmaple createdir 2010-02-02 2010-02-05 will create : 20100202/ 20100203/ 20100204/ 20100205/ What the best way to do this ...
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Taking BusID output from lspci and storing in a variable

I am trying to get the BusID's of each video card stored in a server and putting them in a variable each to be used for an input to a simple find and replace perl script. How would I go about getting ...
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How to append xml data inside xml file with shell script?

script.sh #!/bin/sh mysql -u root -pmysql --xml << eof SELECT TABLE_NAME AS "Table Name", table_rows AS "Quant of Rows", ROUND((data_length + index_length)/1024/1024,2) AS "Total Size Mb" FROM ...
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Convert string to xml in shell script?

I have written a script which is fetching data from database. Now I want to enhance that script to create a xml file with data which is return by database. How may i convert that string to xml file ...
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How to run mysql commands through shell script?

mysql -u root -pmysql; SELECT TABLE_NAME AS "Table Name", table_rows AS "Quant of Rows", ROUND((data_length + index_length)/1024/1024,2) AS "Total Size Mb" FROM information_schema.TABLES WHERE ...
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Does mysqldump return a status?

I am creating a script that backups a mysql db using the mysqldump utility. I am writing this script in the shell "sh". I would like to capture the output status of mysqldump in the script (i.e. if ...
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how to change permissions of specific file type

file * | grep 'ASCII text' | chmod -x chmod: missing operand Try `chmod --help' for more information. The above command gives me error.Basically I am trying to find all the files whose type is ...
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Move all images in folder to subfolder, and update all references to those images to their new location?

I have a folder which contains a ~50 text files (PHP) and hundreds of images. I would like to move all the images to a subfolder, and update the PHP files so any reference to those images point to the ...
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delete string recursively from all index.php files in a home folder

We need a shell script to find and replace a piece of injected code within all index.php files within a /home folder
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How To Generate A Report Of All Messages Triggering A Specific NDR

CENTOS 5.x | Sendmail Hello All, I hope this is a simple question. =) I need to generate a report summary of messages that triggered a specific DSN code. For example: Jan 11 07:43:34 ...
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ssh fails to execute remote command when run from cron bash script - works from CLI

I have a script, written in bash, which runs from cron. One of the first things it does is SSH to a remote host and retrieve a list of files in a directory. Everything works fine when run from the ...
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control a bash script with variables from an external file

I would like to control a bash script like this: #!/bin/sh USER1=_parsefromfile_ HOST1=_parsefromfile_ PW1=_parsefromfile_ USER2=_parsefromfile_ HOST2=_parsefromfile_ PW2=_parsefromfile_ imapsync \ ...
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What is the best Android phone for remote ssh administration/scripting? [closed]

I've got a Moto Droid that I use with connectbot for remote admin on Linux webservers. However, I'm wondering if there are any Android phones out there with better hard keyboards for use with ...
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What is wrong? “Syntax error: unexpected end of file”

I keep getting this error, do you guys know what is wrong? rapache is an alias for restart apache mugbear:/usr/bin# cat /usr/bin/mkdomain if [ -d ...
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How can I make this script better?

I was wondering if there is a better way to create a file other than appending each line to the file. I did it this way so I can preserve readability, however, there is no indentation. Is there a way ...
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want user will logout from shell on exit of bash script

I want, when a linux user exits from a shell script, that it also logs out from the bash shell. Is this possible?
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Need script to redirect STDIN & STDOUT to named pipes

I have an app that launches an authentication helper (my script) and uses STDIN/STDOUT to communicate. I want to re-direct STDIN and STDOUT from this script to two named pipes for interaction with ...
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How can I replace line #6 in a text file in a bash script?

I have a text file that is generated by 3rd-party software as part of a build process. I want to replace one specific line - in my case, line 6. How can I do this in my bash script? I suspect sed is ...
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Unix separate multiple commands which has '&' (execute in background) in the end

To separate regular commands in Unix is to put semicolon in the end like this: cd /path/to/file;./someExecutable; But it seems not working for commands like this: ./myProgram1 > /dev/null & ...
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How to lock user in a shell script program?

Let's say I have a Linux OS without desktop environment. After the PC finish boot up, it will directly show the shell terminal to the user. I plan to write a shell script program and make it ...