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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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remove duplicate files with script and lftp

we copied some files from ftp to local linux server , now we need to check local files (i.e by size) and if there was same as ftp files , then delete ftp files. we need some scripts to run in cron ...
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Read mail from Postfix using shell script

I would like to be able to read incoming mail from a Postfix MTA using a shell script. The shell script should be able to retrieve the mail headers, subject, body, attachments, etc., then mark the ...
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Execute script when files are added to a directory [duplicate]

How would I run a shell script whenever a file is added to a certain directory? I've thought about using cron but I'm not sure if it's really suited to this as it would have to run every second or so. ...
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Running ssh-agent from a shell script

I'm trying to create a shell script that, among other things, starts up ssh-agent and adds a private key to the agent. Example: #!/bin/bash # ... ssh-agent $SHELL ssh-add /path/to/key # ... The ...
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unable to run the script in linux using plink

I'm unable to run a script in linux using plink.exe. I'm using my user x to login and script is under y user, which I need to sudo to y and run it. I was able to at command prompt manually but not ...
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Append files with bash one-liner? [migrated]

Currently I use multiple lines to append content into a combined file, e.g. ./myprogram 1.txt > Out.txt # Overwrite for the 1st file ./myprogram 2.txt >> Out.txt ./myprogram 3.txt >> ...
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Delete all files except the newest of each day

I have dump directory that is filled at the rate of one file per 4 hours. I wish to keep all files for a week then delete all except the newest of each day. Bash is preferred though other solution ...
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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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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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Passing variables in kickstart

I have a kickstart file that takes a hostname in the %pre section. I cannot seem to figure out how to get it two the first. As you see it sends the server information to another device which then ...
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How do I sleep for a millisecond in bash or ksh

sleep is a very popular command and we can start sleep from 1 second # wait one second please sleep 1 but what the alternative if I need to wait only 0.1 second or between 0.1 to 1 ...
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ways to automatically fix line endings in shell scripts or files who break with ^M

Problem We regularly break our files lines endings and things stop working without us noticing. Bash complains about "invalid option" or ": command not found" as described here: ...
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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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Bash Script issue : Discrepancy in output when executed via cron [duplicate]

I have written a bash script that writes date and database size of a DB to a text file. The script is executed via cron every week. There is some discrepancy in the output that is being generated . I ...
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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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Moving files using sftp

I am trying to move files from one location to another on the remote server using sftp below: for i in a b c d do sftp $REMUSR <<EOM>>$OUT 2>&1 rename ...
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Can I change the ownership of all the files of a specific user?

Is there a way to recursively find all files owned by a user and change them to another user/group in Gnu/Linux? I assume there must be some magic one liner but my command line wizardry skills are ...
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How to run a script automatically on system startup in centos

I've successfully installed TeamCity ib CentOS 6.2 Minimal. I'm stuck on trying to run a script automatically on system startup: /opt/TeamCity/bin/teamcity-server.sh start I've googled around and ...
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How do I write a script that compares folder/symbolic-link names from two diffrent folders?

I need help in writing a script to create symbolic links. Here is a script that I have been running on background. #!/bin/bash SOURCE="/home/$USER/www" DEST="/var/www" while true; do find $SOURCE ...
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Bash script: compare paths issue

I'm working on the bash script that iterates over the list of files. I need to compare the paths to this files with the array containing the restricted paths. Inside the for loop I get a path to a ...
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Inspecting how $PATH gets created

Is it possible to "listen" to a variable's value during the start of a new shell? I have a script that checks for the $PATH variable in the typical places, but I'd like to try something different. ...
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Ubuntu shell: Get tomorrow's weekday [closed]

I have a shell script for backups and I need the Weekday of tomorrow. $Today = $(date +%a) #$Tomorrow = ?
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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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Shell script: the child process do not terminate in linux

I have written a shell script to initiate three background process in the same time. In shell script I am trying to wait for all children to finish their job and then the parent job to terminate. But, ...
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Script for search string inside the file for every one hour

I need to write a script where the particular string(alphanumeric) should be searched inside the file with every hour for whole day. And the search should not contain the previous hour results. Time ...
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Terminate remote process when backgrounded ssh session is terminated

So right now I have a bash script that runs a command on a remote machine using ssh. The machine running the bash script is a Linux machine and the remote machine is a Windows machine running cygwin. ...
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Cannot get Exchange PowerShell script to run under Scheduled Tasks

I have a PowerShell script that works when entered directly into the PowerShell. The PowerShell program is run with the shorcut: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe ...
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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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Script Shrew VPN

I have the Shrew client installed in order to connect to a cisco VPN. (side note: anyconnect royally blows and I spent several hours trying to get it to work; I had shrew running within 2 minutes ...
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rsh for windows 7

I am looking for rsh client for windows 7. It should be GNU. I also can't run setup on that machine, so this file must be copied. Reasons: I had a windows XP batch file with rsh commands that ...
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syntax error near unexpected token `then'

I created bash script wich works as Nagios plugin. Here is a part of it: 44 CURDUPLEX=`ethtool $IFACE|grep "Duplex"|cut -d ':' -f 2|xargs` 45 CURSPEED=`ethtool $IFACE|grep "Speed"|cut -d ':' -f ...
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power shell error: Cannot bind parameter

when i am trying to execute the below PowerShell command, i got error . The command : *PS cert:\currentuser\authroot> gci | where subject -like "UTN"* The error is below : Where-Object : Cannot ...
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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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redirect command executed along with output shell

I would like to redirect the command executed along with the output to a file. for example: #ls >ls_out.txt ls_out.txt should be something like : ls file1 fil2 Thanks!
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Run a script on ssh login

I have a development env. with 4 users, I want to be able to log their time logged in since they are contractor working from home. I have NO idea how to do it, my sys admin left me this weekend and I ...
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LDAP Account Expiry Script Help

I need to find a way of automatically notifying LDAP account users as to when their passwords will expire and also force them to change their passwords. I am fairly new to LDAP.I am running openldap ...
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Wrangling sed to find and reformat login date (or, how to kill idle mosh-server processes)

I have an old method of killing idle mosh-server processes, which doesn't work on my new VPS. Here's the old method, which I run in root's crontab to clean up mosh processes that have been idle for ...
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Incrond running but not executing commands CentOS 6.4

I have copied this question over here from StackOverflow... I have installed incron from the EPEL repository (0.5.9) (before you ask; YES, I also tried downloading the source and compiling locally ...
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Global Redirection of port 80 to 443

I'd like to setup my linux box so that anything hitting port 80 would simply be told ask that of 443. I want it to be regardless of domain, IP or whatever specific details may exist. If it can be ...
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How to start Rails from a shell script on Debian?

I don't really have any need to mess with passenger or capistrano at the moment. I simply want to run rails on boot on port 3000. I've attempted to replicate this tutorial for node as much as I could ...
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Get Rsync status for output

At the end of a successful rsync job, I get the typical: sent 6022622 bytes received 4751961 bytes 69738.40 bytes/sec total size is 3328464484 speedup is 308.92 I call my rsync job via a shell ...
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error in killing tshark from shell script

I'm getting this error "* glibc detected * /usr/sbin/tshark: double free or corruption " while doing this, any idea why? #!/bin/bash trap 'my_exit; exit' SIGINT SIGQUIT count=0 /usr/sbin/tshark -i ...
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find directories in the current directory, older than 5 days and archive them

This is basic questions. I need to find folders in the current working directory(not recursively) and if they are older than 5 days archive them. zip or tar.gz is fine. I can find the folders with ...
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Script to change MySQL password from command line

I host some websites for people with a simple server. I can't afford nifty things like cpanel, and I don't want to waste memory on a giant blob of perl like webmin. I am wondering if anyone has come ...
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solaris + manipulate lltconfig command

I work on Solaris 10 machines (eg de1a and du1b). Regarding the lltconfig command, is it possible to view only one device (eg NIC e1000g0) and not the entire list? For example I want to get only ...
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Oracle Golden gate version using shell scrip

I am trying to grep the Oracle golden gate from a remote machine, But along with version it is giving some error details also, How do I resolve it ? user@serverhost:/dbei > echo <golgengate ...
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using unison options in shell script?

I'm new to unison, and am trying to use its options in a simple shell script, but they seem to be ignored when the script is executed, causing no changes to be synced between the two servers. My ...
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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 can I make ssh wait until the command exits? [closed]

I have a script that looks like this: SERVER="RHT372 RHTl373 RHT374 RHTl375" case $1 in "stop") for SERVER in $SERVER do echo "================================================" echo ...