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Debian: passwd command not found

I don't know why, and what's the resolution, but on my Debian I have this problem: root@server:~# passwd -bash: passwd: command not found How can I resolve this ? I had same problem with shutdown ...
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Escaping special characters while sourcing file in bash

I've written a script that sources a bash shell fragment. The shell fragment is supposed to be a kind of configuration file, basically it's a bunch of bash variable. The issue here is when some of ...
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Shell Script: To extract a part of string from a file after a match is found [migrated]

A script must be written to extract and return a string value from a file. This must be done only after a match is found in the file for the given pattern. Example: ...
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Bash Script to set Linux OS

I'm working on a bash script and ran into an issue. I'm pushing what I know from using normal if/fi statements and trying to use them to set variables related to picking up the OS version, such as RH ...
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Executing local function code on a remote server

I am updating about 20 bash scripts that perform various server-side operational tasks, checking status / sending reports etc. On some environments these scripts will run locally, on others they need ...
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Gitlab custom hook issues

I am implementing a custom gitlab hook. While some one pushes in master, I want to update a specific file. Then commit this change and push it to remote origin. The hook looks like below: ...
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How to run a shell script on all amazon ec2 instances that are part of a autoscaling group?

Can anyone please tell me how to run a shell script on all the ec2 instances that are part of a auto scaling group. The scenario is that i have a script that i want to run on many ec2 instances that ...
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password check in bash script calling on expect

Background: I have to copy a file from one server, to over 100 servers in a test environment. once the file is copied, it requires to have the permissions on the file changed/verified. These are all ...
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Export or Forward /var/spool/mail/USER (readable for customer)

there are some bounce mails in the /var/spool/mail/USER directory that failed to send. Now the customer receives all of those mails from us because he does not have direct access to them. I can ...
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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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Simple dig output?

In a script I want to be able to write an IP address to somewhere easily, so I thought using dig (or a similar command) with back-ticks. However the simplest output I've been able to come up to wrt ...
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how to run the dialog command with proccess

Please look on my code – ( bash script ) I want to display both dialogs on the screen on the same time, one dialog display the: tail –f from - /var/log/proccess1.log , and the second dialog ...
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From a shell script, how can I check whether a table in MySQL database exists or not?

I am trying to write a script which allows a user to select the what manipulation he needs to do on a table. I want to check if the table exists or not. If it exists I will continue the other things ...
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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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What does a minus sign inside of dollar brackets of a shell script mean?

In an existing shell script, I'm seeing some variables referenced that either include or end with a minus sign. For example: PID=${PID-/run/unicorn.pid} and: run_by_init() { ([ "${previous-}" ...
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Bash linux increment variable

i am trying to increment a variable name inside a for loop to get 4 dynamic variable in each loop, this is an example while read line do for n in `seq 1 4` do ...
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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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Scripting a menu with selection indicator in bash [migrated]

I'm really new in bash scripting and I'm currently automating my project creation process. I've done a lot of work right now but i'm thinking about changing my installation plugins part... Could ...
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Can I get an array as an option argument in bash script

I am writing a shell script and wants to pass multiple options in an argument. Is it possible to do that like using getopts? Requirement example: ./shell.sh -d db1 db2 should pass the values db1 ...
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Bash FTP login into Microsoft FTP Service, Invalid command

This is my script. As you can see it executes only 1 command (cd /) after connecting to a remote FTP server. It's very simple... but it doesn't work and give me "Invalid command". I don't understand ...
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using powershell ; from a given location a of folder i want to validate and show the number of specific filetypes respective folder

Using powershell from a given location a of folder I want to validate and show the number of specific filetypes respective folder. I tried using the command to count the number of files in a folder I ...
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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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Bash scripting: Using wildcard

I have two different folders. The first one contains symlbolic links named with the names of my servers (for example: udcedpai101). The second one contains the inventory of my servers where the ...
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OpenVPN Server client-connect scripts aren't executed

I have an OpenVPN server up and running that (Windows) clients can successfully connect to. Now I'd like to share a luks encrypted partition with those clients. The goal is, that the server fetches ...
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Why is my shell command not working?

I have a shell script that I'm working on that uses pssh to get the user id of a user on a remote server: for USER in $(cat users.txt); do runuser -l mike -c 'pssh -H server.mike.com -o ...
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Powershell-Script is not exectued correctly

I have a power-shell-script which is called by a batch-file. The batch calls the script after it has set the execution policy to unrestricted. Currently the script does nothing more than writing a ...
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Issue with Bash Script On FreeBSD

I have the below bash script set to run every hour via cron as the root user. The purpose of this script is to email us when files have been uploaded to our sftp server and send us the logins. Here is ...
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How to automate input for a repetitive script! Expect in Bash?

I am a junior sys admin. Reason I'm asking this question is because we don't have a senior sys-admin here who is proficient with scripting. Senior guys are at the head office and too busy for ...
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Bash: Output of a command is written only to screen and not to another file while using tee, what could be the reason?

In order to troubleshoot some ftp connection error, I've been instructed to write a bash script which will infinitely connect to a remote frp server and get one file from there. ftpuser="ftpuser" ...
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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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Linux: What could be the reason for random fails in updating passwd.byuid by running yppasswd?

In order to allow NOC users in my company to manage users through NIS I've created the following script: #!/bin/bash # This script will simplicate NIS user management. # You will not be able to ...
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Executing command remotely on another linux server from a shell script

I have a shell-script which extract details from a log file between two dates and executes a command on the output to generate some report.The log files are on different server and scripts are ...
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Connect to MySQL trough command line without need root password

I'm building a Bash script for some tasks. One of those tasks is create a MySQL DB from within the same bash script. What I'm doing right now is creating two vars: one for store user name and the ...
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How to package shell script file with license key file

I am working on automated shell script for specific task . Before executing task steps I want to validate the license key provided to the customer with a webservice call. Please help me in making ...
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shell script (KSH) + set file to param & perform test between param and string

in my linux machine red-hat 5.1 - in ppp file - I have only the signature.pl string !!! remark - third application write the signature.pl string in to ppp file I set ppp file in $a param And ...
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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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Shell command slow when using pipe, fast with intermediate file

Does anyone understand this huge difference in processing time, when using an intermediate file, or when using a pipe? I'm converting tiff to pdf using standard tools on a fresh debian squeeze server. ...
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Ctrl-C in bash scripts

How do I implement ctrl+c handling in bash scripts so that the script is interrupted, as well as the currently running command launched by the script? (Imagine there's a script that executes some ...
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rdesktop to a ec2 instance: why does not -s work?

I'm trying to connect to a windows ec2 instance and execute a script from linux shell. I'm able to start an rdp session with rdesktop (windows desktop opens on my pc), but no matter what command I try ...
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Command fails during script execution in bash

I'm working on a bash script for automatize some common tasks but I'm having some issues and I need some help. This is the script I'm talking about: #!/usr/bin/env bash PS3='Please enter your ...
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How can a script loop for 30 days?

I have a script, backup.sh, that creates a backup of a MySQL database and then SCPs it to a remote server. This works great, and I can run this once per day using crontab with no problems. However, ...
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Creating enterprise init script (to support all Linux distros)

I'd like to create my own init script to make my program start at boot and be controlled via "service" utility in most popular Linux distributions. Requirements: it should be portable across ...
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Using Gentoo's `ebegin`, `eend` etc under Ubuntu

We're quite fond of the style of the ebegin, eend, eerror, eindent etc commands used by Portage and other tools on Gentoo. The green-yellow-red bullets and standard layout make for very quick spotting ...
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Looking for a way to wrap a command and give its own shell

I am working with the command line executing the same commands many times manually following the same pattern. Now I am looking for a way to simplify it by just typing the command only once. Lets ...
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Are these Advanced Features possible with a Bash Script on an Ubuntu Server? [closed]

I am trying to build a really flexible and useful Server Backup Bash Script. I have pretty much no experience working or building Bash scripts. I know that thousands of them exist in the wild but I ...
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Trying to understand linux script [closed]

I have this Linux script I found and I'm trying to understand it. Could someone please help me to understand it. The script if [ ! -d "/home/ftp/$PAM_USER" ]; then /bin/su - ftp -s /bin/sh -c ...
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Creating a log file inside a script works when manually run, but not when run through cron

I'm using Percona's Xtrabackup tools to back up a database nightly. I wrote a wrapper script to keep the proper number of backups around, write the output to a log file, and email the log file if the ...
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Silent and scripted install of CPAN and Perl modules?

I need to install CPAN and some Perl modules automatically in a Scientific Linux (RHEL) installation script. Unfortunately the specific modules I want (at least one of them) cannot be found as RPM:s ...
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SSH issues: keyfile and host file not working as expected

When I login to server with a key ssh -i /home/me/.ssh/id_rsa server everything goes without glitch. The key is authorized on the server. However if I try to do same from a shell script, I get a ...
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124 emails sent at once while one should be sent every five minutes by cron if a certain web service stops running

So I set up a simple script to send an email alert when a certain web service stops running. It has a simple flow of: test = $( curl [address] | grep [a certain string in response] | wc -l ) if [ ...