A shell is terminology for a command-line interpreter most commonly used with Unix-like operating systems, but also used to interact with GUI-based operating systems in a more granular fashion. Not only does it allows the user to run programs from a text interface, but frequently offers basic ...

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EC2 - editing .bashrc causes terminal to hang and checks to fail

I've been testing this for the past few hours with no luck. When launching an Ubuntu 12.04 EC2 micro instance, I SSH to it, create a new user and continue with installing Ruby version manger under ...
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running a remote shell script that switches to a user does not return to the issuing local server shell

When I run a script such as this: ssh -t root@10.10.10.10 '/tmp/somescript.sh' where the script is defined as: #!/bin/sh mkdir -p /data/workday/cred chown -R myuser:myuser /data su myuser - # ...
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How to view and kill PHP processes?

I'm very new to using SSH and am having trouble finding a way to view and kill PHP processes that are running. When I say "PHP processes," I mean PHP files that were started through the browser, but ...
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Will locally mounting root filesystems of all remote servers being managed eliminate need to share dotfiles?

I've got about 10 remote servers being managed, through SSH, and I typically just SSH into each of them for remote management tasks. This requires me to have duplicated many of my dotfiles (like ...
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Unable to send command to newly created screen?

screen -dmS SIEGE_01 sleep 1 screen -S SIEGE_01 -X stuff "cd /home/ss12036/ImpulseNetwork/Servers/SIEGE_01/"`echo -ne '\015'` sleep 1 screen -S SIEGE_01 -X stuff "sh Start.sh"`echo -ne '\015'` ...
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Close putty connection from CentOS 6 shell script

as title says I have a centOS 6 machine which uses an dracut, initramfs preboot ssh. I want to create a shell script that at the end of it's execution it closes the console and ssh connection. How can ...
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Binary data in shell argument

Is there a way to safely encode / pass arguments to a shell command where the argument might be binary? I'm executing a command from within a PHP script that allows for user data. For security, ...
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Use logger in shell script

How can I use logger in a shell script? If I run ntpd -qnp pool.ntp.org 2> >(logger) in console, it works as expected. If I put it into a shell script #!/bin/sh ntpd -qnp pool.ntp.org ...
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How to parallelize the scp command?

I need to scp the files from machineB and machineC to machineA. I am running my below shell script from machineA. I have setup the ssh keys properly. If the files are not there in machineB, then it ...
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Gnu parallel & pipe

I want to send each line of a file to another program's stdin, e.g. input.txt line1 line2 line3 I want to use the gnu parallel like this (i.e. pipe each line as stdin to the more command) cat ...
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How do I iterate bash arrays and make an SCP command efficiently?

I need to scp the files from machineB and machineC to machineA. I am running my below shell script from machineA. I have setup the ssh keys properly. If the files are not there in machineB, then it ...
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Security Warning: Enable “Jail Apache” in the “Tweak Settings”? [closed]

I have VPS running WHM on CentOS 6.5 and I have root access. A security warning appearing in the Security Advisor. Warning: Enable “Jail Apache” in the “Tweak Settings” area. I entered the tweak ...
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How to generate a signature with a launchd plist? [closed]

Is it possible to implement the following shell script completely as a launchd plist to generate a signature with timestamp in the StandardErrorPath / StandardErrorPath files? #!/bin/sh echo "Hi, ...
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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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best practice for setting PATH variable in nested user env

In my user environment I/(macports) have set my PATH to be in the form of PATH=app1/bin:app2/bin/:...:$PATH However if I have nested shells the PATH variable gets concatenated all the time, of ...
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Log commands executed over ssh

I would like to log all commands executed over SSH. Say, ssh something@server.com COMMAND I want to log "COMMAND" on server.com I did search extensively but could not find anything. There is ...
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How do I ssh on slow/flaky connections?

I am dealing with a really slow shell connection. It is in the cloud and I am very far from the server. My connection also breaks sometimes as it is over the internet and I may also be using shared ...
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How to regain an interactive shell that was disconnected via SSH?

Scenario: I am on windows, using putty to login to a root shell. It is currently running an interactive process which prompts for input to continue. Typical interactive process, its probably waiting ...
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Insserv rejected the script header

I was trying to make an init script for my debian install for supervisor. insserv: Service \$remote_fs has to be enabled to start service supervisor insserv: Service ...
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Setting IPtables rules into a file

Currently I have a debian install with a shell script which has the following content (as an example): # Setup iptables IPT="/sbin/iptables" # Flush old rules, old custom tables $IPT --flush $IPT ...
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Installing PIP on debain - Unknown command pip

I'm having a bit of a hard time installing PIP on a debian linux machine. This is the code I am using in a shell script: # Install setuptools python -c 'import setuptools' > /dev/null 2>&1 ...
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cp/rsync command with destination as symlink to a directory

I am working on a cPanel backup solution at the moment. We are now informed about this exploit. Exploit : Full ROOT ACCESS to server 1.) create malicious file from, normal user account: mkdir root ...
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executing .bash_profile alias via SSH

I would like to remotely execute a .bash_profile alias, but I cannot find the proper command. I tried: ssh user@host "bash -ic myalias" but it doesn't work I get: bash: cannot set terminal process ...
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scp only files with defined extension

I want to transfer only files with special extensions (like only *.tar.gz, *.war) in one scp command (Debian Linux). Is this possible, if yes how is the syntax? Should be someting like: scp ...
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Despite #!/usr/bin/env php I need to call the file with php, why?

I'm trying to call the shell wrapper for phing phing ...but it doesn't recognize the env, I get a -bash: phing: command not found ...even though the file starts with: #!/usr/bin/env php ...
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Allow www-data to execute shell script

I have a shell script called boot.sh on an Ngnix server I am trying to call it via PHP, but I don't think I have permissions. How can I give www-data permission to run boot.sh - and only boot.sh ...
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Transfer used ram to swap and free more physical ram

I have a vps with 256m physical ram and 512m swap space, I am trying to use a software that need more than 256m and less than 512m ram, so it uses swap. The problem is at some moment of the ...
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cron to anacron migration process

I have a script that I want to run nightly on my lab's RHEL 5 and 6 workstations, so I'm deploying the script to each system's /etc/cron.daily/ directory and making it executable there. But some ...
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Shell access for a KVM VM

I would like to access my KVM VM with a shell. I created it via proxmox 2.3, Ubuntu 12.04 is installed on it via an official template. I would like to find the same command as vzctl enter ...
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Cacti Export Tool Script [duplicate]

I'm looking for any script that possible to export graph of Cacti into CSV/text format. I have several interfaces in different devices, so I want to export those graph by using cron's job for sending ...
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Change/Deactivate the shell for an amount of users on SUSE Enterprise Server

I have a SUSE Server to which ~300 users are connecting. About 100 of them have to be deactivated. I think it would be nice to change their shell to /bin/false either with chsh or with usermod. ...
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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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Display Power on hours of hard disk from shell

Is there a program which can display the power on hours of a hard disk from a *nix shell? I'm rewriting a server benchmark program, and this would be a useful value to compare.
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list all files with the same name in order of when they were modified

I have a directory, let's call it htdocs/live/. Many different directories are underneath this directory, each with a file commonFunctions.js living in the js directory. For example, here is the ...
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(bsnmpd), uid 0: exited on signal 6 (core dumped) / Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting “then”)

I'm using FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE: # uname -a FreeBSD f9.alexus.org 9.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE #0 r255898: Thu Sep 26 22:50:31 UTC 2013 root@bake.isc.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC ...
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monitor a directory with a shell script

I'm looking for shell command like the kernel's inotify function. Is there a command that will monitor a directory, that could be used like this: while [ 1 ]; do name-of-monitor-program . ...
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Is there a good reason not to add sbin to the default PATH?

Background: The PATH environment variable specifies the directories to be searched through when a command is issued without specifying a path. "sbin" paths (/sbin, /usr/sbin) are intended to house ...
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Why Parent Class In a TC Rules Tree Not Working

The parent class in my TC rules script doesn't work as it garanteed! Can somebody tell me what is wrong with my script? Here are some details about my question: From the chapter "9.5.4.4. Sample ...
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How to prevent users from renaming files while providing write permissions on Linux [closed]

For some special purpose, I want to prevent non-root users of the Linux Server from changing/renaming the filenames. However, they can modify and write to the contents of the file. How to do this from ...
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What seems wrong with this bash script? [closed]

I found an initscript that for some reason insists on starting the specified application as the root user. I can't wrap my head around why it is doing this, any hints? The script runs on Redhat ...
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remote shell to and from server core. So I can “dir”

What are the prerequisites for \\serverNameOrServerAddress\C$ to work in Cmd? So I can catch a file for my firewall in server core.
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find: how to not have errors (stderr) when no files exists

I have a custom script which gzip log files when they are one day old. In my script all errors (stderr) are logged to a file and at the end of the script I use this file to know if its execution was ...
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Strange characters from output in shell

Over the past few years there have been some Linux systems that will output strange characters when running various commands. Here's an example of my output from the sensors command on one of those ...
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Can't stop mysql too many connections

running mysqladmin shotdown gives mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: 'Too many connections' Can't find a solution to reboot mysql
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Shell script command output in if condition comparison fails to compare to same value string

I'm incorporating a script snippet which determines Android version via: adb shell getprop ro.build.version.release which returns: 4.1.2 or 4.0.4 The snippet currently looks like this: if [ "$(adb ...
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Running jobs in a HPC cluster [closed]

I'm quite new to HPC environment. Is there any difference in running a job on a node utilizing 8 cores and running the same job on 8 nodes utilizing I core in terms of performance or walltime used. ...
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Did a cat /dev/urandom - Broken terminal

Out of curiosity, when your shell character set breaks from doing something like cat /dev/urandom is there a way to fix that in place?
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`pwd -P` preventing bash script from running in supervisord [closed]

I'm running supervisord to execute gunicorn. My problem is when my script contains CURR_DIR=`pwd -P` and run the script via supervisord, it STOPS the process. My script is located in /var/www/conf and ...
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enabling shell access for cyrus user

My current cyrus user in /etc/passwd looks like this: cyrus:x:76:12:Cyrus IMAP Server:/var/lib/imap:/sbin/nologin I want to be able to give it shell access but restrict it to /var/lib/imap and ...
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If I know the PID number of a process can I know its name?

If I have the PID number for a process (on a UNIX machine), how can I know the name of its associated process? What do I have to do?