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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Crontab is delayed by 2 hours [duplicate]

I have got a problem with two crontabs that execute some operations on my website: the first one run a command every 3 minutes and the second one at 5am in this way: m h dom mon dow command 0 ...
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Installing PHP extensions to the correct PHP version

We have two versions of PHP on our Linux CentOS6 machine, 5.3.3 and 5.6.7, and wanted to install PHP extensions, memcache and imagick, to 5.6.7. Logged in as root, using yum, we installed both of ...
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Suhosin - Disable shell_exec default, allow from one directory

I have in php ini this function, which blocks shell_exec default. php.ini suhosin.executor.func.blacklist = shell_exec Its works well. When I want to allow shell_exec, so I use in httpd.conf ...
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How to scp file to remote servers' root directory and run sudo commands?

NOTE: The servers does not share the same password but I will setup no-password login at first. Here's the use case, I need to do these below step by step in my deploy.sh: scp files to remote ...
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Check if user is logged in VSFTPD (from the server)

I need to solve a task with a script. I moving files from a user home directory to another storage regularly (in every 5 minutes and so). How can I detect if this user is logged in (via VSFTPd server)...
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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: convert date from to unix timestamp changes timestamp

Running the following command at the xen-servers (either DOM0 or DOMU) at $company gives me a negativ number, on every other system zero (0) (even in my cygwin). date -d "1970-01-01T00:00:00" "+%s" ...
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ForceCommand vs Subsystem

Is there any particula reason why I should use ForceCommand internal-sftp instead of Subsystem sftp iternal-sftp and disabling the shell?
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understanding the result of this bash script [closed]

I have this simple bash script #!/bin/bash -x for line in `tail /home/user/line` do echo $line done but dont know why it echos all words instead of each line below is output ++ tail /...
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How to test if two given files are identical?

Just updated the code... I get out everytime on the "else" sequence. You can download the update.sh file from my server. it only contains echo "Hallo update" Updated code (03.11.2015) #/bin/...
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How to password protect a file? [closed]

I have a script called 'Linux.sh'. This script should be executed by every one . it should prompt for password when some one edit it . I have tried by using ' vi -x linux.sh ' to password protect the ...
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Bash evaluation baffling

I'm trying to get a script to do something when one number is bigger than another, in this case, when the system load average exceeds a defined value. All of it is working aside from the evaluation ...
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Nova CLI yields zero output on stderr and stdout

following problem. I got this shell script: #!/bin/sh # Provide log for debugging if [ ! -f /home/some-user/port-control.log ]; then touch /home/some-user/port-control.log chown some-user /home/...
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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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How to escape pipeline char in Windows shell?

I need to specify a regular expression that includes | character to findstr command: processtext.exe | findstr /R "Hello|Bye" How do I escape it? \| does not work. Quotes fix issue with pipelining ...
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Why cd does not change current directory in crontab?

In my user's crontab, on a CentOS system, I have something like this: 58 12 * * * cd /home/joe/dev; echo `pwd` | logger This outputs in /var/log/messages: Feb 19 12:58:01 srv01 joe: /home/joe ...
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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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Is it possible to break out of a “trap 1 2 3” secured terminal session by using SIGSEGV?

The title says it mostly. I'm auditing the security of a terminal-based application on AIX, and the way you use it is to connect to it remotely through telnet, where the ".profile" of the telnet user ...
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Cron job ignores part of trigger url

I created a cron job to trigger a url at set times, which in turn starts a product import script. But for some reason part of the trigger url with parameters is stripped away. I set the cron job like ...
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Reset root shell back to /bin/bash in suse 11

In my production server which is running SUse 11 SP1, the root shell is set to /bin/eksh. Not sure how come it is set to this..we are using /bin/bash as root's default shell. I tried to reset it like ...
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Duplicity: No Shell Expansion with Globbing Filelist?

I am running a Samba PDC with both home directories and Win7 (roaming) profiles under '/home', i.e.: /home/[user name] /home/samba/profiles/[user name]/win.V2 For backup purposes (duplicity 0.6.18 ...
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Can't seem to create file in bash

I'm trying to use this (under the root account) code in debian 7. #!/bin/bash cat > /root/.ssh/github.id_rsa << EOF -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- XYZ... -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY----- EOF ...
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Exploit PHP File Found in /tmp directory [duplicate]

I have been alerted to by our system that a PHP shell has been found in the /tmp directory. Firstly - I would like to know how it could have got here and why it would be here - is there any way PHP ...
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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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Linux utilities commands not working for particular user

We are using a centos 5 server. We are facing a strange problem where for a particular user, the basic linux utilities commands such as (ls,cp..) are not working. The shell gets hanged as we fire ...
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If condition is true, sleep the cron job for 5 minutes

I have a script set to run after every minute. But in the script we have mentioned, if a condition is true, the script has to sleep for 5 minutes. How could this affect the crontab? Will the script be ...
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How to “un-ANSI-fy” logs?

Lately there has been a tendency by command line tools to use fancy ANSI colors in their log output (for example, NPM and a host of nodejs based tools, rvm, docker, and a few other "modern" tools). ...
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How can I tell a script is running under cron?

Is there a standard way to know if a shell script is running under cron as opposed to running from the command line. i.e. I'm thinking of running with more verbose output when manually kicked from the ...
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Script to Push Files

Script to Push Files Hey Guys, Thanks for always being helpful, I have another issue that I need a little insight on how to fix. See the below script I have and the error I get. I don't understand ...
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configuring command prompt in Asterisk CLI

I am trying to set up color prompt in asterisk CLI. In the documentation I have found this: %Cn[;n] Change terminal foreground (and optional background) color to specified. A full list of colors may ...
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How would you add a share to smb.conf via a script?

I'd like to script adding a share to a smb.conf file. My current script just appends it to the end of the file, but that's not ideal. I'd rather have something that will add a new share if it doesn't ...
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One line script to check and react to memory usage

I'd like to have one line of shell/bash that does something along these lines: test "`free | grep | awk | whatever` -gt 80" && any_command Where the total percentage of ram being used by ...
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FreeBSD/FreeNAS: How to change group for multiple users?

I need to change group membership for a bunch of users. How do I list all users? change multiple users to nogroup primary group? add secondary/auxiliary groups to multiple users? Basically I need ...
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Function body defined in /etc/profile appears in shell history on login

We run IBM AIX here (currently 7100-03-03-1415) that is missing a fair amount of the utility preset in other versions of UNIX. One of the things that we need to do on a semi-regular basis is convert ...
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Monit failed to start shell script

So I am having a problem with monit starting a process this is my code: check process program_1 matching "program_1" start program = "/home/user1/files/start.sh" stop program = "/home/user1/files/...
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Finding strings in files with relative path

I don't understand why this two commands don't provide the same result (the differrence is only relative vs. absolute path), can somebody explain it? annika /srv/www/pages/com.example.www/www/povruc #...
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bc: using “scale” with bash variable [closed]

Easily, I'm writing a script that needs some values with 2 digits after floating point. Trying to use bc I don't understand how use "scale", i.e. A=12 ; bc <<< $(($A/5)) it's correct, but ...
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Create symlink if source exists

I'm trying to make a symlink to a directory if it exists only and cannot figure out how. I tried various ideas I found and none worked. Most notable idea that i thought would do the job was to use ln ...
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Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib64/php/modules/ssh2.so' [closed]

When I try to run any php script with my user within shell, I get the following warning: PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib64/php/modules/ssh2.so' - /usr/lib64/php/...
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Why is find not excluding old files?

I want to copy all gzipped files from my apache logs that were created less than 43 days ago. As a test, I simply listed my files from find: sudo find /var/log/apache2/ -mindepth 1 -ctime -43 -name "...
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Expect script error send: Spawn id exp4 not open while executing

Update: Working code added here for others CREDITS to : http://serverfault.com/users/30957/glenn-jackman @Glenn I'm sorry! just apologizing and I mean it! Sorry Glenn your code need few changes ...
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How to pass command output as several arguments to another command

I have a command that produce a output like this: $./command1 word1 word2 word3 I want to pass this three words as arguments to another command like this: $ command2 word1 word2 word3 How to pass ...
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Cron occasionally fails with “grandchild #X failed with exit status 3”

I have cron jobs and every now and then they fail. Just after log message that the command has started, there is grandchild #X failed with exit status 3 message. On the next run scripts finishes ...
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How to check the existence of multiple directories?

I have a script which obviously faulty: if [ -d "$BACKUP/${DATE_MAX}_"* ] then ... fi This script would only work if there is a single or no directory there at all. If there are multiple ...
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Why is my find -type d performing fstat on every file in a folder?

I'm running find . -type d on a rather large directory tree. I am only interested in finding directories within this tree, but when I ran an strace against the process to make sure it was doing what I ...
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ShellShock test shows wget and curl access

I've fixed shellshock bug on my Debian 6 server and while testing on http://shellshock.brandonpotter.com/ I get "No Vulnerabilities Found" and that's OK but they also check other things and in the ...
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SFTP for users (own site folder)

I'm trying to config SFTP, so that my users can access their own site folder (with PSFTP/FileZilla). I use Vagrant, CentOS7, NGINX and .sh file. This is my bootstrap.sh, for creating one of my users. ...
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Check if Cacti Boost is currently running

How can I find out whether the boost update process is running presently on Cacti? I want to check in a script before I start the regular system backup, delay my backup if it's boost is still running ...
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ssh-keyscan stderr comment on success

I am running a shell script to add fingerprints to known_hosts. Code is like this: status=$(ssh-keyscan -T 5 $remotehost >> ~/.ssh/known_hosts 2>&1) if [[ $? != 0 ]]; then echo -n ...
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Python Script portion failing to execute within init.d/ on RedHat 6.5, why?

I've created a init.d script called rmCluster which is supposed to execute a simple python script at shutdown which uses boto to shutdown a particular cluster of servers, with 755 perms, located in /...