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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Symbolic link and sudo

I create a symbolic link: ln -s /tmp/folder1 /tmp/folder2 Then I go to /tmp/folder2 and run pwd: $ cd /tmp/folder2/ $ pwd /tmp/folder2 $ sudo pwd /tmp/folder1 # <-- This is the odd part Why ...
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can't find the executable for the command linux 'source' [closed]

i am using ubuntu server 12.04 lts. I am looking for the executable of the linux command source i can not find in the /bin nor /usr/bin nor /usr/sbin nor /usr/local/bin . I used whereis source it ...
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Is there a streamlined way to export settings from an existing CentOS 5.10 server for local Vagrant provisioning? (Puppet, Chef, shell, or otherwise)

I've recently started the process of learning how to use Vagrant for spinning up a local development environment. (after getting frustrated with the various WAMP stack options) Vagrant is great so far....
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rsync: getcwd(): No such file or directory (2)

I want to sync Server1 and Server2's logs to LogServer. For Server1: rsync -avz -e 'ssh -p 2188' user@server1:/usr/local/servers/logs/* /usr/local/logs/ This one works, but for Server2: rsync -...
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How can the mutt shell-escape feature be disabled?

We are thinking of offering mutt for our member's email client. The user's shell is instead the mutt application launched on their Maildir folder. It works great so far but one huge problem is the ...
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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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How do i change the global login shell on a unix system?

I want to set the login shell (the shell they get when they log in) of all existing and future users. The correct way to change the login shell seems to be chsh. But this only allows me to change the ...
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Automatically starting C# Mono application on Ubuntu server

I have a TCP server written in C# which I will run on my server. I've tested the application running on the server and client side and it all works great! I'm using mono on my Linux server to run the ...
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ssh dissable login, but allow copy-id

I have a user that's only used for a proxy, so no one can login. #passwd file entry proxyuser:x:996:99::/home/proxyuser:/bin/false but, I'd like to enable ssh-copy-id to that user How do I do ...
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cron job executing script [duplicate]

I have created a script that works as expected in shell but cron job does not seem to run it. when I check my cron mail, I see that it prints "hltv is not running" but does not create a screen session....
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Changing the mysql bind-address within a script

What would be the best way to change the mysql bind-address in the my.cnf from a shell script? Is there a way using a tool like mysqladmin or should I use sed or should I simply append it to the my....
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Creating an environment variable for a specific user

When you set an environment variable in linux is it set only for the user who executes it, or can you specify a user when you store it, or instead is it always available for all users?
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Samba server: Who used all of our storage yesterday?

First day there is plenty of free storage space, next day someone used up all free space. Is there an efficient way to find out which directory has an increased storage use? I know how to find new ...
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How do I start a second shell when in single user mode?

This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but I've recently needed to use single user mode (aka maintenance mode) for some time (days!) while trying rebuild a broken RAID array. While doing this, ...
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Starting supervisor with init fails

I installed supervisor using pip on my debian 7 installation. I then grabbed this file and moved it here: /etc/init.d/supervisord https://github.com/Supervisor/initscripts/blob/master/debian-norrgard ...
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Bash: two commands in dollar-parenthesis don't have same behavior

I don't undertsand why, in Bash: echo $(hostname --fqdn) works, echo $(id -un) doesn't (id: –un: No such user). Backticks give the same results. Is there some good practice for using this ...
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how to make alias with quotes

I tried to make alias with quotes as following: alias myalias='ps -ef | grep tomcat | kill -9 `awk {'print $2'}`' but as you can see i already have ' in awk so i tried to replace awk {'print $2'} ...
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Connecting to server with remotely generated SSH key

I run a process on my server where I generate a public and private key. The public key I use for github. I was wondering, if I do a readout of the private key of the remote system, can I then save ...
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What is default shell for users in /etc/passwd for Solaris 11?

For a Solaris 11 Server Config Review that I am doing, I have following lines in my /etc/passwd file: root:x:0:0:Super-User:/root:/usr/bin/bash daemon:x:1:1::/: bin:x:2:2::/usr/bin: sys:x:3:3::/: ...
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Trouble with $PATH on debian

I think I have a problem with $PATH. I am running a shell script and it is complaining that it doesnt recognize the command even though when I run it manually it does. Shell Script: #!/bin/bash # ...
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How to update SASS for the whole of a VPS automatically? [closed]

I have a VPS with SASS, and I have configured it correctly. I have multiple users on my server, and they don't have SSL access to the server. Some of them use SASS, and I don't want to have to ...
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permission denied in running script

I am running a script but there is an unusual warning: This is what happened in my console #whoami root #ls -l test.sh -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1894 Feb 2 01:58 test.sh* #./test.sh -bash: ./test.sh: ...
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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 2>...
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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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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 192.168....
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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 <VM_id&...