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zsh substitution, can't do regex with repetition

I'm trying to perform ZSH variable substitution, but I'm having to do it the lame way, by piping through cut. Is it possible to perform this operation entirely within ZSH? ...
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How to set the default shell when chsh is not present

I've a Synology DS412+ NAS box running Busybox, which has a default shell of ash. Previously, ipkg install optware-devel was run and it installed bash and set it as the default shell. Running ipkg ...
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bash script to create user then create ssh keys

Please note I am a total linux newbie, please bare that in mind when answering this question as I have very limited knowledge of linux. OS: Debian Squeeze I am using ZSH and have created a function ...
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Trouble with name resolution when using programs like `gem` in shell

I have trouble with name resolution when using programs like gem in my shell within my office environment. Whenever a program needs to connect to a remote host, it fails to resolve the domain name, ...
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Mounted directory is shrinking

This is a bit strange. I have a ZSH mounted network directory in a Redhat VM and it appears to be shrinking: [aramk@server-C production]$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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In zsh, how do you redirect stderr to /dev/null within a for or foreach loop?

I am trying to accomplish something that is easy in bash: look for files in a folder and source them if they exist (and do not output if no files exist). In bourne shells this is how to do it: if ...
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In bash, how do I get possible completions to disappear afterwards?

In bash, when I hit tab and the completion is ambiguous, it appears like this on my screen: chris@host / $ cd fo foo/ for/ foz/ chris@host / $ cd fo I then continue typing, but I get to another ...
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How to automatically clean up date stamped logs

I have an apache web server with various virtual hosts. Each virtual host logs to date stamped files using cronolog. The result is that I end up with a lot of files like this: ----rw-r-- 1 root ...
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ZSH escaping / file matching pattern

This works from command line: scp -r ^.git b:/home/wopi/blyzics/. when I paste the above line in a script like this: #!/usr/bin/env zsh scp -r ^.git b:/home/wopi/blyzics/. And run it ...
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SSH connection closes as shell fails to load

I have FreeBSd running with OpenSSH. I set up everything and the connection via SSH worked perfectly. Then I decided to get rid of some not used ports and I obviously uninstalled one that was used by ...
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How to stop the shell interpolating?

I'm writing a bit of Ruby for use on the command line, but the shell is interfering too much - is there a way to turn off interpolation for the entire line? I know I can escape certain characters, but ...
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Deleting folders with rsync “move”?

rsync can be coaxed into moving folders very similarly and superiorly to traditional mv with the following options: rsync -axvvES --remove-source-files source_directory /destination/ However one ...
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mirror STDOUT and STDERR to file by default

How I can accomplish STDOUT to be to logged in a file (appending), but preserving the flow (leave STDOUT to STDOUT) ? STDOUT should work transparently, but should be logged also into a file, without ...
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Copy a range of files in command line (ZSH/BASH)

I have a list of files with consecutive numbers as suffixes. I would like to copy only a range of these files. How can I specify a range as part of my cp command. $ls P1080272.JPG* P1080273.JPG* ...
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How can I put the last zsh command in history into a clipboard?

It often happens to me, that I just used a command and I need to copy/paste it either to a different terminal window/IM or whatever. On a Mac, I can use the pbcopy command to get something in ...
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Excluding Environment Variables from ZSH Autocomplete

Quick example: ~ $ wor<TAB> ~ $ WORDCHARS= ...
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zsh printf quote bug

does anyone have any idea why am I getting hit by this bug in zsh since forever? It's like a string formatting bug of some sorts: ~% printf "%s\n" foo " foo)foo Basically anything that has double ...
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zsh autocompletes folders that don't exist

Just started using zsh with oh-my-zsh, and I noticed something odd when autocompleting with cd. Suppose I have a folder: my_folder/ subfolder/ another_subfolder/ file.txt When I used ...
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Keyboard shortcut to store typed command and clean the line

You know the situation: You are halfway through typing a long command (for example a commit message) and realize that you have forgotten to execute some prerequisite command that can not be added with ...
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Can't get ZSH working on CentOS

I've been using zsh for a couple of years now on Ubuntu and really like it a lot. I've installed it on our production server as well, which is running CentOS 5.2, and it works just fine. However, I ...
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Declare my own script to execute file

I have two files, the first is 'ax': #!/usr/bin/env zsh print "Params: $*" cat $* And another one 'tst': #! /home/me/ax A B C When I am in sh/csh/bash shell: > ./tst ./tst: line 2: A: ...
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Freebsd: How to change default shell?

The default shell in freebsd is SH and I really can't stand it: autocomplete is very limited, and rehash commands kill me. I feel like a one armed and one legged man... How can I change the shell ...
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Anybody knows if there is a counterpart for CTR+w , that deletes immediate words after cursor

I mean when the cursor is on the left side of the words ,I would like to remove the words on the immediate right side of it . CTR+k remove everything on the right side, i only want one word to be ...
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Toggle Foreground Process

Ctrl-z suspends the foreground process, but when there is nothing in the foreground it has no effect. I want to overload ctrl-z so when there is nothing in the foreground it brings the most recently ...
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Looking for zsh completion file for osX native commands

I've been digging deep into what actually comes with osX in /usr/bin and especially /usr/libexec. Quite good stuff really, although the command syntax is a bit.. odd. Let me direct the curious to ...
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why won't bash display the results of a 'bind -p' command?

bash refuses to give me the output of 'bind -p' when I pass it in with the -c switch: bash -c 'bind -p' but it works to type bind -p directly at the bash prompt, and it works to type something ...
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How to edit command completion for ssh on zsh?

I'd like to set up command completion on zsh to display host names after I type ssh [TAB] taking the names out of my .ssh/config file (and preferably from known_hosts and /etc/hosts and anywhere ...
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How can I open a file whose name starts with “-”?

I am running Ubuntu, and would like to open a file whose file name starts with "-"(minus). When I try to open the file with pico or vim, the command thinks that the "-" sign is an option for the ...
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ls gives me “illegal option”

I recently installed zsh and now whenever I ls or ls -l or ls anything I get "illegal option". Not sure where to start looking to fix this.
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Running Job and Paused Job Writing to the same File

So I ran tcpdump twice overnight by accident, both outputting to the same file. However, I ran them as jobs and one of them has been paused the whole time. Anyone have a recommendations on how to ...
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ZSH `--color=auto` doesn't work

For some reason when I execute the following: ls --color=auto Results with: ls: illegal option -- - usage: ls [-ABCFGHLOPRSTUWabcdefghiklmnopqrstuwx1] [file ...] Not sure why this is happening, ...
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Removing history or line numbers from ZSH history file

For some reason I get these odd line numbers or history numbers of some sort into my ~/.zsh_history file like so: : 1266694881:0;rake db:migrate I'd rather not have to resort to regexing out the ...
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How do I make zsh completion act more like bash completion?

I'm a recent convert from bash to zsh (which I'm using "oh my zsh" with), but one thing annoys me: When I hit the tab key, the first autocompletion is filled out automatically, and you need to cycle ...
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zsh colored files directories

I have a host for my VM, when it had a fresh install of Ubuntu the bash shell had colored directories and files. How do I duplicate this with ZSH, i've customized my PS1 but I want to customize the ...
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Is there any reason to use bash over zsh?

I'm curious about why one would want to run bash instead of zsh. I mean zsh is fully backwards-compatible with bash. Don't get me wrong: I don't dislike bash or anything. I just genuinely want to ...
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Change the shell for cron job

I have a zsh script that I would like to run via anacron every week. It runs fine from an interactive bash shell, but when run by anacron, I am getting command not found errors and it looks like it ...
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Enable 8th bit as Meta in zsh without a warning

In my quest to configure my shell to work exactly how I want it with respect to the alt/meta key I am having some trouble. Recently I added "bindkey -m" to my .zshrc and now whenever I start a zsh ...
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Unable to understand the benefit of Zsh's autopushd

I have in .zshrc setopt autopushd It makes cd acts like pushd. This means that we have no stack at all. When I have used it, I have not used stack at all, since it removes stack from me. I am not ...
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How can I add a word to each element of the array in Zsh?

I did in Zsh: array={geometry, analysis, topology, graph theory, calculus} echo $array and then I wanted to add word "math:" to each element like" math:calculus": while (( i++ < 10)); { echo ...
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Unable to make Zsh not to suggest a fix for an alias

I have an alias for alias tdA='todo -a' I get the following in Zsh tdA zsh: correct 'tdA' to 'tda' [nyae]? How can you make Zsh not to suggest a fix for an alias?
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Unique Features of bash compared to zsh

I have been a zsh user for quite some time (before that tcsh and before that csh). I am quite happy with it, but was wondering if there are any compelling features of bash that do not exist in zsh. ...