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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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. Thanks.
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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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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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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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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 ...