Using the following command: xterm -e tail -f stdout.log
I can see the log of an applications and it's update in realtime. I want to uninstall the gnome and I'm looking for the equivalent command for the terminal. I want on startup tty4 for example to show me the log.
I have a DBA that needs to be able to do a "setgroups" on Linux. He had the functionality on AIX but now we're migrating to red hat. In-case you don't know the setgroups command in AIX; it allows users to drop groups that they belong to for that login session. He wants to be able to do this so that he can drops groups for testing. Does anyone know of any equivalent commands to setgroups or another way of dropping groups for that session and not permanently?
If I want to use the locate command on a Linux machine, I usually run sudo updatedb first to update the database. I can run the locate command on OS X 10.5 but I can't find updatedb. What's the corresponding updatedb for the mac?
We often require to find an equivalent text command for any GUI operation. Just as an example we click on a folder (say ABC) from the current directory in order to see the contents of that directory. The equivalent command for it to happen would be->
Code: cd ABC ls Now the thing is that we often don't know what that equivalent command will be. So I want to know that is there any way out to find it. What I want to do is that I shall perform any operation using mouse in the GUI mode(whatever operation it could be) and then I can see a log file to see what I actually did last(rather what the command would have been if I have worked in the text mode)...
I am teaching using an Ubuntu 10 server. The course stipulates the students use the mail command to send me assessment work, however I can't get mail to work (I did have to install it in the first place). After I end the message with a dot I get the message "send-mail: cannot open mail:25".
What is the equivalent of read -r (solaris command ) in Linux ? read utility in solaris will read a single line from standard input and -r option is used not to treat backslash () as an escape character .
Is there an equivalent command that will perform the same task as ALT+F4 keystroke? I want to create a simple script that lirc can use so I can set up a button on my remote to close program windows that pop up (like when plugging in usb thumb drives, inserting a dvd, and other windows), and avoid having to remote desktop or go into CLI to kill the window.
I write a script to read a file which is something like a pipe (or) queue , which shows the running status.In normal case, if i open this file with cat command, i have to use ctrl+c to exit this . What command shall i use to do the same inside a shell script ? I have tried ^C in my script , but it does not exit the process.
I have a Cygwin script that connects to a web site with the bash command "curl". Phasing out Windows, I need to port everything to Linux. Ubuntu bash doesn't recognize "curl". There has got to be an equivalent.What would it be? Beneath the dashed line the top of the cygwin man page. And while on the topic of the bash commands available on Ubuntu, where could I find an exhaustive list?
I am executing a run command in a script after that i need to copy files into a directory which are the inputs for the run,on run a new shell is created and the remaining commands in the script does not execute,wot should i do to execute the remaining commands in the script??
I'm running Suse 11.3 with KDE4.I have an icon in my Kickoff Application Launcher for xterm. WhenI click on the icon, it apparently executes the command /usr/bin/xterm which generates a large window with a large font.I would like to get a smaller window with a smaller font. I knowhow to do that on a command line but to execute the commandI need to _already_ have a window open so I can run the command.So how do I (a) add a new icon to the KDE launcher which generates the command I want or (b) change the existing iconso that it executes MY command and not the basic /usr/bin/xterm?
I've writte a small Munin plugin using python, which basically runs a shell command, and write the output to a file. For some reason the script fail quite often, and it seems to be failing at the "commands.getoutput" statement. This is what's leading up to that statement:
I am working on Ubuntu 9.10.Since last two days there is issue while working with Terminal.Whenever I type a command and press enter it doesnt do anything. command is not executed. I guess its in loop. when I press Ctrl+C then it comes out of loop. this happens with all commands and I am not sure what is the problem.I have reinstalled Terminal but it did not worked.