I have a folderA that contains folderB that contains a lot of files. I would like to get rid of folderB, but not its contents. I want those contents to be inside of folderA. How can I accomplish this on the commandline?
I liked the idea of the "cosmos" screensaver/desktop, but wanted to add my own pictures to the application. I navigated to /usr/share/backgrounds/cosmos and tried to drag and drop. I quickly found that I did not have permission to do this.
I googled my problem and found some command line tutorials telling me to sudo cp. My problem is that I have about 30 pics that I want to move in there, and I don't think I can just move the directory, they have to be in that folder as the pictures themselves.
I don't really feel like typing the cp line multiple times with multiple randomly named image files.
Is there a way to have the command line cp all of my files from one directory to another?
I love Ubuntu Linux - especially the commmand line. But I have to admit that, at least for now, Windows is more user-friendly - there's more software for it, more drivers, and more stuff just works.
Knowing that Mac is built on Unix makes me wonder if it's the sweet spot between them. But I wonder: how similar is the Mac command line to Linux's bash? Could I pick right up with using vim and bash scripting and git, etc? Would common commands like changing directories be different? Does anybody know an online "compare and contrast" resource?
i'm trying to redirect the output of a command to the input of the next command. not sure if i'm going about this the right way. an easy method would be just to store the output of the previous command in a file and redirect input to read that file, but i'm curious to see if this can be done without writing to any files.
I just started using ubuntu after being a long time windows user.
what i find really interesting is that in command line, i can type many programs and commands, eg firefox can be run via command line from anywhere. In windows cmd prompt, im used to having to run the .exe file by first navigating to it, then being able to run the .exe.
what i wanna know is how does linux know all the programs at the command line?
I thought I was removing the chat status piece of the indicator applet (I know what it is now, didn't then), but I accidentally removed the whole thing. Now when I figured out how to put it back on the panel, I can't get it back to where it was (which was to the RIGHT of the system date/time applet). How can I do this as well as move the indicator applet that has the volume control in it?
I wrote this little script and I need some help, I am trying to achieve following:Every day I receive new file in the /home/denis/MyData/ folder and I don't know what the file mane will be but I want to move any file that arrives there to the new location /media/DataBackup/Linux/backup/ (media/DataBackup/ is external 500GB USB drive)to automatically create new folder with the date and time stamp every day and then to move content of the /home/denis/MyData/ into the new folder with current date stamp. So every day there will be new folder and will contain files for that day only.My script is as follows:
cd /media/DataBackup/Linux/backup/ mkdir MyData_$(date +%Y%b%d_%HH%MM) #this creates file MyData_current date and time
I want to use the output of a previous command as a parameter to another command. For example: to know where "nice" is stored i typed: which nice output: /usr/bin/nice now the second command i typed is: ls -l /usr/bin/nice Is there a way to have a single command like: ls -l which nice ?
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Which software of Linux to use for command line running? Since I am using MySQL to run from Linux and want to run Linux, which software to download in Linux? There are multiple ones. Can I run .sh scripts and learn how to operate on Linux using the command line? Also use MySQL as backend on Linux?
I have a Debian Linux desktop. I want to change the screen's brightness without pressing the brightness button of my monitor. How can I do this? is this possible in command line or is there an application to be installed?
At the moment I have a flat file which is being used by a few people. I want a script to remotely change the file, so I can start logging who is doing what.At this point here is one requirement I am trying to develop. We have text blocks who pretty much look like.I hope this is somewhat clear. I try to find $param for the right $workflow and change that. Can you help me to find $$var3 and change that?
I have a perl/python interpreter available on the system so really as long as the script would run on a standard linux build I'll be happy.So I don't know how to program a script that would find the unique key (which if needed, can be easily stripped out and put into a separate file) and then print out the data below it without going into the other lines.
As in windows when I suffer the problem I just restore it on some previous date when it was running quite lucid. Well is there anything like this in ubuntu and if yes then how to restore it on some previous date as we can do in the windows...
As a strategy for learning linux I have decided to adopt using a lean windows based approach. I want to focus on command line machine system, network basics, and file management knowledge. In other words find out how desktop manager does it's business, so I know how to master my machine, but by and large once I have made my choices, leave it alone to do just that.
I figure I should know how applications are internally configured etc., but I also figure an apps GUI and config choices should take care of installations, and program usage as in M$ windows. Surely taking care of an applications dependencies are the responsibility of the developer, are they not?
I am working my way through "Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition (Version 1.0.0)" right now for an overall viewpoint. Can anyone suggest a specific source for a point by point explanation of the command basis of a generalised "desktop management" application (KDE,LXDE)? Better yet would be if it had some parallel comparison of the varied approaches taken by different distributions of linux.
A secondary question, is that allowed? Up to a certain point in Ms windows, a thorough knowledge of DOS 6.xx would theoreticaly enable one to more or less duplicate the actions of the windows overlay. Is there a basic distribution (or subset in all of them maybe?) of linux that would be consistent with that paradigm? What would be analogous to DOS batch files, or GM-Basic? Oh! that's 3.I am certainly appreciating the depth of this forum, and the breadth of knowledge among you forumite's. Reading it is time well spent.
Allow me to submit that i did a mistake of not saving the work which i done in the past few months. i have used history command to see the previous commands. But trouble is that since i had worked a lot on gnome-terminal, only last 1000 commands are shown. Is it possible to see list of all the previous commands for all users. Also, sorry if this sounds absurd, but is it possible to save the details of a session onto a single file ? I not sure but when i had worked on vector Linux, i had used some command to save sessions at the terminal. Is there any analogous command in Ubuntu 10.04 also ?
!<number> to execute the Nth command(use history to see the list). Or you can use
to cd into the value in the first field that was executed 2 commands ago Anyhow, say I run a command and the output is a path. Any way to cd and then some variable where OUTPUT of the previous command was stored? A variable that always stores the OUTPUT of the last command.