General :: Terminal Commands Running Behind The GUI?
Jan 10, 2010
Recently I gained interest in running command from the terminal, like rhythmbox-client --play-pause and vlc --open, but I could not find the vlc's pause command under vlc. there's a way I can have a terminal display the commands that run when I do some action. For example, when I click on pause in vlc, the terminal should show me what command it used to pause vlc. What's the closest ting I can get to this?
Having recovered from busting my installation, feel urgent need to know what I did to set it up.So...would like to see all commands I ran in terminal window and store them (execute as script in future?)I can see prior commands using up arrow, is there a way of storing all of those commands in history?Also, any pointers to setting up sort of backup of the package installation setup?
I know CD, Apt-Get, and Dir, but besides that I know mostly Command Prompt commands and that's not many, and they seem to differ from Terminal. What are some useful Terminal commands that I should know how to use in times or need?
i don't know if there is a way to check or see the list of commands available to each shell you decide to use, be it BASH,KSH, etc in your terminal. You know how its works in microsoft, in cmd-line or dos, you type HELP and its brings all the commands available for use.
I am running a shell script from a rc file in Linux. The shell script is going into a loop which runs for 8 hours. Now I want to prevent the shell script from running when Linux boots or I need to find a way to kill the shell script when it is running. I tried using killall, kill $! and Ctrl+C etc. Nothing seems to work. Can you suggest a way out. I am new to Linux.
I'm trying to get a script to open a gnome-terminal and input commands into it, just as you would typing them in. That way, I can automate commands using bash, even if the terminal is running a non-bash program like telnet, mysql, vim, etc.
So, for instance..
I would like to open telnet to connect to a mud (I'm aware of the security concerns) and input commands through a script.
This way, I can log in, enter name/password, and do some start-game stuff automatically.
This isn't just for a mud, though. I'd like to be able to script inputs for any terminal application... maybe automate vim, mysql, or whatever.
I am looking for a terminal app that will allow me to save my password and maybe set up some sessions since I often log into multiple machines each day. Also is there something out there that will allow me to save common commands to a hot key?
In gnome terminal it is possible to open multiple tabs with Quote:$ gnome-terminal --tab-with-profile=jake_lardasset --tab-with-profile=virtualsexgranny -x alpineWe got even further....Quote:gnome-terminal --tab-with-profile=james_treesexer --command pymol --tab-with-profile=loverboy13 --command alpineand pymol runs, but not in the tab and alpine runs in the tab.The problem is, that when using a script to check mail it has Quote:gnome-terminal --tab-with-profile=chrissypink --command alpine --tab-with-profile=jake_hugerichard -x ssh email@example.com the other way aroundIs there a simpler way to do this?And why is it not possible to execute ssh with the --command parameter and -x has to be used ,but top and so on can be executed with --command
I've found myself using the -v flag for lots of applications less and less (especially for trivial stuff like tar and cp). However, when I did and I was, say, unzipping a large file, it would take longer than when I didn't use the -v flag.I assume this is because the terminal has to process the text and I'm filling up whatever buffer it might have. But my question is, does this make the application actually run slower or does it complete in the same amount of time and what I'm seeing is the terminal trying to catch up?
In a script I am writing I am trying to add logic so that the script can figure out if a remote server uses rpm or dpkg and then run the appropriate command to print a list of installed packages. This works locally, but I need to get it to work through SSH and I have no idea how to do that. The relevant portion of the script is below. It would also be nice to find a way to not need the full path to the executables but I'm not real concerned about that.So anyone know how to make this code work via SSH?
Code: if [ -x /usr/bin/dpkg ]; then dpkg --get-selections
i started using computer when it was all dos driven so thought i was going to be fine using the terminal in ubuntu the problem i am facing is i can not quite get my head round why is it if i load the terminal. and the first this i type is dir or ls it gives me a list off directories. So why is it if i type cd /pictures i get no such file or directory ? Confused
This also bugging the jebus out off me is i am trying to get into my usb pen drive from the terminal to run a program i have on there.
so i type cd /media then typed ls is displayed New Volume <-- This being the name off my pen drive i have tried every this to get into there but the commands i would use in dos are not playing ball.
Can some one please explain how to get into my usb pen then tell me were i can go read on this as i really can not get my head around this at moment.
In a couple days I plan on changing to opensuse from kubuntu. Anyway in the Kpackagemanager I removed the pulseaudio client (and its dependencies) and it messed up my system a bit. I don't really mind but all I need is to get my files from my home folder off my hdd to an external through usb 2.0. When Kubuntu 9.10 boots now all it is is a command terminal basically and I don't know the specific commands to get the files. Or if I need to reinstall something so that it boots up with a graphical looking UI again.
if you do the command conky in terminal, it starts conky ofcourse, but it also shows output to that terminal so you can't do any other commands to that terminal, Is their an option like you can do with the '&' sign in other cases? If you do the '&' sign with conky it still gives output, also the conky -d command gives output...
I have a C program that can run disconnected ( like most ), is there a programmatical way to tel if the program is running without a terminal? Example:nohup my-program &What I want is to modify the program so it can be used as a HUB interface. It does Peer to Peer communication and I want to make it a server function with a command line option.Currently if I disconnect the program, it will loop on the read for stdin, I need to be able to detect that and go into 'HUB' mode.
Is there some way to send commands to another "pseudo terminal" or otherwise access one when the desktop environment has frozen to get a program there to save its data? (i.e. after logging in remotely) I tried "echoing" to "/dev/pts/X" (X = number) but that doesn't seem to work. It just displays whatever is echoed there -- it is not accepted as input.
This is my first post and I am new on Mac OSX. I have create an app using python/py2app.
App is working fine but I need little modification. 1. My app name is test.app. Inside I have Contents/MacOS/test(executable) 2. I rename test(executable) as launch. 3. I create a simple bash script with name test(set executable permission) in Contents/MacOS directory inside app. 4. This script set same environment vars and finally execute launch executable. 5. This works but problem is that a terminal window comes up when launching app.
Is it possible to run the script(test) in such a way that it should not show terminal window?