General :: Gnome-terminal/bash - Cancel Inserted Commands That Will Be Executed Later?

Mar 13, 2011

$ execute_some_long_command <command is executing> <Accidently press middle button that inserts bunch of garbage (including, for example, `rm -Rf ~/*`) into console>

How to let execute_some_long_command finish, but not execute inserted things?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Commands Are Not Working In Terminal / Command Is Not Executed?

Jul 19, 2010

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.

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Ubuntu :: Change Commands Executed By Gnome Keyboard Shortcuts?

Jun 28, 2011

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS, but wanted to use Banshee instead of Rhythmbox. After running Code: sudo aptitude install banshee I wanted to bind my "Media" button on my keyboard to run banshee; unfortunately, it still wants to run rhythmbox. Where can I change the default command executed by these keyboard shortcuts? I can't seem to find them in gconf-editor under apps/metacity/* and googling has proved fruitless in finding where this configuration file is located.

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General :: Delete Bash Terminal History Upto Certain No. Of Commands?

Jan 12, 2010

i want to delete some say 10 previous commands in bash shell!

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General :: Script To Input Commands Into Gnome-terminal?

Nov 24, 2010

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.

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General :: Get Gnome Terminal Execute Different Commands From Diff. Tabs?

Jan 6, 2010

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 xxxx@xxxx.ut.eenot 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

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General :: History Of Commands Executed By Users

Apr 16, 2010

i am working with linux security auditing project on my Servers.I want to find out all the commands executed by individual users.i think using last command,find out the login details.But how can find out the commands executed by each users on all logins except "history".?

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General :: Edit History To Remove Few Commands Executed?

Jun 30, 2010

Suppose when I issue history command it is showing 100 entries with number attached to each command executed.

how to edit the history to remove few commands executed by me so as to protect the system from other users.

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General :: How To Cancel LaTeX Compiling In Terminal

Aug 22, 2011

When I compile a LaTeX document in the terminal like so:

latex document.tex

How do I then abort the process? Ctrl-C doesn't work.

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Ubuntu :: Bash Broken, Lost Functionality In Terminal (gnome-terminal)?

Dec 10, 2010

Linux-goers. I did some research on this, but I am still fairly new to Linux. In Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), I accidentally overwrote my "/bin/bash" file. Dude, using "sudo" with a small typo can work disasters. Bash is now broken in the Terminal (gnome-terminal). Terminal itself still works fine, technically, but bash is still hosed/broken. Here is what I did to try to fix it: Booted from Ubuntu 10.10 live CD. Mounted my Ubuntu partition and manually copied the good/fresh "bash" file onto my hard drive. Verified copy was successful. Didn't help, as you see. Reinstalled "gnome-terminal" using synaptic package manager. Tried to reinstall bash via synaptic, it failed with error, "E: /var/cache/apt/archives/bash_4.1-2ubuntu4_i386.deb: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 2"

In Terminal, all basic commands work as far as I can tell. ("ls", "pwd", navigation, etc.) Here are some problems:My "username@computername" does not display in the prompt; only the $ sign. Bash keyboard shortcuts such as uparrow and tab do not work. Instead, each inserts a key code. I can't even move the cursor left/right. Aliases (a function of bash and .bashrc) are broken, of course. My sanity level decreases when I use Terminal now. For what it's worth, even with "sudo" I get a "permission denied" error when trying to run Google Chrome! I read something about a ".bashrc" file being a possible problem, but I don't know how to make it work, or the file's proper locations in Ubuntu 10.10. Is there something I can do with a "make" or "apt-get install" command or something?? Could this simply be a permissions problem? Is the link to "/bin/bash", "/bin/sh", or a ".bashrc" file broken? Guide me, oh Linux gurus.

P.S. I always wondered what exactly bash was and how it was different from the basic terminal. LoL, this is an excellent way to demonstrate the difference, and I WANT IT BACK!

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Ubuntu :: Gnome-terminal -e <multiple Commands>

Sep 1, 2011

With xterm, I can do the following, and the scripts are executed sequentially in a single xterm: xterm -e ';' But with gnome-terminal, when I do: gnome-terminal -e; It runs them in parallel in 2 different terminals. I've tried a few combinations of ", and ', around the scrips, but no difference.

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Security :: Log All The Commands Executed By Root ?

Aug 11, 2010

I want to get a of log all the commands executed by the root user with the following details :

incoming ip
username (thru which su was executed)
time and date
all the commands executed as mentioned above.

Also if user has managed to login as root, he should not be able to disable / delete the above info. Can this info be collected at some other physical server ?

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Security :: Monitoring Executed Commands?

Dec 15, 2010

I've firewall machine customers connect on it then connect to one of another 3 machines as root through ssh key , is there any way to know which user connect to which machine and what command that he has executed without using script command ?

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Server :: Get IP And Commands Executed By User

Jan 3, 2011

i have a linux server, the Operating system is SUZE 9 but i need to see all commands executed by any users connected on the server and the ip of the host in a log file.the history file does not contain all info that i need .please is there a way to write a script in order to save this problem .

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General :: Running Bash But Common Bash Commands Not Working?

Jul 17, 2010

below are the details of my system. I have bash as my current shell, some really common commands aren't working.

Do I need to do a re-installation of bash? Or how do I install a selection of bash commands which I need? (for example a subset of [URL])

root@sdptfw:~ # uname -a
Linux 2.4.36 #1 Tue Jul 22 13:13:24 GMT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
root@sdptfw:~ # echo $SHELL$


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Dec 18, 2010

I am working on a small project for making a small configuration tool for ubuntu 9.10 for new linux users, that make their system working easily without knowledge of the linux commands.I created a gui in glade and loaded the gui with my python program to show up, now i wish to have some python codes that can launch a gnome terminal (and also pass some linux commands to it) on the click of a button contained in the glade file.

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Fedora :: Search Path - Yum & Rpm Commands Fail When Executed As Root

Jul 15, 2009

I've setup dimdim (opensource, centos 5.3) and noticed yum & rpm commands fail when executed as root because it uses librpmio from openoffice3 instead of /usr/lib (I'm running from memory so I may have misstyped). But sudo doesn't have this problem.

How can root's search path be different, especially after I state /usr & /usr/lib at the top of /etc/

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Ubuntu :: Cancel The Startup Bash Script?

Jan 8, 2011

I made a mistake on my home server. I installed the eXist xml db, and wrote a bash script so that it would start up when the machine boots up. But now, the server just hangs before the system asks for a user logon, so I can't ssh into the machine, and when I have the monitor and keyboard hooked up to it, it's not letting me logon or cancel the script. Anyway to kill the current running process and get to the logon, so I can delete that bash script?

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OpenSUSE :: Gnome Terminal: How To Get The Bash Shell

Mar 17, 2010

i've finally got a NIX environment...yipee! Installed opensuse 11.2 in a dual boot with windoze with no problem whatsoever. unfortunately, my NIX skills are sadly dated or maybe things have changed or both. in any case, i have a rather trivial problem that i have not been able to figure out.

i go to gnome terminal to get to the bash shell, no problem except when i do things like cat, less and so on. the commands do what they do then when done the last line output is "some text" and "(END)" - at the completion of the command it does not return to the bash shell. i've tried ctrl-everything, enter, escape, actually all keystrokes i can think of to get back to the bash luck. man and docs have not been helpful or i simply missed the answer (i'm a little saturated at this point).the only thing i've been able to do to solve my dilema is close the terminal an start a new instance, not elegant but works.

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Ubuntu :: Bash Command That Automatically Inserted A Quote At The End Of Email?

Feb 16, 2010

What's that bash command that automatically inserted a quote at the end of your email? Can't recall exactly, is floating round at the back of my mind.

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Ubuntu :: Unable To Select <OK> Or <Cancel> In A Bash Dialog?

May 27, 2011

I am attempting to put a SystemRecoveryCD ISO onto a USB drive by using a shell script that is bundled with the ISO file ( When I run this script, I am presenting with a dialog box with a blue background (see attachment) with two options: <OK> and <Cancel>. I am able to switch between the options by using the arrow keys and Tab, but if I try to select an option by pressing Enter, O, or C, a new terminal line appears (as in the attachment), preventing me from selecting anything in the dialog. I feel like I'm not doing something extremely obvious;

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Apr 8, 2010

I want to write a bash script which can open a new gnome-terminal window.
In that gnome-terminal window, it should goto a specific directory and edit a file using Vi Editor.

How is it possible to do that?

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Programming :: Get Bash Script Using Zentity To Exit If The User Presses The Cancel Or Close Buttons?

Feb 3, 2011

I am trying to get bash script using zentity to exit if the user presses the cancel or close buttons.The exit codes are working fine; they read 1 or 0 depending on the status but it always assumes 0. This is the portion of the script: PHP Code:

function settings(){
result=$(zenity --height=30 --width=300 --list --checklist --title='Selection'--column=Boxes --column=Selections --column="Options" 


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Ubuntu :: SSH Not Releasing Terminal After Command Is Executed?

Sep 7, 2010

When I run the following command from my macbook to my ubuntu server the terminal does not get released. It just sits there until I Control-C the command.

ssh user@my-server 'sudo /etc/init.d/nginx start'

When i login and then run the command everything works fine.

ssh user@my-server
sudo /etc/init.d/nginx start


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Ubuntu Networking :: Tor Executed From Terminal Works But Not From GUI

Apr 1, 2011

I am using Tor with Polipo and Vidalia 0.1.15, Ubuntu 10.04. Running tor on terminal works fine, but vidalia gets stuck at 85% The message log, as I understand it, shows it getting stuck at finding the right bridges, but the terminal tor is able to connect fine... ##This is what the vidalia log looks like. The log shows me trying it two times. Apr 02 01:32:56.698 [Notice] Tor v0.2.1.30. This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. (Running on Linux i686)

Apr 02 01:32:56.699 [Notice] Initialized libevent version 1.4.13-stable using method epoll. Good.
Apr 02 01:32:56.699 [Notice] Opening Socks listener on
Apr 02 01:32:56.699 [Notice] Opening Control listener on
Apr 02 01:32:56.699 [Notice] Parsing GEOIP file.
Apr 02 01:53:08.204 [Notice] Have tried resolving or connecting to address '[scrubbed]' at 3 different places. Giving up.

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General :: SSH Connection From BASH Script Stops Further BASH Script Commands

Dec 3, 2010

What happens when the script executes is that the ssh connection works and parks me at the remote hosts's shell login. Therefore, the "firefox" command refuses to execute. I need to know how to make the "ssh" connection occur, stay open, and go into the background so that the rest of the script can execute.If I could also do this with the "firefox" line so that the entire term window could be closed would also be helpful.

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General :: Running SQL Commands From Within Bash

Aug 1, 2010

I would be running SQL commands (UPDATE/SELECT) from within my bash script. I am completely new to this subject. Is MYSQL used for this purpose? Alternatively, what is sqlplus?

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General :: What Are Some Useful Terminal Commands

Mar 30, 2011

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?

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General :: Commands See Files, Bash Doesn't?

Sep 10, 2010

This is a really odd bug I can't seem to figure it out. Basically, commands like ls can see all the files in the current directory, however when I go to execute the file it will give errors like "file not found", even when it most obviously is. If you look at my command history in the screenshot, you can see I can ls into a directory and see it's contents. When I try to run the file, I get the "no such file or directory" error.

However, if I type simply 'vm', I can't use tab completion to complete the directory name, and my third command is me typing 'vm' and hitting tabtab, it lists a bunch of vmware specific tools instead of the subdirectory name. I can then ls and see my current directory contents, and it will list only the single subdirectory. However, then I tried to use the full filepath from root to run the file, still to no avail. If anyone has any insight,

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General :: Bash - Passing Commands To CLI Using A Script

Jul 31, 2011

is there any way I can pass commands to the CLI of a tool directly?

I would like to script some actions, for example:

./OpenBTS < "tmsis"

I do not need to retrieve the results (I watch it in the log file). how I could realize that? There is now way to do this using command line parameters, at least not that I found out. So it looks like I have to figure out sth myself. Maybe I could automate screen in a way to detect the prompt and "paste" my command there. Are there tools for this on Linux?

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