I am having some weird problems with calling commands stored in a variable (I need to do this to assemble a command with a bunch of parameters automatically and then execute it).Example code that will replicate the weirdness:
im pretty sure this is a remedial task for many of you but im having an issue with arrays from a shell script being accessed in an awk command. im pretty good with shell scripting but i am embarrassingly unfamiliar with awk. so here's the meat of the script...
I am trying to take an input file of ip addresses and corresponding netmasks and put it into a format to be loaded onto a juniper switch. the result should look something like this.. x.x.x.x/netmask using the cidr notation. no matter what subnet is provided though, /32 always gets appended to the end of the ip even when it should be /16, /24, etc... also, the cisco part works fine so that doesnt need any attention.
need to modify some scripts to repeat the commands in them until a variable returns a proper value. I need it to add some redundancy to some scripts i use to upload files to a remote server.This is an example of a portion of those scripts:
I am running a simple script that I copied from slug.ceca.utc.edu/docs/2009-3-26-linux-server-health.pdf and edited with the names and paths of my own servers. I don't know much about scripting (re: nothing) but I wanted to try and be efficient in my new role as a Linux Sys Admin. The script was saved to root's home directory and runs as part of root's crontab once a week. The script runs with no problem, but it doesn't actually seem to run all of the commands contained within. It skips some in the middle and the end and I don't know why. The script itself is this:
I have read where C is first converted to Assembly before its final compilation to binary. Is there a way to do this with Bash commands? I would like the understanding that Assembly allows to Bash somehow.
I have a bash profile (with custom terminal color settings) and also a gnome panel (with quick-launchers on it and other customizations). Assuming these things are stored in text files, where in my ~home directory can I find them? I ask because I want to duplicate them on a another linux box to have the same bash profile/taskbar, and If I can do it by copying files instead of manually recreating them, it would be better.
run_repeatedly "programX -o "./messy/path/output-$NUM.txt"" The echo inside the loop prints "...-$NUM.txt"; obviously I'm aiming to have bash substitute the iteration number so that I end up with many output files not 1.
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.
I have machine that I used to VNC to on my network with Remote Desktop Viewer from my Fedora 12. When I first connected I checked the checkbox that I wanted to store the pw. Now the pw on the other machine has changed but Remote Desktop Viewer does not ask for a new password, it just gives me a black screen, like I am connected but I can't see anything. I'd like to know if anyone knows where this pw data is stored on the system so I can start fresh. I already tried uninstalling Remote Desktop Viewer and installing it again.
I need to call a function that takes a string array as argument, declared like this:Code:int someFunction(/* some parameters... */, const char* s);I'd like to know how to allocate memory for the string array. I know a string is an array of chars and an array is a pointer to the first element, then a string array should simply be a two dimensional char array. But is it a single memory block where all strings are stored consecutively?? Or is it a base vector where each element is a pointer to a separate memory block that contains a single string?More specifically: should I malloc() a single memory block large enough for all the strings? or should I allocate separate blocks for each string plus an extra one for the base vector?
I'm setting up a scheduler to run some bash script commands but they won't run when I point them to a script file. If I change the cron to call
If I run ./writeTimeToLog from the terminal - it, well, writes the time to the log file! I then use
to test I can schedule this to run every minute just so I can see it working. the entry was a basic as I could make. It adds the cron successfully but never seems to update the file. Where would an error be put if one occurred.
Our CentOS 5 server had a weird issue last Friday. We couldn't run any bash commands, such as ls, vi. It said that it could not find /bin/ls. The only commands we can run are internal commands, such as ps, cd. After we reboot the server, everything is back.
I don't know what's wrong with it. Does anyone give me a explanation?
I'm studying the C Language, None of the documents I'm reading covers returning values from a function. They state that the function sends the valve to the caller but that is the only info I have. Do I have to create a varible with the name of the function I called and is it stored there?
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,
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?
I'm trying create script to manage one mysql database, including new db and user creation. But I'm not able get it working when I put SQL commands into function. So I create simple script for testing which is still not working
I'd like to add custom startup commands (for example starting a process, registering to a registration server, downloading a configuration file) to the Linux startup process. Those commands should be triggered on startup only. What is the standard/appropriate way to do this?
EDIT: Is /etc/profile the right place to trigger such things?