Ubuntu :: Terminal Program That AutoComplete Path And File Names

Mar 23, 2010

Atleast I think it's a terminal program. I remember several years ago while using Redhat 7 when working in the terminal it would automatically complete the pathnames and filenames for you. If I was typing in the terminal "cd downloads" but I only typed "cd do" it would automatically complete my command with "cd documents" but if I continued to type "cd dow" it would know that I don't mean the documents folder and it would know the only other folder path with a dow in it is downloads. I'm not sure if my description is 100% accurate but I think you get the idea. Ubuntu doesn't seem to have this by default and I'm curious if I can get it. Is it a terminal program/client I need to use, or just an option? I don't know what it's called so I've had a hard time googling for it!

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General :: File And Path Names Of Configurations?

Jul 21, 2011

what is the file and path name of the configuration file to which you would add to the AllowUsers charlie linus lucy?

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Jan 6, 2009

Is there a way to customize bash autocomplete such that it avoids searching for commands? I want it to auto complete file and folder names only!

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Feb 2, 2011

I'm having an issue when I run apt-get and try to use autocomplete. It seems to only happen when I try to remove or install certain items - like gwibber, gnome stuff, etc. So let me show you what happens:
user@mycomp ~ $ sudo apt-get remove gwigrep-status: /var/lib/dpkg/status:13456: expected a colon .
So I typed in gwi pressed tab and it came up with the /var/lib/dpkg/status:13456: expected a colon (newline) .

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Ubuntu :: Give The Path And File Name In A Terminal Window?

Apr 7, 2011

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } I don't know how to give the path and file name for the 'dd' command in a terminal window.I'm trying copy a file (smb.bin) on my cd file (in the install directory) to a floppy disk.

The command format is:dd if=in-file of=out-file

in dos it would be dd if=D:/install/sbm.bin of=A:/sbm.bin

You can see I'm a nubee if I can't even give a path and file name in linux!

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Ubuntu Networking :: Likewise Open Autocomplete Terminal?

Sep 7, 2010

I'm having a bit of a struggle here. I recently installed likewise-open 6 to logon to my company domain.
All is working fine but one thing, the gnome-terminal autocomplete function.

All that the terminal shows is a "$" sign and nothing else. When I type in a part of a word and press "TAB" it registers as a tab and does not show the autocomplete options that I normally have. it's very annoying to type a long sentence every time.

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General :: Can Open A File Without Path Via Terminal

Mar 5, 2011

Usually in Gnome, under Ubuntu, the terminal command I use is:


gnome-open (path)

In most cases, I won't know the path and I'd rather not search for it with:


locate (file name)

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Apr 11, 2009

I am programming in bash and really stuck finding directory names. I have a script to find all the .php files on my / partition which will return the whole path. Is there a way to print directory hierarchy with all those values leaving out the forward slashes.

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Fedora :: Fortran Programs And Long Path Names Input's

Apr 30, 2010

I have a fortran program example call like this:

This call cant run my fortran program because they output to the screen that the file ' ' (empty) cant be loaded!

So the problem is that my program cant see the file in the long path name above ( the real name is a bit more longer). I try with shorts path names , and the program can run, reading the input file.

I googleit for this type of error and only found that bash have limits on the filenames and inputs, so i change them (/usr/local/linux/limits.h or some like) to a very high value (999) ,but no success.

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Programming :: .py File To Run In Terminal As A Console Program

Sep 3, 2010

i create a file with .py extension and run it then on windows it opens up directly in command prompt, but wat to do if i wish to do the same in ubuntu, i.e. i want the .py file to run in terminal as a console program, which does not happen as such.

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General :: Move A File To Some Path And Create That Path When It Doesn't Exist?

Oct 8, 2010

I use this command:


find ./ -atime +360

to figure out the files that haven't been accessed since 360 days. The command above will return results like this:


... etc

I'm taking here about tins of directories, thousands of files. I'm looking to find a command that makes me able to move the results above to another path, and to create that path once it doesn't exist like below:


mv /uploads/2010/02/some-file-name.ext /old-files/uploads/2010/02/some-file-name.ext

But I want the executed command to create this path



If it doesn't exist.

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General :: Found That RedHat Linux Supports Context-Dependent Path Names In Symbolic Links?

Apr 21, 2010

Found that RedHat Linux supports Context-Dependent Path Names in symbolic links using special reserved CDPN variables. Will it be possible to create a user-defined CDPN variable and use it in creating a symbolic link

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Ubuntu :: Application Names To Run In Terminal

Feb 21, 2010

I have two quick questions:

1) What is the easiest way to find an applications name so that I can run it in terminal rather than from the apps menu? I have installed programs before and tried to run them using the terminal and couldnt for not knowing the name to put in terminal
2) Does Clam AV automatically update when update manager is run? I sometimes get an "update failed" message when I try to run it from the GUI.

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Oct 30, 2010

I would like to know how to find out the name of programs so that I could launch them in Terminal. For example, to launch gimp, I just type

Code:gimp and it launches. Well how do I find out other names to other programs?

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Feb 1, 2011

in LQ, what the 'g' in names like gzip, gawk means, becauseassumed the incorrect meaning.Cf. zip, awk. I have now forgotten. An easy answer would be: GNU. Perhaps it's the correct one

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Ubuntu :: "No Such File Or Directory" Reported On Running Program From Terminal

Jan 14, 2011

When I try to run a program from the terminal, bash reports "No such file or directory", even though the file exists, is executable and I have permission to run it. The same program worked in the past.

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Ubuntu :: Run Program In Terminal With A Terminal Specific Profile From GUI

Dec 12, 2010

I'd like to run a program [URL] from the GUI menu (yes, I know I can run it from the command line). I've gotten this to work by using a menu entry (see attached screenshot).The command is:


gksu chkrootkit

with the option for Type: was selected as Application in Terminal However, when chkrootkit is finished, the terminal immediately snaps shut according to the profile selection: When Commands Exits: Close terminal What I'd like to do is create another profile that causes the terminal to be held open (see screenshot) when the command exits and be able to choose that profile from the GUI Menu entry. I believe the command when using the CLI is:


gnome-terminal --profile=<profile_name>

how do I incorporate this within the Command entry line of the launcher?

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Ubuntu :: Terminal Commands / Getting Into Usb Pen Drive From The Terminal To Run A Program?

Feb 10, 2011

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.

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Jun 28, 2011

Open a new terminal either in tab or new windows,The default work directory is $HOMEDoes anyone know how to change it to `pwd`, so every time a new terminal starts form the same path as the mother terminal (the terminal user calls new from).

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Ubuntu :: Program Path For Document Viewer?

Mar 19, 2010

I've been searching the site to find out what the program path is for Ubuntu programs, but can't find what I'm looking for. My search terms were :

- "program path" Ubuntu
- change "program path"
- "open with" "program path"

I came across a few articles but nothing really seemed to help me. Here's the problem; anytime I try to open a PDF file from my browser, I get either the "Open With..." option or the "Save to..." option.

If I select "Open With..." the default has been changed to Virus Scanner (ClamTK) which I recently installed. Admittedly, I was fooling around with virus scanners to see how they work in Ubuntu. But now my Document Viewer won't open up the PDF files. If I select "Save to..." and save the PDF file(s) to my desktop, and double-click the PDF file from my desktop, then Document Viewer will open up the file. What is the program path for me to change the default program back to Document Viewer???

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Aug 10, 2010

in order to play "Gish" - I need to cd .gish./gish- otherwise it won't find it's files - it need the working path, how can I put that in a sigle line in my games menu ?

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Jul 30, 2011

does anyone else have this error?im on an Alienware m9750in order for me to install ubuntu, i had to change the boot options with thenouvea.modeset=0and i was able to boot to ubuntu 11.04 and then install it from there, and i installed my correct drivers for the video

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Feb 25, 2011

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Ubuntu :: Run Program From Terminal And Then Close The Terminal?

Mar 30, 2010

i have a seemingly simple desire but i cant get it right. my .xinitrc is as follows

sleep 5

since that only starts openbox

i would like to know how to get it to also start the xfce panel

also how can i run say firefox from a term and be able to close that term window without killig FF?

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Ubuntu :: Not Display Full Path In Terminal?

Feb 5, 2010

Is there a way to NOT display the current full directory path in the terminal? I'd like to set the default to be just the current directory instead of everything back to ~.

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Ubuntu :: Add PATH Variable In Root Terminal

Mar 16, 2010

I want to add a path (/usr/sys) to the global $PATH. I will use this to test commands and scripts, which I don't want to be mixed up with regular commands. I've added the path to /etc/environment. When I start a terminal session under my user account, the path is included in the $PATH variable. However, when I start a root terminal, it is not. Is there a way to to change $PATH on one place where it will also affect the root terminal, or do I have to change it on 2 locations?

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May 8, 2011

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11 and a few days later my ecryptfs filesystem began misbehaving in a weird way. In my home directory, many subdirectory names are duplicated verbatim. Here's an ls -F excerpt:


I can no longer access files in those directories (if I ls the directory, it appears empty; I can cd to it, but there's nothing inside). Not all of the directories are duplicated/damaged like this, but most are. A few non-directory files are also duplicated in this fashion, so for example:


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Jun 3, 2010

I have downloaded the jdk-6u20-linux-i586.bin from their website. I also read the instruction given to install jdk manually but i was not able to run a single program. Can someone give a step by step instruction to install jdk and also tell me how to set the path so i can easily execute the programs.

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OpenSUSE :: Putting A Program In Path?

Jun 12, 2011

I am not sure does the title make sense with regards to my query.I am using OS 11.4 gnome.I installed a program (PLINK v1.07) by compiling its source.i compiled the source code in the following folder using "make"

Which created an executable file plink.


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May 20, 2011

On Unix I can call certain programs from everywhere, like sort, pwd or my_custom_script.sh. How can I find out, where on the system my_custom_script.sh really resides?

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