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sudo apt-get clue

Help me learn Linux the right way circa 2016. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Oct 12, 2016 - 14 answers

scp return codes different?

I'm working on testing a modification to a bash script for work. I'm trying to scp a file to the same source directory. For testing purposes, I've altered the permissions on the target directory so that the scp'ing user doesn't have permissions to write to it. The first try I get a return code of 1. The second try I get a return code of 0, even though the permissions haven't changed and the file actually fails to transfer. [more inside]
posted by tckma on Jun 11, 2015 - 8 answers

How to solve a complex statistics problem with a script?

In this game, you roll a number of six-sided dice to get a total. The total is either the highest single die result, or the sum of any multiples rolled, whichever is higher. For example: If I roll three dice and get a 3, 4, and 6, my total is 6. But if I roll a 4, 4, and 6, my total is 8, the sum of the two 4s. What I want to find out is the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the possible totals given N dice. How might I create a simple script to compute this? [more inside]
posted by j0hnpaul on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 answers

xterm / bash weirdness?

Weird Unix terminal issue where yer trying to up arrow through bash history and it looks messed up, right? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Sep 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Need terminal syntax for scheduling a unix program

Need help scheduling a unix task under Mac OS. Probably an easy question for those who understand such things. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Mar 23, 2011 - 16 answers

Shell script handling CSV columns

I'm using a shell script to handle some excel docs by converting to csv and reformatting it a little bit. I'm having some difficulty going on with the next part of the script. Some help would be great. :) [more inside]
posted by fightoplankton on Jun 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Joining MP3 Files Together Based on Date in Filename?

I have a podcast that downloads as multiple segments over multiple days. Its format arrives as YYYYMMDD_showcode_segment.mp3; so, for example, one download might result in files as 20090323_goofa_01.mp3 through 20090323_goofa_21.mp3, and also within the same download 20090324_goofa_01.mp3 through 20090324_goofa_21.mp3. What I'm looking for is a Unix script (shell, perl, what have you) that would look at a directory and look at what dates are represented there, and let me join all of the segments together by day. I can use mpgtx -j to do the actual joining; I'm looking for the code that would let the script determine what dates are in the directory and then get each day's segments united into a single MP3 for that day's show.
posted by WCityMike on Mar 25, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I tell my Mac that I'm me?

Question about changing my terminal prompt (and other matters) in an OS X Bash shell. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Quicksilver-style completion in bash shell?

How can I get Quicksilver-style completion in the bash shell? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jul 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Bash, I command thee to always...

How do I get bash to automagically execute a line or two of code at login? [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Oct 22, 2007 - 25 answers

No more shell games!

*nix shell "best practices" anyone? [more inside]
posted by furtive on May 31, 2006 - 9 answers

Calling *NIX shell wizards.

Calling *NIX shell wizards. [more inside]
posted by ori on Dec 11, 2005 - 33 answers


datascrubbing: I'm using rm -R */*.gif (for example) to get rid of unnecessary files in a directory. There is stuff that's nested about five directories deep that I can't get to using the above command. I'm using the Bash terminal in OS X. specifically, there is a redundant file called "popup" nested in there that I want to get rid of, among others.

Second related problem: is there a way to recursively delete (full) directories, say ones that end in .blob using wildcards? And would I use rmdir or rm -R to do this?

I'm working on a copy of the original, so its ok to experiment a little
posted by mecran01 on Jul 16, 2004 - 18 answers

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