Say I have a text file with short lines of text (e.g. License plate numbers or radio call letters). I'd like to use imagemagick to convert this text file to a folder full of images of said text, with each line from the text file being a separate image. Preferably, I'd like the output to be named with the content. What are the magic command-line words to make this happen? [more inside]
I am looking for a command line tool that will let me edit data in a shell pipeline by hand before sending it out again on STDOUT. [more inside]
I have a few hundred text files, all in the same directory , each of which contain a single line of text that looks like so: string OR string OR string ... OR string OR I need to add "EID(" to the beginning of each file, and replace the last "OR " with a ")" I am on a Mac and am fine with Terminal- it is how I got this far. At this point though, I am totally failing at getting the right awk or sed to make this happen. Hope me? [more inside]
I have MAMP on Mac OS Lion. I want to install the ImageMagick extension. I am trying to use these instructions, but am running into problems. [more inside]
I have a nifty little USB thumbdrive that I want to use to make backups of various documents; it will live on the powered hub in my office, as I'll only need to use it in the office. It's something of a pain to unplug and re-insert every day, or every time I need to leave the desk with my laptop. After ejecting, the drive is no loger visible using diskutil on the command line, tho I can see it in the system profiler. Is there a way to have the system recognize the device and mount it whenever the Macbook wakes from sleep? I've got sleepwatcher installed, but I'm not certain how to get the system to recognize the USB device without unplugging it and plugging it back in. Shutting down and restarting the mac every time I want to leave my desk with it is not a viable option, either. I'm running 10.7.5 on a Core i7 15" MBP.
Is there a book (or a way to have one made) that would list all available Linux commands with options and what they mean for any shell I'm interested in learning? (Currently bash) [more inside]
Wireless no longer working after upgrade to Ubuntu's Precise Pangolin. I've got just enough knowledge to be confused. Please explain what to do like I'm 5 years old. [more inside]
What command line tool should I be looking at for this slightly-intelligent batch image processing task? [more inside]
Would learning a bit more about 3D wireframing/texture mapping improve the speed over a complicated ImageMagick distort? [more inside]
Please help me restore Mac OS on my wife's MacBook! I am pulling my hair out. [more inside]
I'd like all my past, present and future Twitter activity to get saved to a text (csv or xml or whatever) file on Dropbox. I'd like to think about this as little as possible. What's my best bet? [more inside]
Need help auto-deleting folders clogging my SSD... [more inside]
How to access other drive's contents on startup in Ubuntu? [more inside]
I'm unable to delete (apparently) empty folders from my Mac. Opening them grinds the system to a halt and even looking at them through the terminal nearly crashes the machine. [more inside]
I want to become a little more badass at using my computer and dip my toes into the command line and eventually a little programming. I've identified some benchmarks / goals. Any advice on how to start? [more inside]
Windows networking and batch scripting help. Paging all windows command line gurus! [more inside]
How do I create a shortcut to a command prompt window that will start a programme, with specific variables within the command prompt window? [more inside]
I'm trying to run some PHP scripts via the CLI instead of over HTTP. How do I make them play nice? [more inside]
GUIDPartitionTableFilter: How can I non-destructively change a partition's filesystem type ID in OS X? [more inside]
My command line/scripting-fu is weak. Help me clean up and copy a lot of files without having to do it by hand? [more inside]
I am a soon-to-be high school senior interested in Java programming. I bought the Core Java Volume 1 book authored by Sun engineers. I believe I have unzipped, or decompressed, however it's said, the Library Source Code and Documentation using the command line. However, when I look at the folders using the GUI, the folder says it's still zipped. I'm a complete newbie at this who just recently learned about the existence of the command and read a little about how to use it on the internet. Can somebody help me?
I am wanting to automate a SFTP daily download. [more inside]
There are a couple fixed-width Unicode Arabic fonts out there. The ones I've seen are pretty hard on the eyes, though, especially at small sizes. Any suggestions for a really readable one? [more inside]
I have written a simple little Java program which runs on the command line, displays a text menu, and takes user input. I would like to feed it a very large amount of test input--as though an actual user were sitting there typing in commands all day. I am using Windows, but have access to the basic *nix utilities such as cat. "cat file.txt | java Program" doesn't work, nor does starting the program and using the context menu to paste in several lines of data. [more inside]
I have two synchronized 720x480 miniDV files. I have OS X 10.5.5. I want to render them side-by-side into a single webcast-resolution widescreen video (eventual target: Vimeo), preferably in a way that can be scripted/automated (so a command-line tool would be great). [more inside]
Why isn't GNU
uniq6.12 working as I expect? [more inside]
I want software which will allow me to capture text thoughts at work, to a remote web location - quickly, discreetly and privately. [more inside]
How do I get bash to automagically execute a line or two of code at login? [more inside]
I need to capture full-size/framerate DV + audio from a firewire source on OS X. That's the easy part. Controlling it from a script is the hard part. If this were Linux I'd use ffmpeg, but it isn't... [more inside]
Very very very stupid MySQL command line client question: how do I edit an earlier line of a multiple line statement? [more inside]
I'm not so good with the computer. The info on a program I want to run says: "Run from the Command Line." What is a command line, and how do I find this mythical place? [more inside]
I am trying to find a way to generate a CSV table based on output from two or more command line programs (DOS on Windows XP). [more inside]
Is there any way to access one's OS X Keychain via the command line? [more inside]
How can I make my Mac Emacs experience approximate my Linux one? [more inside]
In need of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Enabling/Getting the 'Mail' Unix Command to E-Mail You Stuff, for Complete and Utter Dummies." [more inside]
I'm writing a (perl) script that opens up files in IE. I'm having problems getting them to open in the current IE window and not a new window. [more inside]
How do I consolidate files in several folders into one folder? [more inside]
Does anyone know a command line program that will dump real media and/or windows media audio streams to a file (on a windows PC)? [more inside]
Is there something like Spacemonger for FreeBSD? [more inside]
I'm looking for a tool which will allow me to cut MPEG2's from the command line (or programmatically otherwise). Either Windows or Linux/BSD. I've looked through a bunch of programs found via Google, but none seem to work without their GUI's. Bonus if the MPEG2 streams are cut at the GOP marker or if it re-encodes the GOP's at the cuts. Otherwise it'll get messy. Free is preferred, but pay would be fine too as long as it works.
I'm looking for some kind of library for reading and writing from the iTunes database. [more inside]
Screengrabs from video from the command line? [more inside]
How can I use scripting/OS X hacks to notify me in a sweet manner when jobs on remote machines complete? [more inside]
How to list the contents of an OSX directory, and output to text file? [more inside]
Color in the Linux command line. My slackware 10 system uses contextual color for directory browsing, my RedHat 9 system uses it for vi. Both uses of color make life easier for me, but the difference between the two systems does not. Is there an easy way I can get both computers to use these colors? [more inside]
Is there any easy command or application that will randomise lines in a text file? [more inside]
I'm looking for a command line program for linux, that will take screenshots / screengrabs of webpages automatically ... [more inside]
Looking for a one-line command (or a batch file) that uploads a specific file to a specific ftp server.
I'm looking for a one-line command (or a batch file) that uploads a specific file to a specific ftp server.
Can a network connection be killed from the command line in Windows XP?
I'm new to Mac OS X's command line and a little nervous about using it to install Mysql. After doing some research on the net I found what might be an alternative: installing Apache2, PHP4 and Mysql from Server Logistics . The post claims that by also installing one of the Barebones text editors and Tinkertool I could avoid having to use the command line altogether. It was also suggested that the Server Logistics Complete Packages are more powerful versions of Apache and Php than apple ships (I'm on Panther). Has anyone done an install this way? Any other suggestions? Should I just get over it and use the damn command line?