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Scripting exercises and tech interview theory?

Help me prep as an applicant in an imaginary interview for a junior programming position centered around Linux shell scripts, PHP, and Python, with an emphasis on processing text and URLs (availability, routing, etc). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Who's got the focus?

On MacOS, I can say osascript -e 'set myapp to name of (info for (path to frontmost application))' to print the name of the program that currently has focus, in a way that's useful for shell scripting. How can I get the same information in a graphical session on Linux?
posted by fantabulous timewaster on May 12, 2010 - 21 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

Stop Bash from getting ahead of itself...

Shell scripting quandry: running apt-get and then running a command that requires a apt-get installed package fails because bash doesn't wait for apt-get to finish... [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Dec 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Backspace doesn't go back under screen.

Can I make backspace work the same in a screen session as in a normal shell? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Oct 16, 2008 - 2 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

How to delete long path names with bash shell script?

BASHFilter! I've got a simple bash script that I've written to clean out a frequently used NAS. I run it every 30 days, it sets proper permissions, removes extraneous files and directories, but it frequently hangs on paths longer than 255 characters. [more inside]
posted by jackofsaxons on Jun 2, 2008 - 13 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

GeekFilter: Where can I get a *nix shell account in another country?

Where can I get a *nix shell account in another country? [more inside]
posted by nafrance on Mar 8, 2007 - 10 answers

How to get a screen session to work the way I want to?

How do I get my Linux shell to behave the same when I am using screen, as when I am not using it? [more inside]
posted by davar on Nov 5, 2006 - 11 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

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