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File handling script

This is my first bash script so I ask to you to say what you think. The script must check every directory and if it finds a pdf file in this directory: move all the pdf files to parent directory, ...
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Git commit-msg URL shortener

I have just written my first git hook script. It is very simple that simply finds any URLs in the commit message and uses the Google URL shortener to rewrite the URL nicely. it is located here. I ...
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Generic Makefile

I decided to setup a generic makefile to compile SFML programs, as I'm going to be making a bunch of small apps over the next few weeks playing around with it. I'm still new to writing makefiles ...
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Cheat Code Scraper

During breaks, I find myself playing Emerald version a lot and was tired of having to use the school's slow wifi to access the internet. I wrote a scraper to obtain cheat codes and send them to my psp ...
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Git script that fast forward merges and deletes the old branch

This script fast forward merges a branch and then deletes the old one. I normally run it like this: git m master feature Here's a link to the gist. ...
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OS testing script

This is a script I made for testing a simple operating system. It assembles the source and creates a boot image, then It automates the configuration of a Virtual Box machine. ...
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Small bash script to start and stop named services

I've been working on ubuntu since many years but not quite familiar with bash scripting. My development tools involve servers like nginx and apache, the mysql database and beanstalkd. Obviously, I ...
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Filter shell script to find lines that contain all specified patterns

I wrote a script that does the following: Run another script on the system Filter the output to find lines that contain ALL of the given patterns Pipe the output to a second script on the system I ...
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Trash Filing System

This is a script (function) to be added to a bashrc. The purpose is to not actually remove files, but rather to send them to a trash folder for safe keeping. I was tired of deleting important files. ...
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IPtables for webserver with ssh

I've had a bit of help but I'm still a bit unsure. I have an nginx webserver with SSH only required. I wrote this rule set based on information I found on the internet: ...
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${} shell substitution using output of another program [closed]

I want to collect total RSS used by all foo processes and pass it to quux script as an argument. ...
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Building/installing BASH script - does it need major changes?

I'm writing a bash script that has these goals: to build a node program from sources to install the built program on Ubuntu Linux to allow the user to rebuilt from most recent sources to add a ...
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Grep to search for array of location targets

Please review my short 65 lines of code: Is there a way to avoid eval (security)? Is there a better way or place to use ...
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Comparing if-else and case condition

I have a script used for installing few rpms depending on operating system type. Here in this example, the script will install packages on two system "centos" and "suse". The system names are listed ...
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Script to configure accounts, SSHD, and firewall [closed]

In terms of general security, am I doing anything wrong in this script? ...
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Is there a better way to copy into two different folders on a machine simultaneously?

I am trying to copy files from machineB and machineC into machineA as I am running my below ...
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Bash Music Player 2

This post is a follow-up to this. I wanted further reviews since the code I provided became too old when I got replies, which is why I'm providing it again here. I'm hoping I could get reviews for ...
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Shortcut script for elusive grep command

This is an example of my filesystem: /code/ internal/ dev/ main/ public/ dev/ main/ release/ tools/ /code/internal/dev/, /code/public/dev/ and /code/tools/ contain subdirectories for ...
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How to copy files as fast as possible?

I am running my shell script on machineA which copies the files from machineB and machineC ...
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Bash Music Player

I have finally finished creating my first real project. It's just a simple music player that can provides the user with the latest music from any site (as long as it contains MP3 files) he provides ...
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Bash script to clone all public repos or gists for a specified user, optionally to a directory of choice

I wrote this script as a way to backup and/or download quickly a set of repos or gists from a user. I don't have any major concerns but I'm a noob at bash scripting, and I've been scouring the ...
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Bash script to convert NIST vectors to debug scripts

TL;DR: The Bash script (below) is converting a published, somewhat-structured text file into a format usable by my testing infrastructure. It's slow, I think it's ugly -- although it is fully ...
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Encrypt and backup folder to email daily, when online

I have a backup script which should backup a folder and send it to email. This should be done once a day. As this is on my laptop which is not online 24/7 I need to check that I am online and can send ...
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Is my makefile correct? [closed]

I am new to using makefile. I have got three files in a folder- cat.c, hello.c and bash. I am not sure if this is the right way to do it. ...
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Bash script to clear files not matching a given extension

Using LaTeX creates a bunch of auxiliary files like foo.aux, foo.log, etc. Sometimes, I want to create a clean run of my ...
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Script for handling PPA's on Ubuntu

I'm writing a bash script to handle the PPA's on Ubuntu & derivatives. I was wondering how to know if I'm handling this the right way. So, the script works (flawlessly), but I posted it to a ...
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Is this an appropriate approach and layout for conditionally continuing execution in bash?

I've seen others use && for conditionally continuing execution in bash, and found it effective but rather ugly. (I'm not sure if there's a better name for this technique.) ...
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Bash pass multiple commands to SSH and make readable

I have a script that sends multiple commands after logging in a remote machine via SSH. Problem is, it's barely readable. I've tried quoting everything with "", but it's terrible (everything appears ...
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Bash script that updates Intel e1000e driver

I am now writing a small bash script that updates an Intel NIC driver to the latest version from the official website. Is there any way to improve\simplify the script? I want to avoid a lot of ...
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Bash script - automate an upload image + description process on a server

I was tasked at work to improve a system where through a web interface a client, which eventually became us, uploads a bunch of images with descriptions (latter coming from csv files), the images are ...
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Text snippet creator/manager in Bash

Below is a script to create and manage text snippets. It is also posted on GitHub. Most of the code is error checking and displaying help because I wanted to make a solid command line interface. The ...
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Running a shell command and getting output

This is the code I'm currently using to run a shell command on the current machine, intended for use only with GNU/Linux at the moment: ...
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Connecting to EC2 instances using the instance name instead of IP

I'm an intensive user of AWS EC2 instances, many instances are launched, stopped, repurposed, etc. To connect to any instance using SSH I must keep track of their ...
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Ruby install script; packages+installs as a .deb or .rpm from source?

I have a variety of scripts of this form: ...
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Locating matching files with input folder and file prefix

This is my first more-than-1-line script. It takes an input folder and a file prefix and gets all the matching files. For the first of the files, the script grabs the first line and appends an extra ...
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Interactive menu system in Bash [closed]

This is a simple loop menu script that I have for class. The goal was to make a menu with applicable commands. Menu: A. Greet me. (Greet the user by their username (using the whoami ...
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Mixing function parameters, commands and command arguments in Bash functions

I'm trying to write a bash function that will take a command such as xcode-select -v or brew -v that outputs a lot of extra ...
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Managing while loop in bash

Two difference scenario in bash program, First Here i am breaking loop in function testFunc. ...
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Parallelizing upload

I needed smth that could send (scp/rsync) many files in parallel but that would not overload machine, firewalls on the way by starting e.g. 600 simultaneous uploads, so upload should be done in ...
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Is there a 'better' way to find files from a list in a directory tree

I have created a list of files using find, foundlist.lst. The find command is simply ...
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Bash script to monitor Webserver php script

Below is a script I wrote today to use CURL to monitor the length of various HTTP server outputs and output a response if this is different than 103 characters. This is my first bash script, so I had ...
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Spell check interview problem in Bash

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I submitted a code screening for a company I really wanted to work for and spent a decent amount of time on their programming assignment. Pretty bummed when ...
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apt alternative for proxy environment with bash shell

As I am new to bash scripting, and want to use apt-get in my university. I know that many people have issues when trying to do so. My focus is simplicity and ease of use, but still need to be ...
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Bash to find all placeholder variables in a file and replace will real variables

I am looking to make a generic config file using variables such as: $PLACEHOLDER_USER Then after moving the file into the correct position I want to replace every instance of *$PLACEHOLDER_VARIABLE* ...
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Send email if URL is down for 2 times only

we want to check if URL is down or not. But sometimes, environment is down for maintenance for 3-4 hours and we don't want to keep sending emails during that time. I have written a shell script for ...
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Floating-Point data input in Bash and C

I wrote a function that dynamically stores statistical data. I tried to clone the functionality of how I had originally written my solution in Bash. Is there perhaps something I could improve, or do ...
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Project Bashory - Bash History

In effort to be more effective and productive with terminals I have started building a bash script. It is for handling the bash history of concurrently running terminals, archiving old commands, and ...