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Cleaning a WPA wordlist

I have a short bash script that processes gigs and gigs of data. I am looking for any improvements to make it faster. This is my very first bash script so please be gentle. I am really only ...
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Script to toggle touchpad

This sequence properly shows whether the TouchpadOff option for synclient is on or not (outputs either a ...
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Parsing logs in sed efficiently

I have an application which log file has most lines start with a time/date, followed by a debugging level and the actual log message. Often I want to watch the output live and colors make it a lot ...
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Alerting for rapid disk growth

I have a server that is pretty stable (disk capacity) until a certain event occurs and then the drive grows over the course of two days until it is full. I wrote a very simple bash script but I'm not ...
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Process files in all subdirectories and save output to new files based on their current path

Sample files: ./data/foo/file1.xml ./data/foo/bar/file2.xml ./data/baz/file3.xml Corresponding output: ...
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gcc installation script for Centos6.6

I have written this script to install gcc (here in version 4.9.2) on Centos6.6. I am only interested in C and C++ support. Please comment if this is any good and can I make it better before I get the ...
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bash script for constructing RNA pipeline

I have written a bash script that consists of multiple commands and Python scripts. The goal is to make a pipeline for detecting long non coding RNA from a certain input. Ultimately I would like to ...
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Producing recursive directory listings

This produces recursive directory listings(it's intended to do other things, so there will be something else instead of echo, but it isn't important), yet it isn't very intuitive. How can I improve ...
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Create New C++ Class

I'm currently developing a new version of ExpressGenGen Using TDD. While I'm rewriting the new version of my Code Generator Generator. I'm using its old version to generate code to be used by the new ...
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Backing up a server

I wrote a bash script to automatically backup a server and upload it to a server level FTP server. I'm somewhat new to the making of crontasks and other stuff heavily related to Linux administration. ...
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Bash script to send emails when web server does not respond

I've made a simple bash script to check if a web server responds, and to send emails to a list of addresses if the website is down. Any suggestions as to how to improve it/ edge cases that I missed/ ...
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Automating heap dumps from an Android device or emulator

I've automated the process of extracting and converting a heap dump from an Android device/emulator. I'd appreciate any feedback and improvements regarding style, bad practices, non-idiomatic code, ...
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Bash CGI Upload File

I'm using the following Bash CGI to upload a file: ...
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Repeatedly fetching a URL until the response contains “state: INIT”

I am working on a project in which I need to make a URL call to one of my servers from a bash shell script. http://hostname.domain.com:8080/beat After hitting the above URL, I will be getting ...
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Sublime Text 2 R Build System (source file, send selection to interactive session)

The following is the description of the R build system I am using (very happy) with Sublime Text 2 on linux (Crunchbang). With it, I am able to: to source the current file.R to an interactive R ...
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Shell script to count chess game outcomes

I came across this blog post by Adam Drake from around a year ago which is now making the rounds again. I made some improvements to his code, but wish to see if there are additional tweaks that could ...
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Three “alias-functions” in my .bashrc file

These functions work well for me. Can they be improved or made more standard in some way? Each function has a documentation header block, which contains a description of what it does, along with ...
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Fast incremental backup algorithm using RSYNC

I'm running a simple Bash script that uses rsync to do an incremental backup of my web server every hour. What I'm looking for is an efficient algorithm to delete ...
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Two similar shell functions that run different programs

I have a script that contains two shell functions: ...
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Optimize bash script that concatenates output

I am trying to optimize my script that loops through a folder and extracts only the part of a file name before a date and the header of the file and outputs it into a different file using a delimiter. ...
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Reading options from .cfg file

I have a bash script that reads a config file with key/value pairs and uses these values to modify the functioning of other scripts correspondingly. Example .cfg file: ...
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Extracting the classpath entries from a jar file's manifest

Sometimes I need to search for dependencies in the classpath entries in the manifest of jar files. A jar manifest with classpaths looks like this: ...
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Monitor Downloads folder and sort files as they are downloaded

I have written my first shell script that uses inotify-tools to monitor my Downloads directory. What I intend to do with the script is that, as soon as a file is ...
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Loop through all virtualhost log files and run goaccess on each file

So I have multiple websites running under apache2 virtualhost - and I wanted to use GoAccess to process the access.log for each site. The directory structure is ...
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Team git commit cleaner

I cleaned a big repository for my team with this Python code. My goal was for every developer in my team to check if some bad email are in the commit, and replace the information by the good one. I ...
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Changing cuts to sed for parsing dates from apache log (common log file)

Would switching my cuts below to SED improve performance? I am trying to get a per date count of requests for the last two weeks from a server log. The script runs, but slowly (comes in around 14 ...
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Is this iptables firewall bash script good? [closed]

I'm learning to use iptables to implement it in my company software. The goal is either to prevent the major attacks and to have good speed transferring files (ssh and ftp). Can you help me to improve ...
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Screen timeout/lock script

This is a script I made while having trouble with xautolock and dimming of the screen right before locking it. I would like some tips for making it a bit more robust and to know of any disadvantages ...
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Dovecot user add & delete bash script

I learn BASH scripting occasionally from time to time, now I am working on a simple bash script that serves to maintain dove-cot user database. The general purpose of the script is able to list, add ...
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Bash script for Git & VSS interop

I have been slowly evolving some code for Git and VSS interop based on a quest I started a while ago And the code is now working, some parts have been updated without test (such as the init) and I am ...
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Simple Bash backup script - follow-up

As a follow up to a previous question, linked here, I have revised the code and developed what I believe to be a better solution. In summary, the script should backup all files in a particular ...
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Simple Bash log backup script

I have developed the following script to zip and then remove all files with "*.log" extension in the file name that were modified yesterday. It's definitely not 100% at the moment. For example, it ...
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Rename files to all lowercase letters

I use this Bash script to rename specified files to all lowercase letters: ...
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Script to generate templated PHP code

I've created a script to create a module in our MVC framework The structure of the module is like this (for this example, the module is called test ...
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Bash-based MySQL inventory scanner

I am trying to create a bash-based inventory scanner, and was wondering if there is anything 'glaringly' incorrect about my syntax or usage. I was hoping I could get some feedback on: bash ...
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Can this bash shell script that checks for rvm ruby versions be improved?

As it is going to be used as part of some automation and not just at the command line I was wondering if it could be improved at all. Improve would mean any of: handle sad cases better handle ...
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Securely delete a file

I am trying to write a script to securely delete a file. What I am intending to do is to pad the file with /dev/zero once, and then with /dev/urandom three times and then delete the file. For now the ...
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Bash script for reviewing .pdf articles

I wrote a bash script for reviewing scientific articles. It adds a blank page for notes and creates a new landscape file. I'm sure it can be made better code wise. Any suggestions? ...
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Renaming and moving files in a subdirectory with an index and the folder name

I'm putting together a script to take .mp4 files organized into folders that described the video (eg. cat) and I'd like to do the following: rename them with the folder name and a number move the ...
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Find-grep-sed for project-wide search & replace

I always forget how to do this efficiently with Vim's arglist. Drawing inspiration from a post over at Stack Overflow, I wrote a Bash function to perform a project-wide search & replace. It does ...
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Bash Script - File Comment out & Notate

I have been writing my own Bash Scripts for a little while now. I am getting a better comprehension of it and I would like to start refining my code to be more elegant. I have recently developed this ...
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Bash archiving script

I inherited a script at work the other day. I know very little about the command line in general but I'm not entirely new to programming. I am using this as an opportunity to learn... Very little ...
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An atexit for Bash

I wrote the following atexit implementation for Bash ...
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Unit testing a bash script manipulating the working directory path

bd is a bash script to conveniently jump multiple directory levels up from the current working directory instead of a tedious and possibly inaccurate ...
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Checking percentage of free memory using top and awk

The following Awk code was created in order to verify if free memory from the top command is less than 20% of the total. I've noticed that I actually do not need the ...
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Back up or restore home directory

I am currently trying to learn bash scripting and I've made a script that backs up or restores my home folder. My main question is whether my code is readable or very messy. I would love to learn to ...
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Bash script for getting geolocation (latitude, longitude and country code)

I have a bash script, where I need to get the user's geolocation (latitude, longitude and country code). If a GPS device is present, I use gpspipe. But a lot of laptops/computers don't have GPS ...
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Controller web interface security

I'm designing a web interface to a controller for my school's bell. Are there any security flaws in this code? The source code is available here. Front End: ...
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Updating an Nginx config file for SSL

This script updates a settings in ssl config file for Nginx. I generate DHEC key and then update the Nginx SSL file to that location. I also give an option for the user through arguments if they want ...
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Mounting multiple partitions on a disk

Is it possible to improve the code of this bash script? ... or should I just use another language? (If so, which one would fit the best the situation, according to you?) Here is the code (simplified, ...