Scripting is a form of programming generally characterized by low formality, loose typing, and no requirement for explicit compilation. There are numerous scripting languages, and these are used in a wide variety of scenarios - command-line applications, GUIs, server-side applications, extension ...

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Perl script to find world-writable files in local directories only

Over at stackoverflow I asked how to scan a local filesystem ignoring all remote mount points. I only really wanted a push in the right direction and received it. After clacking away on my keyboard I ...
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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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Convert a mediawiki to dokuwiki script

I have quickly wrote a Perl script to convert a mediawiki to a dokuwiki. I know there's an existing script to make that, but I would have a simpler usage code and some use of the API from mediawiki. ...
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How Pythonic is my Excel-formula-analysis state machine?

This is one of my first useful scripts. I run it on a highlighted text selection within Notepad++, but I've provided a sample formula and commented out the Scintilla-specific references. I'm a rank ...
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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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Improving a triangulation test script

I am a relative beginner to Python and as such I've been working on little things here and there in the office that strike me as something interesting that might be fun to try and code a solution. ...
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Looping through selected cells to indent text

I have written the following Google Spreadsheet script that attempts to loop through all selected cells and then update the value so that it adds an indent, by adding ...
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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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Counting words / lines in Ruby - more compact / idiomatic way?

I solved this problem in Ruby: Write an utility that takes 3 command-line parameters P1, P2 and P3. P3 is OPTIONAL (see below) P1 is always a file path/name. P2 can take the values: ...
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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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Making a .bat batch command-line interface

Recently I am working on batch to make a very simple command line interface. The code looks like this: ...
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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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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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Remove NULL / empty fields using awk

just wanted to check with you could this be done better: ...
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Using ADO to run sql script (with GO syntax) in inno setup

I am using this code to run my sql scripts in inno setup. However ADO gives an error if the script contains GO syntax within it. I added my own code to overcome this problem. My code below splits the ...
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Signal simulation through Python scripts using shared memory for testing a C application

This is bit long, but I need to explain something before I can ask for actual reviews/advice. I have to test generated C code from Matlab Simulink model. I can create a executable binary from those. ...
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Script for starting a rails app, with some peculiarities

I wanted to write a script, which starts a rails app, and opens it in the browser. I'm trying to implement this in a peculiar way though - I expect two things: the script must wait until the server ...
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AppleScript to close running processes

I've been trying to emulate MS Windows behavior on my OS X and close processes that do not have a window. What I'd really like to do is "quit" the process on clicking the red "x" button. Instead, ...
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Automating easy-rsa cert creation with Bash script

In order to make cert creation with easy-rsa as practical for others, this script was created and it works so far. The questions are: where can it be improved? are there flaws that are not obvious ...
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Please review this PowerShell cmdlet

I am learning PowerShell, and created the following script cmdlet. It reads one or more specified script files, to discover ...
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Parsing through CSV file to convert to JSON format file

I am given the following CSV file which I extracted from an excel spreadsheet. Just to give some background information which could be of assistance, it discusses AGI Numbers (think of it as protein ...
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Parse emails and create HTML markup from attachments

I am developing a script that will act as a surrogate of sorts for a web portal and an email blast program. The web portal is used to create web-to-print files and is very good at creating print-ready ...
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ruby notes scrubber search for specific characters [closed]

I am looking to making a not scrubber for my testing notes. I want to run a script that will read the entire file looking for special "tags" that I made in my notes, like @ ? (c) etc... I then want to ...
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Python script to update a cPanel zone record with my public IP

This is my first attempt at using Python to send http requests. I want to keep a zone record on cPanel pointed at my home network's public IP. I'm just looking for some general feedback/suggestions. ...
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bash file manipulation [closed]

I have files in a directory named so: 1welcome.avi 2introdution.avi I have a rhcsa.txt file that has what these files should be named as: rhcsa_1_welcome.avi rhcsa_2_introduction.avi both the ...
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Improve a script to generally check status of several git repos

I've tried to write a bash script that gives me a general overview of the status of git repos I have cloned/created. It's not meant to replace git status by any ...
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Batch script review please?

Write a batch script which configures this list of commands : Put the name of the window "Cmd configuration" Put the color of the text in green. Put the prompt character "$" Show the message "Cmd ...
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Bash Script(beginner) - Code Improvement Suggestions

I am writing a simple script to automate my regression testing. I am new to bash scripting and my goal is achieve the most efficient and clean code. I have written a simple function to allow me to ...
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Renaming Files and/or Directory

I'm quite new to Python and would love to gather feedback on my code. I've written a piece a script that allows me to search all file or directory names within a folder matching a particular pattern. ...
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Shell script to sync dotfiles repository

I'm doing the git dot files thing and created a script -- my first Unix shell script -- to synchronise the repo dot files with those in the user's home. It checks which dot files exist in the repo ...
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Creating a basic secure php mailer

I am busy creating a basic php mailer script to post to _self and email to a address. Is the script secure? How can I avoid someone clicking on submit the whole time, to spam the mailbox, with ...
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Powershell Script for Manipulating Excel Files

I am a newbie at scripting so be easy. I have a directory of xls workbooks with the following naming convention: ...
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How to improve the way I handle greping in this script

What my script does is: Append data to a file on a continuous basis. If an error pattern is observed, then do something. I need feedback on the way I am grepping for patterns in the continuously ...
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Parsing Oracle errors with a ksh function

Some time ago I wrote a small routine to run some quick n' dirty queries (and with that I mean it is not used for large queries) against an Oracle DB, but also wanted to do it a bit easier to parse ...
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Twitter scanner

How can I script this in a better way? ...
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New to PHP, can I script this in a better way?

How can I code this in a better way, in one file? Output must be more than one (if there is more that one status_update with the given word "online or performancedegradation"),like: ...
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Word problem solver in applescript — a mess [closed]

I'm having a difficult time creating functions. I can't really encapsulate code because it's used all over the place, and needs to be refactored. However, this is a complete rewrite from my old ...
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How can I make this password search more inteligent?

In a homework, there is exercice when I have a script that is used to search a password. One of the questions is if is possible to make it "more inteligent", and I'm stuck on it. The script: ...
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Javascript-generated Social Media Links - a more valid, improved way of writing this?

I'm still fairly new with Javascript, and wrote something to generate some social media links on my page. The idea was to have that script grab the necessary URL info and feed it to the social media ...
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Please help me find the bottleneck in my code

I'm making a scripting language parser and it's shaping up well but it takes is about 30ms to do 30 or so odd/even checks. Profiler tells me that it's taking most of the time in the ...
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Factor script to change case of all filenames in a directory

In the absence of a full-fledged tutorial, I am teaching myself to program in the Factor language by writing a bunch of functions that I will eventually use in command-line scripts. One common ...