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Rebuilding WAR files in webapps directory

This script cleans up destination directory and copies file into it with new name. Can this intent be expressed more cleanly with shelly? ...
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PyDOS: Version 2.0

This is a follow up question to PyDOS shell simulation. You might remember PyDOS from my other post. I have now updated it and it's better than ever! Post any ideas below that could make it better. ...
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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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PyDOS shell simulation

I have a big project called 'PyDOS', written in Python 3.4, and it's going very well. Post your answers of anything that could make it look cleaner. ...
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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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Git merge script

The branches I need to merge are called test and test-passed. Merging will always be fast-forward, from test to test-passed as commits to test-passed are only done automatically from test. This is ...
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Mission impossible: beat everyone else to the queue

Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to beat everyone else to the review tab so you get a chance to help out. This is a problem I've been running into lately. I go over to review tab, ...
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Restrictive stupid shell

I'm attempting to create a replacement shell for /bin/bash, that only permits commands defined by a read only config file. These commands will be run by absolute paths, and take no arguments. I'm not ...
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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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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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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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Very basic shell on microcontroller in C - follow-up

This is a follow-up of: Very basic shell on microcontroller in C A few days back I've asked for a review on a simple shell parser in c. Based on the answers I've restructured my code to use a table ...
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Very basic shell on microcontroller in C

Objective: A lightweight shell that runs on a microcontroller (MSP430) and parses incoming data into a command and additional parameters. Requirements: Support of quoting in ...
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Check disk space against a threshold

The below script is one I made to check the disk space on mounted partitions under Debian Wheezy. I tried adding a -d switch to force printing out the used data, ...
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Clone GitHub repository using Python

I want to backup my GitHub repositories since there is news about blocking GitHub in India. I wrote Python code to automate this and would like for it to be reviewed. ...
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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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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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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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Replace while loop with sed

I have a script for school that mimics the cp command. Part of the assignment is to modify the script so that the while loop (that assigns stdin to the variable filelist) is instead done with sed. ...
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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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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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Basic Unix shell that displays prompt and has two simple commands [closed]

I'm writing a really basic shell for Unix in C. It displays a prompt, [almond], and it has two commands: Set Prompt and exit. I'm reading user input and passing it to a char array, then parsing it ...
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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 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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Simple shell in C [closed]

I am just getting started with C and made this simple shell to test my understanding of some basic principles. The shell reads commands from standard input, forks itself and executes the command. How ...
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Group and send all files to filetype folder

I have around ~2M of files in one folder, which I need to manage. So, I want to separate them in groups by their filetypes. Example: filenames ...
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Function autoloading in bash

I'm wondering if anyone can code review my code below. That's the core code of my little framework for bash in GitHub. ...
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Shell script for creating CR questions

Inspired by Tool for creating Code Review questions. This script generates a markdown document suitable for a CR question from a list of files. For each file it finds, it sends the following to ...
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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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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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Directory of Snapshots

I have snapshots (photos) that I load off my camera's memory card, and store in a folder. Sometimes I have videos, and occasionally plain audio too (the camera can record just sound). Additionally, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Removing NULL / empty fields

just wanted to check with you could this be done better: ...
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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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Make a git repository read-only over ssh depending on the key used

I want a git repository, accessible over ssh, to be read-only when used with certain keys. With other keys access to the full system is okay. Here is my solution. git-readonlyshell: ...
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Send an email if a URL is down twice only

We want to check if a URL is down or not. But sometimes, the 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 ...
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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 ...
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zsh system status script

The following script is being used to generate the status line in wmii. I'm curious if there are faster/more efficient ways to find the various info I'm grabbing. I'm also a relative newbie when it ...
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Checking if a git repository needs to be updated

I made a small Vim distribution that uses vundle. I decided to make a small function that checks if the repository must be updated. ...