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1. Shell Programming and Scripting
Below is a simple script to prompt for user input while suggesting an editable default value at the prompt:
read -e -i $shortname -p "Please enter the username you would like to add: " input
Please enter the username you would like to add:... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: woodson2
2. Shell Programming and Scripting
How can I make a Space after a read prompt? let's assume:
read -p "Are you good?:" varthe output would be ( | is the cursor ):
Are you good?:|But I want it to be:
Are you good?: |That's what I mean.
How would I do that? (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: intelinside
3. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
Could somebody please advise about how to configure pine/alpine so that on exit it doesn't prompt me to save read messages? Thanks (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: LeoKSimon
4. OS X (Apple)
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to log back in to unix after logging out. I have a MBPro. If I don't have the window close after exiting, then there is the phrase 'process completed' in brackets with a blinking cursor, but I can't type anything in.
Is it also possible to start the... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: Straitsfan
5. Shell Programming and Scripting
I run a background process using '&'. (see example below)
How can I suppress the '&' messages that are written to my console?? (lines 2 and 5)
1 > ak@LATU ~> ls &
2 > 4000
3 > ak@LATU ~>
4 > apps/ dl/ gems/ todo/ tst/ util/
5 > + Done ... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: andy210
6. Shell Programming and Scripting
i need a Prompting read in my script:
read -p "Enter your command: " command
But i always get this Error:
-p: is not an identifier
When I run these in c-shell i get this error
/usr/bin/read: read: bad option(s)
How can I use a Prompt in the read command? (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: wiseguy
I want to run through wine the utorrent and I don't want the messages that are usually displayed in the console,
so I use the following command
wine utorrent.exe > /dev/null &
but it doesn't seem to work. Especially the redirection of the messages to the /dev/null doesn't work at all.
Do... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: myle
8. Shell Programming and Scripting
I have a script I am runing on a hacked CDLinux live CD called from /etc/rc.d/rc.local.
The part of th script in question goes like this.
When run from rc.local the prompt "Centre name :" and the colour change does not appear until after I type the input text and press return. Also, I... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: simonb
I am connecting via SFTP to a remote Server. My problem is on trying to LOGin, I am asked for a password. I need to make this process automatic such that I can login without being prompted for a password.
I can achieve this if the remote server has a simple FTP server and not SFTP. How... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: sgaucho
10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I have been using the following code for sending out an email from a AIX UNIX platform.
cat filename | telnet mailhost 25 >/dev/null
Time to time I get a message
loopback: A specified file does not support the ioctl system call.
Can anyone tell me what this means? I need this function... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: cgardiner