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Tutorials, howtos and programming tips about GNU Bourne-Again SHell (BASH) for Apple OS X, Linux, *BSD and Unix like operating systems. ( rss feed )

How to delete a single command from history on a Linux, OS X and Unix Bash shell

I‘m working in Ubuntu bash terminal application and remotely on a RHEL server in cloud platform. I typed the wrong and dangerous command. I no longer wish to remember dangerous command in the history file. How can I remove or delete a single command from bash history file?
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How to backup and restore a partition table on Linux

Is it possible to just backup my Linux partition table and restore it when required? How do I restore partition table if it get deleted by mistake on Linux operating system? How do I backup and restore a GPT partition table on Linux?
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How to find out Mac OS X operating system version information from Terminal command prompt

I use ssh client to login into my Mac Min server without GUI. How can I tell what version of Mac OS X operating system am I using command prompt? How do I find out Mac OS X version from Terminal app bash shell?
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How To Update Apple OS X Using Command Line Software Update Tool

How do I install software updates from the command line tool on my Apple Mac OS X computer? How can I remotely update my Apple computer by just sshing into a system? Is there is something like apt-get command or yum command for Apple OS X?
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How To Create Disk Image on Mac OS X With dd Command

How do I create or write to images to disk on Apple Mac OS X Unix operating system with dd command?
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How To Find Out HP Network Printer Serial Number Remotely Using Bash Shell On Linux or Unix

I manage a small network including couple of HP printers. Is there an easy way to access HP printer serial number in the terminal on Linux or Unix-like system? How do I find the model, product, and serial number on my HP printer using bash command line options?
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How to Set Locales (i18n) On a Linux or Unix

What is a “locale” on a Linux operating system? How do I set or get locals (i18n) values on a Linux operating system?
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How To SSH Run Multiple Command On Remote Machine And Exit Safely

I have a backup sync program on local server. I have an ssh password less login set up, and I can run commands on an external server in bash script doing:

ssh root@server2 "sync; sync; /sbin/shutdown -h now"

How do I run multiple commands in bash on a remote Unix or Linux server? What is the best way to SSH in and run various unix commands in a bash shell?
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How To: Restart Apple Mac OS X Airport Networking From the Bash Terminal

How do I enable and/or disable networking (AirPort) Ethernet and Wireless from the bash command Line in Apple Mac OS X? How can I restart Wi-Fi via command Line in OS X?
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How to Prevent & Disable Mac OS X From Sleeping From the Command Line Terminal Application

I‘m running a process to complete backup and covert images in Mac OS X laptop. I do not wish to disable sleep manually from my OS X power options (Energy Saver). How do I temporarily prevent a Mac from sleeping while my process is still active in Mac OS X Unix operating systems? How can I prevent the system from sleeping temporarily from the command prompt?
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