Set and Get environmental shell variable using c++

Set and Get environmental shell variable using c++

Environment variables in the Bash shell can be accessed or set using a C++ program. This is facilitated by the getnenv() and putenv() functions defined in the C/C++ stdlib.h library. Environmental variable expansion is a great feature of a Linux shell as it enables programmers and users to rely on the environment settings of each user separately. C++ getenv() will read all exported environmental variables and putenv() will set existing or create new variables.

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How to integrate dialog boxes in shell scripts with Whiptail

How to integrate dialog boxes in shell scripts with Whiptail

The ability to create secure shell scripts is essential not only for system administrators, but also for users who wants to automate repetitive tasks. Sometimes, from our shell scripts, we need to provide the user with some kind of information, ask him/her to provide some input, choose from a set of alternatives, or just ask for his/her confirmation before performing a potentially dangerous operation. All those actions, can be performed from the command line, of course, but to make our scripts more user-friendly, we can use of Whiptail to customize and display textual widgets.

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Example of simple bash script ftp client

Example of simple bash script ftp client

If you need to use FTP to upload some files to a server every so often and want to save yourself some time, you can make a simple Bash script to transfer the files quickly. Rather than entering the username, password, and directory manually, we can get our Bash script to do this tedious legwork for us. In this tutorial, you will see an example script to make FTP transfers a cinch on a Linux system.

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How to write nautilus extensions with nautilus-python

How to write Nautilus extensions with nautilus-python

Nautilus, also known as “Files”, is the default file manager of the GNOME desktop environment. In a previous tutorial we saw how to create and call custom scripts from the Nautilus context-menu: this feature can be really useful but is somehow limited. By installing the nautilus-python package in our favorite Linux distribution, and writing just few lines of Python code, we can overcome such limitations and create proper Nautilus extensions.

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Rename/Replace white space in files in entire directory recursively

Rename/Replace white space in files in entire directory recursively

The purpose of this tutorial is to show various methods on how to rename or replace white space in multiple files. Some tools on a Linux system may not work properly with files that contain white spaces, which would give some users motivation to replace the white space with underscores, for example. Manipulating files without white space is much easier, as you do not have to worry about escaping the file name each time.

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