Category Archives: Bash script

Read no longer pauses bash script when using a program launcher

Upgrading Linux Mint to Version 19.1 (Tessa) seems to have broken the ability of a read command at the end of a bash script to pause the script so leaving the terminal window open. Such scripts work correctly when run … Continue reading

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Safely removing a USB drive with a bash script

In a previous post (Safely removing a USB flash drive) I noted that, when removing an external USB drive, Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya) provided a message indicating that “It is now safe to remove the drive”. However, I sometimes noticed … Continue reading

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Running a bash script in a program launcher

I have always included a “read” command at the end of a bash script if I wanted to pause the script, and keep the terminal window open, after the pre-programmed command sequence terminated. Recently, instead of running a script by … Continue reading

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The virtualbox kernel service is not running

After a recent set of updates, booting into Linux Mint produced a (transient) pop-up message box indicating that “The virtualbox kernel service is not running”. My immediate reaction was that there must be some problem that was preventing VirtualBox from … Continue reading

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Pausing a bash script

I recently wanted to have a bash script file stop at the end of the command sequence so that I could check which disk directory was then active. There are at least two ways to achieve this.

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Mounting a 4TB external USB drive

Linux Mint 16 doesn’t seem to want to auto-mount a 4TB external USB drive, even though it is perfectly happy to do so for a 1TB unit.

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Running Bash Scripts in Ubuntu

Have you ever had the problem where you double click on a script file and it opens in the editor rather than executing? One problem might be that the execute bit on the file (Properties – Permissions – Allow executing … Continue reading

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