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How to determine if every file in a folder (and its subfolders) exists in another folder

Folder B is obtained from (a copy of) folder A by an undelete application such as extundelete and therefore its structure is messed up. How can I determine if every file in B and its subfolders exists ...
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exclude socket files during diff -r

diff has an option --recursive (-r) to do a comparison between two directories (the files inside them). Is there a way to make diff ignore all socket files and only socket files? I am using diff --...
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Check if input string exists in file

You must read string1, what should I do? Here's my code: #!/bin/sh echo "Enter your sting: " read read string1 if [ grep -q $string1 file.txt ];then echo "Found it" else echo "Sorry this string ...
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How do I view non matching files only in fdupes?

I understand how fdupes works to find and display duplicate files when comparing two directories, what I would like to know, is how to do the opposite, that is, display any and all non matching files ...
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Comparing multiple data files

I have several files containing text data. I need each individual file to have only unique lines against all the other text files. For example, textfile1 has a line entry called "foobar", but so does ...
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Copy unmatched strings in from one file to another, bulk

I'm trying to compare files from folder1 to their updated version in folder2. The files have identical names, but may have different number of strings. The strings look like: string_1_name: "some ...
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What's the advantage of using the Ubuntu web apps browser?

I wanted to know if there is any advantage of using Ubuntu web apps rather that my browser as I can not see why I would like to load the same page using an external app rather than my browser. Also ...
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kdiff3 how to compare files over remote server ftp?

I followed the instructions from here http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/doc/misc.html But i can't make it working. For some reason the kdiff always throw an error it's not a file. How can i compare ...
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Nautilus script to compare hash values of two files

Sometimes I need to check if two files are identical. I attempted to make a bash script to achieve that but I can not make my head around it. I found below script on the net, I placed it in Nautilus ...
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How do I choose 2 files to compare in Meld?

I can drag two files into the Meld GUI. I can also click File comparison (see ), then choose one file, compare that to nothing, then choose the second file. This seems roundabout. I want to compare ...
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How to compare new hash values to previous ones (shell script)

I need to create a second script that traverses the file system, but this time I need it to compare the new hash values to the ones in my old database. And if the two hashes don't match, I need to ...
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Creating windows 8 bootable usb stick under linux with Winusb (saucy) changes my iso file hashes - is it normal, bug or harmfull behavior?

There is a lot of questions about creation of windows 8 usb stick in linux environment. And a lot of answers pointing to Winusb(saucy) as an app that can do it. I installed it too, using this method: ...
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Folder name comparing - script

I want to create an until-loop that reads the name of a folder and compares it with the folders in etc/skel. If it doesn't find it, the user must re-enter the name. I also tried using grep (instead of ...
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compare the differences between the contents of two different files

I have two excel sheets both having lakhs (hundreds of thousands) of records. I want to compare if the records present in file1 is also present in file2 or not. Also I want to check what all are the ...
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How to compare output of a running process?

I am running a benchmark on gem5 simulator, which keeps printing output to terminal while its running. I already stored a sample run of the same benchmark in a text file. So now I want to compare the ...
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Compare two repos - a table of all all package versions?

I'd like to see and compare versions of all packages in two different repos. Something like: libfoo | 1.2 | 1.3 libbar | 2.4 | 3.0 libbaz | ... | ... Is there some such web? Or a way to obtain list ...
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File/directory compare with right click in Thunar / Xubuntu

I would like to be able to compare files or directories by multiple-selecting them and then right clicking (for example, if there was a "compare" option in the context menu). On Ubuntu with Nautilus, ...
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Does Ubuntu have a graphical software to compare and merge differences in files? [duplicate]

I want to compare two or more files and merge the differnces which I want to. I was using windows os oftenly. but now working on ubuntu 12.04 os.In windows "Beyond compare" made my work easier. but as ...
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Camparison of Official Derivatives [duplicate]

I want to get comparison of Ubuntu official derivatives like: Ubuntu (Default-Unity) Ubuntu GNOME Xubuntu Kubuntu My question is purposed to Real (fact) comparison, not to get opinions.
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What is GTK to Gnome shell and unity

Can someone tell me what exactly is GTK, Genome shell, and unity in between all of those. I might sound stupid but can someone tell me how to take advantage of any of these I am using and which one ...
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what file types does kdiff3-qt compare?

I've tried to compare .odt and .doc files in kdiff3-qt and all I get is gobbledygook. The only files I've been able to compare are .html. Does anybody know the file types that kdifff3-qt will compare? ...
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File comparison on the command line [duplicate]

There are 2 files, that are almost similar. Say, for example, only 2 lines in one file do not match the contants of another file. Is there a way to make a comparison between these 2 files, and write ...
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Comparing two DVDs

How to compare two DVDs? I mean really a binary comparison? The problem: I have two DVDs containing a program, which should be the same. But I suspect one DVD to be modified. The sizes of the files ...
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Subtitle Overlapping: How to comparing two timelines in subtitles (e.g. 00:18:06 vs 00:16:01) and overwriting one of them if it's overlapping?

I have a series of srt files (film subtitles) that some of their time-lines overlap each others on the video! This means that some of time-lines are displayed about 1-2 seconds longer than they are in ...
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Any apps for comparing two video files? Content wise on 12.04

i have an issue with lots of home videos. some with same name but with different content. and some with same content. IS there an application that can compare the content or something and then either ...
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Compare Directory Tree

Does there exist a tool that compare Directory tree (Files. sub dirs) and show you waht is missing. I have an upload too which I'm coding and would like to see if it does not mess with structure. ...
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Should I install 12.04 or 12.10?

I've been using 12.04 for a few months now, but today I began thinking about re-installing Ubuntu, and now I'm a bit confused. What should I Choose? Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 32 bit or 64 bit I want ...
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Is there a way to find duplicate images in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is a way to compare folders in Ubuntu? I have tried to organize my photo folders many times...and for this reason I have several folders that contain the same files (maybe a ...
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Need Software to compare two text files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: File and directory comparison tool? Is there any software available on Ubuntu12.04 to compare two gedit text files for the differences between them. I have two CSS text ...
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About Ubuntu One and re-check

I have a question, is there a way to tell Ubuntu One to compare and re-check the server and Pc synced files and folders to detect any diference between them? Thanks for answering.-
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Is using Ubuntu Minimal any different from Server?

I am wondering if there is any difference between the installation methods of Ubuntu minimal and server.