Questions about changing the content of files in all kinds of formats and about the tools needed for this.

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How to erase a complete line left of cursor?

If I want to erase a complete line right of my cursor, I can use Ctrl+Shift+Delete. But what if I wanted to delete a line the other way? Ctrl+Shift+Backspace deletes only one word - the same behavior ...
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How to add words to a text file using just open terminal command (no editors) and then save the text file

I'm new to Linux. I need to edit .conf file from open terminal only and not using any text editors. That is, can I add words and sentences to a config file from open terminal? Example: command ...
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Editor with live preview for AsciiDoc

I'm looking for something like ReText, but for AsciiDoc. The closest I have found is this relatively complex solution (or here) involving Ruby, guard, guard-shell, rb-inotify, asciidoctor, Epiphany ...
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Editing mt2s files

I'm trying to find alternative program(s) for importing/editing/converting video files from my Sony camcorder. Type of files is - mt2s. Camcorder came with a program called Sony Picture Browser (PMB), ...
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Closed captioning file

I am needing to convert a .cap file to either a .scc, .smpte-tt or a .sami file for closed captioning. Does anyone know of any programs or software that is capable of doing this that works on ubuntu? ...
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Rendering video that was edited in a Windows virtualbox

I created a video project using Adobe Premiere on my Xubuntu computer that was running windows 7 within VirtualBox. The problem is that the renderings come out looking terrible. For example, plain ...
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Unable to edit using vi

I'm trying to edit my /etc/network/interfaces file to add a line for a proxy server. I first "sudo su -" to be root, and then "vi /etc/network/interfaces". But once I'm in there, I'm unable to edit. ...
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Where is the OS name stored, and how can I edit it?

As question says, I am looking for file that holds system name (note: not hostname) and by that I mean, where it comes from "Ubuntu" "Ubuntu 13.10" and so on... Is there any way to change it? For ...
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I find a advanced video editor for Ubuntu

I need a video editor which has the next functions: move the video (like move tool on gimp) resize the video (like scale tool on gimp) rotate the video (like rotate tool on gimp) and color ...
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Editing files through file browser [closed]

This is probably a stupid questions based on how Linux is designed. I don't like editing files through command line. I could probably log in as root and use the file browser to open and edit files, ...
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How to Edit Ubuntu Installation Disc? [duplicate]

How can i edit ubuntu iso and add custom apps like vlc and so on into it. Is there any software that can help me
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how to edit a .pdf file in kubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

How to edit .pdf files in Kubuntu 13.04 ? Is there any supported software like "Adobe Acrobat" with the help of which I could do editing ?
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Is there a way to edit/tweak the regional settings? [duplicate]

Is there a way to tweak the regional settings and , while preserving greek locale, I can change the decimal separator to en_US? as this is necessary for google earth to work correctly? I don't see ...
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Removing the glass style buttons on unity-launcher

I want to remove the unity "glass" buttons in the unity launcher. I have found the (image) files for them but I'm wondering if deleting them will mess-up the entire launcher?
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How can I not require root identification for editing files in certain directories? [duplicate]

I have the latest version of Ubuntu installed on my computer. I would like to set it up so that I can comfortably program in PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. So I've installed Nginx and set it up, ...
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Need to change the text in a lot of files at once

I have migrated over web and DB files from one server to another and need to change the text in a lot of PHP files from the IP of the old server to 'localhost' where the databases can now be found. ...
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How to edit GRUB file at /etc/default/

I was trying to edit GRUB file at /etc/default/ for fixing the brightness issue. But I am unable to do that as there is no option to save GRUB file after edit. This may be due to some permission ...
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Is there a software to analyze and improve video sound quality on ubuntu?

I have tons of youtube videos (ones that I downloaded with the downloadhelper) that I use at home to listen to music using VLC (which obviously plays the video too....and it makes a perfect ...
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sipp xml problem

I ave installed voip traffic generator sipp .So to run it with a default scenario i've taped ./sipp -sd uac 127.0.0.1(i'm working at the same machine).Now ,I'm trying to create my own xml file ...
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How to make a video from seperate frames

I used blender to create an animation, and i set the output to PNG. So i it is easier to analyse the animation. Now i want to turn those 180 png frames into a video. This is something that can be done ...
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/sys/bus/usb/drivers/r8712u/new_id is unchangable

I got my newly purchased wireless stick to work, but I had to change the /sys/bus/usb/drivers/r8712u/new_id file during the process. I somehow managed to add the string "050d 11f1" to it, but it seems ...
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Working on files in the cloud

Files I wrote on my desktop using 12.04 with Libreoffice and saved in Word format are in my Ubuntu One folder. I thought I could edit them away from home, as I do on Sky Drive. But when I opened one ...
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Ubuntu is there any frame by frame video editor software which can allow to place a picture?

I have this video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8iOQ9zWP6A Where i have to place two picture of my girl-friend, i have to replace the existing baby faces by those two pictures, which i will make a ...
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Libreoffice changes fonts for utf-8 characters while importing pdfs

When I import pdfs to LibreDraw ( 1:3.5.4-0ubuntu1.1 ) with utf8 characters ( with Polish special signs ) get something like: The letters are using correct fonts in the pdf before import: Does ...
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Editing / Changing the Functios Keys (F1-F12) in Ubuntu 12.10 (console)

I need to edit the funcions keys in the console of the Ubuntu 12.10 Server (tty1 to tty12). The emulation is VT220. Is this posible ?? For example F1 = ^[OP Change to ^[[M F2 = ^[OQ Change to ...
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Is there a text editor for html files that actually breaks down the content of the file into openable columns?

I am wondering if there is a file editor for Ubuntu that can open and close the different parts of the html file as in the screenshot below: "menu a" here has a little icon that I can click and the ...
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How to automount all external devices with read & write privileges? (Cannot edit tags of files from external drive)

I do not have enough understanding of this issue for the moment but please bear with me and I'll edit/improve the question to make it of more general scope as soon as I get proper help and I better ...
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How do I edit the menu in Lubuntu?

Main menu (alacarte) cannot record changes as it should. Some time it does, but randomly and rarely. Is this a bug? This question is not a clone of this one. In that case the Main menu would not ...
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Movie maker **simple** alternative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Video editing software options? Is there an alternative program in Ubuntu for Microsoft Movie Maker? What I (..well.. my girlfriend..) need is NOT something for ...
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Empty etc/default/grub file after editting

After editting my etc/default/grub file the file appeared to be empty. My questions are: is this a serious problem because i still can boot and use Ubuntu if yes, can i restore it somehow? Using ...
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How do I include basic image editing in my python application?

I am making an application for the Ubuntu App Showdown and I want to include basic image editing like adding black and white, grey effects etc to the image. But I don't know how to do that. I have ...
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How to edit flv comments?

On ubuntu when I right click a flv file and go to Properties > Audio/Video i see in the "General" section that is says "Comment:", but has no value. I need to add some text about the video there. How ...
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How to programmatically edit a file using only terminal?

I wish to write a shell script whereby I could read the file from command and edit the file without manual intervention (based on searching some text and replacing it with another). I need not use ...
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What is the easiest way to rearrange pages in a PDF document?

Mac's Preview can be used to rearange pages in a PDF document by simply drag-and-dropping the pages around in the side panel. Is there any equivalent tool for Ubuntu? I have noticed, that the Document ...
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Are there any good alternatives to GarageBand available?

Are there any good Linux alternatives to Garageband? The most important features would be: Good audio recording, with audio filters Good MIDI editing abilities and a good selection of instrument ...
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How can I change the speed of a video?

I have some clips of a sunrise, sunset, traffic that each last around an hour. How can I change the speed of these videos so that the one-hour video lasts only one minute? (That is, I want to create ...
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Emacs column editing CUA mode - is it possible to select rectangular region with mouse?

Is it possible to select a column (rectangular) region with the mouse in emacs? A simple yes or no will be helpful to me at this point. Here are more details: Column editing is possible in emacs. ...
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What word processor can manage left and right pages separately?

I was after a word processor that can manage left and right pages separately so I can have my text on the right pages and my illustrations on the left pages. I know LibeOffice can set "left page" and ...
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looking for direction for easy, affordable movie editing software with a filter to make movie look old (8 mm)

I need some direction. I've had some experience with MS movie maker. I'm looking for stepping it up with some real software, especially something that has a filter that will take my iPhone videos ...
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What music players (or related applications) are there that would allow displaying/editing embedded lyrics of music tracks?

I use OSD Lyrics and CoverGloobus. They are good, they search and eventually download lyrics, when they can find them. The sources used by OSD Lyrics, for example, are rather limited (although I love ...
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What is good software for editing RAW photo files?

I have a DSLR (Canon 550D) and since I'm taking my first steps in the world of RAW photography I don't know which would be a good programme to use to edit these files. I've tried digiKam and GIMP but ...
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How to have editing capabilities in command line apps that do not provide them

There are some command line programs that take input from the user, but do not provide editing capabilities, like sh (alias dash), or nslookup and others. There is a way to force such applications to ...
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Question on GNOME Shell theme editing

I know nothing about CSS, but with a little help, I managed to make the activites button in Shell to display the ubuntu icon. It's great, works good with most all themes. Except for one part. ...
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How to add text and blank line at the beginning of every file in a given directory?

How do I add a new line at the beginning of every file in /home/johnny containing the text "Hello", followed by a blank line? Also, I have to delete every useless space or tab at the ending of every ...
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refactoring multiple source codes

How do I add a new line at the beginning of every file I have in a directory? How do I eliminate useless spaces and tabs at the end of each line of each file in my directory?
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Is there a better way to redact a PDF?

I had to print a couple of PDFs recently to send to someone, but I wanted to redact (black out) a couple small bits of text. A quick google search didn't turn up any tools for this specific purpose, ...
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Trying to change the color scheme through the css file, but no permission

I have been trying to switch out the orange color scheme in Ubuntu 11.10 through the css files. I know where the files are and what I need to change in them, but every time i try to save it it says ...
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How To Get Plymouth To Display Boot Messages When Booting?

I would like to know how to create a splash for Ubuntu Maverick with boot messages being displayed when I boot as well as a progress bar and a spinning logo. Or, if possible, how to edit a splash ...
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Combine 2 or more mov/avi files side-by-side?

I have several cameras that capture multiple viewpoints of the same location. I want to show the views side-by-side so that we can see what happened from all the angles at one time. I'm on Ubuntu ...
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Are there any easy to use image editing programs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Paint.NET alternative? I want to crop, maybie highlight some of the picture and be able to save in jpg. I want a program that is easy to use. I tried Gimp but ...