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 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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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 10....
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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 it ...
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Where & how to edit very large video files?

Question: Does anyone know of a good workflow for editing large video files via Avidemux, Blender, Openshot, Kdenlive and/or similar programs? Backstory: I shot a 2hr debate on my Canon 550d which ...
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Are there any free/open source alternatives to Adobe After Effects?

I've been a illustrator and graphic designer for a number of years and now I'm looking to go more into motion graphics and visual effects. Is there anything that is open source/free (not a demo, ...
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Video files (AVI) tags editor?

I would like to change tags of ordinary video files (AVI container). Are there any video file (AVI) tag editors available in Ubuntu ?