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How to view Berkeley DB contents?

I have a copy of addressbook from Nokia N900 and it's a Berkeley DB file. How can I view it's contents? $ file addressbook.db addressbook.db: Berkeley DB (Hash, version 8, native byte-order)
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Renaming a file without changing its file type

Ok, so i like to play minecraft on Ubuntu 12.10 and i don't like it how the minecraft icon says Minecraft.jar but thats the only way minecraft will open properly from OpenJDK java 6 Runtime, if i ...
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Encoding problem with .bib-file in text-editor

I have create a .bib-file, using the default Ubuntu Text Editor. When I tried to open it some time later the characters are all messed up. In the topbar I get the following message: The file you ...
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.DAV file plays in with Totem, but WiNFF cannot identify it

I have a .dav file from a CCTV system. It doesn't play in most video players, but it does play successfully in the default Videos/Totem application in Ubuntu 13.10. I need it to play in other video ...
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SDHC vs SDXC cards for Linux

I recently bought a Zenbook prime of 128GB and I bought a microSD to SD adapter for macbook air (because of the low profile). It's working great with my SDHC that I had on the phone. I'm thinking ...
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how to mount file type

I have recently imaged some floppy disks to img files. the disks had some bad blocks. So I am trying to figure out the File system type, so that i can mount, and repair the files. I tried $ sudo ...
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File type associations gone wild

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 (Desktop, 64Bit) on different machines. However, after installing the most recent version of Google Chrome browser and wine I do always get a mess with a lot of file type ...
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How to open or convert .GPK (audio) files?

I wondering how I could open .gpk files? These files were created by my DigiTech JamMan Loopstation. Internet says WaveLab, but this is not available for Ubuntu, am I right?
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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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Writes occurring to fresh ext4 partition every second endlessly. Cause and solution?

I've an external 500GB HDD connected to my Laptop which runs Ubuntu 12.04. I've formatted the external drive with one ext4 partition which spans the entire disk. My problem is that the disk makes ...
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Are there specific file extensions that aren't compatible with Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu version 12.04.2 LTS Are there any specific programs or file extensions that are not compatible with Ubuntu? Can all .exe extensions be run on Ubuntu? I have just started using this ...
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Why do I have to name my text file <something>.cpp in order to compile a C++ program from command line?

I'm exploring compiling/running simple C++ programs from the bash shell (in Ubuntu 12.04). Being new to Linux in general, I actually have a couple questions. First, it seems that Ubuntu/Linux does ...
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Keynote file showing as 0 Bytes

I know I can't do anything functional with an Apple Keynote file, in Ubuntu, but I have needed to download them or transfer them and send them along as email attachments. The problem is, once ...
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Can the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool read Linux partitions?

I have a PC that I can dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. If I use the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool to scan the PC for viruses (by booting from the Norton CD), will then Norton also scan the ...
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Problem opening xboard

I recently installed xboard but when I type xboard in the terminal it is not opening instead gives me the following error: dineshkumar@dineshkumar-desktop:~$ xboard load checkmark.bm xboard: Can't ...
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What is the meaning of .lnk extension?

Every time when I install and use a Windows program using PlayOnLinux / Wine, I get a .lnk file on my desktop besides the program's shortcut. The file's name is "program's name.lnk". What is its role ...
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Show file extension in file name [duplicate]

Is there anyway to show files suffixes by default in file name in unity? For example: If I have a file called test.bin, it is shown as test in Unity. I'd like it to be shown as test.bin by default ...
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Problem formatting Bless output

I've been trying to output a standard hex dump of a binary file using Bless Hex Editor. The formatting language provided works fine until I try to get an ASCII column down the right hand side. All I ...
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Information about file extensions

Which type of file extensions are used in Ubuntu ?
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How can I read GSettings values from a filesystem backup?

I have a complete filesystem backup from an old Ubuntu installation. I'd like to retrieve some data from it that was stored via GSettings, e.g. my old GNOME Terminal color selections or the commands ...
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assigning file extensions to a program

I recently installed the latest version of Maple (math software) and it works just fine but there’s a small issue of ubuntu not recognizing the extensions (.mw , .mws) properly. I can load maple and ...
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How do I change extensions of all files in a folder to one common extension when all the files have different extensions?

I have a grader for COCI (a competitive programming contest) that reads input files (txt[number].in), compiles and runs a code (txt.cpp) and matches the result with an output file (txt[number].out). ...
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Ubuntu Touch music file types

What kind of audio file types can the Ubuntu Touch play? I want to push some of my music over, but want to make sure it works first. Can it play .mp3 file types or would I be best converting them to ...
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Opening an .accdb file in Ubuntu?

I've received a Microsoft Access .accdb file (version 2010 I believe) that I need to get some data from. How can I open it in Ubuntu? Is there any tool that would allow me to do so? PS: Read-only is ...
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convert wordlist.txt file[s], to make them compatible and working in goldenDict

I've got five wordlist.txt dictionary-files; downloaded at dict.cc, and I need to convert them into .ifo | dict.dz | idx.gz or .index | .dict(.dz)-format, in order to make them work in/with ...
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List all files that do not have extensions

I want to list all files in a directory that don't have extensions. For example: $ ls a.txt b c.pdf d e.png $ ls -someOption b d What command I can use instead of ls ...
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How to associate an executable file to a file of specific MIME type

I've got sublime text2 compiled in an executable form and i want to set it as default file handler for .php file type. i cant do this as it is not associated with any mime type.
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Is there any tool for converting from .pdf to .chm? [duplicate]

I googled this title and all I encountered was chm -> pdf searches. Isn't it possible from pdf to chm ? Or if it is possible which tools do this ?
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What format does evolution store its mail in?

My evolution (3.0.3) has a maildir directory: ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local/ cur/##########.######_#.username:2,S ...
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Ext4 file system format dirve not shows in Windows 8

To install Ubuntu 13.04 formatted a drive with Ext4 file system format. After format it can't open the drive from windows 8 Os login. Whenever I try to open the drive following error shows : Thanks ...
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File type in Nautilus when working with webdav

I'm on Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and I've mounted two webdav "markers" to access GDrive and 4Shared accounts. That worked fine, but all files are of type "binary" and don't open correctly when double ...
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Is default Octave linked to libhdf5-serial-dev

I'm trying to read a .h5 file with octave using load("-hdf5","finalProg.h5") But I'm getting the error below. Looking at the octave documentation for load with -hdf5, it says "This format is only ...
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Direct file downloads based off file extension?

Is it possible to make it that whenever I download a file, it is redirected to a certain folder based on its file extension? Eg, *.jpg, *.gif, *.png, etc, that it downloads to my pictures folder, ...
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Import vector graphics to inkscape

I'm producing vector graphics in my research with Maethematica and/or MATLAB, and I want to combine a few of them. I thought the best would be to use inkscape to do that, but unfortunately inkscape ...
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Error interpreting JPEG image file (Not a JPEG… I can't open it! Hex editor file extrange

I can't open my .jpg files. It shows: Error interpreting JPEG image file (Not a JPEG file: starts with... I had found some similar problem but without resolving. I tried various softwares but ...
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How can I stop Files from oversimplifying file types?

When I sort files by type in Files, both JPEG and TIFF file types are described unhelpfully as "Image". This oversimplification makes sorting effectively useless for me: When writing this question ...
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What (input) types of files can avconv convert and to what (output) files?

I like to use simple commands (in Thunar custom actions), like avconv -i %f %f.mp3. I can replace mp3 with flac for example - but what other output extensions can be used? Also, in Thunar custom ...
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What (input) types of files can ffmpeg convert and to what (output) files?

I like to use simple commands (added to Thunar custom actions), like ffmpeg -i %f %f.mp3. I can replace mp3 with flac for example - but what other output extensions can be used? Also, in Thunar ...
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Delete files with 2 separators

I would like to be able to search and delete files which have 2 separator "." in their names but all end with .gnucash or .log e.g. PL.293892.gnucash How do I do this please? Normally I would ...
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How to read file with iso-8859-1 latin1 encoding?

What package should I install to be able to read files with iso-8859-1 latin1 encoding? Currently, I only see strange characters instead of text. % locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= ...
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How do I save a LibreOffice Calc file for opening in Excel?

I am trying to save a file in LibreOffice Calc that is still usable in Microsoft Office Excel. Save as .xlms doesn't work.
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car radio sd doesn't work when formated from ubuntu

My radio car reads SD card only when formated from windows. When I format it from ubuntu it says "no file", althought in the computer (both from windows and ubuntu) I can see their contents. Is there ...
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What software should I install for opening .stl files?

I use Ubuntu 12.10. What software can I install that can open Physible .stl files? And what are the differences between these softwares?
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How to list text files without a .txt file extension?

For example, how can I replicate ls *.txt when my text files are missing the .txt ending, and as far as extensions go appear the same as many other types of file? Alternatively, is it possible to ...
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Force file extension to open with specific app (Extensions like .exe, .jpg, .mp4…)

I have already read the question about Creating .desktop files to use on the "Open with other application" tab but this is not what I want, I want to be able to click on the file in Dash or ...
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How can I cut the margin of a PDF or djvu file for optimal booklet printing?

I have a file which has exaggerated margins. This forces me to print it as a booklet, otherwise I feel I'm waisting paper (a good size of the font allows me to do so). But if I print directly in ...
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What is the file extension for things in the /bin folder?

I was looking at stuff like /bin/bash, and I wanted to make my own file like that that's full of aliases, but I need to know the file extension. Please tell me.
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KFP file in ubuntu?

My print shop provides a KFP file for checking a PDF for print readiness. It seems that this file can be imported into Acrobat Professional (keyword: Preflight Profile), but is a Kinko's File Prep ...
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associating files with same MIME but different file extensions to differentt applications

How can I associate files with same MIME but different extensions to different applications. For example both .maff & .zip files have application/zip MIME ; But I need to open .maff by Firefox and ...
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Accidentally formated external hard drive

Today I was trying to copy some files from my external hard drive (1TB) to a flash drive (4GB) on Ubuntu 12.10. My flash drive contained an operating system, so I decided to format it using the disk ...