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How to open and view a .gsp file?

On Ubuntu, how can one open and view .gsp files, which are made using the Geometers' Sketchpad on Windows? Is it even possible? (I have tried KSEG, which is considered to be an alternative to ...
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How would you change a format from .rar to .xiz?

I found a huge bank of instruments for the grand piano that I would like to put into zynaddsubfx, but it is in an .rar format. I am sure there is a way, but I do not know how to compress it to an .xiz ...
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Shotwell Viewer can't open files without file ending

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine. When I try to open an image without file extension (e.g .png) using Shotwell Viewer, it shows the error: "Shotwell does not support the file format of ...
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Installing .tar.bz2 format games [duplicate]

I have downloaded a game called redeclipse from their own website. It's an open source project and hopefully supports Linux too, so I have downloaded it but it came in a .tar.bz2 format. I extracted ...
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Why do we have .desktop files?

I wonder why do we have .desktop files, I downloaded a trivial .jpg picture from internet (yes, I'm a newbie, currently learning command line), and saw that when I list the file, I saw .desktop ...
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Sort icons by type in nautilus doesn't order as expected

I use to sort icons by type all the time, and in nautilus I'm getting an strange result. For example, I sorted the following files: a.cpp b.cpp a.c x.html n.hpp m.txt x.glade and I expect a result ...
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Format Factory equivalent in 14.04

I use Format Factory in Windows to convert media files in different format. Is there any good tool that can convert mp4 to mp3 in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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Which program to use for viewing mulitplex jpg and mp4 360x360 photosphere files?

TL;DR - Which program to use for viewing mulitplex jpg and mp4 360x360 photosphere files? Bublcam provides http://www.bublcam.com/products/bublcam Photosphere Videos and Photos in Multiplex format as ...
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How to check the default handler for a specific file type in Terminal?

I often come across file types which I am not sure of, but yet need to open, but as I don't know what the default file handler on my system is for that specific file type (and sometimes the file ...
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How to set gedit language to specific files

How to set gedit to open file as CSS language for .SCSS file extension?
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Something with .txt File? [duplicate]

I have stored a text as .txt while saving it in Gedit in Ubuntu 14.04. But after viewing that folder, which i have stored will have two files with that name but with 'Tilde Symbol' '~' for an ...
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Package needed to open .grd files

Which package need to be installed to open a .grd file in Ubuntu? Because I'm not yet finding the proper installation package.
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Cannot open zip created with shell script [duplicate]

I try to make a backup script, but when i create a zip with the script, and use cd myzip it sais that it dosnt exitst even when i can see it on the server with FileZilla. This is my script: ...
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Make/Remove USB Storage Devices as Read Only

I just gave my 32GB flash stick to record the VDO for me. After that, I can only see the stuff in it. No delete or cut. It is set as "Read Only", and basically useless... Apparently this my /dev/sdb1 ...
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File format problem, libreoffice writer is odt format, but i need .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf and .txt files format

i need writer formats .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf and .txt files only. But in ubuntu 14.04 there is Libreoffice writer that comes with ODT format. So, I am not able to upload my resume in ODT format on ...
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Files starting with a comment have the wrong mime type

In Ubuntu 14.04 I have a directory with a set of LESS files, all with the .less extension. All but three of the files show a mime type of plain text document (text/plain) under Properties > Basic. The ...
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Correct file extensions

I have about 12000 images of different file types but every one of them was renamed *.jpg. Now I want to give them their proper extensions back, how can I do it
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Old file How to read DL and GL video file in ubuntu?

I've get some old dos file GL and Dl file how to read them on ubuntu please ?
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize m4a files

I downloaded a few audio files in m4a format from youtube using flashgot plugin in firefox. The files are showing up as unknown, they don't open on double click. I have to manually right click and ...
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Older DVD Formats Not Functioning

I have found that some of my older DVD's are not either loading or being mounted. To be more specific, usually when I insert a DVD it makes some noises and then it shows up as a mounted device in ...
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What are '.save' files?

I have been writing several bash scripts, and I have found that while writing them that extra copies of the files have been created which seem to be identical in contents to the normal files, except ...
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Windows 7 can't view files after interacting with them on Ubuntu

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a second ext4 partition alongside my Windows 7 partition. The dual-boot works fine, and my Windows 7 behaves perfectly normal. In my Ubuntu, I've been using ...
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what is Icc pfofile date time?

Please Help me it's very Urgent for me I uploaded my image to http://regex.info for finding exif information because i need the date the image was taken and it found nothing but Profile Date Time as ...
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Icon theme not loading correctly

Using a new install of Ubuntu 14.04. When I change the icon theme using unity tweak or ubuntu tweak, the icons for the file formats don't load correctly. The folder icons load correctly. AND ubuntu ...
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Getting rid of the p7m file extension

The internet has not been helpful this time. I have a zip archive that also has a p7m extension. How can I lose that extension so that I can view the files? Any help is appreciated. Than you!
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File types in Nautilus - how to distinguish between different file types? [closed]

Under file Type column in Nautilus, I get file categories like Image, Document, etc. I need to sort files according to file format. Is there a way make a distinction, based on file formats?
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How to assign (set) a MIME type to a file?

Is there any command that could set MIME type of a file? for example: mime --set --MIME="image/pjpeg" filename.jpg
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Same file extension, but different “Type” in file properties!

I have two different files that have same file extensions: *.otf. But if I right click on these two files, Nautilus shows different "Type:" for them in file properties window: One is ODF template ...
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.123 extension doesn't treated as textfile

The file became lotus spreadsheet when the file extension is .123. I want it to be treated as textfile only since the lotus is adding unecessary characters. Edit: It is only adding extra characters ...
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Can't open 32-bit Machinarium - can't read file type

I purchased machinarium and received my download links. The 64-bit version downloaded and opened fine, but the cursor was not aligned with where I clicked. I then checked my system settings and ...
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Convert flac to m4a at 400Kps?

it's worth a try, I love linux and I have so many years using it but now there's only one thing that I cannot do, I have my music collection in flac and I always convert flac to m4a using nero aac ...
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How can I play a rmvb file in ubuntu trusty?

I have an video file in rmvb format, but vlc player and totem crashes when I try to play it. Is there any way to install realplayer on ubuntu, and if not, how is it possible to play this video on ...
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What tools are available for determining a files type other than the file command?

I am trying to figure out how Football Manager reads its save games. The files have .fmc extension and if I run the file command it just returns data. I suspect the save game file is a database of ...
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How to extract CPGZ File

I have a file with cpgz extension and I want to extract it on Ubuntu 14.04. Is there any command that I can extract easily ?
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How To Replace Deleted File Bytes With Random Bytes

Let's assume that I "erased" some file named important.txt. This file is still exists on the hard drive (invisible attribute changed to true), so what I am trying to do is find the important.txt that ...
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Burn DICOM-compatible CD

I have some images which are in the DCM file format (DICOM image file format). I want to burn them onto a CD disk with DICOM standards (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) using Ubuntu ...
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Open file with correct program, in terminal, based on extension [duplicate]

Is there any way to automatically open a file with the correct program, when using the terminal? Something similar with double clicking a file in GUI. So for example having a pdf file, not need to ...
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How to make a file extension non-executable?

Yes, I know that I can make a file non executable by setting appropriate permission bits on that file. What I want to do is, making all the files with a certain extension non-executable, So that ...
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Native Flac .cue splitter

I have some .Flac albums I ripped as one big file to save some space (Lossless CD rips are roughly 500mb each), now I have more storage I would like to split them back to there original files. Is ...
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I cannot download torrents any more! Files I download from torrent sites have the extension .exe

I recently tried to download a few torrents from various sites and found that the file extension of all the files I try to download is .exe, which neither transmission nor vuze nor I know what to do ...
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Group files in some folders

I have some files with different extensions such as *.pdf, *.mp3, *.jpg and a few others. All of them are stored in a parent directory. How can I get a list of all extensions, create some folders ...
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Listing an empty folder shows two items . and .. , what are they?

When I make a folder test and cd into it, it's empty. However, running ls -la returns: total 8> drwxrwxr-x 2 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 23:09. drwxr-xr-x 41 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 ...
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Formatting USB thumb drives for Ubuntu in Windows

I am having issues getting usb drives to work correctly in Ubuntu and have read various bug reports of certain formats not working correctly in Ubuntu. If I want to format a usb drive from inside ...
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How to open sitx files?

I want to open a sitx file. I tried to open it using Unar and 7zip, but I did not succeed. What is the right application to open sitx files?
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Mimetype mess after calibre installation. How can I fix it?

I always get text/plain or application/octet-stream when running "mimetype" on all file types. The command "file --mime-type" seems to identify correctly the different file types. For instance, if I ...
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Mounting Disk Image in Raw format

While trying to mount a disk image in Raw(dd) format using the following command mount nps-2010-emails.dd /media/manu/ I get the following error message mount: you must specify the filesystem ...
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Conversion of disk image from Encase (E01) to Raw format

I am trying to convert from EnCase to Raw format using instructions given on this page. The following takes place: manu@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ ewfexport nps-2010-emails.E01 The program 'ewfexport' is ...
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Why is terminal telling me that my .rar file is not a RAR archive?

The file was downloaded online am I am trying to get a PS2 emulator working on my computer for fun. All I need to do now is learn how to open this rar file. File output of: superpajamarama@:~$ file ...
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How to convert an .xcf file/image to JPEG or PNG?

I use the GIMP photo editor which automatically saves the converted files in .xcf format, but they cannot be reopened with any other app. How can I convert or save my images as JPEG or PNG?
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Computer noob needs help with video format conversion [duplicate]

I need to convert 2 movies from the .MKS format to a .MP4 or .AVI file. How would I do that? I would prefer doing this in a GUI as I am not comfortable with the Command Line Interface.