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How to delete all the files with a certain extension from a folder and all of its subfolders?

I want to remove all the .jpg files from my Music folder in order to save room. My Music folder contains subfolders, and I would like to know if there is a command to remove all the .jpg files from ...
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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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How do I play m3u8 files?

I would really like to play m3u8 files (more specifically, http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/NTV-Public-IPS.m3u8) but when I try to run it on VLC player, it goes on to multiple .ts files with a ...
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Native Flac .cue splitter

I have some .Flac albums I ripped as one big file to save somes 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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How to play VOB files that were inside a DVD disc?

I just downloaded a DVD which is for a movie. After uncompressing the DVD file I see .VOB, .IFO and .BUP files. If I open the first .VOB file it shows me the DVD menu but I can't interact with it. So, ...
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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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How do I view an Outlook .msg file?

I need to view a .msg file. It is an email from Microsoft Outlook. How can I do this in Ubuntu?
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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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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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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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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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Is there an application for reading mobi files?

Is there e-book reader on Ubuntu that read mobi file format?
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How can I open a .dmg file?

I've got a .dmg file, and I can't figure out how to open it. How can I open it?
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Is it possible to preview arbitrary formats in Nautilus?

I recently found out that Nautilus (Ubuntu 12.04 at least) can show thumbnails of files of non-image formats, for example (data grapher) grace files (.agr) shows a small version of the graph contained ...
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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 do I get my pendrive to work again

I had a FAT32 formatted usb drive, which when opened in ubuntu displayed a folder named "System Volume Information". I deleted this folder and then I was unable to open the Pendrive using nautillus. ...
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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.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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How to extract files from a split 7zip archive?

I downloaded a series of packages that all compress one thing. The files end in .0, .1, .2, etc. The User Lists of these packages I downloaded say to use the file.bat to successfully extract, or to ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 do I erase/format a harddisk from a live CD?

I need to format a drive containing an old install of Ubuntu 10.04, to install Vista (not my idea!) Vista setup apparently refuses to format non-FAT32 or NTFS partitions. However, I can't seem to ...
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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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How can I extract .bin (image) files?

I need to extract a .bin file and I have no idea how to do it in Ubuntu. In Windows I usually used to do it using MagicISO.
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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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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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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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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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Which Large File System Format to use for USB Flash drive compatible with Ubuntu/Mac/Windows?

I've had this problem for a long time and can't find a solution. I switch between the 3 OSes all the time and use a 1TB USB Drive to do so. I can't seem to find a format that is compatible across ...
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How can I view a Microsoft Publisher .pub file?

I need to view a .pub file. How can I view the file or convert it to a more mainstream format (such as a PDF?)
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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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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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How I can extract files, name.iso.001 name.iso.002 and so on

I just downloaded some materials, but the extensions are not recognized by Ubuntu. I have a bunch of files names name.iso.001, name.iso.002 and so on. How I can extract or mount it?
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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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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 ...