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Which software program can read quicken and quickbook files? [duplicate]

My credit card online account allows me to download my transaction history only in quicken or quickbook format. How can I read them under Ubuntu? Thanks.
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How to audit SE elections results file on Ubuntu?

The AskUbuntu 2016 Moderator Elections have just finished (at the time of this writing), and this is what it says: However it only provides a utility to do this on Windows and Mac, how can one ...
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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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Is it possible to view WebP images in nautilus / photo program?

I've converted some images from jpeg to google's WebP image format, which reduces my images' size by about 90%! The big problem is that WebP images can only be viewed with a web browser, not with ...
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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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How do I change extensions of different file types [duplicate]

I have many files with different extensions in one directory (for example .aa, .1ab, .412 . etc). How can I change extensions of all this files to .txt There is now other files in folder, only those I ...
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What do you use to edit Microsoft Word documents (docx)?

What alternatives exist for editing Microsoft Word documents (docx)? I know about OpenOffice and Google docs. What else is out there?
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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 cur/####...
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sublime text 3 menu not showing

I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and yesterday I've installed Sublime-text-3 text editor. But the main problem is Menu is not showing unless its opened in root mode,i.e sudo /opt/sublime_text/...
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How to associate a file with a newly installed app on tablet?

How to associate a particular type of file with a newly installed app on the tablet ("Open with...")? I would like to open .epub files with Beru app automatically but I cannot find the way how to do ...
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LibreOffice export compatibility with .doc

I know I can open .doc files in LibreOffice, but can I save a new document as a .doc? You used to be able to do so in OpenOffice, but I can't find anything in LibreOffice to do that.
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16.04- new document (txt) created from right click menu doesn't show extension

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, the new text files created from right-click menu (both desktop and Files) doesn't show it's extension (*.txt). How to rectify this? In the above image, the first ...
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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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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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How to open xz file into movie player program

my friend sent me film with xz format and that file can't open. How to open that xz file in movie player program?
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Opening files without or unknown extensions from a remote server

When I try to open files without or unknown extensions, for example .bashrc from a remote server (via sftp), I get this dialog: I would like to be able to select my text editor in the context menu ...
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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 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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Read a multipage tiff?

I'm trying to sort out how to open a multi-page tiff. The sender swears it has more than one page, but in the default viewer I'm only able to see the first page. How do I view all pages?
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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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How to open word 5.0 files?

I tried Libreoffice but failed. I used the file command, but it only recognizes the file as "data". Is there a way to open a very old format like a Word 5.0 file? After I use catdoc,it shows ...
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I am not able to delete a corrupt NTFS partition on my pen drive. How can I force its deletion?

I formatted my 16GB pen drive with the NTFS file system in windows vista. After that I started copying some files. However, only a few files were copied to the pen drive before the copy operation hung....
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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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Splitting an MP4 file

What is the fastest and least resource consuming method for splitting an MP4 file? I tried ffmpeg but got an error: $ ffmpeg -vcodec copy -ss 0 -t 00:10:00 -i /home/asafche/Videos/myVideos/MAH00124....
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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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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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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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When creating a new text file, should I add a .txt extension to its name?

When I create a new document aimed at containing only plain text, I am not obliged by Ubuntu to add a .txt extension to its name. It works indeed very well: gedit opens it without problem, ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How to view and/or edit a .mdb Jet MS Access database file?

I have a .mdb database file which originated from a MS Access Jet database. Is the some way to view this database, and even better, a way to edit and export it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 doesn'...
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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: TIME=...