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How to delete all first-level subfolders that do not have a specified string in their names

I know that there are quite a lot of answered questions about how to delete all files with or without a certain string in their names, as well as ones about how to delete all subfolders with a certain ...
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Hebrew and Chinese file name

i have dual boot pc with windows and ubuntu. when i connect hdd that open via veracrypt on ubuntu, the file manager show any Hebrew or Chinese file name as "????". what to do? plus, when i change any ...
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Encrypted home folder is only partially decrypted by ecryptfs

I'll make this as brief as possible: -Following an upgrade, lubuntu no longer boots -I installed ubuntu gnome on a separate partition -Within the new partition, I mounted the other (lubuntu) ...
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How to name a file to be the very first in Nautilus?

New versions of Nautilus are cool, because they skip nonalphanumeric letters at the beginning of any file name and sort files according to the first alphanumeric letter (if any). But how to name a ...
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Thumb drive doesn't distinguish case in file names on Lubuntu

Using SanDisk ExtremePro 128GB usb3.0 thumb drive to copy files between Lubuntu 13.10 systems, also sometimes from Mac or PCs. Formatting is standard off-the-shelf, I believe, although I did run a ...
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How to save the file name with current date and time?

I want to save filename with current date and time by using the keyboard shortcut. is it possible? example: update array_12:35:16 28-05-16.php somename_currentdatetime.php
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How to rename photo filename to include the date?

I have a group of photo files that are named with only a sequence number like: Imagexxxx.jpg (xxxx is just a sequence number) what I am trying to search but sadly no results, is to add the date of the ...
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Rearrange the components of filenames for a group of files

I have a group of photo files that are named: ddmmyyyyxxxx.jpg (xxxx is just a sequence number) that I am trying to search but sadly no results, is to rename the filename to yyyy-mm-dd-xxxx.jpg. All ...
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Arabic file names changed to unicode

Copied zip file of site backup from old host which had Arabic file names, when unzipped on new installation of Ubuntu file names are somehow changed to unicode. Original file name : إدارة-المكتب-...
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How to make aliases for file paths?

I have many folders on my machine, many of those folders have more folders within them, more folders within those folders, and so on... Now when I am doing certain cd and cp operations that I do every ...
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How to move data to Windows reliably?

I have a laptop which has Lubuntu installed and I have about 30-40GB of videos, documents, pictures and music files on it. I would like to move the data to another hard drive/pendrive and use it on a ...
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What to write instead of \x20 in path name in Bash?

I have an external hard drive called "My Book". When I used the command: find /dev/disk/ it shows me that it is under /dev/disk/by-label/My\x20Book However, when I type in find /dev/disk/ | ...
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Clean up dovecot mailbox casing

I have an IMAP server with dovecot and it's configured for the directory layout mail_location = maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%n/Maildir I never noticed any problems and nobody complained, but when I now ...
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How to change the file naming scheme for screen shot [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and when I take the screen shot, the default file name is given like Screenshot from 2016-02-29 11:08:10.png. I do not want the file name to have a space () and a colon (:). ...
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How can I increase Ubuntu's 143-byte file name limit for encrypted directories?

In encrypted directories, Ubuntu (at least 15.10) seems to have a file name byte limit of 143 B--much smaller than the ext4 file system's limit of 255 B. Where is this special limit set, why is it set ...
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How to have a forward slash in a file name?

I understand that this will likely break and confuse the hell out of my system, but is it possible to name or rename a file so that it has /s in its name (this is needed for a file which needs to go ...
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What is $Recycle.Bin in LS output?

If i do LS and see $RECYCLE.BIN and try to TAB complete $R I get $RANDOM clearly I am an idiot, but breaking things is how I learn :) I deleted $RECYCLE.BIN and lost a bunch of files. Now ...
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Is the incomplete output by wkhtmltopdf caused by shell expansion or wkhtmltopdf?

My Ubuntu 14.04's wkhtmltopdf version is $ wkhtmltopdf --version wkhtmltopdf 0.12.2.1 (with patched qt) I want to convert several webpages into a pdf file using the program in bash. First I tried ...
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How to replace symbol in multiplefiles? [duplicate]

I have many files in directory(with folders so i think solution must be recursive in deep) root-folder file-1.png file-2.png file-3.png file-4.png file-5.png folder-1 file-1.png file-2.png file-...
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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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Keyboard Shortcut to Rename File in GUI (Other Than F2)

I want to rename a file in GUI. I know I can either right-click > Rename or press F2, but I know in Chrome OS you can just type Ctrl+Enter in the Files app, and it will do that. Is anything ...
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Rename Files & Folders With Special Characters

Struggling with this one and Googling it doesn't seem to be giving me solution that works. I have a folder named... file å?? name.txt for example and to avoid problems, I want to rename it however ...
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Find duplicates by filemane

I have about 167k files in single folder(for now) and renamed by this script in here: Renaming bunch of files, but only part of the title . How can I find duplicate files by their names (only digits ...
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non-english characters in file names don't show up in file search

After installing Kubuntu 15.10 non-English (i.e. Greek) file names are not shown in file search. Any ideas about this issue? (A QT issue caused some trouble in Firefox under 15.04, if I recall this ...
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After removing a file with special characters in filename it is still listed

I have removed a file with a special character in its file-name by placing it in the Trash can using Nautilus. Yet, it is still listed using "ls -la" giving something like: -????????? ? ? ? ? ? "file-...
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Rename multiple files remove all characters

How can I replace this [www.Example.com]Name-episode-77.mp4 FGBs episode 3 dks.mp4 to HxH 077.mp4 HxH 003.mp4 *Files name doesn't follow exact pattern I want to :- Remove all characters and ...
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How to find gaps in list?

So, I have allot of files (167k) and now they are now in proper order, thanks to Serg's script in here - http://askubuntu.com/a/686829/462277 . And now I need to find gaps between filenames, the ...
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Need help with MPV bash script

Basically I'm Try to edit a bash script. To goal of the Script is to allow me to take a bunch of screenshot of videos by Simply launching it from terminal with only having to specify the Filename and ...
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files names suffix “unknown”

On my desktop all created file names include the suffix "unknown". Please look at the screenshot: file name unknown Almost funny bug...it appears since a few updates and exclusive on my desktop but ...
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zip multiple files with the same name but different extensions [closed]

I have a folder that contains files with the same file name but different extensions (.jpg and .eps). Each .eps has a matching .jpg with the same name and I want to zip them together in pairs. (The ...
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File disappeared after cutting name when renaming

I use Ububtu 15.04 with Unity interface. While I was editing a file's name, I accidentally selected the entire name (without the extension) and pressed ctrl+x and Enter. The file disappeared. Where ...
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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=...
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how to handle file names with spaces

I am developing a GUI search program. I need help to handle filenames with spaces. I just can't figure it out. Here is my code: #!/bin/bash USERNAME=$(whoami) INPUT=$(zenity --entry) updatedb --...
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Opened file Highlighting in Linux Ubuntu console

First(I am using linux in terminal, (console mode),(no graphical extension), like on server. The question is following: Is it possible to install some kind of script, that highlights "opened file", ...
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Sorting files by name [duplicate]

Is there a way I can change the way files are currently "sorted by name", to include common non-alphabetical characters like +-_? I don't mind getting my hands dirty if someone can point me to the ...
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Shell script with select command to show a list of files

I've written the attached bstls.sh shell script which uses the command select to choose the subfolder or file in a folder passed as argument on which execute the ls command. #! /bin/bash #Personal ...
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Delete pattern of names from files [duplicate]

I downloaded some files with youtube-dl. The name is always like this foo - baar -PSUHDUWHDAIHDWU.ogg/mp3/... How can I remove this random letters (cut the last '-*') at the end from all files of a ...
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How can I change the filename timestamp?

I have dat files' names in chronological order: FileName_YYYY_MM_DD_HHMM.dat Is there any commands for adding 30 minutes to each timestamp?
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How do I direct a file to be stored in a different folder?

So I'm trying to direct a file to be created in another folder (let's say on my Desktop) from my bin directory. I made a text file with all the files in the directory using ls > textfile but this ...
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Renaming png fails with shutter

I am learning to use shutter and from the CLI I was trying to take 10 screenshots at 1 second interval and to rename them, however when I try I get an error message that says: "There was an error ...
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Error: object “ip” is unknown , try “ip help”

I am trying to run trusted executables through a script. I copied the binary executable /bin/ip to a directory called Tools. I renamed the binary to eip. I have navigated to the directory tools and ...
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Substitute specific char sequence inside filenames

A friend of mine grouped tons of files in this way on windows After I made him switch to Ubuntu, files are no more ordered based on the number of exclamation marks in front, so I would like to know ...
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Detect & Convert encoding for broken file names

I downloaded some mp3 files that has Japanese character in its name and now the file name is broken. I tired convmv to convert encoding, but i cannot seem to find in which encoding the filename is ...
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How to Search for multiple words (in any order) in filename - GUI (or terminal)

I'm looking for a search tool (from Ubuntu 14.04 desktop) or method/command (Terminal) that will allow me to search in filenames for full or partial words, in any order, regardless of capitalization. ...
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What happens with the case sensitive directories and files in an NTFS partition under Windows?

I use Ubuntu since 1,5 years. I upgraded my computer so that's the time for backup, fresh install, etc. I will make a dual boot system, so here is my problem: I have some (i don't know exactly how ...
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Error finding preseed file when booting the UbuntuServer installer via iPXE through HTTP

I know the typical settings to run a PXE server is the combination DHCP+TFTP+HTTP/FTP/NFS... servers, but my setting must be only DHCP+HTTP, so my dhcpd.conf has these lines: subnet 192.168.1.0 ...
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How to move files based on first word in file name?

In a folder, I have thousand of files, such as: cat eats mouse.jpg cat chases mouse.jpg gorilla eats banana.jpg gorilla is sleeping.jpg elephant is huge.jpg elephant has trunk.jpg (and so on...) I ...
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Searching in Dash

What are the characters which the Dash search uses to split filenames into words? I mean, if you have a file some random.txt, the dash will show if you enter either 'some' or 'random'. But what if I ...
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How to select files/folders based on input name prefix match in nautilus instead of start searching? [duplicate]

When one types on the keyboard in a view of a directory in nautilus, it either starts searching or to select the first file/folder matching the input with a prefix in the file's/folder's name. I've ...
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Sort files alphabetically with _

From Windows I am used to have files and folders with names starting with the "_" character to be sorted on top, before letters and numbers (when alphabetically sorting). Is it possible to do the same ...