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Git commit and push via batch file on Ubuntu

Our team have to always submit code on git after their work. And on every PC there are a lot of projects. All system running with Ubuntu OS. So I need some solution for overcome this manually commit ...
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how can i make appear my bookmarks at top left than bottom left in nautilus?

How can i make my bookmarks appear at top left than bottom left in nautilus? I have to scroll down every time to find my bookmarks. That's boring. If above is not possible, how can i remove the ...
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How can I search my links (.desktop) files from Dash using Super+F?

I often pull my browser bookmarks to the desktop or another folder. (That results in .desktop files containing the URL and title). When I search for the bookmarks from file manager I can find them. ...
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Open a file with default application that is not listed in “Open WIth”

I would like to open by default all .txt files with emacs, but when I right-click on the file, and go to properties, and then go to the "Open With" tab, it doesn't appear emacs. Please how can I ...
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share files from ubuntu server 14.04 lts to windows

I configurerd the samba to share files. "/home/thomas/media/" its a 2nd harddrive. But when i add the share file to my windows computer its only a network folder. I would like it to be like a drive. ...
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I unlocked the 'Files' button/icon from my unity launcher and now it disappearead and I cannot restore it or get it back

I unlocked the 'Files' button for the Ubuntu file manager from the unity launcher and I cannot get it back. When I run the file manager from the dash, the icon does not appear on the launcher like ...
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Retrieving Files from Broken Ubuntu

I run Ubuntu 14.04. I recently ran the command sudo apt-get -f install, which, for some reason, ended up removing the boot files. So, I reinstalled Ubuntu on a different partition. However, I would ...
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What does this “find” command do?

I am so beginner on Linux and I have run the following command while I am on /root: find . -type d -exec chmod 770 {} \; && find . -type f -exec chmod 660 {} \ I meant to run that on a ...
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Need to know whether a named pipe stores data in them

I got a situation where i need to select and option from a switch case.For each option there is a text related to it which needs to be stored in a file descriptor.For this process my senior gave a ...
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How to know the home directory size limit?

Is there any way to know how large my home directory is allowed to be?
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file manager permission based on users on Ajenti

I installed Ajenti-v on my Ubuntu server 15.10 and I want to create multiple users with specific access to their home directory. Currently, whenever I create a new ajenti user (which is synced with ...
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Wine won't open .exe files?

I'm a big noob to ubuntu and having to run wine with windows applications, but I'm trying to download some indie games and 99% of them come up with an error message that insufficient data is not ...
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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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How to get file size in terms of bits?

The best I seem to be able to get from Nautilus and ls is the file size for a given file in bytes, however I would like to be able to view the exact file size of a given file in terms of bits, how can ...
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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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Do I need unencrypted files underneath encrypted overmount?

I have unencrypted files in my /home/user dir (likely fallout from moving my home dir to a different partition). /dev/sda1 440G 137G 282G 33% /home /home/user/.Private 440G 137G ...
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Giving postgres access to root files

I created an Ubuntu 14.04.4 server on digital ocean. I have a directory off the root user called mapnik/data/. Inside is a file I want to import to postgres. When logged in as root ls -l ...
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Why doesn't ls combined with awk show exact sizes?

I am trying to find the size of the files on my hard drive in exact bytes, but whenever the size gets too big the number turns all weird (like 1.98329e+12). Can I stop it from doing this or convert ...
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list all files by size [duplicate]

I'm currently running some Disk Management and trying to locate where some rather large files are located. Is it possible to list all files on a hard drive, (including system files, and hidden files) ...
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/home/$USER always load with unknown binary files

My personnal folder is full of unknown files : newzzzcworl, newzzzcwpaa.... When I open it, my computer load during a very long time. Software like Matlab doesn't work when I looking for files in ...
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How to install a Iso file in ubuntu [duplicate]

I need to unmount a iso game file in order to install it in ubuntu . i tried Disk image writer . got this error . Error unmounting /dev/sda1: Command-line `umount "/dev/sda1"' exited with non-zero ...
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Can't Downloaded just zipped file

I am using ubuntu, KKVM as webserver just make a backup with zip -R archive.zip * file size: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3676624704 Apr 4 11:04 archive.zip As you read from title i can't ...
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Where can I find a folder containing icons of all my applications, that I can double-click? [duplicate]

Where can I find the folder where I can see icons of my applications and click on them as I am accustomed to from other operating systems? (N.B. Please see my comments re duplications.)
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How to associate an icon to a file type

Is there a definitive, infallible tool or recipe to associate an icon to a file type? I mean, to simultaneously associate an icon with all files of that type on a computer? I could do that file by ...
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Pasted file has more MB than the copied?

Ok so I have ubuntu 15.10 installed on a USB and boot with it as my main OS on this computer. The computer has 2 hard disks one connected to a SATA interface and one through USB too... none of them ...
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How to store file information into an array?

With this part of script I can get a necessary information about files in my directory(and subdirectories). The only information I need is the extension and the size of file. for file in `find . ...
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Check if input string exists in file

You must read string1, what should I do? Here's my code: #!/bin/sh echo "Enter your sting: " read read string1 if [ grep -q $string1 file.txt ];then echo "Found it" else echo "Sorry this string ...
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All panels gone and no terminal

I was booting up my laptop one day and entered my password wrong several times due to forgetting it. After finally getting in, I get to my account and find all the panels gone. I've tried everything ...
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How long it will take to sort uniq a 62GB file? [closed]

For 5 hours I ran the command sort file1 | uniq > file2 on a 62GB file and I'm just wondering how long it will take. I have a Intel® Core™ i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz × 4 with 8GB RAM. It will be ...
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When copying files via USB from Ubuntu to Windows 7, there is a different number of files

What's up guys, I'm trying to backup some Ubuntu files to my Windows machine. I have all the files in one folder and when I click "Properties" in Ubuntu it says 696 items, 742.6 MB. When I copied that ...
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Bluetooth File Transfer with Nexus 5X Not Working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. The laptop's Bluetooth seems to work fine as I have a remote Logitech keyboard that I have paired with it that works flawlessly. My problem is with my Nexus 5X ...
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Editing files on server through SSH

I'm working on a web application and all of it's files are on a linux server, which I am accessing through SSH. Is there a way to edit these files in a text editor other than vim or nano through SSH, ...
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Who is using an included file?

With 'fuser' I can see which process is using the file. However any included file does not show with 'fuser'. mainfile #! /bin/bash source subfile SomethingInSubFile sleep 60 exit 0 subfile ...
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Incorrect permission set received

In the following shell script: default_conf_file_path="/etc/apache2/sites-available/"; default_conf_file=$default_conf_file_path"000-default.conf"; DocumentRoot=$(grep "DocumentRoot" ...
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How to fix desktop error “Permission denied”

I can't delete,add and put on desktop files and folder and with everything i only see this. Help me please.
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Can't delete file and folder from my desktop

Hello i'm new ubuntu user so here my problem, i can't delete file and folder from my desktop there is no option for that."Move to trash" is not optional on list when i press right click.
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chmod not working in a non super user

I have created a file named *.txt in /home using following command: sudo nano *.txt Then I have changed owner of *.txt to a user that I've created: sudo useradd -c "ABC" sudo chown ABC ...
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mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/media/virtualCD’: Read-only file system

I just want to create a simple folder in root directory but I face this message: mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/media/virtualCD’: Read-only file system. I appreciate your help in advance.
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Opening a file using xdg-open

I have a bash script which reads a file extension and list files of that extension using 'find' command. After that it reads name of the file. Now after this how can I open that file using name and ...
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troubleshooting updatedb

I am taking a course that makes me go on terminal and run updatedb. but this is what I get: nonrootuser$ updatedb updatedb: can not open a temporary file for `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db' so far I ...
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Why am I able to open executable files?

I really don't know how to give many details here. All it is is that I can open exe files for some reason. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but I'm really confused. I am using Ubuntu 15.10. I can't ...
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Ubuntu Mate question [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Mate 15.10-64bit on my surface pro by booting it from a USB drive. I don't want to install it on the surface pro, I just want to keep booting it from the USB drive. I always change ...
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var/log/syslog growing indefinitely in size

The disk that contains Ubuntu on my computer is 115GB in size. When the disk was 114.7GBfull. I started deleting some files here and there to free up around 5GB. But I noticed the disk was 114GB ...
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How to disable the need for making operations with sudo

I can read my Dropbox directory from Ubuntu OS. However, in order to delete/create/move file to this directory I must use "sudo". This means that I can do these operation only by shell. Is there any ...
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Option or command for finding whether a file is empty

Is there a command that allows finding out whether or not a file contains something? I tried with ls' size option (ls -lsh) but it does not show me the empty files because the files/folders have no ...
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SSH locked out need to put files onto server

Okay this is my last hope I have a server which i am locked out on because we were testing some different host files in the /etc/ssh folder. I am trying to get my back up onto the server so that i ...
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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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dir2ogg- ERROR: “stdin” is not a supported format

Re: Convert m4a --> ogg I have installed dir2ogg 0.11.8 on Lubuntu 14.04 LTS; faad is inherently installed, Build: May 1 2012. I would like to convert the m4a file ManjusriMantra.m4a to ogg, ...
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How to rename these files with regex?

I can't write a regex code for that. Microsoft Windows has changed my files' names and I want to remove the date from this names. How can I do this? (Names are below.) icon-culture (2015_09_04 ...
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opening or editing a file quickly?

how can i open a file with along name using leafpad,notepadqq....etc without copying the name and pasting it is there any trick on the keyboard or a command ? thanks on advanced Beginner