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Creating files when “sudoed” messes up permissions and users

I have some trouble installing some packages I compiled from source. Everything seems to work fine, until I try to actually use the files installed in a global place. It turns out the permisions and ...
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How can I access files from Linux LVM?

I just migrated from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 16. While installing Ubuntu I checked for having Linux LVM and since then I'm facing a big problem of accessing the data from the drives I had in Windows. ...
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Permission denied due to file access restriction logs

When a user tries to perform an operation on a file not allowed due to the file's permissions, is this event logged somewhere in Ubuntu?
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How to delete folders that have n or fewer files in them?

I need to do some folder clean-up, and I'd like to remove directories that have 10 or fewer files in them. I tried looking at GNU's find, but there wasn't anything related to the number of files in a ...
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why i can't see some folders and files?

In a folder, I have some files that I can't see in an open window. But I can see them when I run ls -l in the terminal. These files are CMakeCache.txt, cmake_install.cmake, Makefile, temp. Could you ...
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create file and its parent directory

I know that touch command creates a file: $ touch test1.txt bout how I can create a file and its full path? for example my desktop contains nothing: ~/Desktop/$ ls ~/Desktop/$ and I want to ...
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How to split a file up into many smaller files and then reconstruct them? [duplicate]

I need to upload a file which is about a GB to an online server to get to a friend. Now there seems to be a problem with my internet connection because if I try to upload a file more than 20MB then it ...
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Is `scp` for non sudo users executable?

Can non sudo users execute scp command while using two remote servers?
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How to see difference or compare files using sublime?

Using sublime as notepad++ not available for ubuntu :( I want to see differences among two files one is from repository and another is external file, is there any way to see difference using sublime, ...
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How to associate all extensions with their respective programs by XFE file manager?

Trying to open any file in the XFE file manager, I have to associate the program to its file format, such as PDF format have to inform the evince program, as shown below. I wonder if there is a ...
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I want to make a DVD with video_ts and audio_ts folders into an mp4/avi/video file

I have a collection of DVDs with audio_ts and video_ts folders that have a menu where you select chapters, etc., and I want to watch these movies on my phone. I move movies to my phone using the VLC ...
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how to see all activities done on ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I'm a user of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I have done some modifications like installing new packages and creating some directories and modifying files; Then I want to see all the activities that I have done ,...
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Files manager Devices Label automatically changes name by appending name with digit at end

When I'm using qBittorrent, often times my program can't find my downloaded files due to its location changing to the same named Device but with a digit added to the end of the Label. I store my ...
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Having Trouble Transferring file to a new folder

I get this message when I try moving a file to a new folder sudo mv bios.rom usr/share/higan/GameBoyAdvance.sys mv: cannot move 'bios.rom' to 'usr/share/higan/GameBoyAdvance.sys': no such file or ...
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How to Export several grep outputs into one file?

I have a little grep command line that finds certain values in a text file and exports them into a .csv-file. Here it is: cat file.txt | grep 'Values a' | cut -d' ' -f9 >a.csv cat file.txt | grep ...
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Real size of folder?

When I run du -hs Folder in the terminal I get: 118M When I run du -s Folder in the terminal I get: 120664M When I run du -h Folder in the terminal I get: 118m When I find the size through the file ...
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Moved a directory to an unknown …/ place (three dots)

I came across this weird situation when I accidentally moved one of my directory to an unknown place I am unable to find. What I did was executed this command - /opt/lampp/htdocs/cake$ mv cakephp/ .....
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How to change values in XML file

I have an XML file like below. I want change the values at default-value place of each argument name using a shell script like: where argument name= protocol and default-value=tcp, where argument ...
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How can I move files from my pen-drive to a directory present in / using GUI?

How can I move files from my pen-drive to the /personal folder using the graphical interface in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? Can I shift my /personal folder to anywhere from / ?
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How to allow users to create and delete file(s) / folder(s), but not modify them?

I have created a group name "app-data" and a folder /db-data/archived-data/ I want members of app-data to have all rights on /db-data/ folder but I want the same group users have only create and ...
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Dash cant find music, videos and pictures

I use the ubuntu dash(launcher, starter?....) often to open documents and of course programs. I would like to open videos etc. with it too, but everytime I open the picture, video or music tab, it ...
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What is doing this? [duplicate]

When I try to download new software or update (in terminal) I get these errors... W: chmod 0700 of directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial failed - setupAPTPartialDirectory (1: Operation not permitted) ...
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Cannot find other disk partitions after installing Ubuntu

My PC was running on Windows 10. There were 3 partitions on my hard disk. I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and removed Windows 10. But when I open Files application, I cant find any of the disk ...
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I can't access the files in ubuntu folder with windows [migrated]

I am running Ubuntu server 14.x.x. I can see the file names with: ls /media/File_Server/TV2 but in Windows, the folder is empty. How can I access these files in Windows?
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How do I arrange files in a folder in some particuar order?

I have saved a set of drivers required for Windows in one of my hard-disk partitions. Now I want to arrange them in some particular order such as BIOS Drivers Applications I want the order of ...
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How to choose files to download in deluge using deluge-console?

I would like to ask if there is any command to choose between files to download in Deluge that can be used in the console (deluge-console). I'm using it on a Raspberry Pi and as I mostly connect via ...
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ubuntu 16.04 invalid encoding file in home folder

0@@X@8@!@@@@@��@@@@�� (invalid encoding) automatic generate this type of file in my home folder.And also it is empty file. If i delete this file then automatic regenerate again. thanks
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File contents remains on disk after securely erasing it

I have tried wipe, shred, srm, peazip's secure erase, etc. No matter with what options I securely erase the file with all those utilities and then do a search with a hex editor on disk, the contents ...
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No message notification/download skype ubuntu 16.04 when receiving files from contact

I have installed from canonical partner repo along with i386 architechture. Calls work fine, SENDING files work fine. GETTING files: no notification, no download, no file. I haven't really seen ...
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How do I unzip, install and run the game Xonotic.zip?

I have downloaded Xonotic using the orange download button on the site, but now I have no idea how to: Unzip the zip file of Xonotic Install Xonotic Run the game Xonotic I have looked everywhere, ...
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Can't access some files (NTFS), permission denied (not even with sudo)

Got a screwed up Surface Pro 2 and any recovery attempt on the Windows 10 installation has failed. So to save all the files I booted up the device with 16.04 LTS Live USB. The filesystem mounts ...
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How to provide web address of file in file selector dialog

The file selector dialog(say when adding attachments to email) in ubuntu 16.04 doesn't allow to provide web address of the file to select a file. It only allows local files to be selected. Windows on ...
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Auto delete files older than 7 days

I am a complete noob at linux but I am starting to get the hang of it. I have an Ubuntu Server 16.04 running an FTP server to backup security video files. The files will be stored in folders like: /...
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Trusty Tahr 14.04 and iPhone

I am running 14.04 and recently removed Samba after the bug-scare. After removal of samba I was unable to play CD's. The DVD portion still works. I am also unable to transfer files from my iPhone to ...
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help me understand files and blocks count on booting

On booting my laptop, right after BIOS is loaded I see on my screen: /dev/sda1: clean, 116918/19275776 files, 66284199/77094912 blocks I have two questions: If I'm seeing that information, is it a ...
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Is there an image editing software that can open Microsoft DirectDraw Surface files in Ubuntu?

I need an editor that can open, save and edit Microsoft DirectDraw Surface (.dds) files. I know Paint.NET can open them, but well, it's .NET, so... GIMP doesn't seem to open them and I can't find a ...
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Files disappear from Launcher

I tried to solve this 'cause I'm not the only one with this problem, but still I can't get rid of it. The problem is like in this gif: BUT I saw that if I open nautilus using ALT+F2, it doesn't ...
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Which Ubuntu for ARM cpu do I need

I'm planning on buying a single board computer that I would like to install Ubuntu server on. The problem is that I don't know which file I should download. I've taken a look at this page: www.ubuntu....
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Where does “open with” go

When I download a file from the Internet I can choose "open with" or "save as". When i choose "open with", does it get saved somewhere on the disk? Or is it gone when I close the file? Like totally ...
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Deleted single file, after reboot it's back

I have a file "Zkousky.ics" (calendar file, exams) on my desktop. Whenever I remove it, however, after reboot the file is back. I used several methods of removing, but the file is always coming back ...
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Display all the lines which ends with the word “unix” or specific word in terminal [duplicate]

How to display all the lines which ends with the word unix in any given file and sorts those lines in ascending order.
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Display all the files with read and write permissions and display result in a file

I need to display all the files with read and write permissions and save the result in a file. Can anybody help me with that? It's easy but I am little bit confused, so please help me on this.
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Is there a way to search for files with the whisker menu?

I've found a command that enables web searches through the whisker menu, but is there a way to search for files with it?
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Open par2 file?

On Ubuntu 16.04 and a program I'm trying to install downloaded a bunch of 'par2' files. Archive manager doesn't seem to recognize them. What application should I use to open these?
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How can I sum numbers on lines in a file

I have a file which looks like this: 1 3 4 1 4 3 1 2 How can I find the total of this (i.e. 1+3+4+1+4+3+1+2 = 19)?
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How to close a text file with terminal [closed]

I have a text file opened, what command do i need to type in the terminal to close the file ? I tried to kill the process but i can get the processes ID by using command ps -A | grep <app-name>...
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terminal view under Distribution Upgrade

I was upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04, under the Distribution Upgrade window, there is a terminal view of the process; I was looking at the changes when I was asked on the terminal view to update or ...
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+ char in file permissions

After executing the command I got this output: ll /dev/ crw-rw----+ 1 root root 10, 232 Jun 3 21:49 kvm What does the '+' character mean ?
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Help with file transfer from windows to ubuntu

I have looked long and hard for this, but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I want to edit videos on my Linux computer because of how much better the software is for editing. I record videos on ...
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Move all files from the partition where Ubuntu installed to another partition

I am a total Linux beginner and I probably messed up a lot during the installation (Already tried reinstalling). Ubuntu installed all of its files in a partition with very little space, and it keeps ...