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How to sync two folders on my machine, in one directional syncing?

I have a set-up in which I create a certain file, and subsequently move it into a storage area for that type of file (folder A). There is another folder on my machine where I must also copy the file ...
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Software for converting and cutting videos with webm support

I am looking for a file converting program to trim and convert videos into .webm format. I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS.
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folder content doesn't get refreshed automatically in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and when I'm doing experiments which creates new files inside a particular folder X. But I can't see these new files inside X without refreshing X. I have increased the count ...
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Thunar lost files after dragging to and dropping onto folder!

I made some new folders, and then dragged files to them, to organize them in Thunar. I then opened the folders, and the files are not there! I opened the folder properties, and it says there are ...
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Where are file properties stored on the actual file system?

I am creating a program that takes a hexdump of a file, so that I can then transmit that somewhere, and have the file reconstructed, however the hexdump is only of the file contents, I also need to ...
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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 ...
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how to install missing index files in 14.04.03 [closed]

on updating through terminal after fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04.03 following error was displayed. E: Some index files failed to download. they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. ...
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Move files preserving symbolic links

I have some files on an external hard drive, to which I keep soft symlinks in my home folder (many links, not just one). I need to move some of the original files to another hard drive, and I want to ...
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How to get a full size of directory without listing the files/dir within?

I am able to get a size of a directory at the end of the du -h directoryname. But is there a way to get the size without it listing the files/directories within? I'm currently doing it like this: du ...
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How can I write to files on Ubuntu Touch within an QML application?

Helo, I'm don't know how to write to files to my app configuration directory. How can I do it?
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Where are the files of my /home directory?

I have reinstalled my system after facing some crashing issues with my software. I have a separate / and /home When I am running df -h I obtain: root@sougata-SATELLITE-L750:/home# df -h Filesystem ...
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How to open a “.sb” file?

I downloaded a game in .sb format that is partition is Ubuntu but even with the terminal I can not seem to open it. Here's what it said: fruity@xXxFruityxXx:~/Downloads$ ...
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bluetooth device not working properly in Ubuntu

I used bluetooth device (USB type) in Ubuntu 13, 14 and 15 and always had problem in Receiving files from most cellphones. now, I'm using Ubuntu 15.04, it was ok first days but after updating daily ...
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/usr/bin/svnadd legit or malicious?

I installed OSSEC, and the following file failed a rootkit check. I'm not sure if it's malicious or what it's doing. Any help would be greatly appreciated! The file is a bash file: /usr/bin/svnadd ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Creation and deletion of a file at system level [closed]

What happens at the kernel level when someone creates or deletes a file (including all the housekeeping activities)? I have done some googling around but I couldn't find a good answer. Please excuse ...
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Libre office opening a copy of original file instead of original file?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to open a saved Libre office file, it opens a copy of existing file for editing and saves as another file. Multiple copies of same files are created upon editing ...
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“No such file or directory” upon login

After booting up my PC and typing the password to log in something strange happens - Ubuntu is telling me, that there's "no such file or directory" and password box changes to "Log in" button. After I ...
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What is the command to make a copy of a directory in a directory to create it as a file? [closed]

The command I used was: sudo cp -r /etc/apache2/ sites-available <file name> When I went into nano to change document root is tells me it is a directory and I can't get it in nano to make ...
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How to Customize the size of the Folder & Files in the desktop?

There are some folders in my desktop which seems large in size (Bulky) !!! No Option to change it, Even Right-Click !!! I would like to Customize it. How to do it?
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How can I check a compressed file for reliability?

I have a 5GB folder with my research from last year. To save space, I compressed the folder, and all its contents. The compressed file *.tar.xz, is 761MB, which seems really tiny. That made me wonder: ...
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How can I cd to a directory without writing its name?

Sometimes it’s annoying to access a directory with the folder name. Say I have a directory named a b c d. Apart from using Tab, is there any way to access the folder without typing the name of the ...
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How to make Nautilus icons in Gnome 3.16 less fat?

Since I upgraded from Gnome 3.14 to Gnome 3.16, I have noticed that my icons in Nautilus have started eating a lot more than they used to, and have got really fat, is there any way now to decrease ...
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I recently updated to ubuntu 15.04, but Java won't open .jar files!

I have got one thing to work though. By using this article:http://tipsonubuntu.com/2015/03/30/install-minecraft-in-ubuntu-15-04/ I have been able to open minecraft, but still nothing else is working ...
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meizu ubuntu phone + transfer photos to pc

I have the Meizu Ubuntu phone and use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. dmesg|grep -i usb^C detects the phone when connected via usb, but even in developer mode I cannot browse the files or transfer photos to my ...
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How to Include/Edit an Item in Start-up for Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I want to Include and Edit a file in Start-Up. How to Run a Script in Start-up? We can Place a Script/File in Windows easily by placing it in Start-up Folder. Is there anything like that? Where does ...
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How to take backup and restore of installed files in ubuntu 14.04?

How to take Back-up and Restore files? How to know that the files that were taken back-up already? How to install it in another Computer? Its good to know to do by using Terminal instead of doing by ...
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How to share my files via LAN? [duplicate]

I would like to share my files via LAN. How to know IP address of mine and other's one by using terminal or anything else but without using Internet? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS
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How to show the path in the title bar of Files (Nautilus)

Scenario: I have several Files windows open. One's open to /home/me/workspace/abc, one's open to /opt/Tomcat/webapps/abc, and one's open to /etc/abc. I want to work in the /opt/Tomcat/webapps/abc ...
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Is it advisable to delete ~/.cache files?

~/.cache/* Is it good to delete all the files in .cache folder?
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Is there a way to search files considering content of archives as well?

I'm trying to find a (very old) file, from which I'm sure it is somewhere on my NAS. Unfortunately I have some of my old files stored inside tar.gz, zip or 7z. Is there any way to search all files ...
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Locating a file without knowing its name, only its content? [duplicate]

I have a hard drive filled with files, and I need to find a specific file without knowing its name. All I know is that the file contains a list of email addresses. Is there any way I can locate it?
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how can I List files in order

I had an 18GB file I needed to download on a less than great Internet connection. Torrenting wasn't an option. So I busted up the file into 100 segments, and eventually, all of it downloaded. Now I ...
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Upload to server via web interface

I am running a mediawiki on Ubuntu Server 14.04 via parallels with OS X as host. I am looking for a way to upload files via a web interface to the server's drive and for any location. It is ok if ...
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cannot execute binary file: Exec format error [duplicate]

i´m new in ubuntu and i´m trying to install a program created by one of my professors, but when i try to start it, the terminal send me the message: bash: ../bin/cidre.exe: cannot execute binary ...
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Where to put downloaded files on filesystem (14.04)

I'm new to running ubuntu as a desktop. I've managed a linux (non ubuntu) server for quite a while now. But, I've just been barely getting by. I am scared I'll mess something up and cpanel/whm is ...
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How do I find and replace in file1 with values from file2

file1 O,tested test,12345 OC,test explore,34567 file2 O,new order OC,new quote I need an output like below: New order,tested test,12345 New quote,test explore,34567
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Fast & Traceable copy of 2 TB data over Gigabit LAN from Ubuntu live mounted Volume to Synology NAS (Win SMB, NFS, Mac AFP)? How?

Fast & Traceable copy of 2 TB data over Gigabit LAN from Ubuntu live mounted Volume to Synology NAS (Win SMB, NFS, Mac AFP)? How? I am going a Data Recovery using a Unbunto Live CD (14.x LTE) ...
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Is there a way to run .exe in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to be able to run all of my Steam games on my laptop. But 2/3 of them are .exe files. Is there a way to run or convert them as/to .deb files? Or is there a program that will help me run ...
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How Can I Access A Broken Ubuntu 14.04 File System?

Configuration: AWS t2.micro instance (name:webserver) set up with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; this instance is stopped and the EBS volume (name:broken) containing the instance (name:webserver) has been mounted ...
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Why does the file owner appear as ‘user # 1004’?

When I view properties of a file, the file owner appears as ‘user # 1004’. Why doesn’t it show the user name? I tried asking at #ubuntu but nobody answered.
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How to save changes to a file opened in the terminal?

As it required root access to edit, I've opened a init.txt file using sudoedit, but I don't see how to save my changes. I also see lots of things like ^X instructions at the bottom of the terminal ...
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Update change date for a file

I have managed to update the access and modified time of a file: Access: 2003-06-03 14:45:00.000000000 +0300 Modify: 2003-06-03 14:45:00.000000000 +0300 Change: 2015-07-20 08:03:15.301534192 +0300 ...
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How to edit /boot/efi

I have installed rEFInd, and it works well enough, but I am trying to add a theme. To do so, I need access to the /boot/efi/ folder. When I try to access it, I get the following error: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS .run file issues

Having some Issues with the .run type files. I've looked all over the place to try and make them work and they just open with gedit. The window Freezes and stops responding. Even giving the file ...
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Can't get rid of file in /var/lib/update-notifier/user.d/ in 64-bit xubuntu 14.04

There's this infuriating update notifier that pops up in every single goddamned time I log into my account telling me the following: The following packages requested additional data downloads ...
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du -bs and MS Windows' Folder Properties Size

Is there a way to replicate the value from Microsoft Windows Folder Properties Size (not Size on Disk) within unix? I have tried: du -bs folder_name du --apparent-size -B1 folder_name without ...
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How to burn files, or move [duplicate]

So, I have CHROMEBOOK, and I want install Ubuntu. I download ubuntu files (~1GB), ISO format, but, I dont know, how to put there files to my USB? Just help me please :)
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My files from Downloads folder are gone

I was trying to make a bootable flashdrive with WIN7 using Yumi in my Ubuntu desktop. The process got stuck at 46% for over half an hour. I tried interrupting it, but it was not possible. So I ...
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Ubuntu Samba Permission

Hi I created a Samba file server on an Ubuntu. And gave all users -R 777 permissions, this works for like a day. But after that time the permissions rollback somehow. The users do not have 777 ...