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stdin/stdout- How to send a file as an input to another file?

Through the command shell we can redirect the three standard filestreams so that we can get input from either a file or another command instead of from our keyboard, and we can write output and errors ...
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How to copy windows files to ubuntu, from Ubuntu

So long story short, I can't access windows 8.1 atm and would like to transfer my files (aka school notes) from windows to Ubuntu so I don't lose them. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 as a dualboot on a ...
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How to extract mutiple .zip.part files where one of the files is a .bin

Hope somehow can help me with this situation: For an installation of a program I have about 10 .zip.part files. In every zip.part file is another .rar file. In the first .zip.part there is a .rar file ...
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Get exclusive lock constant? In ctypes it is O_EXLOCK [on hold]

I'm trying to open a file with exclusive lock via Javscript. So the library to open is no sweat just the number to pass as unixFlags is a problem. This is syntax: OS.File.open('/path/to/file', ...
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Trouble installing Netbeans

I am trying to install Netbeans 8.0.1 on my Ubuntu 14.04 OS and I am following the install instructions via ...
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I think I deleted bash!

I am attempting to make a PXE server that will boot Ubuntu (live cd) 14.04. I was trying to copy the bash file from /bin/bash to /var/lib/tftpboot/Ubuntu/bin/bash I must have used the ...
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Rename of Multiple files by command or software [duplicate]

I have many files for that i want to rename them. Current Name: 5b011351286e8a042b23ffff\5b011351286e8a042b23ffff_130225_145634.xml Required Name: 5b011351286e8a042b23ffff_130225_145634.xml I just ...
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How Do I Add A New File To Hide X's Library?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and Hide X 0.3. I've setup the library, and configured the database. I already asked a different question about saving a file with Hide X, but I want to learn how to do some ...
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How Do I Save A File With Hide X?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and Hide X 0.3. I've setup the library, and configured the database. How can I save a file to it? I tried using: hidex write +source="/home/myusername/file.zip" +wam=yes ...
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Create a manifest of the home folder?

I want to create a file manifest (list of file/folder names, directory structure, and file metadata) of my home folder. I do not want the actual content of the files to be saved. How can this be done ...
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Find files that are heavily used in the system

atopsar -d 30 - shows that one of hard drive (sda) in the system is heavily used. Is there a way to know which files are heavily used on HDD?
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Does Nautilus cutting delete files during the process or only after it's completed

I've just lost about a few hours of progress when the Ubuntu file manager decided to crash, as it does so often. I've been moving over a terabyte of data from one disk to another, by cutting a folder ...
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File lost when move file over network via terminal

Ubuntu version = 12.04 LTS System memory = 7GB Free of 16GB Running on RAID 1+0 I'm trying to move files from local drive to a mounted CIFS folder (shared by a Windows 7 Pro SP1 PC), using this ...
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14.04 Files slow and freezing

I'm running a fully updated 14.04 system and I keep getting long delays when performing certain tasks with the "Files" application. Sometimes deleting files will take upwards of a couple minutes to ...
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append a word to the end of a line in txt file

I have a file that should have "OK" at the end of a certain line the line that should be modified is the first line not ending with "OK" I can grep the file to get the line to be modified using ...
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Getting “no such file or directory” bash error when trying to compile a file

I have already checked out the many similar questions on this website, but I keep getting this error when trying to run my program conversion.cpp with ./conversion. The program is here: (i can't ...
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Repair Ubuntu broken files under live Ubuntu

My installed Ubunut 14.04 doesn't work well and after splash screen it goes to black screen, and stuck there. I know where the problem is, I have deleted a file (this: ...
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Get file created by a program launched by a bash script

I have the next scripts: | base_dir/ | - test.sh | | tests/ | | - elaborato.sh test.sh run elaborato.sh elaborato.sh could create a file (not always it create a file). I need : to know the ...
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Issues with my File manager - Files [duplicate]

While a window of the File manager is opened, on clicking the files icon, in Unity, should open the minimised screen. But Files application opens another new Window. This is reaally annoying as I end ...
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accidently overwritten the ~/.bashrc file

while testing some commands I cleared the content of the ~/.bashrc file and i don't have a backup from it is it enough to copy from /etc/skel/.bashrc to login normally the next time or i may face ...
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Error: Aborted (core dumped)

I want to convert MODIS HDF files into a NetCDF format in Ubuntu 14.04. I have not compiled the NCO operators with large file size capability and I am getting the following error: ncks: ...
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how to access files/directories with space in the name?

Through terminal I cant access the files or directories with a space in their names.say cd command says- no file or directory.IS there any way for it or should I rename all files having spaces in ...
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list all manually created files or files with a high 'user information input entropy'

Classically Linux consists of many files being libraries, executables, configuration and documents. The general idea is that such files are just bytes and can all be considered similarly. However, ...
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How to copy a certain file several times with a regular ending?

I have a single file (a PDF) and I want to have lots of identical copies in the same folder (200 would be nice) named file-001, file-002 etc. How do I do it?
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Base system failed

I'm installing Ubuntu on a Gateway laptop, I got a error: Install base system failed, target file system contains files from a past installation. These files can cause problems with the installation ...
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How to rename various file extension into an extension [duplicate]

I have many files in a directory with various extension (files.txt, files.html, files.jpg, etc). I need to change all the extension of these files into an extension (files.ext.backup). So, I will ...
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How to change default sort order in Matlab's Open File dialog?

The open file dialog in Matlab is opened by default with several columns and files are sorted in an alphabetical order. Instead, I want to see the files in a single column and ordered by last modified ...
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Compute folder size for a given file extension only

I have a folder containing all my PHP projects, I'd like a command that would output the folder size of each project but only for the *.php files inside it. Ideally the output would be something like ...
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Problems with external harddrive (USB 2.0)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. LTS on a Compaq Presario CQ 60. After having a few problems, I managed it to run more or less stable (freaking Nvidia problems are more or less resolved by using ...
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Listing an empty folder shows two items . and .. , what are they?

When I make a folder test and cd into it, it's empty. However, running ls -la returns: total 8> drwxrwxr-x 2 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 23:09. drwxr-xr-x 41 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sublime Text 2: file suddenly empty. How to recover it?

a file that was open by Sublime Text 2 got suddenly empty. Maybe because the disk was full, and the program, that was executing this file, crashed. Is there a way to recover the content? I am using ...
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Does Ubuntu have a graphical software to compare and merge differences in files? [duplicate]

I want to compare two or more files and merge the differnces which I want to. I was using windows os oftenly. but now working on ubuntu 12.04 os.In windows "Beyond compare" made my work easier. but as ...
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Why does the size of a file and its other hard link appear doubled? [closed]

When I create the hard link for a file (eg- fun(2KB)), it shows the file with the same size (fun-hard). These two files are pointing to same inode so their combined properties should display only 2KB. ...
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How to display documents autofiltered by file type?

I am trying to create either a script or a desktop window which automatically filters documents by file type (*.pdf, *.doc, *.xls etc.) I know it is possible, using find or locate in the terminal, to ...
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Creating a large size file in less time

I want to create a large file ~10G filled with zeros and random values. I have tried using: dd if=/dev/urandom of=10Gfile bs=5G count=10 It creates a file of about 2Gb and exits with a exit status ...
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How to make faster first search at Unity-Dash? Way slower than second one

After a reboot, first searching at Unity Dash will be slower than the second search, on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and recreated as soon as first ...
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unixODBC on Ubuntu Server 14.04 64-bit

My file odbc.ini [testing] Driver = /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/odbc/libmyodbc.so Description = Testinggggg SERVER = 192.168.1.3 PORT = 3306 USER ...
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Is viewing system files like “/sbin/init” safe?

Do I risk breaking my installation of Ubuntu if I view /sbin/init without editing it, say, in gedit? (I'm taking an online Linux course and they mention this and I wanted to see what it looks like.)
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Cant delete folders with files in it:

When i try to delete folder with some files nomater how it don't allow me to delete it(when i right click the folder and click delete the option is active but does nothing), first i have to delete all ...
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Background text

When I'm switching application using Alt+Tab I see strange background text on the Files icon. Does anybody saw the same behaviour? See image here http://i.stack.imgur.com/NKhGL.jpg System: Ubuntu ...
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Absolutely hiding a file or a folder

Renaming the file with adition of .filename Eg ".algosig" is not efficient I found it visible after pressing CTRL+H. Aren't there other ways which makes it invisible even after pressing CTRL + H. ...
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Hiding File and folders, and harddisk partition

How can we hide the file and folders with the terminal commands? Can we even hide the hard disk partitions?
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Strange file browser - How to configure?

I have an in-built file browser in DraftSight, with which I'm not familiar. How is it called and how could I configure/replace it? I need to see the places list on the left hand side.
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Is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space?

Somehow my harddrive is full and I can't find the source, so is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space? I could do it manually and check the properties ...
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where are the files and dirs “recently used” stored?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, all the gnome applications (such as Nautilus, Evince, gedit, firefox) can access "Recently Used" files and directories, when opening files in them. I wonder where the ...
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Is there any medium to easily backup my files in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I would like to know about how to easily backup my files.
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File manager not following system preferences

The menu bar of my file manager is in the window and all other applications have it in the system bar. How do I fix this issue? Image here http://i.imgur.com/6NXPhHZ.jpg
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problem with dvd+r in Ubuntu 14.04

So I was trying to move my music collection (.mp3) from my windows 8 to Ubuntu.So I took a dvd+r disk put into windows worked fine ,put my music on it.Then when I put it in Ubuntu my tray spins,but ...
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Formatting USB thumb drives for Ubuntu in Windows

I am having issues getting usb drives to work correctly in Ubuntu and have read various bug reports of certain formats not working correctly in Ubuntu. If I want to format a usb drive from inside ...
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Is there a temp file in Ubuntu?

This have happen to me many times: I should pass the result of one command to file. After using result via that, That becomes useless. So I should remove that in order to make my directory clean ...