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Is it possbile to make files with a certain word be automatically moved to a specific folder?

I have a wallpapers folder under pictures and whenever I set any of them as wallpaper Ubuntu makes a copy of it that says "(copy)". How do I make them automatically move to a different folder?
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Recover old files in 14.04

I recently made a mistake of upgrading to LTS 14.04, only to find out that my Athlon LE1660 and 2GB RAM was not able to support this OS. So I made bootable copy of Ubuntu 13.04 on an flash drive and ...
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How to automate CHMOD [duplicate]

How do I make the default value when upload a file via FTP for it to be 777. Like a have a ubuntu server, and one of the users has an application that created files in his folder, how do i make the ...
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How do I manually arrange the items in a folder in 14.04?

Icons can be arranged manually on the desktop, but I can't find any way to do it inside any other kind of folder. This is a big shame, as I used to (in 12.04) manually lay out and change the icons ...
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File not created by a python script that runs on boot

I have scripted two python codes. one, to run on boot and to create a file locally in the same directory where the code is placed another one to sense a low to high signal in GPIO. I have placed the ...
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How to change file into folder? [duplicate]

My folder Desktop changed to file Desktop (without extension, 6MB). How can I turn it back? I need that content.
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Why is my persistence file not increasing ?

I have an NTFS formatted drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on it and I'm trying to increase my persistence file, but no matter what, it won't increase. I've tried this with previous versions of Ubuntu as well, ...
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How do i access the recovered files folder?

After receiveing the notice that the ubuntuone service is shutting down, I went online to see how to transfer all my files to my laptop. it must have been a bonehead move but I pressed unsync, then ...
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reducing file size of animated gif

After converting 4 *.mov files to 4 *.mp4 files, then to animated gif online, the file sizes range from 22mb to 50mb; to insert them into a power point is useless if it takes a half hour to load each ...
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Folders not showing up in 'Recent' view in 14.04

If I open up what is now called files, and click on 'recent' in the left hand column, it gives me all the files I've used recently well enough, but none of the folders. Folders are how I keep ...
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File Manager does not sort files by type Ubuntu 14.04 Any fixes? [closed]

i have just installed ubuntu 14.04 after lots of hopes about half backed beta release. But all the bugs related to simple function in beta release still continued. for example, 1 > file manager ...
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Retrieving files from unbootable Ubuntu drive

I tried to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 last night and something went wrong. At first I was able to boot to the log-in screen, but it was showing a blank screen with a cursor. I used boot-repair to ...
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Understand format of the parameters in binary file [on hold]

I have a binary file which in it there are some parameters stored as binary, for example : x , y , z , u ,p1 , p2 ,.. up to 12 parameters. I used "Ghex" to show it, Ghex shows some hexadecimal ...
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Why use a named pipe instead of a file?

I recently read about named pipes, and I couldn't understand why they exist. I've read somewhere that using a named pipe is less time-consuming than using a file. Why is this so? The named pipes also ...
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Upgrade (files AND applications) from Ubuntu to Debian [closed]

I can't give further explanation to my question: is it possible to backup EVERYTHING from Ubuntu to Debian? In case you need to know the versions of Ubuntu and Debian, I am at some point confused ...
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Move images from sub-folders into new sub-folders

I have a folder composed of M several sub-folders, each of them containing some text files and N images (*.png) This is what the tree looks like: /parent/ /sub-folder1/ /data1.dat /data2.dat ...
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Backup restore give errors

Alls my backup files give me the same error Invalid data - SHA1 hash mismatch for file duplicity-full.20140303T215257Z.vol33.difftar.gz calculated hash: e19C … Manifest hash : cabdbec I have the ...
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ubuntu cannot execute binary file

I am trying to install a program by a .bin file. I have already set it to be executed as program (in Properties --> Permissions) but when I double-click on it afterwards nothing happens. I have also ...
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Cinnamon 2.0 desktop left 2 big file in /Home after install

Before the pop up "Home is not responding" the loading wheel appears. I decided to just let it load and see what happens and before you know it, it loaded. I guess there was two huge file that was ...
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How to find the difference between a script file and a binary file?

$ ls -l /usr/bin total 200732 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 156344 Oct 4 2013 adb -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6123 Oct 8 2013 add-apt-repository list goes long --------- In the above adb is ...
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Create , Write and Save file from a Shell script

I don't want to write the file manually, so I made a shell-script. Is there a way to write & save the file automatically without getting the user to press keys? sudo nano blah #write stuff to ...
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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...
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“file:///var/www” in the chrome browser to be opened in nautilus

When I enter "file:///var/www" in my chrome url bar I see the folder listing. Instead I want this to be opened by the Nautilus. Any idea what flag I need to set in chrome or change I should make in ...
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Ubuntu can't see any of my files

I just installed Ubuntu and I am enjoying its refreshing look. However when I click pictures or videos nothing loads at all. Even my Downloads folder shows as empty. Where are all my files from my ...
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Running executable file

I am pretty new to ubuntu and have done following. I have made a file named PinkBunny using following commands and have written some text in it. khan@ubuntu:~$ cat>PinkBunny Hellow Guys! ^C ...
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Can't expand tree folder after switching directory with arrow keys

I'm unable to expand a folder (with the right arrow key) listed with the tree functionality, when moving a folder up (Alt+arrow up). Still I'm able to solve this by doing the following manoeuvre. By ...
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How do I copy contents of a file and concatenate it into a new file? [closed]

I have to make new files that contain the original file contents twice and then concatenate it line by line. For example: File 1: ABCDABCD ABCDABCD to New File 1: ABCDABCD ABCDABCD ABCDABCD ...
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Changing which monitor/desktop files download to

I just installed Ubuntu after using Mint for a year or so and I am in love to say the least. One issue I had with Mint that I never really researched was that when I download files or copy them to my ...
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File Recovery and System Repair

My staging server, an Ubuntu 13.04, crashed and I need to recover some web files. I tried doing the boot-repair for 5 times now, but every time I run the boot-repair, the Recommended Repair option is ...
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Restrict Samba share permission in subfolder

I am new here and I just setup my first Ubuntu samba server and testing it now... Now I have a question about Samba to ask: We have a situation like this: A share projects for everybody full access ...
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I changed to Ubuntu, lost my files. How do I get them back?

So as you guys will probably know, the support for Windows XP will be removed. I decided to change to Ubuntu and I already love it! However, I have found a major issue, and have lost all of my ...
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How to open MDI files? [duplicate]

Does anybody know what package shall I download or what to do to open .MDI files on Ubuntu 13.10? MDI: Microsoft Document Imaging Format
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Running gradlew produces “: No such file or directory”

We are two developers running Vagrant VMs with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Running ./gradlew to execute our build script works fine for me, but when he runs the same command he gets the error: : No such ...
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Files tranfered from ubuntu to an external NTFS hdd are UNREADABLE in Windows. Why?

Transfered files from Ubuntu-ext4 to NTFS HDD are UNREADABLE in Windows. I have transfered files from ext4 Ubuntu hdd[my notebook] to an external NTFS HDD used in windows[a workstation]. Before i ...
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Creating a file in terminal

I am new to ubuntu and I am trying to create a file to fix a suspend problem I have with my system. I have found the answer here as follows: Put attached script into dir /etc/pm/sleep.d e.g. with ...
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What's wrong with my cat command? [closed]

I lent a friend a computer with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it, and he messed up the cat command. $ cat testfile.txt cat: meow! $ Can someone tell me how to fix this? please? Output of which cat: ...
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Rename new files as the old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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files are hiding automatically in between Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8

I have installed both windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, in separate drives. i am using 2 other drives commonly between 2 OS to store the data. if i copy or use those files with Ubuntu,later if i tried to ...
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chmod directories and files in one command?

I have a directory "project" that contains a set of subdirectories and files. I want to give 777 permission to the directories and files from my 666 in the same directory with chmod command in my ...
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ubuntu deleted all my files [duplicate]

I had windows 8 on my notebook, and I instal ubuntu. It deleted all my files from local disk D. can I undelete my files? It's very important to my
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Distributed share storage across WAN

I'd like to build something which looks like "BranchCache" in Windows Server with Ubuntu. That is : - publish/share a folder on an Ubuntu Server in site A - have a user located in site B access the ...
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Copying Files from external Drive

Hi I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 with single partition. Now I need to copy files from my external drive. What is the possibilities for copying files.
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Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder

Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder. OS is Ubuntu 13.10. Please help me to get this issue resolved. Thanks
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Put aliases in my dropbox

I have drop-box installed successfully on my machine, however, things I want to share I have to copy into it. Large files. If I some well organised directories in my documents, do I really have to ...
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how to customize the maximum iso-filesize in genisoimage or alternativ programs?

I'm working on a systembackup with remastersys and i would like to create a rich live-system on my usb-device (32 GB) - but on my way the genisoimage limits the creation of an huge iso-image files ...
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How to see the contents of a file with blank filename?

drwxrwxr-x 2 ubuntu ubuntu 4096 Mar 19 07:30 xxxxx -rw-rw-r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 580 Mar 20 07:24 -rw-rw-r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 27137 Mar 20 09:10 xxx.js Here there is a file on the second line but ...
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How do I get thumbnails when viewing — and particularly uploading - photo files

Coming from the Windows world, I am used to being about to change the "View" when viewing files, to show Thumbnails of pictures for instance or to just show file names and details like size and ...
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How to recover permanant deleted files from ext4 [duplicate]

hey Guys I am kind of new in ubuntu and I need help. i permanently deleted my important files and I need to recover them. Please tell how to recover files in GUI way or command line way . thanks :)
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Writing manuscript in the LaTeX template of EPJ

I am trying to write my manuscript in the LaTeX template of EPJ (European Physical Journal). I followed the instructions exactly that were in the readme for installation, but when I try to type ...
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Help me fix my improper removal of files please

Upon opening terminal I get a notification: bash: /home/kylekroeck/Public/ccp4-6.4.0/bin/ccp4.setup-sh: No such file or directory My /.bashrc file: # ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login ...