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I have a problem with what I think is a broken link

HEre image attached of one example. index.html and index.html~ appears everytime I finish editing the file. But it does not have any content and it does not go away unless I delete it, but, I am ...
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Rearrange the components of filenames for a group of files

I have a group of photo files that are named: ddmmyyyyxxxx.jpg (xxxx is just a sequence number) that I am trying to search but sadly no results, is to rename the filename to yyyy-mm-dd-xxxx.jpg. All ...
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.run files being read as text files 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a former Windows 8.1 laptop (from a USB drive), and I am trying to install XAMPP on it. I put the .run file I downloaded on a SD card (I can't get wifi on the laptop) and ...
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Recover gedit file after save and restart

Is it possible to recover the old data of a file after it was erased by another file and restart ?
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How to recover last journal on ext4 file system?

In this scenario user accidentally delete (shift+delete) files. Which is the best method to recover journal of ext4 /dev/sda1 partition of disk ?
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Unable to clear recent files from history

I run a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 15.04. Often when I delete recent history using the Security and Privacy application, I can still see the files in the Unity lens when I press the Windows key (both ...
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fatal error: lz4.h: No such file or directory #include “lz4.h” [duplicate]

Compiling (C++): prod/coretech/hub/compression/lz4_compressor.os prod/coretech/hub/compression/lz4_compressor.cc:31:17: fatal error: lz4.h: No such file or directory #include "lz4.h" ...
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Write result for each pair of files in directory to file

I would like to execute command on each pair of files in directory and write a result to a file, I would like to get matrix NxN of results. I've started: for file1 in some_directory/*.txt; do ...
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Create double click executable file

I would like to create a file, which could be saved in the Desktop or in another folder, which upon a user double click on it executes some commands, one of which should be as super user (sudo) and ...
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reboot problem, though with shutdown and bootup no problem?

A small but weird problem, when I select reboot (restart) I get "no configuration file found ..." before grub ... BUT, if I shut down and startup after ... No Problems, why for goodness sake, ...
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Remove n characters from end of file [closed]

I have a directory with files that have 11 characters that precede the file extension. So for example: Video file 1 - test1 - siwue837dh1.mp4 The start of the video filename changes constantly, the ...
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Setting up a text notification when a large file transfer is complete

I often have to copy 100-200 GB of files from one drive to another. I use my Ubuntu desktop, which is downstairs, to do this. However, I usually work upstairs. I would like to somehow get a ...
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Making files on Windows 10 partition native to Ubuntu partition

Just like the title states, I want to make all my files on my Windows partition native to my Ubuntu partition. Right now, I can access all my documents, pictures, etc. while in Ubuntu by: Clicking ...
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How to transfer files from multiple devices that are connected on the same network?

It might be possible to transfer files from multiple devices that are connected on the same network? If you don't understand me, tell me.
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Merge Folders & Checksum Files

I am interested in merging many duplicate folders, but want to ensure that the files are exactly the same by checksumming them. Is there a gui file manager that will let me copy files to a folder and ...
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Remove leading whitespace from files, folders and their subfolders

I came up with this, but unfortunately it doesnt affect any files/folders in subfolders. find . -exec rename "s/^\s+//" {} \; Folder structure: foo |-- \ bar `-- \ foo1 |-- \ bar1 `-- \ ...
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bash: [file]: No such file or directory

I have access to a cluster with six machines (wien0, wien1,..wien6) with /home/yhattori directory shared. I've installed a program (gaussian03) in wien6 machine at /home/yhattori/g03 directory where ...
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where did I accidentally move my files to?

I attempted to rename all .el files to the same name but without ending. I used the command mv *.el ./* in my terminal and now my home is pretty much empty. Any suggestions how to revert that or where ...
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How to move a file with a space in the name? (command-line) [duplicate]

The file is named Bamboo Makeup Brush Set.jpg mv /home/said/Downloads/Bamboo Makeup Brush Set.jpg /home/said/Downloads/11/ doesn't work because of the spaces in the file name. How can I move this ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu versions, keep files but remove programs

I'm trying to upgrade from version 15.10 to 16.04 LTS of Ubuntu. I don't have an external hard drive to back up my files to (it's a gaming laptop), so I would have to place my files somewhere else on ...
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How to remove files with no permission?

I have leftovers of pylotro a windows emulator, but cant move all files to the trash bin. How do I change permission and delete them?
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Sort files by creation date

I searched a lot to show and sort pictures according to the record date (not "last change" date), but I didn't find any non-terminal program. It should be a Explorer like the Windows Explorer, Thunar ...
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How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus?

How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus (Ubuntu 15.10)? I want a list of all the big files in one of my hard drives. I can see the search by file type option by not search by file ...
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How to specify a temporary folder with more disk space via terminal? [duplicate]

I need more disk space at /tmp and /usr folders. How will achieve this? An error appeared: root@kali:/home/Downloads# ./netbeans-8.1-linux.sh Configuring the installer... Cannot create temporary ...
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why isn't my file uploading?

I am currently using ubuntu with phpstorm php interpreter in phpstorm: PHP5.5 (5.5.9-1ubuntu4.16) Somehow when I try to upload a file, it just gives me empty array but I tried the same script using ...
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How to find files that do not have a duplicate in a separate directory

I have an old backup of documents. In my current Documents directory, a lot of these files exist in different locations with different names. I'm trying to find a way to show which files exist in the ...
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How to delete several files from a directory using a .txt file where the filenames to delete are listed up? [duplicate]

I have a directory containing several files (approximately 1000 files). I want to remove several of these files using the commandline. The file names from the files I want to delete are listed under ...
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File explorer GUI looks strange

My file GUI looks like this for some reason.... No idea what to do. Help?
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Thunderbird recognizes some pdf files as videos

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and recently have a problem with Thunderbird: Some pdf files attached to emails are not treated as pdf files should be. The attachment settings option for pdf's is set to ...
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Find a file beginning with a string but having a specific extension

It doesn't work if I do this: string*.extension How do I do this? I want to rename a file that has a specific beginning, but is completely random after that, but has a specific extension.
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Is there any advantage to Rsync moving files on the same machine?

I was reading how to install Magento on Digital Ocean Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. All files are on the server. the author says: We will use rsync to transfer our Magento files there, since rsync will ...
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How to do Optimization of partition for small files ? (8-12 Kb)

I have to save my SELECT from database info for every company in files, size of every file ~8-9 Kb. Amount ~ 2000 000. 300 000 files it's approx - 2.2 Gb of HDD space. So I have to use a lot of free ...
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Ubuntu Touch: where are downloaded files stored?

When I download something with the default browser or Firefox, I cant seem to find where the files are downloaded to. Not /home/Downloads, thats for sure. Does anyone know where the files are ...
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Remove duplicates of 1+ million files

I have a 5tb hard drive that has over 1 million files (photos, music, documents, etc.) that are duplicates of other files and I need to delete the duplicates. I tried both fslint and dupeGuru but they ...
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Japanese file names break

I am trying to fix an encoding issue with any zip files or rar files that I unzip. Anything I try to unzip through file-roller comes out like this if using the unzip utility in terminal this is ...
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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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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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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 ...