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Why does Ubuntu need a Text Document with all Engilsh words?

I just installed Ubuntu a couple days ago, as I was browsing through ubuntu's files I found an interesting document containing seemingly all the words in the English dictionary. I know I did not put ...
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“Command not found” after running a file compiled on the same directory

I don't know what is going on... d@d-SVF15A17CDB:~/University/CSC209/a1$ gcc -o remvocals remvocals.c d@d-SVF15A17CDB:~/University/CSC209/a1$ dir remvocals remvocals.c ...
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Did not use SHIFT-DELETE nor rm but files on Desktop are deleted

I have not used shift-delete nor rm but files on Desktop are deleted in ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My ~/.bash_history file also has no log of using rm command. However I have used sudo modprobe hfsplus. Is ...
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Extremely low HDD read/write speed

I have built myself a small Ubuntu home server to store all my files, but one of my HDD has extremely low write speed (between 1 and 3 MB/s) and it's killing me because it's a 4TB drive and I have ...
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Can't create files on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

I accidentally created a desktop shortcut in my home directory. To remove it, I did sudo rm -rf Desktop Now I can't create files and folders on my desktop.
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How do you delete a file in ubuntu? [on hold]

I need to delete a file how do i do it?
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Limiting curlftpfs/sshfs overhead in Nautilus, or any other file manager

I've automounted four FTP directories with curlftpfs and two SFTP directories with sshfs in my /etc/fstab on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. When I open the /mnt folder in which all directories are mounted, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, video searching settings

When I do the computer search, there are seven options: The house looking thing, that "searches your computer and online resources". Subcategories in this include 'Applications' and 'Files and ...
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Can file transfer speed be increased with an application when copy-pasting large amounts of data?

Are there transfer speed differences when a copy-paste action is done with different file managers? Transfer speed seem to vary within a single operation, but can a file manager or other application ...
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File transfer (copy/paste) speed variations - why?

What could be the causes of variations in the speed of file transfer (copy&paste) of large data (multiple video files) from my computer to an external device? I notice huge differences in speed, ...
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what is the default location for backup files of another server

I have an Ubuntu Server and one of its "tasks" is to mirror/backup files located on another server in a different location using rsync/rdiff-backup. I know there are some conventions like web pages ...
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error opening video .dat file

I am trying to play a video cd with VLC media player which has octet stream and .dat file extension but VLC media player is not able to play. I've tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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can i find my files after installing ubuntu

I have a windows 8 OS with a C partition and a D partition. in the D partition i have important files, so i think i will do this: let the files in D. install Ubuntu 14.10 in C by formatting it and ...
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Using a samba file server, When using a 3tb drive, Why do clients only see 68.2gb on the newtork location?

I am using ubuntu 14.10 server 32bit terminal (no GUI). I am using this as a SOHO file server with only 1-3 users. I have set everything up properly and everything seems to work just fine. I am using ...
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What tools are available for determining a files type other than the file command?

I am trying to figure out how Football Manager reads its save games. The files have .fmc extension and if I run the file command it just returns data. I suspect the save game file is a database of ...
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Can't correctly compare two text files using 'cmp'

I am trying to compare two text files using: if cmp -s file1 file2 then echo "Accepted" else echo "Wrong Answer" fi A C++ program's output is pipelined to file1, and the expected output is ...
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Files sizes differs from windows to linux

Continuation of below question Why Same File Shows Different Sizes in Different Operating Systems Can both the files sizes be made the same. Guide me on how dis can be achieved.
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Recover files from ruined Xubuntu using Windows

I'm pretty new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have installed a bootable (persistent) Xubuntu on a USB stick, and it worked - I booted from it and used Xubuntu happily. But now it is ruined - I'm not sure ...
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Save floating point values in a file in OpenCV

I want to write floating point values in a text/excel file using OpenCV. I need help in this regard.
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Solution to slow transfer of files from PC to USB [duplicate]

First of all, my apologies: I've seen a tons of forums related to this topic, but nowhere did I see a solution to this problem. I've switched to Linux only recently and my biggest issue about it is ...
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Take a file from Windows to Linux via tftp

I have created a TFTP server on Windows and I want to take a file with my Linux. But actually when I put a command like this: get c:\test\test.txt I activate my trace and I have: Packet Tracing ...
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When trying to copy files, Filetype error occurs. What to do? [closed]

I am preparing for Civil Services. And most of my prep material is in my laptop. Today when I switched it on, an error occurred. I panicked and restarted the system. When finally i reached the ...
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File manager with search functionality for Lubuntu or Xubuntu

I used Ubuntu 11.10 for some time but since they recommend updates and security, I have to use latest Ubuntu. Unfortunately Ubuntu 14 does not work with my graphics because of heavy 3d since only have ...
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How can I rename a file containing “&” in its name in kubuntu using Dolphin or terminal?

I have many mp3 files in my external ubuntu hdd (ext4 file system), but some files contains a "&" in their name, then Dolphin can't rename those files, and I can't move these files anywhere else ...
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Cannot See Files in Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14 LTS Server

I am totally new to setting up a home server, Ubuntu and Linux programming. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server and I can see the Ubuntu server under networks in Windows 7, but I cannot see any files ...
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C error: expected expression before ‘FILE’ [migrated]

Below is a section of my program code, which I found on the first answer to this forum post: http://www.gamedev.net/topic/266856-how-to-check-if-a-file-exists-in-c/ Also, here are some links to ...
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Restoring Evolution email data files after upgrade

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS via a bootable USB flash drive. I now have to start over and get everything back to looking like it did before the upgrade. When installing Evolution it ...
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Recover Headerless Encrypted NTFS File Deleted in Ubuntu

My girlfriend had shift-deleted a "Folder Lock" encrypted locker file from my NTFS external drive using her Ubuntu PC. That file has <.flka> extension with NO known file signature. As far as I ...
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Why do I get “Directory not empty” when I try to remove an empty directory?

I have this empty directory, but I keep getting the following error message: Cannot remove test: Directory not empty I know this question has been asked plenty of times but none of them helped. I ...
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file index with realtime search capabilities

I am curios if there is a software that indexes all my files and direcories, including external HD, possibly in real time allowing me or whoever access the HD to find the file up to date (something ...
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How to reduce file size in swf files?

I'm trying to reduce the file size in a swf file that is 17 MB in Ubuntu 14.10. I tried using swftools and avconv. When I did swfcombine -dz file.swf -o file_new.swf swftools only managed to ...
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Making an application only visible to a certain user

I am new to Ubuntu and have recently installed applications through software center. These applications are visible and usable to all users, but I only want them visible and usable to me. How can I ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.1, crash in the middle of copying files

I'm happy with linux. I use Ubuntu on a laptop, and i'm installing Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a Dual Pentium 4 3Ghz with only 512 RAM. The problem is in the middle of the process of copying files from livecd ...
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Tiptoi Ravensburger - How to add new audio files?

Tiptoi Ravensburger learning game: How can I add new audio files in Ubuntu Linux?
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How to open .doc file using king office writer as default?

I downloaded King's Office .tar.xz file. Extracted it. I am able to run writer and open files by browsing for the .doc file. I am not able to set the default application to king wps(writer) for doc ...
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Is there an equivalent program to the windows explorer for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there a file explorer for ubuntu with a windows style interface? and Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space These above are not the same as this question and I am struggling to ...
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My Python files opens in gedit instead of Python [duplicate]

My Python files opens in gedit instead of Python. Is there a way to fix this? I have tried to allow them to execute in the properties setting, but that didn't work. I can open them in the terminal, ...
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Longlisting Files & Directories

I would need to know if there's a way to differentiate files & directories . Note : Without using longlisting
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How to save files from USB to desktop when usb is opened through ubuntu? [closed]

I am trying to save files to my computer from my USB but we are running Ubuntu so the usb files open up in the Ubuntu program. I don't want them in Ubuntu. How can I get these files onto my desktop ...
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tmp file in root folder with large size/ very long name

As the title, I have this file in root folder and I don't know what it is. Can I safely remove it? -rw------- 1 root root 925M lug 22 15:28 tmpTKb8nhN6ke4IJ bnWrrgcIz-iyhS8H5V ...
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I rm -rf'd /var/!

I recently rm -rf'd all of /var/ on my box and I've made a VM with the same OS/bit, I plan to upload all of the contents from the fresh VM and replace my messed up /var/ on my box with it. What's a ...
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Why can't i change the default file manager in lubuntu 14.04?

You're going to tell me to go to lxsession and change it there. That doesn't work. It's broken. Not only does it not work, every time i use it it causes bugs like not being able to log into lubuntu or ...
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Is it possible to show the output on terminal while writing the output of a command to a file? [duplicate]

I am running a command say nmap www.somesite.com>file.txt so that i can get the output to file.txt. But if I do so, I am not able to see the output of that command on terminal. Is it possible to ...
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Can't open files created in Ubuntu from Windos

I've created a video with KDENLIVE in Ubuntu. I've saved it in a NTFS Partition where I keep my important data. Then I restarted and booted Windows 8.1 and now I can't open the file from Windows. In ...
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ubuntu 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts upgrade manager and files

I am new at this site. I would like to ask you something that i am not sure about for the update to 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS. The upgrade manager has notified me that a new version of ubuntu is ...
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How to set up a simple file server?

I would like to make a folder available so that when a device connect to my computer's ip address (with port 80) it would see the files in the folder and open/download them. For example if you put ...
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Contents of the k03sendsigs file in ~/etc/rc0.d?

I accidentally overwrote the k03sendsigs file contents while modifying and wondered if anyone could post the contents of the file? It's located in /etc/rc0.d/k03sendsigs
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What is the use of Hidden folders in home?

I saw so many hidden folders when I pressed Ctrl+H in my home folder ! their names are starting with a dot (.) ! like .themes , .config and etc.. Can I please get to know what can I do with those ...
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Move each filename into filename subfolders [duplicate]

I have a directory structure like this file 1.ext1 file 1.ext2 file 1.ext3 file 2.temp.ext1 file 2.ext2 file 3.ext1 I want to create each subfolder and move each file name no matter what extension ...
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How does one read the contents of a text file located on the desktop using the terminal? [closed]

I recently failed to properly upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 to 14.10 and I'm having all sorts of GUI issues with Unity, Gnome & other interfaces as soon as I log in. I don't have access to most basic ...