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How to open .rp file type?

During working, there is some file that sounds tramontane to me. That is RealPix document or called .rp file. What is the best free alternative applications can open, create, edit or modify this ...
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Random errors in decompressed files

I have a server with 14.04 installed. As I was using unzip and gzip I noticed a weird thing: the decompressed files were corrupted, meaning that random characters appeared in place of other characters ...
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Can a directory's mtime be older than that of file inside?

I have this very silly and very basic question but I thought better to ask before I start pruning my NAS. I want to delete all directories in which all files are older than 30 days. For files I ...
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restore files from windows “file history”

I have files backed up with Windows 8.1 file history. I want to restore them on Ubuntu but I can't find a way to do so. Is there a program somewhere that can search and restore my files?
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New File System drivers for ubuntu [on hold]

I have done some kernel development previously, simple ones really. I wanted to know what direction I should be looking in to create a custom files system of my own. Most things I have found with a ...
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Stuck at GRUB rescue screen

I had installed Xubuntu 12.04.1 i386-desktop on my Dell Inspiron 1501. But it would not Shutdown my system, getting stuck at the ubuntu logoff screen. So i decided to remove that version & install ...
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create a .tar file of all latest files in the directories

I am in a directory A. This has a lot of sub directories B, C, D. Each sub directories will have a list of files. I need to create a .tar file of all the latest file in each subdirectory. Example: ...
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How to get the path to a file in your system [duplicate]

I am trying to cd /home/ervin/Downloads/psneuter in order to push psneuter to an android phone in order to root it. I believe the path to the file and folder is correct, yet I get a message no such ...
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What is a package index file

In the following statement about "apt-get update" from linux.die.net is the term "package index file": Used to re-synchronize the package index files from their sources. ... What exactly does ...
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Rename all files in subdirecories

I am having a problem writing a script for mass renaming of files in subdirectories. I have a folder with multiple subfolders, and those subfolders have multiple files that I need to rename. This is ...
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error: Diskfilter writes are not supported [duplicate]

I 'm new on this linux stuff I have the problem of "error: Diskfilter writes are not supported" I try to edit 10_linux file and can´t change because of readonly. I try chmod but even with ...
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tried to change home folder location, now can't log in

So obviously this is my first interaction with Linux. Finally got Ubuntu installed and I tried to move my home folder to another partition and followed the instructions here: ...
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Upgrading 14.04 from 32 to 64 bit, but keep files? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie. I just moved from Vista to Ubuntu. All looks great. But after I upgraded I increased my ram to 4gigs from just 2. I read it makes sense to move on the 64 bit version then. However,,, I ...
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Recover Windows 8 files using Ubuntu 14

So Windows 8 just completely crashed on me out of the blue... Figures. I cant even explain what happened. Most of my files are on backups as I don't store anything on my computers. All resides on ...
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I have not permissions to copy to external hard drives

Now I am using Ubuntu 14.04.I want to copy my documents and my datas to external hard drive.But I cannot copy because of permission.My hard drive is formated in ext2.How do I get permissions for my ...
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Files empty after reboot

I was working on a django project earlier today and at some point I got an error (could not import...). I went through the code and I didn't manage to find the cause at that point. I had to switch to ...
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How to repoint home partition in a re-installation

I decided to re-install Kubuntu (I was trying many different Ubuntu types) to have a clean OS. I have a partition for Windows (NTFS), another for home (ext4), a third for the Kubuntu OS (ext4), ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Can't Create New Files from Context Menus

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and I can't find the New File option anywhere. The New Folder is there, but I can't create new files except if I run the touch command in the command line. Is there any ...
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Windows Hard Drive Recover

I just installed Ubuntu when i had windows 8.1, I am new to Ubuntu but not Linux. I had a second hard drive with my libraries on it because my operating system is on a 120 gigabyte solid state drive. ...
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Can't acess Ubuntu boot partition dualboot with windows [duplicate]

Hi i'm unable to access a Ubuntu boot partition dualbooting with windows, i have files on it that i need to get is there anyway to do this?
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How to sort the files in download folder of Ubuntu by date of download?

how can I sort the files in my download folder in the order of the date of download? My OS is Ubuntu 14.10 & I am using Nautilus - Files 3.10.1
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Text file has appeared on my desktop - Unkown Origin

Today, I noticed a file on my desktop titled "in underwear and a shirt.txt". I have no idea what it is, or how it got there. The contents of the file is similar to the title: "in underwear and a ...
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file transfer from external HDD to computer

When I try to send a file from an external HDD to a volume on my laptop, I get the message "error creating directory". How do I transfer files from my external HDD to a volume on my laptop ?
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BleachBit reduces space for no reason

I ran the bleachbit program and ran the 'Free Disk Space'. I noticed that is started to fill up my hard Disk COMPLETELY (almost). I have currently lost 20 GB of space. I have 2 folders in my home ...
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Frame around File window disappeared 14.04 LTS

A relative Ubuntu newbie so hope my description is clear enough. I have two users on my system (one sudo and one "non-priv). Something I did when I was using the non-priv session lost the frame ...
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Can not select or click anything in files, it closes itself

So im VERY new at ubuntu and barely get anything but im a fast learner, so i was hoping to get some help, the problem is i got this PC that had ubuntu 12 something, gnome i think, cant remeber the ...
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How can I retrieve files from hard drive in Ubuntu Linux? [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu Linux.Two years ago I had a Wordpress blog. The blog was taken down and the SQL database was deleted. I want to restart my blog. I know that data from every website viewed remains on the ...
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Hebrew filenames are garbage

When I have on my ubuntu system files or directories that were created originally on Windows with Hebrew names, their names looks like garbage (question marks, weird squares with numbers inside or ...
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Proper file icon is missing

Recently I have installed Quantum Gis (Qgis) on my ubuntu 14.04 64bit desktop, but when I create files of this software (type is .qgs) the icon does not appear. I have tried assogiate but it did not ...
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Ubuntu doesn't display files in iso

So I am trying to install Windows 7 x64 (not that I actually want it but it's needed) I am trying to make a bootable USB, i have done this before and i understand about computers so I definitely am ...
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I'm having trouble opening .dmg files [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS & I'm having trouble opening .dmg files. Any suggestions?
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Why ssh shows Desktop folder as a file?

I am using ssh to accessing a server and I could use scp to copy some files to server Desktop by: scp T.tar.gz username@serverIP:/home/username/Desktop but now I cannot access to server Desktop ...
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Need help with tar.gz files [duplicate]

I know how to unpack a tar.gz file but am clueless when it comes to the next procedure as I opened file install and it opened up in gedit as a installation script, now the question is how do I run ...
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How can I copy files with duplicate filenames into one directory and retain both files by having the duplicate(s) rename automatically?

On windows OS, when you copy a file into a directory that already has a file with that name, it asks you whether you want to: copy the file and replace/overwrite the existing one cancel copying the ...
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I have trouble making a ruby file

I try to make a file but it said 'The file is not valid.' require "./lib/NAME.rb" require "test/unit" class TestNAME < Test::Unit::TestCase def test_sample ...
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Skype opening as 4.0 after I have installed 4.3

I had skype 4.0 installed for ubuntu 12,but go a cannot connect to server error while trying to login. I looked it up and more people updated it to 4.3 by removing the file via terminal. It said it ...
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Command line file rename with date and time

I want to do a weather cam web page I have the command line to take the photo from the webcam then upload it via FTP but I want to do a backup of the photo with time and date as the file name so ...
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How to create cascading permissions for FTP user - new files and folders

So I've set up a new Ubuntu server with LAMP stack and I have a ftp user for my client so they can upload files/folders to their website. How can I make cascading permissions so they do not have ...
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File and folder comparison tool that compares only filenames?

I found this question already, which has a lot of good answers, but as far as I can tell none of the programs listed compare only the filenames. What program can I use to compare two directories and ...
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How can I compress multiple pairs of files into separate archives by name?

I've got a couple dozen sets of Audacity project folders and .aup project files whose names are very close, i.e. 10-13-14-data and 10-13-14.aup. I'd like to compress all of these files automatically ...
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Where can I find XviD preset files for avconv?

I cannot seem to find any XviD preset files for avconv. I looked into /usr/share/avconv but there is none. I also googled alot but cannot seem to find any. I managed to compile one by looking at the ...
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Copying a file from a DVD to Hard Disk [duplicate]

How do I copy a file/folder from a DVD to my hard drive using the Terminal?
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Files not showing up in Nautilus, but can find using “locate” command

My Downloads folder is showing nothing right now( it was working perfectly earlier), and when I try to find a file using locate -i which is in my downloads folder, it shows the path ...
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unwanted folders are creaated in home directory

In my home directory some folder and file are created automatically and when I delete manually than after some time they again form . Ex. 1) yt_file_1 ,yt_file_2 , yt_file_3 and so on till 20 2) ...
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How do I find a recent file by date created?

If I want to find a file by name, I do the following: find -name app If I want to find a file by type, I do the following: find -name app -type d However, because app is such a generic name, ...
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remove files on NTFS with \n in the filename

I was moving files using Windows (had to at that time) from one NTFS partition to another but the computer switched off. Some files have been transferred, but some remain. I'm not able to delete them ...
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Lost documents, missing home directory

I need my files for school. I seemed to have lost my home directory. Is it hidden? or did it get dumped? How do I get my document files back from my hard drive My OS only boots up into the log in ...
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How can I recover data deleted during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

i got a big trouble this is my first day with ubuntu. while installing ubuntu the participation of the hard disk was deleted and it contains a big project ( i worked on that project about 5 months ...
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Unsatisfied while opening home folder for the first two time

Question may be little logistic Open home folder for the first time clicking files in the taskbar. Go to some drive you have partitioned and open a file from there.Make sure you are not in the ...
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How to write the path of a folder with space in it's name? [duplicate]

I can't figure out how to write the path of a folder that includes spaces in its name (in Terminal). I tried: cd /path/path/path/"A Folder"/file cd /path/path/path/'A Folder/file cd ...