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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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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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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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Sync between two Servers failing

I am back again with yet another question. Introduction: Ok so this time what I wanted to do is that I wanted to synchronize Files in my Ubuntu/Smaba Server to a local remote server. In my local ...
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SFTP Clients add Whitespaces to uploaded directories (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 I have several offsite users uploading files via SFTP. They're using Mac clients Transmit and Cyberduck and both programs seem to add whitespaces at the end of the directories they ...
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File transfer Ubuntu to Windows

I am trying to transfer a large amount of files from Ubuntu to Windows 7 (my music library, ~70gb). I put the files on an external HDD. From Ubuntu, I can see all the files. From windows, about ~1000 ...
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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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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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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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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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1answer
115 views

UBUNTU for Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I would like to install your OS into my laptop (gaming x64bits ) that currently uses Windows 8.1 Pro And I would like to know if this will remove Windows or have both OS and if this will keep any of ...
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1answer
52 views

Maintaining files on a fresh install

Is there a way of maintaining files from Ubuntu 12.04 to a fresh install of the same version without doubling up on information and keeping the same programs etc. Thanks guys. p.s I am aware of ...
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1answer
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How to count the total number of the opened files by the users and processes on my machine

I used this command to display a list of all opened files of the current user on my machine : lsof -Fn -u teeba| sort | uniq | grep /home The result was : I want to know the total number of the ...
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1answer
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Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there any way of saving all the apps that i have downloaded and files in my home folder when switching versions of Ubuntu? I want to upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10 but don't want to lose all of the ...
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1answer
110 views

Ubuntu 12.04 opening dialog hangs too long when opening files,folders, anything?

Every time i open any file, or folder, basically anything, there is an opening dialog on my panel, like Opening this and that. And even when file is opened, opening dialog hangs there for another ...
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folders content in properties goes through a loop

When I select several folders and right-click properties, the content (files and size) takes a huge amount of time, because it keeps starting from zero. For example it counts the files (and size) ...
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1answer
72 views

Find directory and delete it's content but not itself

How do I find a directory and delete all it's content but not the directory itself? find -type -d -name 'Tmp' -exec rm -rf {} \; But this also deletes 'Tmp' directory. Thanks in advance.
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1answer
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SCP files from machineB to machineA by logging into machineA [duplicate]

I am trying to scp the files from machineB to machineA. I need to run the scp command from machineA to copy files from machineB to machineA. The file that I need to copy from machineB is - ...
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My Ubuntu 12.04 file system are corrupted

My File system has corrupted and my Ubuntu 12.04 never boot, and I tried to fix it by Live CD, and nothing happen.
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Locating missing files for user account

I have 5 user accounts on my machine, which is running 12.04 on a 500Gb HDD. The main admin account (called Homeuser) has lost all its files after a SD card was pulled from the machine without ...
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Show file extension in file name [duplicate]

Is there anyway to show files suffixes by default in file name in unity? For example: If I have a file called test.bin, it is shown as test in Unity. I'd like it to be shown as test.bin by default ...
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2answers
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How to delete this file?

I am trying to create a directory .ebextensions. Ubuntu 12.04 is telling me that there is already a file with that name; however, I have searched for it, and nothing comes up. I really need to create ...
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4answers
792 views

Automatically change hosts file

I have a Server on my house to proves and when I'm on my laptop in my house I have to write the local IP to see the web server, and i want to know if it is possible write a script to automatically ...
2
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1answer
708 views

Why Same File Shows Different Sizes in Different Operating Systems

I want to give some scenarios: A movie file shows 700 MB in Windows but it shows around 735 MB in Ubuntu, which is in my drive having NTFS partition. Similarly another file shows 446 MB in Windows ...
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3answers
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Installing Ubuntu without loss of data

I have Windows 7 installed. I want to switch to Ubuntu 12.04 without losing any of my data. In other words, I want to have all my files accessible from Ubuntu.
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1answer
201 views

Trouble transferring files to Ubuntu server from mac

I am trying to setup my first home server and haven't had too much trouble so far. However I can't seem to find a way to transfer files from my laptop (Macbook Pro) to the server. I have been able ...
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WiFi transfer of files from Desktop to Note 800

My desktop (Intel Q2C processor)is on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. Connected to a wifi router through LAN port. I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 800. Is there a way to wireless-transfer files from desktop to the ...
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1answer
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Does upgrading Ubuntu risk the loss of important data?

I currently use Ubuntu 10.04, and I want to upgrade it to version 12.04 (and then, maybe, to 13.04). I can do it via Upgrade Manager, but I'm worried that my important files (which are in the home ...
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271 views

Where to find file tag options in Ubuntu 12.04?

This link mentioned tags associated with files. http://www.iloveubuntu.net/nautilus-receives-tags-ubuntu-1204-lts But I cannot find it on my Linux 12.04. Thanks in advance.
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1answer
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Files are listed as wrong size in 12.04

Hi all got a weird situation here. The other day I noticed when I wanted to seed a file for an older torrent, that the file size was wrong on my computer. The torrent said the file was say 450 mb, ...
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2answers
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How to bulk convert .djvu files to .pdf?

I have about 200 .djvu ebooks which I want to convert into .pdf. Since one-by-one conversion is tiresome I want to know if there is a way to convert them all at once. Any help will be appreciated.
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0answers
280 views

Opening skype chat history file

how to open skype chat history file in any editor. I have a file named file256.dbb
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0answers
26 views

how does Linux or UNIX like system recognizes files and how is it different from windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the relationship between MIME types and File .extensions? I would like to know how does files are recognized by Linux/UNIX. Windows makes use of extensions to ...
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1answer
418 views

where i can find the wacom configuration file in ubuntu 12.04?

I want to know the location of the configuration file created with the wacom tablet tool in ubuntu 12.04, I want to change the preassure curve and another settings manually.. thanks and have a good ...
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1answer
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Why do I get a “file too big” error when I transfer files to an external hard drive that has plenty of room?

I am digitizing my video collection and want to put it on an external hard drive. It is a 1TB Western Digital HD. The files are all over 5GB as I am ripping the files with Handbrake and at a very high ...
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0answers
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USB file transfer preparing to copy, but file count climbs indefinitely

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 to back up my Windows machine that won't boot and am running Ubuntu from the CD. I copied and pasted a volume of about 160GB to my external HDD. The transfer has been ...
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1answer
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What directories does user own - LTS 12.04

Which directories in the hierarchy does the default main user (UID 1000) own? like maybe /usr/share/ or /bin/ I need to now exactly the directories my user needs to own in the hierarchy, in short I ...
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3answers
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Cannot create files except in home partition

On my system I have made 3 partitions except home partition but Ubuntu doesn't let me create or delete any files on those partitions. Even copy and paste options are not available. Using my poor ...
2
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1answer
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Undelete inode of deleted files

I accidentally deleted my documents folder in my home directory last sunday. I am desperately trying to recorver it with it content files. After digging around, I came across a suggestion to use ...
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2answers
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Can't delete file even as root

I tried to delete a directory by running sudo rm -rf google-chrome. This gave no output message but the directory wasn't deleted. There is only one file remaining, google-chrome/default/User\ ...
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1answer
396 views

I have errors when trying to install ubuntu on MSI GT70 ONC [closed]

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04.1 64bit on a MSI GT70 ONC. I have a problem when I install it. I get an error(dev/... something missing I think) I'm then put into a screen that is like the ...
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How to find existing files in other OS through Ubuntu in a dual-boot system?

I installed Ubuntu alongside of Windows Vista to try it out. I can't get the wireless to work. Firmware missing error. Secondly, how do I find my files that exists in Vista through Ubuntu?
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2answers
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I am getting Input/output error while opening a folder in 12.04

I am getting Input/output error while opening a folder in 12.04. Also, I am not able to see file in another folder. I am getting below error. Please help me recovering the folder. Error: Error when ...
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1answer
770 views

Pantheon Files opens Home folder when clicking Trash in Launcher

I switched from Nautilus to Marlin but was no longer under development so switched to Pantheon Files, whose now under Elementary OS developers. But whenever I click the Trash Icon from Launcher, ...
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1answer
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I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04, and now my /home folders are empty

Did i miss something? Isn't it supposed to keep your /home folders intact when you upgrade? Is there some way to retrieve what was there?
7
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1answer
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?

When re-installing Ubuntu on a partition where an existing Ubuntu installation already exists, and not choosing to format the partition, the installer shows a warning message before it begins ...
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1answer
286 views

Ubuntu 12.04 Business Desktop Install file too large - 834Mb

My blank CD's are only 700 MB, and the .iso file I downloaded is over this. What do I do?
3
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2answers
23k views

Changing file permissions on USB external hard drive [duplicate]

I am using an external USB hard drive for a long time in Ubuntu 10.04, both at work and at home. Now I've installed 12.04 at home. Today I used the USB drive for the first time. I can read the disk ...
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0answers
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where do screenshots go in Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-classic when pressing PrtSc/SysRq? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the print screen dialogue? I am trying to take a screenshot with the PrtSc SysRq key on my Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-classic (no effects). When I press on the ...
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2answers
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Use a Clementine smart playlist to show duplicate songs

After switching to Ubuntu, I discovered iTunes had been storing duplicates of my music. e.g. Highway to Hell/ contains: Highway to Hell.mp3 Highway to Hell 1.mp3 Girls Got Rhythm.mp3 Girls Got ...