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Upgrade (files AND applications) from Ubuntu to Debian [on hold]

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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Show current folder size in Nautilus

I would like to know if it's possible to display the current folder size (in MB or GB) in Nautilus at the status bar. Here's a screenshot: as you can see, (in this case) I have 7 items, and I have ...
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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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Installing XAMPP

I'm new to linux and I'm trying to install XAMPP I downloaded the file and I cant execute it, I followed the Instruction on http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html#374 but when I'm trying ...
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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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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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Need to skip lost+found when using find

I am new to Ubuntu and I do not have alot of experience with Linux/Unix, so please bear with me while I try to get through this. I have a camera system that records footage and takes screen shots and ...
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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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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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How can i open SDM.pkg and .sdx files on Ubuntu?

I would like to download Windows 8 disk images, but the files I have for the download are SDM.pkg and 100189659562.sdx. How can I open these files on my computer running Ubuntu?
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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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How do I batch rename these files?

I have a few hundred files named hortstu01-01-14 then hortstu01-02-14... Do you get the idea? Well half of the files are named hortstu_01-03-14 then hortstu_01-04-14. This messes up sorting the ...
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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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Use path bar and address bar in Nautilus

By default, Nautilus use/show the path bar: Using Ubuntu Tweak I managed to set by default the address bar: Is it possible to set both of them as default (show both: the buttons and the text ...
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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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No such file or directory problem

Im using 32bit version of ubuntu and the terminal seems to not detect any directory... any command im trying to use to the folder or a file ends with that error. The command im trying to use is: ...
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How to rename a file in Terminal?

I have: /home/user/my_static /home/user/static/ How do I rename my_static to static and remove static(2)?
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Backspace shortcut for explorer

How can I access the folder that is used just before in "Files" using Backspace like which is done in Windows explorer??
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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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Problem reading files in ntfs external hd from windows xp after installing ubuntu

I am one of the guys that always used windows eventhough i hate it. A month ago i wiped out windows xp from my pc and installed ubuntu. I have an external hd and a second laptop which is left with ...
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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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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 solve “error splicing file” IO while copying files?

I've recently backed up some files on an external hard drive in order to install Ubuntu 12.04. But when I wanted to copy the backed up files (ex. music files) back to home folder, I'm prompted with ...
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How can I recursively delete all files of a specific extension in the current directory?

How do I safely delete all files with a specific extension (e.g. .bak) from current directory and all subfolders using one command-line? Simply, I'm afraid to use rm since I used it wrong once and now ...
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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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32gb SDHC card mounted, but written files become corrupt in Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I have a samsung 32gb SDHC sd card that works perfectly in windows, but even though Ubuntu recognizes it, when I copy large binary files, they end up corrupt. Smaller files seem to end up fine. 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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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 to extract and join files xxx.zip, xxx.z01 and xxx.z02

I have three files 1.zip, 1.z01 1.z02. I would like to extract and join them into a file, by right clicking 1.zip and selecting "Extract Here". But then there comes an error: 7-Zip 9.04 beta ...
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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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Where are file associations stored?

How does Ubuntu or any other Linux systems store file associations? Is there some /etc/asscociations file or something? I know that I can right click on file and change it via "open with", but I'm ...
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Unable to mount location, Can't mount file

I'm a new user to Ubuntu and I have a problem: I had Windows XP in my computer and I had two partitions: C (for system data) and D(for my personal stuff), then, during the Ubuntu installation I chose ...
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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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No such file or directory? But the file exists!

I've downloaded a game (Shank) but the bin file doesn't run. The error that is shown when I try to launch the executable is: bash: ./shank-linux-120720110-1-bin: No such file or directory
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Better file copying?

On my windows machine I have a few utilities which makes it easy to copy/move large numbers of files from and to different directories, Teracopy is the one I use most. I cannot do the same on 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 ...