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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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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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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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How can I open a .dmg file?

I've got a .dmg file, and I can't figure out how to open it. How can I open it?
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I cannot find the FF Multi Converter for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there a version of FF Multi Converter for Ubuntu 14.04? I installed the PPA, but the program exists only for older versions. In PPA there is not a version for Ubuntu Trusty. Is there a place where ...
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What represent .Xauthority file?

I had a problem wherein I couldn't get passed the login window in Ubuntu 12.04, even though I have the correct username and password, it still comes back to the login screen. I've found a solution ...
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New File System drivers for ubuntu [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create a new folder on List view on nautilus?

This is a really small problem, although it seems to be like a pretty big design issue. When the folder is full of files, for example, there's no empty space left to right click on, so how do I ...
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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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File location on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I'd like to know where do the files of a certain installed program go. In windows, for example, you go to the C:\Programe Files\name of the specific program folder. How do ...
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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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How to find a text file which contains a specific word inside (not in its name)

I want to find a text file in my hard disk which contains a specific word. I want to use a graphic application. I'm on 12.4 "Precise Pangolin". Prior to Ubuntu 12.4 I used to start in the dash an ...
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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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Is there a way to add the status bar to files ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and the file manager changed it's Files instead of Nautilus, but now there's no status bar where I can view the amount of diskspace. I have a 120 GB SSD so I would very much ...
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Does Ubuntu Server have a Trash?

I'm using the server version of Ubuntu. I was wondering if files still go into the "trash" etc. with this version. I'm been deleting stuff and I just want to make sure the stuff is not being put into ...
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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 Connect iPad to ubuntu 12.04 via Wifi or Cable (without jailbreak)

My laptop's OS is Ubuntu 12.04 and I bought an iPad, I want to transfer files (movies or reading materials) to and from my iPad. I tried some works on the Internet but they didn't work so if anybody ...
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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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Text editor to edit 4.3 GB plain text file

Is there any text editor, which can edit such file? I've tried: gedit kate nano vim mcedit without success.
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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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Is there a Ubuntu sanity check

Is there a standard procedure to 'unit test' an Ubuntu system against the deb packages? Assume, a system has ubuntu-desktop installed according to the package manager. Can I find out, whether the ...
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Use “locate” under some specific directory?

I was wondering how to restrict the search range of "locate" to some directory? For example, how to find files/directories with string "math" in their names under some directory "/home/tim/science/"? ...
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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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Gedit 3.6.1, how to increase the number of recent files from its default of 5?

Ubuntu 12.10, gedit 3.6.1 This won't work: gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/gedit- /preferences/ui/recents/max_recents 30 Modifying this file as root won't work either: cat ...
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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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append a word to the end of a line in txt file

I have a file that should have "OK" at the end of a certain line the line that should be modified is the first line not ending with "OK" I can grep the file to get the line to be modified using ...