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Best way to encrypt file on Ubuntu but readable on a Windows machine? [duplicate]

What would be the best way to encrypt a file in Ubuntu 12.04 but in a way that could be read by a Windows 8 user? Would creating a Truecrypt volume work if I just sent the truecrypt file over? Any ...
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Is there a tool to encrypt a file or directory?

What's the most popular way to encrypt individual files or folders?
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How can I easily encrypt a file?

Is there any simple (IE: right click in Nautilus) way to password protect a particular folder/file in Ubuntu? I've got a few files containing sensitive info and I'd much prefer that if/when I leave my ...
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How to encrypt files using a cross-platform solution?

What programs can be used to encrypt files that could subsequently be decrypted on any OS? For instance, it should then be possible to easily decrypt the encrypted files under Linux, Windows, OS X, ...
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How do you delete a file in ubuntu? [closed]

I need to delete a file how do i do it?
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Hidden files won't stay hidden in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I open my files, my hidden files show up. I can hide them but when I open up my files again, they're showing again. How do I make the hidden files invisible permanently?
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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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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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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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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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Renaming file from UI

I can not rename files from the UI on my Ubuntu installation (14.10), it does, however, work from the terminal with the mv command. What happens is: when I right click on the file, then choose ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to show the full path of a file or directory in the terminal? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to learn how to SRM a file, however I need to know how the directory name in order to type it out in the terminal. Can someone please help me figure out how to see ...
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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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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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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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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 do I recover unsaved files in Gimp?

I was working in Gimp on a cover for my new book and before I could finish it my computer crash and I lost all my info is there anyway for me to undo my computers history and retrieve my info?
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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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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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What is this GNUstep folder?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I opened the GUI and noticed this folder called GNUstep and Mail. Here is a screenshot of it: Inside GNUstep is Library which is empty. And inside of Mail is Drafts ...
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What mass file renaming tools are available?

I need to rename a bunch of files in order to fix their sort order, therefore I need to be able to do a sort of "find and replace" so I can replace chunks of the filenames at a time. What tools ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus has no menu - File, Edit etc. don't exist

Since Ubuntu 13.04, and now 13.10 and 14.04, my Nautilus (Files) has no application menu. This means that I can't access Edit>Preferences and can only change preferences via dconf-editor, as the ...
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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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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 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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How to access Media Files across Android and Ubuntu while using dual-boot

I'm using dual-boot on my Nexus 4 with Android and Ubuntu OS. Is there an option to access the Media (Picture, Music, Video etc.) files stored on Mobile while boot in either OS? E.g. the stored music ...
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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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Move files in subdir to another dir

I have a directory : ../Music with a lot of music files in a lot of subdirectories. How would i move all the files in the subdirectories to another directory ? Thus, i only want to move the files, i ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Permission denied error while creating file by using script file

I have created a script file called black_list.sh. #!/bin/bash default_card=`head -1 /proc/asound/modules` echo $default_card if [ ! -e /etc/modprobe.d/sound.blacklist.conf ] && [[ ...
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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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How to run a file with sudo without a password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run an application using sudo without a password? I've made a script that preforms various system tasks, that I run regularly, but I have to use sudo to run the ...
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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, ...