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How to make the newly created files inherit the directory's permissions…? [duplicate]

I need to give permission to a directory in such a way that, the newly created files should inherit the same permissions as the directory. You may find a duplicate for this question, but it doesn't ...
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How to show files in desktop in KDE 5 like file explorer?

With cinnamon, gnome or in windows, we can put files on desktop as it like in file explorer. How can I do this in kubuntu with KDE5?
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Where are bluetooth received files saved

I have used Blueman and the default Bluetooth manager an every time I accept the file transfer from the Phone to the PC, it shows that it is transferring and even notifies me that the transfer was ...
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Copying multiple specific files from one folder to another

I have a large folder of pictures (thousands), and I have a long list of files, by exact file name, that I need to copy to another folder. I want to know if there is a way I can select several ...
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Can I create an image that incorrectly reports it's file size?

I want to create a .png image that actually has data in it - and is a real image. It will probably be about 2.5 MB, but I want to trick Ubuntu into saying it is a different size - say 1.5 MB. Is ...
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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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Unwanted files in Downloads directory from a failed OS upgrade attempt

Downloaded ubuntu 15.04 and in the middle of setting it up decided to keep 14.04. That left files such as boot, install, and WUBI.exe in the Download directory. Neither 14.04 nor the Terminal, using ...
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Sharing files between ubuntu 15.04 and android smartphone via wifi

I have ubuntu installed in my laptop and an android phone...is there any app like ShareIt , Superbeam , Xender (These softwares are used to transfer files via wifi between windows pc and android) ...
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Sending files from Win8 PC to Ubuntu14.04 Laptop

I want to transfer some files from a PC with Windows 8 to my laptop with Ubuntu14.04 via WiFi Lan.But I don't know what to do. I already can connect to internet via the WiFi network of my modem-router ...
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Is Nitroshare transfer limited to a certain file size?

I have recently seen Nitroshare promoted on this site and have installed it in Ubuntu (Xubuntu 12.10) and Win7. I was able to transfer files but only up to a certain size. I have not tested with very ...
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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 do I view files that start with a period? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and for whatever reason, folders that start with a "." won't display in the file explorer. Is there a way to display these folders? Example: my app doomseeker has a folder in home ...
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List all archive files

How can I get the list of all archive files in a folder recursively without knowing the file extension?
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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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Problem reading exFAT XQD card Ubuntu 12.04

I am having a problem reading files from an exFAT formatted XQD card. The card was formatted by a Sony fs7 camera and contains 4k video files shot using the fs7. The card is a lexar 64gb and the card ...
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“No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu.” [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a new harddrive in my PC. I'm not using Windows for anything. The hard drive does not have WIndows on it. I used a program to get Ubuntu onto the harddrive via ...
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Prevent nano from keeping history of searches

I recently noticed that when searching for a String in a file using nano, that the search gets saved to this file: ~/.nano_history But this is not necessary, and I don't want this feature, so is ...
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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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save files in /home/user1/public_html to /home/user2/public_html

I am at a stand still. I am trying to figure out how to allow a php script on /home/user1/public_html/* to save file to /home/user2/public_html/images Everything goes well but the file is never ...
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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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Copying speed to external hard drive get slower and slower

When I copy files (lots of them) to an external hard drive it's start on a pretty good speed and get slower and slower until I just give up.
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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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How to view folders with a large amount of files? [duplicate]

I have folder, for example, with 1500000 images. I'm trying to open that folder to scroll through files, look at them and open some that I want to look at in image viewer. But when I open that folder ...
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I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
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.file problem in home folder

hi dear friends ins start sorry for bad english .. Im after install one application in my system after install this app listed in home file sample hom/jhon .skype .gimp .gedit how to solve this
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How to access files/directories with space in the name?

Through terminal I cant access the files or directories with a space in their names.say cd command says- no file or directory.IS there any way for it or should I rename all files having spaces in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't move files from phone storage to computer

I have a HTC One m8, and when I plug it in it shows up in Files as "Android Phone". It shows my internal storage automatically, and at the top it says "Contains digital photos Shotwell". But the issue ...
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How do I send videos on bluetooth ubuntu?

The version of ubuntu I have I don't know but it lets me turn on bluetooth but I can't share files. It says every time I try to connect a device that there are no adapters found. Any help
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Rename Files To Be Windows Friendly

I am having difficulty trying to create a back up of my personal files on Ubuntu as I am installing windows on my laptop (the restore disk will likely wipe the ubuntu), and I am trying to move about ...
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how to change file extensions in a directory [closed]

I have many files in a directory having extension. .text(2) .text(1) I want to remove the numbers from extension and output should be like .text .text Can anyone please help me with the shell ...
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myterious a.out file appeared in Downloads folder

Yesterday a file that should not exist appeared in my Downloads folder. Virustotal knows the file since 2012 and reports it as clean - but it seems other people have had it appear. Does anyone ...
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Correct file extensions

I have about 12000 images of different file types but every one of them was renamed *.jpg. Now I want to give them their proper extensions back, how can I do it
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File manager app does not show files on sd card on BQ E4.5

On my BQ E4.5 Ubuntu phone, teh file manager app does not show files on the SD card. I copied lost of mp3 to the SD card and I do not have any problem playing these files on the phone. When connecting ...
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How Can I Merge Multiple Directories into One

I have multiple files in multiple folders under one directory that need to be in one folder. Is there a command line that can help me accomplish this?
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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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How to search entire hard drive for a file?

Trying to locate a file, how can I search the entire hard drive for a file?
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Connect Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.04 using crossover cable

I have a Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu14.04 LTS Computers. I want to connect them to each other using Crossover cable so that I could Transfer files from Ubuntu to windows and back. Can anyone tell me how to ...
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Disk space issue after apt-get update

I did a system update with sudo apt-get update and rebooted. After the reboot an error came up showing that i'm out of disk space. was barly able to access my desktop. I checked the space util and ...
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How do you open downloaded files in general?

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and I have no idea how to open a file I've downloaded, there's nothing on the computer that can open it. It's a .jar file. It keeps asking for a program to use to open it, but ...
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How to show all files created on a specific date

On 16/05/2015 at 17:18 I visited a malicious website. And I suspect a drive-by-download, so I want to check my machine to see since that time in order of creation which files have been created or ...
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Merge all files from directory tree

I have a directory called /home/foobar/ which contain numerous text files in numerous sub directories. I need to generate a file which has the merged content of all the files inside this directory ...
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Converting a file to directory

As we know "Everything in Linux" is a file, and moreover directory is just a file containing other files. So, I don't know if this "crazy idea" possible, but it should be in someway according to the ...
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Firefox cache2 'doomed' folder

I was recently looking in my cache as I have made it so that it does not cache: And I found this folder called doomed: /home/arthur-dent/.cache/mozilla/firefox/k29gs42c.default/cache2/doomed So ...
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Getting rid of hidden Ubuntu files after uninstalling Ubuntu?

Just earlier on today, I have uninstalled Ubuntu as I didn't like it that much, so I uninstalled it. Back on windows, I check my hard drive and it seems as there is about 5GB taken from something, I ...
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How to search for files through hashsums

I search for files often in my files system by either using the tree command and grep, or the find command, but recently I downloaded some content from a site, but forgot where I saved it, now I know ...
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How to filter content in the currently opened folder?

There is one thing I'm missing since I've been forced to move from OSX to Ubuntu. For OSX there is a wonderful file browser named Path Finder which has very handy filter function built-in. The ...
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How to copy many photo file names with date and time to spreadsheet

I have numerous motion detector photos (JPGs) I copy to a DVD every day. I would like to copy the file name, original creation date and time of each of these photos and then extract this information ...
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Install version of “look” that can handle large files

When I try to use look to binary search through a large file (43G), I get the error message: look: sorted.csv: File too large. On OSX, I am able to execute the same command on the same file with no ...
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Concatenating several .mp3 files into one .mp3

As it was suggested here I am using cat command to concatenate several .mp3 files into one .mp3 file. Imagine, I have following .mp3 files in the current folder: 001001.mp3 001002.mp3 001003.mp3 ...
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What is the “-” at the end of some files?

I find a lot of the time that files in /etc end with a -, but have another version of the file without it at the end. So what does the - mean? Is it like a ~? Or does it serve a different purpose?