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How to delete temp files created by Archive Manager?

I used Archive Manager to extract files from an archive, but there wasn't enough free disk space. After the process crashed my disk remained full and I am unable to locate and delete what is filling ...
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I want to use my secondary HDD for everything [closed]

In windows, you can change some settings so that only the operating system is on the sdd, and all installed programs and user documents are installed/stored on a secondary HDD. How would I do this so ...
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How to use zenity file selection

I am new to zenity and I am trying to make a simple script for loading a file using zenity --file-selection and the wc command to get the word count of that file. I have successfully made a form which ...
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File transfer from and to BQ Ubuntu phone

My ubuntu (14.04 LTS) laptop does not automatically pick up my BQ ubuntu phone when connecting with a USB cable. Is it possible to transfer files between laptop and phone by cable and how is it done? ...
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Ubuntu is not using swap space from swap file

Instead of using a swap partition, I've always used a swap file (Debian, OpenSUSE, Slackware, Ubuntu) and I've never had problems. But I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I created a swap file as ...
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Multiple files in program tar.gz installation package. What should I compile?

I downloaded a tar.gz file, extracted it and there are 3 files: Makefile, program.c and protocol.h I've opened them in gedit and Makefile contains only one line program : program.c protocol.h In ...
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Ubuntu File and folder permissions

sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/lampp/htdocs output is chmod: changing permissions of .... Operation not permitted I want to give every permission to htdocs and all its sub-folders and to every file on ...
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file permssion want to know [duplicate]

I want to know the file permission code I have run the command and get this code, How can i know which file has which permission ls -l -rw-r--r-- 1 www-data www-data 4253 Mar 16 10:17 ...
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How to delete files listed in a text file

I have a text file that has a list of paths to various files. Is there a command I can use that will iterate thorough each line and delete the file at the stated path?
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Incorrect 'date modified' in Ubuntu 14.04

When copying files of the same name between folders (and overwriting), or even renaming a single file, it seems the 'date modified' doesn't change, which is supremely annoying as you can imagine. Is ...
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Is there a way to log rejected file access attempts in the Linux file system?

It often happens when you install a new program or when you just configure something, that you hit issues with the file system permissions because you don't have the folder/file permissions set ...
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How to run executable (application/x-executable)

I downloaded the linux version of this game and go a zip inside the zip is a application/x-executable file which I can't run. ./filename does nothing as well as sh filename. EDIT: I meant this game. ...
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Jpg images turn black on using cp command line

I have used the following command to copy folder containing JPEG and PNG images: sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/wallpap/ /usr/share/backgrounds/ However the JPEG images turn black while the PNG images are ...
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Download page won't offer me the iso file for mac

The download page won't offer me the iso file for mac option, so when I try to install ubuntu, my mac doesn't recognise the file.
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Why can't I run an executable text file in terminal? [duplicate]

In the past when I would go into the properties and set the .sh file to be executable program or whatever, when I returned to the file and double clicked it it would provide several options such as ...
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How would you define a function or script within your path that takes arguments to name the file?

I am learning about the alias command in an online class. I am also interested in ffmpeg. I figured what if I typed an alias, then I wouldn't have to do all of that typing and remember the commands. ...
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I have absolutely no access to any of my files

I had to reinstall Ubuntu due to an issue with the menus and after installing it and updating everything I have absolutely no access to anything even though I am the administrator account.
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Is it possible to send and receive a file from ubuntu to windows without apps like samba etc?

Most of the suggestions and queries are showing samba and other application installations. It needs to be done programatically without any third-party client or servers.
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Basic file presentation mode missing from Ubuntu. (only the names of the files)

In windows I could see the one line names of multiple folders without icons on different columns on the screen. In ubuntu we have only two choices, a one line version that takes the whole line, or as ...
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What is the IO Block property in stat command in ubuntu?

srimanth@srimanth-Inspiron-N5110:~$ stat /home/srimanth/Videos/Better\ Call\ Saul/Better.Call.Saul.S01E02.720p.HDTV.X264-DIMENSION.mkv File: ‘/home/srimanth/Videos/Better Call ...
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Getting rid of the p7m file extension

The internet has not been helpful this time. I have a zip archive that also has a p7m extension. How can I lose that extension so that I can view the files? Any help is appreciated. Than you!
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How to Compress (More then one at a time) PDF files from terminal

I work with lots of rather large imaged documents ranging from a few bites to multiple gigs of data per file. I need these documents to take up less storage space and especially to be more ...
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Is it possible to prevent a file from being deleted unless in safe mode?

Is it possible to make a file only deletable when in safe mode on linux? Specifically I am using ubuntu 14.04 and I need to prevent a file from being deleted. If this solution is not possible is ...
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Files take up more space on new RAID array

I just upgraded and reinstalled my home server. One thing I did was going from software raid to a raid card. After doing this and starting to copy back my backups, I've noticed that my first ~1TB ...
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Cannot access second hard drive

I am new to Ubuntu and I need a little help... Recently, due to a power supply interruption, my Iomega NAS broke. I've read that I was able to rescue the files that were on it by installing Ubuntu on ...
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problem whle installing ubuntu

I am trying to install ubuntu from the hard drive.When the home screen appears after restarting the computer a message says that "No root file system is defined"(as superuser).I partitioned my hardisk ...
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Script to write at the beginning of every line of a text file the name of the file

I would like to write a shell script that allows me to open a text file with a particular name and write the name of the file at the beginning of every line. So, if my file is called "test" and it has ...
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more install problems

alright so got through the entire process of installing Ubuntu I thought. I even got on it and was working on it all day yesterday. today I restarted my computer to make sure I could still get on. and ...
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How to rename a movie file by using its internal name attribute?

I had to recover a bunch of movie files from my external HDD due to filesystem corruption and used photorec to do so. Now all my files have random names like f00000.avi. We are talking about 1000+ ...
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Extract images from several doc files

I have a folder with several doc files which contain a few images each of them. I want to extract those images from the docs: unzip foo.docx "word/media/*" The above command can extract the images ...
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open a folder with several files in python [closed]

How can I open a folder with several files in it? I tested this codes but it returns an strange answer. import os for ZebRa in os.listdir(os.getcwd()): num_words = 0 for line in ZebRa: ...
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How to get source list with Ubuntu and Debian packages?

I am using bugtraq OS and I want to add a new source list in my source file at /etc/apt/sources.list, so I need to get a sources.list file for Debian and Ubuntu in one file.
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At least one output file must be specified ffmpeg

ffmpeg -i oceans.mov -an -c:v libx264 -r 24 -preset fast \ -profile:v baseline -g 64 -keyint_min 64 -b:v:0 230k -maxrate 250k -s:v:0 304x128 \ -x264opts pic-struct:no-scenecut -movflags ...
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If I run an application, ~/.application is created. Is it safe to delete?

How do I stop it for creating such folders... eg..if I open the application say - Stellarium, then in the home - a folder ".Stellarium" gets created This was not being created before...What can do to ...
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10 million files in one folder

I've just added a predictive search (see example below) feature to my site that runs on a Ubuntu Server. This runs direct from a database. I want to cache the result for each search and use that if it ...
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How to delete Nautilus - Files completely in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have tried: sudo apt-get remove nautilus sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus In the Ubuntu Software Center, it seems nautilus is uninstalled: On the other hand, I have also done the ...
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How to Edit the File Chooser

Is there a way to increase the icon size in the file-chooser dialogue? As you can see from the screen shot below, under the green dot, my icons are very tiny and I would like to increase their size a ...
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Identical folders have different sizes

I have to separate external usb HDDs from different vendors. I use Ubuntu LTS 12.04 and according to udisks, both have the same block size, 512, and the same file system, NTFS. Now I've copied a ...
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Can “Recently Used” (recently-used.xbel of GTK+ / Nautilus) be accessed via KDE?

This question claims that recently-used.xbel of GTK+ is incompatible with KDE. Can it be made compatible? That is, is there a tool/way out there which will make recently-used.xbel readable/usable with ...
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How can I input to a file directly from the terminal

Other than bringing up a text editor, is there a way I can input text in a linux terminal directly to a file? (then enter a control code such as ctrl-c, to end the input) I'm pretty sure there's a ...
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How to delete files selected by rules?

I have a large list of .mp4 files in one directory on a NAS(Network Attached Storage). Some are listed as follows : XXXXX_3800.mp4 and other like XXXXX_8000.mp4 XXXXX is the same for both ...
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Transfer File From Windows to Ubuntu with filezilla

So I have this question and need solutions. At my Office I have windows 8.1 PC and I have great Internet Speed. So I have downloaded lots of HD movie and Games They Size Like 17 GB or 34 GB. Now At ...
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Ways of resolve case conflict when moving files to a Dropbox folder

As documented here, Dropbox appends (Case Conflict) to a file moved in ubuntu to a dropbox folder already containing a file of the same name (ignoring case). I would like to set up alternative ways ...
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how to view on ubuntu: comments and tag metadata of video files created on windows [duplicate]

I am trying to switch over to Linux (after taking the EdX course) and move my workflow gradually from Win to Linux. One of the things I haven't been able to accomplish yet is to move and view (with ...
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Files on an HFS+ backup drive show up as empty text files

I have a external backup drive for my old Macbook, and have recently built a new computer and installed Ubuntu 14.04. There are files on this external drive that I need, from when "Time Machine" ...
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How to `touch` files recursivelly?

I need to change the timestamp of about 5000 files. Typing touch file1.txt, touch file2.txt will take me forever. Is there a way to do something in the lines of touch -R *?
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Which file does ubuntu read first after boot?

In what order does Ubuntu read the files from power-on until a completed startup? Also is upstart something like a daemon? I am referring to this and found upstart is a daemon replacement. ...
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compare the differences between the contents of two different files

I have two excel sheets both having lakhs (hundreds of thousands) of records. I want to compare if the records present in file1 is also present in file2 or not. Also I want to check what all are the ...
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Total of particular files size in a directory

How do we calculate the total size of some mentioned files in a directory. Explained : I have a total of 5000 files in a directory. i need to find out only total size of some 1000 files. Actually ...
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The best way of learning linux directories and files [duplicate]

As a Linux user, I'd ask how to learn the Linux's directories and files, since everything in Linux is a file descriptor. I've worked with some distribution of Linux so I think I did understand ...