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How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus?

How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus (Ubuntu 15.10)? I want a list of all the big files in one of my hard drives. I can see the search by file type option by not search by file ...
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How to specify a temporary folder with more disk space via terminal? [duplicate]

I need more disk space at /tmp and /usr folders. How will achieve this? An error appeared: root@kali:/home/Downloads# ./netbeans-8.1-linux.sh Configuring the installer... Cannot create temporary ...
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why isn't my file uploading?

I am currently using ubuntu with phpstorm php interpreter in phpstorm: PHP5.5 (5.5.9-1ubuntu4.16) Somehow when I try to upload a file, it just gives me empty array but I tried the same script using ...
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How to find files that do not have a duplicate in a separate directory

I have an old backup of documents. In my current Documents directory, a lot of these files exist in different locations with different names. I'm trying to find a way to show which files exist in the ...
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How to delete several files from a directory using a .txt file where the filenames to delete are listed up? [duplicate]

I have a directory containing several files (approximately 1000 files). I want to remove several of these files using the commandline. The file names from the files I want to delete are listed under ...
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File explorer GUI looks strange

My file GUI looks like this for some reason.... No idea what to do. Help?
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Thunderbird recognizes some pdf files as videos

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and recently have a problem with Thunderbird: Some pdf files attached to emails are not treated as pdf files should be. The attachment settings option for pdf's is set to ...
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Find a file beginning with a string but having a specific extension

It doesn't work if I do this: string*.extension How do I do this? I want to rename a file that has a specific beginning, but is completely random after that, but has a specific extension.
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Is there any advantage to Rsync moving files on the same machine?

I was reading how to install Magento on Digital Ocean Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. All files are on the server. the author says: We will use rsync to transfer our Magento files there, since rsync will ...
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How to do Optimization of partition for small files ? (8-12 Kb)

I have to save my SELECT from database info for every company in files, size of every file ~8-9 Kb. Amount ~ 2000 000. 300 000 files it's approx - 2.2 Gb of HDD space. So I have to use a lot of free ...
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Ubuntu Touch: where are downloaded files stored?

When I download something with the default browser or Firefox, I cant seem to find where the files are downloaded to. Not /home/Downloads, thats for sure. Does anyone know where the files are ...
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Remove duplicates of 1+ million files

I have a 5tb hard drive that has over 1 million files (photos, music, documents, etc.) that are duplicates of other files and I need to delete the duplicates. I tried both fslint and dupeGuru but they ...
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Japanese file names break

I am trying to fix an encoding issue with any zip files or rar files that I unzip. Anything I try to unzip through file-roller comes out like this if using the unzip utility in terminal this is ...
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Git commit and push via batch file on Ubuntu

Our team have to always submit code on git after their work. And on every PC there are a lot of projects. All system running with Ubuntu OS. So I need some solution for overcome this manually commit ...
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how can i make appear my bookmarks at top left than bottom left in nautilus?

How can i make my bookmarks appear at top left than bottom left in nautilus? I have to scroll down every time to find my bookmarks. That's boring. If above is not possible, how can i remove the ...
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How can I search my links (.desktop) files from Dash using Super+F?

I often pull my browser bookmarks to the desktop or another folder. (That results in .desktop files containing the URL and title). When I search for the bookmarks from file manager I can find them. ...
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I unlocked the 'Files' button/icon from my unity launcher and now it disappearead and I cannot restore it or get it back

I unlocked the 'Files' button for the Ubuntu file manager from the unity launcher and I cannot get it back. When I run the file manager from the dash, the icon does not appear on the launcher like ...
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Retrieving Files from Broken Ubuntu

I run Ubuntu 14.04. I recently ran the command sudo apt-get -f install, which, for some reason, ended up removing the boot files. So, I reinstalled Ubuntu on a different partition. However, I would ...
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What does this “find” command do?

I am so beginner on Linux and I have run the following command while I am on /root: find . -type d -exec chmod 770 {} \; && find . -type f -exec chmod 660 {} \ I meant to run that on a ...
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How to know the home directory size limit?

Is there any way to know how large my home directory is allowed to be?
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file manager permission based on users on Ajenti

I installed Ajenti-v on my Ubuntu server 15.10 and I want to create multiple users with specific access to their home directory. Currently, whenever I create a new ajenti user (which is synced with ...
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Wine won't open .exe files?

I'm a big noob to ubuntu and having to run wine with windows applications, but I'm trying to download some indie games and 99% of them come up with an error message that insufficient data is not ...
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How to open xz file into movie player program

my friend sent me film with xz format and that file can't open. How to open that xz file in movie player program?
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How to get file size in terms of bits?

The best I seem to be able to get from Nautilus and ls is the file size for a given file in bytes, however I would like to be able to view the exact file size of a given file in terms of bits, how can ...
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Opening files without or unknown extensions from a remote server

When I try to open files without or unknown extensions, for example .bashrc from a remote server (via sftp), I get this dialog: I would like to be able to select my text editor in the context menu ...
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Do I need unencrypted files underneath encrypted overmount?

I have unencrypted files in my /home/user dir (likely fallout from moving my home dir to a different partition). /dev/sda1 440G 137G 282G 33% /home /home/user/.Private 440G 137G ...
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Giving postgres access to root files

I created an Ubuntu 14.04.4 server on digital ocean. I have a directory off the root user called mapnik/data/. Inside is a file I want to import to postgres. When logged in as root ls -l /root/...
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Why doesn't ls combined with awk show exact sizes?

I am trying to find the size of the files on my hard drive in exact bytes, but whenever the size gets too big the number turns all weird (like 1.98329e+12). Can I stop it from doing this or convert ...
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list all files by size [duplicate]

I'm currently running some Disk Management and trying to locate where some rather large files are located. Is it possible to list all files on a hard drive, (including system files, and hidden files) ...
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/home/$USER always load with unknown binary files

My personnal folder is full of unknown files : newzzzcworl, newzzzcwpaa.... When I open it, my computer load during a very long time. Software like Matlab doesn't work when I looking for files in ...
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Can't Downloaded just zipped file

I am using ubuntu, KKVM as webserver just make a backup with zip -R archive.zip * file size: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3676624704 Apr 4 11:04 archive.zip As you read from title i can't ...
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Where can I find a folder containing icons of all my applications, that I can double-click? [duplicate]

Where can I find the folder where I can see icons of my applications and click on them as I am accustomed to from other operating systems? (N.B. Please see my comments re duplications.)
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How to associate an icon to a file type

Is there a definitive, infallible tool or recipe to associate an icon to a file type? I mean, to simultaneously associate an icon with all files of that type on a computer? I could do that file by ...
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Pasted file has more MB than the copied?

Ok so I have ubuntu 15.10 installed on a USB and boot with it as my main OS on this computer. The computer has 2 hard disks one connected to a SATA interface and one through USB too... none of them ...
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How to store file information into an array?

With this part of script I can get a necessary information about files in my directory(and subdirectories). The only information I need is the extension and the size of file. for file in `find . -...
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Check if input string exists in file

You must read string1, what should I do? Here's my code: #!/bin/sh echo "Enter your sting: " read read string1 if [ grep -q $string1 file.txt ];then echo "Found it" else echo "Sorry this string ...
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All panels gone and no terminal

I was booting up my laptop one day and entered my password wrong several times due to forgetting it. After finally getting in, I get to my account and find all the panels gone. I've tried everything ...
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How long it will take to sort uniq a 62GB file? [closed]

For 5 hours I ran the command sort file1 | uniq > file2 on a 62GB file and I'm just wondering how long it will take. I have a Intel® Core™ i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz × 4 with 8GB RAM. It will be ...
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When copying files via USB from Ubuntu to Windows 7, there is a different number of files

What's up guys, I'm trying to backup some Ubuntu files to my Windows machine. I have all the files in one folder and when I click "Properties" in Ubuntu it says 696 items, 742.6 MB. When I copied that ...
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Bluetooth File Transfer with Nexus 5X Not Working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. The laptop's Bluetooth seems to work fine as I have a remote Logitech keyboard that I have paired with it that works flawlessly. My problem is with my Nexus 5X ...
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Editing files on server through SSH

I'm working on a web application and all of it's files are on a linux server, which I am accessing through SSH. Is there a way to edit these files in a text editor other than vim or nano through SSH, ...
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Who is using an included file?

With 'fuser' I can see which process is using the file. However any included file does not show with 'fuser'. mainfile #! /bin/bash source subfile SomethingInSubFile sleep 60 exit 0 subfile ...
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Incorrect permission set received

In the following shell script: default_conf_file_path="/etc/apache2/sites-available/"; default_conf_file=$default_conf_file_path"000-default.conf"; DocumentRoot=$(grep "DocumentRoot" $...
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How to fix desktop error “Permission denied”

I can't delete,add and put on desktop files and folder and with everything i only see this. Help me please.
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Can't delete file and folder from my desktop

Hello i'm new ubuntu user so here my problem, i can't delete file and folder from my desktop there is no option for that."Move to trash" is not optional on list when i press right click.
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chmod not working in a non super user

I have created a file named *.txt in /home using following command: sudo nano *.txt Then I have changed owner of *.txt to a user that I've created: sudo useradd -c "ABC" sudo chown ABC *...
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mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/media/virtualCD’: Read-only file system

I just want to create a simple folder in root directory but I face this message: mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/media/virtualCD’: Read-only file system. I appreciate your help in advance.
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Opening a file using xdg-open

I have a bash script which reads a file extension and list files of that extension using 'find' command. After that it reads name of the file. Now after this how can I open that file using name and ...
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troubleshooting updatedb

I am taking a course that makes me go on terminal and run updatedb. but this is what I get: nonrootuser$ updatedb updatedb: can not open a temporary file for `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db' so far I ...
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Why am I able to open executable files?

I really don't know how to give many details here. All it is is that I can open exe files for some reason. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but I'm really confused. I am using Ubuntu 15.10. I can't ...