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Downloaded 64 bit, no ISO?

I've recently installed the newest download, and I can't find the ISO anywhere to put onto USB (in my case, a Hard Drive). Here's what the download file looks like; Any help would be much ...
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cannot access/delete folder in Rubbish Bin containing hundred of thousand of corrupted files on 14.04

yesterday I discovered a folder in the Trash Bin named FdtN0bhKRX containing more than 700,000 corrupted files. I know the approximate number because I tried to move the folder to a USB key, and when ...
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No such file but the file is there!

I'm trying to compile a C++ file with some includes. My main file (well I didn't make it hdf5_getters includes a file which includes the file hdf5.h, also not my design but it's a downloaded library. ...
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Joomla Files/Folders Permissions in Ubuntu

The recommended way of setting files and folders permissions in the joomla root directory is the following (from the help.ubuntu website) cd /var/www/joomla/ sudo find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; ...
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Copy several files

I have a list of files, and I want to generate several copies of them. The copies should be numbered. For example, I have the files: fileA, fileB, ..., fileC The first copy should generate the ...
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How to convert an XFS file system to HFS+

I have repeatedly convinced of the reliability of the XFS file system , and I was more than satisfied . I was happy with everything in Ubuntu 14.04 ( great software) , but there is a little "but ! " ...
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Can I save a file from RAM?

To be more specific, here's the situation. I was working on MyPaint from a blank document and, after a few hours during which I didn't save anything (of course…) the program freezed. I didn't close ...
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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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Copied File is Mutated

This problem has occurred three times--twice with me and once with a co-worker. I cannot reproduce to problem as it seems random. My co-worker copied a large (400 MB) file from OSX to an Ubuntu ...
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Audacity tries to open files it shouldn't

I have audacity installed from the audacity automatic installer. Files not related to audacity, and indeed not even sound files, are associated with audacity that should not be. For instance, .deb, ...
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Is there a way to work with files without leaving any trace of them? No showing up in recent lists in editors for example

I need to work with some files without leaving any long term trace of their existence - within reason. I don't care particularly if they could be pulled off the drive with recovery software, although ...
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Datasize problem

I have a problem with the Data size. The files and the directory’s are showed with the size. I don’t want to see the size of the files and directory. How can I deactivate it? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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Enable copying of special files in gui

I have made a portable Hdd to boot into root user directly hen booted. I have also removed the login screen, so that it directly boots into the root user. I no have to make a change in copy method in ...
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How to find programs that are appropriate to open a file?

Is there any command line command or any program which tells you or suggests you which programs you have installed on your system in order to run your passed file. For example when I write command ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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How to add mass file extensions?

I am trying to setup my XBMC music and used a program called puddletag to organize all the filenames and ID3 tags. The problem is puddletag erased all the file extensions and now XBMC won't recognize ...
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sharing FAT partition on external SSD setup with windows

I am having a problem getting some storage space. Let me start by saying I am running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a external Solid State hard drive so I can access my work from multiple computers. I ...
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“Files” file manager utility 3.10.1, How do I uninstall it?

This thing just showed up one day. I already have dolphin and Konqueror. It doesn't show up on the taskbar. I am running kde, with kdm on Ubuntu Linux 14.04. Now every time I start my machine, ...
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Unrecognized binary file

I have this unrecognized file which is scary. It was not there before and I don't know whether it's a virus or something else. When I checked its properties it shows the size as 101.2 GB ...
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How to copy a file's content to an other without erasing the destination file's content? [duplicate]

I run cat source.txt > destination.txt. All the content of the destination file is overriden. How can I copy a file's content to an other file without erasing the destination file' content ?
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How to save command line output to text file? [duplicate]

There has been several situations where I needed to save the output of a given command line directly to a text file. Is there a way to save the output of any command line I run on Terminal into a text ...
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Restore attributes of deleted file

I'm wondering if it is possible to restore attributes of deleted file (but still opened). Such as date when it was created, permissions, last modification time etc. Recovering deleted file from /proc ...
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How to edit a protected file if I have no direct access to the filesystem?

I changed the brightness of my machine by editing the /etc/rc.local file and adding this line echo 10 > /sys/class/backlight/nv_backlight/brightness before exit 0. After reboot I can see that it ...
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Lubuntu and XP file transfer

I now have Lubuntu and XP on my laptop so I am wondering how ( if ) I can transfer files etc from XP to Lubuntu. I realize I could write them all to disc and then presumably load into Lubuntu but I am ...
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If I install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, what will happen to my files?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) on my laptop, and it was not booting properly so I decided to boot from a pen drive, but as I was just installing Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) I thought: ...
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Why won't the terminal change to my shared folders directory? [duplicate]

I have tried cd Desktop/Shared Parallels Folders/Home/Downloads, but linux does not recognise these directories, No such Directory etc. Why?
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what is bashrc and why do I need to put dot infront of some executable in order to execute it? [closed]

what is bashrc I know files/folders with dot meaning they are hidden, but why do I need to put dot to execute the green files Coming from MS Dos, Linux seems to be very difficult to learn, where can ...
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Set nginx configuration file to different location

I'm trying to keep all my server code/configuration files in one place. I tried nginx -c /var/www/nginx.conf but received the following error: nginx: [emerg] open() "/var/www/mime.types" failed (2: ...
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How do not change owner and group when edit file in Sublime Text?

I have file with owner www-data and group www-data. When I modified this file, it automatically change file owner to current user victor and group victor. Can I modified foreign file without owner ...
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How to view recent file list in commandline?

Currently I have to click the Windows key and it takes large amount of time to time to load recent file list. How to do it on commandline rather? Also can I specify file type (like recently accessed ...
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Application that can send files from ubuntu to windows?

Instead of using usb and copy my files, rebooting, go to windows and paste it, I want an application that can send files to windows from ubuntu WITHOUT INTERNET AND REBOOTING. I'm using lubuntu 12.04 ...
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Move/Rename a lot of files with specific file size

I recovered a lot of pictures (1000+) from a bad SD Card. All except 75 which seems to be 'broken'. I ran a program to get all the pictures reading at a lower level and I found out I got all the ...
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Keep backing up (copying) the same file to a new folder

I am saving a stream in my HDD. I'd like to copy the file periodically into a subfolder backup such that the older versions of the the file are not deleted. Simply put Assume the original file is ...
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Do not ask “Run or Display” for certain file extensions [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and already stuck on something simple: When trying to open a plain text file with the file extension .txt, it always asks whether i want to run or display the file. Now, if ...
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Broken Windows flashdrive after sudo cp

I copied a PDF file on Ubuntu to my Windows-formatted flashdrive with sudo cp file.pdf /mnt/sdb4/ (I am not sure if /mnt/sdb4/ was the path though). Now I can't access the drive neither from ...
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Can't share second HDD with samba

This is my first question on askubuntu so I hope I'm doing it right. Two days ago I started working on a simple server to be used for file sharing and backups. The installation of both the OS as ...
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Detect file size decrease

I am saving streams from browser cache into my home folder. I wrote a script that takes the specific data type and saves them into disk, and names them as data.1, data.2 , data.3 and so on, creating ...
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Ubuntu File Appearing As Directory

I have this php file that somehow is showing as a directory. It still has a php extension but when I cd the file I get: base: cd: satisfaction.php: Input/output error When I vim the file it looks ...
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an “Everything Search” for Ubuntu?

I use this program in windows thats one box and searches all of my drives. By default it lists all files, everywhere, in a single list. Is there a Linux graphical utility that does this?
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How to a show the disc usage by directory in my home directory using the Terminal?

Could someone let me know which tool I should use? I'm trying to run this on an Ubuntu Server VM. So I believe I need a tool such as discus.
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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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Usb flash drive with used sapce but no files in it

I have a 16 GB usb flash drive. It has ~9 GB used space and ~6 GB free space as seen on Disk Utility. When I open the directory there are no files in it. Also ls -al gives ...
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How to automate the process of executing a command upon creation of a file

How to automate the process of executing a command upon creation of a file. I have an application wherein a tool generates an xsd schema from a xml file. My next module uses this xsd schema for ...
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ls command not giving true file size

(newbie - just signed up) I am wondering why when I type the ls -l, ls -lh etc, why it gives the size of my Download file as 4 kilobytes when it is actually 20.7 gigabytes when I click properties on ...
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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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I'm not sure where to find my flash drive

When I plugged in my brand new flash drive, it didn't pop up or show up in the computer tap in files. How do I find the flash drive so I can access it and its files. Is there something I have to do ...
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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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Umlauts in Windows text files not recognized under Ubuntu

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and right now need to use both Windows and Ubuntu depending on the context. One problem I encountered is that Ubuntu does not seem to recognize umlauts and such (which are ...
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Ubuntu newbie files question

Hi all, I've installed Ubuntu desktop onto my n150 netbook. It had 3 hard drive partions: C, D, and E. I installed Ubuntu onto partition C and deleted Windows 7 on install. Everything is working ...
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Is there a way to restore everything I had before I corrupt the upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04?

When I was upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I mistakenly terminated the installation window and lost everything and I corrupted the system. So, is there a way to restored the Programs (including the ...