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remove files on NTFS with \n in the filename

I was moving files using Windows (had to at that time) from one NTFS partition to another but the computer switched off. Some files have been transferred, but some remain. I'm not able to delete them ...
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Lost documents, missing home directory

I need my files for school. I seemed to have lost my home directory. Is it hidden? or did it get dumped? How do I get my document files back from my hard drive My OS only boots up into the log in ...
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How can I recover data deleted during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

i got a big trouble this is my first day with ubuntu. while installing ubuntu the participation of the hard disk was deleted and it contains a big project ( i worked on that project about 5 months ...
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Unsatisfied while opening home folder for the first two time

Question may be little logistic Open home folder for the first time clicking files in the taskbar. Go to some drive you have partitioned and open a file from there.Make sure you are not in the ...
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How to write the path of a folder with space in it's name? [duplicate]

I can't figure out how to write the path of a folder that includes spaces in its name (in Terminal). I tried: cd /path/path/path/"A Folder"/file cd /path/path/path/'A Folder/file cd ...
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Is there a terminal solution for recent visited files?

This post where are the files and dirs "recently used" stored? shows that some file stores the recently visited files by GTK3 applications. Is there a solution for recently visited files ...
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How to hide Album Art images in a music folder

I have Ubuntu installed along side Windows 7. All my music files are on a separate partition shared by both OS. If I open up my music folder it shows the Album Art images along with the music files. ...
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/etc/../run and /run have different i-node. How can I safely resolve this issue?

My system shows different inode for /etc/../run and /run. $ ls -iald /etc/../run 393217 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 sep 6 19:18 /etc/../run $ ls -iald /run 9221 drwxr-xr-x 31 root root 1060 sep 25 ...
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File Symbolic link broken as shown in Desktop icon

I have a text file (ubuntu.txt) stored in a NTFS partition - /media/des/WD # ls -l lrwxrwxrwx 1 des des 33 Sep 26 06:51 Link to ubuntu.txt -> /media/des/WD/Linux OS/ubuntu.txt`` I created a ...
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How do I write a CD/DVD from the shell to save emails etc?

Was wondering if there is a simple way to save emails, etc... to a CD/DVD from terminal when the upgrade to ubuntuu 14.04 has delivered an icon and bar-less desktop with a program error message? ...
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Copy dialogue freezes at 0 seconds forever when copying to a USB flash drive

Copy dialogue freezes at 0 seconds forever and I end up with a corrupt file for files bigger than 1GB on a Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop (i3 with 4GB of RAM). The copying goes too fast at the beginning ...
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How do you view file permissions?

I want to know how to see the permissions a particular file has. Which command should I type in the terminal? However, I don't want to change it.
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Is there a faster way to check if a file is in use?

I'm looking for a command line function or c function that will let me know if a file is open/in use by something. lsof and fuser do tell this, but they provide a lot of other info which results in ...
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how to open root.disk on windows [duplicate]

my laptop freeze for few hours during the last update and now I can't open Ubuntu. is there any chance to get the files from Ubuntu using my windows? I have dual boot using Wubi
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locate [file] but go to directory, it's not there [duplicate]

I am root. I have PHP webpage on Apache 2 server putting .stl files in /var/www/upload using move_uploaded_file( 'from', 'to' ) When I use locate, I see the file is in /var/www/upload When I cd to ...
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file missing, help with recovery

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Windows 7 as dual boot. While on Ubuntu, I was using files and folders from the windows partition. I made a folder in the windows partiton, copied in it a ".docx" document ...
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How to copy windows files to ubuntu, from Ubuntu

So long story short, I can't access windows 8.1 atm and would like to transfer my files (aka school notes) from windows to Ubuntu so I don't lose them. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 as a dualboot on a ...
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How to extract mutiple .zip.part files where one of the files is a .bin

Hope somehow can help me with this situation: For an installation of a program I have about 10 .zip.part files. In every zip.part file is another .rar file. In the first .zip.part there is a .rar file ...
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Get exclusive lock constant? In ctypes it is O_EXLOCK [closed]

I'm trying to open a file with exclusive lock via Javscript. So the library to open is no sweat just the number to pass as unixFlags is a problem. This is syntax: OS.File.open('/path/to/file', ...
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Trouble installing Netbeans

I am trying to install Netbeans 8.0.1 on my Ubuntu 14.04 OS and I am following the install instructions via ...
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I think I deleted bash!

I am attempting to make a PXE server that will boot Ubuntu (live cd) 14.04. I was trying to copy the bash file from /bin/bash to /var/lib/tftpboot/Ubuntu/bin/bash I must have used the ...
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Rename of Multiple files by command or software [duplicate]

I have many files for that i want to rename them. Current Name: 5b011351286e8a042b23ffff\5b011351286e8a042b23ffff_130225_145634.xml Required Name: 5b011351286e8a042b23ffff_130225_145634.xml I just ...
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Create a manifest of the home folder?

I want to create a file manifest (list of file/folder names, directory structure, and file metadata) of my home folder. I do not want the actual content of the files to be saved. How can this be done ...
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Find files that are heavily used in the system

atopsar -d 30 - shows that one of hard drive (sda) in the system is heavily used. Is there a way to know which files are heavily used on HDD?
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File lost when move file over network via terminal

Ubuntu version = 12.04 LTS System memory = 7GB Free of 16GB Running on RAID 1+0 I'm trying to move files from local drive to a mounted CIFS folder (shared by a Windows 7 Pro SP1 PC), using this ...
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14.04 Files slow and freezing

I'm running a fully updated 14.04 system and I keep getting long delays when performing certain tasks with the "Files" application. Sometimes deleting files will take upwards of a couple minutes to ...
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append a word to the end of a line in txt file

I have a file that should have "OK" at the end of a certain line the line that should be modified is the first line not ending with "OK" I can grep the file to get the line to be modified using ...
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Getting “no such file or directory” bash error when trying to compile a file

I have already checked out the many similar questions on this website, but I keep getting this error when trying to run my program conversion.cpp with ./conversion. The program is here: (i can't ...
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Repair Ubuntu broken files under live Ubuntu

My installed Ubunut 14.04 doesn't work well and after splash screen it goes to black screen, and stuck there. I know where the problem is, I have deleted a file (this: ...
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Get file created by a program launched by a bash script

I have the next scripts: | base_dir/ | - test.sh | | tests/ | | - elaborato.sh test.sh run elaborato.sh elaborato.sh could create a file (not always it create a file). I need : to know the ...
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Issues with my File manager - Files [duplicate]

While a window of the File manager is opened, on clicking the files icon, in Unity, should open the minimised screen. But Files application opens another new Window. This is reaally annoying as I end ...
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accidently overwritten the ~/.bashrc file

while testing some commands I cleared the content of the ~/.bashrc file and i don't have a backup from it is it enough to copy from /etc/skel/.bashrc to login normally the next time or i may face ...
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Error: Aborted (core dumped)

I want to convert MODIS HDF files into a NetCDF format in Ubuntu 14.04. I have not compiled the NCO operators with large file size capability and I am getting the following error: ncks: ...
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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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list all manually created files or files with a high 'user information input entropy'

Classically Linux consists of many files being libraries, executables, configuration and documents. The general idea is that such files are just bytes and can all be considered similarly. However, ...
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How to copy a certain file several times with a regular ending?

I have a single file (a PDF) and I want to have lots of identical copies in the same folder (200 would be nice) named file-001, file-002 etc. How do I do it?
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Base system failed

I'm installing Ubuntu on a Gateway laptop, I got a error: Install base system failed, target file system contains files from a past installation. These files can cause problems with the installation ...
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How to rename various file extension into an extension [duplicate]

I have many files in a directory with various extension (files.txt, files.html, files.jpg, etc). I need to change all the extension of these files into an extension (files.ext.backup). So, I will ...
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Compute folder size for a given file extension only

I have a folder containing all my PHP projects, I'd like a command that would output the folder size of each project but only for the *.php files inside it. Ideally the output would be something like ...
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Problems with external harddrive (USB 2.0)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. LTS on a Compaq Presario CQ 60. After having a few problems, I managed it to run more or less stable (freaking Nvidia problems are more or less resolved by using ...
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Listing an empty folder shows two items . and .. , what are they?

When I make a folder test and cd into it, it's empty. However, running ls -la returns: total 8> drwxrwxr-x 2 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 23:09. drwxr-xr-x 41 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sublime Text 2: file suddenly empty. How to recover it?

a file that was open by Sublime Text 2 got suddenly empty. Maybe because the disk was full, and the program, that was executing this file, crashed. Is there a way to recover the content? I am using ...
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Does Ubuntu have a graphical software to compare and merge differences in files? [duplicate]

I want to compare two or more files and merge the differnces which I want to. I was using windows os oftenly. but now working on ubuntu 12.04 os.In windows "Beyond compare" made my work easier. but as ...
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Why does Nautilus show a file and its hard link as bigger than just the file?

When I create a hard link to a 2 KB file (called fun), Nautilus shows this hard link (called fun-hard) as a file with the same size. These two files are pointing to same inode so their combined ...
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How to display documents autofiltered by file type?

I am trying to create either a script or a desktop window which automatically filters documents by file type (*.pdf, *.doc, *.xls etc.) I know it is possible, using find or locate in the terminal, to ...
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Creating a large size file in less time

I want to create a large file ~10G filled with zeros and random values. I have tried using: dd if=/dev/urandom of=10Gfile bs=5G count=10 It creates a file of about 2Gb and exits with a exit status ...
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How to make faster first search at Unity-Dash? Way slower than second one

After a reboot, first searching at Unity Dash will be slower (15 sec) than the second search (seems instant), on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and ...
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unixODBC on Ubuntu Server 14.04 64-bit

My file odbc.ini [testing] Driver = /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/odbc/libmyodbc.so Description = Testinggggg SERVER = 192.168.1.3 PORT = 3306 USER ...
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Is viewing system files like “/sbin/init” safe?

Do I risk breaking my installation of Ubuntu if I view /sbin/init without editing it, say, in gedit? (I'm taking an online Linux course and they mention this and I wanted to see what it looks like.)
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Cant delete folders with files in it:

When i try to delete folder with some files nomater how it don't allow me to delete it(when i right click the folder and click delete the option is active but does nothing), first i have to delete all ...