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Move images from sub-folders into new sub-folders

I have a folder composed of M several sub-folders, each of them containing some text files and N images (*.png) This is what the tree looks like: /parent/ /sub-folder1/ /data1.dat /data2.dat ...
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Backup restore give errors

Alls my backup files give me the same error Invalid data - SHA1 hash mismatch for file duplicity-full.20140303T215257Z.vol33.difftar.gz calculated hash: e19C … Manifest hash : cabdbec I have the ...
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Cinnamon 2.0 desktop left 2 big file in /Home after install

Before the pop up "Home is not responding" the loading wheel appears. I decided to just let it load and see what happens and before you know it, it loaded. I guess there was two huge file that was ...
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Need to skip lost+found when using find

I am new to Ubuntu and I do not have alot of experience with Linux/Unix, so please bear with me while I try to get through this. I have a camera system that records footage and takes screen shots and ...
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Create , Write and Save file from a Shell script

I don't want to write the file manually, so I made a shell-script. Is there a way to write & save the file automatically without getting the user to press keys? sudo nano blah #write stuff to ...
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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...
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What's wrong with my cat command? [closed]

I lent a friend a computer with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it, and he messed up the cat command. $ cat testfile.txt cat: meow! $ Can someone tell me how to fix this? please? Output of which cat: ...
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“file:///var/www” in the chrome browser to be opened in nautilus

When I enter "file:///var/www" in my chrome url bar I see the folder listing. Instead I want this to be opened by the Nautilus. Any idea what flag I need to set in chrome or change I should make in ...
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Ubuntu can't see any of my files

I just installed Ubuntu and I am enjoying its refreshing look. However when I click pictures or videos nothing loads at all. Even my Downloads folder shows as empty. Where are all my files from my ...
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Running executable file

I am pretty new to ubuntu and have done following. I have made a file named PinkBunny using following commands and have written some text in it. khan@ubuntu:~$ cat>PinkBunny Hellow Guys! ^C ...
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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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Can't expand tree folder after switching directory with arrow keys

I'm unable to expand a folder (with the right arrow key) listed with the tree functionality, when moving a folder up (Alt+arrow up). Still I'm able to solve this by doing the following manoeuvre. By ...
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How do I copy contents of a file and concatenate it into a new file? [closed]

I have to make new files that contain the original file contents twice and then concatenate it line by line. For example: File 1: ABCDABCD ABCDABCD to New File 1: ABCDABCD ABCDABCD ABCDABCD ...
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How to rename a file in Terminal?

I have: /home/user/my_static /home/user/static/ How do I rename my_static to static and remove static(2)?
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Backspace shortcut for explorer

How can I access the folder that is used just before in "Files" using Backspace like which is done in Windows explorer??
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Changing which monitor/desktop files download to

I just installed Ubuntu after using Mint for a year or so and I am in love to say the least. One issue I had with Mint that I never really researched was that when I download files or copy them to my ...
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Problem reading files in ntfs external hd from windows xp after installing ubuntu

I am one of the guys that always used windows eventhough i hate it. A month ago i wiped out windows xp from my pc and installed ubuntu. I have an external hd and a second laptop which is left with ...
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Files tranfered from ubuntu to an external NTFS hdd are UNREADABLE in Windows. Why?

Transfered files from Ubuntu-ext4 to NTFS HDD are UNREADABLE in Windows. I have transfered files from ext4 Ubuntu hdd[my notebook] to an external NTFS HDD used in windows[a workstation]. Before i ...
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File Recovery and System Repair

My staging server, an Ubuntu 13.04, crashed and I need to recover some web files. I tried doing the boot-repair for 5 times now, but every time I run the boot-repair, the Recommended Repair option is ...
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Restrict Samba share permission in subfolder

I am new here and I just setup my first Ubuntu samba server and testing it now... Now I have a question about Samba to ask: We have a situation like this: A share projects for everybody full access ...
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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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How to open MDI files? [duplicate]

Does anybody know what package shall I download or what to do to open .MDI files on Ubuntu 13.10? MDI: Microsoft Document Imaging Format
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Running gradlew produces “: No such file or directory”

We are two developers running Vagrant VMs with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Running ./gradlew to execute our build script works fine for me, but when he runs the same command he gets the error: : No such ...
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Creating a file in terminal

I am new to ubuntu and I am trying to create a file to fix a suspend problem I have with my system. I have found the answer here as follows: Put attached script into dir /etc/pm/sleep.d e.g. with ...
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How to see the contents of a file with blank filename?

drwxrwxr-x 2 ubuntu ubuntu 4096 Mar 19 07:30 xxxxx -rw-rw-r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 580 Mar 20 07:24 -rw-rw-r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 27137 Mar 20 09:10 xxx.js Here there is a file on the second line but ...
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How to extract and join files xxx.zip, xxx.z01 and xxx.z02

I have three files 1.zip, 1.z01 1.z02. I would like to extract and join them into a file, by right clicking 1.zip and selecting "Extract Here". But then there comes an error: 7-Zip 9.04 beta ...
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Rename new files as the old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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files are hiding automatically in between Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8

I have installed both windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, in separate drives. i am using 2 other drives commonly between 2 OS to store the data. if i copy or use those files with Ubuntu,later if i tried to ...
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chmod directories and files in one command?

I have a directory "project" that contains a set of subdirectories and files. I want to give 777 permission to the directories and files from my 666 in the same directory with chmod command in my ...
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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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WiFi transfer of files from Desktop to Note 800

My desktop (Intel Q2C processor)is on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. Connected to a wifi router through LAN port. I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 800. Is there a way to wireless-transfer files from desktop to the ...
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Better file copying?

On my windows machine I have a few utilities which makes it easy to copy/move large numbers of files from and to different directories, Teracopy is the one I use most. I cannot do the same on my ...
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Distributed share storage across WAN

I'd like to build something which looks like "BranchCache" in Windows Server with Ubuntu. That is : - publish/share a folder on an Ubuntu Server in site A - have a user located in site B access the ...
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Copying Files from external Drive

Hi I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 with single partition. Now I need to copy files from my external drive. What is the possibilities for copying files.
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Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder

Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder. OS is Ubuntu 13.10. Please help me to get this issue resolved. Thanks
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Put aliases in my dropbox

I have drop-box installed successfully on my machine, however, things I want to share I have to copy into it. Large files. If I some well organised directories in my documents, do I really have to ...
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how to customize the maximum iso-filesize in genisoimage or alternativ programs?

I'm working on a systembackup with remastersys and i would like to create a rich live-system on my usb-device (32 GB) - but on my way the genisoimage limits the creation of an huge iso-image files ...
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Files button on the side opens a new window instead of minimized window? [closed]

If I open my hard drive from the hard drive icon (I have 2 hard drives) and then I minimize it, it minimizes to the files and when I try to restore it it opens a new file manager (this happens weather ...
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How do I get thumbnails when viewing — and particularly uploading - photo files

Coming from the Windows world, I am used to being about to change the "View" when viewing files, to show Thumbnails of pictures for instance or to just show file names and details like size and ...
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Writing manuscript in the LaTeX template of EPJ

I am trying to write my manuscript in the LaTeX template of EPJ (European Physical Journal). I followed the instructions exactly that were in the readme for installation, but when I try to type ...
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How to recover permanant deleted files from ext4 [duplicate]

hey Guys I am kind of new in ubuntu and I need help. i permanently deleted my important files and I need to recover them. Please tell how to recover files in GUI way or command line way . thanks :)
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Help me fix my improper removal of files please

Upon opening terminal I get a notification: bash: /home/kylekroeck/Public/ccp4-6.4.0/bin/ccp4.setup-sh: No such file or directory My /.bashrc file: # ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login ...
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How to make a file or folder undeletable? [duplicate]

I want to make a file or folder undeletable, even the superuser can't be able to delete that file.Chattr command makes a file undeletable only if the files were in Linux filesystems (ext2,ext4). But I ...
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Recover deleted log files

I know that Ubuntu saves logs and rotates them overwriting older syslog.gz files. Is it possible to recover overwritten logs? Perhaps with a specific software.
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Sharing File between 2 ubuntu machines

Sorry for asking what is most probably an already answered question. I have 2 machines running 12.04 (desktop and a laptop) and I want to move nearly 50gig of files from one to the other in the most ...
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Open .vym files with View Your Mind

How can I open .vym files with View Your Mind? It is not listening in the open with dialog.
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Error: No root file system on brand new computer [duplicate]

Just built my first computer from scratch and started to install Ubuntu but on the "Installation Type" page, I got an error message that reads "No root file system is defined. Please correct from the ...
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Recover overwritten contents of text file

I deleted my file content in the file how can i recover back using timestamps is it possible for ex: I am having the file1.txt cat file1.txt i am linux user i am new to linux i love linux ...
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An error ocurred: could not retrieve the required files 2

For more information, please see the log file C:users\zeecap~1\appdata\local\temp\wubi-13.10-rev284.log I'm trying to get Kubuntu 13.10. Is there a way I can send the log file or email it? It's way ...
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While reading the archive error occurred

Archive: /media/G71-MID1019/DVDSetup.exe [/media/G71-MID1019/DVDSetup.exe] End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a ...