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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 ...
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File location on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I'd like to know where do the files of a certain installed program go. In windows, for example, you go to the C:\Programe Files\name of the specific program folder. How do ...
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File transfer Ubuntu to Windows

I am trying to transfer a large amount of files from Ubuntu to Windows 7 (my music library, ~70gb). I put the files on an external HDD. From Ubuntu, I can see all the files. From windows, about ~1000 ...
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Ubuntu's Software File Type?

I recently tried to install Xara as an alternative to my CorelDRAW, but the file that was downloaded was merely 18.5MB and a .package file. I don't even know what kind of extensions do software for ...
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Dropbox and LibreOffice don't like my Icelandic file names (Elementary OS, Ubuntu 12.04)

I have some strange bugs possibly related to character encoding or problems with filenames, here are some clues: Clue #1: LibreOffice Writer 4.1 won't open files with Icelandic characters in the file ...
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Is it possbile to make files with a certain word be automatically moved to a specific folder?

I have a wallpapers folder under pictures and whenever I set any of them as wallpaper Ubuntu makes a copy of it that says "(copy)". How do I make them automatically move to a different folder?
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Recover old files in 14.04

I recently made a mistake of upgrading to LTS 14.04, only to find out that my Athlon LE1660 and 2GB RAM was not able to support this OS. So I made bootable copy of Ubuntu 13.04 on an flash drive and ...
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How to automate CHMOD [duplicate]

How do I make the default value when upload a file via FTP for it to be 777. Like a have a ubuntu server, and one of the users has an application that created files in his folder, how do i make the ...
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How do I manually arrange the items in a folder in 14.04?

Icons can be arranged manually on the desktop, but I can't find any way to do it inside any other kind of folder. This is a big shame, as I used to (in 12.04) manually lay out and change the icons ...
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File not created by a python script that runs on boot

I have scripted two python codes. one, to run on boot and to create a file locally in the same directory where the code is placed another one to sense a low to high signal in GPIO. I have placed the ...
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How to change file into folder? [duplicate]

My folder Desktop changed to file Desktop (without extension, 6MB). How can I turn it back? I need that content.
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Why is my persistence file not increasing ?

I have an NTFS formatted drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on it and I'm trying to increase my persistence file, but no matter what, it won't increase. I've tried this with previous versions of Ubuntu as well, ...
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How do i access the recovered files folder?

After receiveing the notice that the ubuntuone service is shutting down, I went online to see how to transfer all my files to my laptop. it must have been a bonehead move but I pressed unsync, then ...
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Folders not showing up in 'Recent' view in 14.04

If I open up what is now called files, and click on 'recent' in the left hand column, it gives me all the files I've used recently well enough, but none of the folders. Folders are how I keep ...
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Retrieving files from unbootable Ubuntu drive

I tried to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 last night and something went wrong. At first I was able to boot to the log-in screen, but it was showing a blank screen with a cursor. I used boot-repair to ...
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Understand format of the parameters in binary file [closed]

I have a binary file which in it there are some parameters stored as binary, for example : x , y , z , u ,p1 , p2 ,.. up to 12 parameters. I used "Ghex" to show it, Ghex shows some hexadecimal ...
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Why use a named pipe instead of a file?

I recently read about named pipes, and I couldn't understand why they exist. I've read somewhere that using a named pipe is less time-consuming than using a file. Why is this so? The named pipes also ...
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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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How to find the difference between a script file and a binary file?

$ ls -l /usr/bin total 200732 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 156344 Oct 4 2013 adb -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6123 Oct 8 2013 add-apt-repository list goes long --------- In the above adb is ...
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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 ...