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Transfer video, music, etc frome note 4 to ubuntu

I can't transfer video and other files from note 4 to ubuntu as it is not possible through mtp. Even after tweaking some of the files setting my idVendor & idProduct (this was followed from ...
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View audio files by length - command line?

Is there a command(s) to view audio files sorted by length in the command-line? For example the shortest to longest?
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Finding files with specific name and making output like txt

I used this command: ls *tagme* to make a list of file with partial word, but i ended up with allot more than terminal can show me. And ls *tagme* -print but i don't know where and what ...
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how to associate a filetype with a program?

trying to associate .bluej files with bluej. so i rightclick a bluej file ->properties ->open with and here is the problem. it says: "Select an application to open "pacjage.bluej" and other files of ...
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unable to run file as program

I downloaded a file (wich has no extension) and I cant execute it by checking the ´Allow executing file as program' checkbox. I did chmod +x on the file and now I can run it from the terminal with ...
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Renaming bunch of files, but only part of the title

I need to rename a bunch of files (about 167k), and only part of the title in each file. From: Aaaa.bb - 2 tag tag_tag 9tag Aaaa.bb - 125 tag_tag 9tag Aaaa.bb - 3567 tag 9tag To: Aaaa.bb - 000002 ...
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How can i open SDM.pkg and .sdx files on Ubuntu?

I would like to download Windows 8 disk images, but the files I have for the download are SDM.pkg and 100189659562.sdx. How can I open these files on my computer running Ubuntu?
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How can I see files' permissions?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit and I'm trying to understand how to see files' permisions and ownership.
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when tried to edit .bashrc file The command could not be located because '/usr/bin' is not included in the PATH environment variable [duplicate]

When i tried to edit .bashrc file I am getting the above error how to solve this. when i gave $ echo $PATH /home/vijay/usr/bin:PATH:/bin is displayed Steps in detail would help
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how to lock any files on computer

I have seen folders on my computer that are locked and I want to be able to password lock a folder making it inaccessible to anyone without the password (e.g users, superusers, admin, and root) wants ...
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how to make a movie with some png files in ubuntu . also how to set the pause time?

how to make a movie with some PNG files in Ubuntu . also how to set the pause time ? it should be in a format that is playable in Vlc player.
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lubuntu: How do I run .64 files?

I have problem with a .64 file I downloaded from the Godot Engine website. How do I execute this file? I really have no clue. Thanks you.
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What mass file renaming tools are available?

I need to rename a bunch of files in order to fix their sort order, therefore I need to be able to do a sort of "find and replace" so I can replace chunks of the filenames at a time. What tools ...
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How do I access my files on my Lumia 930?

When I plug in my phone I get this dialogue and an icon is locked to the launcher. I tried just pressing "OK" and also setting it to open in "files". Either way I'm brought to this screen. How do ...
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How to give Windows 7 access to a file?

I have my Ubuntu installation mounted on a 3TB drive and also use it as a storage for large files I use on my Windows 7 Dual boot. Recently I spent a long time encrypting a file for use in Windows. By ...
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Buring ISO File to USB

I am getting ready to burn an ISO of the Ubuntu OS to a USB drive. Where do I find and download the ISO file? Do I need to download the entire OS, and if yes, does this impact my current Windows OS? ...
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Internal Differences Between File deleted from GUI and CLI

I am using inotify system call for watching one of my file for all the events (delete,modify etc). But When I deleted file from GUI, no notification was fired. Whereas when I deleted file from CLI ...
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How to list the last modified files in a specific directory recursively

It may be a generic Linux question but I'll give it a try here. I need a list of recently modified files very often and currently for it I am piping ls output to grep with the param on today or a ...
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Recovering deleted files on EXT4 disk

I deleted some files and folders on a external disk which I now want to "undelete", the disk uses EXT4 which makes it realy hard for me to make tools like testdisk work. I am using ubuntu 14.0 and I ...
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How to log access to a specific file?

I have already looked at this question and its answers How to log access to a specific folder and changes in its contents?, however I would like something more specific, so that it logs the access to ...
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Apply same delimiter to all files

I have several files in different sub-directories. Some of them have a tab delimiter with just one 'tab character', as follow: 1971 1 1 120 1971 1 2 148 1971 1 3 159,5 ... And other ones have a tab ...
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more install problems

alright so got through the entire process of installing Ubuntu I thought. I even got on it and was working on it all day yesterday. today I restarted my computer to make sure I could still get on. and ...
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How to bulk convert .djvu files to .pdf?

I have about 200 .djvu ebooks which I want to convert into .pdf. Since one-by-one conversion is tiresome I want to know if there is a way to convert them all at once. Any help will be appreciated.
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For loop with file names

I have several files (tables) named as: institute_model_scenario_river.txt (institute, model, scenario, and river are variables.) I would like to create a for loop that will identify each files that ...
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What type of file is the README file in sudoers.d?

Just curious...figured would be a nice file to read with all my administrative privileges and not...LOL. Will not open since Ubuntu can't identify file type. Don't worry, im not gonna change it, i ...
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How to use Compact packet?

As a home task I am trying to compress four files of different type (.txt .doc .py and a compiled program) using adaptive Huffman Algorithm. I know that Ubuntu Compact packet is using this algorithm, ...
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Sort and classify files using their name components (unix)

I have a folder with thousands of files respecting the following naming scheme: 'institute_model_scenario_river.txt' Each components of the files names (institute, model, scenario, river) are ...
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“cat: write error: File too large” when trying to join 7GB backup

I have a 7gb .iso file, and I want to move it to a secondary HDD I have connected on my computer, first I tried to move the entire file and it failed saying the file was too large. I noticed always ...
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When I try to run .sh files nothing happens?

I tried changing the settings to /properties/permissions>allow executing as program. When I click on it, nothing happens? Any suggestions? I don't know if it makes a difference but it is a game (which ...
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Which directories dpkg removes?

While browsing the filesystem, I have encountered a file named .placeholder in /etc/cron.d/. In the file, the following was written: #DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE #This file is a simple placeholder to keep ...
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How to rename more than one file into a folder with Lubuntu [duplicate]

I use Lubuntu 15.04, 64 Bit version. I used to use a software called "IrfanView" to edit, rename (as a batch processing) and organize my images collection (taken with my digital camera). ...
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What does examples.desktop do?

What's the point of the examples.desktop file?
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Windows can't see files on USB storage that were renamed in Ubuntu

I had files on my detachable hard drive that I put there in windows 7. Then I renamed some of them in ubuntu 14.04, and now if I plug the disk into a windows 7 computer it just doesn't see these ...
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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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How do I solve “Error splicing files?”

My hard drive crashed, so I'm using a Ubuntu live disk to access my files. But as I try to transfer them to my flash drive, it occasionally comes up with an error message which, when I view details, ...
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Ubuntu creating unwanted README.MD~

I have a folder containing a repository I am working on. In my repo, I have a file called README.md, as most repos do. However, randomly, Ubuntu creates a file called README.md~, which gets pushed up ...
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Directory Management / Permissions (Newbie Questions)

How do I delete a directory when the file manager says I do not have permission to? I created the directory on my local machine, I am the admin (and sole user) of this machine Yet if I right click to ...
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Find all files with specific extensions that contains a string

I'd like to know how could i find all files whose extension can be .xml and .py that contain the string "Jason" under a path "./" recursively? Or how could i exclude .po from the search?
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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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How can I copy and combine several .txt lists in alphabetical order?

I have several .txt files containing contact lists from different phones, how can I combine these while avoiding duplicates in alphabetical order using the terminal? example: contacts1.txt: John ...
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Hide a string in a txt file?

I plan to hide bulm+mNtdeWE/P7ccZzg=w=n. Where ? In a txt file, but not in the content, nor in the extra attributes. I did it on OSX 10+ and Windows 7, with respective processes. Now I am trying this ...
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CD-ROM not detected

I am using Ubuntu Oneiric. I tried inserting a CD-ROM containig some files of mine into my laptop but it was neither detected nor auto-mounted. I can assure that my CD is fine since it works on the ...
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How do I change the default name for a new folder?

When I create a new folder in the Thunar file-manager via CtrlShiftN, a folder appears. The default name which is suggested is New folder. I like to change that suggestion to ideas or drawer.
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How to decrease the file name by 1 in ubuntu

I have around 200 .png files in my folder, naming like - 02.png 03.png 04.png ... 201.png As you can see I dont have 01.png so I want to rename the all files decreasing by one, to make it like - ...
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How to remove .htaccess file

When i try this: ls -lh: -rw-rw-r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 401 Sep 20 07:11 .htaccess But i can't remove it. rm .htaccess rm: cannot remove ‘.htaccess’: No such file or directory or lsof ...
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How to recover deleted files in ubuntu using live usb? [based on filetype]

I had accidentally deleted a few files from an Ubuntu Desktop. Now I need to recover only the perl files which had been sitting in /home/user directory. How can this be done? I am able to boot using ...
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Software for converting and cutting videos with webm support

I am looking for a file converting program to trim and convert videos into .webm format. I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS.
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Copying multiple specific files from one folder to another

I have a large folder of pictures (thousands), and I have a long list of files, by exact file name, that I need to copy to another folder. I want to know if there is a way I can select several ...
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The permission do not allow you to make modification

I've setup lamp in my Ubuntu 14.04 successfully and everything works fine. I can create new file inside of my var/www/html/ file and can copy and past files. But when I'm trying to edit any of ...
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Need help recovering file from WasteBin [duplicate]

I am a graphics artist and I've lost around 500 pictures that I created by carelessly deleting it in the wastebin... I really need these back as they are for YouTubers and such ;( Please help if you ...