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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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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 ...
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Hide “Places” or “Username” in File Chooser Dialog

Background Making a video-capture of a website demo; part of the demo requires uploading files. Problem The username is displayed in the video, which is a security concern. Question How do you ...
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directories for dummies [duplicate]

I am VERY new to UBUNTU. I am trying to learn how to SRM a file, however I need to know how the directory name in order to type it out in the terminal. Can someone please help me figure out how to ...
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Recursively copy (and rename) files to their own same directory with another name

This Q and A will cover a very specific yet common case: given many files with the same or similar name each in its own directory, create a copy of each of them in their original directory but with ...
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How to prevent users from deleting files that are already in use?

Consider this scenario: User is executing a command on a file. This file becomes 'in-use' now. $ tail -f somefile.log In another shell, user deletes the file. $ rm somefile.log Now, this file ...
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file sharing between an ubuntu 13.10 box and a windows 8.1 box

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make this work. I've gone through innumerable tutorials and none have allowed me to share files between windows and ubuntu. What is the problem/solution?
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How to work with .bin files

I want to install JDK 1.6 on my Lubuntu OS. But it is some specific .bin file instead of tar.gs for linux - Java SE Development Kit 6u45. UPDATE: After following suggestion, I catch next: error: ...
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“Files” closes on 13.10 when selecting certain folders [duplicate]

On 13.10, and when I run "Files" 3.8.2 to explore the folders, and select one of certain folders (tmp, Videos), "Files" closes immediately; while it works well with other folders. Those folders were ...
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Want To Completely Install Ubuntu As Only OS But Dont Know What Happens To Files

I would like to know how to get my files( Music, Videos, Etc..) to be on Ubuntu when I get rid of Windows OS. From reading this site I get the impression that if I completely use Ubuntu as my Os and ...
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What is the file size of the ubuntu iso image?

What is the file size of the Ubuntu iso image? I have Limited internet, and don't want to use too much of it. I want to put it on a Disc or USB thumb drive and install it on a unused computer.
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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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Running in a VM. How can I access the host computer's files? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu in a VM, which is running on a Win7 host. How can I access the host computer's files?
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How can I uninstall Files (nautilus) and use PcManFM as my default file manager?

I've installed "File Manager PcManFM" and now I want to uninstall the default file explorer "Files" from my Ubuntu and make PcManFM my default explorer. I tried sudo apt-get remove file but it didn't ...
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UBUNTU for Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I would like to install your OS into my laptop (gaming x64bits ) that currently uses Windows 8.1 Pro And I would like to know if this will remove Windows or have both OS and if this will keep any of ...
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Maintaining files on a fresh install

Is there a way of maintaining files from Ubuntu 12.04 to a fresh install of the same version without doubling up on information and keeping the same programs etc. Thanks guys. p.s I am aware of ...
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My encfs folder three times larger than original

Recently I've noticed sudden grown of size of my encfs folder. Size of data 2.3 Gb, size of encfs folder is 6.6 Gb. What could cause this? This is how mount output looks like: /dev/sda6 on / type ...
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what file types does kdiff3-qt compare?

I've tried to compare .odt and .doc files in kdiff3-qt and all I get is gobbledygook. The only files I've been able to compare are .html. Does anybody know the file types that kdifff3-qt will compare? ...
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How to remove the preview image on video and picture files in foldes?

I would like to have that setup like in windows where just the file names are showing and not any small picture of the image or video preview of the file. this is all when browsing in folders :) ...
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No command is working, edited .bashrc file

I edited .bashrc file with PATH value, but when I open a new terminal after this, none of command is working. When i am opening a new terminal its giving : bash: export: `/usr/lib/java/jdk1.7.0_51': ...
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File could not be renamed, folder name conflicts with filename in Ubuntu 13.10

As the title says, my fresh, updated Ubuntu 13.10 install, presents a conflict with files and folders of the same name, in the same location, as shown below
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How can I protect a file from user changes?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to protect some pictures of another user using the su command (I have admin privileges). How can I protect a file using the terminal while still allowing the rest of ...
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Copying a file between two OS, if one OS is virtual

I have Windows on my laptop as primary OS & Ubuntu on Virtual Machine. I want to copy a file from Ubuntu to Windows. Please, tell me any way to do this.
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How to Create Text Files with user execution bit set automatically

The closest I got was umask to change the default permissions set for files/folders. However, umask doesn't seem to allow enabling the x bit for files: The base permissions for directories are 0777 ...
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Connecting to Airport Time Capsule Disk from Ubuntu 13.10

I use Apple and Ubuntu products at the same time, but I could not connect to my Airport Time Capsule Disk from Ubuntu 13.10. Files can explore the disk but because of the afp file sharing thing ...
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How to count the total number of the opened files by the users and processes on my machine

I used this command to display a list of all opened files of the current user on my machine : lsof -Fn -u teeba| sort | uniq | grep /home The result was : I want to know the total number of the ...
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How can I remove a file that looks like a flag? [duplicate]

While using grep with -oG flag I accidentally create a file named -v. -rw-rw-r-- 1 username username 334 Feb 10 14:29 -v Now I cannot figure out how to get rid of it. I've tried: rm -v rm "-v" ...
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Whats going to happen to former files when installing Ubuntu Desktop?

I'm about to test out and probably upgrade my Windows Vista to the latest Ubuntu, and I was wondering what do I need to do in order to keep all my files so they are ready for Ubuntu. I'm obviously ...
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Program writes .conf file - cant find the file to edit

I'm running a cgminer(sgminer) on Xubuntu 12.04. Once in the miner I press (s) and (w) to create a default sgminer.conf in a default location: /home/user/.sgminer/.sgminer.conf/. But I am unable to ...
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How to maintain an icon for a file, when I move that file from a device to another

I wonder if it is possible to maintain an icon associated with a file, when I copy that file from my HDD to an external device (e.g., USB, external HDD, etc.). In particular, when I want to "rank" a ...
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Why does deleted files also appear in directory [duplicate]

For example consider that i have created a file temp.txt and delete it later, there is still an invisible file temp.txt~ Of course I can delete it but Why do i need to do it always, So how to avoid ...
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create a file before writing into it using python [closed]

I am new to python. I wanted to know if I could create a text file in the script itself before writing into. I do not want to create a text file using the command prompt. I have written this script ...
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Can I create folders in Ubuntu One Cloud and upload data into them?

Okay. So I've uploaded a file to Ubuntu One. I have uploaded it from a folder on my PC. After uploading I realized that it would be better to have this uploaded file into a folder in the Ubuntu One ...
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Is it possible to have multiple files with the same name in a folder?

This is my scenario: Am currently applying for jobs and have to write alot of application letters - (almost) same content every time, only the date changes. All of these letters are named ...
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Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there any way of saving all the apps that i have downloaded and files in my home folder when switching versions of Ubuntu? I want to upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10 but don't want to lose all of the ...
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Installing GCC-4.8.2

I have downloaded GCC 4.8.2.tar.gz,I have also installed mpc,gmp,mpr packages. But still I am unable To install these compilers. While make file it gives me error configure: error: source directory ...
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Is it bad practice for folder name to contain dot (.)? How about file name with multiple dots?

Sometimes it makes practical sense for a folder name to contain a dot (.). For example, you are storing data for an experiment conducted at L=0.5. So the folder might be named: experiment_L0.5 A ...
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Old files restored

For some reason my Ubuntu was restored to another date. All the files I have created since that date are disappeared and the files I have deleted reappeared. I have restarted my PC many times and I ...
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How to track down the copy and move operations of files and folders?

I use drag and drop to copy and move files. One disadvantage of that is files might end up to the wrong places. So, let's say I copied/moved many files and folders to multiple different destinations. ...
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Command to list the largest 3 directories/files in my home

How can I list the largest 3 directories/files which are directly (not recursive) in my home directory using a command?
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Show recent modified/created files using Terminal

Is there any command to display the recently modified/created files? Which one...?
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Deduplication using SDFS file system

I am trying deduplication with sdfs.(ubuntu 13.10 on Vm). (http://opendedup.org/quickstart) followed the same steps as this mounted the file system on /media/pool0/ When copied a directory ...
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after installing Ubuntu 13.10 all files erased

I just install Ubuntu 13.10 by following instruction but after downloading and installing all updates I cant find my files, its been format or deleted. I want to know why did it happen?
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Output Directory Contents to File

I have a directory html. I would like to output the files of the directory, including the path, to a file. You can do something like this with the command: ls -R scripts/html > out.txt But the ...
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how do I view a file strictly by the date it was accessed/created/downloaded [duplicate]

I am looking for a command that I can use to locate a file by the date a file was created on my computer
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Ubuntu 12.04 opening dialog hangs too long when opening files,folders, anything?

Every time i open any file, or folder, basically anything, there is an opening dialog on my panel, like Opening this and that. And even when file is opened, opening dialog hangs there for another ...
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Error message when reading subdirectory from a USB Drive

When attempting to display a directory (sorry, I'm strictly GUI for now because I'm new to this) I get the following error for a folder that reads flawlessly when attached to various Windows boxes. ...
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File sharing with Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I have setup Ubuntu 12.04 Server and am using it as a raid 1 backup for all my photos and files. I would like to set up a web based file server and backup like Google Drive so I can share my files and ...
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file permissions for openvpn setup

I can't find what permissions I should give to certificates and to the folder. I am importing the files from kde network manager. If I give 400 or 640 permissions to /etc/openvpn ,then , from the ...
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Changes made to html / css / js (stored on NTFS partition) are lost

I edit web pages (saved on NTFS partition) using Komodo Edit. As long as I usu Ubuntu (12.04) everything seems to be fine (changes appear to be saved), but after rebooting / switching to windows 8 all ...