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Computer boot page Choose Ubuntu or Windows

I am having a problem loading Ubuntu 13.04 right after I select it from the dual OS selection page. Once, I select Ubuntu to run as an OS.... I receive the a message which includes: file: ...
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Find a symbolic link or a record in “~/.bashrc” for a file

I have some command I can run directly from the terminal: my_command and it runs well. However, I want to disable it to run this way. I know where it's located: which my_command and it gives me ...
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Deleting a directory + unlinking the files

I have a folder with many files those have a few sym links pointing to them like /some_path -> /dir/file1 /some_path2 -> /dir/file2 /some_path3 -> /dir/file3 But I don't remember neither ...
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How to give a normal user access only to the /var/log directory?

I have a non-admin user in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop 32-bit OS to whom I need to give permissions only to access /var/log as he needs to monitor logs and create reports related to it. I do not want to ...
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Open files with vim in terminal

Is there any way to open file with vim in the terminal without typing file name, but for example then I see in the directory my file, go with arrow keys or something like that? I think I saw one of ...
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File System and Mount Point

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7. The Partition that Ubuntu picked up on and tried to install on, wasn't big enough. I created a new partition but I need the File System that ...
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Separate Linux Drive is Interfering with Windows Boot

I disconnected all my drives except an SSD I wished to install Ubuntu on. After finished installation and loving 13.10, Powered off. Then connected Windows Drive(s). Then rebooted intending to launch ...
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Extundelete Error

I messed up my computer pretty bad, deleted my documents folder. I'm in another OS now, and tried to run extundelete to fix it, most of it worked. BUT out of cruel irony, the only file I cared about ...
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How do I delete this file

I installed avast to try to get to the source of ongoing problems and found this 15:14:25: An error occured in avast! engine: The file is a decompression bomb 15:14:25: Couldn't delete file ...
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Is there any way to get a MySQL database from a /var backup?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.10. After some time, I found that I didn't export all my MySQL databases. Some of them are missing. I still have a backup from my /var/ partition, but I ...
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Ubuntu corrupting all my files for use on other machines

I have recently made the switch to Ubuntu from Windows, but am encountering a bizarre problem. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64 (dual booted with Windows 7) on my machine, but every file I use with it ...
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Cannot find cap file on home folder

I have run aircrack-ng on ubuntu 13.10 that i was download from ubuntu software centre.The problem is after running aireplay-ng to catch the cap file,i cannot find the cap file on home folder.On other ...
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Can I recover the previous version of a file in Ubuntu1?

I was working with an important file and I had a crash while I was saving it. The file is now damaged and I cannot open it. It is also a synchronized file, so I have it in Ubuntu1. The problem is that ...
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Locating missing files for user account

I have 5 user accounts on my machine, which is running 12.04 on a 500Gb HDD. The main admin account (called Homeuser) has lost all its files after a SD card was pulled from the machine without ...
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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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Show file extension in file name [duplicate]

Is there anyway to show files suffixes by default in file name in unity? For example: If I have a file called test.bin, it is shown as test in Unity. I'd like it to be shown as test.bin by default ...
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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 do I find my windows 7 files?

I have recently started using Ubuntu for the first time, and I can't seem to find my windows files. I've run a few searches and the answers say that I can find them by going to Filesystem > Users > ...
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output SoX synthesized sound to file

I have the following SoX command that generates a nifty 'spacecraft' sound: play -n -c1 synth whitenoise band -n 100 20 band -n 50 20 gain +25 fade h 1 864000 1 How could I output about 10 seconds ...
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Access files on iPhone 4s from Ubuntu?

I have an iPhone 4s with ios7. When i plug in my iPhone on Ubuntu 13.10, the window says my phone is locked and I cant access the files. I push "trust" Computer on my phone and it just keeps popping ...
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How to delete this file?

I am trying to create a directory .ebextensions. Ubuntu 12.04 is telling me that there is already a file with that name; however, I have searched for it, and nothing comes up. I really need to create ...
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Editing files through file browser [closed]

This is probably a stupid questions based on how Linux is designed. I don't like editing files through command line. I could probably log in as root and use the file browser to open and edit files, ...
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Hide multiple files at once with shell script

I'm trying to hide some files with some command, I tried the rm command, but it did not work and also tried to rename but did not understand how it works. The files that I want to hide have spaces in ...
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Restore Music Folder & Shortcut

I was sorting out my music collection and accidentally deleted my (empty) ~/Music folder. Now, there is no shortcut in the Files/Nautilus sidebar, and if I create a new ~/Music, I am unable to restore ...
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Why did Files (Nautilus) stop updating partition's bookmarks?

I've upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and noticed that Files (Nautilus) stopped updating my bookmarks that are located in another partition (an ext4 one). It used to work before. Testing, I've found out ...
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How to repair log files

Accidentally I delete /var/log folder My question is now can I recreate that folder again (and to work) I have some issues on apache, and I can't see any logs because the /var/log folder don't exist ...
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How to recover virus infected files from pendrive in Ubuntu

I need to recover my pictures and files from a pendrive. I used the pendrive in Windows yesterday to download a file. After that when I inserted the pendrive in Ubuntu, it was only showing the trash ...
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Creating File 1c9e:98ff for VKOM 3G Modem

In order to install this i need to first create the above file, and well being new to Ubuntu, I do not know how, a step by step guide will be greatly appreciated.
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Transfer file from Ubuntu to Nokia Lumia

I just bought a brand new Lumia running Windows Phone 8 but my current computer runs Ubuntu 13.10. I want to transfer some files (music and stuff like that) to my new Lumia. I thought it was as easy ...
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Sharing external HDD from Mac - Ubuntu [duplicate]

Pulling my hair out trying to get my external HDD to read / write on Ubuntu and my Mac. Can somebody please please tell me what's the best file system to allow both operating systems equal and ...
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Cannot see certain files on USB mounted device (MTP Android Xperia Play)

I'm using an emulator for PS2 and I was going to transfer my .iso files from my Xperia Play to Ubuntu 12.04. So I look for my .iso's in the folder through file manager and it looks as it's empty, ...
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Lost all files and folders in GUI DATA folder

I'm using 12.04. After unmounting my DATA folder by clicking the eject icon, the system asked me to empty the trash. After doing that, I lost all files and folders in DATA folder. But I could still ...
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Getting rid of hidden Ubuntu files after uninstalling Ubuntu? [SOLVED]

Just earlier on today, I have uninstalled Ubuntu as I didn't like it that much, so I uninstalled it. Back on windows, I check my hard drive and it seems as there is about 5GB taken from something, I ...
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WON'T let me change permissions

When i was trying to open SCP containment breach the options only say OPEN, EXTRACT, RENAME,DELETE, ETC. but does not say permissions what do i do. Usually it has permissions shown at the bottom but ...
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Error: tcl.h not found (no such file or directory)

I'm trying to install something using the 'make' command, however it gives me the fatal error:tcl.h no such file or directory. I'm new to linux, can anyone help me?
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Problem With DLL File

I want to Run Emulator 8086 on ubunto , but it's told me that is MSVBVM60.DLL missing so I download this dll file to my computer , but it's still telling me that MSVBVM60.DLL ismissing
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Download DLL files from terminal [closed]

Can I Download DLL files from terminal ? I Want to download this file : MSVBVM60.DLL
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What program should I load the Ubuntu download file with if i want it on a CD for my New Desktop

I am wanting to download Ubuntu onto a CD so when i load up my new computer i have an operating system on it how can i do this and what do i load the file with after the download.
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How exclude folders for remove when using ( rm -rf *) on the parent dir

i run the following command line to remove all files/dirs in directory : cd /home/abdennour/android/ rm -rf * the architecture of this directory is as following : ...
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Archive Manager/File Roller does nothing

I am trying to right-click and compress a file, and nothing is happening. It doesn't matter what compression format I choose, it just says "Adding the files to "filename.ext"," with .ext being the ...
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Automatically change hosts file

I have a Server on my house to proves and when I'm on my laptop in my house I have to write the local IP to see the web server, and i want to know if it is possible write a script to automatically ...
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error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I have xubuntu in a computer at the moment, but I want to put Windows 7 on it. So when I try to boot either Windows 7 or Windows XP, I get this error. What is going on? Why do I get Ubuntu error when ...
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Ubuntu. Installation went wrong?

I just installed ubuntu and before that I was using Windows 7 where I had 3 partitions - Local Disk C (Windows 7), Local Disk D (all my files) and Local Disk E (other files). What I did is when I was ...
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How to move specific files while preserving their directory structure

I have large directory with lots of files and directories on a remote Windows system where I only have FTP access. I had to do some modifications in some of the files, so I downloaded the whole ...
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Cant create a file and write to it from a .sh script

I am trying to create a file and write to it using a .sh script but is not working(Nothing is being created, and I don't see any error). This is how that part of my script looks like: ...
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My windows pc is not starting, can i use ubuntu to rescue files?

If I use the DVD image to try ubuntu and my pc opens, will I be able to find my files on the hard drive and save to a back up external hard drive or will they be locked in to some windows-y place that ...
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Migration to Linux. Files readability. File systems

My idea is the following: I want to migrate from win7 to Linux, specifically Ubuntu. As I know the file systems of the two OS are different - NTFS and the Linux one I don't know... I want to put my ...
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Is it possible to access my files on a computer without logging in?

I am a total noob and I screwed up Ubuntu 13.04 AMD64 file permissions royally. Currently I cannot log in nor can I access anything useful from Guest. Since 13.10 is imminent, I'd like to transfer ...
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How do I recover unsaved files in Gimp?

I was working in Gimp on a cover for my new book and before I could finish it my computer crash and I lost all my info is there anyway for me to undo my computers history and retrieve my info?
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Installing ubuntu 12.04.03 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop and am getting the message: "no root file system is defined" on the menu for installation type. I can't seem to find what to do next.