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Missing necessary permission - live USB

The computer froze during updating to Ubuntu version 15.04. After turning it off the system doesnt work anymore. Live USB doesnt recognize the broken installed version of Ubuntu, therefore I dont know ...
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Remove “places” menu of Ubuntu 14.02 “Files” application

I want to remove a "Places" menu from "Files" application. I know, that similar question is asking before, but I want completle removing, not customaizing or adding/deleting some items. Any ideas how ...
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LTSP Localapps rus files

Good day everyone! I am installed on ubuntu server 14.04 a LTSP server and GUI Mate. When, i'm trying open russian named files, with ltsp-localapps command, i see window with error message, about what ...
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Libre Office impress restarts ubuntu after trying to start the application

When I try to open Libre Impress it restarts my computer from the log in screen. The version I have of Ubuntu is 14.04 and the version of Libre Office is 4.2.8.2. This dosen't happen with Calc or ...
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Can you recover previous versions of files?

I know that if I delete a file it won't actually be 'deleted' as such, just marked as 'can be overridden when needed' so that when that space is needed the file will just be overridden, and this means ...
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Squid isn't blocking files by extension

The squid server actually blocks the url's that end in one of my denied file extensions e.g"png", BUT when I try to download the "preview" image that google shows(the same png image), the download is ...
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How to customize Nautilus to display directory tree?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a little while ago and I consider myself a beginner. I am using the Nautilus file manager: I wonder if you can navigate the folders through the directory tree, as well ...
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Is there any downside to using hardlinks over copying?

Let's say I have a large file (over 1 GB) I want to copy to another place on my partition. Is there a downside to just creating a hardlink (ln /path/to/large/file /path/to/target) instead of using cp?...
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Bad practice to keep many subdirectories in single directory [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is bad practice (or performance, etc.) to keep many (10k+) sub-directories in a single directory. Is it better or the same to group those sub-directories into more sub-...
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How to Add Folders to Files sidebar in Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

How to Add Folders to Files sidebar in Ubuntu 15.10. I want to add a couple of folders (other than Documents, Music, Picture and etc) to the sidebar list in Files. I did it before by simply dragging ...
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Error installing libcrypt11 for spotify

I'm trying to get Spotify working on Ubuntu 15.10. I've tried installing libgcrypt11 as described here, but it fails: jornh@PC1937:~$ sudo dpkg -i libgcrypt11_1.5.0-5+deb7u1_amd64.deb dpkg: error ...
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Rename on move with placeholder / wildcard

Lets say I have the following files /home/user/test1.java /home/user/test2.java /home/user/test3.java /home/user/test1.java.orig /home/user/test2.java.orig /home/user/test3.java.orig I want the ...
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how to merge 3gp audio files?

Any software available for joining/merging multiple 3gp audio files in lubuntu? All available online softwares are for Windows/Mac only.
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Searching for specific magic byte in an ocean of files

I want to know how I can search for a specific file type: I have entered a SSH server and I am trying to search for a .jpg file, but the owner of the server (my teacher) has removed all extensions. I ...
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geany wont open files accross the network

This used to work, and now it doesn't. I have a sftp connection to another machine, where I open the folder and browse with caja, the file I would like to open. I right click, and select open with ...
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Can I estore a folder that suddenly disappeared?

It sometimes occurs in my laptop that when I close it (physically), the laptop crashes when I open it afterwards, and the screen goes black. This time, I had some files open, and when I rebooted the ...
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How to return to default window size of files windows in ubuntu?

Can someone help me how to set default size of files windows when they open?
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Ubuntu from pendrive

I have Ubuntu 14.04 in my USB pen drive but when I insert my pen drive in Windows 10 ,it shows invalid file format .I could not find my pen drive in boot options too.
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Ubuntu automatically shows deleted files

I ran Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS from a live cd and I noticed that it shows deleted files (some many years old) on USB sticks and on the computer's hard drive (files that were created, saved and deleted from ...
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Cannot copy files in Ubuntu to external drive: names with special characters

I cannot copy a lot of files to my external drive because when I try to do it I get the error "wrong file name". I have seen that these files have special characters and I would like to know how to ...
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File system goes read-only when using file explorers

I have a problem with my 15.10 system and it goes as follows: When using Nemo or Nautilus (these are the two I've tried) works fine as long as I explore my home directory only. Visiting 'File System'...
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How to loop file names into an array or run custom code on it

This is a qna post (Do not need help, just wanted to help others). Recently worked with some files and had difficulty in reading the files #version1 (error on files with spaces) arrFiles[0]=0 ...
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Home folder opens again

I have a mounted partition, where my data lie. I click on the folder icon and it opens. I go to the 196 GB Volume (that's the place) and it opens. I open a file with gedit. Now, when I want to go ...
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How to make a save partition for personal files?

How can i make a partition for example for photos. Something like disk D: in windows. I already installed ubuntu 14.04.3 on my computer. I would like to split /dev/sda2 which has 750gb and make some ...
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How to move files and don't break anything?

I have a file and want to move it somewhere. Before I move it, I need to check if it has any connections with other programs or links or environment variables. Is there any command or plugin which can ...
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Can I create a self-destructing file?

I placed a file into my local Dropbox folder. I would like it to exist only temporarily for X numbers of days. After X numbers of days the file should be automatically deleted. Is it possible to ...
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for f in files returns sections separated by space

I have the following code arrFiles[0]=0 cd "/home/thenok/Documents/Link to thought diary" for i in $(find -type f ! -name "*~"); do arrFiles[0]=$[arrFiles[0]+1] arrFiles[arrFiles[0]]="$i" echo " ...
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allow executing file as program cannot be unchecked

My issue is that I want to be able to click a text file and have it open in a text editor by default. When I right-click on a .txt file and go to the pemissions tab and when in there, under the "...
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Execute commands on hidden files

I run command to search for phrase in all files: cat *.* | grep blabla It works fine but I got problem with hidden files and directories. Command simply not deals with them. Ho to solve this ...
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How to only allow a file to be opened or executed by certain application(s)?

Let's say that I've got a security application (or something which I just don't want any old application or user to have access to because it is very important and if the wrong guys had access to it ...
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Using AWK to write a CSV file (help me learn it)

I've been struggling with a pdf Directory (list of companies) that was converted with PDFTOTEXT and I would like to convert it's contents with AWK, the input file has the following format: COMPANY ...
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How to create one directory in the tree of directories ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a little while ago and I consider myself a beginner. I get the following window: I wonder if there is any way to create a folder in the "Places" area in the tree of ...
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How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I would like to know if I can do any of the following and if so how: Make it so that a folder is not indexed but leave its contents indexable (so ...
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Prevent user from accidentally deleting file without using the Terminal

I must tell a 10 years old boy he can change the icon of a .desktop file. He doesn't know anything about permissions but he can put the icon in the Pictures folder (not protected by default). I can ...
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Pulling a particular block from a text file

I am trying to pull out a block of data from a huge text file which contains 1193373557 lines. I am excluding the first 25 lines and the last 4 lines, and the more challenging job is that the ...
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Messed up permissions

I tried to remove file permissions for 'other' from all user directories. So I did cd /home/ Then Instead of sudo chmod -R o-rwx * I typed sudo chmod -R o -rwx *, which resulted in some troubles. ...
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data is missing while writing into a file in Ubuntu

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. I am coding GUI program with QT creator,for MIL-STD-1553 communication.I am saving the Data what ever sending the data to RT(Remote terminal)from BC(bus controller) in a ...
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How to have a forward slash in a file name?

I understand that this will likely break and confuse the hell out of my system, but is it possible to name or rename a file so that it has /s in its name (this is needed for a file which needs to go ...
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How to find all empty files and folders in a specific directory including files which just look empty but are not?

Let's say that in my folder ~/list I have a large amount of folders each with their own sub-folders and sub-sub-folders etc, and there are lots of files almost on each level. However some of these ...
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How can I import all my Windows files into Ubuntu?

My Windows 10 has crashed, and now I would like to go with Ubuntu 14.04. I have my working files in other drives. How can I import my files from Windows to Ubuntu without loosing them?
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how to delete a file using its inode number in busybox?

while doing a random compilation I created a file that has unreadable character as its file name so, I want to remove it using its inode number. I got some options in the internet but they don't work ...
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files and folder can't see

I have pc with dual boot ubuntu 15.10 and windows 10. I saved some files in ntfs partition from ubuntu. I can't see that files on windows 10 and now can't see that files also on ubuntu after open ...
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Force file creation time for all files transferred to a directory

Is there a way in Linux to change the creation/last access time/last modified time by default, whenever new files are transferred or copied. Currently, I need to poll a directory for files and ...
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Command to output lines in file in alphabetical order?

I have a file containing one word per line. How can I print out each line in alphabetical order - ie. the first letter of each word decides the order?
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System screwed desperately need access to mozilla folder

I have recently uninstalled and re-installed Synaptics package for the touchpad (which was playing up) through the Synaptics package manager. Now Ubuntu (14.04.03 LTS) will not boot. After the screen ...
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Which type of tar compression has the best compression power? [duplicate]

There are many variations of the .tar compressed packages tar.bz2; tar.gz; tar.Z; tar.lz; tar.xz I want to compress: A series of text files video(s) I understand that the different types of tar ...
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Accessing git commands from the file manager

Is there a way to do git commands from the Files manager in Ubuntu 14.04? E.g: commit changes, push, pull, etc.
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ubuntu 15.10 freezes when copying files to shared drive

Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When moving or copying files to either a USB Pen Drive or a Network Share Drive Nautilus (Files) hangs. The copying/moving process starts but then freezes. I know Ubuntu cannot ...
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Regular expressions VS Filename globbing

I know that Regular expressions are to be used only with characters and strings, but sometimes I find them in the names of files. My question is: are regexes only used with characters or also with ...
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My quest to find the fastest search app for linux

I miss "everything search" and " listary " of Windows - they are super quick to find and launch. Time for them to index my whole harddisk is 0.2 seconds[i guess they use the ntfs journal database]. ...