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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 ...
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How do I make “show in folder” open the folder with the archive selected?

I use Lubuntu, when I ask my browser or other application to show a file in a folder, it will open the folder but without that file highlighted; so I have to search the folder for it. How can I make ...
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Is there any way to tell if someone has been running Ubuntu live on my computer?

Is there any way to tell if someone has been running Ubuntu live on a computer? I am the one running ubuntu live on my computer and I just wanted to know if any files or anything else is being left on ...
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External Devices Permission

I need to copy files from my USB to hard disk. But my USB is by default, protected, so that if I need to copy, I have to open in root browser. How can I make the USB by default accessible to user? ...
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How to rename file names to avoid conflict in Windows or Mac?

How can I batch rename file names so that they do not include characters that clash with other file systems as for instance, Screenshot 2015-09-07-25:10:10 Note that the colons are the issue in ...
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What does rm -rf do?

What does rm -rf do when used to remove files or directories? How do the -r and -f options work together?
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Recovering Files

Recently, I got a virus on my computer. I took it to an IT guy, and he had to backup all my files, factory reset the computer, and then put them back on again. Due to issues with windows ...
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How do I share files between two versions of Ubuntu on different partitions?

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 onto a new partition because I need to use a program that won't run on 14.04, which is the only OS on the machine right now. Can I set things up so that files I save ...
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Remove Leading or Trailing Space(s) in File or Folder Names

I worked out a neat way ro get rid of duplicate files. You know, the ones that contain "(1).", "(2).", "(3).", etc. in their names. In a terminal window, at the command line, you type in "rm ...
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Protected ISO File

I face a strange problem. Few days before I have downloaded matlab 2014a and it was downloaded in the form of ISO image file. But when I try to copy the ISO image file to my pen drive from the system ...
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Is there anyway to access my old hard drive?

So i'm trying to get all the files off my old hard drive and this is the error message i'm getting. Error mounting /dev/sdb4 at /media/madlife/AC2C95582C951F00: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How to sync two folders on my machine, in one directional syncing?

I have a set-up in which I create a certain file, and subsequently move it into a storage area for that type of file (folder A). There is another folder on my machine where I must also copy the file ...
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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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folder content doesn't get refreshed automatically in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and when I'm doing experiments which creates new files inside a particular folder X. But I can't see these new files inside X without refreshing X. I have increased the count ...
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Thunar lost files after dragging to and dropping onto folder!

I made some new folders, and then dragged files to them, to organize them in Thunar. I then opened the folders, and the files are not there! I opened the folder properties, and it says there are ...
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Where are file properties stored on the actual file system?

I am creating a program that takes a hexdump of a file, so that I can then transmit that somewhere, and have the file reconstructed, however the hexdump is only of the file contents, I also need to ...
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How to check the default handler for a specific file type in Terminal?

I often come across file types which I am not sure of, but yet need to open, but as I don't know what the default file handler on my system is for that specific file type (and sometimes the file ...
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Move files preserving symbolic links

I have some files on an external hard drive, to which I keep soft symlinks in my home folder (many links, not just one). I need to move some of the original files to another hard drive, and I want to ...
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How to get a full size of directory without listing the files/dir within?

I am able to get a size of a directory at the end of the du -h directoryname. But is there a way to get the size without it listing the files/directories within? I'm currently doing it like this: du ...
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How can I write to files on Ubuntu Touch within an QML application?

Helo, I'm don't know how to write to files to my app configuration directory. How can I do it?
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Where are the files of my /home directory?

I have reinstalled my system after facing some crashing issues with my software. I have a separate / and /home When I am running df -h I obtain: root@sougata-SATELLITE-L750:/home# df -h Filesystem ...
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How to open a “.sb” file?

I downloaded a game in .sb format that is partition is Ubuntu but even with the terminal I can not seem to open it. Here's what it said: fruity@xXxFruityxXx:~/Downloads$ ...
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bluetooth device not working properly in Ubuntu

I used bluetooth device (USB type) in Ubuntu 13, 14 and 15 and always had problem in Receiving files from most cellphones. now, I'm using Ubuntu 15.04, it was ok first days but after updating daily ...