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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]. ...
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Can't restore files from trash [duplicate]

When I try to move a file out of the trash (whether by clicking the restore button or by copying and pasting), I get an "Error while moving" saying "No such file or directory". Some other times (and ...
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media player wont play drag and dropped media files

I just got a Sony nwz-e384 walkman. I transfer files Drag and drop, but the device refuses to play them. When I do the same files, in the same way (drag and drop) on windows, the device will play them....
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Problem in downloading Torrent file with Transmission Bit Torrent

I am pretty new in Ubuntu. I have just installed Desktop version of Ubuntu 14.4.3 LTS on my Laptop. My installation was successful. I have Transmission Bit Torrent Client on my Ubuntu now. When I ...
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udevadm test for net devices

I am trying to dump the udev env to see my %M,%m and %k values (I am not happy with udevadm info -a) For that in the RUN I write to a file under tmp/ as mentioned here: http://stackoverflow.com/...
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How do I remove certain characters before or after a certain number from a list of files in terminal?

Suppose there is a list of files with the following pattern: ABC2011DEFG.txt What command should I use to remove characters before or after the number in between while keeping the file extension? ...
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ls - filtered list - total size

I'd like to list all the files beginning with z, have their individual filesize, and the total size in the bottom of the list (so I don't have to scroll up like with ls -s). DOS equivalent : dir z* ...
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How to count the total number of files/folders on a system?

How can I count the number of all files/folders that exist on a system, using the command-line? I can find it out using a GUI, simply by opening the properties window for the entire / folder, but it ...
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Where is the device for this folder?

Im trying to mount my smart-phone, and transfer some files, but when caja opens the disk it never does it right, and certain functionality like search doesn’t work right. So I just want to mount the ...
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How to record all modifications to directories, subdirectories and files in one session?

How can I record all the modifications to directories, subdirectories and files made during one session (ie. during login time)? For example, listing all the files/folders that were modified, and ...
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Ubuntu to Windows storage server [closed]

So I have just added an Ubuntu server to my home network that is otherwise composed out of Windows machines. The computer has two hard disks, 120GB one with OS and one 320GB that is currently mounted ...
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How to make my system delete all the files in a certain directory older than a certain time while keeping the directory structure intact?

I have a directory on my machine, think of it as my own sort of tmp directory, but it's in my ~ directory. And I want to make it so that my system every 3 hours deletes all the files in (though ...
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Unable to see files Android phone Galaxy S5 connected via usb

Does anybody know how to make files from the phone to show on my computer. 14.04 I need to transfer photos and videos to computer. It was working fine yesterday. Here is the screenshot, as you can ...
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USB Flash drive size usage discrepancy

I've got a 68gb thumb drive with 52gb of stuff on it and I've got 9gb remaining to add, but I can't do so because Thunar says there's insufficient space. Hitting properties shows this: I've unhidden ...
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Delete files that were created before today

I want to search files whose creation date is prior than today. I do : find $HOME -type f -name "myFile_*.sql.zip" -mtime +1 but it doesn't return anything, it should at least return one file. ...
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Presence of files in Recent Files that I did not open

Often when I open Places -> Recent Files, some random files I haven't opened in days (or even years) all of sudden appear there. If I check the File as Properties -> Last Accessed, it appears indeed ...
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Files blink in the files viewer

When I view files in the Files (is it called Explorer / Viewer?), I notice that when I enter a folder, the files in the folder start blinking rapidly for a couple of seconds and then stop. This ...
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Merging/joining a lot of csv files with numeric digits in the file name

As we process our csv data, we generate a lot of output files with 30 000 lines in each one of them. They all have the same columns/fields. They are all also in csv format and we put them into the ...
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Preview files in Ubuntu 15.10

In the Ubuntu desktop guide it is advertised that in Ubuntu 15.10 it is possible to see a preview of files and folders by pressing the space bar (just like in Mac OS X). https://help.ubuntu.com/...
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Ubuntu phone app

I am trying to develop an app for Ubuntu phone and I have some questions. Am I able to access a database using HTML5 app? Is it posible to read/ write to file using HTML5 app?
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-s: command not found in ubuntu 15.10

I want to see if a file is empty or not, and I have seen that the command -s FILE. The problem is that when I try to use -s (both in the shell and in a script) I get an error saying: command not found....
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System without /tmp dir?

Running df -h gives: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /dev tmpfs 385M 6.2M 379M 2% /run /dev/sda2 113G 27G 81G 25% / ...
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Extract a few names from a File

So, my Problem is that I have a file with a lot of names in it, and I want to extract Information by using a command. I want a few of the Names starting with a specific last name..for example "d". It'...
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How do I replace “fancy” unicode chars with their ascii equivalends?

Is there a tool to replace fancy utf chars like U+2018 (LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK), U+2019 (RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK) with normal quote chars: ', etc. like lodash deburr command does?
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Inaccessable files under orignal default username

Downloaded all old files from hard drive to new ubuntu computer. I did not change the user-name from the default OEM user-name, but changed it after. All my folders are no longer accessible, how do ...
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Can't access transferred files

I am new ubuntu user and transferred all old data to my new system using the OEM user name currently on the computer. I then put my new user name as administrator and can't access all the folders I ...
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Error upgrading from 12.04 to 15.04 and now unable to upgrade to 15.10

[picture of boot error] 1i started upgrading from 12.04 to 15.04 which appeared to go smoothly. After the upgrade and reboot i was unable to access the 15.04 and getting a acpi ppc error etc. i ...
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Recover overwritten terminal log output

I accidentally overwrote the log output of the terminal. What i did was script logfile commands exit and then i accidentally overwrote the file as: script logfile
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Folders on Android Internal Storage show as files via MTP?

I recently bought the new Nexus 5x and Google's official USB Type-C to USB A cable. Weirdly, upon plugging my N5X into my computer for the first time, the file system did not come up as expected. What ...
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What is Nautilus File system type

I am a beginner for Linux/Unix,according to what i have learn and researched there are ext ,2,3,4 and a GUI version Nautilus or such similar ones.. How do i know if graphical file managers use ext 2,3 ...
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File containing a list of all installed software, including dependencies?

All the guides I've seen recommend the use of the command dpkg --get-selections and redirecting the output to a text file. Isn't there a file somewhere on the filesystem that contains a list of all ...
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Lock file and release it

I have multiple threads running from different terminal windows in ubuntu trying to write to the same file. I would like to lock the file via terminal while writing so that the other thread(s) has ...
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File command not finding the right info from an iso file

When I run file archlinux-2015.11.01-dual.iso it responds with archlinux-2015.11.01-dual.iso: x86 boot sector when I know it should be responding with something like archlinux-2015.11.01-...
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Recovering deleted files [duplicate]

Is there any ways to recover the deleted files in Ubuntu without using any software? I mean to say just by code?
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Is closing a file after having opened it with `open()` required in Python? [closed]

Regarding my previous question, I noticed that in both answers that used the open() function, there was no mention of closing the file. I've read that it's good practice to do so, but is there ...
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Create a file and write to it using a python script? Without using the open() function? [closed]

Is it possible to do the above without using the os module or the open() function? How can I create a file and write to it, with the above conditions, using Python? Also, could you provide an ...
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How to open and view a .gsp file?

On Ubuntu, how can one open and view .gsp files, which are made using the Geometers' Sketchpad on Windows? Is it even possible? (I have tried KSEG, which is considered to be an alternative to ...
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NTFS drive not visible to windows anymore but on Ubuntu

I have a 4TB external drive which I was using with windows formatted with NTFS , For some file copying I plugged that drive into Ubuntu desktop and moved the files. Now when I am trying to connect the ...
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Upstart PID files in home directory?

What are all of these PID files doing in my home directory? $ ls -1 ~/upstart-* /home/mark/upstart-dbus-bridge.4885.pid /home/mark/upstart-file-bridge.4885.pid /home/mark/upstart-udev-bridge.10317....
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What are this files do? [closed]

i'm new to ubuntu while i searched for files i found BitStormLite ec_storm_threshold rrefpropstormin.html StormbaanCoureur weather-storm.svg what are this files do ?
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Data after installing Ubuntu 15.10

I am interested in installing the new version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 15.10. Is there any way to do so without deleting my files and previously installed programmes?
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Can't copy files to /cdrom folder Error code : permission denied

Screenshot while copying file to /cdrom folder I have created an Ubuntu persistent USB. Now i have to transfer files between my other PC (Windows 7) to Ubuntu. But i cant copy files to a folder that ...
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Deduplication of tiff files on os level

We have thousands of TIFF files on our linux fileserver. There are lots of doubles. Windows Server 2012 has a deduplication feature. Is there something simular in Ubuntu? If so which filesystem do ...
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How to view recent files from the command-line?

Is it possible to view recently accessed files using a single command in the command-line? Could you please provide an explanation of what exactly the command does?
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Any ubuntu plugin for terminal that creates a file with a basic html markup?

Like when I cd to a directory, let's say Desktop. I create a file using > index.html Can it be done somehow that same file has basic html markup, like html/head/body tags?