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How can I delete all .LNK files on my Ubuntu machine?

For some reason, when I launch Office 2010 using WINE, it creates a lnk file in the Recent directory of my Windows Profile. I just checked the folder and there were ~2000 LNK files. How would I ...
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Problem about indexing files between partitions

I'm here for talking to you about a problem. First of all sorry for being noobish but I just installed Ubuntu this night. Anyhow, here's the problem: I have my PC with a double boot Ubuntu+Windows 8 ...
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How is it determined which application is to open a file of specific mime-type?

I saw the following question, but I can't comment yet. So I decided to create a separate one. I have both transmission and deluge installed. And I have no association for application/x-bittorrent ...
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How do I manage files on ubuntu server?

I installed Ubuntu desktop 12.04 and Ubuntu server, but I am denied access to any files on the server. I can view them but I cannot alter, edit, or move them. Confused as to how I can run a server if ...
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How can I limit the size of my ~/.cache folder

I'm running Ubuntu on a limited-size SSD, so I count every GB. Now, the ~/.cache folder grew to 1.7 GB (various applications such as Chrome, Spotify etc. filled it up) and now I'm wondering if there's ...
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Nautilus : “Send via Bluetooth” in Context Menu

I use nautilus as my default file manager. Very frequently I need to transfer files to other devices via bluetooth. Is there some way to add a "Send Via Bluetooth" option in the right click context ...
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Persistant drive viewable files

I created a persistant drive of 500mb on my 4 gig usb drive using netbootin and a linux image. If I choose to save files (word documents, pictures) where do I see the persistant drive to save them ...
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Questions about netatalk log file

Hello I'm using netatalk 3.0.4 on my system to allow for AFP connections. The log file produced in /var/log/netatalk.log is 469.6GB...! This is chewing data on my drive and making backups hard to ...
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How can I transfer files from my computer to my Acer phone?

I use Xubuntu on my computer and my phone is an Acer Liquid Gallant Duo (E350). My problem is that I can't seem to transfer files (music) from my computer to my phone: when I use PTP all the files ...
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The fastest way to create a file from a terminal

What is the simplest way to create a file using a command-line? Usually I use: touch filename But is this the simplest/fastest way?
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How do I solve “Error splicing files?”

My hard drive crashed, so I'm using a Ubuntu live disk to access my files. But as I try to transfer them to my flash drive, it occasionally comes up with an error message which, when I view details, ...
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How to share files between two machines in a network with a router?

I have a notebook with ubuntu 13.04 and a desktop with Debian 7.1.0 and I want to know how can I share files between the two machines, I'm using a router and the notebook is connected to the wireless ...
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Can't save files in /var/www using lamp installed with tasksel

I just installed lamp with tasksel and it works. But inside /var/www I can create files only with sudo from terminal, I don't know why. In another Ubuntu installation I didn't have such problem. I ...
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rename file from title - author to author - title

my files are of the form War of the World - H. G. Wells.pdf I would like Wells H G - War of the Worlds.pdf There are several other file extensions epub, mobi etc. Is there a package that will do this ...
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How do I remove items from the Places section of the Files sidebar? [duplicate]

I don't use the Music, Documents, Pictures, Video, and Trash folders often enough to warrant them an honorary place on the sidebar of Ubuntu's 13.04 default file manager "Files". I would like to ...
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Is it 100% safe to rename a file while it's being written?

In Ubuntu, unlike in Windows, I can rename a file while it's being written onto the hard disk (for example because it's the output of a program or the copy of another file), and I can also rename a ...
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Terminal shows more files on desktop than there are actually

I noticed this thing today and found it to be awkward. My desktop has the following files : But upon running ls in the terminal i got the following output: a.out htc_pass.sh ...
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Opening .asp Files on Ubuntu 13.04

I have to open an .asp file to print it. I have tried renaming it to .pdf but that didn't work. Is there a work about on Ubuntu 13.04 for opening these files?
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Mountpoints, file permissions

I have an application that writes to /var/lib/yacy. I have a partition I want to use for that database. I have the partition mounted in fstab at /home/somwhere/partition I want to move the current ...
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Popping up the folder when clicking “Show in Folder”

Using Ubuntu 13.04, whenever I downloaded something using Google Chrome, I can click on the downloaded file, and click "Show in Folder". Currently it does not also pop up the window (nautilus) that ...
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Overwrite a file?

I have a file named config.yml in a directory I need to be able to edit it and then overwrite it. When ever I would edit it and save it with the same name it would ask to overwrite and I would say yes ...
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How do I actually delete files?

I have an SD card that is full. Despite deleting files on it it is still full. I only have this problem in Ubuntu. What is going on?
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could not update ICE authority file and all data on desktop is missing

i couldnt log in normally to my account "kev",after i hit in my password, it keeps giving me this error message saying the ICE authority could not be updated, so i now have logged in through the guest ...
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Why Same File Shows Different Sizes in Different Operating Systems

I want to give some scenarios: A movie file shows 700 MB in Windows but it shows around 735 MB in Ubuntu, which is in my drive having NTFS partition. Similarly another file shows 446 MB in Windows ...
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Problem reading files in ntfs external hd from windows xp after installing ubuntu

I am one of the guys that always used windows eventhough i hate it. A month ago i wiped out windows xp from my pc and installed ubuntu. I have an external hd and a second laptop which is left with ...
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How do I find lost files and a directory in an application?

Here is the problem, when my HTML editor Bluefish loads, it finds the file:///home directory but fails to find my directory with my webserver on it (var/www). I can't navigate to that file folder ...
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libssl.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Im trying to use twoBitToFa, which is a small program released by the University of California Santa Cruz, that uncompresses large genome files and I get this error: error while loading shared ...
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Gimp (GAP) on Ubuntu 10.04 [closed]

There's a picture of what comes up. This comes up every time I try to extract videorange. I've tried .mp4, .MPG, and .flv files and it says the same thing each time. I looked it up on youtube, and ...
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Trying to burn video on disc

I am trying to 'drop' my video (from 'downloads') into the left panel of the disk utility. It will not drop. Why?
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Installing XAMPP

I'm new to linux and I'm trying to install XAMPP I downloaded the file and I cant execute it, I followed the Instruction on http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html#374 but when I'm trying ...
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How to set icon for tex files?

In Ubuntu 12.04 with all mate, cinamon, gnome, unity desktops, the following issue: I use Latex frequently. My files end with extension .tex. The mime.types associated with tex is text/x-tex. The ...
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Localhost: Updating files to localhost

I have set up a LAMP stack that listens on localhost and serves files from a directory. I save a html file into my localhost directory, then I try to change it (and I save it again into my localhost ...
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Semi-broken Ubuntu (Wine Install Hangs)

So I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 x64. kernel: 3.8.0-29-generic I have had wine installed in the past with no problems, but when I tried to add it, it froze the entire system except for the ...
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Save new files to ubuntu one from ipad apps

On my iPad I have various apps, that can create new files. But I can't find a way to save this new file to ubuntuone. Is there anything, that I missed? Thanks, Armin
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Usb bootdisk files help

I had files on a usb ubuntu boot disk that I would like to retrieve. I copied the files to a rar file on my hard drive. I would like to know if there is anyway I can access the files that were in the ...
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How to shorten a file in the terminal

I saved a python file in my desktop and want to run it in the terminal, but everytime I run it I have to type ' python /home/m3gn/Desktop/ex1.py' Is there anyway to shorten this so that I only have to ...
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Retrieve files from Ubuntu live usb

I am new to ubuntu and I would like to ask how could I retrieve files that saved on my ubuntu live usb. In other words, when I was working on ubuntu live usb I download files pdf, zip, etc, am asking ...
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How can I create a cp932 encoded text file on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to create a cp932 encoded file on Ubuntu?
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Changing extension of multiple files in Ubuntu 12.04

As the title says, how can I change the extension of every file in a directory in Ubuntu? I've seen some examples use rename etc etc but I get an error (Unable to locate package rename) and it's not ...
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Program for Ubuntu that opens .mbf format?

I just cleaned up a computer and installed linux on it in place of vista. I made a backup of everything that was needed to be kept on a USB and transferred it to Linux. Now the only files that I have ...
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Is there a tool similar to spotlight search in OS X for Ubuntu? (specifically Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

Is there any tool equivalent to spotlight search in OS X for Ubuntu 12.04? Something where you just type a search string and files, folders or installed programs will appear in a list.
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restore drive d and the data

i have just installed Linux on my laptop and it deleted my work on the other partition on drive D.I have not used any software yet and would love to be helped to recover the work thank you.
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Nagios Webpage problems

When I go to type in 10.0.0.3/nagios to see my nagios web interface it sends me a file to download. <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN" ...
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some files and folders are missing in unity desktop

These are regular files / folders. I cannot predict what folders or files will become missing on the unity desktop. However, files and folders do show inside the HOME Folder -> Desktop. This ...
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create a list of files located in multiple directories

I have a set of data files (*.all) located in different folders Documents/rawdata/Geob1005/1.all, 2.all, 3.all,...,n.all Documents/rawdata/Geob1006/A.all, B.all, C.all,...,Z.all and so ...
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Integration of a tag based file system approach in Gnome and Nautilus

I am using Gnome 3.8 and Nautilus and I am quite satisfied in principle. Yet I dislike the traditional hierarchical file system approach using paths. It may be me but I often cannot find the files I ...
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Installing Ubuntu without loss of data

I have Windows 7 installed. I want to switch to Ubuntu 12.04 without losing any of my data. In other words, I want to have all my files accessible from Ubuntu.
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How to delete files/folder from ubuntu one cloud [duplicate]

I cannot delete files from my cloud account. Please tell me how to delete files/folder from my Ubuntu One cloud account.
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Is AFP or SAMBA more secure for external access?

I'm running 12.04 LTS. The title says it all: is AFP or Samba more secure for external access?
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Enable top bar on Files application

Would somehow put the top bar (which has buttons close, minimize and maximize) in the Files application? I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome. To be more clear and specific, I don't wanna to add ...