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How to save changes to a file opened in the terminal?

As it required root access to edit, I've opened a init.txt file using sudoedit, but I don't see how to save my changes. I also see lots of things like ^X instructions at the bottom of the terminal ...
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Update change date for a file

I have managed to update the access and modified time of a file: Access: 2003-06-03 14:45:00.000000000 +0300 Modify: 2003-06-03 14:45:00.000000000 +0300 Change: 2015-07-20 08:03:15.301534192 +0300 ...
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How to edit /boot/efi

I have installed rEFInd, and it works well enough, but I am trying to add a theme. To do so, I need access to the /boot/efi/ folder. When I try to access it, I get the following error: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS .run file issues

Having some Issues with the .run type files. I've looked all over the place to try and make them work and they just open with gedit. The window Freezes and stops responding. Even giving the file ...
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Can't get rid of file in /var/lib/update-notifier/user.d/ in 64-bit xubuntu 14.04

There's this infuriating update notifier that pops up in every single goddamned time I log into my account telling me the following: The following packages requested additional data downloads ...
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du -bs and MS Windows' Folder Properties Size

Is there a way to replicate the value from Microsoft Windows Folder Properties Size (not Size on Disk) within unix? I have tried: du -bs folder_name du --apparent-size -B1 folder_name without ...
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How to burn files, or move [duplicate]

So, I have CHROMEBOOK, and I want install Ubuntu. I download ubuntu files (~1GB), ISO format, but, I dont know, how to put there files to my USB? Just help me please :)
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My files from Downloads folder are gone

I was trying to make a bootable flashdrive with WIN7 using Yumi in my Ubuntu desktop. The process got stuck at 46% for over half an hour. I tried interrupting it, but it was not possible. So I ...
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Ubuntu Samba Permission

Hi I created a Samba file server on an Ubuntu. And gave all users -R 777 permissions, this works for like a day. But after that time the permissions rollback somehow. The users do not have 777 ...
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Where did blender generate the system-info.txt file?

Today I launched Blender and asked it to generate system info as I was curious what this button what do: And after pressing that this came up: I also got this in Terminal: Info: System ...
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How can I log file access from users?

I have to give someone access to my computer, but I want to know afterwards which files he accessed... Can I create a log file for that? Is there an existing program for that? I know how to track ...
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Copy unmatched strings in from one file to another, bulk

I'm trying to compare files from folder1 to their updated version in folder2. The files have identical names, but may have different number of strings. The strings look like: string_1_name: "some ...
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How do I create a new file in a folder owned by root? Specifically, I want to add a file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

I want to add a new file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d as seen at the bottom of this page, but I can't as it's owned by root user. How to? EDIT: I managed it using the information on this page:
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Why does Ubuntu create a file ending in ~ for every file I create with a text editor like GNU Emacs? [duplicate]

Why does Ubuntu create a file ending in ~ for every file I create with a text editor ? Creating a file with a text editor like GNU Emacs, say myfile, another file called myfile~ is also created. ...
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Sharing files between Ubuntu and Android-x86

How can I transfer files between Ubuntu and an Android-x86 VirtualBox VM?
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Ubuntu Samba auto mounted hard drive permission fails

So I plugged in my harddrive to the Ubuntu Samba Server and it automatically mounted it inside media/user/harddrivename/, so far so good. Now I want to share the harddrive like the foldes I share in ...
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Home file amktelat52

Anyone know what this file in my home folder is it reads amktelat52 and it has a lock on it, I can't open or change it even in root, let me know if anyone knows what it is. I have two computers with ...
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Unable to access Windows files in Ubuntu 14.04 filing systems

So I got a USB flash drive and loaded Ubuntu 14.0.2 on it using Universal USB Installer and I got it working. I booted into Ubuntu successfully. The reason I am doing this is so I am ready if I ever ...
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gedit - show file path for recently opened files

Gedit shows the recently opened files. How do I make gedit show not only the file-names but also the file path for recently opened files? I work on a website which has an index.tcl / index.adb in ...
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Icon stuck after moving files

I've recently found this thing after I moved a file onto my android. Basically, the file that you moved to your android got stuck anywhere. What I mean anywhere is this! Pictures! This bug is fixed ...
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How to unzip a file in terminal and spit it out with specific file name?

I know I run sudo unzip file.zip -d /path/to/dir, but is there anyway to specify the output file name?
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File Manager Hang on Ubuntu 10.04

When I try to open a folder, it will display "Opening [folder]..." on the taskbar, but it shortly disappears and nothing happens. When I log out, something informs me that File Manager is not ...
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What happens if you Trash the Trash?

I was just wondering what would happen if I went and moved the Trash located here: /home/neo/.local/share/Trash To my Trash? I mean if I go to that folder and right-click on the contents and tell ...
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How to make the newly created files inherit the directory's permissions…? [duplicate]

I need to give permission to a directory in such a way that, the newly created files should inherit the same permissions as the directory. You may find a duplicate for this question, but it doesn't ...
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How to show files in desktop in KDE 5 like file explorer?

With cinnamon, gnome or in windows, we can put files on desktop as it like in file explorer. How can I do this in kubuntu with KDE5?
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Can I create an image that incorrectly reports it's file size?

I want to create a .png image that actually has data in it - and is a real image. It will probably be about 2.5 MB, but I want to trick Ubuntu into saying it is a different size - say 1.5 MB. Is ...
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Unwanted files in Downloads directory from a failed OS upgrade attempt

Downloaded ubuntu 15.04 and in the middle of setting it up decided to keep 14.04. That left files such as boot, install, and WUBI.exe in the Download directory. Neither 14.04 nor the Terminal, using ...
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Sharing files between ubuntu 15.04 and android smartphone via wifi

I have ubuntu installed in my laptop and an android phone...is there any app like ShareIt , Superbeam , Xender (These softwares are used to transfer files via wifi between windows pc and android) ...
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List all archive files

How can I get the list of all archive files in a folder recursively without knowing the file extension?
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How do I view files that start with a period? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and for whatever reason, folders that start with a "." won't display in the file explorer. Is there a way to display these folders? Example: my app doomseeker has a folder in home ...
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“No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu.” [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a new harddrive in my PC. I'm not using Windows for anything. The hard drive does not have WIndows on it. I used a program to get Ubuntu onto the harddrive via ...
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save files in /home/user1/public_html to /home/user2/public_html

I am at a stand still. I am trying to figure out how to allow a php script on /home/user1/public_html/* to save file to /home/user2/public_html/images Everything goes well but the file is never ...
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Prevent nano from keeping history of searches

I recently noticed that when searching for a String in a file using nano, that the search gets saved to this file: ~/.nano_history But this is not necessary, and I don't want this feature, so is ...
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Copying speed to external hard drive get slower and slower

When I copy files (lots of them) to an external hard drive it's start on a pretty good speed and get slower and slower until I just give up.
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How to view folders with a large amount of files? [duplicate]

I have folder, for example, with 1500000 images. I'm trying to open that folder to scroll through files, look at them and open some that I want to look at in image viewer. But when I open that folder ...
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I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
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.file problem in home folder

hi dear friends ins start sorry for bad english .. Im after install one application in my system after install this app listed in home file sample hom/jhon .skype .gimp .gedit how to solve this
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Rename Files To Be Windows Friendly

I am having difficulty trying to create a back up of my personal files on Ubuntu as I am installing windows on my laptop (the restore disk will likely wipe the ubuntu), and I am trying to move about ...
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How do I send videos on bluetooth ubuntu?

The version of ubuntu I have I don't know but it lets me turn on bluetooth but I can't share files. It says every time I try to connect a device that there are no adapters found. Any help
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how to change file extensions in a directory [closed]

I have many files in a directory having extension. .text(2) .text(1) I want to remove the numbers from extension and output should be like .text .text Can anyone please help me with the shell ...
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How Can I Merge Multiple Directories into One

I have multiple files in multiple folders under one directory that need to be in one folder. Is there a command line that can help me accomplish this?
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File manager app does not show files on sd card on BQ E4.5

On my BQ E4.5 Ubuntu phone, teh file manager app does not show files on the SD card. I copied lost of mp3 to the SD card and I do not have any problem playing these files on the phone. When connecting ...
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Remove files of 0 bytes in size via command line?

So, I got a directory filled with other directories, and I was wondering if it was possible to remove files that have no size. Typically these files are 0 bytes and since I want to merge all these ...
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Connect Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.04 using crossover cable

I have a Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu14.04 LTS Computers. I want to connect them to each other using Crossover cable so that I could Transfer files from Ubuntu to windows and back. Can anyone tell me how to ...
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Problem reading exFAT XQD card Ubuntu 12.04

I am having a problem reading files from an exFAT formatted XQD card. The card was formatted by a Sony fs7 camera and contains 4k video files shot using the fs7. The card is a lexar 64gb and the card ...
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Correct file extensions

I have about 12000 images of different file types but every one of them was renamed *.jpg. Now I want to give them their proper extensions back, how can I do it
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How do you open downloaded files in general?

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and I have no idea how to open a file I've downloaded, there's nothing on the computer that can open it. It's a .jar file. It keeps asking for a program to use to open it, but ...
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Merge all files from directory tree

I have a directory called /home/foobar/ which contain numerous text files in numerous sub directories. I need to generate a file which has the merged content of all the files inside this directory ...
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Firefox cache2 'doomed' folder

I was recently looking in my Firefox cache as I have made it so that it does not cache: And I found this folder called doomed: ...
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How to search for files through hashsums

I search for files often in my files system by either using the tree command and grep, or the find command, but recently I downloaded some content from a site, but forgot where I saved it, now I know ...