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Ubuntu 14.04 Sublime Text 2: file suddenly empty. How to recover it?

a file that was open by Sublime Text 2 got suddenly empty. Maybe because the disk was full, and the program, that was executing this file, crashed. Is there a way to recover the content? I am using ...
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Does Ubuntu have a graphical software to compare and merge differences in files? [duplicate]

I want to compare two or more files and merge the differnces which I want to. I was using windows os oftenly. but now working on ubuntu 12.04 os.In windows "Beyond compare" made my work easier. but as ...
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Why does Nautilus show a file and its hard link as bigger than just the file?

When I create a hard link to a 2 KB file (called fun), Nautilus shows this hard link (called fun-hard) as a file with the same size. These two files are pointing to same inode so their combined ...
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How to display documents autofiltered by file type?

I am trying to create either a script or a desktop window which automatically filters documents by file type (*.pdf, *.doc, *.xls etc.) I know it is possible, using find or locate in the terminal, to ...
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Creating a large size file in less time

I want to create a large file ~10G filled with zeros and random values. I have tried using: dd if=/dev/urandom of=10Gfile bs=5G count=10 It creates a file of about 2Gb and exits with a exit status ...
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How to make faster first search at Unity-Dash? Way slower than second one

After a reboot, first searching at Unity Dash will be slower (15 sec) than the second search (seems instant), on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and ...
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unixODBC on Ubuntu Server 14.04 64-bit

My file odbc.ini [testing] Driver = /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/odbc/libmyodbc.so Description = Testinggggg SERVER = 192.168.1.3 PORT = 3306 USER ...
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Is viewing system files like “/sbin/init” safe?

Do I risk breaking my installation of Ubuntu if I view /sbin/init without editing it, say, in gedit? (I'm taking an online Linux course and they mention this and I wanted to see what it looks like.)
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Cant delete folders with files in it:

When i try to delete folder with some files nomater how it don't allow me to delete it(when i right click the folder and click delete the option is active but does nothing), first i have to delete all ...
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Background text

When I'm switching application using Alt+Tab I see strange background text on the Files icon. Does anybody saw the same behaviour? See image here http://i.stack.imgur.com/NKhGL.jpg System: Ubuntu ...
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Absolutely hiding a file or a folder

Renaming the file with adition of .filename Eg ".algosig" is not efficient I found it visible after pressing CTRL+H. Aren't there other ways which makes it invisible even after pressing CTRL + H. ...
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Hiding File and folders, and harddisk partition

How can we hide the file and folders with the terminal commands? Can we even hide the hard disk partitions?
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Strange file browser - How to configure?

I have an in-built file browser in DraftSight, with which I'm not familiar. How is it called and how could I configure/replace it? I need to see the places list on the left hand side.
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Is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space?

Somehow my harddrive is full and I can't find the source, so is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space? I could do it manually and check the properties ...
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where are the files and dirs “recently used” stored?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, all the gnome applications (such as Nautilus, Evince, gedit, firefox) can access "Recently Used" files and directories, when opening files in them. I wonder where the ...
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Is there any medium to easily backup my files in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I would like to know about how to easily backup my files.
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File manager not following system preferences

The menu bar of my file manager is in the window and all other applications have it in the system bar. How do I fix this issue? Image here http://i.imgur.com/6NXPhHZ.jpg
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problem with dvd+r in Ubuntu 14.04

So I was trying to move my music collection (.mp3) from my windows 8 to Ubuntu.So I took a dvd+r disk put into windows worked fine ,put my music on it.Then when I put it in Ubuntu my tray spins,but ...
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Formatting USB thumb drives for Ubuntu in Windows

I am having issues getting usb drives to work correctly in Ubuntu and have read various bug reports of certain formats not working correctly in Ubuntu. If I want to format a usb drive from inside ...
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Is there a temp file in Ubuntu?

This have happen to me many times: I should pass the result of one command to file. After using result via that, That becomes useless. So I should remove that in order to make my directory clean ...
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installation problem need help

so im about to install Ubuntu 14.04 and it pops up a mussage saying "The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SSI1(0,0,0),partition#1(sda)at/boot/efi failed" can someone help please?
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File Manager In Xfce

In file manager in xfce, I'd like to disable tooltips if there's a way. Also, in file manager preferences > behavior > middle click, open in new tab or new window is broken, it doesn't matter which ...
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File Manager won't display folder contents within same window after upgrade to 14.04

I was using 12.04. When using the file manager it used to display a widget/icon in the shape of an inverted triangle along side folders that you could click to open a folder to display its contents ...
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Sync between two Servers failing

I am back again with yet another question. Introduction: Ok so this time what I wanted to do is that I wanted to synchronize Files in my Ubuntu/Smaba Server to a local remote server. In my local ...
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Is there any software to maintain a track of all files in a folder. Like a database?

I am aware of a few that use tags and metadata but the actual database where the records are tracked is not accessible. I am interested in a simple spreadsheet that gives me a list of all files added ...
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How to send files to a certain folder

I am using PCmanfm and I am trying to make it to where whenever I highlight a few files I can right-click and send them to a certain folder. Or I could probably use xdotool but I don't know how I ...
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All SFTP chroot access is read only?

These are the pertinent lines from my /etc/ssh/sshd_config Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internalsftp ...
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How do I delete files on Ubuntu?

Can anyone give me a simple answer as to how I can delete files on Ubuntu? I have tried seeing if there was a delete option when selecting a file, but it doesn't show.
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Nautilus opens with hidden files [duplicate]

As the title says, every time when I open Nautilus from unity launcher, it opens with all files being shown. Normally it opens with hidden files being hidden, how can I change it back to that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't move files from phone storage to computer

I have a HTC One m8, and when I plug it in it shows up in Files as "Android Phone". It shows my internal storage automatically, and at the top it says "Contains digital photos Shotwell". But the issue ...
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having trouble moving files to ~/bin

Firstly apologies if this is a stupid question, I am completely new to ubuntu. I've tried googling for the last hour but there is nothing that I can find that really explains this. I've been ...
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Files Shown in Terminal not Show on Desktop

I have an issue where I am creating .cap files with aircrack-ng and am saving them to the desktop, but I can't see them. When I use the ls command in the terminal they show up, but just not on the ...
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sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: No such file or directory - File Exists

I am one of a few people managing a gaming server. The Server is currently running Ubuntu 14.04, which was installed just 3 weeks ago. Everything was running fine until a few days ago, we've had a ...
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Will files created in windows open in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm currently considering switching totally to Ubuntu. The only thing holding me back is whether or not my photos, music, word processor, and other document files will open in Ubuntu. For example, I ...
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How can I recover from deleting the /usr/share/themes directory?

I deleted the /usr/share/themes directory, how can I recover it? Is there any way to check if there is any missing file/directory in /Computer directory? This was a bad try to change GIMP and ...
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In KDE when I create a file in the Home directory it also creates files on the Desktop

Whenever I create An new file in my Home directory In Dolphin it also create the same file on my desktop and on my widget (folder viewer.) How can I fix this? It worked fine until now, but It just ...
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Can't open .inf files in Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to play a movie in the Movie Player, but Ubuntu replied with the error that the .inf file that told the disc how to play the movie couldn't be read. Windows is not working right now. ...
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Duplicate file ~ in root folder [duplicate]

I have a copy of all the files in my root folder with ~ symbol. I can see it on the terminal but not in the folder. How do i stop this
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bluetooth health device profile (HDP)

Can we change bluetooth class file? how replace bluetooth class file to bluetooth HDP, from ubuntu Terminal
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tgz -ubuntu file type [duplicate]

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have a question to ask: I wanna download a file the his type is: tgz. For example: androidstudio.tgz and in the site that's says: For Linux. Is it gonna work on Ubuntu?
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before.rules date [closed]

I can't figure out why one of my before rules file has a date that is in the future. Today's date is July 3rd but the file time stamp states Jul 6. Below is the output from ls -l in the /etc/ufw ...
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Does anyone know of any alternatives to recuva for file recovery? [duplicate]

I was using recuva to find pictures and videos on a windows xp hard drive, but I keep getting an internal error message. Does anyone know of an alternative program for recovering broken and damaged ...
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Can not run jar file on xubuntu

I'm trying to run a jar file that I created on windows. And I would like to test if the my demo app will run as well on ubuntu. I tried by issuing java -jar Rfidtest.jar in the termnal, but I have the ...
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How do I get full permission to my files? [duplicate]

I have run into this problem too many times. Sometimes when I'm trying to run a command on the terminal it will say "Permission Denied." How can I get that permission??
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Cannot save document to usb

Unable to save any OpenOffice documents to usb. Cannot export any Picasa pictures to external hard-drive either. Message says: Error saving the document..... does not exist. .... is file name
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Can I download my files the conventional way?

I'm trying to access a single file that I stored in Ubuntu One over a year ago, now I'm trying to download that single file but due to the recent "expiration" of the service it seems like I have to ...
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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Where is my Ubuntu OS files located?

I'm running Windows 8.1 box. I chose to install Ubuntu 14.04 "Along Side of Windows." What I want to know is where are the Ubuntu files stored? See the image below. Thank you for your time. ...
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Ubuntu completly dependant on installation flash drive [duplicate]

I can't turn on my computer unless I have the installation flash drive in, every single time I restart my computer I lose all the files I downloaded for that session. The only thing I can think of is ...
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Problem in copying file

I'm using Seagate 2TB expansion external harddisk there is some problem in copying the media files (video,audio) I mean that after copying the file they exist in harddisk but not playing they show ...