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Connecting to Airport Time Capsule Disk from Ubuntu 13.10

I use Apple and Ubuntu products at the same time, but I could not connect to my Airport Time Capsule Disk from Ubuntu 13.10. Files can explore the disk but because of the afp file sharing thing ...
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How to count the total number of the opened files by the users and processes on my machine

I used this command to display a list of all opened files of the current user on my machine : lsof -Fn -u teeba| sort | uniq | grep /home The result was : I want to know the total number of the ...
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How can I remove a file that looks like a flag? [duplicate]

While using grep with -oG flag I accidentally create a file named -v. -rw-rw-r-- 1 username username 334 Feb 10 14:29 -v Now I cannot figure out how to get rid of it. I've tried: rm -v rm "-v" ...
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Whats going to happen to former files when installing Ubuntu Desktop?

I'm about to test out and probably upgrade my Windows Vista to the latest Ubuntu, and I was wondering what do I need to do in order to keep all my files so they are ready for Ubuntu. I'm obviously ...
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Program writes .conf file - cant find the file to edit

I'm running a cgminer(sgminer) on Xubuntu 12.04. Once in the miner I press (s) and (w) to create a default sgminer.conf in a default location: /home/user/.sgminer/.sgminer.conf/. But I am unable to ...
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How to maintain an icon for a file, when I move that file from a device to another

I wonder if it is possible to maintain an icon associated with a file, when I copy that file from my HDD to an external device (e.g., USB, external HDD, etc.). In particular, when I want to "rank" a ...
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Why does deleted files also appear in directory [duplicate]

For example consider that i have created a file temp.txt and delete it later, there is still an invisible file temp.txt~ Of course I can delete it but Why do i need to do it always, So how to avoid ...
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create a file before writing into it using python [closed]

I am new to python. I wanted to know if I could create a text file in the script itself before writing into. I do not want to create a text file using the command prompt. I have written this script ...
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Can I create folders in Ubuntu One Cloud and upload data into them?

Okay. So I've uploaded a file to Ubuntu One. I have uploaded it from a folder on my PC. After uploading I realized that it would be better to have this uploaded file into a folder in the Ubuntu One ...
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Is it possible to have multiple files with the same name in a folder?

This is my scenario: Am currently applying for jobs and have to write alot of application letters - (almost) same content every time, only the date changes. All of these letters are named ...
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Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there any way of saving all the apps that i have downloaded and files in my home folder when switching versions of Ubuntu? I want to upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10 but don't want to lose all of the ...
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Installing GCC-4.8.2

I have downloaded GCC 4.8.2.tar.gz,I have also installed mpc,gmp,mpr packages. But still I am unable To install these compilers. While make file it gives me error configure: error: source directory ...
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Is it bad practice for folder name to contain dot (.)? How about file name with multiple dots?

Sometimes it makes practical sense for a folder name to contain a dot (.). For example, you are storing data for an experiment conducted at L=0.5. So the folder might be named: experiment_L0.5 A ...
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Old files restored

For some reason my Ubuntu was restored to another date. All the files I have created since that date are disappeared and the files I have deleted reappeared. I have restarted my PC many times and I ...
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How to track down the copy and move operations of files and folders?

I use drag and drop to copy and move files. One disadvantage of that is files might end up to the wrong places. So, let's say I copied/moved many files and folders to multiple different destinations. ...
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Command to list the largest 3 directories/files in my home

How can I list the largest 3 directories/files which are directly (not recursive) in my home directory using a command?
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Show recent modified/created files using Terminal

Is there any command to display the recently modified/created files? Which one...?
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Deduplication using SDFS file system

I am trying deduplication with sdfs.(ubuntu 13.10 on Vm). (http://opendedup.org/quickstart) followed the same steps as this mounted the file system on /media/pool0/ When copied a directory ...
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after installing Ubuntu 13.10 all files erased

I just install Ubuntu 13.10 by following instruction but after downloading and installing all updates I cant find my files, its been format or deleted. I want to know why did it happen?
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Output Directory Contents to File

I have a directory html. I would like to output the files of the directory, including the path, to a file. You can do something like this with the command: ls -R scripts/html > out.txt But the ...
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how do I view a file strictly by the date it was accessed/created/downloaded [duplicate]

I am looking for a command that I can use to locate a file by the date a file was created on my computer
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Ubuntu 12.04 opening dialog hangs too long when opening files,folders, anything?

Every time i open any file, or folder, basically anything, there is an opening dialog on my panel, like Opening this and that. And even when file is opened, opening dialog hangs there for another ...
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Error message when reading subdirectory from a USB Drive

When attempting to display a directory (sorry, I'm strictly GUI for now because I'm new to this) I get the following error for a folder that reads flawlessly when attached to various Windows boxes. ...
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File sharing with Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I have setup Ubuntu 12.04 Server and am using it as a raid 1 backup for all my photos and files. I would like to set up a web based file server and backup like Google Drive so I can share my files and ...
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file permissions for openvpn setup

I can't find what permissions I should give to certificates and to the folder. I am importing the files from kde network manager. If I give 400 or 640 permissions to /etc/openvpn ,then , from the ...
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Changes made to html / css / js (stored on NTFS partition) are lost

I edit web pages (saved on NTFS partition) using Komodo Edit. As long as I usu Ubuntu (12.04) everything seems to be fine (changes appear to be saved), but after rebooting / switching to windows 8 all ...
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Personal files disappeared after ubuntu upgrade

I was coming from Ubuntu 12.04, I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 with a live CD today. Something went wrong in the installation Executing 'grub-install/dev/sda7/' failed This is a fatal error Now, I ...
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Rename all the files “file.txt” in directory with multiple subdirectories

If I have a directory1 which has a "file.txt" and subdirectories: "week", "today", "last month". In "week" and "last month" is also "file.txt". directory1/ file.txt week/ file.txt ...
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What program will change AVI Files into files I can burn on K3B to burn dvds?

I have AVI Files that are videos. Im am looking to burn these movies onto a DVD-R. It only burns as data to the disc if I burn it directly. So im wondering what program will convert these AVI Files to ...
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How can I browse my hard disk drive?

I am new to this operating system, and i can't really get around how to browse my hard disk drive. I have a hdd with 3 partitions and I would like to browse for my files but I can only use the Desktop ...
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Unable to access certain files in Ubuntu?

I have files in my Ubuntu install that say I am not the owner or do I have the proper permissions to change anything about them. I completely formatted my hard disk before the Ubuntu installation ...
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Editing file in Ubuntu One

I have uploaded a file to ubuntu one. I got to edit it and update it very often. Is there any I can in which I can edit file(spreadsheet) in ubuntu one? I used Google Drive, I could create and manage ...
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Display contents of one folder in another

Is it possible to show all the files from one folder in another on Ubuntu? A bit like libraries on Windows? More specifically I want files from a specific folder in my local Google drive folder to ...
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Transferring files through wifi network

I have a Desktop running windows 7 and a laptop running Ubuntu. I have a wireless N router connected to both. I wanted to transfer some files from my desktop to laptop. I found an option called ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 print as pdf does not work

the function "print to file" doesn't have any output. I want to print for example a web page just as pdf. when the print dialogue is open, i select "print to file". a progress bar is displayed and ...
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folders content in properties goes through a loop

When I select several folders and right-click properties, the content (files and size) takes a huge amount of time, because it keeps starting from zero. For example it counts the files (and size) ...
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How can I see the memory occupied by a file and folder and also entire directory from terminal?

I'm having some files and folders in the "My Documents" directory. What are the commands to see the size of a file and directory in a terminal?
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file and folder permissioins

I have an Ubuntu file server (samba) sharing a folder structure with a Windows 7 computer classroom. All users use the same user/pass to access the folders and have read/write permissions. I would ...
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Where are my files?

I'm sure most of you will know what has happened instantly so thank you :) I was going to keep both windows and WUBI (installed on SSD c:/) and was moving files on the same hdd (d:/) from the windows ...
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How to create a search folder for accessing files across multiple folders?

Is there a way to create a "search folder" like Thundebird and some operating systems have? Here's my scenario I am trying to fix: I run data recovery on hard drives and some of the files come ...
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transfer files from 1 disk to another

i am trying to transfer a directory structure from a sd card to an external hard drive while preserving the integrity of the directory structure and sub folders and files within it. i need to exclude ...
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Copying a large folder. Ubuntu stops responding!

I needed to backup my files on an external hdd (my firend's hdd). I tried to copy a 400GB folder. I failed for about 5 times. Ubuntu just becomes still. only the mouse moves. Is this some ubuntu bug ...
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File rating in folder

I wonder if there's a posibility to rate files (especially sound files) in folder with list view in rating column. I've used this feature in win 7 and it's probably only thing I miss. I'm not looking ...
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How to access Media Files across Android and Ubuntu while using dual-boot

I'm using dual-boot on my Nexus 4 with Android and Ubuntu OS. Is there an option to access the Media (Picture, Music, Video etc.) files stored on Mobile while boot in either OS? E.g. the stored music ...
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after using the terminal,wireless connection is gone

Yesterday I was looking online to see how can I transfer pictures,files from my Nexus 7 tablet to my desktop computer with the usb cable.. I've found several support forums like this one I'm using ...
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Backspace shortcut for explorer

How can I access the folder that is used just before in "Files" using Backspace like which is done in Windows explorer??
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Does Ubuntu One have a file size or type limit?

I uploaded a 1.7G .iso file to Ubuntu One, kept tracking for a good while with u1sdtool. But when it was uploaded and u1sdtool gave feedback that there was no transfer going on, I went and checked my ...
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USB file transfer painfully slow - is this a solution in some cases?

A new Ubuntu user here. Case 1: System: F730 with 4 GB RAM - SUCCESS no problems installed 2007 office http://rmitc.org/2013/04/ultimate-microsoft-office-2010-installation-on-ubuntu/ Another ...
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Recover files in 12.04 version (encrypted)

I have a Ubuntu system installed with 12.04 version in which to start after some time the screen turns black. This happened after an upgrade. So I thought about running live-cd and recover my files to ...
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how do I get to files save on my windows system [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. How do I get access to my Windows files with Ubuntu?