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How to prevent users from deleting files that are already in use?

Consider this scenario: User is executing a command on a file. This file becomes 'in-use' now. $ tail -f somefile.log In another shell, user deletes the file. $ rm somefile.log Now, this file ...
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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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Installed Ubuntu over windows

I need to get those windows files. Please let me know whether there is any procedure to get those windows files
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Will Ubuntu One delete or restore files in the cloud after formatting my PC?

One of PCs the Windows is having typically Windows issues and needs a reformat. I have my documents, pictures, music files etc syncing across Ubuntu One to access on Smartphone and my Ubuntu dedicated ...
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Can I recover work from a mypaint session that crashes?

I was saving a piece of work I had worked on for 2 hours. After I saved it my computer shut off when I got it back up and running I try to open my drawing and this happens. Traceback (most recent ...
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Text file has appeared on my desktop - Unkown Origin

Today, I noticed a file on my desktop titled "in underwear and a shirt.txt". I have no idea what it is, or how it got there. The contents of the file is similar to the title: "in underwear and a ...
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How can I compress multiple pairs of files into separate archives by name?

I've got a couple dozen sets of Audacity project folders and .aup project files whose names are very close, i.e. 10-13-14-data and 10-13-14.aup. I'd like to compress all of these files automatically ...
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myterious a.out file appeared in Downloads folder

Yesterday a file that should not exist appeared in my Downloads folder. Virustotal knows the file since 2012 and reports it as clean - but it seems other people have had it appear. Does anyone ...
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Can I recover the previous version of a file in Ubuntu1?

I was working with an important file and I had a crash while I was saving it. The file is now damaged and I cannot open it. It is also a synchronized file, so I have it in Ubuntu1. The problem is that ...
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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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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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Files/Programs on removable HDD

I'm going to install Ubuntu onto my dad's computer that is running Windows XP. He wants all his files and his Microsoft programs (Word, Excel) to be on the computer after Ubuntu is installed. We have ...
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How to convert an XFS file system to HFS+

I have repeatedly convinced of the reliability of the XFS file system , and I was more than satisfied . I was happy with everything in Ubuntu 14.04 ( great software) , but there is a little "but ! " ...
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sharing FAT partition on external SSD setup with windows

I am having a problem getting some storage space. Let me start by saying I am running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a external Solid State hard drive so I can access my work from multiple computers. I ...
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“Files” file manager utility 3.10.1, How do I uninstall it?

This thing just showed up one day. I already have dolphin and Konqueror. It doesn't show up on the taskbar. I am running kde, with kdm on Ubuntu Linux 14.04. Now every time I start my machine, ...
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Keep backing up (copying) the same file to a new folder

I am saving a stream in my HDD. I'd like to copy the file periodically into a subfolder backup such that the older versions of the the file are not deleted. Simply put Assume the original file is ...
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Recover old files in 14.04

I recently made a mistake of upgrading to LTS 14.04, only to find out that my Athlon LE1660 and 2GB RAM was not able to support this OS. So I made bootable copy of Ubuntu 13.04 on an flash drive and ...
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Copying Files from external Drive

Hi I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 with single partition. Now I need to copy files from my external drive. What is the possibilities for copying files.
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No command is working, edited .bashrc file

I edited .bashrc file with PATH value, but when I open a new terminal after this, none of command is working. When i am opening a new terminal its giving : bash: export: `/usr/lib/java/jdk1.7.0_51': ...
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static ip xubuntu 13.04 not working at all (wlan0)

Okay, so I am doing my file like this: $ sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces auto lo wlan0 iface lo inet loopback iface wlan0 inet static address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx # I use the address I want ...
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Can i calculate the total size of a website available for public?

Say i want to download all public pages or make a off line database of the website www.psychocats.net. Now how can i first calculate the total size of the website before start downloading?
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Need to create a backup server to backup some windows files

I need to create a backup server to backup some windows files (.xls, .doc and etc...). It will be backup 10 windows pc (xp/7) every half hour. Those files will be on a few directories on those ...
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Can't install updates due to boot folder size on 13.04

Update attempt delivers message 'Not enough free disk space' with the recommendation to free up space on /boot. I have tried all the clean up techniques I know, but essentially it is filled with all ...
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Trouble transferring files to Ubuntu server from mac

I am trying to setup my first home server and haven't had too much trouble so far. However I can't seem to find a way to transfer files from my laptop (Macbook Pro) to the server. I have been able ...
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Importing .doc and .jpg files to 13.04

I'm a new user - not familiar with the limitations or options available with partitioned hard drives. I just installed 13.04 on a partitioned hard drive to dual boot with Windows 7. Now I want to ...
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Save Webpage contents in a text file

I have following weblink: http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/explore/sequenceText.do?structureId=1APS&chainId=A I wish to save only certain parts of this file in a text file, that is, I want only the ...
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Unbootable system, and I have 200GB of important files on it that I can't read even from a Live USB

I'm not sure what the problem is, so bear with me! I've been using ubuntu 12.10 solely for a few months and getting along ok with it. I originally partitioned my 1tb hdd, with ubuntu on one side ...
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How should I Change Permissions (Dirs & Files) recursively in an mp3 external hard drive?

this is not that simple as it sound, so please read carefully before answer (I really tried before writing this). So, the problem is the following. I have an external hard drive, NTFS of 2TB. It is ...
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Remote Play Movies/Music

I have a basic understanding of using SSH, as in that it allows you to access files on a remote server from a local client, to run on the remote server. However, what I am trying to achieve is a way ...
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How to connect a SONY PSP system to ubuntu?

I tried to connect my SONY PSP e1004 on to my UBUNTU 12.10 desktop,But no result.Nothing happens.What will I do? I must connect my PSP to computer for file and games sharing.Tell me what to do!
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How to recover files lost in Xubuntu installation?

After installing Xubuntu 12.10, I lost all my files, but I only wanted to delete all Operative Systems, not my files. How can I recover my files and folders? Is there a program I can use for this?
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retrieveing files

Is it possible to retrieve files that I prevoiusly shift+delete ed ? Instead of shift+C I pressed shift + delete (I know they're not even close on the keyboard :S). I know on windows it is possibly ...
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Ubuntu dash not searching for files

i've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and i've found that in the dash i can't look for files that i haven't opened yet, eg: I have a huge collection of pdf files and when i look for them on the dash i can ...
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Where is my no-ip installation?

I just installed noip from the source code, however now I cannot find it. I need to configure it still and I fear it's broadcasting rogue somewhere with the wrong information.
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Moving screenshots from 1 folder to another instantly

I am hosting a gaming site and once in a while the server automatically creates a screenshot in the servers folder. Unfortunatly it is NOT configurable in the server settings where it puts these ...
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Find all files on the filesystem that I have edited or created

In Ubuntu, is it possible to obtain a list of all files on the filesystem that I have edited? I need some way to find all the files that I have modified or written (because these files tend to be the ...
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How to check for missing files in filesystem or directory with bash (after crash)?

After the system unmounted the root partition, I detected that some files are missing in the filesystem. wifi and the gwibber icons disappeared from the indicator applet I am trying to check if ...
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Folder shown as executable

I copied the content of a USB stick in a folder into an NTFS drive, and everything seemed right (the folder was accessible, etc.). But today, when I wanted to access this folder, the folder's icon ...
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A 16GB file with 1204 extents. Is it normal?

I noticed slow disk performance running a VM in VirtualBox. Filefrag shows 1204 extends for the virtual disk file. I know file fragmentation only occurs when necessary, but i wondering if this is a ...
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How to restore empty `/etc/initramfs-tools/modules` file?

I was trying to fix plymouth using a script I found, the /etc/initramfs-tools/modules file is now empty! So I don't know what this can means for my system. Can anyone help me restoring it?
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Why cant I find the programs I had on windows on ubuntu?

I just installed ubuntu but I cant find the files that I had on windows?
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User folder on Windows EMPTY

After I installed PlayOnLinux, I wanted to install a Windows program that is located in my Windows User folder that is on different partition. But it was 'empty' before I knew it! I don't know if it's ...
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Why won't my FTP server let me upload?

I am using ubuntu server with FTP, and I don't have permision to upload files. I think this is because of ubuntu, How do i change the permisions of files on ubuntu server? 12.04.
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Split a large XML file by a certain node into smaller files

I've got a XML file with 1GB (about 6000000 Lines). The goal is to split this file into smaller .xml files with more or less 20000 lines each. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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Lost the files pasted in Ubuntu

Directly to the point. I cut and pasted several .jpg files from a memory card to a partition in Ubuntu, the partition itself is formatted in NTFS actually. Now the odd things is I created a folder ...
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Updating new files in a external disk

I bought a 750GB external hard disk a couple months ago. So the first time I copied all my stuff (documents, photos, music ...). After a while I wanted to update the data in my external disk, but I ...
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How can I make the movement of files a real movement of files?

In the new ubuntu, when I move files in the GUI, they are copied by default. If you want to move them or make a link you need to press the Alt tab. This behavior is very strange, nobody is used to it, ...
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Please assist to recover data after unsuccessfull upgrade to 12.04

Now my ubuntu shows the loading screen and doesn't load any further. I made a live cd and booted from it but I can't explore the needed files. I read that the partition with the installation has to be ...
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Need help with missing pics!

I recently uploaded over one hundred photos from my camera into Shotwell and I got the message that they were successfully uploaded, deleted from my memory card and then when I went to view the pics ...
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Can't see Windows partition in Wubi install

I installed Ubuntu as dual boot using Wubi. All seems fine, only I can't see the files on my hard drive. Do I need to do anything special to mount it, or similar? In the Nautilus file browser (top ...