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renaming folders using a .txt file

I'm working in my terminal using bash trying to rename the folders: 1 2 3 4 5 I'd like to rename them according to a.txt file: a 2 c 3 d 5 e 1 b 4 The order in the .txt file is completely ...
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Kubuntu send file wizard

I've connected my iPad to Kubuntu via bluetooth, Kubuntu sees the iPad and the iPad recognizes the Kubuntu installation. I then tried to use send file wizard to transfer a file from Kubuntu to the ...
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Shell Script Won't Run

Newbie. I am trying to install BeautifulSoup4. There is a shell script "convert-py3k" to run, to convert to Python 3 version. It has an executable permission but, neither double clicking nor, ...
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How i can add bookmarks in files or Pantheon Files 0.1

I installed this software but I can't find the option to add bookmarks, or add to my favorite places.
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How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I would like to know if I can do any of the following and if so how: Make it so that a folder is not indexed but leave its contents indexable (so ...
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Restore content of corrupted system file

How can I restore the content of one of Ubuntu's system files? Background: I've turned the file /lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager-wait-online.service into an unreadable binary file (I have no more ...
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How to save the file name with current date and time?

I want to save filename with current date and time by using the keyboard shortcut. is it possible? example: update array_12:35:16 28-05-16.php somename_currentdatetime.php
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Cannot rename .theme file in Drupal 8 installation

I don't know if this is an Ubuntu question or a Drupal question but since it SEEMS OS-related I'll ask it here. Sorry if that's a mistake. Here's my question: Summary of problem: I've added a ...
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How to transfer files from multiple devices that are connected on the same network? [closed]

It might be possible to transfer files from multiple devices that are connected on the same network? If you don't understand me, tell me.
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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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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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fatal error: lz4.h: No such file or directory #include “lz4.h” [duplicate]

Compiling (C++): prod/coretech/hub/compression/lz4_compressor.os prod/coretech/hub/compression/lz4_compressor.cc:31:17: fatal error: lz4.h: No such file or directory #include "lz4.h" ...
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Rearrange the components of filenames for a group of files

I have a group of photo files that are named: ddmmyyyyxxxx.jpg (xxxx is just a sequence number) that I am trying to search but sadly no results, is to rename the filename to yyyy-mm-dd-xxxx.jpg. All ...
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I have a problem with what I think is a broken link

HEre image attached of one example. index.html and index.html~ appears everytime I finish editing the file. But it does not have any content and it does not go away unless I delete it, but, I am ...
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Unable to clear recent files from history

I run a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 15.04. Often when I delete recent history using the Security and Privacy application, I can still see the files in the Unity lens when I press the Windows key (both ...
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.run files being read as text files 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a former Windows 8.1 laptop (from a USB drive), and I am trying to install XAMPP on it. I put the .run file I downloaded on a SD card (I can't get wifi on the laptop) and ...
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Recover gedit file after save and restart

Is it possible to recover the old data of a file after it was erased by another file and restart ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus has no menu - File, Edit etc. don't exist

Since Ubuntu 13.04, and now 13.10 and 14.04, my Nautilus (Files) has no application menu. This means that I can't access Edit>Preferences and can only change preferences via dconf-editor, as the ...
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How to recover last journal on ext4 file system?

In this scenario user accidentally delete (shift+delete) files. Which is the best method to recover journal of ext4 /dev/sda1 partition of disk ?
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Write result for each pair of files in directory to file

I would like to execute command on each pair of files in directory and write a result to a file, I would like to get matrix NxN of results. I've started: for file1 in some_directory/*.txt; do ...
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Create double click executable file

I would like to create a file, which could be saved in the Desktop or in another folder, which upon a user double click on it executes some commands, one of which should be as super user (sudo) and ...
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Editing Phoshop(PSD) files on Ubuntu?

I was wondering that is it possible to edit psd files on ubuntu(like with gimp). Actually, I need to edit layers. I haven't managed to do it. It would be nice if there is a chance! :)
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reboot problem, though with shutdown and bootup no problem?

A small but weird problem, when I select reboot (restart) I get "no configuration file found ..." before grub ... BUT, if I shut down and startup after ... No Problems, why for goodness sake, ...
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Setting up a text notification when a large file transfer is complete

I often have to copy 100-200 GB of files from one drive to another. I use my Ubuntu desktop, which is downstairs, to do this. However, I usually work upstairs. I would like to somehow get a ...
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Making files on Windows 10 partition native to Ubuntu partition

Just like the title states, I want to make all my files on my Windows partition native to my Ubuntu partition. Right now, I can access all my documents, pictures, etc. while in Ubuntu by: Clicking ...
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How to find files that do not have a duplicate in a separate directory

I have an old backup of documents. In my current Documents directory, a lot of these files exist in different locations with different names. I'm trying to find a way to show which files exist in the ...
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How to release a locked file

We have a file server running ubuntu server. Sometime, when one of the users is using a file and closing it, the server still shows that the file is locked for editing. How can I release that lock? ...
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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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Merge Folders & Checksum Files

I am interested in merging many duplicate folders, but want to ensure that the files are exactly the same by checksumming them. Is there a gui file manager that will let me copy files to a folder and ...
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Remove leading whitespace from files, folders and their subfolders

I came up with this, but unfortunately it doesnt affect any files/folders in subfolders. find . -exec rename "s/^\s+//" {} \; Folder structure: foo |-- \ bar `-- \ foo1 |-- \ bar1 `-- \ ...
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bash: [file]: No such file or directory

I have access to a cluster with six machines (wien0, wien1,..wien6) with /home/yhattori directory shared. I've installed a program (gaussian03) in wien6 machine at /home/yhattori/g03 directory where ...
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where did I accidentally move my files to?

I attempted to rename all .el files to the same name but without ending. I used the command mv *.el ./* in my terminal and now my home is pretty much empty. Any suggestions how to revert that or where ...
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How to move a file with a space in the name? (command-line) [duplicate]

The file is named Bamboo Makeup Brush Set.jpg mv /home/said/Downloads/Bamboo Makeup Brush Set.jpg /home/said/Downloads/11/ doesn't work because of the spaces in the file name. How can I move this ...
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list files not originating from packages

Many files are installed by packages on my file system. How could I list files that are not? Ie., user created, like compiling software manually, writing documents. Is there a way to list files ...
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Sort files by creation date

I searched a lot to show and sort pictures according to the record date (not "last change" date), but I didn't find any non-terminal program. It should be a Explorer like the Windows Explorer, Thunar ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu versions, keep files but remove programs

I'm trying to upgrade from version 15.10 to 16.04 LTS of Ubuntu. I don't have an external hard drive to back up my files to (it's a gaming laptop), so I would have to place my files somewhere else on ...
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why isn't my file uploading?

I am currently using ubuntu with phpstorm php interpreter in phpstorm: PHP5.5 (5.5.9-1ubuntu4.16) Somehow when I try to upload a file, it just gives me empty array but I tried the same script using ...
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How to remove files with no permission?

I have leftovers of pylotro a windows emulator, but cant move all files to the trash bin. How do I change permission and delete them?
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Merging/joining a lot of csv files with numeric digits in the file name

As we process our csv data, we generate a lot of output files with 30 000 lines in each one of them. They all have the same columns/fields. They are all also in csv format and we put them into the ...
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How to specify a temporary folder with more disk space via terminal? [duplicate]

I need more disk space at /tmp and /usr folders. How will achieve this? An error appeared: root@kali:/home/Downloads# ./netbeans-8.1-linux.sh Configuring the installer... Cannot create temporary ...
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How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus?

How can I search for files by file size using Nautilus (Ubuntu 15.10)? I want a list of all the big files in one of my hard drives. I can see the search by file type option by not search by file ...
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How to delete several files from a directory using a .txt file where the filenames to delete are listed up? [duplicate]

I have a directory containing several files (approximately 1000 files). I want to remove several of these files using the commandline. The file names from the files I want to delete are listed under ...
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File explorer GUI looks strange

My file GUI looks like this for some reason.... No idea what to do. Help?
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Thunderbird recognizes some pdf files as videos

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and recently have a problem with Thunderbird: Some pdf files attached to emails are not treated as pdf files should be. The attachment settings option for pdf's is set to ...
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Find a file beginning with a string but having a specific extension

It doesn't work if I do this: string*.extension How do I do this? I want to rename a file that has a specific beginning, but is completely random after that, but has a specific extension.
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Is there any advantage to Rsync moving files on the same machine?

I was reading how to install Magento on Digital Ocean Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. All files are on the server. the author says: We will use rsync to transfer our Magento files there, since rsync will ...
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How to do Optimization of partition for small files ? (8-12 Kb)

I have to save my SELECT from database info for every company in files, size of every file ~8-9 Kb. Amount ~ 2000 000. 300 000 files it's approx - 2.2 Gb of HDD space. So I have to use a lot of free ...
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How to unlock selected files from root?

I am trying to unlock files from my root to a admin account. I've tried by going into the account and moving the files into it, but when I go to the account its all locked. And when I do CTRL+A and it ...
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Ubuntu Touch: where are downloaded files stored?

When I download something with the default browser or Firefox, I cant seem to find where the files are downloaded to. Not /home/Downloads, thats for sure. Does anyone know where the files are ...
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Japanese file names break

I am trying to fix an encoding issue with any zip files or rar files that I unzip. Anything I try to unzip through file-roller comes out like this if using the unzip utility in terminal this is ...