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How to `touch` files recursivelly?

I need to change the timestamp of about 5000 files. Typing touch file1.txt, touch file2.txt will take me forever. Is there a way to do something in the lines of touch -R *?
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Which file does ubuntu reads first after boot?

In what order does ubuntu reads the files from power on till a completed startup?Also is upstart something like a daemon? I refered to here and found upstart is a daemon replacement. Upstart is ...
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compare the differences between the contents of two different files

I have two excel sheets both having lakhs (hundreds of thousands) of records. I want to compare if the records present in file1 is also present in file2 or not. Also I want to check what all are the ...
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What is directory “.QttL3DkzTf”? [on hold]

I've just found a hidden directory named ".QttL3DkzTf" which contains hundreds of file ordered and named by numbers. Any thing wrong with my system?
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Accessing files of another operating system [on hold]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.. I can't access to files in my other operating system which is windows vista...What to do?
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Total of particular files size in a directory

How do we calculate the total size of some mentioned files in a directory. Explained : I have a total of 5000 files in a directory. i need to find out only total size of some 1000 files. Actually ...
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The best way of learning linux directories and files [duplicate]

As a Linux user, I'd ask how to learn the Linux's directories and files, since everything in Linux is a file descriptor. I've worked with some distribution of Linux so I think I did understand ...
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error opening video .dat file

I am trying to play a video cd with VLC media player which has octet stream and .dat file extension but VLC media player is not able to play individual files from VCD. I've tried: sudo apt-get ...
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how do you make links to apps [duplicate]

I would like a short-cut to an application on a device.
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Directory shared between users [duplicate]

Let's say I have 3 users on my server: /home/bob /home/joe /home/fred I want to create a folder at /share in which bob and joe can both add and delete files. I want all of files added to that ...
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Why does Ubuntu need a Text Document with all Engilsh words?

I just installed Ubuntu a couple days ago, as I was browsing through Ubuntu's files I found an interesting document containing seemingly all the words in the English dictionary. I know I did not put ...
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“Command not found” after running a file compiled on the same directory

I don't know what is going on... d@d-SVF15A17CDB:~/University/CSC209/a1$ gcc -o remvocals remvocals.c d@d-SVF15A17CDB:~/University/CSC209/a1$ dir remvocals remvocals.c ...
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Did not use SHIFT-DELETE nor rm but files on Desktop are deleted

I have not used shift-delete nor rm but files on Desktop are deleted in ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My ~/.bash_history file also has no log of using rm command. However I have used sudo modprobe hfsplus. Is ...
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Extremely low HDD read/write speed

I have built myself a small Ubuntu home server to store all my files, but one of my HDD has extremely low write speed (between 1 and 3 MB/s) and it's killing me because it's a 4TB drive and I have ...
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Can't create files on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

I accidentally created a desktop shortcut in my home directory. To remove it, I did sudo rm -rf Desktop Now I can't create files and folders on my desktop.
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Best way to encrypt file on Ubuntu but readable on a Windows machine? [duplicate]

What would be the best way to encrypt a file in Ubuntu 12.04 but in a way that could be read by a Windows 8 user? Would creating a Truecrypt volume work if I just sent the truecrypt file over? Any ...
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Is there a tool to encrypt a file or directory?

What's the most popular way to encrypt individual files or folders?
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How can I easily encrypt a file?

Is there any simple (IE: right click in Nautilus) way to password protect a particular folder/file in Ubuntu? I've got a few files containing sensitive info and I'd much prefer that if/when I leave my ...
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How to encrypt files using a cross-platform solution?

What programs can be used to encrypt files that could subsequently be decrypted on any OS? For instance, it should then be possible to easily decrypt the encrypted files under Linux, Windows, OS X, ...
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How do you delete a file in ubuntu? [closed]

I need to delete a file how do i do it?
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Hidden files won't stay hidden in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I open my files, my hidden files show up. I can hide them but when I open up my files again, they're showing again. How do I make the hidden files invisible permanently?
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Ubuntu 14.04, video searching settings

When I do the computer search, there are seven options: The house looking thing, that "searches your computer and online resources". Subcategories in this include 'Applications' and 'Files and ...
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How to find a text file which contains a specific word inside (not in its name)

I want to find a text file in my hard disk which contains a specific word. I want to use a graphic application. I'm on 12.4 "Precise Pangolin". Prior to Ubuntu 12.4 I used to start in the dash an ...
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Limiting curlftpfs/sshfs overhead in Nautilus, or any other file manager

I've automounted four FTP directories with curlftpfs and two SFTP directories with sshfs in my /etc/fstab on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. When I open the /mnt folder in which all directories are mounted, ...
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Can file transfer speed be increased with an application when copy-pasting large amounts of data?

Are there transfer speed differences when a copy-paste action is done with different file managers? Transfer speed seem to vary within a single operation, but can a file manager or other application ...
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File transfer (copy/paste) speed variations - why?

What could be the causes of variations in the speed of file transfer (copy&paste) of large data (multiple video files) from my computer to an external device? I notice huge differences in speed, ...
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what is the default location for backup files of another server

I have an Ubuntu Server and one of its "tasks" is to mirror/backup files located on another server in a different location using rsync/rdiff-backup. I know there are some conventions like web pages ...
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Renaming file from UI

I can not rename files from the UI on my Ubuntu installation (14.10), it does, however, work from the terminal with the mv command. What happens is: when I right click on the file, then choose ...
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What tools are available for determining a files type other than the file command?

I am trying to figure out how Football Manager reads its save games. The files have .fmc extension and if I run the file command it just returns data. I suspect the save game file is a database of ...
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can i find my files after installing ubuntu

I have a windows 8 OS with a C partition and a D partition. in the D partition i have important files, so i think i will do this: let the files in D. install Ubuntu 14.10 in C by formatting it and ...
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Using a samba file server, When using a 3tb drive, Why do clients only see 68.2gb on the newtork location?

I am using ubuntu 14.10 server 32bit terminal (no GUI). I am using this as a SOHO file server with only 1-3 users. I have set everything up properly and everything seems to work just fine. I am using ...
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Why do I get “Directory not empty” when I try to remove an empty directory?

I have this empty directory, but I keep getting the following error message: Cannot remove test: Directory not empty I know this question has been asked plenty of times but none of them helped. I ...
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Files sizes differs from windows to linux

Continuation of below question Why Same File Shows Different Sizes in Different Operating Systems Can both the files sizes be made the same. Guide me on how dis can be achieved.
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Can't correctly compare two text files using 'cmp'

I am trying to compare two text files using: if cmp -s file1 file2 then echo "Accepted" else echo "Wrong Answer" fi A C++ program's output is pipelined to file1, and the expected output is ...
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How to show the full path of a file or directory in the terminal? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to learn how to SRM a file, however I need to know how the directory name in order to type it out in the terminal. Can someone please help me figure out how to see ...
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Recover files from ruined Xubuntu using Windows

I'm pretty new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have installed a bootable (persistent) Xubuntu on a USB stick, and it worked - I booted from it and used Xubuntu happily. But now it is ruined - I'm not sure ...
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Where are file associations stored?

How does Ubuntu or any other Linux systems store file associations? Is there some /etc/asscociations file or something? I know that I can right click on file and change it via "open with", but I'm ...
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Save floating point values in a file in OpenCV

I want to write floating point values in a text/excel file using OpenCV. I need help in this regard.
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Solution to slow transfer of files from PC to USB [duplicate]

First of all, my apologies: I've seen a tons of forums related to this topic, but nowhere did I see a solution to this problem. I've switched to Linux only recently and my biggest issue about it is ...
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Take a file from Windows to Linux via tftp

I have created a TFTP server on Windows and I want to take a file with my Linux. But actually when I put a command like this: get c:\test\test.txt I activate my trace and I have: Packet Tracing ...
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File manager with search functionality for Lubuntu or Xubuntu

I used Ubuntu 11.10 for some time but since they recommend updates and security, I have to use latest Ubuntu. Unfortunately Ubuntu 14 does not work with my graphics because of heavy 3d since only have ...
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How do I recover unsaved files in Gimp?

I was working in Gimp on a cover for my new book and before I could finish it my computer crash and I lost all my info is there anyway for me to undo my computers history and retrieve my info?
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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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Gedit 3.6.1, how to increase the number of recent files from its default of 5?

Ubuntu 12.10, gedit 3.6.1 This won't work: gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/gedit- /preferences/ui/recents/max_recents 30 Modifying this file as root won't work either: cat ...
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How can I rename a file containing “&” in its name in kubuntu using Dolphin or terminal?

I have many mp3 files in my external ubuntu hdd (ext4 file system), but some files contains a "&" in their name, then Dolphin can't rename those files, and I can't move these files anywhere else ...
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Cannot See Files in Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14 LTS Server

I am totally new to setting up a home server, Ubuntu and Linux programming. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server and I can see the Ubuntu server under networks in Windows 7, but I cannot see any files ...
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What is this GNUstep folder?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I opened the GUI and noticed this folder called GNUstep and Mail. Here is a screenshot of it: Inside GNUstep is Library which is empty. And inside of Mail is Drafts ...
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What mass file renaming tools are available?

I need to rename a bunch of files in order to fix their sort order, therefore I need to be able to do a sort of "find and replace" so I can replace chunks of the filenames at a time. What tools ...
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Recover Headerless Encrypted NTFS File Deleted in Ubuntu

My girlfriend had shift-deleted a "Folder Lock" encrypted locker file from my NTFS external drive using her Ubuntu PC. That file has <.flka> extension with NO known file signature. As far as I ...
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C error: expected expression before ‘FILE’ [migrated]

Below is a section of my program code, which I found on the first answer to this forum post: http://www.gamedev.net/topic/266856-how-to-check-if-a-file-exists-in-c/ Also, here are some links to ...