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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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How to make block size smaller in Ubuntu 12?

Which command need to use for block resizing on Ubuntu? Can I do it with files on or i have to resize empty partion only ? I have to make storage of small files (approx 2000 000 files) every have size ...
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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 ...
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Remove duplicates of 1+ million files

I have a 5tb hard drive that has over 1 million files (photos, music, documents, etc.) that are duplicates of other files and I need to delete the duplicates. I tried both fslint and dupeGuru but they ...
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How to delete files listed in a text file

I have a text file that has a list of paths to various files. Is there a command I can use that will iterate through each line and delete the file at the stated path?
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How to list all the files in a tree (a directory and its subdirs)?

For a task of mine I need to list all the files in a tree (a directory, all its subdirs, all subdirs of those, etc.). I'd prefer to see them in Nautilus or Krusader, but a command-line solution is ...
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Git commit and push via batch file on Ubuntu

Our team have to always submit code on git after their work. And on every PC there are a lot of projects. All system running with Ubuntu OS. So I need some solution for overcome this manually commit ...
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how can i make appear my bookmarks at top left than bottom left in nautilus?

How can i make my bookmarks appear at top left than bottom left in nautilus? I have to scroll down every time to find my bookmarks. That's boring. If above is not possible, how can i remove the ...
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How can I search my links (.desktop) files from Dash using Super+F?

I often pull my browser bookmarks to the desktop or another folder. (That results in .desktop files containing the URL and title). When I search for the bookmarks from file manager I can find them. ...
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ODT file support on the iPhone app?

I noticed that only doc and docx files can be viewed in the Ubuntu One app for the iPhone. Is there are plans to support odt files? I like to use the default libreoffice file structure. I bet many ...
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share files from ubuntu server 14.04 lts to windows [on hold]

I configurerd the samba to share files. "/home/thomas/media/" its a 2nd harddrive. But when i add the share file to my windows computer its only a network folder. I would like it to be like a drive. ...
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Wine won't open .exe files?

I'm a big noob to ubuntu and having to run wine with windows applications, but I'm trying to download some indie games and 99% of them come up with an error message that insufficient data is not ...
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I unlocked the 'Files' button/icon from my unity launcher and now it disappearead and I cannot restore it or get it back

I unlocked the 'Files' button for the Ubuntu file manager from the unity launcher and I cannot get it back. When I run the file manager from the dash, the icon does not appear on the launcher like ...
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What does this “find” command do?

I am so beginner on Linux and I have run the following command while I am on /root: find . -type d -exec chmod 770 {} \; && find . -type f -exec chmod 660 {} \ I meant to run that on a ...
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Retrieving Files from Broken Ubuntu

I run Ubuntu 14.04. I recently ran the command sudo apt-get -f install, which, for some reason, ended up removing the boot files. So, I reinstalled Ubuntu on a different partition. However, I would ...
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How to list recursive file sizes of files and directories in a directory?

How do I list all the files in a directory and their recursive file sizes? ---edit I want to see the sizes 'rolled up' to the parent directories in the directory listed. I don't want to see the ...
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Need to know whether a named pipe stores data in them

I got a situation where i need to select and option from a switch case.For each option there is a text related to it which needs to be stored in a file descriptor.For this process my senior gave a ...
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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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How to know the home directory size limit?

Is there any way to know how large my home directory is allowed to be?
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How can I open a .dmg file?

I've got a .dmg file, and I can't figure out how to open it. How can I open it?
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file manager permission based on users on Ajenti

I installed Ajenti-v on my Ubuntu server 15.10 and I want to create multiple users with specific access to their home directory. Currently, whenever I create a new ajenti user (which is synced with ...
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How to get file size in terms of bits?

The best I seem to be able to get from Nautilus and ls is the file size for a given file in bytes, however I would like to be able to view the exact file size of a given file in terms of bits, how can ...
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How to “search and replace” many files?

I use the grep command to search for a string in many files. Is there something similar to "search and replace"?
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Placing many (10 million) files in one folder

I've just added a predictive search (see example below) feature to my site that runs on a Ubuntu Server. This runs direct from a database. I want to cache the result for each search and use that if it ...
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How to sort by type and then by modified in Nautilus?

How to automatically sort by type and then by modified in file manager? Using 13.04 and Gnome 3.8
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How to open xz file into movie player program

my friend sent me film with xz format and that file can't open. How to open that xz file in movie player program?
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Opening files without or unknown extensions from a remote server

When I try to open files without or unknown extensions, for example .bashrc from a remote server (via sftp), I get this dialog: I would like to be able to select my text editor in the context menu ...
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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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Do I need unencrypted files underneath encrypted overmount?

I have unencrypted files in my /home/user dir (likely fallout from moving my home dir to a different partition). /dev/sda1 440G 137G 282G 33% /home /home/user/.Private 440G 137G ...
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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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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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Why doesn't ls combined with awk show exact sizes?

I am trying to find the size of the files on my hard drive in exact bytes, but whenever the size gets too big the number turns all weird (like 1.98329e+12). Can I stop it from doing this or convert ...
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Giving postgres access to root files

I created an Ubuntu 14.04.4 server on digital ocean. I have a directory off the root user called mapnik/data/. Inside is a file I want to import to postgres. When logged in as root ls -l ...
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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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list all files by size [duplicate]

I'm currently running some Disk Management and trying to locate where some rather large files are located. Is it possible to list all files on a hard drive, (including system files, and hidden files) ...
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How can I change permissions on external drives?

I wanted to change permissions on my external drives that are automounted however I have tried by sudo nautilus and then going to gui and permissions and changing it however it does not let me. I ran ...
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/home/$USER always load with unknown binary files

My personnal folder is full of unknown files : newzzzcworl, newzzzcwpaa.... When I open it, my computer load during a very long time. Software like Matlab doesn't work when I looking for files in ...
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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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How to install a Iso file in ubuntu [duplicate]

I need to unmount a iso game file in order to install it in ubuntu . i tried Disk image writer . got this error . Error unmounting /dev/sda1: Command-line `umount "/dev/sda1"' exited with non-zero ...
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Can't Downloaded just zipped file

I am using ubuntu, KKVM as webserver just make a backup with zip -R archive.zip * file size: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3676624704 Apr 4 11:04 archive.zip As you read from title i can't ...
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Bash: ./filename : Cannot execute binary file

I couldn't execute a fortran compiled code in ubuntu 11.10 32 bit. Error message is bash: ./filename : Cannot execute binary file. I've installed the gcc and gfortran libraries too. Could anyone ...
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Where can I find a folder containing icons of all my applications, that I can double-click? [duplicate]

Where can I find the folder where I can see icons of my applications and click on them as I am accustomed to from other operating systems? (N.B. Please see my comments re duplications.)
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Changing default file icon

I changed the default application association for a mimetype that was wrong just editing the file .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list. Just doing this was not sufficient to change also the ...