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File contents remains on disk after securely erasing it

I have tried wipe, shred, srm, peazip's secure erase, etc. No matter with what options I securely erase the file with all those utilities and then do a search with a hex editor on disk, the contents ...
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How to sort the files in download folder of Ubuntu by date of download?

how can I sort the files in my download folder in the order of the date of download? My OS is Ubuntu 14.10 & I am using Nautilus - Files 3.10.1
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no wireless connection anymore / mint [on hold]

I had wireless connection but when changing option to 'wired' the wireless connections are not there anymore. I tried to install VPN but it I have to import a file but don't know which file this is. ...
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No message notification/download skype ubuntu 16.04 when receiving files from contact

I have installed from canonical partner repo along with i386 architechture. Calls work fine, SENDING files work fine. GETTING files: no notification, no download, no file. I haven't really seen ...
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How do I install Xonotic.zip? [duplicate]

I have downloaded Xonotic using the orange download button on the site, but now I have no idea how to: Unzip the zip file Run the game I have looked everywhere, please help.
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Can't access some files (NTFS), permission denied (not even with sudo)

Got a screwed up Surface Pro 2 and any recovery attempt on the Windows 10 installation has failed. So to save all the files I booted up the device with 16.04 LTS Live USB. The filesystem mounts ...
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How to provide web address of file in file selector dialog

The file selector dialog(say when adding attachments to email) in ubuntu 16.04 doesn't allow to provide web address of the file to select a file. It only allows local files to be selected. Windows on ...
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Trusty Tahr 14.04 and iPhone

I am running 14.04 and recently removed Samba after the bug-scare. After removal of samba I was unable to play CD's. The DVD portion still works. I am also unable to transfer files from my iPhone to ...
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Getting rid of the p7m file extension

The internet has not been helpful this time. I have a zip archive that also has a p7m extension. How can I lose that extension so that I can view the files? Any help is appreciated. Than you!
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Auto delete files older than 7 days

I am a complete noob at linux but I am starting to get the hang of it. I have an Ubuntu Server 16.04 running an FTP server to backup security video files. The files will be stored in folders like: /...
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What command can delete folders older than X days or X months?

I know a command to do the same with files, but what about folders (and all the files in it of course)?
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Files disappear from Launcher

I tried to solve this 'cause I'm not the only one with this problem, but still I can't get rid of it. The problem is like in this gif: BUT I saw that if I open nautilus using ALT+F2, it doesn't ...
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Is there an image editing software that can open Microsoft DirectDraw Surface files in Ubuntu?

I need an editor that can open, save and edit Microsoft DirectDraw Surface (.dds) files. I know Paint.NET can open them, but well, it's .NET, so... GIMP doesn't seem to open them and I can't find a ...
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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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help me understand files and blocks count on booting

On booting my laptop, right after BIOS is loaded I see on my screen: /dev/sda1: clean, 116918/19275776 files, 66284199/77094912 blocks I have two questions: If I'm seeing that information, is it a ...
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Is there a copy handling progam available that can queue, pause and resume?

Is there a copy handling progam available for ubuntu? Something similar to Copy Handler on Windows which can queue, pause and resume files being copied?
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Deleted single file, after reboot it's back

I have a file "Zkousky.ics" (calendar file, exams) on my desktop. Whenever I remove it, however, after reboot the file is back. I used several methods of removing, but the file is always coming back ...
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How to disable locking in LibreOffice?

I want to disable file locking in LibreOffice, i.e., the creation of a hidden lock file in the directory of an opened document. The advice of the official documentation to comment out the second of ...
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How to show all files created on a specific date?

On 16/05/2015 at 17:18 I visited a malicious website. And I suspect a drive-by-download, so I want to check my machine to see since that time in order of creation which files have been created or ...
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Which Ubuntu for ARM cpu do I need

I'm planning on buying a single board computer that I would like to install Ubuntu server on. The problem is that I don't know which file I should download. I've taken a look at this page: www.ubuntu....
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Where does “open with” go

When I download a file from the Internet I can choose "open with" or "save as". When i choose "open with", does it get saved somewhere on the disk? Or is it gone when I close the file? Like totally ...
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Display all the lines which ends with the word “unix” or specific word in terminal [duplicate]

How to display all the lines which ends with the word unix in any given file and sorts those lines in ascending order.
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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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Display all the files with read and write permissions and display result in file

Display all the files with read and write permissions and display result in file can any body help me in that its easy but i am little bit confused so please help on this
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Is there a way to search for files with the whisker menu?

I've found a command that enables web searches through the whisker menu, but is there a way to search for files with it?
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How to run .sh file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I run .sh files in Terminal? I want to download JDownloader from the internet for Linux. But the file is .sh and when I tell ubuntu to open the file it uses some ...
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How can I sum numbers on lines in a file

I have a file which looks like this: 1 3 4 1 4 3 1 2 How can I find the total of this (i.e. 1+3+4+1+4+3+1+2 = 19)?
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How can I change all files prefixes in one command?

I need to change the postfixes of all files (all the same .JPEG) to .jpeg (Capital vs. lower case). Is there a quick way of doing so?
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Open par2 file?

On Ubuntu 16.04 and a program I'm trying to install downloaded a bunch of 'par2' files. Archive manager doesn't seem to recognize them. What application should I use to open these?
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How to close a text file with terminal [closed]

I have a text file opened, what command do i need to type in the terminal to close the file ? I tried to kill the process but i can get the processes ID by using command ps -A | grep <app-name>...
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No such file or directory? But the file exists!

I've downloaded a game (Shank) but the bin file doesn't run. The error that is shown when I try to launch the executable is: bash: ./shank-linux-120720110-1-bin: No such file or directory
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how to delete locked folders/files

How to delete locked folders/files? When I try to delete them an error occurs: "Error removing file: Permission denied" I am root. See the image below to know what kind of folders/files. thanks
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terminal view under Distribution Upgrade

I was upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04, under the Distribution Upgrade window, there is a terminal view of the process; I was looking at the changes when I was asked on the terminal view to update or ...
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How to extract and join files xxx.zip, xxx.z01 and xxx.z02

I have three files 1.zip, 1.z01 1.z02. I would like to extract and join them into a file, by right clicking 1.zip and selecting "Extract Here". But then there comes an error: 7-Zip 9.04 beta ...
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hidden files always being shown

When opening a folder, by default it always shows hidden files. I can uncheck the view option and they disappear but reappear on the next opening with the hidden files option re-checked. Have I ...
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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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How to make all new files in a directory executable [duplicate]

I want a way by which whenever I create a new file in a particular directory, I want it to be executable by default. Is this even possible, if so how?
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+ char in file permissions

After executing the command I got this output: ll /dev/ crw-rw----+ 1 root root 10, 232 Jun 3 21:49 kvm What does the '+' character mean ?
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Help with file transfer from windows to ubuntu

I have looked long and hard for this, but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I want to edit videos on my Linux computer because of how much better the software is for editing. I record videos on ...
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Move all files from the partition where Ubuntu installed to another partition

I am a total Linux beginner and I probably messed up a lot during the installation (Already tried reinstalling). Ubuntu installed all of its files in a partition with very little space, and it keeps ...
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Simple filesize output terminal

Is there a simple command in the terminal (or a command with a usage that I know not) that would output filesize in bytes of a file given a filename parameter?
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Copying files to USB

I used a USB to make Ubuntu 16.04 bootable on my desktop (which is Ubuntu 16.04) for installation on my laptop. Then I could not format the drive. I have done this now, but. I can not copy files to ...
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How can I recursively delete all files of a specific extension in the current directory?

How do I safely delete all files with a specific extension (e.g. .bak) from current directory and all subfolders using one command-line? Simply, I'm afraid to use rm since I used it wrong once and now ...
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Is it possible to change owernship of a file without root access?

If a User A owns file.txt, can User A change the ownership of the file to User B without root access? When i run a chown B file.txt as user A, I get a Operation not permitted error. It seems to me ...
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How to make the newly created files inherit the directory's permissions…? [duplicate]

I need to give permission to a directory in such a way that, the newly created files should inherit the same permissions as the directory. You may find a duplicate for this question, but it doesn't ...
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How do I recover my Data? [on hold]

I cut files from my system and paste them in my usb but later my usb storage got crashed and now I want to recover my files from the PC. plz help!!
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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 random....
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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.