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Move files in subdir to another dir

I have a directory : ../Music with a lot of music files in a lot of subdirectories. How would i move all the files in the subdirectories to another directory ? Thus, i only want to move the files, i ...
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How to open .doc file using king office writer as default?

I downloaded King's Office .tar.xz file. Extracted it. I am able to run writer and open files by browsing for the .doc file. I am not able to set the default application to king wps(writer) for doc ...
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How does one read the contents of a text file located on the desktop using the terminal? [closed]

I recently failed to properly upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 to 14.10 and I'm having all sorts of GUI issues with Unity, Gnome & other interfaces as soon as I log in. I don't have access to most basic ...
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Is there an equivalent program to the windows explorer for Ubuntu?

Is there a file explorer for ubuntu with a windows style interface? and Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space These above are not the same as this question and I am struggling to ...
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Permission denied error while creating file by using script file

I have created a script file called black_list.sh. #!/bin/bash default_card=`head -1 /proc/asound/modules` echo $default_card if [ ! -e /etc/modprobe.d/sound.blacklist.conf ] && [[ ...
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How can i deal with reading and writing from text files [on hold]

whats the problem in this piece of code?? FILE *fptr=fopen("key.txt","r"); char c; int count=0,i=0; while((c=getc(fptr))!=EOF) {if(c=='\n') count++; } int *temp= (int *)malloc(count* sizeof (int)); ...
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How to read from text files? [on hold]

i want to read a list of intgers from a file. in c . and store them in a dynamically allocated array . after calculating number of lines . my code finds the number correctly . but when copying from ...
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directories for dummies [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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How to save files from USB to desktop when usb is opened through ubuntu? [on hold]

I am trying to save files to my computer from my USB but we are running Ubuntu so the usb files open up in the Ubuntu program. I don't want them in Ubuntu. How can I get these files onto my desktop ...
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How to run a file with sudo without a password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run an application using sudo without a password? I've made a script that preforms various system tasks, that I run regularly, but I have to use sudo to run the ...
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My Python files opens in gedit instead of Python [duplicate]

My Python files opens in gedit instead of Python. Is there a way to fix this? I have tried to allow them to execute in the properties setting, but that didn't work. I can open them in the terminal, ...
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Longlisting Files & Directories

I would need to know if there's a way to differentiate files & directories . Note : Without using longlisting
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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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tmp file in root folder with large size/ very long name

As the title, I have this file in root folder and I don't know what it is. Can I safely remove it? -rw------- 1 root root 925M lug 22 15:28 tmpTKb8nhN6ke4IJ bnWrrgcIz-iyhS8H5V ...
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Why can't i change the default file manager in lubuntu 14.04?

You're going to tell me to go to lxsession and change it there. That doesn't work. It's broken. Not only does it not work, every time i use it it causes bugs like not being able to log into lubuntu or ...
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Can't open files created in Ubuntu from Windos

I've created a video with KDENLIVE in Ubuntu. I've saved it in a NTFS Partition where I keep my important data. Then I restarted and booted Windows 8.1 and now I can't open the file from Windows. In ...
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Is it possible to show the output on terminal while writing the output of a command to a file? [duplicate]

I am running a command say nmap www.somesite.com>file.txt so that i can get the output to file.txt. But if I do so, I am not able to see the output of that command on terminal. Is it possible to ...
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How to find a hidden link with Google Chrome in SoundCloud [closed]

At view-source:https://soundcloud.com/djchusmusic/week-31-2013-flashback-chus there is a sound file which I'd like to download. I use Google Chrome and sometimes Firefox and Ubuntu 12.04. I can't ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I shrink .MKV files?

I am using Handbrake to rip a DVD to a MKV. The filesize for a ~5GB .VOB rip is a nearly 2GB .MKV. Is there a program in Ubuntu that shrinks MKV's? I looked around and found a lot of Windows ...
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ubuntu 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts upgrade manager and files

I am new at this site. I would like to ask you something that i am not sure about for the update to 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS. The upgrade manager has notified me that a new version of ubuntu is ...
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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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unable to transfers picture from ubuntu 12.04 to my iphone

I have install ubuntu 12.04 I want to transfers my pictures from my pc to my Iphone photo album and when I right click on a picture a pop-up window give me option like..[copy to .move to.send to ...
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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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How to set up a simple file server?

I would like to make a folder available so that when a device connect to my computer's ip address (with port 80) it would see the files in the folder and open/download them. For example if you put ...
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How can I run .exe files in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have lots of windows programs in .exe because i've changed windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04. Help please
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Contents of the k03sendsigs file in ~/etc/rc0.d?

I accidentally overwrote the k03sendsigs file contents while modifying and wondered if anyone could post the contents of the file? It's located in /etc/rc0.d/k03sendsigs
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What is the use of Hidden folders in home?

I saw so many hidden folders when I pressed Ctrl+H in my home folder ! their names are starting with a dot (.) ! like .themes , .config and etc.. Can I please get to know what can I do with those ...
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Random errors in decompressed files

I have a server with 14.04 installed. As I was using unzip and gzip I noticed a weird thing: the decompressed files were corrupted, meaning that random characters appeared in place of other characters ...
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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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BleachBit reduces space for no reason

I ran the bleachbit program and ran the 'Free Disk Space'. I noticed that is started to fill up my hard Disk COMPLETELY (almost). I have currently lost 20 GB of space. I have 2 folders in my home ...
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Copying multiple specific files from one folder to another

I have a large folder of pictures (thousands), and I have a long list of files, by exact file name, that I need to copy to another folder. I want to know if there is a way I can select several ...
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Move each filename into filename subfolders

I have a directory structure like this file 1.ext1 file 1.ext2 file 1.ext3 file 2.temp.ext1 file 2.ext2 file 3.ext1 I want to create each subfolder and move each file name no matter what extension ...
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How can I open a *.gt file?

Hi guys I was trying to open some files that the teacher sent as tests but they are in an extension that I can't find a way to open, *.gt. They are to be used inside a .py file for the test. I would ...
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Incorrect orientation of thumbnails in Nautilus (“Files”) using 14.04

In Files 3.10.1 (formerly Nautilus) I display thumbnails when viewing a folder of images. If the orientation of some images is wrong (i.e. landscape format displaying as portrait, or vice versa) I ...
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How to open .rp file type?

During working, there is some file that sounds tramontane to me. That is RealPix document or called .rp file. What is the best free alternative applications can open, create, edit or modify this ...
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Can a directory's mtime be older than that of file inside?

I have this very silly and very basic question but I thought better to ask before I start pruning my NAS. I want to delete all directories in which all files are older than 30 days. For files I ...
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restore files from windows “file history”

I have files backed up with Windows 8.1 file history. I want to restore them on Ubuntu but I can't find a way to do so. Is there a program somewhere that can search and restore my files?
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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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I cannot find the FF Multi Converter for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there a version of FF Multi Converter for Ubuntu 14.04? I installed the PPA, but the program exists only for older versions. In PPA there is not a version for Ubuntu Trusty. Is there a place where ...
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What represent .Xauthority file?

I had a problem wherein I couldn't get passed the login window in Ubuntu 12.04, even though I have the correct username and password, it still comes back to the login screen. I've found a solution ...
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New File System drivers for ubuntu [closed]

I have done some kernel development previously, simple ones really. I wanted to know what direction I should be looking in to create a custom files system of my own. Most things I have found with a ...
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How can I copy files with duplicate filenames into one directory and retain both files by having the duplicate(s) rename automatically?

On windows OS, when you copy a file into a directory that already has a file with that name, it asks you whether you want to: copy the file and replace/overwrite the existing one cancel copying the ...
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Stuck at GRUB rescue screen

I had installed Xubuntu 12.04.1 i386-desktop on my Dell Inspiron 1501. But it would not Shutdown my system, getting stuck at the ubuntu logoff screen. So i decided to remove that version & install ...
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create a .tar file of all latest files in the directories

I am in a directory A. This has a lot of sub directories B, C, D. Each sub directories will have a list of files. I need to create a .tar file of all the latest file in each subdirectory. Example: ...
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How to get the path to a file in your system [duplicate]

I am trying to cd /home/ervin/Downloads/psneuter in order to push psneuter to an android phone in order to root it. I believe the path to the file and folder is correct, yet I get a message no such ...
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I have trouble making a ruby file

I try to make a file but it said 'The file is not valid.' require "./lib/NAME.rb" require "test/unit" class TestNAME < Test::Unit::TestCase def test_sample ...
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What is a package index file

In the following statement about "apt-get update" from linux.die.net is the term "package index file": Used to re-synchronize the package index files from their sources. ... What exactly does ...
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Rename all files in subdirecories

I am having a problem writing a script for mass renaming of files in subdirectories. I have a folder with multiple subfolders, and those subfolders have multiple files that I need to rename. This is ...