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Where can I find XviD preset files for avconv?

I cannot seem to find any XviD preset files for avconv. I looked into /usr/share/avconv but there is none. I also googled alot but cannot seem to find any. I managed to compile one by looking at the ...
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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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How to see the names of files that Dropbox is uploading/downloading?

I would like to know the names of the files that Dropbox is currenting upload and downloading. How to best do that? Happy with either a GUI or command line answer...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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How do I manually arrange the items in a folder in 14.04?

Icons can be arranged manually on the desktop, but I can't find any way to do it inside any other kind of folder. This is a big shame, as I used to (in 12.04) manually lay out and change the icons ...
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Running gradlew produces “: No such file or directory”

We are two developers running Vagrant VMs with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Running ./gradlew to execute our build script works fine for me, but when he runs the same command he gets the error: : No such ...
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Save new files to ubuntu one from ipad apps

On my iPad I have various apps, that can create new files. But I can't find a way to save this new file to ubuntuone. Is there anything, that I missed? Thanks, Armin
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Android using Ubuntu One Files API for upload a file

I have a big problem, I'm trying upload a file to my Ubuntu One account using the Files API for Android. I think that my authentication process is OK, but when I call the uploadFile U1FileApi method, ...
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Where to find file tag options in Ubuntu 12.04?

This link mentioned tags associated with files. http://www.iloveubuntu.net/nautilus-receives-tags-ubuntu-1204-lts But I cannot find it on my Linux 12.04. Thanks in advance.
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Missing files have disappeared

I extracted my files from a memory card and put them in a folder, formatted my memory card, and after restart the files are not in the folder on the hard disk. Is there a way to return them? I ...
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Strange RAID disk volume usage

I have Ubuntu Server 12.04, and my disk is full. I don't know why; my files don't use more than 5GB. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Is there an application similar to Everdesk for linux/ubuntu?

I am looking for a file manager that stores emails together with other documents in the same folders similar to Everdesk.
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Can I recover emptied file?

Carelessly I emptied my text file textfile by the command cat > textfile nonexistfile instead of cat textfile > nonexistfile, so is there any method to get the data back?
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Opening skype chat history file

how to open skype chat history file in any editor. I have a file named file256.dbb
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associate program to a file where program is not in list

Relative noob here. Need help trying to figure this one out: I have a program (Guitar pro 6) that I want to associate to all .gpx files so that when i start such a file, it is started with that ...
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USB file transfer preparing to copy, but file count climbs indefinitely

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 to back up my Windows machine that won't boot and am running Ubuntu from the CD. I copied and pasted a volume of about 160GB to my external HDD. The transfer has been ...
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How to change a user ID safely if you are using encrypted home?

Inspired by this question, that seems to imply that a simple chown won't work because you won't be able to access the encrypted files. So how is the safest but still simple workaround?
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Unsatisfied while opening home folder for the first two time

Question may be little logistic Open home folder for the first time clicking files in the taskbar. Go to some drive you have partitioned and open a file from there.Make sure you are not in the ...
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14.04 Files slow and freezing

I'm running a fully updated 14.04 system and I keep getting long delays when performing certain tasks with the "Files" application. Sometimes deleting files will take upwards of a couple minutes to ...
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Error: Aborted (core dumped)

I want to convert MODIS HDF files into a NetCDF format in Ubuntu 14.04. I have not compiled the NCO operators with large file size capability and I am getting the following error: ncks: ...
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Problems with external harddrive (USB 2.0)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. LTS on a Compaq Presario CQ 60. After having a few problems, I managed it to run more or less stable (freaking Nvidia problems are more or less resolved by using ...
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Background text

When I'm switching application using Alt+Tab I see strange background text on the Files icon. Does anybody saw the same behaviour? See image here http://i.stack.imgur.com/NKhGL.jpg System: Ubuntu ...
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File Manager In Xfce

In file manager in xfce, I'd like to disable tooltips if there's a way. Also, in file manager preferences > behavior > middle click, open in new tab or new window is broken, it doesn't matter which ...
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Is there any software to maintain a track of all files in a folder. Like a database?

I am aware of a few that use tags and metadata but the actual database where the records are tracked is not accessible. I am interested in a simple spreadsheet that gives me a list of all files added ...
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Cannot save document to usb

Unable to save any OpenOffice documents to usb. Cannot export any Picasa pictures to external hard-drive either. Message says: Error saving the document..... does not exist. .... is file name
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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Detect file size decrease

I am saving streams from browser cache into my home folder. I wrote a script that takes the specific data type and saves them into disk, and names them as data.1, data.2 , data.3 and so on, creating ...
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Ubuntu File Appearing As Directory

I have this php file that somehow is showing as a directory. It still has a php extension but when I cd the file I get: base: cd: satisfaction.php: Input/output error When I vim the file it looks ...
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Why is my persistence file not increasing ?

I have an NTFS formatted drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on it and I'm trying to increase my persistence file, but no matter what, it won't increase. I've tried this with previous versions of Ubuntu as well, ...
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Folders not showing up in 'Recent' view in 14.04

If I open up what is now called files, and click on 'recent' in the left hand column, it gives me all the files I've used recently well enough, but none of the folders. Folders are how I keep ...
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Can't expand tree folder after switching directory with arrow keys

I'm unable to expand a folder (with the right arrow key) listed with the tree functionality, when moving a folder up (Alt+arrow up). Still I'm able to solve this by doing the following manoeuvre. By ...
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files are hiding automatically in between Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8

I have installed both windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, in separate drives. i am using 2 other drives commonly between 2 OS to store the data. if i copy or use those files with Ubuntu,later if i tried to ...
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How do I get thumbnails when viewing — and particularly uploading - photo files

Coming from the Windows world, I am used to being about to change the "View" when viewing files, to show Thumbnails of pictures for instance or to just show file names and details like size and ...
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Hide “Places” or “Username” in File Chooser Dialog

Background Making a video-capture of a website demo; part of the demo requires uploading files. Problem The username is displayed in the video, which is a security concern. Question How do you ...
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file and folder permissioins

I have an Ubuntu file server (samba) sharing a folder structure with a Windows 7 computer classroom. All users use the same user/pass to access the folders and have read/write permissions. I would ...
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Does “everything is a file” apply to network printers?

If "everything is a file," can I access network (IPP) printers like USB printers (/dev/usb/lp0)? If so, where?
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System slows to a crawl while doing large file copy

I have a very fast laptop: core i7 6830 (passmark 7700) with a fast sata III controller and 24GB RAM. Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS installed. However it comes to its knees when doing a large file copy ...
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How can I keep track of changes to files by specific programs?

In Ubuntu, is it possible to keep track of all programs that are used to modify one file? For example, if I had a file called sampleText.txt, would it be possible to generate a list of every edit that ...
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DMCrypt Passphrases

DMCrypt Passphrase Management Is there any way we may have the DMcrypt passphrase managed centrally using a Challenge response for >5000 clients? I am looking at a solution which is closer to ...
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WiFi transfer of files from Desktop to Note 800

My desktop (Intel Q2C processor)is on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. Connected to a wifi router through LAN port. I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 800. Is there a way to wireless-transfer files from desktop to the ...
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Error interpreting JPEG image file (Not a JPEG… I can't open it! Hex editor file extrange

I can't open my .jpg files. It shows: Error interpreting JPEG image file (Not a JPEG file: starts with... I had found some similar problem but without resolving. I tried various softwares but ...
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Disable downloaded files in dash

How can I disable the downloaded files section from the Unity Dash? I have already excluded the downloads folder in my privacy settings but that doesn't help.
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The “new file” option in Files context menu is missing

I am using Release 12.10 (quantal) 64-bit with GNOME 3.6.0 and Files 3.6.3 When I right click an empty space I can see the options: New Folder, Restore Missing Files..., Ubuntu One, Paste and ...
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Error mounting USB

I've just installed Ubuntu on my laptop and I tried to open my USB directory, but it gives me the error Unable to mount location,Can't mount file. What can I do to open it?
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Applications cannot access network shares via Samba?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed (I'm running KDE 4.8 instead of unity). Samba share via Dolphin works absolutely fine. I have access to all my files on my Windows PC. However, when it comes to open ...
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private folder in file server

I have active directory with 400 users. all the users have user accounts but all the pcs are not join the Active directory.I want all users who has not join the AD (can not log in AD)can have his own ...
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Compressed MP3 files show in Thunar but not in Dolphin. Why?

This morning I tried to compress my MP3 files with lame and did that. But after that, whatever target name I give to the compressed files are not being listed in Dolphin. However, these compressed ...
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file acess slow after deletion of many files

I recently accidentally created millions of files in one folder (rougly 5 million) and due to limitations I couldn't process them correctly (maximum argument count exceeded for wc / ls and such ...
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How to solve “error splicing file” IO while copying files?

I've recently backed up some files on an external hard drive in order to install Ubuntu 12.04. But when I wanted to copy the backed up files (ex. music files) back to home folder, I'm prompted with ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.1, crash in the middle of copying files

I'm happy with linux. I use Ubuntu on a laptop, and i'm installing Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a Dual Pentium 4 3Ghz with only 512 RAM. The problem is in the middle of the process of copying files from livecd ...