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Last access timestamp updated every 24 hours

The last access timestamp of my files is updated every 24 hours whenever I access an files. E.g. I type "ls" and if the last access timestamp of the file is older than 24 it is updated to the current ...
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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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Empty log files after using logkeys

Why do I have empty log files after I start the keylogging process? I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and here are the steps I took: touch test.log sudo logkeys -s -o test.log I would test it out by ...
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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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Nautilus : “Send via Bluetooth” in Context Menu

I use nautilus as my default file manager. Very frequently I need to transfer files to other devices via bluetooth. Is there some way to add a "Send Via Bluetooth" option in the right click context ...
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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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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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change from transmission to qbittorrent

I'd like to change the associated magnet link application from transmission to qbittorrent. I'm running Lubuntu 12.10. I've tried this so far and its still opening magnet links with transmission. ...
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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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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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Semi-broken Ubuntu (Wine Install Hangs)

So I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 x64. kernel: 3.8.0-29-generic I have had wine installed in the past with no problems, but when I tried to add it, it froze the entire system except for the ...
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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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add bookmark to files Places?

I want to add a custom bookmark to nautilus places "books" with custom icon, not in "bookmarks" under "network" but in the normal places with home and desktop.
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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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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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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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Ubunbu One - safe recovery of backups

during the years, I've had computer crashes. Right now I am too scared letting synchronization and its systematic recover the precedent 3 computers backup from Ubuntu One cloud. I would like to ...
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File Sharing Issue

I shared one of my video folders using the sharing options in Nautilus. When I try access that folder from my Ubuntu laptop, it says failed to mount windows share. Please help guys. I have enabled ...
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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 do i access the recovered files folder?

After receiveing the notice that the ubuntuone service is shutting down, I went online to see how to transfer all my files to my laptop. it must have been a bonehead move but I pressed unsync, then ...
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reducing file size of animated gif

After converting 4 *.mov files to 4 *.mp4 files, then to animated gif online, the file sizes range from 22mb to 50mb; to insert them into a power point is useless if it takes a half hour to load each ...
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Retrieving files from unbootable Ubuntu drive

I tried to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 last night and something went wrong. At first I was able to boot to the log-in screen, but it was showing a blank screen with a cursor. I used boot-repair to ...
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Backup restore give errors

Alls my backup files give me the same error Invalid data - SHA1 hash mismatch for file duplicity-full.20140303T215257Z.vol33.difftar.gz calculated hash: e19C … Manifest hash : cabdbec I have the ...
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Cinnamon 2.0 desktop left 2 big file in /Home after install

Before the pop up "Home is not responding" the loading wheel appears. I decided to just let it load and see what happens and before you know it, it loaded. I guess there was two huge file that was ...
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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...
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“file:///var/www” in the chrome browser to be opened in nautilus

When I enter "file:///var/www" in my chrome url bar I see the folder listing. Instead I want this to be opened by the Nautilus. Any idea what flag I need to set in chrome or change I should make in ...
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Restrict Samba share permission in subfolder

I am new here and I just setup my first Ubuntu samba server and testing it now... Now I have a question about Samba to ask: We have a situation like this: A share projects for everybody full access ...
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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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Files tranfered from ubuntu to an external NTFS hdd are UNREADABLE in Windows. Why?

Transfered files from Ubuntu-ext4 to NTFS HDD are UNREADABLE in Windows. I have transfered files from ext4 Ubuntu hdd[my notebook] to an external NTFS HDD used in windows[a workstation]. Before i ...