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remove files on NTFS with \n in the filename

I was moving files using Windows (had to at that time) from one NTFS partition to another but the computer switched off. Some files have been transferred, but some remain. I'm not able to delete them ...
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/etc/../run and /run have different i-node. How can I safely resolve this issue?

My system shows different inode for /etc/../run and /run. $ ls -iald /etc/../run 393217 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 sep 6 19:18 /etc/../run $ ls -iald /run 9221 drwxr-xr-x 31 root root 1060 sep 25 ...
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file missing, help with recovery

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Windows 7 as dual boot. While on Ubuntu, I was using files and folders from the windows partition. I made a folder in the windows partiton, copied in it a ".docx" document ...
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Base system failed

I'm installing Ubuntu on a Gateway laptop, I got a error: Install base system failed, target file system contains files from a past installation. These files can cause problems with the installation ...
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Listing an empty folder shows two items . and .. , what are they?

When I make a folder test and cd into it, it's empty. However, running ls -la returns: total 8> drwxrwxr-x 2 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 23:09. drwxr-xr-x 41 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sublime Text 2: file suddenly empty. How to recover it?

a file that was open by Sublime Text 2 got suddenly empty. Maybe because the disk was full, and the program, that was executing this file, crashed. Is there a way to recover the content? I am using ...
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1answer
132 views

How to connect to smb://…?

I would like to connect from Ubuntu 14.04 to a file server (e.g., "smb://files.myuni.ca"). I opened Files and then chose "Connect to Server". A minimalistic menu pops up. If I provide the server ...
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services file in different directories

I'm wondering why the services file is found in different directories throughout the system. Why not just have the file in the $PATH?
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SFTP Clients add Whitespaces to uploaded directories (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 I have several offsite users uploading files via SFTP. They're using Mac clients Transmit and Cyberduck and both programs seem to add whitespaces at the end of the directories they ...
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How to edit a protected file if I have no direct access to the filesystem?

I changed the brightness of my machine by editing the /etc/rc.local file and adding this line echo 10 > /sys/class/backlight/nv_backlight/brightness before exit 0. After reboot I can see that it ...
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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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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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Distributed share storage across WAN

I'd like to build something which looks like "BranchCache" in Windows Server with Ubuntu. That is : - publish/share a folder on an Ubuntu Server in site A - have a user located in site B access the ...
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2answers
587 views

How to see the contents of a file with blank filename?

drwxrwxr-x 2 ubuntu ubuntu 4096 Mar 19 07:30 xxxxx -rw-rw-r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 580 Mar 20 07:24 -rw-rw-r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 27137 Mar 20 09:10 xxx.js Here there is a file on the second line but ...
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directories for dummies [duplicate]

I am VERY 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 ...
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My encfs folder three times larger than original

Recently I've noticed sudden grown of size of my encfs folder. Size of data 2.3 Gb, size of encfs folder is 6.6 Gb. What could cause this? This is how mount output looks like: /dev/sda6 on / type ...
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1answer
97 views

How to remove the preview image on video and picture files in foldes?

I would like to have that setup like in windows where just the file names are showing and not any small picture of the image or video preview of the file. this is all when browsing in folders :) ...
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1answer
311 views

Deduplication using SDFS file system

I am trying deduplication with sdfs.(ubuntu 13.10 on Vm). (http://opendedup.org/quickstart) followed the same steps as this mounted the file system on /media/pool0/ When copied a directory ...
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Output Directory Contents to File

I have a directory html. I would like to output the files of the directory, including the path, to a file. You can do something like this with the command: ls -R scripts/html > out.txt But the ...
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What does the first character of UNIX mode string indicate?

I'm very familiar with linux file permissions, and special perms (sticky bit, suid, guid) But I don't know what the c stands for? Is it a permission, or something else? I've done some googling with ...
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1answer
120 views

Why can't I rename a file from 'NAME' to 'name'?

I am unable to rename a file from RELEASE to release which is currently located on my USB flash drive. If I try to rename it through the file manager (Nautilus), it shows the error message as ...
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What is the use of the *~ files; are they some kind of default backup in Ubuntu/Linux? [duplicate]

I've noticed this *~ file gets created (hidden) whenever I edit a file; usually text document, scripts. Is it some kind of backup?!? as it seems so... However, I don't have a backup service configured ...
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ls command very slow after deletion of thousand files on a directory

I have a dir under /home/myuser dir which an application stores and deletes millions of temporary files. When I do ls on this dir (now it only has a hundred files only) it is too slow (actually I do ...
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1answer
56 views

File System and Mount Point

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7. The Partition that Ubuntu picked up on and tried to install on, wasn't big enough. I created a new partition but I need the File System that ...
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Lost all files and folders in GUI DATA folder

I'm using 12.04. After unmounting my DATA folder by clicking the eject icon, the system asked me to empty the trash. After doing that, I lost all files and folders in DATA folder. But I could still ...
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1answer
172 views

Cant create a file and write to it from a .sh script

I am trying to create a file and write to it using a .sh script but is not working(Nothing is being created, and I don't see any error). This is how that part of my script looks like: ...
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Integration of a tag based file system approach in Gnome and Nautilus

I am using Gnome 3.8 and Nautilus and I am quite satisfied in principle. Yet I dislike the traditional hierarchical file system approach using paths. It may be me but I often cannot find the files I ...
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How to prevent standard users from accessing other file directory in ubuntu -12-04 desktop? [duplicate]

I need to prevent/restrict standard users from accessing directory like bin,boot,dev,etc,lib,media?
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1answer
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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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1answer
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saving screenshots from before OS is installed

I'm doing an assignment which requires me to take screenshots of everything I do, including taking screenshots of using using the partition manager in the "test" version of Ubuntu 12.10. How can I ...
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Files button on the side opens a new window instead of minimized window? [closed]

If I open my hard drive from the hard drive icon (I have 2 hard drives) and then I minimize it, it minimizes to the files and when I try to restore it it opens a new file manager (this happens weather ...
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1answer
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How to Fix “Read-only file system” error when I run something as sudo and try to make a folder/file?

When I try to save something or rename a file/folder it say this error " Read-only file system" or run something as root in the terminal it say this error sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/"My User ...
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1answer
609 views

How to read file with iso-8859-1 latin1 encoding?

What package should I install to be able to read files with iso-8859-1 latin1 encoding? Currently, I only see strange characters instead of text. % locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= ...
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1answer
137 views

No private directories found when I do have one?

I have 2 hard drives that are both running Ubuntu 12.10. One of the hard drives doesn't boot correctly but has the files I want to get from it. It also has an encrypted home directory and the ...
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how clear/clean unneeded files or cache for my customized distro

Can you help me to find out how do I clear the Cache files or unnecessary or lib that can be updated on new ubuntu install i used "ubuntu 12.10" this my top size file/folder list: 4380MiB /usr ...
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how does Linux or UNIX like system recognizes files and how is it different from windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the relationship between MIME types and File .extensions? I would like to know how does files are recognized by Linux/UNIX. Windows makes use of extensions to ...
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1answer
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Clear Linux file system after shutdown / start

I have very specific task. I need to clear the desktop, downloads, documents and so on after every shutdown or finish. For example, if anyone downloads something using Google Chrome, he will work ...
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1answer
307 views

No inodes left error, df -i command says contrary

I copied a lot of files in my mounted Windows drive from Ubuntu and I subsequently ran into Error opening file '/media/windows/<some-file-path>': No space left on device error. I checked the ...
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On Ubuntu, which applications use binary file size units, and which ones use decimal units?

Applications on Ubuntu use different file size units. Binary units are multiples of 1024, whereas decimal units are multiples of 1000. Which applications on Ubuntu use which system?
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What file size units do applications on Ubuntu use?

I have noticed that different applications use different units, or mean different things by them. For example, I have come across kB, KB, KiB, Kb and K. How many bytes do each of these units ...
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1answer
309 views

How to check for missing files in filesystem or directory with bash (after crash)?

After the system unmounted the root partition, I detected that some files are missing in the filesystem. wifi and the gwibber icons disappeared from the indicator applet I am trying to check if ...
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3answers
702 views

Cannot create files except in home partition

On my system I have made 3 partitions except home partition but Ubuntu doesn't let me create or delete any files on those partitions. Even copy and paste options are not available. Using my poor ...
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1answer
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Undelete inode of deleted files

I accidentally deleted my documents folder in my home directory last sunday. I am desperately trying to recorver it with it content files. After digging around, I came across a suggestion to use ...
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1answer
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I cant access my files after i installed nautilus. Can anybody help?

as the title states, i installed nautilus and it keeps giving me an error saying it cant access my files folder (or any other folder for that matter) im currently running 12.10
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Can't delete file even as root

I tried to delete a directory by running sudo rm -rf google-chrome. This gave no output message but the directory wasn't deleted. There is only one file remaining, google-chrome/default/User\ ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu Live USB - Finding files that were stored on my flash drive

How can I find the files that were stored on my flash drive before I installed Ubuntu to it? Edit: No, I didn't format it, my files are still on the flash drive root. I just need to know how to ...
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1answer
76 views

Folder shown as executable

I copied the content of a USB stick in a folder into an NTFS drive, and everything seemed right (the folder was accessible, etc.). But today, when I wanted to access this folder, the folder's icon ...
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1answer
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How can I change the standard files in nautilus?

I don't like the standard files in Nautilus (the ordering by data types - Images, Music, Videos, Documents etc.), how can I change this or can I change this ordering without getting problems with ...
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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 ...