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How does one read the contents of a text file located on the desktop using the terminal?

I recently failed to properly upgrade from 12 to 14 and I'm having all sorts of GUI issues with Unity, Gnome & other interfaces as soon as I log in. I'm hoping to recover my files, backup them up ...
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How do you create a Bash Script for replacing text in a document, utilizing regular expressions?

Identical to this question: Find and replace text within a file using commands However I want an answer that utilizes regular expressions specifically. So in short: Using commandline; what command ...
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Speech to text software for notes

Is there any software for speech to text ? I want to make random notes. From searching i can only find the opposite, text to speech. Thanks.
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How to convert files from the format “data” to the format “ASCII text”

How can I convert files from the format "data" to the format "ASCII text" automatically? My files in the format "data" contain only text. Files whose format is "data" have some problems to read and ...
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Text Rendering Problem in Ubuntu and all derivatives [on hold]

i have an issue with text rendering in ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.10 and all its derivatives... here is picture of my issue: It happens in all Desktop Environments. I'm using AMD R9 270X with open source ...
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Sublime Text 2 problem on Ubuntu

so I installed sublime text 2. There are 2 problems, first one is with license, I register it everything is okay, but when I exit program and open it agian it's unregistered agian.. what to do? Second ...
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Text file viewer that automatically refreshes when file changes? [duplicate]

I have a text-file that is being continually written to by another program. gedit can refresh the text file contents by going to File -> Revert, but this requires manual input. Is there a text-file ...
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Severe lag while typing in 14.04

I see that there are those who are experiencing a typing lag. This happens to me intermittently. At times typing not only lags but stops dead. Happens in Firefox, Terminal, EVERYTHING. (including this ...
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Shell script to check url

I am trying to write a shell script to check for the existence of a particular directory in a particular domain name. For example, I have a web site named www.example.com. I want to check whether the ...
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How to combine multiple text files into one text file ordered by date created?

I'm a newbie so please help: I keep a journal on my iPhone using Scratch that outputs all notes I make to a separate .txt file stored in Dropbox. I have this synced with my Ubuntu 14.04 system, so ...
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Installed app with weird problem: Text entry doubles keystrokes - EExxaammppllee

I installed the app transgui on a couple of machines with Ubuntu 14.10. On one (and only one) of the machines, each and every text field exhibits the strange behaviour of all keystrokes counted double ...
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Is there a global shortcut for creating strikethrough text?

Sometimes, I want to create s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶o̶u̶t̶ strikethrough text quickly and easily. What's a quick way to do this that is usable in any program? P.S. Someone should add 'strikethrough' as a tag ...
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invisible text in fabebook comment field unless highlighted

That's just it! Text in the message and search fields work, but with comments I have to type everything, highlight it, edit as needed and then it enters as a normal comment. I am new to Ubuntu so I ...
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Is there alternative program for read text attributes (family, color, size etc.) from PSD format in Linux Ubuntu?

GIMP is wonderful tool but in all its' greatness PSD format full compatibility for text is missing. That is, text layers become rasterized upon import. I've found out that this is because lack of ...
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How do I create simplistic window-like elements in a command-line program?

When I execute sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm in the terminal I see a simplistic window-like listmenu. Is there an way to make something like that in C++? This looks something like:
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Using Ubuntu command line to replace text in huge file

I have a huge XML file that I must work with. Right now the file is only 1 line that contains about 2 million characters which represent 30,000 records. There are no carriage returns or linefeeds ...
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Search capability does not work since upgrade to 14.04

When I do a search (Ctrl+F) in LibreOffice Writer only one letter is accepted, like in some sort of overwrite mode. The same happens, for example, in gedit. However a Ctrl+F search from the browser ...
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Changing desktop item text colours on 14.04

I found questions like this on forum, but i need to change only text colour of the items on desktop folder. My wallpaper obstructs the black coloured item names. But i don't want to change the item ...
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How do I start the Textual (non-graphical) installer?

I'm using the Desktop version of Ubuntu. As soon as the installer starts, I type the Escape key which reveals the F1-F6 options. Tying Escape again gives this dialog: **"You are leaving the ...
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Typing is extremely sluggish/choppy after upgrading to 14.04

Last night I upgraded to 14.04. Since then, typing text has been almost unbearably unresponsive. Double letters often pop up, while letters are skipped at other times. The worst happens in Terminal, ...
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Change folder background color and text color in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to change folder background color from default white to deep gray and text color from default black to white. How can I do that operation?
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Some programs (Eclipse) show their tooltips with an unfitting black background [duplicate]

Here is a tooltip from Eclipse, that pops open when you press CTRL+O: Is this intentional? White text on black background does not exactly fit in, and it would be much more readable if it used some ...
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Accessing a remote file via ssh on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a text file on one of my computers that is running 12.04. I was planning to use ssh to allow for another computer to read this text file. The issue is that the system that I am working with is ...
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Check user input is alpha numeric

Hi Im not any sort of programmer but found myself creating an install script which installs mySQL which works fine. I would like to improve the script by asking the user to enter text that will be ...
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Text disappearing in scroll windows Lubuntu 14.04

Just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on Dell Pentium 4. The text in scrolling windows disappears upon opening and window. The only way to get it to appear is by using scrollbar, but if the mouse hovers over ...
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Changing text of system menus

How would that be possible? Like changing text on "Log in" button to something like "vafeles" or changing control panel options to something obscure like "laikaverķis"?
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Search for files contain lines with many conditions

I can search for files which have a specific word by using grep grep -l "word" /path However what if I want to search for files which have "word 1" and "word 2" in a same line? I can use: mkdir ...
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how to read text message that resides on it like windows with sony Ericsson wireless manager

i am using sony Ericsson for a Mobile Broadband connection ; it woks perfectly but i want to know if there any way to read text messages that resides on it like windows with sony Ericsson wireless ...
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Counter Strike Problem with Ubuntu

I figured this is an error with Ubuntu, so I thought I should post it here. I recently Installed Counter Strike on Ubuntu 13.10, but some of the text doesn't show up. The menus are fine, but then I ...
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Use the content of a text file to form a condition [closed]

I am interested in getting the content of a text file and use it in a condition like: if(text1.txt!=text2.txt){text1.txt=text2.txt} I am also interested in checking the line ex. : if(text1.txt(line ...
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Adjust text scaling factor for all users

I am using gnome tweak tools on my system which is Ubuntu 12.04 with a few users set. I want to change the text scaling factor for all the user accounts. If I use gsettings set ...
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How do I give icon titles more space to display text?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04. I use a size 15 font to display all fonts on my computer and I've noticed that if certain applications have a longer name that consists of two or three words they get ...
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Weird Text Boxes Showing in Gedit and Bluefish Editor, as well as Firefox

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Installed on my computer, I use Gedit and Bluefish for html and css edits(If theres any better ones out there let me know :) ) And for some reason apostrophes and quotes sometimes ...
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Large Text button in Universal Access turns itself on after reboot - Ubuntu 14.04

I have just recently clean installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my XPS13-9333, everything seems to be working well apart from one thing that's bothering me. The text on the menu bar or the text in the folders ...
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Web pages displaying only text and some are not working at all

I am dealing with very painful problem and don't have idea how to get rid of it. I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and some web pages are displaying only text. For instance web page facebook.com, youtube.com, ...
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Extracting Information from text file

I have a following scenario to do in a text file. I have a large text file which gets generated from my server and includes the following information. a)Lots of garbage data in ASCII with some ip ...
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Create tab using Gtk+3 and Python and load file into it

I want to create an Ubuntu app using Gtk+3 and Python. In the app I want to be able to get the file from the user; create a tab and load the file into it (i.e. into the TextView that will be ...
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Launch a new window from Gtk+3 app

I want to create an Ubuntu app using Python and Gtk+3. I want to get the contents of the file displayed in the main window and load it into a separate window (load it into another TextView for ...
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Search box in the Dash has garbled and obscured text

I have a 4-month-old notebook with a new hard drive (under warranty). Search text in the Dash is garbled and partially obscured, as if the text is bigger than the search field. I appreciate any help. ...
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How to add words to a text file using just open terminal command (no editors) and then save the text file

I'm new to Linux. I need to edit .conf file from open terminal only and not using any text editors. That is, can I add words and sentences to a config file from open terminal? Example: command ...
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A good program for only text animation [duplicate]

Is there a good program for text animation, like aftereffects? I would like to create some animations like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5_WkM7S5U0 or ...
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How to install Lucene 4.0.7 in ubuntu 12.04

I am using ubuntu 12.4 and I have an assignment to explore Lucene 4.0.7. But I could not install it. I did not get any type of help from search engines or other forums. So please any body help me.Here ...
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Pasted text doubles up

When I cut/copy and paste, text doubles up. So if I say 'good thing' it comes out as: good thinggood thing'. How can I solve this annoying issue?
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When I try to install from CD it crashes showing screeds of text

I need some help! I've made a boot disc, but every time I boot I just get pages and pages of text (in a rather odd font) and then it just stops. I sometimes can get the first options page - try ubuntu ...
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Convert Windows text file to Ubuntu text file

I am trying to port a C++ program from Windows to Ubuntu . In Ubuntu environment , My program reads a text file which was created in Windows , however it appears the Carriage Return is affecting the ...
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Inkscape with TexText

I am trying to install the package TexText on Ubuntu, such that I can type Latex in certain gaphs. I followed these instructions, but when I open Inkscape I do not have the option Latex in the ...
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Text editor to handle extremly large files [closed]

I generated 300mb text file, trying to edit it using sublime 3 on xubuntu 13.10 64 bit, it's so slow and crashing, I'm not a vim/vi user, what is the best editor to work with these kind of files. I ...
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`wc`-like command to count keystrokes

I need (in future regularly) to count the keystrokes (German: Anschläge) of existing texts. This is not about calculating typing speed, but I need to calculate the length of the texts in "norm pages". ...
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Forms not working properly

I am Website Designer. I created an input text box through Blue Fish HTML Editor. But when I previewed in Firefox it is showing overlapped to next column. But in windows same browser is showing ...
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Any software that converts text to speech and sends speech via a microphone?

I'm in a strange predicament right now. I'm taking a virtual class through work and at work in my cubicle. I'd like to be able to quietly do this but sometimes I have to speak into the microphone ...