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How can i deal with reading and writing from text files

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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Search text within multiple pdfs and docs

I got a bunch of notes written by other students, but they are from an old textbook that didn't deal with everything in the same order, so I need to search through the notes for every chapter (each ...
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cli window on ubuntu under oracle vm

My Ubuntu boots up to GUI interface. How do I get to the cli or at least a text window? I can't do anything useful with a gui.
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Automatic text highlighting

Does anyone know of a piece of software or browser plugin that highlights a text to help reading it? Imagine a box that slowly moves across a text almost like in Karaoke. I need something similar but ...
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Is there a way to view passwords in plaintext? [duplicate]

I need to figure out a password, but I'm not supposed to change the password itself. Is there anyway, perhaps through the common-password file or a command to show the plaintext password of a user?
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print contents of a directory structure (filesystem) to CSV on the command line

How can I catalog the contents of a filesystem to a CSV file? This is particularly useful for removable media. I've found a couple links that point in this direction: AskUbuntu.com: listing files ...
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Photoshop CS6 crashes every time clicking text button

Every time I click text button on photoshop it just crashes, is there a solution for this? http://i.imgur.com/LompkZs.png Thanks Update: I have microsoft fonts installed, is it possible that adobe ...
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Why can't I copy text from the Ubuntu Terminal?

This is really weird. I can't copy anything from the terminal. The Ctrl+Shift+C command and Edit->Copy does nothing, no matter how much or little text I have selected. What ever was on my clipboard ...
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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 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? [closed]

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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Text Rendering Problem in Ubuntu and all derivatives [closed]

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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Any way to search for text within nano?

Nano is the editor I use in command prompts. When I open a large file I would like to search for some text (think Ctrl + F). Is there a way to do this?
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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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How do I boot into true text mode?

I've found ways to disable gdm or lightdm or whatever 11.10 uses, but I can't find a way to get a true text-mode boot. I want to see all the kernel messages fly by as it boots, not a stupid purple ...
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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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Is there a text mode browser which support javascript?

I need to configure my router remotely, and links etc won't work because the router config page uses javascript and refuses to run without it. Obviously, shame on netgear for being this crap, but is ...
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Can Tomboy import notes from a directory (eg Dropbox)?

I am an iOS user and use an app called PlainText to sync my notes with Dropbox. I noticed with Tomboy Notes you can sync to a local directory - upon setting this to the PlainText directory in Dropbox ...
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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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How do I combine all lines in a text file into a single line?

I want to get all lines in a text into one line. I'm a beginner at coding trying to learn by doing. I've spent four hours trying to solve this problem. I know there's a simple solution to this ...
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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 can I encode and decode percent-encoded strings on the command line?

How can I encode and decode percent-encoded (URL encoded) strings on the command line? I'm looking for a solution that can do this: $ percent-encode "ændrük" %C3%A6ndr%C3%BCk $ percent-decode ...
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Create a single pdf from multiple text, images or pdf files

I have a bunch of text files, images and pdf files which I want to convert into a single pdf file. How do I do it?
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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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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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Unable to read text when using a dark theme

Anytime I install a dark theme I am unable to read the text in the software center as well as many other applications because the text is white and the software center background is also white. Does ...
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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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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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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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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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How to format text within the Thunderbird Conversations view?

I am trying to make a move from gmail to my own email, and for this I am testing Thunderbird on Ubuntu. Since I really like the gmail style I installed the Conversations view extension. So far so ...
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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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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 ...