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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 ...
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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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Text inside files has squares with numbers in it

Some text files I come across, have little squares with numbers in them (in place of certain characters). I am unable to copy and paste these in Ubuntu, but may search and replace in gedit each ...
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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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How do I copy the whole history of the clipboard to a text file?

I would like to paste my whole clipboard history consisting of words copied (Ctrl+C/by selection) during my reading sessions. I installed programs like Glippy and ClipIt but I couldn't figure out how ...
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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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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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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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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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How to convert markdown to rich text (rtf) in Ubuntu 13.04?

I want to convert text written in Markdown to Rich Text on Ubuntu 13.04. I could not find any solution on the web, except for one Mac OS X script. How can I do that on Ubuntu 13.04? Preferably in the ...
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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 ...
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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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Wine will not display text during instalation of an app

I tried instaling an app through wine today and after opening the .exe file the installation won't display any text other than the one in the "next", "back" or "cancel" buttons and when I get the ...
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How can I disable drag-copy of text?

Instead of allowing me to change my selection within a highlighted area with the mouse cursor, it attempts to perform a drag and drop operation with the currently selected text, copying the text to a ...
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use tree to make sitemap

Time For my daily Ubuntu lulz. i went to make a site map using "$tree public_html/ > tree.txt" ok, looks good in gedit. put that in my site.. and all the pipes and dashes are garbage. .. have a look ...
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Text and lines Jamming after installing some font packages!

I tried to install some packages related to fonts on Ubuntu and now the texts in browsers are jammed and into each other. like this:
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How to copy/paste text without formatting by default?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I find it annoying that by default the copy/paste functionality also pastes the text format. Most of the time when I copy/paste text I only want to paste the ascii text ...
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copy french text from pdf file

I have a French thesis which I am trying to read, to better understand some parts I am trying to copy some text and use that in google translate, however if I copy text I am getting just rubbish as ...
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How can I send SMS from Ubuntu to cell phones?

I'm tired of paying for my cell phone. It's just a small glorified computer and anyone wanting to contact me can contact me when I'm home. I would, however, be willing to pay small fee for the ...
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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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Selecting text problem [closed]

Hello I'm new with Ubuntu but I have this problem that drives my nuts If I select some text (doesn't matter in what program ) the highlight just keep jumping at the end or on some random word in the ...
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Text is getting messed up on the Screen

My text is getting messed up on the screen in random way. Depending on where I click or what I do some text on the screen gets messed up. I can't place any image because of the reputation points, but ...
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Urdu Text not being rendered properly [closed]

Urdu text is not being displayed properly on some websites like this screenshot from facebook: This problem is independent of the browser as I've tried firefox, chrome and chromium. I am using ...
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I get a blank screen when I CTRL-ALT-F2 in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have just noticed that I can no longer log in another text shell in my ubuntu 12.04. Appart from that, sometimes my pc hangs as it boots, i.e. it does not bring the GUI, until I try several times ...
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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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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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Is there a simple way to visualize a spreadsheet in terminal or as clear text?

I want to be able to easily show a simple text-only representation of a spreadsheet (Calc or Excel) via the command line (so I can pipe that output to usual Linux text manipulation tools). Is there a ...
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Add text to image

I wish it was as simple as the title... But it isn't. What I want is to add Japanese text with right orientation (up to down, right to left), and if there's such a thing, furigana as well. Gimp ...
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how do I correct text sizes on the web?

I open for instance http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/07/warrantless-cell-tracking/ and the text on the left hand (story) is very small, but the test on the right (advertisements) is quite ...