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How to copy folder but exclude files /folders with certain string?

I need to copy several folders to another destination on the same server but not any of the files or folder names that starts with 'mauris' , ex. maurisless , mauris_gt , etc. So any files or folders ...
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Nano copying word wrap as line breaks

I've encountered this issue on other platforms like Termux on Android or when connected over ssh, but never on Ubuntu using nano. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and GNU nano, version 4.8. using the dialog ...
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Copy and Paste Key Shortcuts

I have two Linux machines. On one machine, copy and paste is ctrl + c and ctrl + v. On the other machine, it is ctrl + w and ctrl + y. How can I change the general system setting to make them both ...
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Too many levels of symbolic links - moving a Windows installation

I have an NTFS drive containing a bootable Windows 10 drive C installation. In Ubuntu 22.04, I am using Files (is it still Nautilus?) to move that installation to another NTFS drive. Within that ...
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Copy and paste text with image. Specifically, paste to the browser

When I copy and paste a text from libreoffice, if the text contains images, images do not show up. I am copying from libreoffice writer and pasting in various webpages, such is this site, gmail, ...
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How to modify copy/paste on Ubuntu-terminal to Windows-WSL-like?

On the one hand, I like the way that WSL+Bash handles copy/paste. Ctrl+C only copies when something is selected. If nothing is selected then Ctrl+C behaves as usual and sends a SIGINT. On the other ...
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unusual behavior copying files to USB memory stick

I am attempting to copy about 188GB of files from my Ubuntu 22.04 HD onto a 1TB memory stick. The stick is writable by the system, in that about 50% of the files I wish to copy HAVE been copied each ...
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Middle mouse paste in jupyter through firefox on linux

I am running sagemath 9.8 installed from source containing jupyter_core 4.11.2 and jupyter_client 7.4.4. I access the sagemath notebook with it's jupyter instance in firefox 116.0.2 on an Ubuntu 22.04 ...
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No permission to copy file to Windows Directory

I'm the one and only administrator of my system. I wanted to copy about a 22GB file to windows directory(C:\users\user_name\saved_games). But UBUNTU said that I have no permission to copy file there. ...
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gnome terminal - How to replace a text selection in currently typed command?

Default behavior is to append text in the currently typed command: In this case I would like to see mkdir music. Is there an extension that would allow such behavior? Is there another terminal ...
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Clipboard empty after computer wakes up from sleep (Ubuntu 20.04)

I copy something to the clipboard and I close my laptop. When I open it and log in, the clipboard is empty. Is this intended? I have muscle memoy from Windows that the computer should remember what ...
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Copy/paste is not working in VMware (Ubuntu)

Suddenly copy/paste stopped working from/to Windows10 host computer to/from UbuntuVM. Ubuntu restart did not help. Regards, Keff
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How to paste the copied text from LibreOffice to the text editor

The text editor in Ubuntu 18.04 is not showing the paste option. I am trying to copy some text from LibreOffice Writer and paste it in the Text editor, but it is not working. First I couldn't see any ...
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SSH linux root user has clipboard access but I cannot access clipboard with user I created

I am using linux for the first time in my life. I bought a dedicated server and installed the Ubuntu 20.04 desktop LTS distribution in it. local system is windows. I created a user in linux and I ...
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Copying file path from GUI to the command line (another question)

I used to get the path to some files by selecting them with the mouse and then copying and pasting them into my terminal. Howerver, this doesn't work anymore. I realize that the subject have been ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V for copy and paste not working on desktop (Ubuntu 22.04)

If i use Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V in, for example, Nautilus - it works fine (Ctrl+C copies, Ctrl+V pastes). Same for LibreOffice and other applications. But when I go to desktop - it doesn't work. Keys Ctrl ...
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How can I copy text by simply highlighting it (jammy)?

One of the great features of Linux for me was always that I can copy text to the clipboard by simply highlighting it. This worked well for me under Debian and then Ubuntu for a long time. Under Ubuntu ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V for copy and paste not working on Ubuntu 22.04

I am not able to use the shortcuts keys Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V for copy and paste, respectively, on my Ubuntu 22.04. However, Ctrl+A works fine. Ctrl+Alt+T also does not work.
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Is there a way to copy text with automatically trimming last whitespace characters from it?

I actually can't really provide much info than the subject: I need to copy text from a document, and each time I have to adjust it very fine to not copy any whitespace characters at the end. I wish to ...
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How to disable automatic copy when text is selected in Ubuntu 22.04?

I recently switched from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 and I can't find the setting (if there is any) of how to disable automatic copying of marked text. I'm using CopyQ but already tried to uninstall it, and ...
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Virtual Box not able to copy/paste from Host to Guest twice (version 2)

Whatever the Ubuntu flavor I am running I face the same issue. I tried with several versions with KDE or Gnome as guests. I am currently runing Ubuntu with gnome as Guest. Kubuntu as Host. I also gave ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - guest additions CD, shared clipboard, shared folder do not work

I had a VM with Ubuntu 21.04, I deleted it and I have made a new VM with OS Ubuntu 22.04. On the previous OS, I was used to enable: Guest additions CD: from menu devices>insert guest additions CD -...
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one file paste into multiple folder with folder name

I Have one report file (1.xls) this 1.xls should copy into all name folders c/desktop/test/ inside the test folder i have this file 1.xls and i have the folders also aaa_001 bbb_002 ccc_003 I need ...
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cannot paste external files into a ntfs file system in Ubuntu 20.04.4

on Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS I have an NTFS data partition. This is a dual boot system with Windows 10. The option "paste" is grayed out when I try to copy-paste into the NTFS partition any file ...
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Paste doesnt work in Firefox [duplicate]

Every time I try to paste (ctrl+v or ctrl+shift+v) it doesnt work. This issue only occur in Firefox. In fact, I do can copy things from Firefox and paste them in other apps. Therefore the issue is ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 VirtualBox client, the copy and paste between host and client stops working

Ubuntu 22.04 VirtualBox client. After upgrading the kernel from 5.15.0-39-generic to 5.15.0-40-generic, the copy and paste between host and client stopped working. Anybody else has the same problem ...
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Copy file to clipboard via command-line

I have a very long path to a PDF file: foo/bar/blu/one/two/something/blabla/file.pdf I see the above path in my terminal. Now I want to copy+paste this file (the PDF, not the filename) into a chat-...
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Disable text highlighting when pasting using the mouse wheel in a terminal [duplicate]

I was testing the new Ubuntu 22.04 release and I noticed something really annoying: When I highlight text anywhere and use the mouse wheel to paste it in a terminal window (any terminal) - the text ...
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URL Link Files do not copy to external storage

I have saved URL links outside my FireFox browser inside a folder named "Research Website Links". I am not saving the URL links inside the FireFox Bookmark Manager because I need my URL ...
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Unable to copy paste files from Ubuntu to windows partition

I was easily able to copy paste files from Ubuntu Downloads folder to any of the other partitions. But now it says, it has read-only permissions. I have windows installed alongside Ubuntu. Something ...
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How do I disable/remove Klipper in KDE Plamsa 5?

Klipper is frequently causing the system to hang on copy/paste actions. This is indicated by my taskbar being non-interactive on copy/paste. This will usually last for 10-30 seconds, or I will restart ...
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Dumping all data from old HD to new HD

Please advise the easy way dumping all data from an old 4TB HD, ext 4, to a brand new 4TB HD, NTFS format, no OS on the old HD. The new 4TB HD will be used for data storage ONLY in another dual boot ...
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Copy & paste does not work between host and guest ubuntu, spice installed

I have a QEMU VM, both the host and guest OS being ubuntu 20.04. I wanna enable copy & paste function between the host and guest. I have read the answers of following two thread: How can I copy&...
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Copy/paste not working in VMware VM with Live Linux system

Following up with Copy/paste and drag&drop not working in VMware machine with Ubuntu, For any Live Linux system (Ubuntu, KUbuntu, LUbuntu, etc), I don't think copy/paste text can be working out of ...
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Shell script to copy multiple files

I'm trying to do a shell script that would copy a bunch of files but struggle with setting up a loop to read through the files: aws s3 cp s3://noaa-bdp-pds/gdas.YYYYMMDD/00/atmos/hdas.t00z.sfcf000.nc ...
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How can I make text in dialog windows selectable (for copying)?

Well, I mean more all windows rather than just dialog windows, but I can't think of a better term to start pointing in the direction of what I mean. To be more concrete: kdialog --title '...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Septemer 2021 - VIM-Only Error: whatever update was pushed broke pasting, both hightlight/middle button and ctrl-insert/shift-ctrl-insert

Been using vi since the late 1980s, so let's assume I'm extremely familiar with it... Whenever I try to paste now (yes, in insert mode) it first overwrites lines, then pastes part of the selection and ...
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Copying files and folders, such that access rights come from umask, like for new files and directories

How can I copy files to some destination folder such that Access rights are derived from umask, i.e. the copied files and folders should behave with this respect as if they have been newly created. - ...
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copy/paste between different programs stops working under Ubuntu 21.04

My OS: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 21.04 Release: 21.04 Codename: hirsute I've installed it days ago on my Dell Latitude 7420, and also have a bunch of other problems, ...
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How to write all file name in a text file and output to a different folder (directory)?

I have a folder with about 5000 files. I want the file name into a text file. I tried ls >> Out_file.txt but I want the output file to be saved in a different directory/folder.
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How do I get the words I copied yesterday in ubuntu

I use copyQ to capture the words I copy and paste into ubuntu, but I'm trying to find a word I copied and pasted yesterday but I can't find it in the copyQ interface, is there a way to capture ...
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How can I copy/paste from Hyper-V Windows 10 into Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server bash?

I have Ubuntu Server installed on a Hyper-V virtual machine and would like to be able to copy/paste from my Windows 10 machine into the Ubuntu Server's command line. Is it possible? Any help is ...
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How to get Enno Gröper selectyall-Terminator-Plugin working (Ubuntu)?

I am working on Ubuntu running inside a VM made from Virtualbox on Windows 10. By looking for a way to select all the text in a Terminator terminal, I get to following this AU thread , indicating how ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 screen share -- how to enable copy paste over vnc?

As stated in the title, Ubuntu 21.04 under sharing enables vnc and you can enable control as well. But copy/past is not working when connecting from another machine using RealVNC. Is there a hidden ...
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Cannot copy/paste file from ssd to hdd?

Now my system has 3 disks: 1 window SSD, 1 Ubuntu on the other SSD, and 1 HDD. 2 system is dual boot setup. Everything and operation is fine (I still copy-paste normally from HDD to SSD) except ...
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How to disable middle button paste in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS?

I have installed Tweaks and turned Middle Click Paste off. That doesn't help. I have also followed all of the recommendations in these posts: How do I disable middle mouse button click paste? However, ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 Wayland copy/paste intermittently fails

Ubuntu 21.04 Gnome 3.38.5 Wayland I've noticed that intermittently copy/paste starts failing. Anecdotally this only seems to happen when trying to paste into an electron app (slack/atom) but after ...
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Is mouse middle click copy-and-paste a bug?

When you select some text (not copy) and then click the middle button of the mouse somewhere, the text gets pasted there without being copied on Ubuntu 20.04. Is this a bug or a feature?
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Is there a way to paste multiple lines to the left of multiple lines (keeping formatting) in libreoffice writer?

If I have these lines 1 2 3 and these lines abc def ghi Is there a way to paste them so that I get 1abc 2def 3ghi That is to say, I want that the original bold characters (and any other formatted ...
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Cannot copy/cut and paste from file manager to Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS [duplicate]

VIDEO I cannot copy and paste files from the file manager to Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Is there a way to fix this issue?
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