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Questions tagged [editing]

Questions about changing the content of files in all kinds of formats and about the tools needed for this.

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Double Commander custom actions configuration on Xubuntu 16.04.5

I need some help to set custom actions in Double Commander. For example: I set an action to open directory as root but when I select this option in the context menu (left click on selected directory) ...
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Cannot edit system file /snap/phpstorm… even with root account in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I installed a snap package in Ubuntu 18.04 package and I want to edit one of its files using root account. First I switched to root with su, but then when I opened file in nano it tells me: [ File '/...
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Shotcut not launching in Xubuntu 18.04

I am running Xubuntu 18.04 and absolutely love it. Why will it only launch from the terminal and not the app in software manager?
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Video Editing Software that Allows Me To Edit Multiple Audio Tracks Seperately from 1 Video File?

So OBS (my recording software) has a feature that allows me to record multiple audio tracks into one video. For example, I can have my microphone and desktop audio recorded in separate audio tracks ...
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Deleting PDF pages based on the format

does Ubuntu have any package with a command line tool which may help to automatically delete pages from a PDF file if these do not have a specific format (e.g. A4)? "Deleting" can also mean just not ...
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Weird issue with editing GTK3's config file

I am re-asking this question because of I posted many questions in one post,Anyway I cant find a solution for this problem.:So I am editing a live ISO. So I edited the GTK3 config File to default to ...
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Ink to math converting application

Is there any application (for Ubuntu) allowing to recognize and convert hand drawn math formulas? I would like to write formulas on paper and scan it, or to use a drawing touch pad. Is there any ...
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How can I export an .xoj file to pdf so that the whole file is exported, not just my edits?

I opened a pdf file in xournal and edited it using a stylus. After saving as a xournal file,with .xoj extension, I selected export as .pdf from the file menu. When I went to open the new file in pdf ...
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Are there any video editors in Ubuntu that can handle some of the tasks below? [duplicate]

My post is a bit vague, but I need a video editor that can do the following: link different video files with text transitions allow music in the background I have read some posts and all the ubuntu ...
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How to edit launchers in Cairo-Dock

I don't know how/where to find more information about the problem so I took a video of it. If there's anything I can do to add more information to this question, I'll do it and add the information; I ...
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I cant splot with , pm3d map, my data file? Gnuplot

I have a data file, (.tab with 11 columns and ~30000 lines ) and when I go on gnuplot, I write : set pm3d map splot "merged.tab" u x:y:z and says: Warning: Single isoline (scan) is not enough ...
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How to crop all the pages of a PDF

I saw this Command line tool to crop PDF files. Being ignorant couldn't understand it. How can I crop all the pages with same dimension(except last and front)? This is precisely the book. Also how to ...
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Need help adding text to a video

I've been tearing my hair out for the past 12 hours trying to figure out what I thought would be a simple task. I have videos that I simply want to add text to. Not just a simple title, but more like ...
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Cannot change Intel turbo boost (/sys/devices/system/cpu/intel_pstate/no_turbo/ not accessible)

Trying to follow this answer under Disabling Intel Turbo Boost in ubuntu: In order to see the driver: cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_driver intel_pstate intel_pstate intel_pstate ...
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How to add 'refresh wifi networks' to my connections menu

My laptop is slow on refreshing the wifi networks on the list of available networks and I would like to edit in a button to refresh the list. Currently I know I can do this in the command line using ...
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Delete word before and after the cursor in nano editor

How can I delete the word before and the word after the current position of the cursor in nano editor? (For the sake of clarity: I mean two distinct editions under this description, like the Ctrl-...
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Word processor or workaround that won't drop MS Word formatting in margins

I'm the admin assistant for a lawyer who has his own practice. I need to be able to help him edit his pleadings. He writes the pleadings in MS Word, and I open them in LibreOffice, edit, and save them ...
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How to edit my /etc/sysctl.conf file? [duplicate]

In one of the labs for learning Linux system administrator I have to do : Now change the value by modifying /etc/sysctl.conf and force the system to activate this setting file without a reboot. Check ...
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What causes the constant messages “the file was changed on disk; reload, ignore?”

The issue While (in this case) editing a .css file in Bluefish, I am switching to the browser to reload the page and test the result. After that, I switch back to the .css file, and get the message ...
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Editing files on server through SSH

I'm working on a web application and all of it's files are on a linux server, which I am accessing through SSH. Is there a way to edit these files in a text editor other than vim or nano through SSH, ...
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A simple picture editing software - for adding text to image

I'm looking for a software to combine photo and text, I don't need special effects just that one function. Is there a free software that is also easy to use? I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04
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Can you recover previous versions of files?

I know that if I delete a file it won't actually be 'deleted' as such, just marked as 'can be overridden when needed' so that when that space is needed the file will just be overridden, and this means ...
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I'm trying to remove the background from an image (using inkscape) [closed]

I'm trying to create infographs - how can I remove the background of a photo? If (for instance) it was a photo of Obama - how would I go about modifying the photo so it was just his head and torso?
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How can I prune a (kmz) track from my GPS?

I want to keep a track from a walk the other day. When I stopped walking and got into a taxi, I forgot to turn the GPS off immediately, and now I want to prune away all of the taxi track. I've done ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10 Openshot shows distorted video when clip in timeline

Openshot displays the video correctly in the box when I click on the title after importing it. However, when I drag the clip onto the timeline and start editing the image seems to go into negative/...
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How to make your own font?

I've always wanted to make my own font, is there a font creating application which will have the following features?: Ability to draw fonts with different tools (similar collection of tools to GIMP, ...
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How to reformat pdf (change page size) using Master PDF Editor or ___

Need help with how to reformat a pdf to make it easier to read on a smaller screen. Changing the page size of the pdf via a reader just shrinks the document, not very useful. If it was an Office ...
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GNU Packages: compiling

Can someone help me about free software from GNU project. I downloaded some packages, in this case coreutils (http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/coreutils.html). I then started browsing through ...
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How to save changes to a file opened in the terminal?

As it required root access to edit, I've opened a init.txt file using sudoedit, but I don't see how to save my changes. I also see lots of things like ^X instructions at the bottom of the terminal ...
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Restricting on-the-fly editing of grub2 menuentries

Is there a way to disable the e' to edit commands before booting option in the GRUB2 menu? I want all menuentries to be available to all users (so password restricting them is not an option) but ...
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Is there a way with sox to trim parts of audio file with volume under a certain level?

I have an audio file and I want to delete the parts of this audio file that have less than a certain level of volume. Is that possible with sox?
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Kile crashing on typing in a file

After start of Kile, I type a letter in the editor (last edited file opened), and the application crashed immediately. If instead of typing a letter, I open a new file and start typing in it, Kile is ...
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Hex editor for open drives

There is any good hex editors that can open a drive not just a single file? Something like Hex Workshop? I'm looking for something for my Computer Forensics class. Thanks
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Edit Gimp source code for personal requirements

I wanna edit gimp source code for my personal specific requirements that are custom printing related, is there any way i can download edit and compile gimp code for windows and ubuntu...?
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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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sudo chmod 755 /dev/sda7 -R simply returns a new command prompt line?

I am logged into my computer through the guest account, because i am unable to login through the master/admin. Account via user interface. (simply a blank, blue screen appears upon login . So i'm ...
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PeerGuardian blocks my wifi ip!

I’ve tried every thing even the PeerGuardian wiki! What I get it that when it tells me to restart pgl after adding the extra ip addresses the restart fails! When I "start" PeerGuardian is gives me an ...
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Program that edits a file through ssh

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 I was wondering if there are programs which let you edit a file on a remote server through ssh. Basically what I'm looking for is the following: There is a remote AIX server that ...
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Add words to a text file using a single terminal command (no editors)

I'm new to Linux. I need to edit a .conf file from the open terminal only and not using any text editors. That is, can I add words and sentences to a config file from an open terminal? Example: ...
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Editor with live preview for AsciiDoc

I'm looking for something like ReText, but for AsciiDoc. The closest I have found is this relatively complex solution (or here) involving Ruby, guard, guard-shell, rb-inotify, asciidoctor, Epiphany (...
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Sensible/correct way to edit the files provided by base-files package?

I understand the package base-files provides the Debian base system miscellaneous files such as /etc/issue, /etc/lsb-release (in the specific case of Ubuntu) or /etc/os-release. I'd like to know ...
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Editing mt2s files

I'm trying to find alternative program(s) for importing/editing/converting video files from my Sony camcorder. Type of files is - mt2s. Camcorder came with a program called Sony Picture Browser (PMB), ...
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Unable to edit using vi

I'm trying to edit my /etc/network/interfaces file to add a line for a proxy server. I first "sudo su -" to be root, and then "vi /etc/network/interfaces". But once I'm in there, I'm unable to edit. ...
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Where is the OS name stored, and how can I edit it?

As question says, I am looking for file that holds system name (note: not hostname) and by that I mean, where it comes from "Ubuntu" "Ubuntu 13.10" and so on... Is there any way to change it? For ...
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I find a advanced video editor for Ubuntu

I need a video editor which has the next functions: move the video (like move tool on gimp) resize the video (like scale tool on gimp) rotate the video (like rotate tool on gimp) and color ...
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how to edit a .pdf file in kubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

How to edit .pdf files in Kubuntu 13.04 ? Is there any supported software like "Adobe Acrobat" with the help of which I could do editing ?
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Is there a way to edit/tweak the regional settings? [duplicate]

Is there a way to tweak the regional settings and , while preserving greek locale, I can change the decimal separator to en_US? as this is necessary for google earth to work correctly? I don't see ...
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How can I not require root identification for editing files in certain directories? [duplicate]

I have the latest version of Ubuntu installed on my computer. I would like to set it up so that I can comfortably program in PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. So I've installed Nginx and set it up, ...
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Need to change the text in a lot of files at once

I have migrated over web and DB files from one server to another and need to change the text in a lot of PHP files from the IP of the old server to 'localhost' where the databases can now be found. ...
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How to edit GRUB file at /etc/default/

I was trying to edit GRUB file at /etc/default/ for fixing the brightness issue. But I am unable to do that as there is no option to save GRUB file after edit. This may be due to some permission ...