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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I cannot edit files on a server which I access via fish or smb

I can connect and open files on a server, to which I connect by using fish, but I cannot edit the files. When I edit a file and want to save it I get the following message: The file fish://root@[...
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Unable to edit Network settings, Polkit error

I have a desktop PC with Ubuntu installed, with Static IP address edited. Before the reboot, Internet it's working without problems, i can access the Network settings without problem. But after the ...
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How to add entries in the right-click menu of a file manager?

How would I add an entry to the right-click menu of Nautilus, PCmanFM, or Dolphin without using scripts as mentioned here?
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How to edit fcitx tables & fix broken inputs

I've found some characters missing from fcitx-table-cangjie5 and would like to add them. I've tried nano /usr/share/fcitx/table/cangjie5.mb but it always freezes. Questions: Are there any commands ...
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How to edit a PDF file in LibreOffice Draw or LibreOffice Writer without corrupting it?

I have a PDF file which I want to edit in LibreOffice Draw/Writer without corrupting it. Is there any way I can do it? I have already installed the LibreOffice pdfimport plugin, yet the PDF file is ...
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Editing files from Google Drive

Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS I've set up a Google Account under 'Online Accounts', and have given access to files, and the account is showing up as I expected in the File Manager. I can open files simply by ...
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How to edit a text file to a maximum line length with kate

I have a text file and I want to edit it using kate. I want all lines to have a length less than 70 characters but wrapped around so that each line is as long as possible. This isn't quite word ...
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My terminal does not redirecting to Text Editor App

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 . Today I reinstalled it , and then i was trying to execute this command via terminal sudo nano /etc/fstab While I execute it, it opens a text file and it was supposed to open ...
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How to edit files in GUI text editors as root?

This time and another I need to edit some files that are supposed to be edited by root only. I would very much prefer to do it in a GUI text editor rather than using command line tools like nano or vi....
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Creating desktop icons in LUBUNTU 20.04 LTS , using LXQT -problems making launchable

I recently upgraded my LUBUNTU 18.04 to 20.04LTS that uses LXQT for its desktop. All my desktop shortcuts (*.desktop files) are unlaunchable. Previous people have posted similar questions for UBUNTU ...
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Free PDF Editor software for Ubuntu 20.04 is needed [duplicate]

I am new user of Ubuntu 20.04. I need free PDF editor software for creating and editing PDF files, and for exporting the pages from the PDF files and the PDF files itself, in another format (docx, e.t....
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How to edit system files with the Kate editor? [duplicate]

If I try to use sudo kate to edit a system file, I get the message: Executing Kate as root is not possible. So how can I edit a system file? I put up this question so that I could answer it myself. ...
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I changed the background in login screen and now I can not log in

I Changed the background screen and when I tried to login it displays a error message. I followed these steps. vitux.com/how-to-change-login-lock-screen-background-in-ubuntu edited using text ...
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e514: write error (file system full?) in linux' error even if you file system is not full?

I am trying to edit file constraint_0_power_limit_uw under /sys/class/powercap/intel-rapl/intel-rapl:0. When I try to edit it, I get e514: write error (file system full?) in linux' error even if you ...
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How do I edit configuration files?

I'm a beginner to Ubuntu. Can anyone tell me how to edit a configuration file? This is on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Thanks in advance.
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Edit pdf file in lilbre

I received a pdf file which was created in Adobe. Now I had to edit this pdf file. I opened it in LibreOffice. But either the page or the text was not in the correct format. The texts were exceeding ...
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Cant find Ubuntu Studio Back ports PPA after adding

New to all things Linux. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 a few days ago before I knew about Ubuntu Studio. Today I added the 19.04 back ports PPA but I dont know what to do to access or apply the upgrade. ...
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How to edit the /etc/libvirt/libvirt.conf file

I am trying configure libvirtd for Xen default operation. I need to edit this file: /etc/libvirt/libvirt.conf I am new in ubuntu. Thank u
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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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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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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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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 ...