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Questions tagged [file-format]

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Canon's .CR3 - No Raw Editor on Ubuntu supports?

Please note, that format in context here is Canon's relatively new .CR3 This: I'm either not searching with the right words, or support for .CR3 from Canon camera's like the M50 (that I have) doesn'...
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FILE extension changing while copying from Ubuntu to windows

I downloaded data in Ubuntu which has an extension .text/plain bit when I copied it to my Windows 10 through USB the file extension is changed to '.file'. What should I do now to open it?
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Changing file extension

I have about 1000 images saved in a weird way. "file_name".jpeg?image=%2Fmars%2Freadonly%2Fthemis%2Fpds%2FODTGEO_v2%2Fbrowse%2Fodtbws2_0050%2Fv545xxbws2%2FV54577010POL.png&rotate=0&format=...
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Twitch error #6000

I just installed a fresh unbuntu and logged into firefox. I got my usual addons and credentials and after some time logged into twitch to find that every stream gets the following error: I tried ...
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Unable to upload .amr files in Ubuntu?

I'm trying to upload media files to a website I'm maintaining. The latest one to be added is .amr (test file from here) and it's causing problems, but only with Ubuntu. It works fine on Mac OS (High ...
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Previous windows os files showing up in ubuntu

I been using windows 7 on my laptop, I installed ubuntu studio 18.10 and chose the option of erase disk. I downloaded some files using Utorrent in ubuntu studio and i couldn't find where the ...
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Can't Move the Dropbox Folder to Ext4 or NTFS partition

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. In response to the change in dropbox file system support, I created a new partition on my hard drive to store my dropbox files in. It's 2 GB larger than my maximum dropbox ...
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Copy all files from certain file type extension in script

I am trying to execute the following command in a shell script where adir="mydir" and extType=*.txt cp "$adir/$extType" "$destination" However I get: cp: cannot stat ‘mydir/*.txt’: No such file or ...
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How to change a hypen to a period in a file and/or directory

I'm trying to do this in linux/bash. I have multiple directories. I don't mind doing each one individually as there are just a few. In each directory, there are files and folders with names like... ...
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how to create a desktop file to install an application

I am trying to create a desktop file to install EPSON L210 Printer Utility. When I try to save the file in the usr/share/applications folder it says I do not have enough privileges to do it.
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How to copy every line from a file to MS Word using nano [closed]

I would like to copy every line and character from a file to Microsoft Word or another word processor. However, when I select all the text with nano text editor and paste it to LibreOffice Word, all ...
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how to convert all the file with extention JPEG to have lowercase jpeg [duplicate]

So for some weird reason my ubuntu 16.04 has uppercase extension for images. I know i can do this rename.ul JPEG jpeg *.JPEG to convert all images in a folder to have lower extension. But I have 100 ...
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Thunar: set different default applications for *.rkt files and *.txt files

The problem: whenever I set a default program for opening *.rkt files, it also becomes the default program for opening *.txt files. Whenever I set a default program for opening *.txt files, it also ...
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Removing line breaks from log files

I'm trying to extract some information from a log file and need to remove the line breaks from it, in order to handle it easily, here is an example of the needed result : input file : 02/01/2018 08:...
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What's the file format of “application/x-executable” [closed]

No no no no. I can run the file. My favorite game is that file format and I can run it just fine. Same as other programs with it. My question is what the file format of it? You know. Things like .sh, ...
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How to create new file extension? [duplicate]

I need to create custom file extension like myfile.foo for scripting files how can i configure this ?
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Extract bin to img

I currently have Ubuntu 18 installed on a mac. I'm trying to use dd to copy a disk image to a floppy to boot my Macintosh Color Classic, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to convert the ....
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Formatting a file using GParted [duplicate]

I have downloaded windows 7 and I am trying to format the iso file into ntfs so I can install windows from my usb. I have no idea how to do this in gparted and have scrolled what seems like the entire ...
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why I get “existing superblock read failed: Invalid argument”

Facing issue while running mfks.xfs -f -i $ truncate -s 41943040 /d/backends/disk1 $ mkfs.xfs -f -i size=512 /d/backends/disk1 gives error meta-data=/d/backends/disk1 isize=512 agcount=2, ...
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LibreOffice Writer (6.0.1.1): Lock it to export files as PDF instead EPUB

I currently use LibreOffice Writer (6.0.1.1) and each time I export a document its default file extension is .EPUB. Thus, each time when I want the file to be exported as a PDF, I need to manually ...
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wildcards on executables (binaries)

I can use wildcards to select certain types of files by their extensions, e.g. mv *.cc src/ How to select executables that don't have an extension?
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how can I edit srf image files?

I have a Garmin Nuvi GPS, which contains images, in dot SRF format. I would like to edit the images, or create new srf image files. I have tried to use GIMP to edit or export images to and from this ...
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a command or script for changing encoded characters in a text file

I believe there are other options too, but I was wondering would it be possible to replace some characters in a text file with the Command line? Example: è to č, æ to ć and so on... Could I point a ...
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Why don't we have magic numbers for shell scripts?

Ubuntu and Unix systems in general use magic numbers to specify a file's type, so that e.g. VLC will open a .mp4 file even if the extension is stripped from the file name. However in scripts the ...
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USB turned into Read-only File. how to make it Writable

My USB stick turned out to be Read-Only. I want it to be the writable as well. I've tried many ways but its not working out. root@vk:~# mount -o remount,rw '/media/vk/C84D-2766/' mount: /media/vk/...
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How to open .ext file extension?

I have a file with *.ext extensions. How to open that file in ubuntu? I search on this, they say that it can open with norton commander in windows. Update: The file is zipped sqlite database
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Any app on Ubuntu to open HEIF (.heic, High Efficiency Image File Format) pictures?

A certain cellphone maker has changed the default format of taking pictures to HEIF (.heic, High Efficiency Image File Format), without asking the users (although there is still the option to use jpeg/...
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Open VCF file via Webbrowser

We have an intranet where I can open VCF files. At the moment firefox wants to download or open it in gedit. I would like to see it in human readable form :-)
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File extension issue

usually when I compile a C program I give the command: gcc -o program_name program_name.c I have a folder full of program_name and program_name.c files. I wanted to delete the program_name files. ...
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Cannot run g++ compiled code. Get permission error. Used chmod, got Exec format error

I have been using Code::Blocks to write some code and I used cbp2make to generate a makefile that compiles with g++. I run make and I get all of the ".o" files the makefile promises in the "obj/...
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Does a filename in Ubuntu starting with “readme” automatically becomes a readme document type?

I'm working on a tomcat project so I saved a jsp file with the name of readmessages.jsp with sublime-text editor. When I opened and saw it's type(because it was displaying a readme icon on top of the ...
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What is the output of `cat image.png`?

What does the output mean when you do cat image.png? Is this what the image actually is made of? Does it matter what file extension the image has?
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How to change recup_dir file permission?

I lost some files on an external hard drive. When I used a recovery process on the files they read only. Only root has permission to change the read only settings. How do I change those recup_dir ...
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How to open oft files in Linux

I have some older (around 2010) .oft files (seem to be mails stored in an MS Outlook format) which I need to open (or convert and open) in Kubuntu 17.04. Any suggestions?
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How Do I make a program with Ubuntu Command Line [duplicate]

I want to know how to make a program that you can edit and run. The problem is I don't know what the file extension is, like how you can make a text document on windows and save as filename.bat.
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Can I export the default programs to use for different file types?

I have changed a lot of defaults which programs should be used for which files, e.g. instead of using LibreOffice for CSV I use Sublime Text. Is it possible to export those? My System: Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Why does Ubuntu support so many file compression formats? [closed]

I don't know if only Ubuntu or all Linux distributions support so many file compression formats. But, why are so many formats supported? Where in Windows, by default only .zip files are supported. On ...
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Graphical way to install .flatpakref (Flatpak) files?

I've been downloaded a file from MonoDevelop website but it couldn't execute in my ubuntu, how to open that file? filename is "monodevelop.flatpakref"
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How to play Geovision video files in Ubuntu

I will need to playback some video that was made in a Geovision video camera which has its own format. I was told that there may not be a way to play them in VLC or any other because the video file ...
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Does Ubuntu carry over Windows filenames (png, exe, ect.) or does it have its own? [duplicate]

If they do I'd love to learn the names of them and what they do.
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How to fake the format of file to an arbitrary format?

I have a 10GB .iso file with sensitive information. How can I fake its format to be a format of my choice (say .mp4) Is this method valid for any format? $ cat picture.png myiso.iso.gpg > ...
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How can I find all video files on my system?

I tried using the Unity Lens File search for *.* and filtering by Last Modified=All, Type=Videos, and Size=All but found nothing although I know there are some .3gp files in my Pictures folder. I ...
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How can I open a file with a specific application and another file of the same file type with another application?

Example: The content of my book is stored in book.md. I want to write my book in Typora.io. The content of my presentation is stored in presentation.md. I want to work on my presentation in ...
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How to edit/open or make a .c32 file?

I am editing a live-CD, inside of which I found in isolinux/vesamenu.c32. I would like to look into that file. Is there any way to open and edit a .c32 file?
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Is it possible to export citation fields when saving a Writer document (.odt) as a .doc(x)?

I would like to save my LibreOffice Writer document (.odt) containing citation fields added using Zotero as a .doc(x). However when I choose to save as .docx, doc or Office Open XML (.docx) the ...
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How to open .tar_1 file?

I downloaded some firmware packages from Intel. Two of them installed fine but this one is different and doesn't unpack fully. It could be the wrong package that I downloaded but I'd like to know ...
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Comparing directory sub-structure and file names ignoring file type/extension

This has been partly covered by Comparing the contents of two directories but I have a slightly twist on this problem. I have directories Dir1 and Dir2. Their subdirectory structures should be the ...
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How to open large file with extension .v2.gz?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a large file with the extension .v2.gz and I cannot extract it with archive manager. Is there any way to uncompress the file using terminal?
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Can I open several files with the same extension without typing the extension through cmd?

I got a few files to open and they are all in a folder filled with files with the same extension. My question is as the title says, but I'll provide an example: yourprogram <filename1>.ext <...
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How to properly view a .sqlite file using sqlite?

I have installed the program sqlite in order to view file types with that extension, however even after reading its help documentation and its manpage, I am still confused about how I get it to show ...