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Bulk transfer file ownership

I ended up flashing the wrong image for a OS rewrite and used foremost to recover ALOT (500k+) of files, however each of these files is basically password locked as they technically belonged to a ...
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Automatic 5 Volume Created [Name:261MB Volume, 47MB Volume 57MB Volume ,65MB Volume, 85MB Volume]

How this can be possible automatic five volume created with system files? What can I do now?
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Sudo: /etc/sudo.conf is world writable [duplicate]

I used chown -R 777 / and now i cant open Firefox and root account How can i fix it? Im a newbie btw
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Can't Open `nautilus`

I opened nautilus using $ sudo nautilus / and deleted some files at /usr/share (Discord related files) but after that i tried to open nautilus by clicking the icon and it don't open. i got no idea ...
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Nautilus (Files) crashes when trying to open specific folder on Ubuntu 22.04

Picture When I try to open folders (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos) using right click on Files icon on the left bar the Files crashes. I noticed that this only happens when I ...
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How do I move files into usr/lib [closed]

I'm attempting to get this open RGB udev rules file into a flatpack installed version for my package installer, and im not sure on how to get permission to move files in there
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Allow filenames in bash associative array

I am using the following to fill fdir with directory names, whilst removing any duplicates. Would like to allow valid filenames as well. declare -A tag for dpa in "$@"; do [[ ! -d $dpa ]] ...
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nautilus[103320]: g_time_val_from_iso8601: assertion 'iso_date != NULL' failed

Recent upgrade from 21.10 to 22.04, and my /var/log/syslog is being flooded with: nautilus[103320]: g_time_val_from_iso8601: assertion 'iso_date != NULL' failed Anybody have any idea what to look for ...
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Can't extract `.box` files [closed]

i downloaded a .box file from internet which contained a Virtual Box image for Arch Linux, but for some reasons i can't extract those files. Whenever i try to extract the .box file i get an error. The ...
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Issue with group permissions when dowloading files from browser on Ubuntu 22.04

Summary: I cannot download files in folders I have group permissions, but not ownership, when I download from two different browsers. The system is an Ubuntu 22.04 desktop. This looks like a bug. ...
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Making two lists, matching and not-matching specific file types

I have a bash function where the arguments are files. Thus the following print statement gives opts="$@" echo "$fargs" Result: linge-cellar.rc linge-cellar.rc~ linge-checkn.rc ...
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How to Tell Activity Monitor to Measure in GB instead of GiB?

I use the Activity Monitor application a lot, and I frequently need to know how much memory an application is using. Is there a way to tell the activity monitor to measure in GB instead of GiB? Here's ...
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How do I copy/transfer a file between users on Ubuntu Server?

I know there are 2 other posts on this topic, but neither of their solutions seem to work. I'm trying to transfer a java file from a sambashare to another user, but this is what happens: zein127@...
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Can't open visual studio code using (code .) in /var/www/html in WSL2

Can't open Visual Studio Code from terminal in /var/www/html (WSL2) gives error: $ code . To use Visual Studio Code with the Windows Subsystem for Linux, please install Visual Studio Code in Windows ...
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Opening a pdf on Ubuntu on WSL

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 with WSL2 in Windows 10. I need to open a file Rplot.pdf on Ubuntu. I've tried: First: xdg-open Rplots.pdf I got: Error: no "view" mailcap rules found for type "...
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'Files' icon on lock/login screen

Recently I installed Ubuntu 20.04 and noticed something upon the fresh install that I hadn't seen in earlier versions: a small files icon on the bottom of the inlog screen (as pictured in the ...
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Sourcing bash scripts with argument parsing

What happens when one sources a bash script that includes an argument parsing section? I would like to execute functions without having to source the file. But should I source the file, I do not ...
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Set group ownership and permission for new created files/folders

I found several questions like that of mine, but none of them worked for me. I have a site folder /var/www/afos2.local/html. Apache is running under www-data user. I have created a group site_afos2. I ...
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Browsers unable to save downloads to network drive after upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04

I did a clean install, replacing Ubuntu 20.04 with 22.04. Since then the web browsers (both Chrome & Firefox) cannot save any downloaded files to my network drive (a QNAP NAS). The browsers can &...
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I move folder to * file type how to get file form it [closed]

I try mv Some.txt A* but there is not any folder name of A so it converts into 'A*'file ls screenshot
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make: *** No rule to make target 'clean'. Stop. make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop

I have little experience coding and trying to setup up Python vmaf on Ubuntu using https://github.com/Netflix/vmaf/blob/master/resource/doc/python.md#linux instructions. up to the stage of Clean build ...
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How do I access %LocalAppData% directory if I'm on Linux browsing a Windows Bootcamp partition?

I've installed Xubuntu 20.04 without installing rEFind and now I can't boot to Mac or Windows bootcamp. That's a separate issue I'm going to fix. But before I do, I want to backup some files to my ...
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Why does the "ls -l /bin" command show only 1 file?

The ls /bin command shows many files. I need to get a detailed list. But the ls -l /bin command shows only 1 file. Tell me, please, what is wrong?
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How to delete a bunch of files in a folder knowing a part of their filename?

I have a folder of Markdown files. The files use the following filename convention: [Time-based ID] [Title]. With this convention, you have filenames such as 202204101548 Banana bread or 202204101549 ...
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How do I open a file as a URL?

I'm running Kubuntu21.10. I've downloaded a music-playing file named 128.m3u. I can get it to play music from a browser, e.g., Firefox, by accessing it via "Open File'. How can I turn it into a ...
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unzip: cannot find zip file directory

I used right click then compress to zip the folder called m1 and got m1.zip folder but when I tried to extract it again I got. Archive: m1.zip End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either ...
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How to find Ubuntu specific partition in Files app and merge them with another partition?

I have 2 partitions like in this picture. I want to merge nvme0n1p7 and nvme0n1p9 with no deleting or losing of my data. Also, I want to see what files in 'Files' app for nvme0n1p7 partition since it ...
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How to really hide a folder / file?

I have a folder which I want to hide, but not by prepending a dot, because then you just need to enable "View hidden folders" in the file manager. I don't want that - I want it to be REALLY ...
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When opening file in default dialog and searching, how to sort by Modified?

When I open default file choose dialog (in gtk), files are properly sorted by modified date descending. I start typing "yaml", because I want to see only yaml files, but sort order changes ...
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All my Files are locked and I can not modify them, how do I unlock them?

Hi to Ubuntu Community, I was opening one of my folders when I noticed that the folder, and all the others around it, had a lock on each one, and then disappeared. And now, when I want to delete, ...
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Rename files and move to parent directory and delete empty subdirectories

ls */*/* The output of the above command is shown below: HP14_107_Ch/10785/outs: metric_summ.csv HP15_746_Ad/10746/outs: metric_summ.csv HP16_317_TD/10787/outs: metric_summ.csv I want to rename ...
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delete 50 random rows in a txt files that have their second column labeled as 0

I want to use the terminal commands for deleting 50 random rows from a txt file that is tab separated and has these sample rows where the second column is 0. The value in the second column is either 0 ...
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MC Comix doesn't seem to open CBR files

I've installed MC Comix on Ubuntu 20.0. When I try to open a CBR file, it doesn't recognise it, and the list of "all files" doesn't contain CBR, which I'd have thought essential for a comic ...
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How do I resolve a "Too many levels of symbolic links" error on my Documents folder?

I tried using root and the absolute path, but got the same error. I also tried changing the ownership of the folder manually to my username, which also resulted in a "too many levels of symbolic ...
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The link "pictures" is broken. Move it to Trash? This LInk cannot be used because its target"/home/-"Pictures" doesn't exist

I am not sure how this happened, but whenever I open the Files application, I see an error that reads: The link {name} is broken. Move it to Trash? How can I fix this issue?
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How to create a new file / an empty file using command or shortcut or without command?

How to create a new file / an empty file using command or shortcut or without command? Like To create new Folder, shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + N Right click and create New Folder
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How can I move a file in Dolphin without moving any data?

How can I move a file (or directory) in Dolphin without using drag and drop and without doing any copying? Of course, that's just what the shell command mv does. Unlike mv, cut-and-paste requires ...
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How would I create a list of sub-folders in a given folder without the full path?

The following in a bash script: find /Volumes/SpeedyG -type d >> file.txt ...works well to list the folders in that path in a text file, /Volumes/SpeedyG/folder1 /Volumes/SpeedyG/folder2 /...
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Print double quotes in file

I would like to print this to a file echo "hello world "today"" > /tmp/file.log have as a result on /tmp/file.log hello world "today"
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/dev/nume0n1p2: clean files [duplicate]

I tried to install a game and it told me that there was no space in the documents so I tried to restart and when I turned on, I got this message: /dev/nume0n1p2: clean, 808067/31227904 files, ...
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Opening a directory in a mounted disk uses a different icon

My home directory is mounted in a different disk than my os. The consequence of this is when I open the file explorer it uses the icon for the disk explorer: Instead of the file icon: Is there a way ...
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I can't upload any type or file (photo, vide, pdf, etc.) to social media or cloud servers with Brave browser

I'm new to Linux and today I encountered with this issue. I have been downloading files like photos, video, pdf no problem but now that I tried uploading files to Google Drive, Youtube and Twitter it ...
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Can I install files on my bootable Ubuntu usb drive?Will it affect the installation? [closed]

Can I make a folder with files that I need without corrupting/interrupting the installation?
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Fail to extract rar archive

I have a .rar archive. I can open it using Archive Manager. Files are ready to view individually. But it cant extract all of the files inside the archive. The archive consists of a hierarchy of ...
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Deleting folders from a Toshiba external hard drive that cannot be accessed

There are two folders in the folder "Temp" I cut and pasted using Windows 10 to my external hard drive that cause an input/output error whenever I try to view them using the "Files"...
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How can I create a configuration file? Ubuntu 21.10

I need to create a configuration file with te following commands for preventing to conflict rtl8188fu module with built-in r8188eu module, so that my wifi adpter can work. echo 'alias usb:v0BDApF179d*...
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What happens to a file in a sambashare hosted on Ubuntu when i access it in windows and configure it to be hidden?

What happens to files in Samba share when the host is Ubuntu and the client is windows when I make the files "hidden" in windows? I hide some files to make it look cleaner, but I don't want ...
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Accidentally deleted some files in /var - WSL2

I was trying to deleted some files in another directory called var and ended up deleting some files in my /var. I’m not sure which files. I have not experienced any issues yet. Should I reinstall ...
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Fix permissions on files copied to samba shares automatically

so I have a samba share where I have multiple groups and user. in my case: A user named CEO would be a member of groups Partners and Users, While user Clerk would be just a member of group Users . ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server : Error Opening File : Permission Denied

I am attempting to upload a file to IPFS from a mounted hard drive and keep getting this error that says permission denied. You can see the permissions below and I should have access. ubuntu@ubuntu:/...
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