Questions tagged [files]

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What is include.txt and exclude.txt in my Downloads folder?

My Downloads folder has two files that I'm not sure what they are there for: "include.txt" and "exclude.txt." "include.txt' only shows "sources/boot.wim." "...
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could not paste files

When I want to copy files from the hard disk on which Ubuntu is installed to the other hard drive Windows is installed on, this message appears. COULD NOT PASTE FILES Permissions do not allow pasting ...
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Resetter Can't Find Manifest

So I want to reset my Ubuntu 20.04 installation without reinstalling it, so I am going to use Resetter. However, Resetter can't find the manifest file for the system. I don't have good experience ...
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How to use npm file-storage package?

I learn Javascript and don't even know, how exactly use FileStorage object. var storage = new FileStorage(...); // supply valid credentials The package link: https://www.npmjs.com/package/file-...
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The Linux command line for beginner | Creating folders and files

I'm trying to go through the tutorial for creating folders and files, however when I followed the instructions I'm getting a different result. When I type ls it shows a bunch of stuff instead of dir 1 ...
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Directory index full!

i have a problem about linux file count failure, that problem depends on exceed max file number of system, when i get that error expand file size and makeshift that problem. How can I find which files ...
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How to isolate file permission and file name from results of ls -l?

I want see only the file name and the corresponding file permission. How to do that? ls -l gives -rw-rw-r-- 1 jb jb 102 Apr 28 12:48 hello2.txt -rw-rw-r-- 1 jb jb 102 Apr 28 12:53 hello.txt I ...
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What is linux command to navigate to the previous directory (or back)? [duplicate]

I think my observation linux to navigate to the previous directory (or back) command is cd- but it is not working code cd-
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Remove sudo access to specific file

I have a file on a ubuntu server which should only be accessible from one user. There are other users on the server with sudo permissions. I am trying to restrict the access of this file despite ...
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Problem with PDF file on Ubuntu 20.04

I've got a perfectly good pdf file sitting on a cloud, pCloud. When I'm on a windows 10 system I can read it just fine. However when I look at the same file from Linux or from my android phone it ...
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Best Ubuntu File Search Software?

I have 97,000 files 140gb (.epub books) in one folder, on a usb 3.1 external SSD, sometimes I can't even open this folder in ubuntu, just this folder, all other stuff store there opens and works fine. ...
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What is the official way of emptying the “Bin” of an external hard disk?

I deleted a large directory on an external disk. Well, actually, I clicked the "Move to Bin", since there is no "Delete" menu. Anyway, I tried to empty the bin, but the bin icon on ...
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Strange .txt File Appeared on Desktop

A strange .txt file appeared on my desktop today. Technically, it seemed to have been created one day ago, but it was only recently that I discovered it. The following were its contents when I opened ...
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Trying to find files beggining with a number

For my school, I need to search all the files who start with a numeric. Ive tried searching on the web before but didnt find any answer. I need to use the find command. The question is: Are there any ...
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cp: cannot stat '{1..112046}.pth': No such file or directory

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. I am trying to copy the range of files from one directory to another directory. cp {1..112046}.pth path/to/destination_folder While being inside the source folder. But it ...
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GDM3 is taking most of my SSD space Ubuntu 20.04

I turned on my pc today and got a message that my memory was almost full. Come to find out it is something with GDM3 in /var/log directory. I am not sure what this is and if I can somehow clean it up ...
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Create and Save New Folders/Files in Root directory

In the Root folder/directory, Shall we allowed to create some New folders which can have files like Videos, Doc, Software packages, etc? During installation ubuntu has created many folders with Root. ...
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No root file system is defined (but I defined one)

I tried to solve it in the three most common ways You have not created a valid Linux partition You are trying to use a Windows partition (FAT or FAT32) to install Ubuntu A Linux partition exists but ...
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Ubuntu main directory

Good day I want to make /mnt/c/Users/joey/Desktop as my default directoy so when I close then open my terminal it will be my main default directoy thanks
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GUI: Switch opening all files with particular extensions with another application

I know I can change Default application to open a file is by right clicking on the file in Nautilus and going to properties. But, previously I used to open a lot of various kinds of files (different ...
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After recovering windows in my dual boot, intellij can not read file

In my machine windows 10 runs along with my ubuntu 18.04. Recently i tried to go to my windows, but it asked to fix windows 10, So i recovered by following the instructions, successfully logged in to ...
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PCManFM: same file size unit for all files

I am using PCManFM 1.2.5 file manager. In the file list, the file size units change dependent on the file size, for example a big file's size is shown as being 1.5 GiB, while a small file's size as ...
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FileZilla single file transfer speed slowed down (it was fast before)

I have a server from where I download big files with the following specs: OS: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Kernel: 5.4.0-67-generic CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1275 v5 @ 3.60GHz RAM: 4x16GB DDR4 Storage: ...
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Is there a way with ssmtp to include a file as the body?

With ssmtp, is there a way to include a file as just the body? I would like to send as below so I can just email myself something: $ ssmtp me@gmail.com To: me From: me Subject: A File < fileName ...
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There a quicker way between Ubuntu and my android to send files instead of Bluetooth or cable

Is There a quicker way between Ubuntu and my android to send files instead of Bluetooth or usb cable? Am I aware of quick share that uses wifi. can this be done? I'm using a Samsung galaxy note 10. I'...
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Split directory into 3 directories [duplicate]

I have a directory containing around 24800 .mp4 files how can I split it into 4 directories containg all the files without keeping the original 24800 files in one directory ? is there any MV/move ...
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Editing Favorites Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I am trying to edit an entry in the favorites located on the left-hand side of the Files window. Namely, I have moved my Dropbox directory to another drive. How can make sure that upon clicking the ...
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Move all mp4 from folders into another folder

Currently I have a folder with alot of mp4 files located like this: Folder1/titleplaylist/mp4files Folder1/titleplaylist2/mp4files Folder1/titleplaylist3/mp4files Currently I'm using this command: ...
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file manager cannot mount btrfs usb disk

I have a btrfs usb disk. When I click on the partition, it cannot be mount and an error pops up: no object for d-bus interface But I can use udisksctl mount -b <dev> to mount it. I then click it ...
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storage internal hard disk directory not seen

Sorry i'm utterly n00b... i think i have a storage internal hard disk mounted at /media/me/hard_drive It is not my primary hard drive,i think my primary drive is the SSD i think is mounted at /. If i ...
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Printing files in a directory along with specific information

I'm a beginner to this. I'm currently within the directory I want to be using and as it has a lot of files within it I want to print only the top 15 files, along with information about owner, date, ...
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How can I increase the file system root using free space in my disk? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu for almost a year with dual boot. Actually, I almost never use windows for a long time and I want to increase my file system root disk. I create a free 60 gb disk space, but I cannot ...
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Duplicating disks with dd reports I/O errors. How can I find if / what files are affected by IO errors on those blocks

Task being performed: duplicating a laptop disk (HD) to an SSD (mounted on USB external disk enclosure) with dd. After completion SSD installed in laptop and use as internal disk. Problem: while dd ...
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How would I print commands and output to a text file from GHCI?

For example: lets say I have a function foo if i run ghci and load hello.hs (the haskell file containing foo) Then I run: foo "hello" (This is the command to be saved) false (This is the ...
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How can I Chromecast my Photos with the Files

I am able to Chromecast (both with Brave or google-chrome-stable 87) any tab or an individual file to view an mp4, but casting the desktop provides me a dark screen with no discernible image except ...
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Seeing recent folders not just files in nautilus

I am using 'files' (aka Nautilus, apparently) 3.36.3, standard in Ubuntu 20.04. Is there a way to see recent folders and not just files? Currently I never see folders here.
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How to reinstate files from an rdfind (removes duplicates) summary text file

I have used rdfind to remove duplicate files. It produces a results.txt file. This shows the first of the duplicate files which it did not remove and then the list of all the duplicates that were ...
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Where are the image files for the software logos kept? [duplicate]

I'm looking for the image file where the logo for Vim is stored on my system. When I go to my bin, I can find "links to shared libraries". I run whereis vim And I can find one of the paths ...
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file -i vs file property accuracy, how to check if file is text file

i'm using ubuntu 18.04 LTS, i'm using file -i along with find and other shell commands to generate list of text files inside a folder, it works like 99.9% of time, but there're a few exceptions from ...
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Default space of Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and am currently dual booting windows and Ubuntu. I want to increase the size of the ubuntu file system, and I found that this is possible by using GParted. But I am curious about ...
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My pictures folder just disappeared!

Using Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity desktop. Have been doing so for a long time; have not recently installed or changed anything. I just restarted the computer after it became unresponsive and started ...
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USB drives don't show in Files

Sometimes I can't see USB drives in Files although they appear when doing sudo fdisk -l. In Files a little flash manifests itself in the window when unplugging the USB drive. But plugging/unplugging ...
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OpenShot 2.4.1 Relinking Files “Loop”

I have a project that I created a year ago. Some of the files have been moved. When I open the project, a box pops up that says a file is missing. I click OK. I file-folder like window pops up that ...
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All Windows files accessible from Kubuntu except for those in OneDrive folder

I'm dual booting Kubuntu 20.10 and Windows 10, and I have not mounted the NTFS Windows drive in Kubuntu. In the Dolphin file manager, it is shown as "Basic data partition". I can read and ...
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How can I change the permission on Ubuntu 20.04 to allow ':' on filename of NTFS external drive

I was using the Ubuntu 18.04 and everything was fine processing my files that are something like that: wrfout_d03_2018-01-16_09:00:00.nc It is an automatic process that a climate model save files and ...
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How do I find the location of a file?

I’m new to Ubuntu, and I don’t know how to find the location of a file to follow a tutorial for creating a luncher for Windows programs run through Wine. This is the example I’m trying to follow
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Ubuntu seem to stopped tracking filesystem changes

I'm using Ubuntu 20.10 and recently have the problem that applications don't seem to track file changes anymore. For example when I download a file it's not shown inside my download directory until I ...
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My SSD shows up in terminal bun not in the files?

I am struggling to figure out why my Kingston SSD isn't showing up in the files application. I know that's its working because ubuntu is running from it. I have two drives(one hdd & one ssd) and ...
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How to connect a Ubuntu and a Windows10 using a Ethernet Cable to share files? [duplicate]

I want to transfer all my backed-up files(750GB) which are in a windows10 laptop to my freshly installed Ubuntu system. i have only got a 32GB pen drive and to transfer all the file using it will be a ...
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Ubuntu terminal ls lists folders but not files

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu so I'm thinking I might've installed it incorrectly or something since this never happened on my old laptop, but here's what's happening: I'm using the ubuntu terminal from ...

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