Questions tagged [files]

For questions concerning specifics about the files on Ubuntu. If your question is about the file manager called "Files" in Ubuntu, use the [nautilus] tag instead.

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How to install Thoptv in ubuntu 20.04?

I have install thoptv.deb file from its official site. How to further install it? nischay@nischay-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install /home/downloads/[Linux]_THOPTV_v34_AMD64.deb Reading package lists......
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executable file us unable to open the output file

So I'm very new to Ubuntu/Linux and am trying to run a tool from a C source code that uses the library ias_lib. The executable requires a text file input and is supposed to generate 2 .img files. ...
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Some folders are unreadable

I use Ubuntu 18,After a power cut, some folders have disappeared, I tried to recover them but couldn't, then after few days, they are back but I can't access them. If I open the folder it asks for ...
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Python Reading from multiple files in a directory [closed]

I am trying to create a python script that opens all .html files in the current directory, and search the files for a string, and then print a message if that string is present in the html file. I use ...
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Explain difference in non-hidden file count when using Nautilus vs. using other tools such as tree and how to independently calculate former count?

I recently have been backing up my files from a laptop and as part of that have opted to move a folder that at first seemed to be of size 107.6 GB from one hard drive to another. As I was copying, I ...
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All my files Suddenly dissapeared in ubutnu 18.04

04 and today suddenly all my files dissapeared, i don't know what happened, i am sure i do not eliminated all the files because is still the space in my hard drive is like the files are in my hard ...
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How much free space do I really have on my drive (ext4 and ntfs)?

I keep backups at two, 1.5 GB external hard drives which were both, up until recently, formatted to ntfs. The two hold identical copies of my files and folders. Recently I decided to change to ext4, ...
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Accessing Windows 10 files from Ubuntu 20.04

I am a novice Linux user. I have a Raspberry Pi 4 and have used Raspbian on it and have had no problems accessing my Windows 10 files shares. I wanted to try Ubuntu to see how it compares. I tried the ...
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How to write a shell script that shows just the content of the files with more than 8 lines from the current directory?

I'm new in shell scripting. How can I write a shell script that shows just the content of the files with more than 8 lines from the current directory (in Ubuntu)? I know that I must use the command ...
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can't remove files from trash

I deleted some files from usr/shr (basically some themes) and now i am not able to empty my trash It is saying "You do not have sufficent permissions to delete the file".
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file explorer changes

I have downloaded a file onto the working directory and can see the file when I look at file explorer. However, the file does not show up when I use the ls command. I have triple checked that I'm ...
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Check if files exist, get the most recent one

If I have these files in my test folder ehsant@lp02944:~/test$ll total 24 drwxr-xr-x 2 ehsant ehsant 4096 May 19 17:54 . drwxr-xr-x 6 ehsant ehsant 4096 May 19 14:45 .. -rw-r--r-- 1 ehsant ehsant ...
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Why does ~/.local/share contain so many kinds of data? [closed]

~/.local/share seems to be a collection of essential data, configuration data, log files, accumulated junk, and who knows what else. Given that ~/.local is already divided into bin and lib, why was a ...
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renaming file and deleting from last

what is the "command line" "to remove certain character from the end of a file name . For example, subash.jpg.jpg. I want to remove ".jpg" from last. i have been having problem "renaming the files".
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Unable to star files and folders inside Dropbox folder

I tried to star files or folders inside Dropbox folder, but after I right click on a file there is no menu item "Star". For files and folders outside the Dropbox (e.g. in Download folder) is no ...
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Automatic file mover [closed]

I'm currently setting up an auto moving code that will move any file from one folder to another. But I'm trying to use the mv command but it would move the folder I don't really have any code set in ...
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Nextcloud (snap package) execution user

I install clear Ubuntu 20 and try snap install of Nextcloud. Everything works, but why snap executed with root priveleges - for example, directories created in Nextcloud "External storage" dirs have ...
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Is there a way to change the icon size of the file selection dialog?

I would like to have actual thumbnails here instead of this list and that tiny thumbnail on the side:
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How can I move a file from my computer to a remote machine, bypassing through a second computer?

I need to copy a program (which I have modified on my computer) to a Unix. I can't do it straight away because I need first to pass from another machine. I have tried with: scp /path/of/the/...
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automaticly creating .exe file for every folder

Iam using ubuntu 18.04 and in my system it is automatically creating .exe files in each and every folder with the foldername.exe if i delete it and after some time it is again creating the file.How ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 desktop - create new document

Any-1 know is there possible way to add "create new" context menu in desktop of Ubuntu 20.04? I see it's working in "Files" (in folders) using templates, but my only option right now is to open ...
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How to make snaps access hidden files and folders in ~/home?

OS: Ubuntu 20.04 I installed gedit, kate, and libreoffice as snaps. $ snap list (partial output) Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 access to NAS files

After upgrade to 20.04 Files ( and Krusader!) can find the volumes on local NAS, but individual files and folders are returned as "No such file or folder; has it been deleted?". Taking note of ...
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How to eliminate duplicate files

I use UbuntuStudio 20.04. I want to know if there is some Linux native app (with GUI) to eliminate duplicate files, not only related with the names of the files, but its content. I'm talking about ...
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How to properly use include and exclude rules under these conditions using backintime/rsync?

I'm trying to backup the entire root (/) but excluding everything under /mnt except certain folders under a partition I have mounted there, let's say it's mounted to /mnt/Files. Right now under ...
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I can't see contents of my hard disk drive in ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I'm trying ubuntu live with usb for the first time in a windows machine. I am now in the ubuntu desktop and I want to explore my files in my hard disk which is separate from my boot drive. I've gone ...
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Are file names allowed to use dots other then before the file extension?

I am checking file name validity on Ubuntu computers. I want to check whether the file extension is correct. Is separating the value after the first dot in order to get the file extension will do? if ...
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GNOME Activities does not show all files during search

The GNOME Shell Activities does not search all directories and searches only within recent files. Language: English (United States) Formats: España = Spain Input sources: Spanish Trying to change my ...
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Removing characters (digits) after the first dash (-) from the end of a fileName

I have thousands of .mp3 files that have recently been required and were appended with a dash - and a series of various amounts of numbers. I would like to remove the last dash and the numbers to ...
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Directory not empty, input/output error

After some disk-intensive work, which required the creation of a large number of files on an NTFS volume, I am experiencing a problem when accessing some but not all of the folders involved. From the ...
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Changing directory and file permissions

I am trying to change the owner and group of a directory that happens to be on a mounted drive. I can run sudo chown and sudo chgrp on the directory however, when I look at the group and owner, ...
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How to find recent files in Ubuntu 20.04 activities overview?

Ubuntu unity made it easy to access recently used files by clicking on the dash button and type some characters of a recently used file. The activities overview in Ubuntu 20.04 works similar. But it ...
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Recommended video creator for YouTube on Ubuntu?

In short I actually want to upload some audio to YouTube. You Tube only takes video. Obviously. So I want to make an audio book type file; an audio file and a single image turned into a video file. I ...
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How to create and run your own file-type in Ubuntu using C language?

I am currently working on a project in which I am thinking of making my own file extension like .something and making a program to run and read that file (like a NotePad), but I have no idea how to do ...
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Help to (a) reinstall the OSCAR application & (b) verify the FILES directory tree

I have had to erase my hard drive & would like some help to (1) reinstall the OSCAR application & (2) verify orphaned files in my new directory tree can be identified & deleted. Problem 1:...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - files on network share appear as folders

After installing 20.04 (with Gnome desktop env), when I navigate through the GUI to my network share, all of the files appear as directories and I am unable to download/copy them to my local host. ...
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Where is fslint (duplicate file finder) for Ubuntu 20.04?

I tried to install fslint :~# apt install fslint and I received Package fslint is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted,...
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shell unnanme -r command not found [closed]

shantanu@LAPTOP-3NM82R8U:~/c$ make make: unname-r: Command not found make -C/lib/modules//build M=/home/shantanu/cmodules make[1]: *** /lib/modules//build: No such file or directory. Stop. Makefile:3:...
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Lost files following Ubuntu install

The local Radio Shack installed new Ubuntu over my old Ubuntu and all my files are gone. Is there a way to recover?
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Dolphin displaying samba files as folders on Kubuntu Focal Fossa

I have just fresh-installed Kubuntu 20.04 on my PC. I had to modify smb.conf in order to access to my old multimedia hard drive connected to the same network and to another hard drive plugged through ...
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Passing commands as a string to shell sudo bash –c “ls -l /home” gives the error bash: –c: No such file or directory

$ bash –c "ls -l /home" bash: –c: No such file or directory I don't understand why I am getting this error. I understand if you are passing commands as a string to shell then it should be able to ls ...
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Is exclamation mark(!) included in regex or glob?

In many articles they never included '!' in glob, which is wrong. So, where does ! truly belong to ? I have used ! in glob eg. ls lis[!ta]* does this mean ! is a part of glob?
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Ftp connection through wifi

I want to connect to my frnd's linux system who is using different wifi. I am using different wifi. How can i establish ftp connection with him. When i am pinging to his ip address no packet transfer
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How come file size is different after copying files from Ubuntu to my other Windows machine?

I was just wondering if it's possible to have different file sizes in different operating systems. Ubuntu shows 47.5gb while Windows was showing 44.2gb. I don't know but I checked each and every file. ...
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pin folders in dock in 20-04

Alex Goes Fuhrmann and Pomsky have described the process to pin folders to the files icon on the Ubuntu dock in 18.04 (How do I pin my favorite folders in Ubuntu dock like in Windows?). I had this ...
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This file could harm your computer

After downloading the 4k software for downloading youtube videos, i get a message saying this file could harm my computer,keep or discard.
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(Problem) Smb shows files as directories

I'm trying to configure an smb share. The problem is that once i connect to the shared hard disk, files in it are shown as directories. Is there a fix for this issue?
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Why can't I run multiple files through a `while read` loop?

I want to run this command in 180 files: cat kegg_random.tsv | while read line ; do echo "$line" | join -1 2 -2 1 -e"NA" -o1.1,0,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5 -t $'\t' - kegg_sort_2020.out | shuf -n1 >> ...
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remove some file on usb flasdisk

I want to remove just some files on flash disk in ubuntu, usually, I just right-click by mouse in windows and erase them. but I can't find it in ubuntu. I have already erased any file that contains in ...
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Can't connect my Redmi Note Pro 10 phone to my HP laptop via USB cable

Smartphone connection problems Redmi Note 10 pro (English translation from Google): Hi, I have very serious problems connecting my smartphone in question via usb on hp laptop. With Ubuntu as soon as ...

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