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How to view and manage large data in terminal?

How do I manage huge terminal outputs and data to view and analyze it all? For example when I am trying to look at the kernel with ls -lR it will output so much data that it will take me a year just ...
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Can darktable 'edit metadata exportation' apply multiple string substitutions

Darktable v3.0.2 has a facility to change the metadata applied to files on export with variables altered by string substitutions, as below in the manual. I am hoping to use this to automatically ...
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how to list every single piece of information residing in gvfs-metadata?

Using gio info all we can get is info about a single (and very specific) file or, at most, files in a single (and very specific) folder. So many files exist in ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata folder (...
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Whats the best way to edit the MetaData of home videos?

I've been digitizing my home movies using OBS. I would like to edit the Metadata Seen Here: I've looked into VLC, but any changes I make in it, dont show up here. How can I modify this data?
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Where, if anywhere, does CUPS save the file of a printed document?

I want to create a document management system where I can get the file location of each printed document from the print job history of cups. But I can't find a way to retrieve this information. I ...
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How to show metadata from mplayer streaming audio

I play music from internet radio stations using mplayer from the command line. Presumably information about the item being broadcast is in the metadata. How can I display this information?
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Remove Metadata from Moviefiles with bash script

I have a movie library and wanted to remove all metadata saved in any movie file. Is there a bash batch script, that removes them automatically, so that I don't have to check for every existing file? ...
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Files Backup verification

I have a server with logs file and I am using a remote server as a buckup server, I am using scp commant to FTP these files now I need to develop a script to check if all files transferred and with ...
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Command line tool retreive movie metadata?

I've been using tinyMediaManager but wondering if there is anything similar and simpler ? It searches and retrieves from IMDB & such very well but has far too many options.
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Metadata in the tar file

Scenario: I've translated the directory(MyDir) to .tar(MyDir.tar) through compress option. The directory contained some files like csv, xml, cef, etc. When i try to see the content of tar through ...
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Modifying photo's date stored inside the photo file from files name?

I am using Google's PhotScan app to scan all my old photos that are taken before the digital cameras age, and I am saving these photos using the date of the photo (example: 19821011_trip.jpg, ...
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How to remove chapters from mkv metadata

How do you remove chapters from mkv metadata on command line? Can ffpmeg be used for this?
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Can I erase all photo metadata using Gimp?

Gimp 2.10 offers the possibility to change metadata but my question is that if I edit metadata using gimp... Can I erase all photo metadata using Gimp? Or it will be some metadata I can not erase ...
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removing all image metadata using the command line using metaflac

If an image/cover art is added to a flac file using metaflac --import-picture-from="/tmp/del/image_jpg.jpg" "/tmp/del/test.flac" I can delete all metadata from a flac file using metaflac --remove-...
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How do I change “Image” tab information on a downloaded icon (PNG)?

I downloaded an icon, jester.png from FlatIcon.com. The website states that if you download without a paid membership, you must credit the author, which in this case is Freepik. In fact, here is what ...
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Recover LVM without /etc/lvm/backup/

I just thought what if I lost the LVM backup folder and I only have the HDD's belonging to my one and only Volume Group. Here is a little summary: root@ubuntu-srv:/# pvs PV VG Fmt Attr ...
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Copy face tags from one set of pictures to the same pictures in higher resolution

I have added face tags to a set of 800 pictures using digikam. I will receive the same set of pictures in higher resolution next week and wanted to know if and how I can copy these face tags from the ...
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How to include directories and subdirectories in a batch file

I found a batch file script to do the job I need to do. I posed the question of how to add directories and subdirectories recursively in the batch process in a comment on the post I got this code from,...
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how to edit/view/access the var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin

as the pkgcache.bin and scrpkgcache.bin in the folder /var/cache/apt/ contains detail information about any package, can I access to these files to edit or copy information?
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How do I add the “contains: …” data to an mp3 file?

I am trying to get gmediaserver (v0.13.0-8) to serve all of my mp3s. Right now it sees only a portion of them. I noticed that the "file" command produces different results for the working files than ...
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how to easily remove video metadata on Ubuntu 17.10/18.04? (using GUI instead of terminal)

In Windows, I can easily removed video metadata by: right clicking on the file/files Select Details tab Click on "Remove properties and personal information" Select "Remove select properties for file"...
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Create record of bash-commands and its properties

I want to keep a history of whatever I do on bash and its output. I need to create a DB which can store command path (at command time) command start time command end time output of the command Can ...
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How can i edit the meta data of xls file

While checking my old laptop, i got a xls file which i created in 2007(School days). The file name is myfile.xls and it is protected by password. As it is a document from 2007, i forgot the password ...
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GVFS-WARNING **: can't init metadata tree /home/user/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home: open: Permission denied

lately i've been getting this error whenver I start gedit and the error message seems to fill my terminal buffer. PS: a day before I used nautilius to get access to usr/loacl/MATLAB directory so ...
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gvfs-metadata and other metadata from veracrypt contrainer

I have a VeraCrypt container with valuable data. I do not want my system to store information on what is inside of this container including filenames and folder names. I have Ubuntu 17.04. ...
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How would I batch edit video file metadata for an mp4?

I have a number of mp4 files that need to contain the same metadata eg. artist & album. How can I batch edit the metadata rather than doing them one by one?
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Indexing and searching Windows keywords

In Windows I added keywords to files (mainly pictures) as metadata using details in properties menu of file where I added my keywords as Tags. The values are stored as XP Keywords, Last Keyword XMP ...
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how can i fix the backup verification on ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to do the verification on backup using the Back up now option but i got the error message: Could not restore ‘~/.cache/deja-dup/metadata’: File not found in backup Any help please?
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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 to rename undeleted mp4 videofiles according to “encoded date”

I recovered deleted videofiles from sd-card and now I cannot sort them by date. I can see "encoded date" with mediainfo filename. How can I use the "encoded date" to sort videos, even rename them ...
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App for deleting PDF metadata?

I was using the excellent app MAT (Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit) to delete PDF metadata but recently MAT stopped working for some reason and whenever I try to use it on .pdf files it reports: [-] ...
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How to add metadata columns in list view for Ubuntu 16.04 with Nautilus?

I have tried this line of code but it has not worked: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus-columns I tried following steps given here ...
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Snap install failure: error: cannot find signatures with metadata for snap

I've been building my own snap and installing it successfully for a while now, but just today, every time I build my snap file, when I try to install it, I get... error: cannot find signatures with ...
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Long description for a directory

I store my images in this structure: YYYY/MM/DD-foo -foo is optional and a short description of the event. Sometimes I would like to store a long description for this directory. I think the answer ...
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Special characters in terminal

I am trying to set a metadata copyright notice using exiftool with exiftool -copyright="©2016 Jim Berry" *.JPG but it comes out in the images as "Copyright=©2016 Jim Berry" Why the "Â" and how ...
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“Set document metadata failed” when I run sudo gedit

I have upgraded 14.04 to 16.04 . Now I am trying to open the gedit from terminal by passing the command: sudo gedit /some/where/file.txt but it is throwing an error stating that: (gedit:2090): ...
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How to add ID3 “cover art” by command line?

I need to add ID3 cover art to some MP3 files. I need a command line tool (no GUI) but it seems that neither id3 nor id3v2 tools can do it. Any hint?
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Move part of file name to metadata

I have thousands upon thousands of songs that are named as; Artist - Song.mp3 Artist - Song.mp3 etc What I need to do is to move everything before the "-" and add it to the metadata of the file as ...
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Plex on Ubuntu Server will not update metadata

This is my first Ubuntu server so please use layman's terms. I have Ubuntu server 14.04.4 and the Plex version 0.9.16.3.1840-cece46d. So the plex server is working, I have added two movies and can ...
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Is there an app to remove tag write protection on audio files?

On Windows I used 'Mp3tag' to remove both metadata and protection in order to write other metadata. Is there an equivalent on Ubuntu?
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How to remove all metadate from a file (e.g. pdf)?

For privacy concerns, I want to remove all metadata from a document (e.g. pdf, jpg, docx, …). Metadata in general is additional information stored somehow apart the actual content like: Used Software ...
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How to batch rename JPEG files to image date, adding a count that resets for each day?

I'm using pyrenamer with my photo collection and it works great except for one issue. I want it to rename photos by their date taken metadata, with a three-digit number at the end. Each folder in my ...
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Can't Edit Music Metadata On Samba Share

I have a music library shared over samba. I connect to the samba share with an account that has rwx permissions. I'm able to verify that I can create files in the same directory as the music files as ...
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File manager with media information?

So I've been using Ubuntu for like 5 years now but I was really unhelpful when one of my juniors asked me if there was a file manager which for media containing directories can show the media ...
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Music player with custom metadata

I'm looking for a music player with a particular feature: i wish to choose and edit, for each songs, custom meta tags with support of metadata type (i.e. rating, enum chooser, number).. i.e. : ...
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Can't install ubuntu after deleting windows “completely?” GRUB intallation error

I'm leaving windows completely in all my devices, I had no problem installing ubuntu in my laptap, but it's being hard to do it in my desktop, will try to explain the situation: Hard drives setup: ...
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How to comment multiple images at once

On Windows I had that nice bar on the bottom with the exif entries that I can't manage to make appear on Ubuntu (I'm on Lubuntu but I've tried Mate and Plasma 5.4 too). I've tried with exiftool: ...
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keep same inodes metadata with rsync or ignore metadata with du

I'm trying to synchronize two folders from a remote computer. I want to use rsync to send the folder, and du to check if the space used is identical on the remote computer. The problem is even with a ...
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What is gvfsd-metadata?

A little Googling tells me that it often hogs CPU, and writes a lot of (worthless?) data to disc. In my own experience it simply consumes about 15%-20% CPU and offers me no benefits I can see. I've ...
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What application can edit WebM metadata?

I have a few hundred WebM files, which include audio and video in one file (WebM is a container format). I want to edit their metadata, like: artist who performs the song title of the song album year ...