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Advanced File Manager app that supports a file name list

I would be grateful if someone can help me identify an Ubuntu open source app that will allow me to move files (not copy files) from various sub-folders over to a single destination folder using a ...
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launch4j error at launch, installation impossible Ubuntu 18.04

I am new to ubuntu software installation "by hand". I want to install launch4j. I have followed the guide from StackExchange and other websites online. Whatever I try, with or without sudo, using ...
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Are there stable open source apps that would work well for conferencing, larger meetings or teaching?

with all of this social distancing and work from home stuff I am curious what people use for large meetings? Open source would be preferred, as would stable. I am a teacher and would love to be able ...
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I want to run a small scale free-of-charge SFTP server among my friends. I want to run it from my Pi Zero on which I have Raspbian installed [closed]

I have searched for line command installation of ftp server. I installed a ftp file system with sudo apt-get install vsftpd. I were able to access it from a remote desktop computer using WinSCP. When ...
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License Visual Studio Code (or VsCodium)

When I want to download Visual Studio Code I saw that the version on official website isn't open source, under the download link we can see: "By using VS Code, you agree to its license and privacy ...
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Replacement for Pondus

Pondus is a lightweight personal weight tracker coded in Python. I have used it for many years, but its functionality has slowly eroded with time. Some months back graphs stopped working, which made ...
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Where is the github for ubuntu 18.04 (gnome) system monitor tool?

I notice the most recent copy right for it is 2011, is it no longer supported? I'm interested in learning from this tool. Does anyone know where it's opensource code is located?
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Is anybody runnning Google Stenographer on their Ubuntu machine?

I am trying to install the Google Stenographer tool on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS machine. Is there anyone that is familiar with this tool and/or running it on one of their machines? I have it installed - ...
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Alternative driver for Intel Wireless-AC 3165 to allow mac spoofing

Intel has stopped supporting mac spoofing in their wifi drivers. Are there any open source drivers that allow mac spoofing on Intel Wireless-AC 3165? Ubuntu 18.04.1 description: Wireless interface ...
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Is there any tool available in linux which can generate flowchart from C code?

I need to create flowcharts for C code which i wrote for my project. I was searching for free software in linux which can do the task for me. and i came across Dia ,but it is not automatic flowchart ...
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How do I digitally sign PDFs in 2019?

This older post is either pointing to mostly dead software or the answers are not fully applicable. I want to take a PDF document, stick in an image of my signature and have this be digitally signed ...
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Is there a list of software vendors that Ubuntu makes use of?

This is not a technical question, but I hope it's relevant enough to be worthy of an answer. I'm doing some research about Ubuntu for a project at my university. I am curious to see if there is a ...
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How to make sure I'm not using any proprietary software after installation?

I know I can check the currently installed non-free software with the following command (assuming aptitude is FOSS): aptitude search '?installed (?section(restricted) | ?section(multiverse))' And I ...
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Web app installation wizard can't write into data/config.php file

Informations below may allow to track why the installation wizard returns: “Cannot write into data/config.php file. Please delete this file“. MATERIAL SERVER : Linux distro Ubuntu 18.04 remote VPS / ...
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Why is there proprietary software in Ubuntu Software Center?

My question is very simple: how to get rid of proprietary software from the Ubuntu Software Center (USC)? It doesn’t work to enable or disable repositories. Even with just the “universe” and “main” ...
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Kippo Honey statup failure

When I try to start my installed kippo honey using ./start.sh, it shows following error. How can I fix this?
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SPARQL in Ubuntu?

Is there any open source application for Ubuntu/Linux that can handle SPARQL to perform queries over RDF stores and knowledge graphs? It doesn't necessarily have to be within apt, may as well be from ...
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How to install the Open Source Intel drivers to get OpenGL 4.5?

I cannot find the open source Intel GPU drivers for OpenGL 4.5 as stated here: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Driver-GL45-Certified I have just upgraded, installed, my ...
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Are the Ubuntu wallpapers open source?

I'm looking for the source files (Inkscape SVG, Illustrator or whatever application was used to create them) for the default Ubuntu wallpapers for the last few versions of Ubuntu. Are they available ...
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Nvidia Drivers Listed as Open Source

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.3 Desktop, and when I list the available drivers to install, I see that there are a bunch of Nvidia drivers listed as open source (shown underlined in red below). I had come ...
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How to install the Wire messenger desktop app/client on Ubuntu?

The secure and private Wire messenger app with end-to-end encryption is a great open source alternative for Whatsapp, Skype, Viber, WeChat, FB Messenger, Telegram. You don't need a cell phone number ...
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Personal Package Archives (PPA) questions

I am new to PPA and have a question about it. If I want to upload self-write software in PPA, do I need to open source? I mean to give the .cpp files. Thanks for the help.
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Is Ubuntu Touch completely open source?

As far as I understand Ubuntu Touch is basically open source. But is it completely open source? Are all the drivers open source? Are there any binary blobs? I guess my actual question is: Can I use ...
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How can I fake HiDPI so I can test my application on it?

I'm a software developer and need to get my software working on HiDPI displays, but I don't have one. How can I fake it so I can see what the users see?
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Is it possible to make an existing Ubuntu installation completely free?

I was unaware in the beginning that Ubuntu is not completely free software, as it uses non-free components. Is it possible to overcome the system's dependence on these (such as replacing Linux ...
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Ubuntu Redistribution

I'd like to create a VirtualBox image of Ubuntu, install some open-source software to it, and make that publicly available. The goal is to provide a ready-made image with some software already ...
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Linux Safety/Security : Is Linux safe if its source code is open? [closed]

I am new to Linux and thinking about safety. I know that Linux is more safe than other operating systems, but why? If it is open source, then anyone can make changes in the kernel. So what if ...
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License concerns of using Ubuntu's color scheme and fonts in an open-source app

I am developer who is creating a new free and open-source web application. Does anyone know if it's OK to use Ubuntu's color scheme and fonts for this?
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Alternative to Teamviewer

I need an advise about alternative app for Teamviewer. For me is important to have such features like: Ability to control PCs remotely Switching sides to control each other PCs Ability to talk in the ...
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Why are nvidia binary drivers called opensource in Software & Updates? [duplicate]

I was curious looking into various tabs of Software & Updates GUI, and found a strange thing: most of versions of nvidia binary drivers are called "opensource". Only legacy ones are called ...
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Opensource AMD driver for R5 M330 for Ubuntu 16

my HP Laptop comes with a hybrid graphics - Intel and AMD R5 M330. I want to install the opensource drivers (which is the only option from what I hear). I am not able to find the means to install it. ...
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What are the Nvidia open source graphics drivers? [duplicate]

I just added the Nvidia driver PPA ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa, and am noticing that a number of the options in Additional Drivers now have "(open source)" (i.e. first option in image) appended to them ...
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Free open source inventory management/invoicing software?

I'm looking for a free software solution for my shop. Basically, I need it to make invoices, manage the stock and a client db. If there is possibility to link it to a webshop, it's a plus.
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Having problems with music players

I tried using Rhythmbox, Amarok, Audacious and Foobnix but have the same issue. When I open my computer and try to listen to songs that was on the playlist before, I always get a warning saying '...
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Video chat software between 4 stations?

Does anyone here know if it's possible to install a software for videochatting, with only 4 contacts available? I'm going to install 4 Ubuntu PC:s in different locations in a school and want the ...
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Truecrypt alternative with deniable encryption? [closed]

I am looking for a Truecrypt alternative for Linux, one that is preferably is free/libre/open-source software (FLOSS). I would have used Truecrypt, but it has been discontinued.
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Can Ubuntu have any labview equivalent open source software?

Can Ubuntu have any lab-view equivalent open source software which is provide virtual electronics lab effects like lab-view.
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Looking for an Open Source Project Management system supporting notifications [closed]

I am looking for an Open Source Project Management system supporting notifications. Here's my requirement: We need an database based system which can track tasks and their due dates. There should be ...
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Getting same patch from two different people at the same time

What happens when two different people fixed and send the same patch at the same time?
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Does Ubuntu Touch ship with proprietary code?

Does Ubuntu Touch (i.e., the system and pre-installed apps) contain proprietary code? Or is it 100% FLOSS?
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How to Program an Indicator into the Unity Panel

I'm working on an open source project and want to edit up one of the notifications for Ubuntu and install it into the Unity Panel (top black bar). How would I go about doing this? What files do I need ...
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Open source license [closed]

How should I license some desktop icons and shell bash files as open sorce software? I am creating and going to package them for Ubuntu 14.04.
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English to Telugu Dictionary for ubuntu

is there any English to Telugu Opensource dictionary tool for Ubuntu 14.04? or for any other Linux distributions?
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How to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system?

I want to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system. With New custom theme and lot of softwares pre-built ! Can I do it only with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) ? Then how ?
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Is Ubuntu an open source software? [duplicate]

Is Ubuntu an open source software (OSS)?
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Are Open Source graphics drivers better than proprietary drivers in certain applications?

I have an elderly laptop with a GeForce 9300M graphics chip. I don't game on it, but I want a smooth desktop experience with Unity. In my situation specifically, are the open source drivers better ...
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What are the main open source two way sync frameworks available natively on ubuntu, which sync via “diff merging”?

So again, the software needs to be: Open Source - so I can program with it. Sync Two Ways - so two or more users can have simultaneous control over one file, unlike Rsync which syncs only one way. ...
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Is Radeon Dynamic Power Management Enabled By Default By Now?

I keep reading that it is, that it isn't. That it was supposed to be enabled by default in the Linux kernel version 3.13 or 3.14, or in Ubuntu 14.04. Or do you still have to follow these steps to ...
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Is using PepperFlash plugin unsafe because it isnt open source?

I'd rather use the newest version, and (starting from Chromium 35, I believe) you can only use Pepper Flash. BUT I'd rather avoid closed source software as that implies a security risk if the code isn'...
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How can I self-host Ubuntu One?

The Ubuntu One service is closing and being open sourced: Additionally, we continue to believe in the Ubuntu One file services, the quality of the code, and the user experience, so will release ...