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Searching text from a list in another file

Is there a grep-like program for Ubuntu that can search a text file, or batch of text files in a folder, for any occurances of words in another text file or a list like a csv file or an ods file or ...
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How to add dictionary lookup option to text selection in Ubuntu 22.04

I tried to look for some leads to add this option to Ubuntu 22.04 but couldn't find anything. I found a tutorial that worked on Ubuntu 18.04. But it was only a walk through on how to add a custom ...
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How can I change directory text color in C shell?

I want to change directory color in cshell. So I copied /etc/DIR_COLORS file to my ~$home and named .dir_colors. I modified that file but it doesnt change the text color. If I source that file then ...
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sed: -e expression #1, char 32: unterminated `s' command

I have a text file that has many groupid = []. I wan't to edit the specific line which is 41, How can I do it? My command: sed -i "s/groupid = []/groupid = [ 2 ]/" rights.toml I have tried: ...
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Moving the non-cursor end of the text highlight

I know of the shortcut Shift + left arrow/right arrow to extend/retract the text selection, but it moves only at the cursor. Is there a way to move the "tail" of the highlight in the same ...
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Apply Text to Multiple Layers, and then Export With each Layer as Individual PNG

I'm new here. Thanks for the warm community. I know about the "Export Layers As..." plug in. It has saved me many countless hours. However I'm wondering about something else in that arena. I ...
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opening a .css file throws me an error

Opening this file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W47IfvZ_FiGhZgwnUlmgQHA5_4FFZvRc/view gives me this error and it won't let me edit it: The file you opened contains some invalid characters. ...
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Japanese numbers are not displayed correctly on Google Chrome

Since 16.04 or much older until today on 20.04 LTS Google chrome sometimes doesn't display numbers in Japanese correctly. The other frames in the same page on Twitter do display them readable. I ...
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Bash Script: Comparing two text files

I am wondering how I can do this efficiently. Given two files, say a.txt and b.txt, I want to write a bash script to do the following: Every line in a.txt containing '*' that does not exist in b.txt ...
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cat : Do not read stdin if no input file is given on the command line

I have a script that concatenates files with cat. It contains roughly the following line that hangs the script in reading the standard input if the directory contains no files: cat /path/to/dir/* > ...
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How to convert text to csv from linux?

azureuser@puppetagent-ubuntu1:/tmp$ cat /bin/user_activity.sh #!/bin/bash echo `last` > /tmp/login_history.txt I'm tracking user data in linux through the "last" command so I'm appending ...
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How to increase size of user interface of browser in ubuntu 20.04?

I want to increase the size of text along with links and tabs in my browser of Ubuntu 20.04 . I want it to be as in Windows Browser. Here it is very difficult to see without stretching my eyes.
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gnome-tweaks fontsize increase does not work with non-system apps

I need to increase the font-size of my OS and everything else in general (Ubuntu 20.04 gnome). When I do this using gnome-tweaks, it works for things like nautilus and some other gnome apps but not ...
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How do I increase the text size in an app on ubuntu 18.04?

I had to re-download the Brackets text editor amongst a few other apps but when I open it up the text in the menu, buttons in the app text in the app itself are really small, I think there's a command ...
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How to download a text editor on xubuntu? [duplicate]

Should I install my text editor from the ubuntu software store or download it manually? And how do I download it manually?
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Opening this file in nano shows peculiar red area

I have a simple text file. When I open it with nano, there is a red area covering space in front of some of the text. I have never seen this: What can I do about this?
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Terminal based text scaling / How to get rid of accessibility icon in top bar?

Looking for a solution to use text scaling without using the accessibility feature I came across this solution. However, this also uses accessibility, but I want no accessibility icon. How may I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 server ting text on 1440 screen

I use a new 1440 gaming monitor for a Windows desktop but also feed in 2x Ubuntu servers and one Debian server (no GUIs on any of them) through a 4K KVM switch. The text on the three Linux devices is ...
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How do you reinstall Ubuntu after deleting python3.6? [duplicate]

I recently made the stupid mistake of uninstalling python3.6 because I upgraded to python 3.9, not knowing how important python is for Ubuntu. I got signed out automatically and when I tried to sign ...
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Unable to view text files on putty using the less command

After invoking the less command in putty,it keeps on returning that the text file is a directory without showing the text in the directory. Actual command: less file_name ls -l gives -rw-r--r-- l
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Ubuntu 20.04 only shows half text

Ubuntu is only showing half text in almost any program, title bars, menus, etc. I tried setting font to large in accessibility, didn't work. used fc-cache -r fc-cache -f and didn't work. additional ...
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Router login using Links2 webrowser for terminal

I can call up the router login page using the Links2 text based webrowser for terminal, and enter details but when I submit the form nothing happens... The router is TL-WR40N, the server is version 18....
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speech marks around text file when referring it in the terminal

this is an ultra noob question. but I'm learning commands in the terminal and whenever I have to reference a text file in the terminal (which I made in the text editor), I have to put speech marks ...
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Why my screenshot saved in text format?

I took a screenshot using shift + Print Screen Key. It is saved in the Pictures folder as a text document and couldn't view the image. The extension is still .png but the image viewer couldn't open it....
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Regolith - i3-wm - Background color of some text and some text colors messed up

I got Regolith-Ubuntu and I'm pretty satisfied so far. I could solve most of the issues, with the wide support including this site here. I wasn't sure, if this issue is right here or might be better ...
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What is a .txt~ file and how can I open it?

I noticed a file with a .txt~ extension. What does the ~ mean? How can I open this file? It seems not to work with a text editor.
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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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How can we batch convert chess move files of .pgn file format to .bin file format?

Prologue: A .pgn format is type of text file format used for recording Chess moves with other information like date, event, score, opening, engine evaluation, variations, depth etc. This file format ...
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Mass/Batch renaming text files based on the first line (content) of the text file in Ubuntu 20.10?

I have 2015 files which are .pgn files. This is a form of text file only, opens with Notepad++. I am I want to mass rename these files replacing their name with the first line of the respective file ...
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Simple note taking app on Ubuntu that allows markdown and copy paste of tables in spreadhseet format

(tag suggestions welcome) I've been exploring note taking apps, including those listed here and here. Preference is a foss app. I installed Simplenote which seems nice but already does more than I ...
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Open text file located at desktop [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and I have a text document file at my desktop. When I double click it, this error is displayed: So I tried unchecking Allow executing file as a program. This solved my issue, but ...
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Open .txt in ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

Hello I have a dual boot system with Win10 and Ubuntu 20.04 and I want to open Windows notepad files(text document) in Ubuntu so how to open it?
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Text in title bar buttons

This "NORMAL" text appears in the bar where the minimize and close buttons:
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Zooming does not work in my text editors

Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - are not working in my text editors, e.g. vim, gedit and nano on Ubuntu 20.04.0. It works perfectly in browsers such as Chrome, Mozilla, etc.
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I am looking for an application to transcribe audio to text

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 as the operating system and LibreOffice as the office suite. Due to the tasks I perform, it would be useful to install a simple to use application that would allow me to play ...
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How to edit text in specific tags in specified files to capitalize the content

Ubuntu 20.04 desktop A directory contains files with different extensions. Some of the files have the extension .nfo. They contain metadata about video files for the Kodi system. These .nfo files ...
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Typing/Text Cursor Thickness and Color

Using Ubuntu 20.04. When using LibreOffice Writer, the text/typing cursor (thin vertical line indicating the insertion point in the sentence) is very difficult to see. How to make it:- thicker ? a ...
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Can I give filenames an opaque background on the desktop? They are hard to read against a busy wallpaper pattern

In Ubuntu 20.10, it's hard to read the names of items on my desktop when I use a busy wallpaper background image. Can I change a setting or something to make the text blocks have an opaque background?
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How to add a new file in any directory by right-click add a new ...file (text, doc etc.) easily?

I want to add a new file to any directory by just one or two clicks. There is a way like using the terminal and touch command, but I want it to be easier so that it can be done by anybody. Is there a ...
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How to take input from user until a specific character appears

How can I read from standard input until a specific character appears like in the example: while [[ input is not $ ]]; do read -p ... for ... done
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How to take the text form a file within <> (regex)

How can i take the text from a file that is between < > and the one that is not: file: hello<world> within <>: world without <>: hello
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How to delete one specific characters from a word within a file based on a condition

How can I delete one or more specific characters of some words within a file that respect one condition like in the example: The condition here its that the script will delete all the a characters of ...
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SVG textpath doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Attempting to place text along a path. Example from web but fails on my box: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <svg xmlns="http://www....
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How can I double every character in a file excepting newlines?

Ηow can I double every character in a file except newlines? Ιt should look something like this: File content before: echo hello world File content after: eecchhoo hheelllloo wwoorrlldd
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what is the program that convert audio to text

Is there any tool in ubuntu can I use it to convert german audio to text? I searched a lot but all application using English
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Enable Large Text through Terminal

I need to know how to enable and disable Large Text accessibility feature through the Ubuntu 20.04 Terminal. My desktop is constantly in large text mode (even though the accessibility settings don't ...
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Bug of tiny text interface when computer starts [duplicate]

All of a sudden, when the computer started, the log in screen was strange and the text almost unreadable so small it was. I typed the password and all the system text remained very tiny and unreadable....
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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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my username turns into dots on the login screen

This error suddenly appeared with no reason, my username in the login screen is written like "ez..." instead of "ezzat" like if the text is overflown. Also, there is a slide bar on ...
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Display Text Too large on startup - possible GUI driver issues

So, I had a few issues installing a fresh Ubuntu 20.04 with respect to the GPU driver. I was having issues with screen size, that were eventually fixed. Now, with a recent update, I have an initial ...
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