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Text typically refers to a string of human-readable characters.

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What kind of text formatting is possible in reply of the question in ask ubuntu [migrated]

I'm a newbee for ask ubuntu. I can use the text formatting in the body of question in ask ubuntu. Then, what kind of text formmating is possible in reply of the question? I did not find such ...
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How to append text in the beginning of each line using sed

<AppendNhere> A H W C <AppendNhere> A H W C <AppendNhere> A H W C Sed '/^/ i N' filename I tried appending N using this, but it's appending N to the beginning of new ...
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Only some Chinese characters properly displayed in my Xubuntu 18.04 system

I'm working on a CangJie5 typing tutor program in python, and I want to make the system able to display any character that can be typed using the CangJie5 input method. After making a list of the ...
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no text after upgrade [duplicate]

Have just upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04 and have boxes in place of text. I have tried reinstalling the desktop which did not help. Have tried 'Tweak' but cannot read text so working blind, when I do ...
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Poor text visibility after ugrading to ubuntu 20.04

Here is screenshot of menu in status bar And also in calendar and Notofication panel I tried changing the theme from ubuntu's Yaru dark to Yaru light and also to Ant-Dracula (https://github....
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Help, I tried to change the login screen background in 18.04 and now i cant get to the login screen to input password

I tried to change login screen background from standard to a picture I downloaded and now I am stuck, I cant get to the login screen. All is a list and lots of 'ok' after it and then the screen goes ...
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Font problem, just squares in some app

I`ve a problem with some apps. Every letter apears just like square. First I discovered it when I want to save or print somethink in Opera the window that apears after ctrl + s contains just squares. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Text Not Displaying Properly

I updated to Ubuntu 20.04 from 19.10. Text doesn't display properly for system elements. Examples are shown below. Is this a bug with 20.04? How can I fix this?
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How to i open terminal through a text file

I cant find info about this anywhere probably its not possible to do in Ubuntu but i would like to know how for example: I make a text file, put like echo "Hello" in that text file and save it on ...
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How to change the fallback font for unsupported characters on Ubuntu 19.10?

The Runic language block isn't supported by my primary font, and is being replaced by a faulty and unreliable fallback font. How do I change the fallback font to something else? P.S.: Changing ...
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Texts are so big (x2) despite my text scaling factor is 1.00, Ubuntu 18.04

Texts are so big I installed Synaptics-hwe driver, installed sxhkd for disabling three click to paste and configured syndaemon for disable when typing and configured synclient with these options: ...
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(K)ubuntu 19.10 can't print text files from console

I have trouble with printing system on my Kubuntu 19.10 I tried so many things that i can't track completely, but the following is the core of the problem. $ echo "test" | lp -d Boomaga request id ...
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How to split string in TSV file

I have TSV file like this: abc_1 def_2 ghi_3 jkl_4 mno_5 I want to split that in to the: abc def ghi jkl mno and 1 2 3 4 5 How I can get that?
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How to increase the global text size on a high DPI monitor?

I'm running a 4k monitor and all the text on web browsers and UI items looks really small. Is there any way that I can increase the text withoug having to use the ctrl + option? Thanks
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Kubuntu — text snippets or clipboard manager with sticky (static) items

I am currently using the default clipboard manager of Kubuntu 19.10, I believe it is called Klipper. AFAIK it does not support sticky (static) items. I installed Clipit from the Software center but ...
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Problem with selecting text an a language other than English

I have a problem selecting text in another language. Now the problem happens on Chromium whenever I try to select text in a text field on any website. My chrom language is English and my os language ...
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How to recover a .txt file from an image of a damaged external hard drive?

I have an old external hard drive that is recognized by Ubuntu but doesn't show the files (just one empty folder and I can't create anything on it) I went through this, and was able to create an ...
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different text styles in Ubuntu tty sessions

toggling between tty1 & tty2, I notice tty1 is bold, and tty2, and all other subsequent tty, are also not bold. Im just wondering why there is a difference, and if that difference is further ...
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Ways to terminal to replace all text from one document with another?

so grep gives us all these fancy ways of searching for text within documents, i want to know how you would take text from one document and put it in another document and/or replace the texts that was ...
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Bash script to split file by its content renaming the split files from an another file

So far I was only reading, but now I have to start with a complicated question. I was googling crazy but I can't find an answer and it must be in BASH. (Thank you for the ideas like Perl, not an ...
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Text on Desktop that can be copied but not modified

I have some code that I use all the time in the terminal, so I would like to have it on the Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS desktop. I want to be able to copy it from the desktop but not be able to modify it from ...
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How to work on a text editor and have key bindings [pause/resume/rewind 5 sec] for a video player?

I need to correct some captions. I have them in a text file and I need to check them against the relative video. I am currently using just the gnome default text editor/video player, and using my ...
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display some text at the end of a script

At the end of my scripts I use often put "konsole" bash command, to know that the script is completed. Now I'd like to add a text within the konsole (terminal), something such as "done!". How should I ...
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different content on the website and txt file

Good evening, while i'm trying to get SSL from Lets Encrypt i am choosing --manual type to make a file manually(not on the same machine). So, i am making a file via NANO editor, but when i try to ...
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Add text to positional parameter

I want to use a command like this echo file.mp4 ~/file.mp4 but what if I wanted to use positional parameter like echo file.mp4 ~/$1 it print file.mp4 /home/roro/ when I want it to print ~/file.mp4
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Add specific text/tag after every few lines in bash

I have a text file where I have to add tags (in the form of normal text) to a .txt file. For example, suppose I have a text file like this: a b c d e f g h I want to add the tags <hello> and &...
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Ubuntu 19.04 word prediction / suggestion / autocomplete

I have moved to Ubuntu 19.04 from Windows 10 and I noticed that Ubuntu predicts the words I am about to type, based on my previously typed words. I liked it at first, but now, a few months later, I ...
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Color that shows on screen is printing transparent

Ok first please forgive my ignorance. I'm new to gimp and not really super with computers in general. So what happened is I did a text along path, made a new transparent layer,(text) path to selection,...
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I have weird text colors all across the system (Especially browsers), how can I fix that?

All across the system, some texst colors are too "white" or "bright", I don't know what caused the problem, but I didn't touch anything that has to do with system colors. Sometimes texts are almost ...
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How to remove decimal date from a text file?

I have a text file where date many times appear in two formats e.g. 01.01.10 or 01.01.2010 Is there any command that will remove all the dates from a text file? Any help would be appreciated.
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How to delete lines form multiple text files at once in command line?

I've been trying to delete the second and third lines from about 50 text files. I need to keep the headers but delete lines "1" and "2", meaning I need to delete the second and third lines of each ...
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Variable doesn't parse as string

Problem I tried to extract the signal level for wifi in the following way, in a bash script (quotes seem to make no difference): string="$(iwconfig wlan0 | grep -I Signal)" If I echo $string, I get ...
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grep fails to find text in this file

I cloned with git the source code of a project, and I used grep to find a word in the entire project, SchemaHandler. grep failed to find the word in this strange code file: https://github.com/...
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Is there a way to change gedit encoding from UI?

I have a txt file that came to me from windows Gedit can't read it properly (cyrillic became garbage) So far I haven't found a way to make gedit read it by changing something from UI Gedit itself has ...
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Comparing two text files and save the missing

I have two text files: first text file: Hello Hi Hola Bonjour Second text file: Hi Bonjour How can I output the differences between them regardless the line number i.e. I want to save the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to transpose characters around cursor

In Emacs (and MacOS) typing control+t will transpose the characters around the cursor in any input field. For example if I type helol<c-t> hello results. Is there a way to do this in Ubuntu? ...
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Split into two files based on a pattern in file

I have a file with this content: xyz[0] xyz[1] xyz[2] xyz[3] abc[0] abc[1] abc[2] Each value is separated by a newline. I want to separate them into two different files based on whether the number ...
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I'm looking for an app to make posters and advertisement, add text an transparent pngs to a background

I need to show my wife to make her own advertisement on Ubuntu, but Gimp and Krita don't support transparent png. She needs to paste sticker like images on a background. Thank you guys.
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ldconfig.real encoding?

I have an error involving my nvidia driver, and the solution I found online seemed to involve changing a reference in the /sbin/ldconfig.real file. But it appears to be encoded in some odd way I can't ...
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Can't open *.ini files in Xubuntu 19.04

I don't know why, but I'm not being able to open *.ini text files. Every time I double click on them a working icon appears next to the pointer and then nothing happens. The last major change I did ...
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How do I fix / prevent text in GNOME toolbar to be truncated/shorten?

When I have many indicators in GNOME Shell 3.28.3 (Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS), the text shown by some indicators are getting truncated / shorten. Here is an example where the clock frequency of the CPU and ...
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Why is the text font in the Microsoft sign in website weird?

I'm using Chrome in this screenshot. When I try to log into Outlook on the web, the login screen uses a weird font. Why is this the case? Can I change it?
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Instead of launching program, the executable is forced to open in a text editor

Answer attempt: enter link description here Notice the first 2 steps in the answer: Open Nautilus. (folder/file explorer) Open this from the menu bar: Edit → Preferences I couldn't find a menu-bar ...
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Text/font messed up in browser

So err, I recently upgraded from Xenial to Bionic, and a Firefox ESR binary with a profile I brought along works fine, except for weird corruption in text (Lorem Ipsum example). However, it doesn't ...
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How can I extract data from text file?

Text file as follows: Delimiter: Space Table: 3,496,080(row) x 6 (column) A column: Year B column: Day of the year C column: Hour D column: one of 30, 32.5, 35, 37.5, 40 and 45 values Values of E ...
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How to align text at center view for PDF

I have a PDF file which has each page being actually formed from 2 pages, like this (it is not in English): I used mutool to split each page into 2 pages according to Peque's answer: Splitting a PDF ...
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Identical content search between files of different names?

I do not know if it is possible to compare the contents of text files among other files in a second folder. I need the program to only search for matching strings and if it finds them, show both lines ...
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Search list of texts in files?

I'm looking for a search engine for lists of text strings in files. I do not use the programs that only look for a line because I need to search several text strings and that the program performs the ...
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Pasting into SSH on remote server causes weird characters aka bracketed paste

When I connect to any of my remote Ubuntu servers, most if not all will print extra characters at the front and back of the pasted text. I'm using putty 0.70 for Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. 0~/home/...
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How do I enable 'New Document' option without pre-set name?

When you right-click on an empty space, there's the option to create a new folder. Old versions of Ubuntu used to include the option to create a new text document as well, but now you need to enable ...

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