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Thrush texts in apps on ubuntu 20.04

Greeting, I have some problem with text for some apps, the problem is when I want to choose an option, the text of this option going to thrush (in picture) Thrush text ,It isn't just about this app (...
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Failure to display icons and text in the software

whatever I do, when installing and working with the software, the icons and text are not displayed according to the attached file, and I use Visual Box. Failure to display icons and text in the ...
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How can I search based on file contents? (GUI, not terminal)

Every question and answer I've seen so far is ancient or just about grep in the terminal. I want an easy way to search my ~/code folder for certain strings. And I want the interface to allow filtering ...
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bash script to compare fields of two files and replace columns

I have two files. File A: newname,1,string newname,2,string newname,3,string ... name,65500,string File B; oldname,1,string oldname,2,string oldname,3,string ... oldname,65500,string I need a bash ...
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check a condition for match string in for loop

I have a text file and wrote a bash script to loop over every line of it and if its 6th column match a condition I want to modify its line. How can I match it condition that if 6th = string? My bash: #...
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find a number after a special character and multiply it by awk

I have a file: "UDP", "x", 12880, "any", "any", x, 0.0.0.0/0, 0.0.0.0/0, {85000, drop, -1, fast+dsample:1000}, {1m, alert, -1, none} How can I change 85000 ...
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How can I maintain the original creation date or crtime of .txt files I create?

I take a lot of notes in plain .txt files that I write in the default text editor and it is very useful for me. There is only one thing missing to make my "workflow" perfect. I would really ...
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Compare two files and remove every line that doesn't match with file B

I have two files. file A: Modern Tales: Age Of Invention Playstation 4, 1935, 3478-3480 Modern Tales: Age Of Invention Xbox One, 3074 Moero Chronicle Switch, 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920 ...
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script to compare two files and remove match line in file A

I have two files. file A: Modern Tales: Age Of Invention Playstation 4, 1935, 3478-3480 Modern Tales: Age Of Invention Xbox One, 3074 Moero Chronicle Switch, 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920 ...
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How can I have Ubuntu display the output of a commad in the login screen on Ubuntu Server?

I've found this question, but it talks about a version of Ubuntu with a GUI. I'm referring to Ubuntu Server, so no GUI. I've also found this question, but it doesn't look like it will display the ...
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Opening and Using NotePad like program from the Ubuntu command line in WSL (Windows)

I really want to start using Linux, especially Ubuntu distro systems because I hear such great things about them and the fact that it very community based, which I really love. Anyway, is there a ...
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Text is blurry ubuntu 22.04

So i recently switched to ubuntu. Everything works good and i love it! But there is a one problem that's been driving me crazy. The text is not sharp on my external monitor(27 inch 1920 x 1080) but ...
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How to configure Ubuntu 22.04 to boot in console/text mode only and have a 80 column x 25 row screen

How to configure Ubuntu 22.04 to boot in console/text mode only and have an 80-column x 25-row full screen? This is for a legacy application Running: sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target does ...
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Ubuntu text is randomly corrupted

From time to time all the text in my Ubuntu Desktop menus gets corrupted. The text inside the applications is OK, but it looks like all, or most, of the text related to Gnome is corrupted. This ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 22.04 on an older PC

I am trying to install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on an old Dell Studio XPS 7100. I created a bootable USB via Rufus, and when it loads, the text is all screwy. I've read that I need to set the quiet splash to ...
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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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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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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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