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Hyperlinks in irssi

I'm using a tiling window manager (awesome), so I find it convenient to use terminal apps as much as possible. So, irssi is my irc client. The only problem here is that if someone references a website ...
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cp verbose alternative

I want to list all of the files that are being copied by a cp command but the -v switch doesn't seem to exist on the servers here at work. I'm not sure exactly which OS this is. I think it might be ...
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How to copy text from Java program?

I am using a Java program called JDownloader v0.9.581 and I wish to copy the full file and link list from main scrolling window. JDownloader has no way to save the full list as a text file. I have ...
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Copying files across hard discs while keeping the original file date?

I copy a lot of files (entire folder hierarchies) from one hard disk to another, or from one SD card to another. The copied files all get the same date (the date when I copied). The original date of ...
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Windows 7 same folder file copy naming pattern

On my Windows 7 machine, when I make a copy (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V) of a file in the same folder I get the new file created with " - Copy" added to the file name: 1st copy: "foo.txt" -> "foo - Copy.txt". ...
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Transfer iTunes from PC to Mac?

I've just switched to Mac. Everything was running smoothly so far. Now I need to copy my iTunes library (+6,000 songs and videos) from my old windows computer to my new Mac. I've heard it can be done ...
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Copying all files from multiple folders to a single folder

I have about 65000 files in 3000 folders in c:\foo\root (ie, c:\foo\root\folder1, c:\foo\root\folder2 etc). I want to copy all of those files to a single folder c:\All\. I've tried Robocopy but it ...
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Transferring files from laptop to external hard drive

I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium SP2, and when moving extra long favorites from an internal 500GB hard drive to an external USB-connected MyBook 2TB hard drive, I get a file copy operation ...
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How can I slow down file-copy speed. (USB drive locks up)

My USB drive (1TB Seagate) locks up whenever I copy a large file (>300MB approx). The computer slowly freezes with not even the mouse working. It seems like an I/O deadlock. However, it works ...
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Clipboarding Firefox RSS Links

How can I copy the RSS link which is behind the button in the addressbar into the clipboard? Left-clicking allows me to subscribe to the Feed with Firefox and right-clicking brings up the toolbar ...
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Copying from WHS 2011 backup very slow

I'm setting up a new computer to replace one of my old ones, and part of doing so is extracting my Home folder from a backup I made just before wiping the old one. However, copying from the mounted ...
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Why can't I copy a 7 GB file to an external USB HD with 120 GB free?

Yes, why can't I? I was stashing away some old photography backup zips last night. I could copy 4 of my > 1 GB backup zips to my external USB connected hard-drive when I got the error message "Cannot ...
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How to automatically move a file to another PC on the network?

Here is what I am after. I have 2 PCs connected on a network and one of them prints out an excel spreadsheet every night to a specific folder. is it possible to use a batch script to copy that file ...
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Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?

The scenario is this: Machine A has files I want to copy to Machine C. Machine A can't access C directly, but can access Machine B that can access Machine C. I am using scp to copy from Machine A to ...
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Why can't I copy all files to the root of an SD card?

I have 4GB SD card that I want to put tons of small photos on for a digital photo frame but I cannot copy all the data into the root of the SD card. About half way though the copy it just fails and ...
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Options for high speed data transfer between two computers

What are my options for quickly transferring a large amount of data (videos, pictures, PDFs etc) between two computers? Currently I have to copy from the first computer to an external hard drive, and ...
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Copying Windows Installation to another HD

I have a new HD in my laptop and made a big mistake... i installed debian first and need windows also for some programms which will not run under wine or in VM, so i wanted to install windows now on ...
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Copy directory structure without copying files, on Mac OS X

I'd like to duplicate the directory structure in some directory to another, without copying any actual files. In place of the files, I'd like either a blank file with the same name, or a symlink to ...
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Download a file from a linux remote server using ssh

I have backup all my website files to a zip folder from cpanel. Now I want to download this zip folder to my local drive. I searched on internet and found command line code 'scp' but its not working ...
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Does Robocopy Keep a Log File by Default?

I copied a huge number of files using Robocopy, and recived a note at the end that two files failed. I didn't set a switch to save a log file. Is there a log file saved in a default location ...
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Copied directory appears to become larger at destination

I have the following code as part of a shell script: while [ $(ps -ef | awk '{print $2}' | grep -F "$CPPID") ]; do sleep 10 awk -v "usbsize=$(/bin/df | grep -F $DEVICEMOUNTPOINTQ | awk ...
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How do I queue files instead of simultaneously copying them with Windows?

Windows does not allow me to copy multiple files... Well ofcourse it does when the files are in the same folder however it fails miserably when the files are in seperate folders. Is there any utility ...
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Copy & Paste in VIM

When I copy some lines in the VIM by marking and then right clicking sometimes there are some insert operations that happen and the letter 'p' is added to the file. How can I copy & paste without ...
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How to verify if my copy operation is complete in Windows 7?

Yesterday, I was leaving some job of copying a directory to run overnight. This morning however, I found the computer had restarted because of Windows Update or something. I was wondering if there ...
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Can Windows' copy command handle multiple files?

On a Unix system, this command copies two files to a folder named folder: cp foo bar folder On Windows, this is not a valid command: copy foo bar folder The syntax of the command is incorrect. ...
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copy file to multiple folders via batch script

I want to copy a file (file.txt) inside all folders of a given destination. I want to create a batch file that does the job, but I'm not so skilled in Windows batch syntax.
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What's a normal copy speed between two internal hard disks?

I have a PC with two internal SATA 7,200 RPM harddisks: one is a 1 TB Western Digital, and the other is 750 GB. I'm copying data between them, but it seems to be very slow: for example, ...
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Any way to auto-overwrite when copying files?

When copying files in Windows 7, is there a button I can hold to skip the overwrite confirmation dialogs? E.g. if I know the files exist in the destination folder and I already know I want to ...
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How can I copy a file on a network share using a different login with powershell or batch file?

I have a file in a shared location that I want to copy over to my local harddrive. However I will not be running as a user that has access to the share. So I want to be able to authenticate under a ...
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Fastest way of copy files from ext3 to ntfs

First, sorry for my bad english :/ I'm right now on a Ubuntu Live CD and need to copy 500GB of several big files (videos) on a ext3 filesystem to an NTFS filesystem (its an emergency backup since de ...
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How to copy a file from unix to windows machine, from commandline

How to copy a file from unix machine to windows machine, from commandline.
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how to copy file if it is locked by another process

I have some strange behaviour in Windows 7, I can't copy my file or folder if they are locked (some process is using them) how can I disable this feature?
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Is it possible copy text from vim to a system buffer?

I want to copy text from vim, eg. by selecting in visual mode, then ctrl+insert and I'd like to have the copied text in system buffer, so I can paste it anywhere I like with eg ctrl+v. Is it possible ...
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Can I copy the Macintosh HD to migrate my data to a new Mac?

I want to get a new Mac. Can I simply dd a disk image from my older mac's hdd to the new Mac with a bigger HDD (this will be further partitioned, but the old osx drive will fit within one OS X-style ...
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Copy .exe to Explorer.exe

What would happen if an ordinary .exe file is copied to explorer.exe? Will it be automatically running as long as explorer.exe is running? This seems like a major security hole... is it even possible? ...
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Information to the snippet: “scp user@hostb:file user@hostc:”

Suppose you have root access in an unknown server. You want to copy a file from the server to your local machine. Source of the snippet in the title. Challenge: copy to a file from the unknown ...
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What's wrong with my XCOPY line?

I'm trying to write a batch file that will copy all new files from a source to a destination without prompting (it will be running on a server). This script will not copy files that already exist in ...
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How to perform a low level disk copy? (Migrate Windows system from one disk to the other)

Currently, I have a SSD on my computer, I install my OS Windows 7 on it. Unfortunately, it's capability is too small (32GB), it gets full easily, I need to clean up files periodically, it's quite ...
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How to copy information from 1 .PST file to another

I have been using an Outlook Data file for a long time now and have many calendar events, tasks, notes, and contacts. I recently got an exchange account set up and would like to know if there is a way ...
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How to copy user's profile from one terminal desktop to another?

we are using two terminal desktop servers of same versions at work. there is server A and B. Users tend to have only one fully customized user profile only at A or B. We want them to connect to load ...
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How can I clone a protected HD?

I have a copy protected hd. It works perfectly in a kiosk but when I try to clone it using clonezilla, ghost or any other sector to sector copiers I get i/o errors... I think they've ruined some ...
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How may I copy files from Linux to a Windows machine that is in a domain and requires authentication?

I need a command-line method of copying files from a Linux box to a Windows machine that is in a domain and requires authentication. I cannot install additional software or services on the Windows XP ...
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Windows Vista: Copying from an Admin profile to a standard user

I'm wondering if you could copy all the settings of an Admin-enabled profile to a standard user account? If not, is there an application that can help you achieve this? I didn't know I've been ...
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How do I create an image of a hard drive

I have an old laptop with a 20 gb hard drive, a spare 60 gb hard drive, and I'd like to convert the laptop to use the new larger drive by copying an image of the 20 gb drive onto the new drive and ...
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“Path is Too Deep” error when copying files from PC to NAS

I keep getting a "path is too deep" error when copying files and folders from my PC to a NAS device over the wireless network. Anybody else had this? When I try from Windows command prompt, I get ...
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Copy all files with a certain extension into a single directory (w/o directory structure)

I have been trying to copy all files in the various subdirectories that have a jpg extension located on C: into a single directory on D:. I don't want to preserve the directory structure. This is as ...
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Tool for collecting, managing, copying & pasting clipboard snippets for windows ( or linux )

I think of some simple way getting stuff into clipboard. Instead of digging into files all the time, I would like to have something like this: When I would move the mouse on the right edge of my ...
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Clone External Hard Drive Without Leaving a Record on the Drive Itself

I have an external hard drive which I need to make an exact copy of, but I need to do so without leaving any trace of the operation on the original drive. I'm primarily a Mac user, but I suspect the ...
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Software for quickly copying large amounts of data over LAN?

I'm looking for some software for copying large amounts of data from a Mac OS X machine to a Windows 7 machine over a Cat5e cable with IPv4 connectivity? Another way I could ask this question is ...
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VIm copy & paste between apps as a non-superuser

I'm using a work computer so i don't have a root access. I've tried "+y, "*y, set clipboard=unnamed. It looks like my vim doesn't support +clipboard (version 7.0). I'm using Linux Centos 5 so ...