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Check if a file has been changed [duplicate]

Ok I have the following scenario: A certain process (A) creates files and I want to write a program which reads these files to generate some statistical data. The problem is simple. I want to be ...
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Attributes of a file - followup for Windows and Linux

I found a question that lists the (quote): attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+) Does such a list exist for ...
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Changing lots of file names in windows [duplicate]

I have 1900 files that I'd like to edit their name. The files contain the title of the file but also have unneeded characters that I'd like to remove. For example, one file might be titled Hello ...
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Tar - Remove Common Prefix When Creating Archive

I am attempting to tar up the contents of a root file system, located at $rootfs. The problem is, when I try to tar -c $rootfs > $dest, the directories between my current directory and the actual ...
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One Way Sync with Dropbox?

Is there any way I can mirror a dropbox folder to my C drive by just running a portable file? Extra background information because I know you guys hate it when you don't get the entire situation: I ...
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Why can't I move to the alternate file in Vim

When I try to open two files in the same tab in Vim like so: :e file1.txt :e file2.txt :previous :next I get E163: There is only one file to edit for both :previous and :next yet I can move to ...
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Batch file to move files to directories in round-robin fashion

I am trying to have a batch file that moves ".doc" files to a folder. The trick is that i have three user folders named Mark, Luke and John that I want these files to go to. Example, aa.doc is in a ...
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Compact-Disk filesystem to handle a million files?

Good day, I would like to know a compact-disk file system that is able to support millions of files. the file systems that i am aware of have a large cluster size (2048) and are not able to store so ...
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Multimedia files changed in size for no apparent reason

I synchronize my data between my laptop's SSD and a pendrive. A few days ago my sync software (FreeFileSync) reported that hundreds of files has changed in size, despite that i haven't done anything ...
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Limit folder size by deleting oldest files in OS X

I run OS X and have a security camera writing images to a folder. Is there a way to limit this folder's size and then delete the oldest file?
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Random files appeared , what to do?

It seems some random files appeared in my C: drive: Not sure how to proceed, it seems they showed up after installing xampp, however they are not in the xampp folder, and it says Microsoft Corp in ...
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How to delete files carved by Scalpel?

Scalpel is a Linux utility which is traditionally used to recover files on the basis of file signatures, that is in a manner that is unaware of the file system. Can we also use it for doing the ...
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File's permissions change when moved to Music Library - Windows 7

I've had a problem with my system that I discovered after I tried to add some songs to my music collection. I keep all my music files in the default Music folder. All of these files come from another ...
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Drag and drop multiple files that d/l as same filename in Windows 7

I'm trying to drag and drop multiple photos into a folder. My problem is that they will download as the same filename, i.e. photo.jpg. Windows only gives me two options. Either replace one of them or ...
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Can't delete folder due to incorrect syntax / name [duplicate]

Somehow I have a folder called "http:" on my computer, I can't delete or access or rename it. When I try to delete I get the message "The file name you specified is not valid or too long, specify a ...
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Opening file hangs folder

I've a problem with my computer. When I'm opening a file thats in a folder (also in desktop folder) this folder hangs (I can't interract wih other files in folder or close or minimalize it), and the ...
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How to separately count number of files, directories, symbolic links and hard links within a single find run?

To check a successfull migration I'm using find to count the number of files, directories, symbolic links and files with more than one hard link. As the directories to check contain a huge number of ...
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How are encrypted Word documents stored?

I know that Microsoft Office files are basically just ZIP archives with a different file extension that contain XML files. However, when you select the "Encrypt with a password" option how are they ...
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Photo Archieve Tools to manage keywords [closed]

I need photo archieve tools to write , manage keywords. I use acdsee software but its slow. I need something with better UI , smarter tools , running faster. Preferable PC software but im open to mac ...
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How to open .csf files?

I downloaded some .csf file types, I cannot seem to be able to find a program capable of opening this format. Where would I be able to find a viewer for this file type?
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Some files are being corrupt in external hard drive

I have the LaCie Hard Disk Max 2TB . I've noticed that some of my files (in very rare cases) are corrupted in this storage . Most of them are songs (.m4a , .mp3) . The only option was to find again ...
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Is there any way to list all files in a Mac terminal that have a specific owner?

In my case the ownership would belong to Macports, which I removed. However, I found there are still some files here and there that apparently belong to Macports and I would like to remove them as ...
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hard drive issue backup files in chunks?

Im on windows 7 and my hard drive is dying. I can backup the smaller files, however, when backing up larger files the HD stops working half way through. I have to restart the hard drive (usb) and then ...
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How upload files larger than 5GB to Amazon S3 in Windows?

I need to send some SQL Server files from my Windows Server 2008 to Amazon S3. After doing some researches I found some programs that do that, but it (the freewares) can't : send files larger than ...
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Using a file input as stdin for a shell script does not work

I have the following script code: test.sh echo "BEGIN" while read CMD <&1; do [ -z "$CMD" ] && continue case "$CMD" in start) echo "get_start" ;; ...
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How do I find the codec I just installed?

So I just downloaded CamStudio Lossless Codec 1.5 and ran the setup (http://free-codecs.com/camstudio_lossless_codec_download.htm). I did not see any hints during the setup process as to where ...
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How do I print multiple DOCX files alphabetically?

I have a ZIP file that my PHP web application outputs. It contains merged DOCX files with user names for printing. The file structure is just like this: Adam Gray.docx Amanda Black.docx Benjamin ...
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how to find the latest folder in unix from windows?

I have a path in unix /aaa/trial/<xxx>. means it has /aaa/trial/123 /aaa/trial/124 /aaa/trial/125 <xxx> is a folder which will change for each extract produced and it is an increasing ...
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How to reference a git repository?

What should the actual path to a git repository 'file' be? It's common practise when cloning from github to do something like: git clone https://user@github.com/repo.git And I'm used to that. If I ...
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Unable to delete file via quoting, escaping or using inode

I wrote a Perl script and fat-fingered the name of my output file inserting a space in the file name, so now I have my_file .txt I have tried the following with no success (and no errors reported): ...
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Overwriting a files in place on NTFS

Let's say I have a Python program that opens a file and overwrites it with zeros, and I run it on a Windows 7 computer formatted in NTFS. If this is done on an HDD (not an SSD) will the file be ...
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In Windows XP Professional, is there a limit on the number of files that can be contained in a single folder? [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP Professional, service pack 3. Right now I have 4,398 files in a single folder, and Windows XP seems to read it fine. How many more files can I place in this same folder, ...
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Looping and reading by line in Bash [closed]

Read a file of server names (.txt) line by line loop through each server name and connect by ssh Any suggestions, comments, and ideas?
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Lost changes to a JavaScript file in my documents on Windows 8 after Auto Repair

I was working on a web application in Visual Studio (an IDE). It automatically saves my progress as I work on the site, when I launch it for testing. After a while of working on the app, my computer ...
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Old MsWord file opening with junk characters

I want to open an old Ms Word file. The file is opening but its showing junk characters instead of the actual text. Before the file opens, the system asks me to choose some encoding. Can anyone help, ...
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What do you call bits bytes KB MB GB…?

I know that these all can measure file sizes but the size of a file can be expressed by any of them. I also am not asking for how many KB are in an MB or anything like that because I know that and ...
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File explorer needs to be restarted w/out admin priv. - HOW?

In Windows 8 how do I restart explorer without admin privileges?
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Unix commands to get last modified date and size of file/folder (NOT LS)

I need a command that retrieves the last modified date and another that gives the size of a file. I've looked everywhere, and I cannot find commands like this. LS will not work.
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Linux, Unix, Windows… Is access/modify time relative to system time?

I have searched, but can't find the right terminology. For example, if today was Friday, and a file was modified on Wednesday, then when I change the system time to Saturday, does the file's mtime ...
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Windows - File size differs from size on disk? [duplicate]

It isn't a major concern of mine, but I am curious as to why a .txt file's size is 21bytes, and the size of it on disk is 4kilobytes. Here is a snapshot of what I mean: I am also wondering if the ...
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restoring wim files from external drive to hard drive on computer

how do I restore wim files to my hard drive? I saved filed after computer crashed, to an external drive. Now I need to restore those files to my hard drive. Thanks
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Why can't one of my files be copied?

I have this mp4 video file on one of my portable hard drives, which could not be copied. It could be played perfectly directly from my portable hard drive but when I copy it to my internal hard ...
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export windows file structure into .csv with date parameters

My real goal is to get a list of the files in my windows file structure into Access, but as there are over 500k files the various bits of VB code I've tried all take a very long time and is not ...
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Grep word in one file, and use that word to match in another file, adding the thing that follows the match

I want to grep several words in file1, and use each word to grep what follows after its match in file2. And then I want to add the string that followed the match to the word I used into file03, so ...
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USB Flash Drive shows empty but definitely had non-hidden files

I have this 16 GB USb Flash Drive and I remember storing a lot of data in it. I used this several weeks later on my Windows PC and it fails to show any files on it. None were hidden and even so, my PC ...
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How can I un-concatenate a bunch of files?

I accidentally made a backup of folder using "copy folder folder_backup" and got a file called folder_backup. It contains all the bits of the folder. And I accidentally deleted the folder. How do I ...
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Collapsing Folders in Windows 8

In Windows 8, is there a quick way to "destroy" a folder, but copy it's contents into the folders directory? For example: Folder F is located in Directory D. Folder F contains File 1 and File 2. ...
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Restore files to a previous version Windows 7

How can I restore files I've recently modified in Windows 7 if I haven't setup the back up feature or created one myself? to a prior state, perhaps a couple of days ago. If that's possible. Maybe a ...
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Log what processes accessed to a file [duplicate]

I am searching for a program to log pid of any process that access to a file. I think such program may be a kernel module.
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Unable to delete file; name is too long

This question has been asked, but unfortunately none of the suggestions worked. Here is the situation--the file is synced to a local folder on my computer in my /users folder from Google Drive. It is ...