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Concatenating many files into one

I currently have this command: copy /b *.txt newfile.txt But I want to include all files with folders as well. How can I do this? Is it possible to add this to Apache Ant as well? I also ...
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linux: check if file is being accessed by other process? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I determine what process has a file open in Linux? I have a file in a Linux system that says has been last accessed by the process that created it a couple of ...
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How to force delete a file in Windows 7?

I know this question is asked but there is no solution for me. I tried unlocker, fileassassin, lockhunter and commnd prompt to delete file but it didn't work.
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How to create a file with symbols in its name

How can I create a file starting from $SHELL, using quotes like " ",' ', \? I tried, but it's not working.
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How can I open a .alx or .cod or .prc or .sis file on a computer?

I found a .zip file of something, and I downloaded it. Inside it were only a .alx and a .cod file (presumably of the same thing). I don't have a Blackberry. Is there a way to open one of the two of ...
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Delete all files inside a directory over FTP with BASH

I try to delete all files from a directory on a remote FTP server with BASH. I was only able to delete the files and the folder, but not just clearing a folder out.. :/
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Empty “notify” file being created on external hard drive

I recently attached a 1TB USB external hard drive to my Windows 7 Home Premium desktop. I noticed that some program is creating a file on the root of the hard drive called "notify". If I delete the ...
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Is it possible to install Picasa on a user selected file and drive?

I have installed Picasa after upgrading to Windows 7, and now I have quite a mixup. I wouldn't mind reinstalling and building Picasa databases again, but didn't notice any way to select a specific ...
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How to delete *.vmdk files?

I can't seem to delete *.vmdk files and related on Mac OS X 10.6.8 with sudo rm: $ sudo rm -rf /Volumes/Temp/vm/ rm: /Volumes/Temp/vm//MarukoVM/nvram: Read-only file system rm: ...
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Batch file to process the combining of 2 sets of pdf files together in a directory

I am looking for a script that can do the following: I have 500 pdf files with naming convention: SC####.pdf 500 pdf files with naming convention: AB####.pdf I want a batch file to check if there ...
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Messed Up My Computer, Badly

I was testing a file IO thing, and accidentally hit an infinite loop. I was able to stop it relatively quickly (only about 23k files were created). It happened on my Desktop, and when I try to view my ...
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What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?

I have an image in a folder on my Macbook that is used to store files for rotation as my background. The folder contains about 20 photos, and I haven't moved or modified the folder in nearly a year. ...
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chmod: Set files to different permissions from directories

Is there away that I can run chmod to set the folders at 0755 and the files at 0644, or do I have to apply 0755 to all folders individually?
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Protecting files from being shared

I'm making video files for my students sharing these files with them via dropbox. What I want to do is, to prevent illegal copy of these files. In other words my service is paid, and currently one ...
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Did I find Super Hidden files in Windows 7?

I seem to have found hidden files on Win 7 that have no address location nor can they be opened - they are not even clickable. I used Explorer++ to do a search for the string AT&T to test the ...
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How to bulk rename files from windows in linux with accents?

I've got many files which came from windows zipped file. The files has accents in names like: "partyku?y no.doc" (this is the string displayed in linux terminal) How to unpack or maybe rename with ...
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I have a bunch of CHK files on my USB Drive that used to be my stories that I saved on there. How do I get them back?

Ok, so I am not sure why, but my USB flash drive isn't showing all of my stories that I typed and saved. It might be because I removed the USB flash drive without ejecting it safely. All of the ...
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How to create a batch file to extract information from a file

Someone help me to create a batch file to extract information from a file and create another with that information? The file "version.log" contains only the information "v1.0" I want to create a ...
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Organizing files on my computer into Mediawiki-style categories

I'd like to organize the files on my computer into Wikimedia-style categories, where files can be added to categories and every file can belong to more than one category. Can this be done using a ...
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BASH: Need if statement to run a task only if number of files in the directory are greater than 1

I want to write a script, but I want an if statement so it will run only if the number of files in the directory are greater than 1. Is this possible?
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File locked / read-only

On a networked computer, I have a file which is coming up as read-only because someone else has it open. This is not true. This is a file stored locally on the computer and it is not being used by ...
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Track where a daemon tries to find its config file

I have installed a daemon on a kubuntu system, that tries to find a specific config file in a unknown location. Have litterally filled the filesystem with symbolic links to the config file but still ...
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GPG and SWC files off a damaged drive

I managed to salvage a bunch of files off an old toshiba sata drive for a friend. He says there were movies on there but all I've gotten off the drive are .gpg and .swc files. I really have no ...
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Cannot delete, rename, copy, move file (picture) on windows 7

I have a problem about deleting files in windows 7 What causes it? here i cannot rename, delete, move, copy the file (picture). solution please
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I mistakenly assigned .exe files as .txt, issue resolved but icons won't change.?

I mistakenly assigned a .exe file with .txt file. All the programs stopped working, but, then I resolved the issue using Microsoft fixit tool. Now all programs work well, but, still the icons are ...
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Shortcut to create new php file in windows

There are shortcuts to create new files in explorer (one that I use is Alt+F+W+T). But it just creates a new text file. Being a developer, I wanted to know is there any such shortcut for creating a ...
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How to find files containing two strings together in Linux?

I want to find files containing two strings together, for example the file contains both string1 and string2. I want the full path of files in output. I don't want to see "permission denied" ...
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how to convert line-delimited txt file into a spreadsheet file as tsv or xls

I have a huge amount of phone numbers (for example), one for each line in .txt file. 202898990 909090090 909090900 ... I want to put each number in a a cell (phone numbers in the same column). I ...
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Copy every file with a certain extension (recursive)

I need a script (may it be bash, ksh, or whatever) which copies, for backup purposes, all the sub-directories and files of a directory: .znc - but .log files. The structure is like this: ...
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How to search for a string in a line and return line and line numbers in linux?

I want to search for a string in a file, and the output should give me the line number and line containing that string. How can I do it?
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How to extract file paths out of drag and drop event?

I have this application that lists files in a WindowsForms listbox (NET framework). The application does not support the copy operation if multiple files are selected in the listbox, but at the same ...
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Replace Array Of Characters With Another Character With In Text File?

Is there any tool to replace some characters with another one but at once , i mean for example i have text file like this : .>+&5+B0"0,9,04A?@"56/!3 Replace each of this character with ...
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1TB hard drive issues

I have a problem with my secondary 1 TB hard drive. When I copy large amounts of video files to it for storage it "disappears" after a bit. I have to re-boot to see the drive again. The drive always ...
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cp --update still copies unchanged files

I'm trying to copy only changed files using 'cp -pu' under Linux (Red Hat 6.1, source/destination FS are GlusterFS mounted partitions) but I found that it still tries to copy file seemingly old and ...
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File Sync Solution for Batch Processing (ETL)

I'm looking for a slightly different kind of sync utility - not one designed to keep two directories identical, but rather one intended to keep files flowing from one host to another. The context is ...
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Sorting or finding a images based on their dimensions

I ran this file recovery tool to see if I could find a previously deleted image and the results were rather impressive. It recovered a little over 150,000 images (40GB total). If I go image by image ...
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How to see data written to a file?

I'm trying to troubleshoot a program that seems to fail when saving files. Using ProcMon from SysInternals I was able to determine that it writes a log file somewhere, but right after it fails, it ...
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Unknown files in My Documents

I ran WinDirStat,and found about half of C drive filled with 139 656.2MB files. They are in C:\Documents and settings\(my name)\my documents\. The names go from Drive_C.001 to .139. They don't show up ...
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Rsync as another user (www-data)

I usually use a graphical SSH client to sync a local and remote directory. And I have to set the ownership of all the files from root to www-data. Can I do the same with Rsync, only that I do it as ...
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Huge .sys File on C: Drive (not pagefile.sys or hiberfil.sys)

I've just noticed a huge 33GB .sys file on my C: drive and I'm not sure if its safe to delete it? The path is C:\ {a3f2acc2-08cc-11df-9cc8-806e6f6f6862}{a3f2acc2-08cc-11df-9cc8-806e6f6f6862}.sys Any ...
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Delete un-wanted files from a folder based on file type

I need help on finding a tool to delete certain files with a specific file types from a directory on Windows. Lets say I have a folder with 500 files, 150 files with extension .pdf, and 350 with ...
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Search for exe file within a condition

I want to search for all .exe files greater than 200 kB or smaller than 120 kB in the current folder and its subfolders. Then I want to move them to another folder called "folder" and execute in this ...
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How can I find files that have changed between certain times?

I have windows 7 box with cygwin installed. I have multiple folders with files, within a single root folder. I want to find the list of files that have a time stamp within a specific date time range.
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bash script to remove select files

I have a series of files that are named according to field.%d.vtk and are generated when I run a C++ code. The codes does a series of computation inside a for-loop and dumps the output whenever i%N == ...
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Obtain file access permissions on read-only-mounted volume? (Windows 7)

I made an image of my entire C:\ drive using EaseUS Todo Backup Free, before formatting and setting up a new Windows (7 Professional) system. I can mount that image read-only in Todo Backup and copy ...
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OSX Document Package on Windows ? Or hiding the contents of a directory as a single file?

On OSX there's the concept of a Document Package, which is basically a directory that is shown to the user as a single file. This is the Apple documentation about it: If your document file formats ...
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Corrupted files in a CD

I burned JPEG & TIFF files on December 2011 on a CD. I made sure that after burning the files were okay. But when I opened the CD on May 2012, the TIFF files were corrupted. I can open the files ...
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How can I delete a file with an invalid character in the name? (Win7)

I am trying to delete a file named "Kanno, Yoko - Where Does This Ocean Go?.mp3" from my hard drive in Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and it keeps telling me that it cannot because the file name is too long ...
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Recursive extracting of tree structure of included text file documents from command line?

I often find myself needing this: Say you have a test.c file; it includes other files, say: #include <stdio.h> #include "mylib.h" #include "../mylib_extra.h" #include "../mylib_bonus.h" ... ...
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Can't find the path to proxy.pac file in OS X

I need to control my proxy.pac file in OS X, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I used whereis proxy.pac from terminal too — the whole story short: I want to find the path to a file in Mac OSX.