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Where to install programs in Arch Linux?

I am virtually new to the Linux scene altogether. I recently downloaded Matlab for installation. I unpacked the files and ran ./install to start the wizard. As I was stepping through it asked me for ...
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0answers
22 views

File storage system with metadata-search [duplicate]

I've many files (pcap) and want to tag them with different attributes like frames, protocol-type and so on. example: file1.pcap (frames: 200, type: ip) file2.pcap (frames: 130, type: sercos) ...
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2answers
41 views

Time stamping of files in Windows 8

I need to know the exact time I shot a video. The video was shot with an iPhone and moved to a Windows 8 PC. The Properties dialog in Windows tells me the following about this file: Created: ...
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0answers
52 views

Tools to create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver?

My workplace doesn't have a document management system. People just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't really work. Trying to find information/files for a particular project by ...
0
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1answer
65 views

Why does Windows lock the files during installation while linux doesnt lock the files

I noticed when a file is executed on Windows (.exe or .dll)for installation, it is locked and cannot be modified, whereas Linux allows user to modify them by delete/edit. Why does Windows lock when ...
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1answer
46 views

Copy File List off HDD and Browse it “Offline”

I'm starting to loose track of which files I've put on which drives, and find myself needing to plug them in just to search for the files (by name). Is there a tool that allows me copy and browse ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to get actual creation time of a file on Unix?

I'm inspecting some files in my dedicated web server via linux cli after a hack attack and found some files have been modified with the 'touch' command to change the dates. I'm willing to get the ...
1
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0answers
51 views

tools to manage your documents, songs, images with many categories? [duplicate]

Problem: I have collection of many images or books which can belong to multiple categories like C, algorithms, interview, database, OS, windows, for images icons, website headers, awesome, ...
1
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1answer
70 views

Is there any way to get an ext4 drive to register in the first place in Windows 7?

I have looked all over the place for a decent solution to this dilemma, including exhaustive Google searches, and I have not found anything useful at all. I don't want a separate, independent program ...
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1answer
475 views

Is it possible to log file system events in Windows or Linux? [duplicate]

Is it possible to log file system events like copy, modification, deletion and creation of files and folders on a workstation? I primarily use Windows, but I would like to know if this is possible in ...
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5answers
239 views

Any method/command/software to perform a relative file move?

I'll explain what's what I'm trying to do. From a project with thousands of files, we want to remove many of them matching a pattern, but we want to store a backup. We are looking for a method to ...
1
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3answers
2k views

du which counts number of files/directories rather than size

I am trying to clean up a hard drive which has all kinds of crap on it accumulated over the years. du has helped reduce disk usage, but the whole thing is still unwieldily not due to the total size, ...
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2answers
56 views

Change the filestructure in linux

I am currently using manjaro and I have the following problem. My root partition is 7gb and my home partition is 100gb big. Now packages always get installed on the root partition. I tried to resize ...
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0answers
19 views

Reflecting changes to a file in a different location

I have five different folders which share a number of common data files between them. That is to say that the same data file may be present in more than one of the above mentioned folders. Each of ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

how do I on OSX copy a folder from an external drive to my hard drive and only add the new files?

say I have on the external drive: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt B/file3.txt and on my hard drive I have: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt I would like to drag and drop the whole folder over to the hard drive ...
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0answers
43 views

Are there File Managers where I can show connections between files in the same directory?

Without creating new directories, is there a file manager that can illustrate relationships between files/folders in the same directory? For example, I would like to turn something like this: ...
0
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2answers
5k views

Continuously copy all file changes from one folder to another on change (Windows)

I'm working on a massive Java web application which is kept under centralized version control, but the source files are used to build and run the actual server, which then copies all the files I work ...
1
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0answers
493 views

File manager that uses tags/labels instead of folders for GNU/Linux

I love the way emails are organized in GMail. I have long wanted something similar for my local files. The ability to have one file located under multiple hierarchies is a great advantage, and links ...
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votes
1answer
77 views

Explorer / browser for offline file system [closed]

I am looking for an application that browses an offline representation of a file system with a representation as close as possible to Windows Explorer (or another file browser). Ideally It should ...
0
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1answer
101 views

Why chrome use a temporary file and then rename it when downloading files? [closed]

I'm now impelmenting a simple download utility. I don't know why chrome need a temporary file when downloading from the Internet and then rename it, instead of downloading the file directly with its ...
0
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2answers
111 views

What is the oposite of the root direcory in a path?

What do you call the opposite of the root directory in a file path, for instance: /home/stephenm/somedir/ How would you refer to the directory /somedir/ in a generic way and it is not the ...
3
votes
2answers
76 views

Archive format allowing efficient extraction of specific files.

Is there a file format that handles the following use case... I'd like to create a tar file (or whatever - I'm just using tar here b/c it's a well known file format for containing multiple files) ...
2
votes
1answer
111 views

Naming a file so it appears at the top when listing files

What I want to do is make it so a particular file is listed at the top when using ls or browsing via file manager like Nautilus. I want this to work without any system configuration as the files will ...
0
votes
1answer
369 views

Copy a single file from main directory recursively across all directories within

I'm on a dedicated server using CentOS, and on this server I have 5000+ directories in one main directory. In the main directory I have an index.php. I would like to copy this index.php into all ...
1
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0answers
25 views

How are files and folders moved on most filesystems?

Some file synchronization programs can detect when a file is moved (as opposed to a file being deleted and another being created). How does this affect synchronization performance? Do they unlink the ...
0
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0answers
203 views

How do I preserve date and time when moving single files?

How can I preserve the date and time information when I move files to another disk drive? I would like to preserve the last modified date and time, and also the creation date and time. I want to ...
4
votes
1answer
240 views

Restructure The C:\ Directory Without Affecting Programs [closed]

I'm want to do some tweaking to my PC's file hierarchy, but just moving folders and files around disables programs that depend on certain files to be in certain hard-coded addresses. One solution ...
8
votes
3answers
5k views

Should file names contain multiple periods?

I often name files using a convention such that I incorporate a version number at the end, similar to Some Deliverable - v0.1.docx. Sometimes when colleagues make changes and send back revised ...
1
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0answers
33 views

lwp-rget changes file format automatically to .bin?

I'm trying to recursively get an html page to get everything that's there and save it to my directory. Lwp-rget from perl allows me to do this but I'm having the problem that its getting all the ...
5
votes
1answer
342 views

Does a file system like WinFS actually exist?

Did anyone actually release a relational file system like WinFS? I'm aware that different parts of WinFS got implemented into different products but does a relational file system like Microsoft ...
1
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1answer
125 views

Moving files but retaining tabbles

I've started using tabbles for file management. Unfortunately after tagging well over 100 files I discovered that as soon as I move the file it loses all of it's tags! Is there any way to ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

Bluetooth filesystem sync?

Does such software exist? What I'd like to do is keep a set of files updated between two machines using bluetooth so that I may edit them on both computers, and changes get automatically ...
3
votes
3answers
166 views

How can I organise files in a disconnected manner?

I know that cloud and syncing solutions are popular now, but I've got a scenario where I would like to work with files in a disconnected manner (i.e. without a network connection back to the computer ...
1
vote
2answers
82 views

Tool for managing file routing on Windows XP

I would like to be able to see when a file is created/read/edited, and be able to reroute thoughs events to a new location the next time that transaction is executed to another local file path. ...
2
votes
1answer
215 views

What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders? [closed]

My Personal Information Management problem I have gathered terabytes of data but it has became a habit to store files and folders to the same folder, that folder could be kind of seen as a Inbox ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

How to create folder actions on OS X that run when the folder is “opened”

I want to create a folder action that is run every time a folder is opened, instead of only when files are added to the folder. From what I've found online, there doesn't seem to be a way; is there or ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I make multiple physical hard drives appear as a single partition?

I'm writing a basic media server where people can upload/download my content. I have 8 2TB hard drives where I would like to store their uploaded files. Problem is navigating a file system that I want ...
1
vote
1answer
297 views

Magic Number of Linux partitions

I want to know the magic number of the current partitions and also the procedure of changing the magic number for the file system types.
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0answers
208 views

Avoid file system cache during read/write to flash memory

Is there a way to do kind of a direct i/o to the flash part on a portable consumer electronic device like iPhone etc. I want to do this to characterize the flash part performance and completely want ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

windows folder with millions of files not responding

I am using windows 7 64-bit on q6600 with 4gb ram. I have a folder with 2 million files which are 10kB on average. windows 7 explorer stops responding when I open the folder. how can I overcome ...
2
votes
2answers
310 views

A 0 byte file is created on desktop

I have a empty folder by the name dev that was somehow created on my Windows7 laptop.It contains a file by the name nul.It has size 0 Bytes and both the folder and the file are hidden and read-only.I ...
5
votes
2answers
640 views

How does a file have no extension?

Take for instance: cat /etc/passwd Why doesn't this file have an extension such as *.txt*, *.dat*, etc? Or does an extension exist, but it's just being hidden? Does this apply strictly to ...
2
votes
1answer
118 views

What does the computer have to do to move some files around?

I was trying to move some files into a folder (E: to E: so i'm pretty sure it's moving and not copying) but it's taking like minutes just to move some 60k files. I was under the impression that file ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

How the files in Windows 7's HD looks like duplicated, even when accessed via Ubuntu?

I have my "Downloads" folder in Windows 7, and I have dual boot with Ubuntu. So I mounted the Windows 7's partition of the HD to copy the files from my "Downloads" folder, and I discovered that there ...
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votes
3answers
613 views

Graphical File Browsing [closed]

I am looking for a tool that can show me a graphical representation of my file system/file structure. Rather than the "normal" tree structure that we're all used to, I want to be able to visually see ...
0
votes
1answer
339 views

Windows File System Analysis [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? I am looking for a FREE tool to perform analyses on the NTFS file system of my Windows 7 PC. I want to easily see ...
2
votes
3answers
278 views

Media meta file system for windows

I have a large assortment of media that is currently arranged using folders. As the library has grown I've started to notice that folders aren't the best at conveying meaning. Also as the number of ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How Can I Create a NTFS Directory Redirect in Windows 7 Enterprise?

I am using DeepFreeze to keep my C:\ drive from getting corrupted, but I need the "C:\Users" directory to be redirected (like a virtual directory or alias) to "D:\Users" so that basic changes to user ...
14
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4answers
5k views

Moving a File While It's In Use — How Does it work?

I've noticed that on non-windows OS.... ie linux/mac i can do things like: - Send a zip to a friend over aim - Delete the file while it's in transfer And the transfer does not fail. Or, I can do ...
0
votes
1answer
839 views

Why are files not accessible from Windows 7 while accessible from XP?

I have a removable hard drive formatted to NTFS and hooked into a media streamer. When I unplug the drive from the streamer and plug it into my windows 7 system (the same one I used one format that ...