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Using the ls -l with a pipe how can i get it to display the 8th file in the list without the file details

I am looking to display the 8th file name in a directory using ls -l and pipe for example ls -l | wc -1 would give me the count but what i want to have returned is the 8th file name in the directory ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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Looking for batch automation program to reorganize/move/sort files into a new folder/directory structure based on file name content (Windows)

I have music files that already have artist name and title in the file name. However the files are currently not well organised in folders. I don't require audio-fingerprinting. Is there a program ...
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1answer
250 views

Move Folders Containing Certain File

I'm trying to sort out a bunch of folders in Windows 7. I have a bunch of folders and some contain a file index.txt and some don't. What I want to do is move the folders that do have index.txt into a ...
3
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1answer
671 views

Custom attributes for files/folders in Windows 7 possible?

Is there any way to tag folders/files in Windows 7 with custom attributes, that would be applicable to any file format (not stored within a file)? For example, to create artificial folders (allowing ...
2
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2answers
400 views

Opensource duplicate finder for directories?

Is there an open source tool that will tell me if two directories have byte-for-byte identical content? I need a tool that confirms if two directories are the same. A listing of files that I need to ...
4
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3answers
660 views

A streamlined method to organize files and folders?

I realize that users here are very savvy and I'm looking for a better way to organize my files. Currently I have two very important folders that are filled up with a ton of files which makes it super ...
2
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2answers
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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 ...
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2answers
243 views

Start menu management in Windows 7

1) I still have folders for programs I have uninstalled, and inside are links to files that aren't there ay more. How do I get rid of them? 2) How to make the menu open in the "all programs" mode so ...
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2answers
661 views

Linux: Create mirror of directory, but ignore deletions

I would like to create a directory public_html/archive that is a mirror of public_html/images, except that deletions in the images directory don't cause corresponding deletions in archive. I was ...
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2answers
391 views

How can I find all folders in Folder A that does not exist in Folder B?

I have lots of folders in D:\FolderA and at some point most (but not all) of the folders where copied to D:\FolderB. What is the best way to list all the "missing" folders in FolderB?
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3answers
122 views

How can I find out the size of all the pdfs in a directory?

I have a folder with multiple subfolders. In Windows 7, I'd like to be able to find out the total size of all of the pdfs (files with extension .pdf) in that folder. How can I do this?
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4answers
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I Want a Single “Downloads” Folder on Windows 7

With both of my Windows 7 machines, there is a Downloads folder in the user's directory, and also a Downloads folder in the user's My Documents folder. It seems that half of my applications put ...
2
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5answers
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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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2answers
400 views

Prevent rmdir -p from traversing above a certain directory

I hacked together this script to rsync some files over ssh. The --remove-source-files option of rsync seems to remove the files it transfers, which is what I want. However, I also want the directories ...
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6answers
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How to merge (and not replace) folders when copying on the Mac?

There's a similar question about windows. This is the same, but for mac. By the way, it's odd there's no question on this yet, since it seems like it's the most hated thing on Mac OS X. If I try ...
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2answers
4k views

Windows 7 - Move only files of a given extension while preserving folder structure

I'm trying to move only a certain type of files, *.txt, from their current location to another folder. I know that can be done in Windows Explorer with the search feature + drag and drop. However, ...
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3answers
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Script to create folders in multiple directories using YYYYMMDD date as the folder name

At work every morning I have to create multiple file folders (using a YYYYMMDD date format as the file folder name) in different directories across our network for various departments. This is a real ...