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Back up (save) the same file at periodic intervals

I am saving a stream in my HDD. I'd like to copy the file periodically into a subfolder backup such that the older versions of the the file are not deleted. Simply put Assume the original file is ...
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1answer
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Detect file size decrease

I am saving streams from browser cache into my home folder. I wrote a script that takes the specific data type and saves them into disk, and names them as data.1, data.2 , data.3 and so on, creating ...
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How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)

How do I move files and not directories into another folder/parent folder? I have a folder structure that is extremely ugly, with some .mp3 files buried 6 levels deep in a sub-folder. I want to ...
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1answer
344 views

Ubuntu/Nautilus - connect to server: is it possible to disable moving folders?

Sometimes I use Nautilus on Ubuntu to connect to a remote SSH server. I can browse folders easier and open and edit files remotely in my local editor. One thing I'm concerned about is accidentally ...
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Is it possible to trace a file's history?

A file recently appeared on my desktop, an image of a chess board. I'd like to know a bit more about it. Unfortunately, thinking it was a gift from someone I knew, I have opened it in Gimp, modified ...
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Unhide files that start with a dot on Linux

I was looking into a folder where I normally store data that I've unpacked and found that some files I thought were lost were actually in a folder that started with a .. Using Nautilus the folder was ...
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1answer
517 views

Copy all files from multiple subfolders into a folder on Ubuntu

I have downloaded over 7000 ebooks from Gutenburg, but the issue is is that they are all in zip files. and each of these zip files is in its own folder. I am trying to move all of the zip files into a ...
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3answers
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Alternative to Windows Explorer for long path names

Update: I found that not only Windows Explorer but also other software suffers from too long path names. For example, in Firefox, when I save a webpage into a directory, I still cannot do it if its ...
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2answers
618 views

Linux regex file move

Im trying to move files into subfolders based on a regular expression. For example im trying to move tv shows into the correct show and season folder. All files follow the pattern "Show ...
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3answers
902 views

Is there a tool on Unix, Linux, Mac, Windows, Ubuntu, that will list file / directory structure?

I wonder if there is a tool that will list file / directory (i.e. take a snapshot of the folder and file structure) like the following: audio mp3 song1.mp3 some other song.mp3 audio books ...
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2answers
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adding a custom user folder on Ubuntu

Question: How do you add a custom folder to the collection of user folders that come with Ubuntu? Info: I just loaded my netbook with Ubuntu Desktop 10.04LTS (Desktop because it is an aspire one ...
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How do I *move* a file between filesystems on GNOME (move, not copy!)?

When I drag a file from "Downloads" to my USB stick window, it copies. I want it moved. What do I have to config, or which key to press to achieve this? (Yes, I googled, but came up empty). And ...
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How to remove a directory which looks corrupted

I am using Ubuntu 9.10. When I examine a directory, it shows as '?' for user/ownership. How can I remove it? -rw-r--r-- 1 hap497 hap497 1822 2010-01-28 22:48 IntSizeHash.h d????????? ? ? ...
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I/O error on Linux: cannot remove directory as root

ubuntu@ubuntu:/usr/lib/locale$ sudo rm -R nl_NL.utf8 rm: cannot remove directory `nl_NL.utf8': Input/output error I'm having problems deleting a seemingly corrupted directory to allow for a ...
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9answers
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How do I move files and directories to the parent folder in Linux?

In Linux (Ubuntu), how do you move all the files and directories to the parent directory?
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2answers
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Nautilus cannot move to trash

Thing takes place on ubuntu. I want to move a file to trash. I am not the owner of the file, but file belongs to root:samba, and I am member of samba group, and file permissions are rwxrw-r-- There ...
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Add the extension, jpg, to a lot of files

I have a folder with a lot of folders with a lot of files and maybe more folders with more files, where some files lost their extension. I believe they are all jpgs, but I could be wrong. Any ideas ...