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How to find out which files are stored in a certain section on the disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine what file occupies a given sector? My hard drive recently spit out bad sectors. I used ddrescue to clone it onto a another drive. Unfortunately there ...
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Join multiple consecutive SQLite database dump files into 1 common database? Purpose: Search through ENTIRE Chrome Browsing History

Google Chrome 's default web browsing history search engine only lets you access the records of the recent 100 days. Nevertheless in your application data, Chrome keeps your entire browsing history in ...
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No Programs, or Windows Explorer shows .FBX files

Nothing, nothing at all shows up when i try to find my .FBX file. And yes. I am sure it is the right place.
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shell scripting: iterating through directories and moving/renaming files

(FYI, I have very little shell scripting knowledge) I have a ton of files and directories that look something like -root -dir1/a.txt -dir2/a.txt -dir3/b.txt -dir4/b.txt -dir5/c.txt I would ...
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Count all files without using find

How can I count all files without using find and only grep? I tried using ls recursively but how can I pipe that to grep and count files?
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Copying files across computers in different networks using scp Mac Lion

I forgot how to do this and I found this other StackOverflow post about it but now I'm getting this error: ssh: connect to host xx.xx.xx.xx port 22: Permission denied lost connection I am ...
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change the default program for a file extension [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Associate a File Type with a Specific Program I downloaded a program and it configures itself as default program for .mdf files and I see a ugly icon for mdf files in my ...
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Recover file corrupted due to power cut off

A file I was working on was corrupted (filename.css) due to power cutoff. The file size is same but when I open it with dreamweaver it show blank. If I open it with notepad++ it shows like this: NUL ...
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Somehow I have made my downloads of a certain file type auto-open in MPC. How can I change this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Associate a File Type with a Specific Program I use MuseScore, a music notation program. Somehow Media Player Classic is the program automatically selected to open my ...
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List differences between remote folder (sftp) and local one

I wish to find a windows program (preferably with GUI) that will compare recursively a remote folder (SFTP) and a local one. I would like it to list all the files and folders that are different, ...
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Is there a way in Gnome's file browser widget to 1) search for internal strings and 2) repeatedly search?

In Gnome's file browser widget, it's possible to search for files by simply beginning to type. Problems: 1) This only searches the beginning of filenames. For instance, in the screenshot below, I ...
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How to transfer large file between me and my friend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free way to share large files over the Internet? Transfering large files over internet Are there some utilities, which allow to transfer files from peer to peer at ...
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How can I increase the number of open filehandles in Linux?

I'm trying to increase the number open file handles on a server of mine and the usual places don't seem to be taking effect: root@dev:~# sysctl -p |grep file fs.file-max = 200000 root@dev:~# grep ...
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Encrypt a file without common tools [closed]

I am guessing this probably has a really long answer, so feel free to give a little explanation, with a link to a helpful article, tutorial or w.e How can I encrypt a file without using one of those ...
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Monitoring operations on HDD on Linux

I want to monitor operations on HDD in Linux. I tried iotop, but I want to know which file is being modified. Is there any tool to do that?
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What is the shortest most readable way to print the n'th line of a file?

Its about Unix and Linux. Yes, there are many solutions to that, e.g. see http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ/011. Some of them are fast as hell (not reading the whole file) and some are slow but ...
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copy same file into multiple directories - permission denied error

Please help me in solving the below issue: I want copy a file say info.txt into multiples directories and their sub-directories . I used this command: go to parent directory. find . -type d -exec ...
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Bash: Is there a way to see which files in a directory are of a certain file extension?

I am trying to (recursively) check one of my directories to see which files are XML files. Any pointers would be appreciated.
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How do I find out any more information about file handles held open by the System process?

I have an app that writes data to a local disk file regularly. It always opens, writes, then closes the file. Recently I had an issue where it stopped writing data, and this was due to it being ...
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How can I see the size of each file in a particular directory in the terminal?

When using the terminal, is there a command that allows you to see the size of each individual file in a particular directory?
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Virtual Printer to POST web form

I am trying to find the best way to accomplish this and hope that there are some open source solutions that exist. I currently have a form that will accept a user's API key and file. When given the ...
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Script to count number of times a file has been accessed

Under Linux, is it possible to write a script that can count the number of times a file has been accessed in the local file system, and by whom? How would I monitor such a thing and create a log if ...
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How to avoid XCopy run into the error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process?

I am xcopying data from my local directory to a shared windows drive. Once in a while i get an issue where in the middle of copying i see the following error: The process cannot access the file ...
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Search for all windows folders containing a single file (as opposed to 2+ files)?

Kind of an odd parameter, but it would be useful if I could run a search that returned only folders that contain a single file. Folders with 2 or more files don't get returned. Can this be done in ...
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What is the fastest way to rip DVDs to my PC?

I have quite a slow PC with only 2GB of RAM, Intel Pentium Dual Core 2GHz, Windows 7. I'm using the latest version of handbrake to try and rip a 2 and a half hour DVD but it says it will take 11 ...
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split large text file without missing data record

I have a 140 MB text file, which contains detail information of books in library. For each book details there is a standard format data details in text file. I need to parse it and insert the data in ...
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Is there a way to fix file location/indexing issues on Windows 7 network shared drives?

The problem I am having is that a file is downloaded onto X drive into a "Downloads" folder, and I think take that file and put it in a TV Shows folder, and the networked computer doesn't see it moved ...
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Jpeg size difference

I have a 2560x1600 JPEG image and its file size is 2,532KB. Due to a website's upload restriction, I had to reduce the size of the image. Naturally I thought, "I'll just resize it in Windows so I can ...
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How can I export data from a .dxr file?

Does anyone know how to extract data from .dxr file ? I have an old CD which won't work on Windows 7 64-bit.
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Move 4.5gb file from local windows 7 pc to windows server 2008

Does anyone know any tricks to move over a 4.5 gb file from local pc to virtual server?? I am working on the last hairs of my head, and I would like to keep them.
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Cannot copy large file from external hard drive to hard drive

I have a large file on an external hard drive (about 10 GB. Exactly 10,543,768 KB). On my Windows XP machine, my C drive is showing me that I have 19.7 GB free. I drag the file to my desktop and ...
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Is there a Windows GUI application that can perform file management functions on my Linux box?

Is there anything like an FTP program available that will allow me more control over file management on my Linux box? I'd like to be able to do things like create archives and unzip archives. At the ...
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Simple folder sync solution in Windows 7

I have a few folders that have files which I want to have back-up on a external disk. Do you know an app that automatically synchronizes the contents of my folders with the contents of the folders on ...
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Is there a way to save the file listing from a Windows file search to a text file?

Is there a way to save the file listing from a Windows search to a text file? I have had to search from My Computer over 6 drives for a file spec. I can't believe that there is no way to save the ...
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How to open a clam antivirus database file

I want to read the contents of a .CVD file (Clam AV database file). How can I do this? I tried deleting the first 512 bytes of the file and then rename it to .tar.gz but it won't open.
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Handle Sysinternals software does not accept -c parameter

I am trying to close a handle to a locked file in Windows, using Sysinternals Handle software (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896655). First I search for opened handle: handle.exe ...
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Delete locked file/folder from command line

It is easy to delete file or folder from a command line or a locked file or folder from a nice GUI tool like Unlocker. However is there a way to delete locked file/folder from a command line? Is ...
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Which files were open during a process

In a Linux System, I would like to get a list of all the files that are being opened(read or write) by a specific process in his lifetime. His lifetime could be several hours, from start to finish. I ...
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Resolve file deletion issue in Linux

This is an interesting conundrum where all the normal solutions don't work. Yesterday, I downloaded several movie clips with a wmv and avi file extension when booted in Ubuntu after hibernating my ...
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how do you make and run your own file extension?

I was checking out the files in a old game called Warcraft 3 and saw that they had files with their own extension for example file name.w3x so, how do you make your own file extension and run it?
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Lifetime of the Symlinks from the File Descriptors in /proc/PID/fd/

How long do the symlinks form the File Descriptors in /proc/PID/fd/ are kept? During the complete life of the process? What about when this is a multi-threaded process? Do I have the guaranty that ...
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why can't *.exe file be run due to permission issues

This error popped up in Windows 7 Home Premium when I right clicked an exe file on my desktop and selected "Run as Administrator". What would cause this? How can I run this file? Is this error ...
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what could tiny files with the hard drive icon be?

My browser (google chrome) seems to be downloading files which i didn't mean to, they come up on the downloads bar with the icon for a hard drive, but they're only ~50 kb so far it's done: ...
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How to retrieve files cached in the RAM?

There are some applications that don't write cache files on the disk, instead they write into the RAM directly and thus you can't back it up, analyse it or do anything with it. How can I retrieve ...
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What are .cmd or .com files in Linux?

I'm new to Linux and saw files named "example.cmd" and "test.com". How do I open these files? Also, what kind of files are these?
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How can I restore a lost file in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 10.04, there is a file that appears when I use the ls command with ~ right next to its name, like: file.c ~ I can't open it, rename it, or copy it. When I try to access it, I get the ...
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How to change file extensions of multiple files in XP?

XP lets you rename files in bulk by simply selecting multiple files within Windows Explorer and pressing the F2 key. When you use this feature, the OS applies the name you enter to the first file and ...
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Make file undeleteable but accessable

Iam having a problem with denying current user from deleting file on desktop. I tried to use icacls with: icacls file /grant:r %username%:(X,AD,WD,RD) from site but it didnt help I tried to deny ...
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How to access/modify large file [closed]

I have a file larger than 5 GB. Are there any programs/tools that will be able to open it and copy & paste the contents? If not, can it be done by writing a program?
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Extracting .rar files in Windows with current datetime

One thing I like about Windows zip files is that the extracted files automatically have the current time (as opposed to the original time). I have yet to find a way to apply the same for extracted ...