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How to set up samba

Hi I'm a long time linux user with some modest skill but I've always really used one where most of the stuff is already set up. Now I'm starting out on my own and just gotten a little stuck with ...
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How to automatically recover lost file extensions?

We're recoverying bunches of data from a crashed partition of which we had no backup, using a data recovery software. Files are getting recovered, but file names are lost. Is there any software or ...
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ip address seen in ifconfig in os x which is not present in network setting

I have a macbook and some while back I must have assigned it an ip address of 192.168.2.1 on the ethernet interface. The problem is that the ip is still seen even when I have removed it from the ...
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rsync 3 TB of data to 2x 2TB big external drives

Is it possible to rsync my 3TB big hard drive to two external 2TB hard drives? If so what would the command look like? If not, can you think of another solution to sync 3TB of data to 2x 2TB drives? ...
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What's a cross-platform solution for tagging files on a USB drive?

I'd like to add custom search tags for Spotlight, Windows Search, and Linux Beagle, all on the same NTFS-formatted USB drive. What's the closest software solution to this?
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How can I test all zip files in a folder to verify if they are corrupted or not?

There was a utility a long time ago called CFAtest that was doing this quite nicely, but it has disappeared. Basically, I am looking for a similar tool (preferably graphical) that will traverse a ...
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Create comment for files in Windows (7)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to find a tag based file manager? How can I add a "comment" to files in Windows 7? I can add comments to folders by using Desktop.ini (see here). But how can I ...
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Notepad++ says “Check if file is open in another program” - but no other program is open

I am trying to edit a .CFG file in Notepad++. When I try to save it, it shows an error: Check if file is open in another program. Previously, I have had no problem editing the configuration files ...
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Relocating the Dropbox folder in Ubuntu

I've two hard drives on my ThinkPad. One for dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (12.10) (it's separately installed, not with Wubi). I've installed Dropbox on Win 8 and syncs all the folders into hard ...
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How to update/mount/create ISO image as read write

Is there a way to do the following in Linux: Mount the ISO image as read/write Create the ISO image as RW Update the ISO image. I am creating the image using the following command and the image ...
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File sharing and syncing solution [closed]

I am looking for a file sync solution. The idea is to have a central repository on my own server, and have several clients (differents users or same user with different devices) syncing automatically ...
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What are the .php~ files?

I am working on one PHP project, and I am having some files for that. Some of the files have anextension as file_name.php~ What does it mean and how do those files get created?
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Transfer file from Windows to VMware linux client

I have a Windows 7 host that runs a VMware RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.3 client (which has been modified and given to me as an .iso). Instead of being shown a graphical interface, I just have access to ...
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How do I keep my files and folders unlocked in Windows 7?

My IDE is getting a frequent problem of failing to delete temporary or scratch files from the disk it is working on and the reason is the files and folders it is working on are being locked by itself ...
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SSD vs HDD for file upload and reconstruct chunk file

Using HTML5, I will have an uploaded files roughly 2 - 10GB per client, uploaded to a server. The script will chunk each file into 100MB pieces, and reconstruct the file after everything uploaded into ...
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How to avoid copying same folder using batch

I have a batch which downloads latest folder and copying to a particular destination from particular Source path but Its dowloading the latest file among the available folder in source path even if ...
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File Writing in C:\ drive

So, I understand that files cannot be created or deleted without administrator privileges in the C:\ drive. My question is this : If a directory in the C:\ drive is entered..say Program Files, then ...
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Determining physical location of data on a disc

Does anybody know of a way to find out where, physically on a CD or DVD a given piece of data would be located? I am trying to watch a DVD at the moment, and am about half-way through, but it keeps ...
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How to edit the header of a huge CSV file in-place?

I have several huge CSV files in which I want to swap two column names. I do not want to modify/copy/rewrite the data. The operation is very cheap in C: fopen the file, fgets the header, fseek or ...
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Copying Windows 8 Users directory, how can I reliably deal with things with very long paths (possibly nested/linked)?

I was trying to move my "Users" folder in Windows 8 as described here and here. But when I try to copy the folder using "xcopy" in Windows Installation Disk Repair Mode, after some files are copied, ...
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How can the size on disk be smaller than size?

I have an xml file that windows explorer says is 8.00KB on disk, and the size is 25.5 KB. How is this possible? I thought the size on disk is in many cases larger than the actual size (because of ...
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How can I see which files are opened by a command?

I know lsof, which shows me the files opened by a running process, but if I launch a command, like calendar, that terminates immediately. How can I see what config files are read?
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Can't delete file

There's a file on the desktop that hangs when I try to rename it and when I try to delete it the message "Preparing to recycle: discovering items" shows up and hangs there. I also can't access the ...
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How can I automate Handbrake to monitor and encode new files within a folder?

Here is what I'd like to do in Windows 7: Monitor a folder for new ISO files (Blu-ray ISOs). When there is a new file detected, launch Handbrake in the background and encode the ISO to MKV based on ...
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How to transer/execute a script on remote unix server from Linux machine

I am trying to deploy an executable and execute it on remote Unix machine(Linux/Solaris) from Linux without entering the password manually. I tried scp and also SSH key-gen utility to interact with ...
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XML based email attachment being renamed

I am experiencing a strange problem when receiving email attachments. The files are valid XML files, but they have the file extension .usf or.xif. When the emails are opened in Outlook and the ...
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download a large file TAR using SFTP

I am trying to download from a remote server ( in UK I am in the USA) a large file using SFTP (50GB) It starts but (maybe 10% done) it abandons it and says "too large" Is there another way to get ...
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How can I find files added to the system within X minutes of a specific time?

I have done a fresh install of Mac OS X Mountain Lion today on a new MacBook. Because this was a new install, when I finally got round to configuring some of my own developer things, I was surprised ...
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Trying to delete large, redundant user file 166MB. Recycle bin hold up

Using Win 7, 64 bit. Recently Dell had to create a new user file for me, to solve a corruption problem. All good, but when I try to delete the original user file (166MB) I get the error msg about ...
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How to delete a file containing dots and backslashes in Fedora 17

I'm using Fedora 17 and I generated a folder named .\data\ from code How can I delete this file from the command line?
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How do I open a random file in a folder, and set that only files with the specified filename extension(s) should be opened?

How do I open a random file in a folder, and set that only files with the specified filename extension(s) should be opened? (While preferably, supporting Unicode filenames too.) I've already looked ...
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Why is every file marked as an executable on my mounted NTFS partition?

I have edited my /etc/fstab file to include this line: /dev/sda5 /media/yannbane/Shared ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0 I did this so my dev/sda5 partition (labeled Shared) is automatically ...
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Extra file with Same Name Created Automatically while writing a program in unix

Some time while writing a program for example convert.c a file with same name followed by tiled(~) convert.c~ gets created in same directory. why is this so and whats really happening .please explain ...
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Find file matching extension, then count files in the found directory

I am trying to search the filesystem for all files matching an extention (*.what), then count all files in the directory where it found the *.what files. The output should contain the directory name ...
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What does the trailing “+” mean in file permission bits in Linux?

I used ls -a to list a file and got the following information: sqyang@intel4-88: ls -a 123 -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 root lsf 16845584 Nov 25 21:38 123* The file permission part is -rwxr-xr-x+. What does the ...
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Copied a file with winscp; only winscp can see it

I recently copied a 25.5GB file from another machine using WinSCP. I copied it to C:\beth.tar.gz, and WinSCP can still see the file. However no other app (including Explorer) can see the file. What ...
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What characters are not allowed in SkyDrive file names?

I'm adding my music to SkyDrive, and a file failed to sync with this message: Error: This file name contains characters that aren't allowed. Resolution: Please change the file name so it doesn't ...
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Is it possible to link to a file inside of a magnet link?

I would like to provide magnet links in my service, for large downloadable files. However, I would like to be able to tell the Torrent-download client only to grab a specific file within the ...
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How to track changes in a config file (i.e. XML file) in real time

I would like to know how to monitor changes in real time in a file in Windows. I've found other answers like using tail but this only works for log files or similar, where changes are made at the end ...
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Set the terminal prompt in Ubuntu to show only the working directory name instead of its full path

I have been searching around for a while and have not been able to find an answer to this. Whenever I use the command line in Ubuntu it always lists the full directory back to my home directory, how ...
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What is the accuracy of file creation or modification dates?

Due to some court cases in my jurisdiction, I often see court-appointed experts determining the creation date of a document. Is it really possible to do this via software methods? How could one prove ...
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Can't remove/delete symlink

I have tried to create a symlink and it threw this error: ln: accessing `.test': Permission denied Now I can't unlink or delete the symlink file. Tried Googling for help but could not find a ...
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Conver .frm(SQL Data files) into text Files

I am trying to convert .frm (sql data files) to text files, The reson for this is becouse i want to see how doe's the sql engine storage the data "behind the scenes", For example: when using "ENUM" ...
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Why don't I have permission to open a file in my documents?

In Windows 7, I am trying to open a file in my documents. When I do, I get the error message: You don't have permission to open this file. Contact the file owner or an administrator to obtain ...
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Why is the file deleted not actually deleted from the hard drive?

From here i read, that when a file is deleted on your computer, only a pointer to the file is deleted and the space occupied by the file is marked as free to use. Is the only reason for this to ...
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Copying files in Linux from Windows [closed]

I am trying to copy files from a GNU/Linux host to a windows host. The windows host is inside a firewall and Linux host is outside the firewall. I need to issue a command from Windows box that will ...
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“Can’t read from the source file or disk” when I try to copy files from my C:\ to another drive

When I try to drag & drop files from my C:\ onto my Mac hard drive (I use MacDrive for HFS support), Windows reports: Interrupted Action Can’t read from the source file or disk Specs: ...
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Replacing files in a folder structure with files from an unsorted folder

I have over 50,000 PDFs organized into folders in a file called PDFACT. I needed to compress these files so I ran them through Adobe to batch compress them and this worked—except Adobe could only ...
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Creating Mountable Image of a Partition?

I'm after a way to do a quick dump of a users HDD (typically NTFS, but sometimes HFS) on to an external drive or a network location, that saves an image of the contents of the drive so I can pick ...
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Distributed files over two servers

Lets say I got a fast (connection) but low-storage server (S1) and a slow but much-storage server (S2). Is it (practically) possible to use the server S1 as a "proxy" for files? I.e. there is a folder ...