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Move all files in sub-directories to current directory?

I've got files in a bunch of subdirectories, and I'd like to flatten them out and move them all to the current directory. I found this question, but adapting the answer to: mv * . didn't work. I ...
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Windows listing of files from command line

In Windows I want to list the files from the drive in all the subfolders with the following attributes From all the subfolders File name File Creation date File Last Modified date User name of last ...
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Optional selection from 5 million+ lines in Notepad++

I have a 5 million plus line plain text file. Windows Notepad can't do anything and gets stuck when double clicking the file. Notepad++ is able to open the file though, even with 5M lines. I want to ...
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Archiving files from previous/old computers

I'm not sure that the title is very explicit, so I'll try to explain briefly my problem is/what I'm trying to achieve: Like most of you, I guess, I have had several computers in the course of my ...
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How do I copy a file/folder from another user's home directory in Linux?

I want to copy a file/folder from another user's home directory to my home directory in Linux. I cannot access his directory, because it says permission denied. I'm 100% sure that a file can be ...
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How do I monitor the size of a file?

Is there a program that constantly checks a certain file size on hard drive, like every 5 minutes or something? If the file size stops increasing, I would run some action X (X set by the user – like ...
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Why would rmdir /s fail but still delete the innermost subdirectory?

I had a directory structure (src/...) created by Cygwin's 7za.exe. From a command prompt I ran rmdir /s /q src. This resulted in error messages (paraphrasing as my DOS shell has long since ...
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how do I compress all files within a folder on Unix?

I've been unable to compress the contents of a folder on Unix, note that I don't want to compress the directory itself but the contents inside. so far.. to compresss the files I use: compress ...
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Calculating storage space for files, is my math correct?

Assuming 100K per file, that means 10 files per meg, and: 10K files per GB 1 million files per 100 GB 10 million files per TB Is this correct?
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What applications are exactly reading/writing my HDD in a given period? Application for statistics (on Windows)?

TL;DR Could you suggest any programs that makes statistics (e.g. stored in files as logs) of what applications are exactly reading/writing my HDD in a given period? Longer explanation Sometimes I ...
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Can't rename or move folders on network drives in Windows 7 anymore

I can't connect to two network drives via a VPN connection to my workplace's server anymore. Everything was fine until recently since when I started to receive an error message "The File or Folder ...
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Which filesystems provide good support for LARGE file and directories in general?

I'm about to write a program that will do a LOT of writes to create a bunch of big files, so I was wondering which filesystem I should go with, and why the workings of such filesystems make it so?
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Batch search and replace?

I have a few thousand files that I need to search and replace. Is there a software that can open a directory of files, scan those files and then search and replace? I'm aware that you can script ...
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How can I check my audio files for integrity?

I've found that audio files seem to degrade slightly over time (10 years +), and I'm looking for a tool to check the integrity of those, and say, "yip, it's all there and good!". I need something ...
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Is there any file I can read in unix which contains the time

Is there any file in unix based system which I can read, to get the same value that time() in php would return?
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Looking for a program to transfer large files with a “download manager” type of transfer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to transfer 27 GB from a PC to another online? How can I send super large files directly to another computer in the Internet for free? I'm looking for a ...
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I've copied a folder over another one on my Mac, what can I do?

I've been designing a website for the past couple of weeks on my local server and I made some quick last changes before the meeting later this day. Being new with OS X, I copied the folders over to ...
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How do I drag a file onto Chrome? (Mac OSX Lion)

I have a file on the desktop that I want to drag onto a window (my browser). Suppose the browser is fully maximized. How can I do that in Lion? Before, in Snow Leopard, I could swipe up (reveal ...
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Filter Entries in a Large Text File Based on Whitelist

Good day. I could really use your help on this one. I have a stats text file in the following format. ID=1000000 Name=Name1 Field1=Value1 ...(Fields 2 to 25) Field26=Value26 ID=1000001 ...
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Find missing files from multiple backups, regardless the folder location

I have 6 backups of my PC wasting a lot of space, on an external hard disk, because all of them are full backups (not incremental) of my PC, meaning that the majority of the contents are duplicated ...
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Use a script to grab paths to the recently changes files on the system?

Months ago I asked Is there a program or some method to access recent Finder windows / places? After asking that question I started using a utility called Fresh to watch recently changed files all ...
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mv - move dir with destination-dir having the same subdirs as source-dir

In FreeBSD (I suppose it works like Linux et al in this regard), I'd like to move src_parent/mydir to dst_parent/mydir. dst_parent/mydir already exists, and it contains some subdirs that's also ...
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If I change Windows admin user password, then I can't login to Outlook, why?

I am seeing this strange behaviour with Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. If I change the password of User1 (Admin user), login, and start Outlook, it asks for a password. It keeps saying "password ...
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Mac: Associate two files

I'm looking for a way (hopefully built into OSX) to make two files always stay together. The purpose: give every file used in my classes (mostly PDFs and PPTs) a "summary file" -- which could just be ...
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Restore file dates by contents comparison

I have two folders A and B that contain files and other folders (no links though). B has a bit more up to date conent (extra files, modified files etc). However, B has wrong file modification dates ...
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Making a custom text editor the default one

In Windows, there's a "edit" menu option when you right-click on a unkown file-type. When you select it, the sucky Notepad thing will open that file. How can I change Notepad with another editor, ...
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Using the Linux split command to create N Files

I need to split files into guaranteed number of buckets. The size do not have to be equal. Here is my logic count = wc -l filename split_count = (count)/4 split -l split_count filename core_ ...
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How do I create a hidden file or folder in OS X?

I need to create ultra/super hidden folder in OS X. In Windows there are possibilities to create a super hidden folder, for example, using attrib +s +h Hidden the "Hidden" folder will be hidden. ...
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how do I know which softwares have visited my files?

I found some software always check my files in my computer in backend. Any way to make an application to list which software have visited my files? I need some ideas. ---------------- I just need ...
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How to copy one file into multiple subfolders at once on a Linux server?

I have a folder on a Linux server with 35+ subdirectories, along the lines of: aa.foo.bar.baz ab.foo.bar.baz .. bp.foo.bar.baz I have a file that I want to copy into each of those subdirectories. ...
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How do I rename a file that only consists of an extension?

I use the Eclipse IDE to do development work and would like to copy/rename the .classpath and/or .project files. Note that these files only have an extension and not a filename. Windows won't let ...
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Why have all .exe files been changed to .ink, except for Opera?

I use Windows XP Home Edition with SP3. All my .exe files were changed to .ink. Now I am unable to open basic Windows programs because they no longer recognize themselves nor have any clue about which ...
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How do I properly get rid of the .backupmanager files on my Acer 7741z?

On my Acer 7741z, I have over 3,000 Acer .backupmanager files to delete as per a post I just found on SuperUser. However, do I have to delete each .backupmanager file one at a time or is there a ...
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Obtaining the Windows 7 CD key from its installation files

Are there any files probably contained in the Windows directory that have the product key? I need to re install the OS of my laptop but have misplaced the CD key.
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Tagging files and folders

I'm doing some cleanup and I want to re-organize my files and folders. I think the quickest and best way to do this, is to assign tags to folders and files. I am looking for a tool for Windows or ...
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What are the most popular file extensions for COMPRESSed files? [closed]

I was just wondering, what's the difference between these file formats? Shouldn't there be just one or two that generally tend to perform superior to most others?
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How can I convert files into an analogue modem sound?

Does anyone know of any software that will convert a file (any file, e.g. doc, zip, pdf etc) to a sound file so that it would play back like the old modem noises? It could then be "played" back on ...
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How can I copy large number of files from one Ubuntu machine to another effectively?

I have two Ubuntu machines, one of which has a large number of files. How can I copy the files from one machine to another effectively? I would like to copy only the delta files and not all the files ...
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oledata.mso, image001.emz - What do I do to actually open this?

I received an email from someone I know (and expected) containing 2 attachments. I was expecting a PowerPoint file, but instead received a "image001.emz" and "oledata.mso" file instead. The ...
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What are the alternatives of .txt?

For some reason, I can't save .txt files on my web server. I have a text file hosted on my web server, but the ending is not .txt I was wondering what ending should I choose, so that whoever sees ...
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OSX: The item XYZ.txt~ can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted

I'm trying to delete a file under OSX Lion, but can't. I get the following message: The item XYZ.txt~ can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted. Here's what I've tried: select ...
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MP4 and FLV formats, which one is smaller for the same video? [closed]

Is an MP4 file for a video smaller or larger than that of a FLV format?
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symlink of concatenated files?

In a Linux system, I have a set of very big files, containing a long list of entries, one per line, that are read one by one to create certain indexing files for each of them, that are then used for ...
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File won't have itself deleted

System is Windows XP Pro SP3. Defragmenter drew my attention to a file it couldn't defragment; 186k in 3 fragments. Windows Explorer says file is 0k. When I try to delete the file I get the error ...
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Windows 7 : Sorting contents of a file

Is there any functionality by which I can sort the contents of a file in place in windows 7 ? I am not sure if there is any way I could do it in UI, but is there any batch script which will help me ...
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Why are some of my files' names are not being displayed in OS X?

Some of my files' names are not being displayed in OS X as can be seen in the screenshot below: . I have also uploaded a video to demonstrate this issue: YouTube video Any ideas what is wrong ...
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Different permissions when navigating to a remote server folder via UNC path w/ Explorer than when I remote in via Remote Desktop?

Here at work, we connect to remote servers when we need to deploy our production code. I often use Windows Explorer to navigate to a server folder directly via UNC path to delete, rename, or copy ...
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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 ...
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Any faster scp or rsync?

How can I transfer a large file quickly, when I don't really require a secure connection? Often I would like to copy a large file from local machine to remote machine. The file does not already ...
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Does anyone know what key combinations do we need to press to select all the text while renaming a file?

When renaming a file, I tried to do Ctrl-A (I wanted to select all then Ctrl-C copy). However to my shock that shortcut doesn't work. Does anyone know what key combinations do we need to press to ...