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Head of ssh file resource

Sort of an odd question, but is there some way that I can operate on remote resources as UNIX files? E.g. I'm looking for some way to do tasks like the following: head ...
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Deleting a Windows 7 file with a name ending in a dot

After installing Cygwin on Windows 7 and realising I'm better of with using Linux on a different partition, I wanted to uninstall it. However, Cygwin has no uninstaller so I was left with the option ...
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How to change the ugly looking JavaScript file type icon in Windows 7?

I'm just starting out to learn JavaScript, and I already hate the ugly looking icon that Microsoft uses for this file type. It's old and boring, looks like something that came right out of Windows 95. ...
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Combine .hash files into single .hash file

I am trying to rename all the .hash files in one directory to the same name (or merge all of the .hash files into a single .hash file). I am using Kali Linux - what tool would be best to do this? Can ...
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MAC Rename files and move them automatically scripting

I want a shell script that runs on a Mac, that when ran, looks for a few things and transfers video files to a specific location on another drive. So when I put in an SD card, I want the script to ...
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How can I generate a list of files from a list of sectors?

I've had a hard disk failure and managed to rescue some data from the disk (1TB) with GNU's ddrescue. The last 800GB of the disk were perfect, no single error, but in the first 200GB there were almost ...
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Win 7. Use the contents of manually updated .xls to create a batch file that deletes files in folder to match spreadsheet?

Win 7.Use the contents of manually updated .xls to create a batch file that deletes files in folder to match spreadsheet? Hi. I have a folder that has a number of subfolders. Each sub contains lots ...
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How to view a linux file?

I am attempting to view a file that has the following permissions -rw-r-xr--. 1 sjc25 domain users 1177 Apr 10 10:12 d_V_g_dt.f However, when I attempt to view the file using: more d_V_g_dt.f, I ...
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Opening/reading a ULW audio file?

Is it possible to open/read a uLaw audio file (extension .ulw) on a Mac? I did a quick google search and found nothing - the application Notch claims to support it but it didn't convert it in my case. ...
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Protecting files from the network

I need to protect the project files in the local server . It should be accessable for all . Employees can access and modifiy it and they can create new files . The thing which i want to do is ...
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Where does Internet Explorer save the files which I have opened? [duplicate]

I opened an Excel file from Internet Explorer, worked on it for 2 hours and saved it. But now I can't find the file. The file was really important. Is there any way I can retrieve it? I'm using ...
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Windows 7 - Show thumbnails for special image formats

I have several images on my computer some of them are in special image formats like .hdr, .exr, .tif. WIndows shows thumbnails previews for common image formats only, e.g .jpg, .png. How can I get ...
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When you copy a file , where is it stored?

When you right click and copy a file before pasting , is the file duplicated and stored in some temporary place before it gets transferred to main memory for storage , what actually happens beneath ...
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“Windows cannot find” file when opening Excel spreadsheet

For all of my Excel spreadsheets when I attempt to open them (by double-clicking in explorer) I get the message "Windows cannot find C:...". The files are there, and are valid zip files as seen by ...
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How to Serve Mac Applications?

Can you put a mac application on a home file server, open the app from the client machine in finder, and use it just like it was on the client machine?
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File just showed up on my desktop, but no virus

Yesterday, I turned on my PC to find three new files on my desktop named "emptyness.swf". If I remember correctly, they were actually "emptyness1.swf", "emptyness2.swf", and "emptyness3.swf"; maybe ...
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Opening file:// links in explorer through chrome

I'm switching our company's preferred browser from IE to Chrome and I've run into a problem. When opening file:// links on our intranet, they open in chrome rather than explorer. Is there any way to ...
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How to make new file permission inherit from the parent directory?

I have a directory called data. Then I am running a script under the user id 'robot'. robot writes to the data directory and update files inside. The idea is data is open for both me and robot to ...
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Recover previous state of saved file

I was editing a file and I accidentally deleted some information, then saved and quit the program. Right after I quit, I realized I deleted that information. That information is extremely important ...
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Move all files in sub-directories to current directory while renaming duplicates

I have a number of subdirectories and I would like to move any files contained therein to the current directory using a one line Terminal command on the Mac. I know that my file names are not all ...
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How to backup and restore only the file stamps (date & time) of many files within a folder at once?

I want to retag all my music collection (MP3, OGG, etc) with replaygain info, but I don't want them to lose their original file timestamp as sometimes I want to know when I added a file to my ...
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How to properly use USB sticks on Linux and Windows machines?

I've been a Linux user for about a year (Fedora 20) and have had a persistent problem with USB sticks (USB from now on for short) since then. I use my USB in both Linux and Windows machines, and 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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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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Rename new files using old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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Way of identifying plaintext file types in bash?

Is there any alternative to the file command that can be used to identify plaintext file types that don't have a magic number? E.g. something I can give a file to that contains JSON and I'll get back ...
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Cannot delete folder or files inside

I have a rather strange problem. I have encountered a folder with a file in it, that I can neither see or delete. This is, I believe, a rootkit and I am desperate to get it off my machine. I am logged ...
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Fast splitting of list of files in chunks of the same size (memory)

See title. Assume I have the following list of files and relatives sizes: cat list_of_files.txt: 1243 001.txt 124 002.txt 4132 003.txt 3000 004.txt I want to be able to split into multiple chunks ...
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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Copying File lists from Explorer (Windows XP) to MS Word document

I have a long list of research papers listed as files in Explorer. Is there a less tedious way of listing these in a Word document than opening each one and using copy/paste?
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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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Any good tool that opens a .psd(photoshop) file which was repaired/corrupted

I was working with .psd photoshop file and my system power suddenly went off... When i switched on my system i clicked the .psd file it said couldn't open the file... Any good tool that opens a .psd ...
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How can I open more than 15 files at once on Windows 7?

How can I open more than fifteen files on Windows 7 at once? I can do fifteen by selecting them and pressing enter, but if I try to select more, enter stops doing anything. All the files are the same ...
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Need to rename many files on Ubuntu

I have around 1000 files named "Home Movie - 01 - First Birthday" and "Home Movie 02 01 12" I need to rename these to just "Home Movie". Is there any way to do this? Running Ubuntu 12.04 Thanks, ...
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JFileChooser help please java [migrated]

I am trying to use a JFileChooser to get a file and pass it into a class classed TextStatistics. Here is the method. When I click a button this action is performed. public void ...
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Linux Unzip with exclusions from .txt file

I have an unzipping script on Linux. It attempts to unzip with the command: unzip file.zip This is obviously successful. I now wish to exclude some files. The manual tells me of the -x option. I ...
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Is there a method of pre-pending one text file to another much larger text file without cat?

I have a 330 Gb file and 10 lines of text I'd like to pre-pend to the file. I don't particularly want to write out all 330 Gb again, just for 10 lines of text. Is there some low level command that ...
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How to open a big file in Notepad++?

I tried opening a file of 800MB size in Notepad++. But i don't why Notepad++ showed only 269117242 chars 271450112 bytes . Neither it showed any alert message that it is unable to open such a big ...
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Why are Acrobat PDF tags not shown in Windows?

I have added tags such as Author, Subject and Title to some new PDF files I created. But they are not shown in Windows when I view file properties. Why? In order to see this information I have to ...
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“Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?”

I have a file. This file in specific is a image. Its on my NTFS filesystem and i get this message when i try to copy to my FAT32 drive. I cant find any properties on it... What is it talking about? ...
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Non-ISO extended-ASCII text

when i tried to know the encoding of the file all.txt using $ file all.txt it shows this message all.txt: Non-ISO extended-ASCII text, with very long lines what is the kind of this encoding ...
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How to edit .STRING files

I'm having trouble finding any results on how to open .string files. I get a lot about programming strings and .strings files but unfortunately they have nothing to do with what I need. It's a binary ...
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Importing Bookmarks from a Text File (to any browser/website)

I have dozens of text files containing around 60 url's each, accumulated over years of browsing on multiple computers. I wish to import these into any browser, to allow me to then use cross-browser ...
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Windows 7, file properties - is “date accessed” ALWAYS 100% accurate?

Here's the situation: I went on vacation for a couple of weeks, but before I left, I took the harddrive out of my computer and hid it in a different location. Upon coming back on Monday and putting ...
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Linux file system for a big file server

I would like to know, from more experienced people, what would be the best choice of file system to use for a file server having more than 20TB of hard disks. Personally I always used EXT3 (back in ...
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What can I do if msvcr80.dll is missing?

I have MS-Office 07 setup in my system. But it seems like if its one DLL got corrupted called msvcr80.dll. When I try to install office now, it says Setup cannot find Office.en-us\msvcr80.dll. Browse ...
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When is the data in the journal written to the disk?

(1) mentions that "With a journal the file is first written to the journal, punch-in, and then the journal writes the file to disk when ready. Once it has successfully written to the disk, it is ...
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Batch file to automate a task

I run a job that creates 35 text files. The problem is I need to transmit these files after they are created, but before I can send them I need to go into each file and remove a space in order for the ...
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Does one really need to use file extensions for files stored on their hard drive?

Most of us always append file extensions to the filename for almost every file we save. However, how necessary is it actually? For instance, most Linux software works with files that do not have ...
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Notepad++ not opening from certain locations

For quite some time now, I experience a weird behavior of Notepad++. I associated .xml files to Notepad++. For most of the time opening .xml files works fine. Sometimes though, the file won't open if ...