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Randomly name files in my micro sd card

I have a 2GB micro sd card which I frequently insert in my headphones which can play/pause vol+/- and skip to next/previous mp3(only) songs with hard buttons. What my headphones cannot not do is ...
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Is it possible to delete, let alone see, a file called “␀” on Windows 8?

There is a file on my Mac called ␀, which is literally impossible to delete in OS X. I got access to Windows 8 and thought I could delete the file from there, but it's not even visible. So are you ...
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Wget gives me file names such as “index.html?foo=bar”, but browser always opens “index.html” file instead

I've downloaded site dump with Wget (links are converted) and a lot of files have names like this: index.html?foo=bar. The only way i can open them is to directly specify them as browser arguments. ...
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Unix Pattern Match for: “C:\filename.txt ->” and “C:\filename.txt\ ->”

How to pattern match those in Unix? I don't understand how do pattern match for a folder or file ending with "->" Edit: I'm trying to perform pattern matching with FastCopy. I only want to copy ...
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strange caption prefixing file name

I have a weird issue of a caption of OBJ prefixing a some file names when I view a list of files in finder on OSX and it also appears in Windows in explorer. when viewed in Windows it prevents the ...
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Unix vs Excel sort

I have the following list of files sorted according to Excel: a1.txt a10.txt a11.txt a12.txt a2.txt If I use sort on Unix/Linux, I get the following order: a10.txt a11.txt a12.txt a1.txt a2.txt ...
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How to export File Names (Only Image Files) from various location or directory into a text file

As mentioned in the title, I need to export the file names of various image files from various directories into a single text file as a list. How would I go about doing such a task? Secondly, would ...
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Most efficient way to automatically name photos according to a naming convention?

I am a solar site assessor and am subcontracting for a company that uses a specific naming convention for all photographs taken at sites. I'm wondering what would be the best way to efficiently ...
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What do you call the “happy-dog” part of file “happy-dog.png”? (What's the term for “happy-dog”?) [closed]

I just realized I don't know what file is called in file.ext. The whole file.ext is called a file or filename, ext is called the extension, but what do you call the file part itself of file.ext? For ...
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Trying to figure out what to do with files beginning with ._ or ._ [duplicate]

I've been doing work on a mac for a few years, but have a PC at home. When I bring up my flash drive in Windows Explorer there are little duplicates of files I worked on on the mac, but they start ...
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using notepad++ to save file without name but not able using windows explorer

Why is it possible to create a file without a name i.e. .htaccess using notepad++, but when using windows explorer it requires a filename?
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Unicode filenames in Windows vs. Mac OS X

I was trying to use a couple of Windows file syncing programs (Microsoft SyncToy, FreeFileSync) to sync between two folders: a local Windows folder and a OS X folder mounted on the Windows machine ...
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Add date stamp to file name in Windows

Is there a way to add a date stamp to a file name when saving/renaming it via the Windows dialog box (Windows Explorer, etc.) - either as a shortcut key or a variable. There are many files that I save ...
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How to create a file with invalid or special characters in its name?

I'm trying to install some Python 2.7 module named libwapiti on Windows 7. While trying to install it, it asked me for several header (*.h) files which were not included in MSVC2008ForPython27 and I'm ...
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Simplest way to see long program names in windows 10 start menu?

I'm having an issue in Windows 10 where I have two different programs that have similar titles. I only ever really want to open one of them (one's an IDE, the other is the accompanying documentation). ...
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How to add the timestamp as a part of the generated image file name in ffmpeg

I am trying to extract png images from a video using ffmpeg and add the timestamp as a part of the generated image file name. Please see the below command I am using for the same ffmpeg -vcodec ...
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What is the significance of Windows file names that have hex numbers in them like {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}?

When doing a backup of my Windows hard drive, I noticed some file names that had a bunch of seemingly random numbers in them. For example: .{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} Does that mean ...
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How to remove pinned to quick access folders with “|” characters in the name?

I accidentally pinned some folders created in linux with names containing | symbols. Now I have a problem with removing them from there. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is ...
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How to know 8.3 name of a GIVEN object in Windows?

Suppose I have GIVEN file or folder. GIVEN mean it is current folder in command line mode or some icon in the GUI. How to know it's 8.3 (short) name and/or path? I know I can find this object ...
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text editor-style renaming of filenames in directory

How can I edit the names of files in a directory as though I were editing the text of a file using a text editor? I feel like I've seen this demoed in a video, perhaps using some Vim plugin or ...
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Code to copy file name of video file and copy it to srt file in same folder

I would need some help in obtaining code to performing the steps as summarized above. I have the following setup: 100s of video folders with 2 files: 1 video file(mkv,mp4,avi, etc) and one srt file. ...
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How do I locate a file / folder which is too long and bars me from uploading to OneDrive

I have a file/folder which is preventing me from uploading to OneDrive. I did not generate this file/folder and after 3 complete searches of my PC I cannot locate the file/folder. However, according ...
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Capitalize “FILE name.TXT” to “File Name.txt” in Linux Bash

I need a oneliner to rename all files in a directory from SomeThing.TXT NOT A FILE.ogg sensitive lalala.doc to Something.txt Not A File.ogg Sensitive Lalala.doc Most existing questions seem to ...
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How do I delete a part of a file name for a batch of files in Windows 8.1?

I have lots of files in a folder but they all start with a line of numbers and are separated from the actual file name by a "_" For example: 123123123_filename.txt 456456456_filename2.txt ...
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Filename length in Windows

When I try to save my files to Windows Explorer, I get an error message that states (in part): "filenames too long." The file names have been between 100 and 200 characters. My task is to include a ...
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How to delete a file named `aux` [duplicate]

I have a file named aux in a directory ...> ls aux ...> dir Wolumin w stacji C nie ma etykiety. Numer seryjny woluminu: ... Katalog: C:\Users\...\config 2015-07-15 23:14 <DIR> ...
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where to get the name of excel file?

There are some documents stored in a SharePoint document list. Using a IE browser, we have the option of opening the file directly in Excel. But on doing this, excel starts and downloads the file and ...
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OSX TextEdit save with the first line

Is it possible to make TextEdit save an unnamed opened file with the first line (or first word) of the text of that document? eg: I create a new text document in TextEdit; write the first line as I ...
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I've downloaded some files with Chinese filenames that look like gibberish on my Mac. How do I make it so they're viewed as Mandarin?

I read somewhere about text encoding but I don't know how to do that for file names. It seems like there's only aid to fix that for webpage content or file content. Please help - thanks!
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Rename files if already exists centos7

I have a vsftpd installed in my centos 7 server. The problem is that i have mutiple clients sent files concurrently to the same ftp, and i am not able to rename the client file. The filename is ...
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Sort by number at the end of the file name in Windows Explorer

I want to know how can I sort my files in Windows Explorer using the last two digits in the file name. I have the following files in my folder: f00001.jpg f00002.jpg f00003.jpg b00001.jpg b00002.jpg ...
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How to delete a folder from external drives if names are too long (like System Volume Information/content…)?

I'm coming from: How to delete “System Volume Information” folder from external drives? but unlikely that answer couldn't solve my problem. I've a copy of an old "system volume information" in my ...
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What are the potential problems of having files with one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name?

In Windows 7 and later, what problems could be caused by having one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name? It seems like a bad idea, but does it actually cause problems? If so, what ...
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Determine filename at an LBA (NTFS)

I ran Seagate's tools on my hard drive. It reports that there are errors and gives the LBA numbers. I would like to move the data at these locations to other locations on the drive. How do I find ...
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How do I manipulate a file that is named - (i.e. dash)?

I have a file named - I don't know where it came from, but I would like to look inside it to find out more about it. However, all of the Linux commands think I'm referring to standard input or they ...
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iTunes naming pattern different on Windows and Mac

On my Windows machine iTunes renames and moves all my imported TV episodes to the following format: TV Shows/[show]/Season [Season#]/[Season#]-[Episode# with 1 leading 0] [Episode Name] but on my ...
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How to redirect output to file that has slash in name

I want to create a file named ./https://www.example.com, but the following doesn't work: [ ~]$ URL="https://www.example.com" [ ~]$ echo "Hello!" >"$URL" bash: https://www.example.com: No such file ...
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Are different non-alphanumeric symbols—when used at the beginning of a filename—treated differently when sorting alphabetically?

I’ve long used the trick of adding a dot to the beginning of a folder name so that it always appears at the top of a list of folders when they are sorted alphabetically. But is there an ...
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mysql Adding date/time stamp to file produced, or other method of automated file naming to keep resulting files unique

SELECT '"Part #"', '"Manu"', '"Qty"', '"partdesc"', '"Rohs status"' UNION all ( SELECT partno, manuf, qtyleft, partdesc, stfifo.ROHScompliance FROM stmaster, stfifo WHERE stmaster.internal ...
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How to change default naming convention for duplicate downloads

I found a similar question on this site, but it wasn't exactly a match and no one solved it. I save and organize many pictures, everyday. Most of them come in sets. So I name the first picture ...
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Batch script to conditionally delete files

Owners of Nokia Lumia 1020 know it can be set to store captured photos at full resolution, but the reduced size photos are also stored. I would like to have a script to automatically delete all the ...
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How to bulk rename numbered files? [duplicate]

I have two folders in Windows 8.1. The first folder, a, has 50 .jpg files numbered 01.jpg through to 50.jpg. My second folder, b, has the same amount of .jpg files named in the exact same manner. My ...
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Why are filename ordering rules different on graphical/non-graphical linux programs?

Here is the output of an ls: x-15.txt x-1617.txt x-2411.txt x-24.txt x-ae.txt x-afag.txt x-bdaa.txt x-bd.txt Note that x-1617 comes before x-24 and the same ordering rule seems to apply to the ...
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Moving files into subfolders according to 3 part name

I'm struggling to find a script for ranging some thousand files into subfolders. Each file consists of a three part name, seperated by underscores, with a variable suffix after another underscore, ...
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Particular Windows user restricted to 8.3 format file names on a particular server

Our office uses locked down PCs which are prepared off-site and installed by an engineer so I have no insight into the build process. One colleague had a PC replaced this week and since then he is ...
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What character can be prepended to the front a file or folder name to move it to the bottom?

If we stick an ! character to the front of a directory name, it will be at the top of other directories when sorted. Is there a character which has the opposite effect? Logically, a tilde (~) should ...
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Convention for file extension convention: uppercase or lowercase

Is there a convention for the case of the file extension in Windows, i.e. all uppercase vs. all lowercase? If there is, what is the reason, if any, for the convention, or is it just for the purposes ...
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Is Gzip supposed to honor original filename during decompress?

This question stems from a Crypto++ library question on Stack Overflow: How to add filename to archive if compressing using Gzip class?. Gzip, as specified in RFC 1952 has an optional field for the ...
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backing up files with a long file name comupter pc [dell] windows8.1 [duplicate]

I am trying to back up my cloud [desktop application] [sugar sync, dropbox] to a western digital [i have 500gb,1T and 2T] Somewhere i can't continue as it says that the file name is too long!? I can ...
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Mysterious folders and files with symbol names on Windows 7

I opened a thumbnail drive last evening and noticed that there were several files and folders with symbolic names (not alpha-numeric) added to it. The Date modified was also a curiosity. I have run ...