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How can I specify an /EXCLUDE file with spaces in it to xcopy?

I have tried to specify an /EXCLUDE filename with spaces in it to xcopy, but it always chokes. How can I specify such a path to xcopy without copying the /EXCLUDE files into the current directory and ...
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Why does Windows Explorer show up in task manager as “explorer.EXE”?

I’ve been noticing that Windows Explorer’s file name in the Task Manager, ends with .EXE instead of .exe. I decided to kill the process and restart Explorer. Now it shows up as explorer.exe, however ...
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Is there an OS that allows the same name for files in the same folder?

Is there an OS that allows the same name for files in the same folder? By "same name", I mean absolutely identical, including the extension.
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“Filename is not valid or too long” and “The specified path does not exist” in one file

I have a file in a folder that I use for python programming and when I moved the folder everything would go but the file. I don't know how it got there but when I try to delete it I get "Filename is ...
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Can I rename a file that contains a forward slash in Unix?

I am trying to rename a file with a name that contains the "/" character. Example: mv product.dat product/2012.dat Is this possible in Unix?
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How to search for only a certain file extension for commit?

I have an ongoing problem using the TortoiseHG Workbench commit window to search for only a certain file type, such as with Python modules. Often I have tons of .pyc files that I don't want to be ...
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How are filenames stored?

I noticed that renaming a file doesn't change its hash. I also noticed that creating an empty file gives a file of zero bytes, yet it has a filename. Since the filename seems to travel with the file ...
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DOSBox 8.3 filenames disagree with Windows 7

When I compare a dir in DOSBox 0.74 against a dir from Windows 7 command prompt, the 8.3 filenames differ. Long format (both drives and directories): 2012-07-30_abcdefg-abcde ...
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How to start/open a file/folder that contains space in its name through command-line?

I'm trying to use the start command in the command prompt to open files and folders, but I'm unable to open files and folders that contain space(s) in their name. I have tried the following queries ...
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Cascade file name changes on links in Windows 7

When making a link in Windows 7, is there a way to have name changes cascade to all links of the file? So if I have a file called: Interest.PDF and make a few links in other folders, but then I later ...
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Apple Automator “New PDF from Images” maintaining same filename

I will potentially have 26k of old legacy PICT images to transfer first to PDF for migration. I am using Apple Automator and also the "Dispense Items Incrementally" to loop through it. However, I ...
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creating “.project” file in windows 7

I just downloaded an eclipse .project file from outlook but was not able to find it. I figured that this might be an issue because the file does not have a name and has only an extension. thus I ...
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How to delete undeletable long-filename file from HD?

I have 2 files from internet saved pages that have an extremely long name in my external HD. I can't delete those. I tried schedule deletion on boot but it didn't work. Any idea?
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Replace duplicate words in filenames

I have files with filenames such as this: かな_かな I'd like to replace that with just: かな Is there any way to do this in batch, automatically? Note that some files have different words before and ...
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Is it possible to rename files in a zip archive before extracting?

I pulled a zip file from the web which was packed on a system where filenames were encoded in a format my unzip program fails to read. Perhaps the file-system does not support those weird characters, ...
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wget filename and directory name clashes

We are using WGET 1.12 for windows on a site (with follow_tags = a, reclevel = 8, recursive = on and timestamping = on wgetrc settings) and are seeing two issues: a. The file is deleted and a ...
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How do I rename an illegally long filename to be short enough to use normally?

I have a file with a very long filename (in excess of the 255 char limit) copied onto a FAT32 ubs stick from a power mac. How can I rename it to be less the 255 chars?
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How to find out the name and path of a running gui application on linux?

I am interested to learn more about my system. Started for example a GUI application "Printing". A shiny nice name in the title. There is no file "printing" in /usr/bin. Is there some trick to show ...
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How to bulk translate file names and rename them [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to rename files with Japanese or Korean character/letter filenames to their Romanized (Roman/Latin letters) equivalents I have some files with Chinese names. I ...
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Remove Adobe Flash Player .lic files on backup drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete a file in Windows with a too long filename? How can one delete these long named files from my backup drive? They are causing my Seagate backup to fail.
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Automate the renaming of file in OSX

Example: We have a folder filled with 30 images with inconsistent names. These images need to be named consistently and numerically: image1.jpg image2.jpg image3.jpg ... image30.jpg Can this be ...
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How to fix diacritic issue on command prompt?

Simplified issue: I have a file called Bíblia sagrada.exe (note the í) on C:\ of my computer. When I open a command prompt on C:\ and execute dir /b /on B*.*, it will return: Bíblia sagrada.exe ...
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Why do I have identical files in one directory, in Windows 7?

I just rebuilt my system after a new Power supply fired my CPU, MBD, Video card & a Blu-Ray drive. During all this I had to restore Windows from a backup (sector copy). All seems well, but ...
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How to avoid writing full filenames

I was wondering whether there is a way in the linux shell to type the first unique part of a filename or dirname and then add "~" or "..." and avoid writing the entire filename. For example if I ...
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Get a colon in a Windows filename [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How would I go about creating a filename with invalid characters such as :?>? Yes I know it is not allowed, but I want to do it anyways. Any workarounds?
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WinXP downloading files makes filenames disappear

Computer is not freezing. However, when I download through a browser, windows begins a quick spiral of not showing the file extensions, then no file names, and finally nothing besides icons. Usually, ...
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Missing music after failed renaming with eyeD3

Most of my music is missing after I attempted to organize my music library with eyeD3. eyeD3 has a function described as thus: --rename=PATTERN Rename the file based on PATTERN which may contain ...
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Making Ubuntu Bootable ISO: Truncating long file names

I am building a Custom Ubuntu ISO. Everything is ready in custom-iso folder. Therefore I apply this script to build my ISO. #!/bin/bash isoname=$(date +"custom-ubuntu-%y-%m-%d-%H:%M.iso") mkisofs -J ...
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Is it possible to decode such filenames?

Sometimes, when you upload your photos to certain social networks, they change your photos' filenames from something like pchelka_mia.jpg to ze58dadc2.jpg. I tried to delete a photo and software ...
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OS X says “the standard extension is” .jpeg, but according to whom?

When I attempt to save a file as "picture.jpg", OS X unhelpfully informs me that the standard extension is ".jpeg". I think the bazillion .jpg files on the web beg to differ, so where does Apple get ...
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Importing first line of TXT files to a spreadsheet

I have 2000 txt files that I need to read the first line of (it should contain a person's name). Ideally I would have a spreadsheet/csv with FILENAME, FIRST LINE OF FILE
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How to sort pictures by name with some program?

You all know it - you have pictures from vacation and other life events and you decide that you will sort photos you want them to be as you wish together. My question is related to this. How can I ...
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Detecting short filename usage

In the process of determining whether or not to disable 8.3 filenames on an NTFS volume which is only ever accessed by 64-bit Windows. Since 64-bit Windows does not support 16-bit applications, 16-bit ...
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Did a version of Windows ever behave this way?

Inspired by today's DailyWTF article. The author claims that a file C:\Program.exe would be executed when clicking on a shortcut to, for example, C:\Program Files\Doom 2\doom2.exe -nomusic. ...
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Recovered Files with TestDisk, but File Names and Folder Structure is Bad

I used TestDisk to recover files from an internal hard drive which I connected externally to another PC. With PhotoRec all the file names are wrong and the original folder structure doesn't exist. ...
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Adding file name as an additional column in a .txt file?

I have multiple .txt files that I am able to combine into one big .txt file. What I'd like to do before combining is have each file name be a column inside the .txt file. The filename is a date that ...
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Escaping %’s in file-/folder-names at the command-line

Does anybody of a way to access files and directories that have a % in their name (which is valid) from the command-line? Specifically, if there are two %’s and the text between them happens to ...
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Spell Checking File Names

How can I spell check file names? My spelling isn't at all great, and I rely on MS Word, Google Chrome etc. to make sure I don't publically embarass myself with improper spelling. How can I clean up ...
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How to remove leading whitespace from file and folder names?

How to remove leading whitespace from file and folder names? (I'm running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.) As provided below by @Lri I was able to remove trailing whitespace using this: #!/bin/bash ...
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Directory transfer from Linux -> Windows; 255 Character limit error

I need to copy a very large directory from a linux server to a windows machine; the directory is very large and contains directories that go as deep as having 50+ subdirectories. So as you could ...
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function to automatically remove special characters from file names during saving in MacOS X

I'm often creating PDF files from web pages in MacOS X (10.6) and very often I have the problem that the automatically proposed file name (based on the name of the web page) contains many special ...
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Rename photos, jpg ordering based on raw times

I have a large set of photos taken with both JPG and RAW which are named in wrong order since the camera counter reset after about half of them. While going through the JPG files I turned some of them ...
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How to find candidates of file duplicates based on a similarity of their names?

I am not searching similar images or photos (imagedupe) nor audio files! I have a lot of media data here and I want to spot duplicates based on their file name. I know that there is fdupes, etc. but ...
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Renaming/deleting impossible filenames in Windows 7

I have some files with 'impossible filenames'. I'm not talking about special characters or anyting, but really impossible ones. (filesystem NTFS) One file is called images\receipt.jpg (yes, this is ...
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How can zsh be configured to autocomplete directory name with camelcase matching?

Eclipse and Resharper have a nice way of navigating files. If I have the following folders (or files) in my current directory MyReallyLongName MyReallyLongAndFunName MyReallyLongAndNotReallyFunName ...
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OS X update results in question marks in file names [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: File names in OS X appearing with question marks I've recently updated my Mac and now some file names contain question marks when viewed in Finder or the terminal. I ...
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How to copy files containing | in the name?

In Windows 7 I can't copy the file with | in the name. Gives me an error Can not find the file. I have around 30GB of files and all contains that character. Any idea how can I copy them to another ...
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How do I use non-latin alphabet characters in a framebuffer console?

How do you guys use Linux when you have lots of files with non-Latin alphabets, or even Chinese/Japanese? I don't have a problem with Windows, because I do everything in the GUI (it's hard not to), ...
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WinSCP can't upload file or folder with blank spaces

I have created a batch file containing WinSCP commands to upload files in different folders. Now, file names and folder name contain blank spaces. It's showing an error when I'm running the batch ...
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Why do I see all the files in sub-sub directories?

I'm using Win7, 32 bit. I have a subdirectory under Documents which has several subdirectories. Example: Documents\level1\level2. At level2 there are, lets say 10 subdirectories. In each of these ...