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What is the file name + extension for a file with a period as the first character (example: .txt)?

I'm trying to find an authoritative answer on this matter, but it's difficult. Wikipedia kind of dances around the issue but isn't explicit enough. For .txt (to use an example), is the base name ...
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Using wc on a file while it is used by other program

I am generating a text file that in the end will contain roughly a billion entries. The file is generated by a program that writes to it every couple of seconds. For this it always opens the file and ...
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ls -lrt showing file which is not present

When I do ls -lart in my current working directory it shows lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 10004 36 Dec 16 17:59 index.html ->/home/moviebeam/assets/ui/index.html But I cannot see contents of the ...
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What is file ']' ? How is it created?

I wonder how this file got in my directory? When I run ls -lrt it shows -rw-r--r-- 1 and size 117562 . Can I get any directions for this?
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Are there any issues of have huge files in HD in a 32 bit system?

I know that in 32 bit systems the largest memory we can have is 4GB (2^32). But I am not clear what is the implication of this in terms of files. I think that we can have files of arbitrary size in ...
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3answers
52 views

Is there such a thing as a file hosted container which deduplicates data held within?

Background I have backups of a website which stores all of it's data into a single file. This file is several gigs large and I have many different backups of this file. Most of the data within is ...
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1answer
312 views

How to enlarge RAID5 array with MegaRAID WebBIOS?

I'm a little confused with RAID5. I created a RAID5 array group from WebBIOS with 6 drives. Then created an XFS partition on this RAID5 drive. How can I enlarge the RAID5 without losing data? In ...
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1answer
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Strange replication between volumes

In one PC i found strange issue: there are two folders C:\folder1\ and D:\folder2 on it, when i create file in one of them (either), the same file instantly appears in another folder. What can cause ...
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1answer
51 views

Is it possible to have dynamic files with the contents being at some internet resource? [closed]

Maybe this is a stupid question, because, if this was trivial, Dropbox and other similar tools would have made use of the functionality. And if it was trivial it would create horrible security holes. ...
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1answer
89 views

Attributes of a file - followup for Windows and Linux

I found a question that lists the (quote): attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+) Does such a list exist for ...
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2answers
437 views

Tar - Remove Common Prefix When Creating Archive

I am attempting to tar up the contents of a root file system, located at $rootfs. The problem is, when I try to tar -c $rootfs > $dest, the directories between my current directory and the actual ...
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Compact-Disk filesystem to handle a million files?

Good day, I would like to know a compact-disk file system that is able to support millions of files. the file systems that i am aware of have a large cluster size (2048) and are not able to store so ...
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1answer
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Overwriting a files in place on NTFS

Let's say I have a Python program that opens a file and overwrites it with zeros, and I run it on a Windows 7 computer formatted in NTFS. If this is done on an HDD (not an SSD) will the file be ...
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1answer
563 views

In Windows XP Professional, is there a limit on the number of files that can be contained in a single folder? [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP Professional, service pack 3. Right now I have 4,398 files in a single folder, and Windows XP seems to read it fine. How many more files can I place in this same folder, ...
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1answer
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how do I on OSX copy a folder from an external drive to my hard drive and only add the new files?

say I have on the external drive: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt B/file3.txt and on my hard drive I have: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt I would like to drag and drop the whole folder over to the hard drive ...
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0answers
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Are there File Managers where I can show connections between files in the same directory?

Without creating new directories, is there a file manager that can illustrate relationships between files/folders in the same directory? For example, I would like to turn something like this: ...
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1answer
95 views

File size on disk gets minimum equal to memory page size instead of disk sector size?

I often write small programs of sizes < 512 bytes, which is my disk's sector size. However, the du command always shows these files' disk usage at 4K. My memory page size is 4K. So I was ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
190 views

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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1answer
61 views

Reboot while repartitioning HDD left me with corrupt files

I'm trying to get used to the feeling that I might never be able to recover my lost files. Meanwhile, I'll try to explain the situation, hoping that someone might suggest a solution: My HDD is made ...
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2answers
1k views

Why is the dir command not working?

I can see that the file is there and I can mount it with virtual clonedrive and play it with powerdvd: But windows can't find the file: C:\>dir dead* Volume in drive C has no label. Volume ...
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1answer
778 views

How can I make Total Commander show “size on disk”?

Is there a way to make Total Commander show file sizes in "size on disk" instead of actual bytes in file?
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1answer
56 views

how does a computer know the extension of a file

Just a curious question, how does a computer work out what file tyue a certain file is. E.G. How does a computer work out that this pages is a type of html? of each file, s there header information ...
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1answer
511 views

Automatically Fixing File System Errors

This problem is related to my WD External HDD. It has developed File System Errors. I found that out when I saw that the HDD is taking unusually long time to read the data and whenever I try to open ...
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0answers
191 views

How do I preserve date and time when moving single files?

How can I preserve the date and time information when I move files to another disk drive? I would like to preserve the last modified date and time, and also the creation date and time. I want to ...
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Should file names contain multiple periods?

I often name files using a convention such that I incorporate a version number at the end, similar to "Some Deliverable - v0.1.docx". Sometimes when colleagues make changes and send back revised ...
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2answers
676 views

File locked / read-only

On a networked computer, I have a file which is coming up as read-only because someone else has it open. This is not true. This is a file stored locally on the computer and it is not being used by ...
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2answers
2k views

How can I delete a file with an invalid character in the name? (Win7)

I am trying to delete a file named "Kanno, Yoko - Where Does This Ocean Go?.mp3" from my hard drive in Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and it keeps telling me that it cannot because the file name is too long ...
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Recover partially download file auto deleted by Chrome

Where can I find partially completed download file (from chrome ) on my system as(chrome and chromium) it delete them in event of interruption (NET ISSUE). I need the file so that I complete download ...
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2answers
4k views

Make a file non-deletable in USB

Somebody used my USB drive and upon returning it to me, I found a autorun.inf that is undeletable. I tried changing it's file attribute which is only H (not even set as a system file) but it keeps on ...
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1answer
70 views

When I order files by an unusual meta column, does the computer read headers of the files or just a structured list like a data table?

Is there a file system which will reduce the need for indexing files and saves the meta headers automatically on the disk? It would work like a hardware acceleration for indexing all files for some ...
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1answer
51 views

New files Log monitoring?

I want to install (setup.exe) a software but before I go this, before I do this I want to know where it will install and what it will be changed. Is there a software log new files and change? Also ...
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1answer
105 views

interaction between firmware and file system in the drive

as I know when we are talking about drives (both ssd and hdd): firmware is a piece of code which regulates the receiving of the data as well as storing the data in the drive itself (using some smart ...
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votes
2answers
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Filesystem fragmentation on the level of set of files [closed]

The file is stored in blocks by the file system. The block is the smallest amount of data the file system can assign to store a file. The classical definition of a fragmented file is that the file is ...
3
votes
1answer
96 views

Save File & Directory Hierarchy

I have a folder like: Folder --Sub Folder 1 --Sub Sub Folder --subfile.htm --subfile1.txt --subfile2.xlx --subfile3.doc --subfile4.ppt --Sub Folder 2 --file1.xlsx --file2.xlsx I want ...
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votes
2answers
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How to remove $data stream from file in windows 8

Windows for a while now has added an additional hidden stream to files that were downloaded from the internet. If you attempted to use these files, you'd get all kinds of odd behavior as windows was ...
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votes
1answer
279 views

What is a socket link?

After noticing an interesting environment variable Apple_PubSub_Socket_Render. I notice that it was referring directly to this "Render" file. After doing a listing of "Render": ls -lh Render I ...
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0answers
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HTML + Folders auto moving together - how to apply to other files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Associating/Grouping a file with a folder in Windows so that they both are moved together If you save an HTML using a browser like Chrome with "Webpage Complete" ...
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Photoshop CS5: Filesize difference when saving

Photoshop says filesize will be 1.938k But actual filesize after saving is 2.96KB Any ideas why this is happening? Update 1: To clarify, I'm talking about File > Save for Web Update 2: I asked ...
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votes
1answer
360 views

Need information on a filesystem error:

I have console access to an embedded linux device. This device has flash memory part of which is partitioned as a FAT filesystem. Its running linux-2.6.31. However I am seeing these errors on the ...
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votes
3answers
177 views

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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votes
1answer
36 views

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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votes
3answers
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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 ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Files deleted from network share. Where would they go?

I've had a question posed to me by a user, they've deleted some files from a network share, and they're looking at somehow recovering them. Of course, if they go for file recovery, it will have to ...
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votes
2answers
597 views

How does a file have NO EXTENSION?

Take for instance: cat /etc/passwd Why doesn't this file have an extension such as .txt, .dat, etc? Or does an extension exist, but it's just being hidden? Does this apply strictly to Unix-like ...
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2answers
330 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
113 views

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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vote
1answer
132 views

Setting the last file status change time

stat will report the last access time, last data modification time, and last file status change time. utimes will allow one to set the last access time and last data modification time. Is there a ...
3
votes
1answer
308 views

Attributes of a file

I am trying to determine what all of the attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+). Here is my current list: ...
0
votes
1answer
267 views

Differences between purposes of inode, fork and extended file attribute?

I was wondering what differences are between inode, fork and extended file attribute? All seem to me store attributes about a file. Are there differences between the attributes they store? Are these ...