A file system is the specification of how files in a computer should be stored, named and organized. This tag should be used for generic file system questions. For specific file system questions (FAT, NTFS, ext4, ...) use the appropriate tag instead.

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Error using ubiattach

I have a small 'ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l)' powered box running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with kernel 2.6.37 The environment is a squashfs rootfs with a small RW config area: # df Filesystem 1K-blocks ...
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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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Allowing access to source files for only a group of users in a webserver

I have this folder structure : RootFolder Export Files Site and want the access to the files (source code) in Export and Site to be allowed only for a group of ...
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How does a dynamic disk image work?

I was curious about the inner workings of virtualized computing. Most hypervisors, including VirtualBox and Hyper-V, just to cite a couple, have the option of creating a dynamic image for disk ...
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Are Extended Attributes Indexed?

Are desktop search applications like Beagle or Tracker able to index extended attributes like they do with the other file's attributes? If so, that means that a user can define this extended ...
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Can't save game (write file to disk) from guest account, even with permissions

Under Windows 7 I have two accounts, one guest and one superuser. The guest doesn't have permission to install software (i.e. user the Windows Installer), but has been granted permission to read/write ...
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Not permitted to create a new directory on a ntfs partition?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I open a pdf file in Evince, and want to click "Save as" in the menu of Evince to create a new directory on a ntfs partition (shared between Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 ...
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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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Mount UMSDOS in Windows

I have a directory that has --LINUX-.--- files in it, from when it used to be mounted in a Linux system as UMSDOS. Is there a driver that allows for mounting this directory in Windows so I can see ...
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Windows 8.1 missing font files after restart

Some days ago I rebooted my windows 8.1 system. After the reboot all my system texts were very cryptic - showing only some strange symbols. After some investigation I discovered that my ...
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Benefits of converting Data partition from NTFS to FAT32

Desktop PC with internal SSD is running Windows XP SP3 and partitioned as below. Over time I've come to learn that NTFS does many more read/write operations than FAT32 thus possibly reducing the ...
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Formatting harddrive for data storage

I have an SSD and a HDD drive stored on my computer. The SSD is for running programs and the OS and the HDD is for storing media, data, and other things that don't require fast read and write speeds. ...
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Linux - How to change default application for text files with custom extensions?

I do some creative writing and use PyRoom for most of my drafts. I want to save my drafts with a custom extension story(i.e. Persuasion.story) and associate story extension to PyRoom. I want to, ...
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Can I expand the size of a file based disk image?

I created an empty disk image using dd, then I used mkfs to make it a real filesystem image. I am mounting and using it fine. What I need is to be able to expand or shrink this file based disk image ...
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Are there resources which list the file contents of a “clean” OSX install?

I'd like to be able to look up which files (especially shared libraries) are installed by default on a given version of OSX, as opposed to the libraries I've subsequently installed on my machine. Is ...
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mac osx copy bootable startvolume works but keeps filesystem

He there, i have a macbook air with one ssd hdd that is unfortunetly formatted as journal extended case sensitive. so i have an external hdd where i copied my whole startvolume bootable with the ...
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Linux root filesystem on custom hardware

I have a custom-designed SoC implemented on FPGA, based on an ARM-processor clone, on which I am trying to boot Linux (kernel 3.10). I have successfully added support to my custom peripherals (an ...
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How to repair SD card that was unplugged during formatting?

I tried to format my SD card on my Windows computer but unfortunately I pulled it out during the process. Now it can't be recognized. I tried to wipe it using disk utility on Mac OS X but after it's ...
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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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How to understand this messages in /var/log/messages?

the messages is: Dec 18 10:08:55 localhost kernel: sdb: Current [descriptor]: sense key: Recovered Error Dec 18 10:08:55 localhost kernel: Add. Sense: ATA pass through information available Dec ...
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How to mirror a filesystem structure but without any content

This is needed for backup purposes. Just the index of the entire fs structure. I can do such image with a FAR plugin. How can the same be achieved in the GNUverse? Mirroring means perfect copy, i.e. ...
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SSH or Remote filesystem mounting

In a situation where you spend the majority of your time in the terminal and Vim/Emacs/other command-line editors, what are the pro's and con's of working via SSH or by mounting a remote filesystem ...
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Is there anything faster than `find . | wc -l` to count files in a directory?

Not uncommonly I have to count the number of files in a directory, sometimes this runs into the millions. Is there a better way than just enumerating and counting them with find . | wc -l ? Is there ...
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Recovering EFS files from an unbootable Windows partition

I have several folders that were accidentally EFS-encrypted because of a bug in Windows' built-in zip extraction function ...
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How to unlock lost file handles?

I'm a developer and sometimes my IDE crash leaving a huge cache file locked. When I restart my IDE I can't compile because the file is locked and can't be removed. My solution to the problem now is ...
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ext3 vs ext4 bonnie++ rand/seq create speed

I am testing the difference between ext3 and ext4 for our application. When I run both filesystems through a bonnie++ test, the results for file creation on ext4 aren't very good. While ext3 can ...
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Can anyone explain to me what happened to my flash drive?

I went to a library, copied some files from their computer (using Windows XP) to my flash drive (formatted to FAT16) and disconnected the drive using safely remove option. When I accessed the drive ...
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How to make the system detect hard drives as a designated block? (e.g. /dev/sde)

If I attach a hard drive to the system, and I want the system to recognize this device as a /dev/sde device rather than the default /dev/sdb. How should I do that? Thanks.
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How to get actual creation time of a file on Unix?

I'm inspecting some files in my dedicated web server via linux cli after a hack attack and found some files have been modified with the 'touch' command to change the dates. I'm willing to get the ...
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How can I determine the location of a file on disk (sector/offset) on an NTFS filesystem?

Are there any tools/utilities that can enumerate all the sectors on which a given file is stored?
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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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How to attach a virtual hard drive to occupy /dev/sdb?

I want to insert a virtual hard drive (or anything) to occupy the system block /dev/sdb, how could I do that in Linux (Ubuntu and Debian)?
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Relocating Double OS to New Disk

I have a 256GB SSD which is my OS disk. I have 2 OSes in it, Debian and Windows. I want to move to a larger SSD Disk, probably 1TB (again SSD) or 512 GB (SSD). I just have a really nice working two ...
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UNIX vs Windows Filesystem; why does UNIX assign a finite space for each directory?

All, I am finally getting settled into the intricacies of NIX however one thing I am still trying to figure out is why UNIX assigns hard disk space to each directory in its filesystem. I discovered ...
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Two files with same path and name - corrupted file system?

My computer is running windows XP 32 bit. I am using the following script to download the contents of a website to my hard drive, which is formatted as NTFS. wget-1.10.2.exe -r -x -p -nc -c -e ...
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How to edit directory structure in HEX in Windows?

I have some strange filesystem damage, where some files are treated as directories. Scandisk sees no problems. So, I would like to edit/check directory in HEX as it was in ancient times with Norton ...
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How to search a custom character in windows?

My current Windows 7 is in English. I have some files transferred from another computer which contains non-english characters. Look at the picture below Now, I want to delete them all. But writing ...
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Deleting directories with many hard links

I'm trying to clean up a directory that contains a lot of data (more that 1 TB), with many of the files hard linked to save space. For some context, this is the drive where we keep our builds, and we ...
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I need to test USB performance with Ext2 and Ext3 filesystems [closed]

Any tool which gives exact speed and cpu usage information? Likely dd and hdparm tools. Ouput is likely to come as below links: ...
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How much space do directories consume?

How much space empty directories take? In Windows and NTFS file system it say '0 bytes' which is impossible. How much is really taken up by a directory? Does it depend on the file system or ...
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Delete Unrecognised Primary Partition

I have a TamilNadu Government laptop Lenovo B460e. First when I got it, it had dual boot (grub) for Windows 7 and Linux .The harddisk size is 320GB. I deleted those OS and installed new Windows 7 ...
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Unicode Characters in Ubuntu Server

I recently migrated from Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 to Ubuntu Server 13.10 and now my filesystem doesn't seem to support unicode characters. I use rsync to backup/sync files and it shows the proper ...
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How can I spin up a drive with batch script?

How can I spin up a drive using batch script. I have a daily sync script between my PC and my file server. The drives on my file server spin down during periods of inactivity which is desired. ...
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Why doesn't Windows plan ahead when file moving/copying between drives/directories?

When I move a file from C: to D: (for example), sometimes I might have an older backup to merge into, but then it will start copying and stop halfway with a message that says something like this: ...
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Setting up Debian file server, looking for advice about what file system to use

I'm currently working on setting up a Debian media and torrent server for my home. Most of my home network is comprised of Macs, and up until now my "server" was two 4 TB hard drives formatted HFS+ ...
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Search for file in drive without filesystem and partitions

I have a drive without any file system or partitions available. I copy there file with dd command. Is there a program which can search such drive for file headers or something like this and thus ...
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Hard disk file system converted to Raw file system [duplicate]

How to access Raw file system? My Portable harddisk was working fine. But once I accessed it from linux terminal. And Later when try to use it in window it says You need to format it before you can ...
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Reformatting USB to support large files in Windows, Linux and Mac

I'm trying to copy a 5.3 GB file from hard disk to a USB 3.0 SanDisk 16 GB USB key. I've tried this both from OS X as well as from Linux. In both cases the file is partially copied and then the ...
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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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Accessing file with illegal character in Windows

I have a setup with an Apple Time Capsule that I'm trying to access from a Windows computer I installed Airport on. I can connect fine and everything works fine, until I try to access a folder with ...