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How do I extract a RAR archive in Linux

How can we extract a .rar archive in Linux?
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Program to synchronize folders between my PC and mobile by bluetooth

Does anyone know any program to synchronize the files of a certain folder of my laptop with a certain folder in my android movile by bluetooth? I would like my bluetooth mobile phone automatically ...
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How to use Automator to give a GUI to ditto?

How do I create an Automator workflow, service or folder action to use ditto. The intention here is to use ditto to merge folders and/or files avoiding the unacceptable Finder's behavior of replacing ...
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Why is Windows installer Folder getting so large? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? The Windows installer folder is getting to be 8 GB. How do I shrink it?
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How does file systems know which folder a file is in?

The index nodes contain meta data and points to where the actual data is. But how does the system know where in the directory tree the file or folder is, and how does it translate the filename into an ...
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What is a good tool to export a directory structure?

Is there any good tool that I can use to get a browsable tree-view of the directory structure of a partition? Something like the tree view in the windows explorer. Additionally, I need to be able to ...
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Windows explorer or alternatives won't show fonts folder with over 24 000 files

[Windows 7, 64bit] I downloaded a bunch of fonts a while ago. Without too much considering it, I installed 24 000 of them - which, obviously, resulted in many of my programs becoming very slow. I was ...
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Help to keep and update backup copy of folders [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is the best application to Sync two folders? I want to know a very simple application to help me to keep and update backup copy of folders. I want to generate a ...
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Folder security vs folder share

This is for Win XP We got RW permission for a folder (and its sub-folders). When I logon into the PC using previleged ID I am able to read & write. Ex: D:\Folder But I am not able to write when ...
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Rsync difference between two directories to a 3rd directory

How would I go about rsyncing the difference between two directories to a 3rd directory. For example, if I have the command rsync -av --progress --stats /hdd1/ /hdd2/ I would like to copy the ...
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Alternative to TeraCopy that preserves directory timestamps?

Using TeraCopy, the file timestamps are preserved. However, if you copy a large nested directory, the modification date of some (but not all) of the directories are lost (replaced by the current ...
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Gedit open current directory from terminal - Ubuntu 10.10

I've been searching for how to do this for quite some time and can't find an answer. I'm new to UNIX environments in general so excuse my ignorance. I'm watching a screencast on Rails and in OSX it ...
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Best practice for storing custom commands (Unix)

I wish to know if there's any standard or recommended place to store your own custom commands (should you prefer not to install them in /usr/local/bin)? I'm referring to small gimmicks that I, ...
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/private folder on OSX lost it's '@' attribute

Somehow my /private folder lost it's '@' attribute. Now, the folder shows up in my finder: 0 drwxr-xr-x 6 root wheel 204 Mar 1 21:25 private This is what it should be: 0 drwxr-xr-x@ 6 ...
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Sharing folders on LAN with a DMZ computer on same tier (in DMZ)

This is my current setup, tiers in order; Modem Linksys wireless router D-Link wired router - wired desktop 1 - wireless laptop Wired DMZ desktop 2 Modem is connected to the linksys wireless ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu folder editing help

I'd like to be able to have the windows 7 start menu link to folders and not link to the stupid libraries. In Windows vista you could add the the Downloads folder into the start menu with messing with ...
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How to I create an Outlook 2010 search folder to show all sent messages?

In the case of Outlook 2010 talking to Exchange, the "Sent Items" folder is an actual folder in that if you move a message out of that folder, it disappears from "Sent Items". In contrast the Lotus ...
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OS X 10.6 shared network folder problems

Users on a college network can see the shared folder but cannot write to it. No problem seeing it but cannot write to it. Have added permissions to sharepoint on Server Admin.
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Apple Mail, I can't delete smart folder! There is immortal one!

I can't delete one of my Smart Folder. Why does Apple Mail refuse delete it? How can I delete this bad one?
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In MacOS X, how do I prevent a folder with extension .theme being treated as a package?

So I have a folder name ending in .theme and I can't change it to anything else. (It's part of a Plone installation with XDV.) This makes OS X think it's an iDVD theme, not a folder. To browse its ...
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Securing access to folders

I have a folder with all my documents. These documents are located on partition M of my hard drive. How can I secure these documents from access from other users except myself? So that they cannot be ...
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How can I mount a local directory as read-only in Windows 7?

I have music software that I do not trust to leave my music files alone. I want to provide it with a read-only directory to read from. The directory exists on a secondary drive that's attached via ...
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How to Rename the “Desktop” Folder?

I have a Swedish version of Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit). In my user folder, that is, in C:\Users\Andreas Rejbrand\, there are folders Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Music, Downloads, etc. However, in ...
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Folder view can not be changed on Windows 7

For some reason I cannot retain a particular view in the folders I have on my desktop. I would prefer to use an ICON view. I can change it to ICONS and then close the folder. When I reopen it it is ...
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How do you Change the Folder Template for Computer?

How do you change the folder template in Windows Explorer for the top 'Computer' folder in Windows Vista? To change the template for most other folders, I'd right-click in the folder view and select ...
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Linux: Create mirror of directory, but ignore deletions

I would like to create a directory public_html/archive that is a mirror of public_html/images, except that deletions in the images directory don't cause corresponding deletions in archive. I was ...
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7 zip archiving directory recursively

I zipped my old windows dir with 7 zip. It zipped the "Application Data" many time (hundreds) as shown here : C:\Windows.old\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application ...
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How to safely delete stuff from %SystemDrive%\Windows\Installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? How can I safely delete OR shrink OR delete from the %SystemDrive%\Windows\Installer folder? Don't tell me to go to ...
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How to Lock folders on external hard drive?

Is there any tools for do this? (only for some kind of locking tool, not an encryption tool)
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Saving directory list to text file

I found out I need to use dir /s > filelist.txt to lookup a directory list, what I need is to rename the file to filelist/currentdate.txt, how do I do that? EDIT: Guess I should have looked a bit ...
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Update a file inside zip with -u

Alright so i have a zip file called data.zip on my desktop. Inside test.zip is another folder called res and inside res is a file called info.txt I have used the zip -u command before to move a file ...
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SW recommendation for background backup of selected folders

I'm looking for SW utility (for Windows 7 x64) which is able to run as background process, monitor selected folders and synchronize changes to backup folder on different drive (incremental backup). It ...
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Command Line print all file names in directory

I have a directory that contains about 3000 images, what I would like to do is to print out (to a file if possible or even to screen) the whole images names after doing some string formatting and ...
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Unix: Slash after directory names or not

What is the difference between the following commands? mv foo bar mv foo/ bar/ mv foo/ bar mv foo bar/ Or is there no difference? Or does it depend on the command being used? Think for example I ...
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What are folder extension? How do I create my own extension?

I have heard about file extension but never heard about folder extension. I mean to say if I create a folder called test and then rename it to .test{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} it opens ...
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How to have full directory path always shown in mac terminal (like linux terminal)

In my ubuntu terminal I have always current directory shown completely. Just like this: blabla@blublu:~/music/my_album/classical/beethoven$ But in my Mac (Mac OS X 10.6.5) terminal does not show ...
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Can I use the “start” command with spaces in the path?

I have a path like this: Y:\xxx\dd sss\aaa\ccc Y:\ is mapped to an FTP address. Now when I try to use start to open my folder I cannot. Command prompt makes mistake and goes to Y:\xxx\dd folder! I ...
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Script to clean up folder names

I have a lot of folders that need to be renamed based on couple rules. example of folders: -- Some.Folder.Name.Today.2009 -- Another.messed.Up.folder.1980 -- Third.messed.Up.folder.1980 I would ...
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How do special folders work on Windows 7?

I did something silly and accidentally moved my my special folders (My Documents, My Music etc.) to the Desktop. Once I noticed my mistake I quickly moved them back. But now my System acts ...
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Sort files by date modified, but folders always before files in Windows Explorer?

I can sort files and directories in Windows Explorer by date modified. I always let recent files display first. When I sort by date modified, directories alway displayed after files. Is it possible ...
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Uninstall doesn't remove/delete program folder from Start menu

When I want to upgrade a installed program, usually it looks so that I first uninstall the old version and install the new version of program. Uninstalling a program is not successful entirely, it ...
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How to set default permissions for files moved or copied to a directory?

My question is similar to How to set the default file permissions on ALL newly created files in linux - but differs in important ways: I want all files created in (or copied to or moved to) a certain ...
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How can I find all folders in Folder A that does not exist in Folder B?

I have lots of folders in D:\FolderA and at some point most (but not all) of the folders where copied to D:\FolderB. What is the best way to list all the "missing" folders in FolderB?
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How can I find out the size of all the pdfs in a directory?

I have a folder with multiple subfolders. In Windows 7, I'd like to be able to find out the total size of all of the pdfs (files with extension .pdf) in that folder. How can I do this?
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What is the standard place for static library files on Unix/Ubuntu

I am trying to install a library manually, well actually just put it in a sensible location preferably in my lib path. I have a lib[...].a file and a bunch of headers pertaining to that static ...
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rm'd dirs in Users/home/ reappear in OSX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop Mac OS from re-creating ~/Pictures, ~/Music, or ~/Public Hi, I su'd to root and deleted some stock directories in my home folder such as Documents, Music, Pictures ...
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How do I access a shared folder using credentials other than the ones I logged in with?

I have a lab full of Windows 7 machines, and a shared login (user360) that all my students use. I also have a shared folder that they can all have read/write access to (for moving files around ...
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List all unique extensions for files contained in a directory

I would like to see all the unique extension of files contained in a certain directory. What is the command to do that in bash? One could use find . -type f to get all the files in the current ...
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Windows 7 taskbar folders minimize

Does anyone know how to make each pinned folder minimize to its icons?
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Outlook 2010 Folder Structure Search

I work at a helpdesk and today I received a call from a user who lost a folder in Outlook. When I connected to the user's PC, I discovered that the user has several hundreds of folders. She had the ...