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How to merge (and not replace) folders when copying on the Mac?

There's a similar question about windows. This is the same, but for mac. By the way, it's odd there's no question on this yet, since it seems like it's the most hated thing on Mac OS X. If I try ...
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How can I merge two mp4 files without losing quality?

I have two high-quality mp4 files, which are of two parts of the same show. I want to merge them together into 1 file, and I usually use VirtualDub to merge my files... But it doesn't seem to support ...
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GIT merge master into a branch

I have been developing a new feature on a new branch, on the side I have committed quite a few changes on my master branch. I would like to know if it's possible to merge the master branch in my new ...
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Alternative for WinMerge in Ubuntu

I need to compare/diff/merge files in an easy way. In windows I would use WinMerge. What alternatives for this are available in Ubuntu? The things I must be able to do: See 2 files line by line ...
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How to merge multiple PDF files onto one page with pdftk?

I have a range of PDF files 1.pdf, 2.pdf, etc. that I would like to merge into one file, with all the PDFs tiled on one page. Currently, I have tried pdftk to merge these files, but they are put on ...
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How can I Resync a fork from original

I just forked a project in Github. I made modifications and sent a pull request. The owner merged my fork with the main project and after that he made some modifications. So for now my fork is not ...
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Merge AVI-files without recoding in Mac OS X Lion

Is there a (at best free) solution to merge AVI-Files in Mac OS X Lion without the need to recode them? (Until Snow Leopard I used D-Vision 3, which won't run on Lion because it's PPC.)
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How can I merge or concatenate two or more MP4 files creating another MP4 file? [duplicate]

How can I concatenate or merge 2 or more MP4 files, in a final output MP4 file also? I have tried in the DOS window to use the COPY command (I have read it somewhere) but it doesn't function well.
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How to concatenate two flv files?

I want to concatenate two flv files(downloaded from Youtube.com) by linux command line tools. The ffmpeg tutorial is too complicated, so I tried the mencode tutorial. But I get a empty output. I don't ...
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WinMerge and Diffmerge

I prefer Winmerge to Diffmerge. But the one thing I envy is diffmerge's folder diff feature. Diffmerge shows, for complecate folders and subfolders, only different files(not folders). Winmerge shows ...
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interactive/visual merge tool for console?

I'm a big fan of meld - a visual diff and merge tool for Gnome. It shows two files (or directories) side by side with their differences highlighted and I can easily select which parts I want to move ...
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How can I merge two branches without losing any files?

I have two branches with the following files in there: branch a: file_a file_b file_c branch b: file_a file_d file_e I want to merge them, so that I get both files from a and b (and files that ...
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Merging threads in Thunderbird [duplicate]

Is it possible to merge threads in Thunderbird? I recently got into a discussion where one person was consistently not using "Reply", but starting new threads. I'd like to merge all such emails into ...
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Is there a way to combine text files using the Windows command line?

I am thinking looking for a way to combine all the .txt files in a directory into a single one .txt file. Is there a way to combine text files using the Windows command line?
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Virtualbox, merging snapshots and base disk

I have a virtual machine with about 30 snapshots in branches. The current development path is 22 snapshots plus the base disk. The amount of files is seemingly having an impact now on IO and the dev ...
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How can I merge hundreds of Excel spreadsheet files?

I have hundreds of excel files which are all of the same format (i.e. 4 worksheets per Excel file). I need to combine all the files into 1 all singing and dancing file which must have the same format ...
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how do I merge an array of images into a single giant image?

I have 220 png images of equal height and width with the following naming convention: A1.png, A2.png, ... V9.png, V10.png I need to merge them into one giant image, with A1 being the top left ...
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How to merge .001, .002 … files from multiple drives?

Is there a way to merge multiple part files (.0001, .0002, etc.) from multiple drives? I have three part files of 5 GB each, but I have only 20 GB on the hard drive. I would need another 10 GB to ...
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Read non-blocking from multiple fifos in parallel

I sometimes sit with a bunch of output fifos from programs that run in parallel. I would like to merge these fifos. The naïve solution is: cat fifo* > output But this requires the first fifo to ...
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Can I answer “No to All” when doing a copy in Windows?

When copying/merging large directory structures under Windows, is it possible to do something like "Yes to all" but in reverse so that all existing files are not overwritten? There is a similar ...
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Dropbox modification of file in 2 different places at once

Suppose I have a source code file in my dropbox which I have worked on from my desktop machine, and the version in my laptop is out-of-date because I haven't had internet access or the company proxy ...
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Merging two vertical blocks with vim

I have 2 files file1.txt a = b = file2.txt 1 2 Can I merge them using gvim so that the output looks like : a = 1 b = 2
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Merge by date multiple log files that also include un-dated lines (e.g. stack traces)

How can I merge log files, i.e. files that are sorted by time but that also have multi-lines, where only the first line has the time, and the remaining ones have not. log1 01:02:03.6497,2224,0022 ...
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Can checkout and track git branch, but cannot pull

So we have a branch in our git repo called creative_market. I run the command git checkout --track origin/creative_market which works fine. All of the changes that should be on the creative_market ...
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How do I compare contents of folder, files?

Is there a way to natively compare files and folders for content, perhaps in command prompt? If not, is there a good program for that? I've heard of WinMerge, is it any good?
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What's the fastest way to combine two or more files in Linux?

I want to combine two or more files in Linux, so I am using the following command: cat small_file LARGE_File LARGER_FILE > SUM_OF_FILES However this runs very slow. Does anyone know a Linux ...
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Merging two cells in multiple rows

I have an excel spreadsheet with two cells in each row that I'd like to merge. Highlighting all the cells of interest and just merging from the cell formatter seems to just merge all the cells ...
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Joining two pdfs with slightly different page size with pdfjoin under Linux or Mac

I'm trying to merge multiple PDF files by using pdfjoin. However the joined PDF is not right beacuse orientation for some text is changed. I have checked all options of pdfjoin, enforcing orientation ...
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Can I merge two btrfs without data loss

I have a btrfs device mounted, it is composed of 2 partitions and it is in single mode (the partitions does not have the same size so I can't use raid 0 ). I have another disk formatted in ext4, I ...
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Merge Visio files

I know I can do this manually by using copy/paste but I'm looking for a simpler way. Does anyone know of a quick and easy way to merge Visio documents? I have several Visio vsd files, all of which ...
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Polish before git merge?

I want to merge user branches into master, however, do some code review & modification before the merge commit. For example: o---o---o---o---o master \ o---o---o lucy Generally, git ...
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How can I get command prompt to merge my files in name order?

I'm using the copy command in command prompt to merge all the files in a directory, for a number of directories. The problem is, I need to edit the first file in each directory before I merge. This ...
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PDF: automatically remove pages 2+4 and then glue back together?

I have a bunch of PDFs and for each of them, I would like to remove pages 2 and 4, then glue the PDF back together. Is there a clever way to do this using a command-line utility?
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merge two rows in excel worksheet where one cell has same content but other cells have different content

My problem is that in my excel worksheet of several thousand entries the item (eg widget a) is included in more than one row, with different attributes listed in the different rows. Aside from the ...
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How to merge contacts from two skype account automatically?

I have two Skype account and want to merge the two contact list into one quickly. How can I do that? Update I found myself one way to do this, but to accept the sent contacts from the 2nd account, I ...
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Merge tabs from 2 session of IE8?

Sometimes I wind up with two or more instances of IE8 running, and each instance has a few tabs open. Is there a way to merge all the tabs from all the IE8 instances into just one instance of IE8, ...
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Command line merge a sequence of overlapping binary file chunks in Win or Linux

I have a set of binary file chunks from a video file. They are partly overlapping. To exemplify say that the video file binary data can be represented like this: ---ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ ...
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Windows 7 - Always select the “bigger” file when merging directories?

Is it possible to only merge/move/copy the larger file when merging two directories of the same name in Windows 7? My specific scenario is merging two music libraries from old machines onto a new ...
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How to merge two Excel columns into one?

Let's say we have two columns/ranges A1:A10 (group A) and B5:B50 (group B) and we need to merge the two into one column in C1:C60 (60 in C = 10 from A + 50 from B) Data in group A & group B can ...
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Merging and re-formatting paragraphs in Microsoft Word 2007

After a copy/paste mishap in Microsoft Word 2007, I ended up with text looking like this: This line breaks up here continues here, and so on here, when it should all be in a single line ...
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Merging duplicate rows in Excel 2003

I have a spreadsheet with two columns in the format: title A 300 title B 345 title A 25 title C 105 I would like to merge the rows with duplicate titles while totaling the numeric value so ...
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Merge table columns in Word 2003 or Word 2010

How can I merge two table columns in Word 2003 or Word 2010?
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1answer
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Free PDF merging / compilation software for Windows 7

I have 48 large files (created in Photoshop CS2 and saved as PDF) at around 94MB each that I need to merge and compresses and still have high quality for printing. What free or cheap software is ...
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Mergine two files with windows command line by line

I have a batch script that runs two sensor collectors in to two separate csv files. I'd like to run a command at the end of the script that merges the two files line by line. ie: File1: 1,2,3 1,2,3 ...
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Two Spreadsheets, Merge Data?

I was wondering what is the best way to merge two spreadsheets which have the name id's e.g: One sheet has: apple 5 dog 3 cat 2 Second sheet: dog 4 apple 7 cat 3 I would ...
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InDesign CS4+ Data Merge with Remote Images?

Is it possible to use InDesign's data merge to link to remotely hosted images if the full path is known?
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merge pdf files a4 and letter linux

I am training to merge multiple files using ghostscript, nevertheless the problem arises because the pdf files are in different paper size. So far, I've found this one command: gs -q ...
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Macro to merge cells in a column if the same rows are merged in a different column

I need help finding a macro that can merge cells across rows in a column if those same rows are already merged in another column. Below is a screenshot of what I have now that shows the cells that ...
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Merging HFS and FAT32 leaving Boot Camp NTFS intact

I have three partitions -- one for Lion, one NTFS that boots Windows XP, and a third one that is FAT32, originally intended to be partition that can share data between OS X and Windows (this is the ...
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Merge master functionality into shared branches in Git

Suppose that I have several shared branches on my Git repository, for example: newfeature, experiment and gtkgui, and I share those branches in the origin repository. My team and I make some changes ...