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Use Powershell to Download Webfiles Based on UTF8 Text File List

Aiming to download website files via powershell; get the name from each line of a text file; with UTF8 support (supporting international text names); & save the files to a directory with the ...
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wget doesn't follow recursively follow links without an extension

I am trying to recursively download all PDFs off a site using this: wget -w 1 -nd -r -l 2 -e robots=off -A .pdf -D some_domain -H -E some_url I am finding that some of the links in the starting page ...
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Can I control the levels of recursion when I run ls -R?

Background You can recursively list directories with ls -R: -R, --recursive list subdirectories recursively But the man page makes no further mention of controlling the levels of recursion. ...
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DNSoverTLS for upstream recursion requests in Bind9/Stunnel

There is a lot of information out there about DNSoverTLS and different combinations of setups, and I've slowly been going through different combinations to get the right setup for us, but it's led to ...
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Batch creating symbolic links of every file in a folder and its subfolder with relative Path

I have the two Folders, Source and Destination, both within Subroot folder, within a Root folder. Source has subfolders The file tree look something like this Root\Subroot\Source\Subfolders Root\...
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use find command to recursively convert directory with ffmpeg [duplicate]

I've asked this question almost a dozen times and it seems to stump everyone. I've come a little closer - but still not close enough to the solution. I want to recursively convert .mp4 to .png (1 ...
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Recursive search for matches in two files

On the second day, I'm trying to find a solution. There is a CCC directory; we include subdirectories with numbers 1 2 3 ... 500, in each subdirectory there is a file named A1, containing one word (...
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The -r flag for directories seems to be useless now [closed]

cp, scp, rm and other command needs to the -r flag to perform an action on a directory, compared to just a file. can't copy a directory because WHOOPS you forgot the -r flag I don't feel this is ...
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Does Debian's “apt-get install” command follow “recommends” links recursively?

Debian's apt-get install command is documented as following recommends links by default. It also follows depends links, presumably in a recursive fashion. However, I haven't been able to find out if ...
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Recursively add suffix after extension to all files in a directory

I had a ransomware attack and all files were encrypted. The encryption added a suffix to all the files after the extension for example 123.jpg became 123.jpg.[xyz@gmail].xyz I got the key and ...
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How to use cmd to move files out of redundant subfolder?

I have a large number of textfiles that are nested in subdirectories like this: D:\datafiles_01\01_data\data\{bunchoftextfiles} \... \42_data\{...
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How to recursively change modified date for folder and contents mac to current date

I'm currently using this script on a volume via folder action. for f in "$@" do touch "$f" done It changes the modified date for files and folders added to the volume to the current date with no ...
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Copy files from folders which contain less than a number of files

Coming from Bash: Find folders with less than x files find . -type d -exec sh -c 'set -- "$0"/*.flac; ! [ -e "$1" ]' {} \; -print How do I extend the line to now recurse through the resulting list ...
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recursively wget in specific folder

I'm trying to get files from HTTP using wget command. I need every file in: http://9.9.9.9/a/b/c/d/ which is not a directory. I was trying it by: -A log,html,tgz,zip,txt,css,js In addition, ...
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PowerShell: Rename/delete files in a folder that can appear at different places in the file hierarchy

Currently trying to figure out a way to rename PDF files in a certain folder (/root) that are directly or indirectly inside a purchases folder that is itself directly or indirectly inside the /...
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mogrify - how do you recurse through subfolders in Windows

I thought there was a simple switch in mogrify command options that tells it go through subfolders as well. I didn't find any. On Linux, the "find" command seems to do the trick, how do you do this on ...
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search and copy files from a directory structure by reading a text file

I have a folder with many subfolders and files in them. I have a text file with the names of the files that I want copied to a separate destination folder. The filenames in the text file do not have ...
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PowerShell command for ffmpeg to process items in a folder recursively

I'm trying to figure out what PowerShell command [or script if necessary] might allow ffmpeg to recursively traverse a directory, pull stills via the -vf flag, and put all the stills into a folder ...
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Recursively list dependencies of a package in arch linux

I'm trying to download driver of the AUR to install on a newly installed system (having no internet connection), however when I type makepkg -s It requires other packages to be installed. Being that ...
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What command can delete duplicates in a directory tree?

When I migrated a user from Google Drive to OneDrive using Multcloud, there were created duplicates of a lot of directories and files. Not all, but a big lot. We're talking thousands of directories, ...
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diff won't work recursively

I'm trying to recursively diff two directories using the command line diff util. I have two folders, diff1 and diff2, with contents like this: diff2 is empty. But when I do diff -r diff1 diff2 I only ...
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Batch rename file names, retain ext?

(Win10) In a batch file, how do I recursively rename filesnames in a folder? Not the extension. e.g. Files to rename: heavy.doc, bright.jpg, fast.docx, quiet.png, etc Rename to: A1.*, A2.*, A3.*, ...
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How to remove folders with same name recursively?

I have folder, that contains a lot of subfolders. Each subfolder contains folder with name __pycache__. How to remove folders with name __pycache__ in each subfolder from command line in Windows? ...
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if one nameserver goes down, does that periodically reduce query performance?

If I have multiple NS records for a zone, and one of those authoritative name servers goes down for an extended period of time, does that occasionally slow down all queries because the recursive DNS ...
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Recursively delete files of a certain extension - File name is too long (Win Server 2012)

A while back, I created .hash files for all files in a given folder structure for verification purposes. I no longer need them and they are minor annoyance/cause for alarm. I am trying to ...
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How to recursively copy files using Windows command line

I'd like to avoid using a batch file, if possible. Based on this answer to a question about recursive renaming or moving, I've came up with the following command (for copying all files named web.foo....
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making sense of wget -r output

This is the output of tree command in one directory: . |-- asdf.txt |-- asd.txt |-- fabc | |-- fbca | `-- file1.txt |-- fldr1 |-- fldr2 | `-- index.html |-- fldr3 | |-- cap.txt | `-- f01 `--...
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The status of folders and metadata in VLC

When using Random in VLC, the probability of a folder being played is equal to that of a root file. In other words, the sampling is stratified by the top folder in the root. However, once a folder is ...
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Why is entire website not downloaded?

I tried to make a copy of the site wiredhealthresources.net using the command: wget -rpkl inf wiredhealthresources.net But the command only downloaded 54 files! Most of the pages are missing, e.g. /...
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How to retrieve a complete directory from a URL [duplicate]

Is there a method on Windows or Linux for downloading all files* within an online directory, specifically: http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/ so I have a local repository I can work on? Any ...
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rm -rf / on a virtual machine?

So, this is probably a stupid question, but I'm genuinely interested. Would it be safe to recursively delete everything on a virtual machine from a command line, just for fun? I'd assume so, given ...
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Copy linux directory into another one - delete contents

BIG EDIT: I currently have a directory with folders and files inside: -css --addons ---myaddon ----addon -----firsfile.xml -----secondfile.xml ----cfg -----anotherfile.cfg -----lastcfg.cfg ---...
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Wget having trouble just saving the files I want - exclude directories doesn't seem to work

I want to download all government spending over £500 by the Department of Energy and Climate change. These are .xls and .xlsx files, generated once per month. They are stored at locations like this: ...
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bash: find and zip all subfolders of a folder

how would one find all subfolders of a folder and zip them separately ? folder structure ./folder -subfolder_1 -subfolder_2 -subfolder_3 expected result: ./folder -...
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git submodule foreach git pull origin master vs. git pull --recursive-submodules

I manage a repository with several submodules. For a while now I've been using $ git submodule foreach git pull origin master to pull in the latest changes for all of these guys. However, recently I ...
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Why does `rm -rf`` silently fail?

[EDIT] Please don't waste your time reading my question below. It turns out my colleague is an idiot.. :) On my server I'm trying to remove a folder and all its subfolders with the usual rm -rf ...
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Batch file - List Files by extension

I am looking to get a total number of files by extension in a folder that contains many subfolders. Example Output: .doc: 6 files .xls: 10 files etc I want to either output the results into a ...
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Recursively process zip archives to extract files while discarding specific format of files

UPDATE: I noticed that many people are viewing this thread, which makes me believe that this situation is not so rare after all. Anyway, I had asked a similar/related question on SO here, which has ...
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How can I list all files recursively that have the compressed attribute set?

I started a decompress operation using compact /U /S /I /Q > compact-report.txt on a large dir (120GB+, ~950M+ files) and it has been going on for about 24 hours now. Most files seem decompressed, ...
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How to group “Only in” lines in diff at the beginning of the output

I did: diff -r directory1/ directory2/ Some files are different, and some files were only in one tree or the other, creating several Only in ... lines. How do I group these lines at the beginning ...
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Tail and grep recursively?

Trying to tail though a list of domains to search for a hacker code. All the files that I'm looking for are the same so I was trying something like this: grep -rnl * -e "Ai9LbaFz7lC13SwzDxAYT72vwA" ...
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How to recursively zip every file in each folder?

I am trying to write a batch script that when run into a folder, it takes all the files in this folder and zip them into one, then takes the remaining folders and looks into them and do the same, ...
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PowerShell touch all files newer than

I have found the following question on ServerFault: Windows recursive touch command Which partially answers my question with this answer: Windows recursive touch command However, I would like to ...
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How do you remove nested empty directories using a Bash script on Linux?

I want to be able to run a script that will remove all my empty directories. The problem is some of them are nested, i.e. directories that only have empty directories in them, so the script needs to ...
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rm -r only files?

Is there an way to remove all the files from the current dir (recursively), keeping the directory structure?
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List all files and dirs without recursion with junctions

Is there a native|portable tool that can give me a unicode or a system local-compatible list of all files and directories under a path recursively, without recursing into junction points or links, in ...
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Why doesn't this for loop work?

This is on Ubuntu 12.04 I'm trying to figure out how to get ffmpeg to do a batch conversion of FLACs to MP3, recursively. If I cd into a directory and use for f in *.flac; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -c:a ...
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Copy permissions from owner

How can I copy the all file permissions of a folder from owner to users? Imagine that I have: -rw-r----- 1 124982 5000 201 2012-06-24 06:45 documentation.html I want to change to: -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Does “chmod -R 700 directory_1” update directories pointed by softlinks?

Does "chmod -R 700 directory_1" update directories under softlinks? Forexample, there is a softlink under directory_1 folder: "my_softlink". And my_softlink points to a directory_2. Will permissions ...
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Windows program / tool needed for recursively searching through files referenced from within a file

Following scenario: I browse for unsafeMethodCall() in all my web pages. This method is only unsafe in case that there is a reference of doSomeCrazyAjaxStuff() My web pages are using strong ...