The "find by typing" feature in Unity, as far as it concerns files and folders, is rather limited. Is there a way to specifically add a directory to the places where this feature is looking? (where is it looking anyway? most of my documents don't show up, even in my "home" directory...
Half the time I click on a text box to write and star typing only to find out I'm typing somewhere other than where I clicked.It's not dwell click and the active text box seems to be related to mouseover.
The problem I have is that I need to replace a more complex string, like this: Old string: /mnt/stor6-wc2-dfw1/627896/982574/ New string: /mnt/stor8-wc2-dfw1/369587/302589/ There I don't know how to do it... since the / is what separates the old from the new strings, and the strings that I want to replace have / in it. Also, I would like to know how to specify under what folder replace the files, for example, I want that it search/replaces all files under /var/www/mysite/htdocs folder.
I am trying to find out how to search for folders that do not contain certain files. My music collection of 20+GB a is organised into folders (Artist-Album). I would now like to ensure that every album folder contains the respective cover art image as a cover.jpg file. Quite a few do already, but many don't. So I would like to find all folders (not files) that fulfill the following criteria:is a subfolder of /home/user/Music; Does not contain further subfolders (i.e. don't want to find artist folders); Does not contain a file named cover.jpg.
There are few hundred tar.gz files each having several sub dirs in them (ex: ftp_server1_logs, mail_server2_logs). However the main tar.gz files (ex: 20101001.tar.gz) does not contain all sub dirs every time (ex: 20101001.tar.gz may only contain some ftp server log dirs etc..)
what i have to do is find the tar.gz files that contain a specific type of log type (ex: ftp logs) and extract all logs to a single folder (ex: ftp logs)
I'm writing a program in Python that presents a place for the user to input one-line of text (using raw_input). I need, however, as the user types, for certain words to be replaced, even before the user hits enter.
I try to make an animation so you can see what I mean, here the word "pig" gets replaced with "sheep": >I| >I | >I l| >I li| >I lik| >I like| >I like | >I like t| >I like to| >I like to | >I like to e| >I like to ea| >I like to eat| >I like to eat | >I like to eat p| >I like to eat pi| >I like to eat pig| >I like to eat sheep|
Note, the user never typed "sheep", the program replaced "pig" with "sheep" as soon as they finished typing the word "pig". The user did not use "Enter". Is this at all possible in Python?
So let's say I entered some dir in MC as a regular user and there is a file with very long name which is not convenient to spell and I want to edit it with nano as root. In this directory I type in a command "sudo nano [name]" and autocompletion doesn't work because the TAB key is for another purpose in MC. Can I insert a name of selected file without typing it in MC?
how the file is generated or what it contains is not important at this point.The important question is how to prevent the file from being downloaded and its contents from being displayed in the browser window?Since it is not recognized by the web browser so it is downloaded on the system. That way, what the script does is exposed to the outside world.Okay, I usually keep such scripts in../cgi-bin/. But for files (text files, in the example) which are being uploaded by a user should not be downloaded by another user.
I have noticed that the files and folders search in Unity, only shows up those files which have been amended (or possibly just opened) since the install.
i was wondering if there was a way i could have the search index (or something vaguely equivalent) all the files on my machine. This is especially important given that i reinstall the OS every six months on a new distribution cycle, copying all my old files across.
Without being able to see my old files the search is pretty much reduced to a recent history search.
I've discovered that Dolphin seems to lose random files when copying many large folders.
I first noticed this a few months ago when I tried to copy my music library from one folder to another on the same HDD. It consisted of around 600 folders and 6500 files. During the copy there were no errors but after the copy I found that some of the newly copied folders were missing files. I put it down to human error or a glitch.
Yesterday I tried to copy 13 folders containing rips of some of my DVDs. Each folder basically had one film of either 700MB or 1.4GB. Again no errors showed up during the copy but I found 3 of the newly copied folders were empty.
It's not so critical with music or films but I can't afford to lose work data like this.
Has anyone experienced or seen a similar problem with Dolphin? I'm going to have to do some more extensive testing but this is not good.
The first time I noticed the problem I was running KDE4.3.4 (I think) and now the latest was with KDE4.4.0.
I'm trying to get to grips with unity. Today I wanted to look at the "Ubuntu One" folder, but it doesn't appear in the list of favourites. So how do I find it or how do I home the /home/user folder using the Files & Folder link from the unity launcher.
I recently moved to a new machine, and I copied my entire home folder across. This included lots of hidden (starting with '.') folders, and in many cases they are config folders for packages which I have not installed on the new machine. They are taking up space, so I would like to delete them, but to go through manually and figure out which ones I need would be very laborious. Is there a way to find, and perhaps delete, config folders for packages that are not installed?
What I've noticed recently in file managing is that sometimes one file might fit multiple categories yet you must fit it into just one (without linking the file). It is most essential when managing an ebook library or a project library (for example have I placed a particular script under PHP_Scripts folder or CMS folder... I tend to forget).
What I'm looking for is a Tag categorization type of management for files. The PS3 file manager is a good example for this since I could make it generate folders by the artist's name, the year etc. for music files, then I would just navigate to the particular folder to find what I was looking for. Now my question is if such thing already exists as a nautilus extension or as a stand alone application... If not would you guys think it would be worth creating? If you do should it be approached as:
* A Nautilus extension? * or as a python script? For example one that creates a folder with folders in it, made up from the [nautilus] tags of the files you want to browse, then creates links of all the files [you wanted to browse] automatically to the appropriate tag folder[s] generated.
Although I've been using Ubuntu for a while, I haven't really done any scripting thus far,but now find myself needing to do (what I thought was) some fairly simple stuff.However, despite much searching, I have been unable to find a solution to my problem.I need a script which will delete all of the files/folders from a directory except those I specify. From the command line, I am able to use:rm -r !(constant|system|*.msh|)
which works fine, deleting everything except the 'constant' and 'system' folders (and everything in them) and any files ending in '.msh'. I have tried to put this into a script file, specifying to use the bash shell, and escaping the required characters, but I just get the message 'cannot find !(constant|*.msh)'.I have read that using the find command may be a better way of doing it, but so far I have not been able to make the command work in the way which I need (I have easily been able to delete ALL the files/folders in the directory!).
I need to backup my data through the cloning or echoing option, which means I want to have my new files/folders in the left copied to the right, replacing older files if that's the case, but I also need the deleted files and folders on the left to be deleted on the right.
I'm using Conduit right now, but it doesn't clone folders/files, also tried Synchrorep but the same issue. Should I try Unison or Rsync? Will they offer this option? Other options?
I have been using media tomb for a long time now to stream HD movies to the PS3 , its worked perfectly....until now . I use MKV2VOB so the PS3 can play the video and so mediatomb has no transcoding to do. But now when i add the video to the media tomb database the PS3 finds the server, can search through all the folders but when i arrive at the place where the movie should be it says there are no videos. I have been looking about and trying to see what the problem could be. I have checked that <protocolInfo extend="yes"/> is added to the server config file and thats about all i can find on the problem. The thing i don't understand is that i have changed nothing, and that the server must be running as i can search the folders etc.
I have recovered most of my USB drive, but a couple of folders are locked and look like files. I'm unable to change permissions on them and "You are not the owner so you cannot change these permissions." appears in the properties tab. The owner is "184444735 - user #-184444735" and the group is "17414907" which makes no sense to me. Most other folders and files are OK. The disaster I recovered from was a partition move that failed. I used fsck to get most things back. Any idea how I get these couple of folders (the most important one is one of them "Documents" of course). to be visible?
creating a new website project in the var/www folder. I open jedit and try to save a folder or file inside var/www using jedt and it refuses to let me create or save anythink in the var/www directory.
I have used the terminal to create a new folder and file inside the var/www directory and when i open the file with jedit or gedit and write some code into it it wont save the code either. I am used to just creating a new directory and saving files into it with ease using windows so this is puzzling me a little. I also installed lamp server through the terminal and the phpmyadmin folder installed somewhere different from the var/www file.
I recently had a Windows Vista laptop crash and burn because of some damage done to all the lovely files Windows cannot boot without. Since my computer cannot boot from USB normally I used PloP Bootmanager to get it to boot from a live Ubuntu image on a USB stick.Before I install Ubuntu, I want to recover some of my files sitting on the disk, and the partitions seem to mount in the GUI- I can see them, I can click mount or unmount and it responds. The trouble is that while I can see all of the folders on the Windows partition: Program Files, Documents and Settings, etc. I can't see any of the actual files. The disk itself is reported to have data on it- even Ubuntu recognizes it's almost full, but every folder has 0 files with the exception of /media/[A particular character string] which has three boot-related files. This is true whether I use bash as root or not. I've tried mounting to a different point and remounting via the terminal using ntfs-3g and editing the fstab file to recognize the parition with full permissions, but nothing seems to work.