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Recently purchased a WAVLINK Display Adapter, and need a driver for Linux Mint

I am currently using Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon, and I recently purchased a WAVLINK USB 3.0 Display Adapter (WL-UG3501D), and the drivers provided only work with Windows and Mac OS. Is there any way to ...
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How to replace Unicode code numbers by UTF-8 characters in a number of files?

I have 500 files that contain escaped Unicode characters like so: Albert Vel\u00e1zquez V\u00e9ronique Ekin etc. The data was queried from a server by a script through XMLHttpRequests and I assume ...
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Is there a way to strip the high bit of each byte in a file?

I've been trying to figure out if this can be done in sed or tr, but I can't find it. I have a bunch of files from an old Apple II which have the high bit set on each byte. On a Mac, this results in a ...
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Copy & Convert FLAC to SDCARD as WAV - keep bitdepth & sample rate up to 24/96

I'm looking for a way to copy FLAC-files (ranging from 16bit 44.1kHz to 24bit 192kHz) to a mircoSD card & converting those files on-the-go to WAV-files. Bit depth and sample rate should stay the ...
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efficient way to compose all frames in a video to a single image

I've got a 720p video file that is about 20 minutes long. I want to compose each frame in the video using a single operator (e.g. lighten, darken, etc.) to produce a single image output. My thought ...
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sort jpeg files into folder by tag

Please have a look at my code below. The script converts a jpeg file into a xmp file in order to read out the keywords of that file no smarter solution available. It than creates a folder named as the ...
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Conky script not running after being converted

I am attempting to convert an older conky widget to the new syntax of 1.10+, but I can't for the life of me figure out why it won't run. I've ran through everything to make sure it was converted ...
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How to convert escape sequences to text while preserving display format?

I have a text file that contains (ANSI ?) escape sequences: When I cat the file I get formatted output: How do I save / pipe the output of the text file to a new file so that the control codes are ...
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Debian: is there a shortcut for switching from Ubuntu to Debian?

I have been running Ubuntu 20 and I want to switch to Debian 10. I know how to back up my important software, install Debian 10 from a proper ISO image, and then restore my backed-up software onto the ...
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Convert text file data to table [closed]

I have a text file with 2 columns which I would like to convert to a table. The below image is just what it looks like in the file, not a table. Formatting is putting all my text in one line when ...
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Convert/replace time from epoch milliseconds to human readable date in logfiles

I have a log file with the following structure Example: 1522693524403 entity1,sometext 1522693541466 entity2,sometext 1522693547273 entity1,sometext ... Now I would like to replace the time from ...
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ImageMagick generated PDF renders as blank pages in Chrome

I have drawn a png file using Krita: I then converted this file to a pdf file using convert: convert test.png test.pdf When I open this file in my PDF viewer (Evince), I see the image above, just as ...
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Convert HEIC with depth to JPEG?

I've extracted a whole bunch of HEIC photos from my iPhone and many of them contain a depth channel. This is because they were taken in a portrait mode. After some digging, I was able to approach to ...
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Batch convert images with xargs & convert, how to name output file?

It's known that images can be converted to one single pdf with the following command (assuming images filenames are order correctly): convert *.jpg output.pdf. However, this approach may take too much ...
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File conversion canary

Is there a way to tell if a flat ASCII log file, eg. the output of a command, was converted to an office document (typically: Word, Excel, Notepad) and back to a flat text file? I know at least one of ...
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Convert folder to .bin-File

I just downloaded a bin file for my new application. The problem is that I had to change some config files, and for that I used 7-zip to unpack the files. I changed the files the way I want to have ...
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Image conversion using IMAGEMAGIC

I am using convert utility of Image-magic on my MacOS to convert PS graphs to PNG images adding some information to the resulted image convert -undercolor white -background white -alpha deactivate -...
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How to properly decode utf7 file names obtained from an IMAP server

I have a few directories that I downloaded from an IMAP server. Example: $ find . -maxdepth 1 . ./&BCEEPwQwBDw- ./&BCMENAQwBDsENQQ9BD0ESwQ1- ./inbox ./&BCcENQRABD0EPgQyBDgEOgQ4- ./&...
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PDF conversion: 4 pages/sheet to 1 page/sheet

I am struggling to revert / undo a 4 pages per sheet PDF to a 1 sheet per page document. The reason why I am trying to undo it is because I can barely read the printed document. The original file has ...
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How to run single command on multiple files to convert file format?

I am trying to convert file format from fa to fq using seqkit on Linux terminal. Command is simple as shown below. seqkit fq2fa Std_metabat2_bin.9_sub.fa -o Std_metabat2_bin.9_sub.fq -j 20 But, I ...
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how to open/convert .ost file (Microsoft Outlook email folder) on linux

How can I convert (or open) .ost file (Microsoft Outlook email folder) on linux ? Ideally, I would like to read it with Mutt. But mutt does not seem to understand this format. Therefore I would like ...
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mutool clean pdf output doesn't show German utf-8 characters (umlauts) and some special chars

command: mutool clean -d somepdf.pdf piece of output: Die folgende Gegen\374berstellung von alter und neuer Logik hat selbstredend nichts zu tun mit der sp\344tmittelalterlichen Unterscheidung ...
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Program to convert calendar(1) format to ics

I have some files formatted in calendar(1) format (installable on Debian using apt install bsdmainutils: Jan 05 Mungday (5th of the Season of Chaos) Festival of Hung Mung Feb 19 Chaoflux (50th of ...
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ffmpeg batch command to reduce file quality

I've got a directory with thousands of images (png, jpg, bmp, etc.) and thousands of videos (mp4, mpv, mpeg, etc.). The png images may be ~10 MB and I can open them one at a time in GIMP, reduce ...
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ImageMagick - how to preserve exact palette in .PNG

I'm trying to use convert(1) from ImageMagick to convert from .tga to .png (and back again later), while preserving exact palette that was used. Source image is TARGA color indexed file, having a ...
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Recreate BTRFS File System with DUP Profile

Is there a way to find out the exact parameters that were originally used when a BTRFS file system was created? I'm working on a system with an older kernel version (4.4). Because of the older kernel ...
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convert directory names with german 'now' date to YYYY-MM-DD

I exported pictures from mac's iPhoto. The directories are named with the date in local naming ("Day. MONTH YYYY"): 8. Mai 2013/ 13. Juli 2013/ 31. Oktober 2014/ and some of them with GPS ...
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Libre Office - convert calc/exel schedule to csv from command line

I'm truing to batch convert some exel schedules to csv format from the command-line with the following command: libreoffice --convert-to csv *.xlsx I'm getting: error xsltParseStylesheetFile : cannot ...
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ImageMagick refused to convert the animated GIF and killed the process silently due to CPU

I tried with these solutions below, but unsuccessfully: ImageMagick convert problem, command killed or silently exits Using disk for processing of huge images ImageMagick convert out of memory ...
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ffmpeg not copying FRONT_COVER image metadata during conversion

When doing an mp3 → mp3 (or flac → mp3) conversion, -map_metadata can be used to copy metadata from the input file to the output file: ffmpeg -hide_banner -loglevel warning -nostats -i "${source}&...
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Best way to crop a RAW image file to TIFF preserving quality

I am a nature photographer, and it is usual that I take a picture with the subject in a small portion of the picture. Now I am doing astrophotography and face the same situation, with a small Saturn ...
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heif-convert: symbol lookup error: undefined symbol: jpeg_write_icc_profile, version LIBJPEG_6.2

I have run heif-convert successfully not long ago but now I get this error: >heif-convert bob.heic bob.jpeg heif-convert: symbol lookup error: heif-convert: undefined symbol: jpeg_write_icc_profile,...
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Render troff file on terminal like the man outputs on terminal

I was trying to render the troff file https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/blob/master/common/man/C/backintime-config.1 in terminal. How can I make the output (using cat or some other utility) look ...
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Set UUID when generating a VMDK image from a raw image using qemu-img

It is possible to convert a raw image to a VMDK image with qemu-img like this: qemu-img convert -O vmdk "$_raw" "$_vmdk" I know it is possible to set UUID of the generated VMDK ...
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libheif giving unknown file type error debian 10

I tried using heif-convert 100 3313.heif 3.jpg to convert my file from .heic to .jpg, but it keeps giving me the error message Unknown file type in 3313.heif. What does this mean? I have libde265 and ...
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Access old files after btrfs conversion

I have a disc with a few hundred gigs of relatively unimportant data which I've converted from ext4 to btrfs. The conversion has produced a new empty btrfs partition with a snapshot called "...
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BASH binary to Hex to match PHP bin2hex function?

In bash I can call PHP and run the following: testKey='8798(*&98}9%"^8&]8_98{9798**76876' testHex=$(php -r "echo bin2hex('$testKey');") echo $testHex And that will result in ...
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pandoc: preserve centered text

i'm using pandoc (2.2.1) to convert an html page to pdf (or also markdown, org, plain text, etc. whatever works really). this is the page: https://www.exclassics.com/pamphlets/pamph004.htm pandoc ...
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date tz converts with GMT and City Names with same GMT get differ result

I want convert custom string time on UTC between different time zones defined as GMT. I general all answers that is here ok. But some question is with this examples: 1.TZ='GMT-07' date --date='TZ="...
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i need to convert from tcsh to bash

I have a script written in tcsh that I am trying to convert to bash. It takes files from the current directory and runs the command mripreproc on them. I need to execute in bash, can you please point ...
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How to resize images on sequential functions?

I am trying to: change the format of my images, then resize their height and width of 40% then optimize their quality to 35% max of the source and the total size of the image to 35% of the origin. ...
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Website to PDF with wkhtmltopdf

I am trying to convert the manual http://101.wacom.com/UserHelp/en/TOC/CTH-490.html into a PDF. In Arch Linux I tried: wget --recursive --page-requisites --domains wacom.com http://101.wacom.com/...
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Converting base-6 number to base-2 (binary) using commands or a program

I have a base-6 number generated by rolling a physical six-sided dice and want to convert it into base-2 / binary. Are there built-in commands or programs that can do that for me? If not, what is ...
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How to turn mojibake text to readable form?

I got mojibake text (from MP3 ID3 fields) that need to be converted to the right form. I tried to: echo 'c2 8d 44 e2 80 99 c2 b2 c2 8d 44 e2 80 99 c2 b2' | xxd -p -r | iconv -f sjis -t utf8; echo ...
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How to use wget to download an online eBook

sorry for my English.... I to try to Download this Ebook, I tried different methods with Wget, with wget --domains --no-parent https://www.oreilly.de/german/freebooks/linag3ger and wget --domains ...
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ext4 issue on very old machine

I'm trying to install Linux on a 20-year old Compaq HP Pavilion ze4300 with 256 MB RAM (I think) without internet connection. I can boot from CD but not from USB. Unfortunately I ran into this ...
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Structured data format to XML

I have some output in some structured data format that I need to convert into XML. My use case is that Palo Alto firewalls deliver configuration output via the command line interface which cannot be ...
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Avconv only converts 3 seconds of audio instead of the entire 30 minutes

this is my code dir=Desktop/mp3convert #I left out the whole t find "${dir:-.}" -name "*.mp3" -exec avconv -i {} -b 64k -ar 44100 -ac 1 {} \;
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Converting many PNGs to PDF?

I have been using the following command: convert *.png out.pdf But it seems to be limited to only convert 38 images, the output file is about 50 MB, it makes me wonder if there is a limitation in ...
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how to convert bigendian squashfs file system to little endian

Are there any tools to convert big endian squashfs file system to little endian?

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