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#1 rozzer

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 07:51 AM


Hi
I went into the Terminal today to try some commands and I noticed
the following which I'm sure shouldn't be there but don't no how they
got there.
I did download the program striata reader which I need to read my account
statements using the following command:-
sudo dpkg -i striata-reader-2.21-1-amd64.deb

Screenshot%20from%202016-02-21%20143945.

Your help greatly appreciated

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 08:31 AM

Interesting.  do you know if those files were there before you downloaded/installed striata?  I'm assuming they were based on the date (11 Feb), all at 8:56 in the morning.  

What's the output of the commands:

 

file Q*

file \?*

file I*

 

They could be temp files, the file command may give us a little bit of a clue.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 08:49 AM

Hi Mremski

Thanks for replying

I have not provided a screen shot but if you need one let me know

The outputs are :-
roy@roy-desktop ~ $ file Q*
Q+�4: empty
roy@roy-desktop ~ $ file \?*
?*: ERROR: cannot open `?*' (No such file or directory)
roy@roy-desktop ~ $ file I*
I=�#��w�#���#��,: empty
roy@roy-desktop ~ $

Cheers

Edit, sorry I don't know if they were there or not
#edit 2, It looks like I downloaded the Striata-Reader on the 13th February , so they could well have been there

Edited by rozzer, 21 February 2016 - 08:58 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 09:32 AM

Hi Mremski
It has come to my mind since writing that I did try several options
I think it maybe to do with the Striata-Reader as I tried several options
due to the following and you can see the 3 options below.
I had to ask on a local site which also deals with this Striata-reader and
it was them that gave me the correct procedure.If that is the case I need to
know how to remove the entries?

Striata-Reader is installed now and running fine

Error:
Cannot
install
'python-
gtk2:i386'


These are the attempts I tried using various inputs

...@...-desktop ~ $ sudo dpkg -i striata-reader
[sudo] password for ...:
dpkg: error processing archive striata-reader (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
striata-reader
...@...-desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
...@...-desktop ~ $

...@...-desktop ~ $ sudo dpkg -i striata-reader-2.21-1
[sudo] password for ...:
dpkg: error processing archive striata-reader-2.21-1 (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
striata-reader-2.21-1
...@...-desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
...@...-desktop ~ $

...@...-desktop ~ $ sudo dpkg -i striata-reader-2.21-1.deb
dpkg: error processing archive striata-reader-2.21-1.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
striata-reader-2.21-1.deb
...@...-desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
...@...-desktop ~ $

Cheers

Edited by rozzer, 21 February 2016 - 09:35 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 03:09 AM

Hi

Files removed to trash and no ill effects.

Thanks

Post can be closed

Cheers

Edited by rozzer, 22 February 2016 - 03:10 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:18 AM

Thanks for the update.  I was going to suggest just deleting them (make sure you empty the trash to delete them permanently).  I was trying to see if we could get more info about them.  It's possible they are just temporary files from something that went wrong.  WIthout knowing what you were doing at that time and what was running on your system right then, it's just speculation.

 

See if the command "lsof" is on your system, then "man lsof" to get an idea of what it's good for.  It'll be handy to have basic knowledge of it for future use.

 

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 04:47 AM

To avoid all these "No such file or directory" errors, learn to use Tab Autocomplete. :)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606198/using-tab-autocomplete/

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:11 AM

Hi mremski and Al1000

Great advice and tips, will do some homework

Thanks

Cheers

Edited by rozzer, 24 February 2016 - 03:36 AM.





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