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As the title says, my fresh, updated Ubuntu 13.10 install, presents a conflict with files and folders of the same name, in the same location, as shown below

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This isn't a question. You can't have two things with the same name in the same place, so you will have to name the new file something else. – psusi Feb 23 '14 at 15:22
It's not like it's two files, or two folders. In this case I'm trying to give the file the same name as a folder, and surely this is allowed in most os. – fatboytall1 Feb 23 '14 at 17:23
Nope.. not allowed in any OS that I know of. – psusi Feb 23 '14 at 22:53
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In Linux every thing is file.
So even if you are creating a folder, Linux treats it like a file internally. So here you can'n rename with a name which you have already given to the folder.

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You already have a folder named Test, so the name is already taken. That is why you are seeing error. Since Ubuntu is case sensitive you can use test if you want.

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