A component of a Unix filesystem which contains other items, to organise the filesystem

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Is there any software to maintain a track of all files in a folder. Like a database?

I am aware of a few that use tags and metadata but the actual database where the records are tracked is not accessible. I am interested in a simple spreadsheet that gives me a list of all files added ...
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Finding full path of a symlink'ed file (more quickly)?

Under Properties dialog window: Link target: the path of the original file is always shortened, due to a programed restriction of characters space, even after resizing the window, and therefore of ...
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Cannot sent emails on Thunderbird [on hold]

Im using thunderbird, but can't have sent emails stored in the sent folder. It show an error.
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Folder icons showing up like files

Hi. I am running Ubuntu 13.10. The icons of MOST folders on my drive and desktop are showing like never-before-seen "file" icons. I can click on them and they'll open, and inside any of the ...
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Terminal Opens to Home Directory

This may be solved by a simple navigation command, but all of a sudden my terminal opens to [username:/home/username] $ instead of the normal username@computername:$ is this a configuration error or ...
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Problem to write .csv file using R in 14.04

I just installed,I have done some mathematical calculation successfully with R. Then I try the following, > var1 <- 1:5 > var2 <- (1:5) / 10 > var3 <- c("R", "and", "Data Mining", ...
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How to check a folder timestamp?

How to get file information inherent to time: such as last modification time, recent access time and so on. Also I would like to know if it is possible to check all the modification dates of a file ...
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Access to different directories

I have recently moved to Ubuntu 12.04 and noticed that in some directories I can't even create a directory or file (e.g:/var/lib). I know about the command chmod, but is it appropriate to use it in ...
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Find and exec in found folder

I'm trying to find files containing *.nef and move them to a subdirectory name NEF of the folder in which the file is found. I've started testing with the following command, but this always copies to ...
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Ubuntu complains that I am not “Owner” when copying files to certain folders

I am trying to copy a folder into the user/share/themes folder on Ubuntu 14.04, and it's telling me I cannot do this because I am not "owner". So I right-clicked the usr/share/themes folder > ...
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How can I recover from deleting the /usr/share/themes directory?

I deleted the /usr/share/themes directory, how can I recover it? Is there any way to check if there is any missing file/directory in /Computer directory? This was a bad try to change GIMP and ...
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In KDE when I create a file in the Home directory it also creates files on the Desktop

Whenever I create An new file in my Home directory In Dolphin it also create the same file on my desktop and on my widget (folder viewer.) How can I fix this? It worked fine until now, but It just ...
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What does Shotwell do when I move photos inside the photo directory

I have enabled 'Watch library directory for new files' and imported many photos with the settings <Lib>/<year>/<month>/<day>/<..>. I have since decided to move to ...
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A folder suddenly disapearred

Today when I download something at website, suddenly jump a tag, ask me there is a problem about ubuntu system, whether continue, I click continue button , then I find my download folder disappear. I ...
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Is there a way to configure all files in a folder using a particular software?

Im using openSMILE software to extract features from an audio file. My work involves extracting mfcc featues from a .WAV file (to obtain a .mfcc file). Default code to convert the file is as ...
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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How do I get rid of old encrypted home folder?

The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :) ...
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where is recent directory

I suddenly open recent directory. I press Ctrl+L to see, what is its path directory. and I saw recent:/// is that a path? So where is recent directory? Update: or better to say: In terminal if I ...
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Default directories on any ubuntu [duplicate]

I have been using windows for a long time. And now I have moved on to ubuntu (13.04). I am just 2 to 3 weeks old for ubuntu. I don't understand about the directories like /var , /home, /media etc. . . ...
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Hidden files won't stay hidden in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I open my files, my hidden files show up. I can hide them but when I open up my files again, they're showing again. How do I make the hidden files invisible permanently?
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File name is now red and I can't find it

I did this mv -f bashthings /playinhere/ to move a directory "Bashthings" and all of it's files into another directory "Playinhere". Now I can't see Bashthings and when I "locate" it, it shows up, ...
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Terminal - Search entire directory for keyword

I am working on a Ruby on Rails project so I have to manage multiple files. I think I made a syntax mistake somewhere but I'm not sure well. It would be awesome if I could search for a keyword through ...
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Create an alias to a desidred directory to use within terminal [duplicate]

I constantly need to type cd /home/geo/Geant4/geant4.10.00.p02-install/lib/Geant4-10.0.2 How do i create an alias to that directory so I could just type cd $geant (or any other word i decide to ...
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Enthought Canopy unable to locate folder

I am trying to do a re-install of Enthought Canopy and I am following their instructions as as stated here https://support.enthought.com/entries/23580651-Uninstalling-Canopy. I am unable to locate the ...
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set file permissions

I have a directory, where users can drop their plugins (for a game). The directory permissions work for adding these plugin files. But there is one Problem: When the plugin generates config files, ...
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PROBLEM : when Update my system (in directory).

When I type sudo apt-get update in terminal that shows error like this E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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The “size” field in directory entry meaning for directories?

I'm looking at low-level directory structure of a disk partition, formatted as "vfat" filesystem. The directory entry structure I use is: struct __attribute__ ((packed)) Dentry { char ...
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What does “omitting directory” mean and how do I make it cp the directory rather than omit it

I am doing a data recovery for someone and enter the following command -Ubuntu:~# cp /media/Macintosh\ HD/Users/orlandocampoverde/Desktop\ (original)/VIDEOS\ ESPANOL/ /media/\$G\$\ ...
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How do I choose among the tab directory completor in terminal?

I type in for example: cp /media/Macintosh Then Tab so that it can correctly put in the formatting for Macintosh HD I then want it to complete among a few options if you press tab.. for this ...
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Specific folders uneditable, yet still accessible and writeable

The goal To have: A Samba share in which any network user can create, modify and delete files and directories except for specific folders, which can not be modified or deleted but are still ...
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How to create a new folder on List view on nautilus?

This is a really small problem, although it seems to be like a pretty big design issue. When the folder is full of files, for example, there's no empty space left to right click on, so how do I ...
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Change directory structure from /YEAR/MONTH/DAY/ to /YEAR-MONTH-DAY

I need to change my directory structure for my photos from /YEAR/MONTH/DAY/ to /YEAR-MONTH-DAY I know this can sort of be done with exiftool, but it will only work on files containing EXIF-tags, and ...
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Why doesn't 'cp /user/local' work?

I was trying to copy a directory to /user/bin (on Ubuntu 12.04). I tells me that I cannot create directory ``/user/local' No such file or directory`. Where did I make a mistake? sudo cp -r ...
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Some Files in Downloads folder getting deleted automatically

Some of the document(.pdf) files that I downloaded from internet, were saved in ~/Downloads folder. These got deleted automatically on reboot. This has happened to me thrice now. I have checked Files ...
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Finish long directory name with tab problem

I have simple problem that I have to long directories which I want to cd into, but I would like to know easy way. mosquito@mosquito-K56CB:~/Downloads$ ls | grep Guns Guns n' Roses - Appetite for ...
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cannot access/delete folder in Rubbish Bin containing hundred of thousand of corrupted files on 14.04

yesterday I discovered a folder in the Trash Bin named FdtN0bhKRX containing more than 700,000 corrupted files. I know the approximate number because I tried to move the folder to a USB key, and when ...
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How To Restrict Multiple Directories With Nginx But Still Access Files?

I would like to know how to let people access files with a direct link on my server but restrict them from accessing all directories? Exemple: I want them to see www.site1.com/usa/newyork/1.html I ...
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Grep, no value return

I am searching for a word, in this case "hehe" that is located in the file findTest by using grep, but when i initiate the search: grep -r "hehe" or grep -lr "hehe" it starts but after 5 min ...
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Files being wiped by cloud storage services

When I move and rename files using Ubuntu One or Grive Tools, using an SSD, sometimes clients doesn't catch the change properly and delete or make to reappear missing folders. Why it could be that?
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How to unsync two folders?

I have Ubuntu One and Dropbox folders synced. Now when Ubuntu One is shutting down, I want to delete U1 folder so it does not use space unnecessary. The problem is that if I delete U1 folder, Dropbox ...
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make parent directories as needed in Nautilus

A standard context menu item of Nautilus is "New Folder", which can be used to create a new directory in the directory focussed. An option of the command mkdir is -p, which can be used to "make parent ...
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How can i keep password for a folder? [duplicate]

I want to keep password for my important folder where my all the documents are kept so how can i keep password for it?
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No such file but the file is there!

I'm trying to compile a C++ file with some includes. My main file (well I didn't make it hdf5_getters includes a file which includes the file hdf5.h, also not my design but it's a downloaded library. ...
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Joomla Files/Folders Permissions in Ubuntu

The recommended way of setting files and folders permissions in the joomla root directory is the following (from the help.ubuntu website) cd /var/www/joomla/ sudo find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; ...
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How to disable acces to subdirectories and files

I have a situation where I would give a path and the file dialog box opens with the path given, but the user should not have access to change to any other paths from the file dialog box and as well as ...
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How to set my downloads to automatically save in my Downloads folder?

I cannot find the way to set download folder as the default folder for all my downloads and I cannot find them after downloading.
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Mounting a map on a server through a different server

First of all, my excuses, I could not find the question here anywhere. The thing is, I want to mount a map on server 1, and server 1 is only accessible throughout server 2. I'm on pc 1, which can only ...
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Link/merge pictures folder across all users? [duplicate]

What I want to do is, link/merge folders /home/user1/Pictures /home/user2/Pictures so that all the family photos can be stored in a single location and be easily accessible from every user ...
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Move all lowest-level subdirectories (but NOT mid-level directories or files) to a target directory

Let's say I have a source/ directory which has many subdirectories. Some of these subdirectories have sub-subdirectories, and some of those sub-subdirectories have sub-sub-subdirectories, and so on. ...
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Datasize problem

I have a problem with the Data size. The files and the directory’s are showed with the size. I don’t want to see the size of the files and directory. How can I deactivate it? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. ...