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

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Why is /usr/local/ owned by root?

I am wondering why directories such as /usr and /usr/local/ are owned and created by root. Usually I am logged in as a normal user and I want to store programs that I personally use in these dirs. For ...
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Configure virtual directory in sftp server

I've recently shifted from Windows to Xubuntu. I'm trying to implement an sftp server for my home. In Windows, I used Bitvise. WHen searching for sftp servers for linux, I came accross vsftpd. So, I ...
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All folders are getting created in home directory [duplicate]

I am having a unique problem. I changed my directory to Desktop using cd Desktop and then on using ls it lists a couple of pdfs present in the desktop. However, I could not create any directory in ...
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An alternative 2-key shortcut to Ctrl-Shift-N in Nautilus?

I need just to keys to be used for that. I understand that there is no single command behind that (here), but maybe a script could work that would be linked to a custom shortcut.
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Remove files created through mount & owned by root

So, I have been doing some trial & error learning about bind mounts in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04... I got everything working the way I wanted it, but as a result of my trial & error learning the ...
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Custom Folder Color

my apologies if this is not the right forum for my query. I am on Ubuntu 16.04. I found 'Folder Color' application good enough to change the color of a folder. I set a custom color. I got to know ...
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Should the root / have 777 permission?

Most of the contents is 755 though. Is this a problem?
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How to copy a directory in Terminal? [duplicate]

With the cp command I can copy files in folders, but is there any way to actually copy folders into other folders, for instance when running: cp Pictures/ Videos/Pictures/ I get the following error ...
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Can we make a folder and its contents remain locked for certain times of the day and unlocked for the rest of the time?

Suppose I have a Games folder. I don't want to waste my time on games. So is there someway that the folder remains inaccessible for most of the day, and only becomes accessible for say 3 hours after ...
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~ as directory name [duplicate]

I have managed to create a bizarre problem in my file system and I don't know how to recover. In my home directory I had a Dropbox folder and I decided to change the scope of the Dropbox folder to ...
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How to place software files

I've installed Tor, and now I'd like to install the Tor Browser. I'm following the instructions under Linux Instructions. The package tor-browser-linux64-5.5.4_en-US.tar.xz has been downloaded and ...
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Identifying which directory a filename comes from

I have a .txt list of filenames which come from two different directories. They come from a server database and share a single characteristic (database flag), but I really need to know which of the 2 ...
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Accidentally created directory named “~” (tilde)

I managed to make a directory literally named ~. (Apparently, Python's os.mkdir('~/something') does this.) How do I remove it without nuking my home? Also, if it helps, I have my real /home on a ...
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How to circumvent hard link creation permission to directories on the same file system

I'm well aware of the difference between symbolic and hard links. I'm also aware of the dangers of creating hard links to directories. Nevertheless, I'm insisting on creating a hard link to a ...
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Can /home/user/music and other media folders be moved to a separate drive? [duplicate]

I have two hard drives. One is a 256GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu to the SSD and that is where my /home directory resides. I would like to use the HDD for media storage. How ...
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Setting up multiple websites on a Linux server

I currently have an Ubuntu server, on which I have set up a little website for an old project, it's written in HTML/CSS/JS, and now I'm working on a new web app written in PHP and MySQL. I would ...
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how to change folder name in ubuntu14.04 [duplicate]

when I try to access to a folder using the terminal I got this message : "no such file or directory" this image will this image explain every things I try to renamed by command "mv ",the same ...
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Unable to navigate to Folders in Home Directory

whyshock@VaishakJ:/home$ cd Downloads bash: cd: Downloads: No such file or directory whyshock@VaishakJ:/home$ cd /whyshock bash: cd: /whyshock: No such file or directory ...
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Win 8.1 UEFI + External HDD Ubuntu - Bootloader directory

I would like to install Ubuntu 14 on an external Drive for use alongside my UEFI Windows 8.1 System, however I am unsure of where exactly to install GRUB. The external hard drive Im using is also ...
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Why there are 2 directories having same content?

cd /proc/$$/root/bin cd /bin After running ls command on both the directory, I found that content of both directories are same (which is nothing but list of commands). Is there any specific reason ...
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How to fix desktop error “Permission denied”

I can't delete,add and put on desktop files and folder and with everything i only see this. Help me please.
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Can't delete file and folder from my desktop

Hello i'm new ubuntu user so here my problem, i can't delete file and folder from my desktop there is no option for that."Move to trash" is not optional on list when i press right click.
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Permission denial for my own folder (myName) inside home folder

When we enter any existing directory using the terminal in Ubuntu, the first few unique characters of the name of the directory is enough to type and then to hit the Tab. This successfully happens for ...
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How to disable the need for making operations with sudo

I can read my Dropbox directory from Ubuntu OS. However, in order to delete/create/move file to this directory I must use "sudo". This means that I can do these operation only by shell. Is there any ...
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Changing a directory with quotes and spaces.[Linux]

I've been trying to change into this directory all day with no such luck. .\ \ \ \ ug1y\ \ \ ..\ \ \ \ ''\ \ "\ \ \ The backslashes are just blanks because I used the ls -ab command. If someone ...
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Keyboard shortcut to create a new folder in “Save File” dialog

In an ordinary Nautilus window, I can type Ctrl + Shift + N to create a new folder, but this shortcut doesn't work in the "Save File" dialog. Is there a way to make it work?
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Sharing home directories

I (wish to) have a file server with a few users, each of witch with their own (private) home directory. If one of the users are 'dave', what's the difference between [homes] valid users = %S ...
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Sort files by name as if they were dates

I have a backup bash script which hashes everything into a tar.gz in a backup dir. For a restore script, I need to be able to select the single newest one from bash. the format of my backup folder is ...
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Clean up dovecot mailbox casing

I have an IMAP server with dovecot and it's configured for the directory layout mail_location = maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%n/Maildir I never noticed any problems and nobody complained, but when I now ...
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Unable to delete a folder, it keeps recreating itself

Ubuntu 15.10. I was attempting to get the webcam application "Cheese" to work. Some of the proposed solutions involved deleting a folder in my home directory: ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0. However, ...
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Unable to create directory, /usr/local/cuda/include for tensorflow GPU Enabled

I am trying to install GPU enabled tensor flow on Ubuntu 14.04. One of the commands is sudo cp cudnn-7.0-linux-x64-v4.0-prod.tgz/cudnn.h /usr/local/cuda/include and I get the error message cp: failed ...
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Can I store my data outside of /home?

I have moved my /home folder to a separate partition of my Ubuntu 15.10 because of space issues. That has freed up enough space that I'd like to sync my Dropbox folder, but I can't fit it in home. I ...
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problem in running teamviewer11

i installed team viewer using following https://www.teamviewer.com/en/help/427-how-do-i-install-teamviewer-on-my-ubuntu-system link. after installing, while running in sudo it shows-- Init... *** ...
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what is directory folder for aircrack-ng? [closed]

I just uninstall aircrack-ng from my computer then install it again but now I want to know where can I put it , which folder I should put aircrack-ng in ?
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Removing a corrupt directory

I'm trying to remove a couple of corrupt directories. From below you can see what I've tried so far: rm -rf and find -exec rm using the inode number. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks. ...
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cd - further into history [duplicate]

How could I use something similar to cd -, which goes to the previous directory in history, in order to go back even further in directory history? For instance lets say my history is: (1 being ...
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How to delete a stuck folder

I want to delete a folder that stuck on the top bar of my server screen while deplacing it (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04) Thanks in advance please see screenshot
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Strange undeletable folder appeared in user home directory

Something strange happened yesterday: I found a folder in /home/<user>/ (called Ak25_gFVIc) and I deleted it using nautilus. Then, today, I was trying to wipe the trash and the system has gotten ...
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Documentation of folders for packages [duplicate]

I find that as an occasional Linux user/admin I always have trouble locating the specific directories involved in packages, so I can do things like configure and start/stop services, etc. For ...
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How to customize Nautilus to display directory tree?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a little while ago and I consider myself a beginner. I am using the Nautilus file manager: I wonder if you can navigate the folders through the directory tree, as well ...
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Sort file/folder output in Bash

I have output like this (alphanumerical): bash /etc/file bash /etc/filenew bash /etc/skel/ bash /etc/skel/file bash /etc/skel/filenew bash /etc/skel/new/backups/ bash /etc/skel/new/file bash ...
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help with understand [duplicate]

im a beginner with linux terminal and I'm trying to understand why i can't access to root file even I'm using sudo command line: pwd = / sudo cd root result : sudo: cd: command not found anyone ...
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How to Add Folders to Files sidebar in Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

How to Add Folders to Files sidebar in Ubuntu 15.10. I want to add a couple of folders (other than Documents, Music, Picture and etc) to the sidebar list in Files. I did it before by simply dragging ...
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repair ubuntu folders Icon

My Ubuntu folder icons are damaged. How can I repair it?
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ls -l Commands Gives ? for Permissions

This is a movie file, .avi that is on an external hard drive. It shows up purple when I do: ls -l For some reason I'm not able to see it using a GUI (not admin/sudo). But it will show up using ls ...
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Is there a way to create multiple directories at once with mkdir?

If I wanted to create multiple directories (on the same level) and then feed it a comma seperated list of directory names (or something to that effect)?
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Installing Program in a Custom directory

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I want to install Steam on this 1TB HDD but the default directory to install is /usr/bin or something (which is on my 120GB SSD). I need a way of installing all of ...
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Locking a folder on a shared linux server

My college has a server set up for students and we all have a folder for our persona stuff on it (access via ssh). So I explored it a bit and found out I can access most of the folders of other ...
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How do I cd into a webdav share (so that I can ls)

Objective is to generate a text file listing all folders/subfolders/files in a directory on a network share (a website I manage). I've successfully connected to the server using nautilus (using path ...
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Could not enter folder /usr/share/icons/XX Error after folder copy

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10, downloaded icons from https://github.com/0rAX0/uniform-icon-theme. I got error: Could not enter folder /usr/share/icons/uniform-icon-theme-master. ...after copying the ...