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

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Current Working directory

How do you change your prompt variable to display the current working directory (pwd), meaning so that when a directory is changed the prompt also changes to reflect the current directory you are in
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Ubuntu kernel building

I was trying to build ubuntu kernel just to understand using the link https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/BuildYourOwnKernel .In this link they have mentioned chmod a+x debian/scripts/* but I couldn't ...
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Cannot delete Directory, doesn't exist?

Somehow this folder got created when i was logged in via sftp. "Sep 19 18:50 " I tried to delete it via sftp. Tried to SSH in and delete with rm -rf as root Error: rm ...
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What's the directory/location where the installations from repositories go?

I want to install the program ImageJ from the Ubuntu repositories (mainly because it's easier than compiling the code from source), but I need to add a few plugins to the basic installation. I would ...
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Auto mount a disk drive in ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Bookmark directory not found)

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I start my pc and click on any bookmark from the file manager it shows this error: Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and try again. ...
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Why we cannot create hardlinks for directories? [duplicate]

What are the possible reasons, because of which Unix does not permit hardlinks to directories while it allows us to create softlinks for files as well as directories.
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Change directory permission to 777 during run the app with sudo (root permission) [on hold]

I am running my app with sudo (root permission) and during in running app, the app created some directories with root permission. So I want to change permission to 777 on these directories by running ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 only has 2 ways to display my folders. Can I get the other option back? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 12.04 I had 3 choices of displaying my folders but now I have upgraded to 14.04 and there are only 2 choices to display my folders. I don't like 'icon' view and I don't like 'list' where ...
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Why is my desktop the same as home folder?

My desktop (not the /home/user/Desktop folder) shows the contents of my /home/user folder. I don't know how I have done it and can I have some help on undoing it? The /home/user/Desktop folder just ...
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sudo chmod 755 /dev/sda7 -R simply returns a new command prompt line?

I am logged into my computer through the guest account, because i am unable to login through the master/admin. account via user interface. (Simply a blank, blue screen appears upon login.) So i'm ...
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How do I hide these folders

How do I hide a folder with a name like this: Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early Fast Company Business + Innovation_files I download web pages complete and end up with two listings for ...
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After deleting a shared folder, Ubuntu doesn't see freed disk space

I'm stuck, after deleting a shared folder (shift+del) I can't get back the disk space previously occupied by the folder (19GB). Full story - I've created a folder for backup and shared it on my local ...
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How do I combine hundreds of folders using command line

I have 535 folders (recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2, ..., recup_dir.535) and I want to merge (combine?) the contents of those folders into a single folder (lets say a folder named recup_dir). Some files ...
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Understand Mozilla Thunderbird folders in Ubuntu

I want to delete all files which are in the "outgoing" and "drafts" folder of a certain email (IMAP) account in my Thunderbird. Obviously it will by located in the /home/username/.thunderbird folder. ...
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No permission to my Google Drive foldrer

After installing google drive on Ubuntu 14.04, the google drive folder it created does not allow me to put my own files into the folder. In the permissions tab the folders owner is down as root.
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'inoticoming' Folder(directory) creation is not detected and trigger action

how to put a trigger on a directory I want to automate move some(regex) file and above thread was useful, thanks to Florian Diesch. But, I found inoticoming not detect folder creation in monitoring ...
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read access on a folder without giving execute on parent folder

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to give rX permission to a folder for "others" without giving any access to the parent folder. In my current attempts users cannot read any file in the folder ...
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Firefox can't save download files on ntfs partition

Ntfs partition is configured by NTFS configuration tool. Other browser like chrome have no problem Showing: "The file could not be saved because you do not have the proper permissions. Choose ...
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Can I lock a folder so NOBODY can delete it?

I would like to create a folder in my OPT directory on Ubuntu 14.04. However, it must have the following requirements: Can not be deleted by ANYONE, even root. ReadOnly access to ALL users (except ...
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problem with deleting a directory and subdirectory

root@Umar:/home/umar# rmdir /usr/local/Reliance_Netconnect rmdir: failed to remove ‘/usr/local/Reliance_Netconnect’: Directory not empty
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Firefox bookmarks

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP netbook. I'm having issues with bookmarks in Firefox. If I create a bookmark and just leave it loose in the Bookmarks Menu, then it will work fine. However, ...
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Create and replace an existing directory?

I have a directory name foo located in ~/Desktop. Suppose I want to create a directory from a terminal with same name and in the same location. When I tried mkdir it gave an error: mkdir: cannot ...
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Could things be broken by adding a folder in /home

If I was to create a folder in /home with this command: sudo mkdir /home/newuser would it break anything because I didn't create it in the correct manner - adding a new user? Or would they system ...
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Excludes specific files from all subdirectories when creating a zip file

I want to exclude all .zip files in all subdirectories of the parent folder I'm zipping but I doesn't work. I have check the man zip pages, this and this questions without success. I have tried: ...
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Move or Install Apps on HDD not SSD

I find a few threads that essentially say "you don't have to do that", so here goes: I already can find how to move the Home folder for a single user off my SSD. I think I have an idea how to do that ...
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Create full folder structure from “New document” (Templates) menu

If I create a folder inside Templates, when I click "new Document" > "myfolder" it does nothing. That is just a sub directory to organize the templates. But maybe it would be useful to create that ...
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no such package beginner tutorials

I'm using Hydro. I am new to this. I was reading the book "A Gentle Intro to ROS" by Jason M. O'Kane. I got up to the section "Creating a package". I was following the "create a workspace" and ...
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Changing directory of binaries after compiling

I have downloaded a package which includes a makefile. Can I compile the program in the downloaded directory and then move the binaries elsewhere to use?
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How can I push a folder in the first?

I want to display a folder named "Work" in the first place in a folder. Unlike Android systems (which are UNIX-based too), assigning a symbol like "#" pushes it in the last. I cannot rename it or ...
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How to prevent data from being written into a directory?

Or: How to make a directory write protected, for all users until unlocked again?
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unrar folder with password (terminal)

i'm using this command to unrar folders: for file in *.part01.rar; do unrar x ${file}; done; but i don't know where to add the password in this command. because right now, this command wants the ...
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Compute folder size for a given file extension only

I have a folder containing all my PHP projects, I'd like a command that would output the folder size of each project but only for the *.php files inside it. Ideally the output would be something like ...
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using diff to compare a file and a directory

there is probably a simpler way to do this but I ran ls on the /media/user directory with no usb storage plugged in and saved the output to a file and I wanted to use diff to compare the file with a ...
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why does directory contain 2 hard links

When I create a new directory it contain 2 hard links and when I go inside to the new directory it contain two directories (. and ..) . has hard link count 2 and .. has hard link count 3, but I learn ...
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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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can not access to directory

I tried to access Downloads direcory throught the command cd Downloads but its give me the following message : cannot create temp file for here-document: Read-only file system bash: cd: Down: No such ...
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What folder should I install Chrome in?

I just installed Chrome with these instructions on ubuntu 14.04. sudo apt-get install libxss1 libappindicator1 libindicator7 wget ...
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lockdir.exe open in linux

I have locked my files using lockdir.exe in my external hard drive when I had Windows 8 in my lap top. I know the password. But now I am using linux 14.04 and now I need to get those file but I cannot ...
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Where to put my own libraries?

I have my own header files and libraries, which I don't want to copy for every new project, since this makes fixing bugs or adding new features to the library difficult. So I want to put them in a ...
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Write permission for Guest Session

What permissions should I set to a directory to make it accessible in read-write mode for Guest Session? I don't want to make it writable for everyone, just only for Guest Session, so simple: chmod ...
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What causes “bash: /bin: Is a directory” every time a terminal is opened? [closed]

This is initial screen I am getting on Ubuntu 12.04, when I open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T): That is, the text on the terminal is: bash: /bin: Is a directory chase@chase-desktop:~$ gedit ~/.bashrc ...
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Ubuntu background changer not showing new images in /usr/share/backgrounds

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to add some more wallpapers to it. So I copied some wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds. But the wallpaper changer (All settings --> Appearance --> Look) does not ...
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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How to list all properties of folders

How to list the properties of folders in a directory. Like, I want to 'find ./ -type d' and at the same time 'll' them.
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Cant delete folders with files in it:

When i try to delete folder with some files nomater how it don't allow me to delete it(when i right click the folder and click delete the option is active but does nothing), first i have to delete all ...
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How to periodically back up a folder on change?

I want to achieve the following functionality in ubuntu but I dont know how to do it. I need a daemon that periodically backs up a directory, say dir to another location by doing the following: ...
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where are the files and dirs “recently used” stored?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, all the gnome applications (such as Nautilus, Evince, gedit, firefox) can access "Recently Used" files and directories, when opening files in them. I wonder where the ...
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How does one choose permissions for each folder?

I understand how to change the permissions on my folders using CHMOD and CHOWN but I'm not sure what the permissions should be. For example, the first folder currently gives full access to root, read ...
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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 ...