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

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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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I found in a test “navigate to the bin directory, make a file of entries i find there and store it in your personal directory” [closed]

How do i get to bin because every time i try in terminal it says there no such file or directory as bin, ive tried cd bin, cd ..bin cd ../bin. I want to point out i have no idea what im doing and ...
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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 ...
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Cannot copy files in Ubuntu to external drive: names with special characters

I cannot copy a lot of files to my external drive because when I try to do it I get the error "wrong file name". I have seen that these files have special characters and I would like to know how to ...
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How do I move a whole album to a directory using middle characters?

im familiar with wildcards and ?, but what I want to do is move albums into their appropriate directories using the "(Disc X)" located in the middle of the file. So, I've switched to the directory of ...
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folder recovery error on ubuntu 14.04

I accidentally deleted a folder from my hard drive and am trying to recover it with extundelete but getting the below error. sudo extundelete --restore-directory /home/cmccabe/Desktop/ucsc /dev/sda1 ...
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Automatically do a two-way sync of two directories

I would like to do a two-way automatic sync between folders Directory A andDirectory B. This means that whenever a file in Directory A or one of its sub-directories is changed, that change is ...
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How to move files and don't break anything?

I have a file and want to move it somewhere. Before I move it, I need to check if it has any connections with other programs or links or environment variables. Is there any command or plugin which can ...
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Creating a shared folder between unprivileged users

This may be a repeat question, but I wasn't able to answer this specific question anywhere else. My school uses Ubuntu to run their server. My friends and I have accounts on the server, but aren't ...
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How to make a line of directories with one command?

With the mkdir command if I want this location to exist ~/test/panda/fat when only the ~ part of it exists so far I have to do something like this: mkdir ~/test mkdir ~/test/panda mkdir ...
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What are the default permissions for the /usr/share/applications folder?

Accidentally typed in the following command and messed up permissions. sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /usr/share/applications
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Using the terminal, how can I see the directory (and files) in an external HDD attached via USB port?

Using the terminal, how can I see the directory (and files) in an external HDD attached via USB port? (I am a beginner so would appreciate simple instructions. I have tried to find the answer ...
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how to set automatic full permissions on the file in folder

How to set automatic full permissions on the file in folder? Suppose, I have created a directory and then put the bash script file in that folder. Now, every time I need to set the permissions, I ...
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Properly set up java development environment

I am a java developer mainly coding on win environment. I am planning to move to Ubuntu and I would like to know what is the best way to setup my jave, ide, maven and others. Under Windows I would ...
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Moved /etc folder to another place

I moved /etc folder to another place. Now when i use sudo mv command it says: sudo: uid 1010 does not exist in the passwd file there's a solution for it? it happenned in my vps by ssh. Format isn't ...
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Copy multiple folder and overwrite

i have two folders: /test1/film1/filmnew.mkv /test1/film2 /test1/film3 /test2/film1/filmold.mkv /test2/film4 /test2/film5 Now i want to copy all folders from test1 to test2. If the folder not ...
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How to create one directory in the tree of directories ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a little while ago and I consider myself a beginner. I get the following window: I wonder if there is any way to create a folder in the "Places" area in the tree of ...
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Can I edit a link to a .exe's target

I recently installed the original Half Life and was installing a mod for it when I encountered a problem. The tutorial for installing the mod says to create a short-cut to the original hl.exe and add ...
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How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I would like to know if I can do any of the following and if so how: Make it so that a folder is not indexed but leave its contents indexable (so ...
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Meaning of “b” and “c” in file privileges description (output of ls -l)

Basic question regarding the ls utility. What do letters "b" and "c" mean at the beginning of the 10-symbol code describing the item privileges ? From what I understand, when typing ls -l, the ...
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Move all files and directories to destination directory

I have directory structure: ~/MYDIR/ /DESTINATIONDIR/ /DIR1/ /DIR2/ /file1 /file2 I need to move DIR1, DIR2,file1,file2 to DESTINATIONDIR What is most elegant and optimal way to do this ...
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Zoom in file window (ctrl +)

I'm a new Ubuntu 14.04 user and I have a small problem. When I zoom using ctrl + + or - in a folder window, for example in the videos folder, the icons zoom in and out, but the text doesn't scale ...
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How to make sure that folder got full permission

I'm new to ubuntu, I asked before to get full permission to a folder and I followed this command sudo mkdir /var/szDirectoryName sudo chmod a+rwx /var/szDirectoryName to get full permissions to a ...
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How can I give full permission to folder and subfolder

I'm new to Ubuntu and need to create a new folder in /var and need all users on the machine to have full permissions to this folder. How should I proceed?
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How to find all empty files and folders in a specific directory including files which just look empty but are not?

Let's say that in my folder ~/list I have a large amount of folders each with their own sub-folders and sub-sub-folders etc, and there are lots of files almost on each level. However some of these ...
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How can I change the default directory for gnome-terminal without editing .bashrc?

How do I set the default working directory of a gnome-terminal opened via Ctrl-Alt-T or via the Launcher or any other quick means to a gnome-terminal? Presently it defaults to ~. I know about ...
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shell script to move a set up folders into one folder and timestamp it

I have a set of folders (let's assume at /home/20161, /home/20162, /home/20163) which have been timestamped already. at the end of the day, I'd like to collect all of them and move to a main ...
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program to access files on internal hard drive, windows [closed]

I would like a script that will rename the file Utilman.exe in Windows/System32 to NotUtilman.exe and renames cmd.exe to Utilman.exe . I am not asking for the full script, I am new (-ish) to Ubuntu, ...
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giving a short name for frequently opened directory via terminal [duplicate]

Every time I wish to move to a directory I use very often, I must type this long directory path: cd /media/prasanth/01D0F888E7BC91801/github projects or I must use the gui to get into the folder ...
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Samba #networking

I have some issue with linking up 2 subnet to a folder. I have 2 PC with different subnet go through a same switch. example PC1: 192.168.28.2 PC2: 192.168.10.2 They both need to access a folder, i ...
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How to create a new folder from a terminal with administrative permissions?

I want to install JAVA, but the installation instructions ask me to create a new folder, called /java/, into the standard /usr/ folder. But this folder is blocked. I mean, I can not to create a new ...
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What is $Recycle.Bin in LS output?

If i do LS and see $RECYCLE.BIN and try to TAB complete $R I get $RANDOM clearly I am an idiot, but breaking things is how I learn :) I deleted $RECYCLE.BIN and lost a bunch of files. Now ...
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java's config directory is taking 2.5 GB. Can I delete it?

the directory is /home/shahar/.java/.config, this config folder is 2.5. from looking inside it relates to many programs on my system. but what would happen if I delete it? and would it just go back to ...
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Terminal: list subdirectories containing a specific directory name

I am trying to write a command that will list all directories in /usr/share/icons that contain a folder named "places," but only in the first subdirectory. To make things clearer, there are a lot of ...
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What determines a directory size?

I know that size of a directory itself is a different thing than the sizes of the files in it. I think of a directory as a list of the directories and files within, hence a directory's size should be ...
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Folder access restriction during specific hours

I want to manage my time better and I'm looking for way to make my entertainment folder accessible only after 8 pm. Is there any way to do it with some bash command?
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Using Anjuta IDE for C++. Why won't it recognize the header file. Error main.cc Header.h: No such file

Error on simple class example. Why does it not find the header file? Also, if anyone has a breakdown of what the folders mean, I'd appreciate it. Anjuta No header file error
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Batch Rename Directories according to a specific pattern? [duplicate]

I have a lot of directories of the form ABC (1234) DEF. I would like to rename all these directories into the form of ABC (1234) . Can anybody suggest some methods? Edit: For eg. Graham (2014) ...
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Hide/Don't list non-readable folders

In a multi-user environment using Ubuntu server 14.04 as a shared drive All users connect via SFTP using Filezilla/WinSCP and are chroot to /home/company-folder/ Each user has also its own personal ...
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what directory is the tmp file in

I'm a totally overwhelmed, brand new user. had a lot of problems during the install process while half asleep after a long day of fighting with windows and then giving up on the whole windows OS. ...
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How to make Firefox download to Downloads folder even when “Open with xxx” is selected?

I have recently noticed that when downloading something with Firefox, if I select the option "Open with xxx" instead of just the "Save file" option, the file is then downloaded to /tmp and opened with ...
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How to create a directory users can't delete (but can delete files in it)?

Is it possible to create a directory that ordinary users cannot delete, but they could create and delete files and subdirectories inside this directory? i.e. for /share/permanent/ users could ...
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How to make my system delete all the files in a certain directory older than a certain time while keeping the directory structure intact?

I have a directory on my machine, think of it as my own sort of tmp directory, but it's in my ~ directory. And I want to make it so that my system every 3 hours deletes all the files in (though ...
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Double click open jar app not find file in jar root folder

In my java app I open an exe with ProcessBuilder and that exe makes something, this exe needs some files and I located them in my jar root directory but when I run jar with double click I get file ...
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What does the “cd ..” command do? [duplicate]

When I enter cd .. into the terminal, I get this Videos # cd .. home # If I enter it again, I move to the / directory. What exactly is it doing? Is home the same as $HOME? And why do I move into ...