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

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How do I get a folder size in nautilus to include hidden files (dotfiles)?

In Ubuntu (14.04) in the nautilus window (the file explorer) I can right-click on a folder and select Properties to see its size. However, this size does not include hidden files. (dotfiles) Is ...
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How to delete folders that have n or fewer files in them?

I need to do some folder clean-up, and I'd like to remove directories that have 10 or fewer files in them. I tried looking at GNU's find, but there wasn't anything related to the number of files in a ...
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sort a lot of file in directory

I have a problem in bash . I have a lot of file(.mp4) nearly 140 that i want to create directory with similar name with that files but the bash show me this file is exist ! how can do it ?
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tar -xvzf [filename] creates an extra directory

I have a tar file in /var/www/orbitcode/public_html/orbit.tar.gz when I unzip it using tar -xvzf orbit.tar.gz a new pub_html directory is created. The path of the extracted files is /var/www/...
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wipe ram Location file [on hold]

I have a problem trying to save a file. I get a "location not found" error. config/hooks/0020wipe-mem.chroot How do I fix this?
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Removed Desktop by rm Desktop and now desktop connects Home instead

So i had this problem where i had a file called Desktop but it was not my desktop file, that i needed to remove, and so I did. Before doing that,i did mv Desktop Defwp this, then i deleted with rm ...
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how to see all activities done on ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I'm a user of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I have done some modifications like installing new packages and creating some directories and modifying files; Then I want to see all the activities that I have done ,...
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How to delete all first-level subfolders that do not have a specified string in their names

I know that there are quite a lot of answered questions about how to delete all files with or without a certain string in their names, as well as ones about how to delete all subfolders with a certain ...
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How to determine if every file in a folder (and its subfolders) exists in another folder

Folder B is obtained from (a copy of) folder A by an undelete application such as extundelete and therefore its structure is messed up. How can I determine if every file in B and its subfolders exists ...
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Folder shortcut in Ubuntu 15.10 launcher continues to load?

I followed this answer to this question in order to create a folder shortcut in the launcher. It works, but not as I expect it to. When I left-click the newly added folder shortcut in the launcher, ...
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How can get Mac Os like column view in Ubuntu 16.04?

Navigating the folders and sub folders in the same window My question is quite similar to How can I see a folder and a subfolder in the same window? but It is not working for ubuntu 16.04 is there any ...
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How to delete 'dir.xxx' extention files? [duplicate]

I am newbie in Linux. I downloaded a SD card recovery software and messed up somehow. Now my 'download' folder filled up with these protected folders to the fullest: and I can not delete those ...
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Recovering my encrypted home folder

Here is my situation. I completely broke my Ubuntu on my main drive, and it just boots into a black screen and doesn't work, it is dead. I need to recover my encrypted home folder with a live USB. I ...
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Where to save .p12 Files?

I have many personal .p12 files everywhere in my home directory. I need them for my VPN Connections (with the network-manager-gnome). Is there a special folder for .p12 files in Linux, or do you ...
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Extracted a zip to install exe but directory is locked and not found with ls -la

Quite new to Lin. Downloaded Visual Studio Code to extract its binaries and install. Got to files but one is a locked directory that I want to delete and I can't even find with sudo ls -la to later do ...
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How to set the first picture of every folders as their folder icons?

If there are pictures in folder A, B, C.....Z, how do I automatically set the first pictures of these folders as their folder icons? Is there a way like a script or something else?
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How to allow users to create and delete file(s) / folder(s), but not modify them?

I have created a group name "app-data" and a folder /db-data/archived-data/ I want members of app-data to have all rights on /db-data/ folder but I want the same group users have only create and ...
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Default number of links for directory?

I know that hard link can not point to directories but when i create an empty directory and execute stat command for it links=2 ,I search for symbolic links There is not another link. why for ...
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dev/pts doesn't show in ls command

I'm fairly new to ubuntu, I'm running it in a virtual machine online on an application called cloud 9. I've run the commands sudo -i, followed by cd \, cd dev, and ls. When I ran ls it gave me: ...
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How do I arrange files in a folder in some particuar order?

I have saved a set of drivers required for Windows in one of my hard-disk partitions. Now I want to arrange them in some particular order such as BIOS Drivers Applications I want the order of ...
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folder not shown when being created by command line

I have an issue when I am creating a folder by command line. I create it by typing: mkdir TEST and it does not appear on the graphical desktop view. But if I type the command "ls" in the Terminal I ...
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How to quickly move into and from deeply nested directories through CLI? [duplicate]

We know that using cd <directory> will open the directory, if it exists! Also, cd .. will take us up one level from the current working directory. But, when we have a nested dir with longer ...
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Differences between ls and l command [duplicate]

I've accidentally stumbled into the l command in ubuntu which is pretty similar to ls, although the output is slightly different. For instance, the output of both commands in a directory with the ...
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Where is the Spark home directory?

I followed the official installation guide and installed spark on my Ubuntu 15 system. I can run .bin/pyspark without any problem. But if I want to write a .py script and put it somewhere, so that I ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 and Active Directory

I've been following the 'SSSD and Active Directory' documentation in order to try and add an Ubuntu Server to our Windows AD domain for user authentication. Configuration goes well until the point at ...
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I changed the name of one of the folders in my home/user folder

I changed the name of one of my folders in home/user by accident and I don't know what it was called previously. It contains another folder in it called i686-pc-linux-gnu-library. according to file ...
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Ubuntu freezes when renaming folders [closed]

I have the same problem with every version of Ubuntu (from 14.10 to 16.04). If I press "Enter" very fast after renaming is finished Ubuntu freezes. It asks me if I want to kill the process and after ...
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Display all the folders which do not have any sub directory [duplicate]

How do I display all the folders which do not have any sub directory using the terminal?
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cd shows incorrect “no such file/directory” message

I'm running a crouton root on a chromebook, and the cd command refuses to work. I've looked at similar problems, and I'm certain that I'm entering the command and arguments properly. But it still ...
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How do I run a python script whenever a file is created in a directory?

So, I'm trying to do this, somewhat, simple task, but I have not been successful yet. I'm hoping that changes now. The goal: Run /var/www/lager-scanner/filer/pluk_script.py whenever there is a new ...
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How do I access my home folder in a separate partition that has been mounted on a new version of Ubuntu

I ran into problems when I was using Ubuntu 14.04 my log in screen was looping and I checked on-line and saw a solution that told me to try chown -R $USER:$USER sudo so apparently I recurrently ...
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Copying a dynamic home directory to a new drive [closed]

I am running a weather-based web-server using Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. Recently the 2TB drive that runs the OS (/dev/sdb) started producing disk-error messages. There were (2) 2TB drives in the server ...
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Why opening a folder via a shortcut makes Audacious to start?

I have very recently decided to use Ubuntu Mate. I installed Audacious and whenever I open a folder via its shortcut (placed in the panel) Audacious runs by itself and starts to scan the folder opened....
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Execution permission to all files created under a specific Directory by default [duplicate]

I would like yo know if there is any method to provide execution permission to all files created under a specific directory by default. i.e, If I create a file say foo.sh under a directory ...
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were are my Bluetooth files stored?

I downloaded 148 files from a friend, and was able to open only 6 of them. Where are the rest saved? I have tried finding them in: videos -> photos -> album -> saved files My storage shows ...
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How to check the md5sum and sha256sum of a directory (an entire folder)? [duplicate]

In the terminal it's easy to find the md5sum of a single file, but how about for an entire directory? And would the same apply to sha256sum?
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How to delete all files in current directory but keep files in subfolders

I have a structure like this file_1 file_2 ... file_n folder1/ sub_file_1 sub_file_2 I only want to delete file_1, file_2 and file_n but keep all folders and files in them.
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How can I list only folders with no sub folders in given path?

Problem:I have given dir structure ├── kat11 │ ├── kat21 │ │ └── Dokument\ bez\ nazwy │ └── kat22 │ ├── kat31 │ │ └── Dokument\ bez\ nazwy │ └── kat32 │ └── ...
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Run a command for all directories [duplicate]

I have a lot of directories that contain some text files and I would copy all files (of all directories) in a new directory. I'm looking for a bash command that do this. How can I do it?
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shared folder no access permission denied

ubuntu 14.04 64bit on computer A and B. Lan crossover cable connected. Made manual ip address settings. Disabled firewalls. Wired connection works. I have read posts also here. It will not work. ...
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Can't Install Tor on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I tried to install Tor Browser by the instruction l found on Tor's official website. But I couldn't install it because of the following error come. My Input tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux32-5.5.5_LANG....
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How do I create a Quarantine directory from which programs cannot execute?

I have recently installed clamav, and I think I'd like to use the "move infected files option" to move any infected files it finds to my quarantine directory (/virusScan/quarantine, and yes, I own it) ...
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Open folders on USB drive over VirtualBox

I am running an application under Oracle VM VirtualBox. At the UXterm, I'm trying to install a driver from a flash USB drive. The driver is in the DCU-1.0.10 folder, on the F: drive (as identified by ...
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How do I get Caja on Lubuntu to show customized desktop shortcuts?

I need the ability to create a number of desktop folders/folder shortcuts and differentiate them by color or customized icon. This is what I've done in Windows for years. I'm trying to replicate ...
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Where to install programs

I understand that I have the /computer/usr/share path as well as the /computer/opt path. I noticed sometimes, like with programs such as Google Chrome and Teamviewer, they automatically installed ...
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ubuntu-make didn't install in specified location

I installed Android Studio using umake android. It asked for a location to install it in. After the installation the location is empty. (I'm sure I'm at the correct directory) How do I fix this? How ...
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How can I easily cd into a flash drive from cli?

Right now I am accessing all of my files from my native directories. However, I want to also use a flash drive for extra storage. In that case, what would my terminal command be to access my flash ...
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Invert directory structure

I made a horrible error in a very long-running computation. One part of the computation stores result files in a directory structure like so: path/to/first/[A,B,C,D]/[1,2,3,4,5]/outfiles And ...
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Copy/move a list of files to a directory while maintaining directory structure

I have Ubuntu 14.04 os installed in my system. Now I need to create a script for copying/moving a list of files and directories of a Magento module to another main parent folder along with ...
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Delete folders that match name in different path

I have 2 folders in this situation, /ParentFolder/FolderName/Files.mp4 and /Mount/FolderName/Files.mp4. In essence anything in /ParentFolder needs to replace any folders with the same name in /mount. ...