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

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All types of files have the same icon in the file manager [on hold]

In my file manager all mime types (.jpg, .mp3 and other) show the same icon (one that resembles a clock). Please help me resolve this.
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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 ...
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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. ...
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How do I show a directory tree in the GUI

New to Ubuntu. Just installed V.16 + updates. In Windows 10 the left hand pane of the directory view can show a tree the relationship between various folders. I find this useful. Does the same ...
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“Network Servers” folder mysteriously appeared on desktop, and cannot re-hide it?

The "Network Servers" folder somehow ended up on my desktop, and I can't re-hide it, or otherwise remove it from the desktop area. There is likely a simple solution, but I don't know what it is. I ...
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How to move a btsync folder

I am running BTSync 2.0.93 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 Server. I initially configured a folder on a drive that is becoming full and need to move the folder to a different drive. The folder is shared via BTSync ...
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Change Home Directory location

Just installed a ssd drive with 16.04 how can i point Ubuntu to the old drive for home folder with all my files?
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Removing a directory

I would like to know when to use rmdir and when do we use rm -rf while removing a directory. Also is it compulsory to mention the directory path while removing it?
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Remove leading whitespace from files, folders and their subfolders

I came up with this, but unfortunately it doesnt affect any files/folders in subfolders. find . -exec rename "s/^\s+//" {} \; Folder structure: foo |-- \ bar `-- \ foo1 |-- \ bar1 `-- \ ...
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“cp” is not working

I am a newcomer in Linux. I tried to copy a file into another directory but it says that the directory does not exist. I tried this: cp b / vlsi Here b is the file which is at another directory ...
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How to revert the permission of folders and subfolders [duplicate]

I ran the command sudo chmod -R 777 / . Due to my ubuntu partition is now unlocked. However when I realized my mistake I halted it in between. As a result of which still few files' permissions are not ...
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how do I create a subfolder with the Music folder, please?

I am 70 years old and brand new to Ubuntu. The only OS I have experience with is Windows 7. I want to create subfolders within the Music folder to hold MP3s and PDFs. Please, how do I do this? ...
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How do I create a folder for special downloads

I am 70 years old and brand new to Ubuntu. I am currently running v16.04. I want to download music scores to a folder that is dedicated to that type of file. Please, how do I do this? Please keep ...
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How to setKatoolin.py file in /usr/bin/ directory?

Am trying to move katoolin.py file to /usr/bin/ but it says:The folder "katoolin" cannot be copied bacause you do not have permissions to create it in the destination. AM using Linux Mint 17.3
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C:\Program Files folder equivalent on Ubuntu

Which folder in Ubuntu is equivalent to C:\Program Files like on windows? Where are all programs installed? when i type apt-get install leafpad or sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer ...
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How to delete several files from a directory using a .txt file where the filenames to delete are listed up? [duplicate]

I have a directory containing several files (approximately 1000 files). I want to remove several of these files using the commandline. The file names from the files I want to delete are listed under ...
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Make Folder a symbolic link to two folder?

I would like to have Ubuntu's default music folder /home/$USER/Music to act pretty much as a library would in Windows. Essentially it would be a virtual folder containing the contents of other ...
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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 ...