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Can not select or click anything in files, it closes itself

So im VERY new at ubuntu and barely get anything but im a fast learner, so i was hoping to get some help, the problem is i got this PC that had ubuntu 12 something, gnome i think, cant remeber the ...
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folder inside the same folder error

I have a remote machine, where due to some copying error, I am finding same folder infinetely nested inside it self. I am unable to delete it using rm, i don't root access to the remote machine. is ...
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How to connect to remote directory

I am new to ubuntu and I need to connect to such directory for example \\abc.cba.com\xxx\yyy\zzz On windows I just simply opened it via win + r and pasted that there. How can I do something like ...
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Create user and block access to parent directories

New to terminal shenanigans here and I have set up a user using adduser dave --no-create-home/ Firstly, I think the user still, upon logging into the terminal, is pointed to their home directory (what ...
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How to create sandbox home directory with AuFS

We have two Linux computers at work, which were replaced with new hardware so we need to install the Ubuntu OS on them. However someone set them up 4 years ago and didn't document how, so I my ...
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issue with vsftpd - no matter what I do, users can go up in the directory

I've set up vsftp on an Ubuntu server. Configuration is as follows: listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES dirmessage_enable=YES use_localtime=YES xferlog_enable=YES ...
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Create links between folders for samba share

I want to put different folders (same filesystem) into a samba share (on Ubuntu). My idea is to create different links into another folder. Let me give you an example of the folder structure. It's ...
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Why ssh shows Desktop folder as a file?

I am using ssh to accessing a server and I could use scp to copy some files to server Desktop by: scp T.tar.gz username@serverIP:/home/username/Desktop but now I cannot access to server Desktop ...
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Help please font color on desktop folders!

Hey so I am using this sable theme with a dark background but as you problably know the theme makes the text on the folder name black. I want to change the font color on the desktop files to white ...
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Where is the VirtualBox installation folder on Ubuntu?

The Oracle VM VirtualBox® User Manual states that VirtualBox is installed into /opt/VirtualBox/, but it is not at that location. I tried $ cd / $ sudo ls -lR | grep "VirtualBox" and also searched ...
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How do I limit the size of my Dropbox directory?

I use Dropbox to share files between my home desktop computer, and my laptop. My Dropbox account now has a terabyte of space, and my home computer has many hundreds of gigabytes of space. My laptop, ...
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How to move files based on first word in file name?

In a folder, I have thousand of files, such as: cat eats mouse.jpg cat chases mouse.jpg gorilla eats banana.jpg gorilla is sleeping.jpg elephant is huge.jpg elephant has trunk.jpg (and so on...) I ...
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Where do I find the local and the gedit plugins folders in Ubuntu 14.04?

I know this will be likely marked as a duplicate. But none of the answers in Finding the gedit plugin folder can solve my problem. It seems that I don't have a gedit plugins folder. Is there any easy ...
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inotifywait don't have access to folder

I got a problem with my folder rights/groups settings. One folder does have 755 and a group 'xyz'. I am in that group 'xyz' and I can actually see it's contents when I list it on terminal. By ...
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Virtual root directory for user

Is it possible to set a virtual root directory for a user? e.g. if the user's home directory is: /home/account/public_html/www.domain.com Can it be set so it displays /www.domain.com or just / and ...
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Shell script to check url

I am trying to write a shell script to check for the existence of a particular directory in a particular domain name. For example, I have a web site named www.example.com. I want to check whether the ...
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xdg-open directory doesn't work [duplicate]

I am trying to open a directory in the terminal using xdg-open. xdg-open doesn't associate my file manager (lubuntu's pcmanfm) with the 'directory' file type. Hw can I associate directories with ...
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Changing ownership of folder not working!

I am trying to change the ownership of a folder and subfolders by typing either of these: sudo chown $user -R /usr/bin/.folder/ sudo chown $user -R /usr/bin/folder/ sudo chown $user -R ...
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Problem using “custom created directory”

Forgive my ignorance, because I'm not sure how to explain 'cause I'm young (17... okay maybe not) and I'm new to this. I just installed Lubuntu on my HP Mini 110-3000 and I chose to resize my ...
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Permision denied while deleting teamspeak 3 folder

I have downloaded teamspeak script (.run), I run it via terminal and after that it created me a locked folder on desktop which I could not modify in any way.
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AVG Scan Results

I'm new in Ubuntu World.I have installed Avg 2013 on my Ubuntu LTS 12.04. I'm using only the command line scanner. I would like to access the results summary (scan profile), after scanning the disk, ...
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Accidentally deleted /opt, how do I create it again?

I am new to Ubuntu, today I was learning how to delete files and folders but accidentally I deleted the /opt directory that located in Computer. I don’t know if what I deleted is important or not. So ...
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Lost documents, missing home directory

I need my files for school. I seemed to have lost my home directory. Is it hidden? or did it get dumped? How do I get my document files back from my hard drive My OS only boots up into the log in ...
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OpenSSH - Restrict users to one or multiple folders

I want to know how I can restrict user access using OpenSSH Server. Let's say I want user 1 to only access /Media, /Documents, and his home folder, User 2 should only access /Folder21, and his ...
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Renaming Folders using xdg-users-dirs does not work [duplicate]

I'm attempting to rename my special folders. As per my understanding, there are two ways to specify this. Local, ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs Global, /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults I've changed both ...
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Hidden file visible

Okay. So on one of my friends computer, which runs Windows 8, I needed to password protect a folder. I did it using command prompt on windows by running: E: attrib +s +h I then made the batch file ...
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Color folders by date accessed

I am looking for a file manager or file manager extension that color-codes folders by access date, so I can see at a glance which ones I have used recently. I would prefer some extension to Nautilus, ...
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two users in home directory

I have two users in my home folder: one is called "nico" (new username after release upgrade) and the other is called "nicolo" (old username). In the "nico" folder there is small home picture, is ...
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Is there a terminal solution for recent visited files?

This post where are the files and dirs "recently used" stored? shows that some file stores the recently visited files by GTK3 applications. Is there a solution for recently visited files ...
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Linux dropfolder where users can't delete files

I am working on a file server project for school and I am using samba to share the folders. I have been playing around with the folder permissions but I can't seem to figure out how to make a drop ...
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How to mount just one directory from a NTFS partition using command line?

After I perform a full system upgrade and install all the drivers, I usually remove Gvfs and all its dependencies and also Gigolo and any other piece of software used in Ubuntu to automatically mount ...
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What happened to drop-down folders? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu version 12.10 in the file manager there were drop down folders What happened to them? Were they removed? if so how may I recreate them? I just installed UbuntuStudio 14.041 on a Compaq ...
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Copy a directory in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using matlab 2014a and I need to copy the directory of the files, can you tell me how can i made? thanks Edit: I think that you didn't understand my problem, matlab is a simulation program, not a ...
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My VirtualBox VMs Virtual Disk Folder are missing after reboot

I using VirtualBox in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and yesterday one of my windows guest got bluescreen so swithed off my guest. After restart it won't start, when I saw the guest virtual disk file and folder ...
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What does the command “find ~/folder-name -type f | wc -l” do?

The context It takes forever to delete a particular folder created by bleach bit while freeing disk space Also, could you take a look at the context that suggested by @VolkerSiegel in her/him comment ...
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How can I specify a custom icon for different folders in Unity?

I would like to have certain folders have their own custom icons. I've been doing this with scripts for some time, by creating .desktop files like the following: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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.