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

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Will creating a directory inside a system directory with 777 permission cause security vulnerability?

Can creating directories with 777 permission inside system directories cause any security weakness? For example, say I open a directory called Custom inside /usr/share/backgrounds/ and give it 777 ...
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Different theme folders

If a theme is installed in either /.themes or /usr/share/themes then it is detected by unity tweak tool and can be applied. What is the difference between these two folders?
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Can I make gedit embedded terminal cd automatically to the current file's directory?

How to make gedit terminal itself to change directory to the location of the file which is opened currently in gedit? As by default i have to cd till i get to present file location in my ...
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Accessing exported gcode from Slic3r?

I've been using Ubuntu for about a month and am definitely a novice, apologies if this question is trivial. I use a program called Slic3r to create gcode (machine instructions) from stl files for 3D ...
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on ubuntu how do you get to the bin directory? [on hold]

For my coursework I have been asked to "Navigate to the bin directory" but I don't know how to do it.
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Long listing a Directory

2 Questions: 1) How should I long list a directory. Kindly guide me if there's are multiple options to do this .? 2) How do I sort based on the file size?
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Longlisting Files & Directories

I would need to know if there's a way to differentiate files & directories . Note : Without using longlisting
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How to select and copy folders using an array

I have a set of folders in a known location. Using an array, .csv file how can I select a subset of these folders, copy and paste them to a new location? I want to work this in Ubuntu 14.04 using ...
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An Unknown directory or file in my home directory

Today i noticed that in my home folder there is an unknown directory with the name HZ5JZhA.V7 I have not created this directory but when i tried to go in to its properties, it says it was created ...
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Is it okay to chmod 770 root directory “/”?

Output of ls: $ ls -lh / drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Dec 9 18:56 boot drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4.2K Dec 10 13:57 dev drwxr-xr-x 92 root root 4.0K Dec 10 13:57 etc drwxrwxrwx 9 lyndon root ...
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MATLAB installation in home folder

Im a relatively new user on the ubuntu 14.04 OS and have little experience with the system. Earlier this week I tried to install our all favorite matlab software package. Due to a confusion that I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 showing less space in “home” folder than it should

The "home" folder has 100GB. With all my stuff there, it should've had 90GB at most. But now it's displaying 34GB available? I downloaded some source files from Github, but deleted them afterwards. ...
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how to fix bus error after trying to mount the guest installation?

In order to enable file sharing between my computer(windows 7) and the virtual machine on virtual box, I needed to install virtual box guest addition. i installed the virtual box Guest Addition image, ...
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Can't access shared folder on Ubuntu from Windows 7

The server is running Ubuntu 14.04 and Samba is started with the following conf: [global] server string = Samba Server %v security = user dns proxy = no interfaces = lo eth1 wins support = yes ...
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How do I clear or remove unused files, as in hard drive directorys

Is there a utility to defrag and clean hd's or recover crashed data. Like Nortons Disk Doctor, or Symantac's Disk Clinic?
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Open a folder of music with VLC Player with right-click menu

In Windows, if you have a folder of music, you can go into its properties, and set that that folder is specialized for music. If you right click on this folder (and have VLC installed), it will show ...
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How to execute command automatically when a specific directory receives a new file [duplicate]

I would like to execute a command when a specific directory receives a new file from an external server. The scenario is the following; a directory receives a new file. execute java command ...
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Open with - cant see the software [duplicate]

I have downloaded a program (sublime) to the Downloads directory, but I cant open a say, html file via openwith, because I cant see the needed program, so I have to always first open sublime itself ...
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Export Foldernames in a directory to csv file [closed]

I have a question regarding exporting folder names to a csv file. I have read already many entries in the web to such topics but on nearly all the topic was about exporting filenames and size and ...
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Can a directory's mtime be older than that of file inside?

I have this very silly and very basic question but I thought better to ask before I start pruning my NAS. I want to delete all directories in which all files are older than 30 days. For files I ...
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How to delete all directories with a particular name?

Under a directory, I have a bunch of directories named Debug. How do I delete all the Debug directories?
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Mysterious .directories in my home directory

I discovered some mysterious directories in my home. Every one has dot before name. They can't be seen from file explorer or even terminal, for example I'm using Eclipse "open file" for seeing them. ...
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Backing up an encrypted home folder with Acronis

I have a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu computer. There are three partitions - Windows, /, and /home. A separate HDD is used for data. So, I would like to make images of the OS and /home partitions for ...
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Help needed to identify/remove randomly named “ghost” folder in home directory

So, I found a folder called "Yfmo_1BrUs" right in my home directory and I do not know how it got there (meaning which application created it). The name is weird but gives a clue that it was ...
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d????????? “cannot access (dirname): No such device”

A server (running 14 LTS) that I admin had an NFS mount (which I will call "FooFolder") previously set up by another admin (who is not available). The mount broke during some changes on the host ...
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How do I get a Nautilus shortcut to open on top of everything? [duplicate]

I've made a nautilus short cut for almost all of my common folders. But when I press the keys to use the shortcut the folder do open, but they only open in the background. I still have to make a few ...
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lftp-mirror directories

I am trying to mirror directories between two computers using lftp. When lftp 'ssh's' into the other computer, commands: lftp host then user 'username', and I use the ls command I just get 'ls' at 0 ...
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Need help with an unknown directory

in my home folder I noticed the existence of a folder named @cidb containing an executable file named cidb. Nautilus says that the file was accessed and modified last time in 2012. The size of the ...
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How can I see many folders at my screen

In windows I could see the one line names of multiple folders without icons on different columns on the screen. In ubuntu we have only two choices, a one line version that takes the whole line, or as ...
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Moving Configuration Directories and Files to a Sub-directory of Home Directory

Is it possible to move all configuration directories and files (Dot-directories and dot-files.) inside a sub-directory of my home directory? I always have hidden files and directories shown, so I ...
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grep recursively for specific files

I tried to use grep to find some code snippets in python files which are spreaded over some directories / subdirectories, but unfortunately my attempts failed :( I thought: grep -r "search-pattern" ...
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How can Partition directory changes every reboot?

The problem is visible on my thunderbird profile folder which I have on the 3rd partition that 14.04 shares with win7. Direction 1: ...
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what does this mean in detail? -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 920788 Mar 28 2013 bash [duplicate]

can anybody help me with what this means: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 920788 Mar 28 2013 bash and explain it in detail.
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Missing home directory in ubuntu 14

I am running both windows and ubuntu in my computer. I accidentally formated a disk while logged in on widows but it did not contain ubuntu installation, when I tried to log in to ubutu later, I got ...
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How load faster many pictures in one folder?

so I have one's 1.500 pictures in my folder, than it take 30 sec to load all, when I enter again the folder load again, how can I do to load faster?
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Starting Tor on Ubuntu: “no such file or directory”

I am new to Ubuntu and everything, so I dont know much of anything about the terminal. I am trying to install and start Tor. I downloaded the 64bit version from here. Then I downloaded Vidalia from ...
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How do I get Nautilus to let me copy and paste a folder?

When copying a file from a network share (SMB on my Macbook) using Nautilus, I get an error complaining, "Error while copying 'Folder-name.' 'X' is a folder. I know that I'm copying a folder, and ...
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Can't remove or list a file inside Dropbox directory

I tried to delete a directory named .dropbox.cache under Dropbox folder(dropbox was not running or not started yet) with sudo rm -r -f <directory_name> but it results rm: can't remove ...
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not such file or directory is found [duplicate]

I have downloaded a bin installation file named "LianjaAppBuilder-1.2.2-linux-x86_64-installer1.bin". I want to run it in terminal but when i type ...
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How to remove a directory without a name?

ls -l output: drwxr-xr-x 10 mnevile mnevile 4.0K Sep 9 15:45 ​​ drwxrwxr-x 18 mnevile mnevile 4.0K Jun 16 16:01 movies/ drwxrwxr-x 16 mnevile mnevile 4.0K Aug 19 10:52 music/ drwxrwxr-x 16 mnevile ...
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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, there is the same folder infinetely nested inside itself. 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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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, ...