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

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Equivalent of “list” in windows [on hold]

Is there a command in ubuntu, equivalent to list for windows, where you can see the contents of a file in columns?
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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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More productive way of navigating files and folders in huge source code?

How do you navigate files and folders in productive way? I need to jump back and forth all over the huge source code. I want it to be little more productive than now. Here is the alias I am using. # ...
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Under a directory, 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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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, ...