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

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All folders turn locked suddenly while working

Suddenly, all my files, folders and applications appear to be locked on my Ubuntu 13.10. Afterwards, there is not a single application I can open unless I restart. When I try to open a terminal ...
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folder view with High contrast theme

If I select the high contrast theme, then, when I open the home folder, its content is all black apart from the icons of the subfolders/icons... How do I solve this problem?
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root directory almost full but still lots of free space on the partition

some time ago I installed 12.04 from windows xp on a separate "linux" partition via wubi. this partition was allocated 50 GB. my problem now is that obviously the root directory does not have access ...
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Move images from sub-folders into new sub-folders

I have a folder composed of M several sub-folders, each of them containing some text files and N images (*.png) This is what the tree looks like: /parent/ /sub-folder1/ /data1.dat /data2.dat ...
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how to copy directory with wildcard to another folder

i need to make a cron that copy folder on /home here is the content of my /home fina f-logistik folder-surat-jalan zone-A zone-B zone-C zone-free what i need to copy is only folder that start ...
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Find and Delete Empty Directories [duplicate]

How to Find Folders (Directories) That are empty (Not Containing Any Files) and Delete Them By Using Terminal Command or Another Method. Filtration (Finding Directories or Files) Less than 'N' bytes ...
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Copy folders (not one file) using SSH ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am trying to copy a folder to remote Ubuntu server using command line ssh connection, i understand it's doable to transfer a file using scp but i have many files in a folder iam trying to copy to ...
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Conduit Synchronizer Don't delete empty folder

I am using conduit sync tool for updating data from source(folder in local drive) to destination(folder in pen drive) But when any subfolder deleted from source, Conduit Only Removes all files from ...
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mysql user access

I'm trying to move my mysql default database directory. I've found out how to do this, but I need to be able to use mysql, when it's /var/mysql/ directory's owner and group are set to root, not to ...
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chown only for directory ntfs-3g

I just want to move my default mysql (installed by LAMP) directory to NTFS-3G partition, so it was the same I use on Windows. I've already done this with htdocs. There comes my question: I mount -o ...
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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Why does my filesystem appear to be full to Ubuntu?

I have seen some questions and I know that Ubuntu reserves 5% of filesystem to root. Believe me this is not the case. I was moving some files from my home folder to another partition and I had to ...
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Where is the Addons folder for Oolite in Ubuntu (Trusty Tahr) [closed]

Where should the Addons folder be created? Oolite is a Free Software game based on Elite. It is available in the Ubuntu Software Center. There are several expansion packs for Oolite, which come as ...
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I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. [duplicate]

I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any software for folder lock? Please suggest me how can i make this thing. Thanks in advance
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Setting path in ubuntu 13.10

In Ubuntu 13.10 I installed : stable_Ubuntu-13.10-i686.deb and Ubuntu-13.10-i686.deb, but when starting GNURadio the following message appears : Cannot import gnuradio. Is the python path ...
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How do I access the Dropbox proprieties and choose the folders I want to sync?

My Ubuntu partition has 60Gb while my Dropbox account has 35Gb. I don't want to sync all the Dropbox folders, just one of them. Do somebody know how I access the Dropbox proprieties to choose the ...
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“sudo mv /fromdir /todir” - not recognizing the fromdir location

I'm trying to get a small folder (/test) with a couple small text files to a folder that I don't have write permissions for. I'm the sole user on this account and I don't know why I wouldn't have ...
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How to share folders that are on a partition on a secondary hard drive?

Here's my situation. I have a desktop computer with 2 hard drives in it. Hard drive 1 has windows installed on it and pretty much has nothing to do with this, I think. Hard drive 2 has a partition ...
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chmod directories and files in one command?

I have a directory "project" that contains a set of subdirectories and files. I want to give 777 permission to the directories and files from my 666 in the same directory with chmod command in my ...
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How to get access to File System directory

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to get access of all the folders in file system directory. I can get access to the folders with: sudo chown sadan:users /path/of/folder But still can't apply this ...
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How to create directory and change it's owner with the deb package

I need to create deb package that will create directory for logs. I want to create directory /var/logs/my_package and to change it's owner to my_user. In the docs there is information that I can ...
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Samba share permissions

I set up a Samba server with a main directory, accessible for users. The directory has subfolders. I want to give a certain user write permissions to one of these subfolders, while he has read ...
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No user folders Ubuntu 12.04

As a learning excerise, I have installed Ubuntu (from scratch) using the alternate install CD and then building on top of that. Installing an xserver, a display manager, a window manager etc. I've ...
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Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder

Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder. OS is Ubuntu 13.10. Please help me to get this issue resolved. Thanks
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12.04 to 13.10 Can it remove encryption?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my primary computer, and I absentmindedly selected "encypt home directory" I read a few methods to de-encrypt it, but they didn't work so well (And seemed overly ...
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Why auto complete does not work for directories in terminal ?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. While i was using previous versions of Ubuntu, I was able to auto-complete the directories names, even multiple times in a single command. I am not able to the same now. As ...
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How can I know which folders are created by which program?

I have /usr/share/gtksourceview-2.0/ and I think it maybe due to Mousepad or Geany or Medit text editors. But how can I know for sure without uninstalling them and reinstalling one-by-one? (I don't ...
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directories for dummies [duplicate]

I am VERY new to UBUNTU. I am trying to learn how to SRM a file, however I need to know how the directory name in order to type it out in the terminal. Can someone please help me figure out how to ...
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I misplaced one of my lib folders and now I don't know where it is?, HELP?

Basically I was cleaning up my folders. I'm new to linux bdw. I have django and python3 installed and I need them to do my coursework. So the "lib" folder was in my main folders. then I decided to ...
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Music player to display the underlying folder structure

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and am looking for a music player (banshee, rhythmbox or other) which can display the music files and folders as-is and not organized by artist/album/genre or some other field. ...
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folder not visible on mounted drive

OK, So i finished up copying some stuff(a lot actually) from my portable drive to my laptop and it finished just as expected.Then i needed to do some work on my windows installed on the same laptop so ...
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Strange folder in my home folder after a failed run of BleachBit

A folder was created in my home folder (not by anyone), and I cannot see the folder contents. She has root privileges, but when the nautilus root access the folder is empty. When I try to remove it, ...
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/home/user/Videos/ directory closes automatically [closed]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. When ever I try open Videos directory [default directory under ~ , not manually created] via UI it closes immediately. But i can play videos in that ...
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PPA repository :Where is the clone installed?

Would somebody be so kind and help me with the repository problem? I am trying to make a copy of PPA repository and I would like to specify the target installation folder. Without it I can run the ...
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Can't Change To Document Directory [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Linux, and know pretty much nothing. I wanted to learn about the Linux terminal and started watching a video, the video showed how to switch directories and they switched to the ...
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I have 3 different distros in use and I want to refer 3 Transmissions to one config file?

On my machine, 3 different Linux distributions are installed: Ubuntu + Magiea Gnome + Manjaro KDE I use a torrent client (called Transmission) within them. So I want to use one config directory for ...
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What package places thumbs into .local/share/previews

I am interested, what package/software/tool places previews into .local/share/previews? I found just one preview in there, and am interested about where it came from.
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MAC OSX 10.9.1 can not detect a specific directory created in Ubuntu 12.04

I created a directory on an external hard drive, named "All_Movies" using my laptop which has ubuntu 12.04 installed. This directory is pretty large(almost 560 GB) because of a lot of files. Now, ...
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How to find the Cuda path?

I try to install a program, and I cannot install it because of this question it asks me during the installation: Where is the CUDA software for nVIDIA GPUs installed? On our system CUDA is in ...
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permissions not work samba4

first time writing but I'm desperate and I think you can help me ... my English is very bad I speak Spanish ... I install Samba4 on Ubuntu 12 and all is well, I can join computers to the domain and ...
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missing /usr/include/sys

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 under VMware running on a Windows 8 system. I was looking for the file include/sys/syscall.h and noticed that the include/sys directory does not exist. I tried ...
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access windows folder on ubuntu partition (ext4) from window 7

I installed ubuntu 12.04 side by side with windows 7. I installed ubuntu in a drive which also contained windows folder(back up) . But for some reason even though Ubuntu installed properly i did not ...
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FIXED Nautilus (13.10, cairo dock) crashes when I try to open “Pictures” (external disk) or Downloads or some folders that contain media

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 with Cairo Dock for, maybe 2 or 3 months. I regularly upgrade ubuntu, but for the last couple of weeks I've had this problem: from time to time, Nautilus (which I ...
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Create Directory linked to external server (website) via ftp

I'm totally new to Ubuntu and linux in general, so please forgive me if this has been asked before. I'm a web developer and have moved to ubuntu. I was wondering if it was possible to have a ...
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Why does deleted files also appear in directory [duplicate]

For example consider that i have created a file temp.txt and delete it later, there is still an invisible file temp.txt~ Of course I can delete it but Why do i need to do it always, So how to avoid ...
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Files in Downloads folder deleted automatically

As mentioned in the title, this has been happening for some days. And now that; whatever I download from Linux DC++, it goes to /home/user/Downloads folder (set as default in DC++ settings) but after ...
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How to back up a folder in the C root file in XP.. only place the folder can be [closed]

I have a folder directly under C:/ that can only be located there in order to work. I have to back it up daily, I was hoping Ubunto would do that, but it keeps saying the file must be elsewhere (My ...
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Is it bad practice for folder name to contain dot (.)? How about file name with multiple dots?

Sometimes it makes practical sense for a folder name to contain a dot (.). For example, you are storing data for an experiment conducted at L=0.5. So the folder might be named: experiment_L0.5 A ...
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Error while running a TOPCONS script

After installing TOPCONS successfully, when I try to run the script, it gives me an error: Directory /home/robber/bin/../var/www/topcons.cbr.su.se/docroot/topcons/ does not exist However, the ...
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Permission denied to view a folder. I copied a file from one folder to the current folder

I am new user of Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu version 12.10 in virtual box. The problem. I downloaded a file called pcre in to /home/downloads. I created a folder in pcre in home folder and ...