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

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Differences between ls and l command [duplicate]

I've accidentally stumbled into the l command in ubuntu which is pretty similar to ls, although the output is slightly different. For instance, the output of both commands in a directory with the ...
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Where is the Spark home directory?

I followed the official installation guide and installed spark on my Ubuntu 15 system. I can run .bin/pyspark without any problem. But if I want to write a .py script and put it somewhere, so that I ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 and Active Directory

I've been following the 'SSSD and Active Directory' documentation in order to try and add an Ubuntu Server to our Windows AD domain for user authentication. Configuration goes well until the point at ...
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I changed the name of one of the folders in my home/user folder

I changed the name of one of my folders in home/user by accident and I don't know what it was called previously. It contains another folder in it called i686-pc-linux-gnu-library. according to file ...
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Ubuntu freezes when renaming folders

I have the same problem with every version of Ubuntu (from 14.10 to 16.04). If I press "Enter" very fast after renaming is finished Ubuntu freezes. It asks me if I want to kill the process and after ...
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Display all the folders which do not have any sub directory [duplicate]

How do I display all the folders which do not have any sub directory using the terminal?
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cd shows incorrect “no such file/directory” message

I'm running a crouton root on a chromebook, and the cd command refuses to work. I've looked at similar problems, and I'm certain that I'm entering the command and arguments properly. But it still ...
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The regular install for snphylo uses an old version of PHYlip so i seperately instally the 3.96 versions

I am installing phylip as part of snphylo and i cannot get this script to run. When i cat src it says that there is no such file or directory... is there any way around this where i can still get ...
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How do I run a python script whenever a file is created in a directory?

So, I'm trying to do this, somewhat, simple task, but I have not been successful yet. I'm hoping that changes now. The goal: Run /var/www/lager-scanner/filer/pluk_script.py whenever there is a new ...
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How do I access my home folder in a separate partition that has been mounted on a new version of Ubuntu

I ran into problems when I was using Ubuntu 14.04 my log in screen was looping and I checked on-line and saw a solution that told me to try chown -R $USER:$USER sudo so apparently I recurrently ...
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Copying a dynamic home directory to a new drive [closed]

I am running a weather-based web-server using Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. Recently the 2TB drive that runs the OS (/dev/sdb) started producing disk-error messages. There were (2) 2TB drives in the server ...
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Why opening a folder via a shortcut makes Audacious to start?

I have very recently decided to use Ubuntu Mate. I installed Audacious and whenever I open a folder via its shortcut (placed in the panel) Audacious runs by itself and starts to scan the folder opened....
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Execution permission to all files created under a specific Directory by default [duplicate]

I would like yo know if there is any method to provide execution permission to all files created under a specific directory by default. i.e, If I create a file say foo.sh under a directory ...
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were are my Bluetooth files stored?

I downloaded 148 files from a friend, and was able to open only 6 of them. Where are the rest saved? I have tried finding them in: videos -> photos -> album -> saved files My storage shows ...
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How to check the md5sum and sha256sum of a directory (an entire folder)? [duplicate]

In the terminal it's easy to find the md5sum of a single file, but how about for an entire directory? And would the same apply to sha256sum?
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How to delete all files in current directory but keep files in subfolders

I have a structure like this file_1 file_2 ... file_n folder1/ sub_file_1 sub_file_2 I only want to delete file_1, file_2 and file_n but keep all folders and files in them.
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How can I list only folders with no sub folders in given path?

Problem:I have given dir structure ├── kat11 │ ├── kat21 │ │ └── Dokument\ bez\ nazwy │ └── kat22 │ ├── kat31 │ │ └── Dokument\ bez\ nazwy │ └── kat32 │ └── ...
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Run a command for all directories [duplicate]

I have a lot of directories that contain some text files and I would copy all files (of all directories) in a new directory. I'm looking for a bash command that do this. How can I do it?
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shared folder no access permission denied

ubuntu 14.04 64bit on computer A and B. Lan crossover cable connected. Made manual ip address settings. Disabled firewalls. Wired connection works. I have read posts also here. It will not work. ...
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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 tor-browser-linux32-5.5.5_LANG....
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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 [duplicate]

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 folders....
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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 ...