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

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Backup problem with folder rename (use back in time)

We use Ubuntu Server (14.04) as file server. As backup solution we use "Back in Time". I have a general question about making backups, since we are having problems with the folder names from time to ...
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Use common data folders for two users instead of separate ones

I have a 15.04 machine with basically 2 user accounts, an admin and a restricted user. What I want is that both of them have separate home directories (for system/application settings etc.), but use ...
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Navigating Directories [duplicate]

I am a new ubuntu user, and i am trying to figure out the terminal. I am using V. 13.10 and my problem is happening even in the begginning. I can't navigate to any directories from the base root of ...
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What happens if I attempt to delete Ubuntu itself while logged in?

What would happen if I delete the / directory while logged as root into Ubuntu? Would I get some sort of error to the effect of Error: unable to self-destruct? Or would I actually be able to delete ...
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How to make the newly created files inherit the directory's permissions…? [duplicate]

I need to give permission to a directory in such a way that, the newly created files should inherit the same permissions as the directory. You may find a duplicate for this question, but it doesn't ...
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Does an application need root permissions if it modifies files in the “/” directory?

I'm creating a program for Ubuntu that involves creation of files within the folder where the code is present. What I want to know is: When a .deb package is installed, where do the contents go? If a ...
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Windows folder accessed from Ubuntu; now missing

I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 7 HB. I had (had since it's no visible in the Windows directory) a folder in Windows whose path was D:/Edu/MS/Semester 3 Summer. I have Windows 7 partitioned ...
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there is no configuration file slapd.conf in my system

recently i installed the slapd. in every tutorial everyone are saying to configure the /etc/ldap/slapd.conf file. but i havent that actually. but my slapd is working fine now i want to create two ...
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How can I restore folders from an external hard drive using my ubuntu computer?

I have lost my back ups on my external hard drive. I think I accidentally deleted the back ups. Possibly using shift+delete, I am not sure. I have searched online for tools that restore data, but ...
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remove Windows recovery in /tmp, apt-get clean doesn't work

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I am getting a /tmp directory full message often. So I tried sudo apt-get clean but that didn't work, still getting disk full messages. Thin @MiHa suggested that my windows ...
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How to view folders with a large amount of files? [duplicate]

I have folder, for example, with 1500000 images. I'm trying to open that folder to scroll through files, look at them and open some that I want to look at in image viewer. But when I open that folder ...
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Error creating directory: Read-only file system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have some data on my drive. The problem is I want to take backup of my important data, but whenever I connect my external HDD and try to copy my data onto it. I get ...
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how to remove a system protected folder [on hold]

how to remove a system protected folder I tried to install the Ubuntu software repository. But had a power failure after disk 2 of 9 and I was unable to go on to disk 3. As I was going through the ...
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why the / directory has .. and what it means

While in the / directory and use ls -a the result will contain . and .. I can understand the existence of the . that is a pointer for the directory it self but what it is the meaning to have the .. ...
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How to detect files with the same name but different extensions?

I have a directory whose files have extension either .JPG or .NEF and I want to delete the files of the form X.NEF for which X.JPG does not exist in the directory. (X here can be any string.) I don't ...
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An inaccessible directory with a random name has appeared in my home directory

It's name is KAzdyLisjm and when I try to list it's contents or delete it, those operations never return a result. It does appear to occupy over 300MB of space though, according to ls -lh, from the ...
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How do I send videos on bluetooth ubuntu?

The version of ubuntu I have I don't know but it lets me turn on bluetooth but I can't share files. It says every time I try to connect a device that there are no adapters found. Any help
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How Can I Merge Multiple Directories into One

I have multiple files in multiple folders under one directory that need to be in one folder. Is there a command line that can help me accomplish this?
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Add files to /var/www/ [duplicate]

I just installed lamp-server^ and wanted to try it I created a php file but I was not able to move it to /var/www because owner of that folder is root I managed it using terminal (I logged in as ...
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scroll through terminal directory like windows command prompt

I'm relatively new to Linux, so forgive me if this is a silly question I know that in windows's command prompt, if you change directories, you can then autocomplete/scan files within that folder by ...
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How do I mount a Shared Folder from a Vmware Workstation Host (Windows 7) inside Ubuntu

I have been trying to do this for days now and I am getting no where. I have downloaded the latest Vmware Tools. What steps/commands do I use? Please help Gary
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How can I change the font size of KDE menus and dialogs in home folder

I use Gnome 3.14.1 and I have kde application compiled and installed in home folder(not system-wide) -- kdenlive. So how can I change font size and font for such kind of applications?
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Web root Alias directory

I want to use another directory come to use in my web server with Apache in Ubuntu? I'm new user in Ubuntu. I want step by step for understand. Help me please. ps. KUbuntu 14.10, apache2
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Acces ecryptfs home folder of other local Linux installation?

I'm dual booting Ubuntu and Elementary OS. Is there a way I can auth myself as a Elemantary OS user and access my files under Ubuntu home folder and vice-versa?
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Folders changed icons and became inaccessible

I recently noticed that one of my folders changed the icon(from 'folder' icon to 'mp3' icon) and when I tried to get in, delete, rename the folder, it wouldn't let me. Today another folder got the ...
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Can I delete older systemd-private-md32* files in/var/tmp?

I've just found these directories on my ubuntu PC. How do they come about? /var/tmp/systemd-private-762c8e6ced154b18ac76720c2c05f2aa-colord.service-fcAgPb ...
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See Windows' files from Ubuntu's default folder?

I have dual boot installation. Can I set, for example, my Downloads folder in Ubuntu partition to show contents from certain folder in my Windows' partition without actually copying the files?
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Home folder won't open

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7 if that matters). When I click on the icon of the Home folder in that column that pop-up when one hovers at the left of the screen, the icon flashes (like ...
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How to add directory bookmark when the parent directory is not readable?

In file dialogs and file managers, it's possible to add bookmarks representing directories, used similar to other "places". To add a bookmark for a directory, I have to enter the parent directory and ...
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Converting a file to directory

As we know "Everything in Linux" is a file, and moreover directory is just a file containing other files. So, I don't know if this "crazy idea" possible, but it should be in someway according to the ...
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How to check empty space in a folder using commandline?

I tried du but that doesn't output the empty space of a folder. Any commands to do this?
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Can't change folder permissions using `ispconfig` [closed]

How can I change the permissions for all my folders . Note: I have root access to my server. P.S. "Opération non permise" = "Operation not permitted" lsb_release --short --codename&&uname ...
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Does a user creating text file need to be in a specific place?

I've got several scripts which wont work for me but work for others. Their purpose is to add users to the system, and then assign them to groups. I wrote it as a nano bash file; does it need to be ...
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How do I keep track of directories being created during installation of PostgreSQL?

I want to install PostgreSQL (on a server that runs Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) using the source code distribution as per instructions in http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/installation.html. The ...
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How can I use “find” in a shell script to search from the current directory?

I want the program to look like this : read a if[ find . name $a ]; then echo "You found the file" else "You haven t found the file" fi
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How to list photos by date in folders?

I have many photos in a folders but I am not able to see the details of the shooting, so I am not able to order them by time. I can only view the last modify time I use Ubuntu 14.04 with default ...
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Boot volume full

How do I find hidden "boot" folder on my ubuntu 14.04 pc? If I am able to find it, will I mess up anything by clicking on unused kernel and hitting delete button?
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Preview with larger image?

How can I set the preview of the folders as larger images? Now I am able to set grid (little preview of the images) or list (with details), but I am not able to larger the previer in the grid mode. ...
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Convet entire playlist from m4a to mp3

I have a ton of music on my computer, but unfortunately its in m4a but steam only takes mp3 is there a program or a termianl command that will convert an entire folder. thanks in advanced :)
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How to get rid of templates folder

I have a simple problem: Whenever I delete the templates folder in my home directory (/home/[username]/ in case that info is of use) it seems to come back. It contains nothing and I have no use for ...
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Lost/Missing Folders

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop for a few weeks. Today I tried to create several new folders in: Home/documents/New Folder_A/New Folder_B. I created the folders, added some documents, ...
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Folder name are different with local acess

i don't understand... i'm renaming my folder on my server ubuntu with my web service on php. When i'm connecting with sftp all my folders has the good name but when i'm connectiong localy like that ...
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Can another user see a file even if they don't have any permissions?

If I have a file that has 700 or 600 permissions, can other users see the file? Of course they won't be able to read the contents, but are they still able to see that it exists (i.e. see it's filename ...
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How to enable profile manager from thunderbird directory?

I'm attempting to follow these instructions, but no luck.
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what is the default ownership permission of /var directory? [duplicate]

I just messed up with my /var permissions , setting the chmod -R 775 and chown $USER:USER to it.. My poblem is, i want to set its default permission. Is there someone who can help me on this problem? ...
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Why some Folder & File icons are unvisabel

I use Lubuntu 14.04. The title of my folder/files are apparent but their icons are randomly unapparent. In some cases when I move the mouse on them they become unvisabel fore a short time. a ...
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Open a folder in a Graphic File Manager from a terminal [duplicate]

How can I open a folder in a GFM (in a files window) from the terminal? Thank you for your kind help.
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How to use grep output as a path for cd?

How can I pipe grep output as an argument to the cd command? For example: [root@xxx xxx]# pip install django | grep '/usr.*' Requirement already satisfied (use --upgrade to upgrade): django in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Backup is running automatically and running into a permission error

I've had Ubuntu dual-booted on my laptop for a few months now. In the last few weeks, Backup has been trying to do something (back my files up presumably) and has been running into the following error ...
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What's up with the sudden appearance of .AppleDouble folders all over my filesystem?

Something I have never seen on my Ubuntu machine before now- .AppleDouble folders have appeared in many different folders all over my filesystem. It creeped me out- like someone on a Mac was looking ...