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Linux dropfolder where users can't delete files

I am working on a file server project for school and I am using samba to share the folders. I have been playing around with the folder permissions but I can't seem to figure out how to make a drop ...
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2answers
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How do I combine hundreds of folders using command line

I have 535 folders (recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2, ..., recup_dir.535) and I want to merge (combine?) the contents of those folders into a single folder (lets say a folder named recup_dir). Some files ...
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1answer
40 views

How to prevent data from being written into a directory?

Or: How to make a directory write protected, for all users until unlocked again?
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1answer
26 views

The “size” field in directory entry meaning for directories?

I'm looking at low-level directory structure of a disk partition, formatted as "vfat" filesystem. The directory entry structure I use is: struct __attribute__ ((packed)) Dentry { char ...
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1answer
42 views

Why doesn't 'cp /user/local' work?

I was trying to copy a directory to /user/bin (on Ubuntu 12.04). I tells me that I cannot create directory ``/user/local' No such file or directory`. Where did I make a mistake? sudo cp -r ...
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1answer
47 views

Files being wiped by cloud storage services

When I move and rename files using Ubuntu One or Grive Tools, using an SSD, sometimes clients doesn't catch the change properly and delete or make to reappear missing folders. Why it could be that?
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30 views

Limit the size of a folder

Okay, so I was looking into doing a bit of web hosting, and was wondering how I would put a max storage limit on a folder, so that there can't be more than say 5GB in the one particular folder. I've ...
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23 views

Ubuntu File Appearing As Directory

I have this php file that somehow is showing as a directory. It still has a php extension but when I cd the file I get: base: cd: satisfaction.php: Input/output error When I vim the file it looks ...
2
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1answer
300 views

Double click not working as expected in file manager

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. I have a Dell XPS l502x which works very good. I just noticed this (possible bug?) with Ubuntu 14.04 while in the file manager in the home folder. When I ...
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3answers
70 views

How to make two directories identical?

I have a Documents file in my home directory as usual. Now in my dropbox folder I have created a new directory named Documents. Now is there any way such that this two could be same? i.e if I update ...
3
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1answer
99 views

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 ...
5
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2answers
141 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
60 views

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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85 views

Output Directory Contents to File

I have a directory html. I would like to output the files of the directory, including the path, to a file. You can do something like this with the command: ls -R scripts/html > out.txt But the ...
1
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2answers
65 views

What are the original default files contained in the /usr/share folder?

Can someone please just give me a list of the default files and folders that you would find in /usr/share folder after installation? You would not believe how difficult this is to find.
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0answers
27 views

Home Folder, mouse right click and click on folder all fail (ubuntu 12.04LTS)

It just happens recently without any sign. When I click on the Home Folder, nothing shows up. When I go to the desktop, the right click of the mouse doesn't do anything. It seems that the "folder" ...
0
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1answer
219 views

File System on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

How are files stored in Ubuntu 12.04? In Windows, if you look at your local disk (C:), you will see that programs installed are traditionally kept in Program Files and Program Files (x86) if you have ...
1
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2answers
4k views

Moving directories

If I use the cp command to copy a directory A to the inside of directory B, will it double the amount of space that it takes up (directory A + copied version of directory A)? I can't imagine that ...
0
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1answer
125 views

How to remove duplicated directory?

I have two directory with same name of "Unread". ls -l drwx------ 1 vg vg 200 Aug 4 21:57 Unread drwx------ 1 vg vg 200 Aug 4 21:57 Unread when I rm/mv the directory named "Unread", one ...
1
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1answer
90 views

Where to locate a tgz file and contents of it?

I downloaded processing-2.0.1-linux64.tgz. In Windows, when I download a non-install software (.exe) I locate it under Program Files directory so that it stays with other software. I don't want it ...
50
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1answer
28k views

Differences between /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/sbin [duplicate]

I'm running an Ubuntu Server 13.04, but I see the same on a 12.04: I have six directories with command files. These are: /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/local/sbin What are the ...
0
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1answer
59 views

Why are python3 and python3.3 separate directories?

I'm working on getting pygame set up so I can read and follow Making Games with Python & Pygame, and when I was looking in /usr/lib, I saw that while python2.7 had a single directory, there were ...
6
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3answers
235 views

What's the difference between “cd ../” vs. “cd /..”?

What do these two commands mean? cd ../ cd /.. I am ending up in two directories upwards the tree on the first command and in the root directory from the second command. Why does that happen?
3
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1answer
721 views

My /opt directory is empty and the app lens is not working, what should I do?

I have 12.10 installed, and I was searching for Transmission one day in the apps lens. It didn't show up, and I was confused; I began searching more in the lens and realized no apps were showing up. ...
24
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4answers
21k views

Why are hard links not allowed for directories?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I am pretty new Linux world. I am really amazed when I try to create hard link for any directory and fail. I can create hard links for files inside file system boundary. I ...
0
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1answer
76 views

Folder shown as executable

I copied the content of a USB stick in a folder into an NTFS drive, and everything seemed right (the folder was accessible, etc.). But today, when I wanted to access this folder, the folder's icon ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Why are there infinitely many x11 subdirectories in /usr/bin/x11?

Why does the /usr/bin/x11 folder hold another x11 folder and when you open that x11 you get another x11 and then another and another? I did it about 6 times and got frustrated so I have no idea how ...
0
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2answers
4k views

No such file or directory (Not 64bits!)

I am cross-compiling a program on my PC (12.04) for my beaglebone (12.04 precise armhf). But when I try to execute the program on beaglebone: root@omap:/home/ubuntu/helloworld# ./helloworldtest ...
7
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2answers
15k views

Is it safe to delete a lost+found folder?

I have an empty seperate partition used for my vhd/virtualbox. mounted at /mount/win7. I've deleted everything now and there's a lost+found folder left over. It takes up about 5gigs Is it safe to ...
1
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1answer
705 views

How to safely remove default folders?

In the File Manager (Xubuntu 12.04), there appear default folders which I don't need (like Videos, Music, ...). Is it safe to remove them or might programs not work properly afterwards (like on Mac OS ...
0
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2answers
45 views

Is there a tool that lets you navigate to frequently used directories more easily?

Instead of using cd, pushd, popd, and cdable_vars, and CDPATH, I heard a while ago that there was a tool that "learned" the paths you most frequently navigated to and make shortcuts for those ...
1
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0answers
421 views

Why can't I access a directory on another device if it has more than around 500 files? [closed]

I am having an issue with Ubuntu Natty (32 bit version) trying to access a directory on a FreeNAS server (set up to share files using samba) that is also on the local network. It seems that if there ...
7
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2answers
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Can I change personal folder locations?

I did this in Windows 7. My Documents, Videos, Music and other personal folders are in D:\ because it is my media disk. In case of a system failure, I will always have access to these files when I ...
9
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3answers
877 views

Why are these directories called file systems?

/proc, /usr, /var, /home are called file systems. What does that mean? i thought there was only one file system (e.g. ext4)..
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3answers
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Use of /opt and /usr/local directories in the context of a PC

What is the difference between /opt and /usr/local directories and what kind of programs should be installed to them? I referred to Linux File-system Hierarchy but the explanation is not that clear. ...
8
votes
4answers
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Delete empty “lost+found” folder automatically if it's empty

Every certain amount of time, Ubuntu checks my filesystems and it creates several empty "lost+found" folders. Can I disable this feature? Is there any way that Ubuntu deletes automatically these ...
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349 views

Best place to put application files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 'Installing' Applications, where to put folders? Hello, Where shall I put applications which do not require install (extracted from archive)? E.g. java based ...