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Access to different directories

I have recently moved to Ubuntu 12.04 and noticed that in some directories I can't even create a directory or file (e.g:/var/lib). I know about the command chmod, but is it appropriate to use it in ...
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A folder suddenly disapearred

Today when I download something at website, suddenly jump a tag, ask me there is a problem about ubuntu system, whether continue, I click continue button , then I find my download folder disappear. I ...
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Grant permission for new created files inside folder automatically

I have a folder which permission is set to 777 but when I add any files or folder unziping in that folder. Extracted files or folder permission never change . For a clear picture: -> Distination ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 opening dialog hangs too long when opening files,folders, anything?

Every time i open any file, or folder, basically anything, there is an opening dialog on my panel, like Opening this and that. And even when file is opened, opening dialog hangs there for another ...
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folders content in properties goes through a loop

When I select several folders and right-click properties, the content (files and size) takes a huge amount of time, because it keeps starting from zero. For example it counts the files (and size) ...
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Find directory and delete it's content but not itself

How do I find a directory and delete all it's content but not the directory itself? find -type -d -name 'Tmp' -exec rm -rf {} \; But this also deletes 'Tmp' directory. Thanks in advance.
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Find out where the directory is in Linux?

When I executed the command to give the pid of my processes running, it gave me like this - user@machineA:/$ ps -eo pid,command | grep exhibitor | grep java | grep -v grep 1615 java -jar ...
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Cannot add folders from my computer to be synced

on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, when I open the Ubuntu One client and click "Add a folder from this computer", then select the folder I want to sync and click "Open", nothing happens. The folder does not appear ...
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PLUG software confusion

I have a fender Mustang II amp that has a Linux version of the Fuse softare,called PLUG. The instructions tell me to type two commands into the source directory. I cant find that anywhere. Is there ...
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Is my folder encrypted?

I have 12.04 Server with encrypted /home directory. I moved 50gb /xx folder from my root directory to my home directory /home/xx It did this instantly. The question is: Is that /home/xx now ...
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How to delete this file?

I am trying to create a directory .ebextensions. Ubuntu 12.04 is telling me that there is already a file with that name; however, I have searched for it, and nothing comes up. I really need to create ...
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Unable to create new folders on ubuntu

I fresh installed ubuntu with lighttpd & I wanna add a test file to check if my server works or not. But I am unable to do so.... I am unable to create files... When I right clicked & opened ...
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Change program call directory

I have to versions of a software (Tecplot). When I write "tec360" in the terminal it brings me the old version. How can I change the program call directory so that it will bring me the new version?
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rmdir on my machine doesn't have the -r argument

I checked the man page for it using man rmdir and all it has is --ignore-fail-on-non-empty, -p, -v, --help, and --version. What am I missing? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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directory access priveilege question

Let's say I get this as a result of ls -l: -rwxrwxrwx 1 user user 0 Nov 19 20:13 file4 What does the 1 mean? Im asking because I had 2 folders set up on my server working just fine, and they had ...
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vi /etc/network/interfaces no such file or directory

When I install initial configuration in Ubuntu 12.04 Server, I type this command to change the network interface card (NIC) from using DHCP to a static IP: vi /etc/network/interfaces out put is : ...
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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 ...
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Nested Sequence of Directories!

When I searched for a file where one could (semi)control brightness I accidentally found a nested sequence of directories like below aneesh@nb-14:~$ cd /sys/class/graphics/fb0/device ...
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How to allow Guest session to access /home or other directories? [duplicate]

I want the Guest session to be able to access /home, maybe as read-only, and other directories as well.
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How to reopen the folders that were open before shutdown? [duplicate]

I know how to configure it on Windows but don't know if Ubuntu has this feature. Is it possible?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Can not remove directory

I am using dual operating system on a single machine- windows and ubuntu. There is a folder in windows C:\ProgramData\Folder_name which seems to be a virus to me, as it does not get deleted whenever ...
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Where is the steam directory folder in 12.04?

I've checked in the home folder but this is all I see.
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weird change of owner for user home dir when installing vettle

All of a sudden my home dir turned to be owned by user '1016': drwxr-xr-x 96 1016 1016 20480 Apr 2 2010 albert drwxr-xr-x 32 guest guest 4096 Mar 16 13:46 guest I don't understand how that ...
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how to change the default view of folders to detailed view [duplicate]

is it possible to set default view of all folders to detailed view or list view , instead of doing it every single time and yeah, i am new to Ubuntu
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Rename default user directories

Is it possible to rename default directories like ~/Documents, ~/Music, ~/Videos? Especially I want to rename Videos to Movies. Thanks in advance!
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Where is eclipse platform plugin folder?

Today I installed Eclipse via sudo apt-get install eclipse-platform. Now I need to access the plugins folder and can't manage to find it anywhere. I don't have much experience using ubuntu, so I don't ...
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Can't find steam folder

I recently installed steam and TF2 via PlayOnLinux, and I need to find the steam folder, on windows it is on program files. Any ideas on where could i find it?? thanks
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Delete all files with certain name in entire directory

I have a directory that I want to delete all the .svn folders in all of its subdirectories. Is there a command that can do this without me having to go through each individual subdirectory and delete ...
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Problems installing VTK on ubuntu

When i try to install VTK with command ccmake . I get these errors: CMake Error: The following variables are used in this project, but they are set to NOTFOUND. Please set them or make sure they ...
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How do I get my folders back on my desktop?

Using the 12.04 version. This morning the Update Manager popped up, I clicked it and it said some items will be un-installed and some will be upgraded and new ones will be installed. I did it and ...
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Language support: Unable to install Spanish or French, can't create directories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: locale: Reset lost settings I wanted to install another language onto my computer. The thing is that they are installed and the software isn't able to find them or bring ...
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Impossible to select folders and files with mouse on 12.04

My problem is very simple apparently but a tricky one. I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04(1) along with the Gnome3-shell environment on my new PC desktop Acer Aspire X3995 (see config below). ...
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I am getting Input/output error while opening a folder in 12.04

I am getting Input/output error while opening a folder in 12.04. Also, I am not able to see file in another folder. I am getting below error. Please help me recovering the folder. Error: Error when ...
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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 ...
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Unity: Nautilus folder opens in background

I am used to open a folder from the keyboard with a shortcut. The alternatives are: Use Unity Dash with the shortcut SUPER + F to open the Dash File Lens Open Kupfer with the configured shortcut ...
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Removing a directory named after a file

I've been looking for a code snippet to place in a .sh that removes a directory named after a file. What I mean by this is I would like to move to specify a directory and then search it for a list of ...
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Where is Python source code?

I have Python 2.7 installed for learning purposes (I'm a starting programmer reading 'Learn Python The Hard Way') and wanted to know how some things were done. I installed it from Synaptic and want ...
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How do I search files from a different partition using the dash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to let Ubuntu index and find files on a different (Windows) drive when searching? I recently created a soft link to my Windows music folder so that whenever I click ...
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What is the difference betwen creating a Private encryped folder and encrypting the whole Home directory at the time of Installation?

Which method is more preferable in which situation ? Which process poses less stress over the cpu ?
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646 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 ...
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How to 'link' two music directories when dual booting Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 ?

I'm dual booting Win7 and 12.04 and I want to link my two music folders together. Basically I want the contents of my Win7 music directory to appear in my Ubuntu music directory.