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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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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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2answers
48 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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60 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 ...
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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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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
181 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 ...
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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
96 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 ...
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1answer
79 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 ...
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1answer
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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
55 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 ...
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3answers
187 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
579 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. ...
0
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1answer
71 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
726 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 ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
559 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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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 ...
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0answers
376 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
857 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. ...
7
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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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336 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 ...