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

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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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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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Convert 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 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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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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How can I see a folder's exact size in bytes?

I have a folder with 40 GB of dozens of directories and stuff, and I want to see the exact size of the root folder in bytes .. I have tried using this, but it shows the size in kilobytes: du -s ...
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Can't change folder permissions using `ispconfig` [on hold]

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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Can i copy directory structure with files but without their contents? [duplicate]

Copy_dir already exists, you can skip the -p argument to mkdir since find will traverse the directory tree top-down.
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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 to get back lost folders?

I want to know how to find any folder which has been deleted by accident. I cannot find my Document, Pictures and Video folders in $HOME. They just disappeared. I tried doing cd ~/Documents from 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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where is /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ directory in ubuntu

I am trying to setup usb gsm Modem. I can't find /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ directory to put driver configuration file. In ubuntu where can i find this directory? I want to put ...
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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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500 OOPS: cannot change directory: /home/user/public_html, VSFTPD error

I setup VSFTPD on my Ubuntu server 12.04, it worked very good. Until I tried to change the permissions of the user so the user couldn't go in the / directory and only in the directories inside ...
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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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Unable to create new folders on Ubuntu and Permissions tab is all greyed out

I freshly installed Ubuntu with lighttpd; I want to add a test file to check if my server works or not. I am, however, unable to create files: when I right clicked and opened the "Permissions" tab I ...
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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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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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Difference between 'dir' and 'ls' terminal commands?

I've been trying to find the difference between using the dir and ls commands in terminal. I know ls is the traditional unix method of viewing the files in a directory, and that dir is the windows ...
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How to find the directory of a USB port

I am trying to find the name of the second USB port in my computer in the director /dev/ since I am trying to find where my AVR micro-controller programmer location to execute this command: avrdude -p ...
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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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How to enable profile manager from thunderbird directory?

I'm attempting to follow these instructions, but no luck.
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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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Is there a standard place for placing custom Linux scripts?

I am developing a set of scripts, which I want to be present for all users, when I set up a server. But I don't want them in the standard locations like /usr[/local]/[bin],[sbin] etc. Is there some ...
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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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Clementine - how to work with folders as filters

I would like to know if it is possible to work with folders as filters on the music library in Clementine.
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Shell script to check url

I am trying to write a shell script to check for the existence of a particular directory in a particular domain name. For example, I have a web site named www.example.com. I want to check whether the ...
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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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Unnoticingly I deleted a directory. Is there a way to recover it?

I found something over the internet here https://www.howtoforge.com/data_recovery_from_accidently_deleted_files_or_crashed_drives_in_ubuntu ...
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mv: Directory not empty

I want to move content of a directory within another directory with the same folders. Here's an example: I have ./backup wich have the directories base and test. Now I want to move these directories ...
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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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How to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the “Places” menu of Ubuntu 13.04 “Files” application?

I can't seem to find a way to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu in the most recent "Files" application of Ubuntu 13.04. The procedures used with "Nautilus" in the previous ...
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Where is usr/local?

I ran the following code in a terminal: python -c " import sys sys.path = sys.path[1:] import django print(django.__path__)" This returns the following path: ...
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Creating folders in /usr/share folder

I need to create a folder in the /usr/share folder to manually put a program into it. How do you create a folder in the /usr/share folder manually?
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Changing directory

~$ cd downloads bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory ~$ ls Desktop Downloads Music Public Videos Documents examples.desktop Pictures Templates ~$ cd downloads bash: cd: ...
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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 ...
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/opt folder missing in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install Eclipse "by the book" in /opt, but when trying to access /opt, it seems that /opt directory doesn't exist in Ubuntu 14.04: $ cd /opt/ bash: cd: /opt/: No such file or directory ...
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What folder contains the Wallpapers for 14.04 [duplicate]

Trying to find the folder that contains the Wallpapers for 14.04, I want to use some of them on my other computers.
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Identical folders have different sizes

I have to separate external usb HDDs from different vendors. I use Ubuntu LTS 12.04 and according to udisks, both have the same block size, 512, and the same file system, NTFS. Now I've copied a ...
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Set default config files directory

Can i set default config dir in home folder? I dislike: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music /home/user/.progconf1 /home/user/.progconf2 I want: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music ...
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Recursive directory listing of /proc

I'm trying to obtain a recursive directory listing of my filesystem using the command $ ls -alRc from root directory. Everything is running fine except the /proc directory listing, which results ...
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change directory, subdirectory, folder and file permissions in ubuntu GUI

I am having problems installing, upgrading and deleting Wordpress plugins on my VM-Virtual Box LAMP server. I have read that the issue has something to do with permissions that are assigned in my ...
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What is the meaning of “ch //” [duplicate]

I accidentally typed ch // instead of cd / and it worked. The strange thing is that pwd returns //. But the content of // dir seems to be the same as root folder. So is // a special directory? If so ...