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

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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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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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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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How can you move a directory from one user to another?

I have directory in my folder called Kristens and I wanted it to move other user called Janis, how could I do it? Thank you in advance! If possible show some examples.
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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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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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/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 ...
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How to Search for Files Recursively into Subdirectories

I am trying to look for all XML files in a particular directory and all sub-directories (recursively) inside it. ls -R *.xml is only listing files in the current directory. I am quite sure, the ...
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Set default folder for screenshots [duplicate]

I take screenshots very often. I have a dedicated folder for screenshots, but I have to select it each time I take a snapshot with Ubuntu's default screenshots tool. How can I set the default folder ...
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Move home folder to second drive

I have 2 HDD drives in my computer. At the moment second drive is mounted as /media/storage. How can I move my user data from /home to /media/storage/home? Can I just move the data over there and ...
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Error with sudo apt-get -f install (ldconfig not found)

I am using 14.04 LTS. When I type sudo apt-get -f install into the terminal I get this error: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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How to search for all the files starting with the name “ABC” in a directory?

I need to search for files starting with some particular name. There can be multiple files starting with a particular pattern and I want to list all such files present in the directory.
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Display 'cd' accessible path to mtp device in Nemo

Nemo displays path to mtp device like that: mtp://[usb:001,007]/ I want to be able to copy path from Nemo to terminal and cd there. Maybe it's possible even with this path while escaping some ...
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where are the users in my ubuntu?

So I created 2 users in my ubuntu and now I can't find them.. Can someone tell me where are they placed? I want o configure they're information and permission for the sake of practice.
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Strange folder in my home folder after a failed run of BleachBit

A folder was created in my home folder (not by anyone), and I cannot see the folder contents. She has root privileges, but when the nautilus root access the folder is empty. When I try to remove it, ...
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Blender 2.70 not installed, but can open it, yet can't find it in dash or add it to launcher [duplicate]

I have downloaded Blender 2.7 and moved it to folder /opt and yet I can't find it in dash or place it in launcher. I have searched for solutions on the net, but I don't quite understand those.
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Print a list of “full” relative paths of all the files present in a directory and in its sub-directories

I need to print a list of "full" relative paths of all the files present in a directory and in its sub-directories. I used to do this with du and grep: du -a <path_to_directory> | grep -Po ...
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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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Moving program files to new portable hard drive on Precise

As easy as a question it might sound, a new user to linux has no prior knowledge to anything linux. So in general, i was wondering if there was a way to move all my program files from the C drive to ...
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how to delete locked folders/files

How to delete locked folders/files? When I try to delete them an error occurs: "Error removing file: Permission denied" I am root. See the image below to know what kind of folders/files. thanks
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nemo (maybe Nautilus) customizing folder display with pictures

settings: Ubuntu 14.04; nemo 2.4.5., Gnome flashback metacity I have a directory with more than one hundred folders, each for a composer (eg 1770-Beethoven) and corresponding image ...
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How to move all subdirectories to current directory?

I'm new to shell script programming. Suppose we have a file hierarchy like this: /A/B/C/D /A/B/E/F/G /A/H/I /A/H/J/K Note that here we not only have /A/B/.., but also /A/H/.... All letters are ...
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Ubuntu File and folder permissions

sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/lampp/htdocs output is chmod: changing permissions of .... Operation not permitted I want to give every permission to htdocs and all its sub-folders and to every file on ...
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Where do I find the local and the gedit plugins folders in Ubuntu 14.04?

I know this will be likely marked as a duplicate. But none of the answers in Finding the gedit plugin folder can solve my problem. It seems that I don't have a gedit plugins folder. Is there any easy ...