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

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Change folder permissions and ownership

I would like the user to have full rights on this folder (as well as all sub-directories and files in it): ~/.blabla currently owned by root. I have found numerous posts (in this forum and ...
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Is there a way to create multiple directories at once with mkdir?

If I wanted to create multiple directories (on the same level) and then feed it a comma seperated list of directory names (or something to that effect)?
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ls -l Commands Gives ? for Permissions

This is a movie file, .avi that is on an external hard drive. It shows up purple when I do: ls -l For some reason I'm not able to see it using a GUI (not admin/sudo). But it will show up using ls ...
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Installing Program in a Custom directory

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I want to install Steam on this 1TB HDD but the default directory to install is /usr/bin or something (which is on my 120GB SSD). I need a way of installing all of ...
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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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Locking a folder on a shared linux server

My college has a server set up for students and we all have a folder for our persona stuff on it (access via ssh). So I explored it a bit and found out I can access most of the folders of other ...
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find a file using the terminal

I am trying to find a directory, using the terminal and I am not sure where it is. I mean that i used the wget command to obtain the file and used it for installation and now i am not able to find ...
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Is there some way to decrease folders/icons size in Nautilus 3.18?

In the newest Nautilus 3.18 the smallest folder/icon size is really too big. Is there some way to hack (or something) this program and set a smaller one?
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How do I cd into a webdav share (so that I can ls)

Objective is to generate a text file listing all folders/subfolders/files in a directory on a network share (a website I manage). I've successfully connected to the server using nautilus (using path ...
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No such file or directory when chown on newly created directory

I'm a very new Ubuntu user (14.04 LTS) and this is my first question here. I am trying to follow the instructions from this Reddit thread about mounting an NTFS hard disk to use as a Plex media ...
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Could not enter folder /usr/share/icons/XX Error after folder copy

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10, downloaded icons from https://github.com/0rAX0/uniform-icon-theme. I got error: Could not enter folder /usr/share/icons/uniform-icon-theme-master. ...after copying the ...
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I found in a test “navigate to the bin directory, make a file of entries i find there and store it in your personal directory” [closed]

How do i get to bin because every time i try in terminal it says there no such file or directory as bin, ive tried cd bin, cd ..bin cd ../bin. I want to point out i have no idea what im doing and ...
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Cannot copy files in Ubuntu to external drive: names with special characters

I cannot copy a lot of files to my external drive because when I try to do it I get the error "wrong file name". I have seen that these files have special characters and I would like to know how to ...
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How do I move a whole album to a directory using middle characters?

im familiar with wildcards and ?, but what I want to do is move albums into their appropriate directories using the "(Disc X)" located in the middle of the file. So, I've switched to the directory of ...
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Create a link to a folder on the left panel of Nautilus file manager?

I would like to create a link to some new folder that I have in my home. The left panel shows docs, images downloads etc. But I would like to add my other folders that I created myself like university ...
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Properly set up java development environment

I am a java developer mainly coding on win environment. I am planning to move to Ubuntu and I would like to know what is the best way to setup my jave, ide, maven and others. Under Windows I would ...
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folder recovery error on ubuntu 14.04

I accidentally deleted a folder from my hard drive and am trying to recover it with extundelete but getting the below error. sudo extundelete --restore-directory /home/cmccabe/Desktop/ucsc /dev/sda1 ...
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Automatically do a two-way sync of two directories

I would like to do a two-way automatic sync between folders Directory A andDirectory B. This means that whenever a file in Directory A or one of its sub-directories is changed, that change is ...
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How to move files and don't break anything?

I have a file and want to move it somewhere. Before I move it, I need to check if it has any connections with other programs or links or environment variables. Is there any command or plugin which can ...
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How to make a line of directories with one command?

With the mkdir command if I want this location to exist ~/test/panda/fat when only the ~ part of it exists so far I have to do something like this: mkdir ~/test mkdir ~/test/panda mkdir ...
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Creating a shared folder between unprivileged users

This may be a repeat question, but I wasn't able to answer this specific question anywhere else. My school uses Ubuntu to run their server. My friends and I have accounts on the server, but aren't ...
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Tried to make USB stick from OSX

When trying to make a USB stick for Mac I got this error: MacBookPro-UserName:~ UserName$ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/ubuntu/USB-Overdrive-302.img ~/ubuntu/ubuntu.iso hdiutil: convert failed - ...
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What are the default permissions for the /usr/share/applications folder?

Accidentally typed in the following command and messed up permissions. sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /usr/share/applications
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Using the terminal, how can I see the directory (and files) in an external HDD attached via USB port?

Using the terminal, how can I see the directory (and files) in an external HDD attached via USB port? (I am a beginner so would appreciate simple instructions. I have tried to find the answer ...
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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 ...
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how to set automatic full permissions on the file in folder

How to set automatic full permissions on the file in folder? Suppose, I have created a directory and then put the bash script file in that folder. Now, every time I need to set the permissions, I ...
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Using Anjuta IDE for C++. Why won't it recognize the header file. Error main.cc Header.h: No such file

Error on simple class example. Why does it not find the header file? Also, if anyone has a breakdown of what the folders mean, I'd appreciate it. Anjuta No header file error
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Moved /etc folder to another place

I moved /etc folder to another place. Now when i use sudo mv command it says: sudo: uid 1010 does not exist in the passwd file there's a solution for it? it happenned in my vps by ssh. Format isn't ...
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Copy multiple folder and overwrite

i have two folders: /test1/film1/filmnew.mkv /test1/film2 /test1/film3 /test2/film1/filmold.mkv /test2/film4 /test2/film5 Now i want to copy all folders from test1 to test2. If the folder not ...
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How to create one directory in the tree of directories ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a little while ago and I consider myself a beginner. I get the following window: I wonder if there is any way to create a folder in the "Places" area in the tree of ...
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Limit the size of a directory by deleting old files

I have a IP cam which save its recordings in a specific directory named Camera1 in my Ubuntu Server 12.04. I would like to limit the size of this folder to 5 gigs, by deleting -say once a day- the ...
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Folders showing lock icon

Whenever I open my documents, all the folders in it are displayed with a lock icon. Therefore, I cannot delete any file or folder in it. I tried changing the root access using sudo chmod ...
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Can I edit a link to a .exe's target

I recently installed the original Half Life and was installing a mod for it when I encountered a problem. The tutorial for installing the mod says to create a short-cut to the original hl.exe and add ...
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program to access files on internal hard drive, windows [closed]

I would like a script that will rename the file Utilman.exe in Windows/System32 to NotUtilman.exe and renames cmd.exe to Utilman.exe . I am not asking for the full script, I am new (-ish) to Ubuntu, ...
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How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I would like to know if I can do any of the following and if so how: Make it so that a folder is not indexed but leave its contents indexable (so ...
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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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Meaning of “b” and “c” in file privileges description (output of ls -l)

Basic question regarding the ls utility. What do letters "b" and "c" mean at the beginning of the 10-symbol code describing the item privileges ? From what I understand, when typing ls -l, the ...
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How to find all empty files and folders in a specific directory including files which just look empty but are not?

Let's say that in my folder ~/list I have a large amount of folders each with their own sub-folders and sub-sub-folders etc, and there are lots of files almost on each level. However some of these ...
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Move all files and directories to destination directory

I have directory structure: ~/MYDIR/ /DESTINATIONDIR/ /DIR1/ /DIR2/ /file1 /file2 I need to move DIR1, DIR2,file1,file2 to DESTINATIONDIR What is most elegant and optimal way to do this ...
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Zoom in file window (ctrl +)

I'm a new Ubuntu 14.04 user and I have a small problem. When I zoom using ctrl + + or - in a folder window, for example in the videos folder, the icons zoom in and out, but the text doesn't scale ...
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How to make sure that folder got full permission

I'm new to ubuntu, I asked before to get full permission to a folder and I followed this command sudo mkdir /var/szDirectoryName sudo chmod a+rwx /var/szDirectoryName to get full permissions to a ...
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How can I give full permission to folder and subfolder

I'm new to Ubuntu and need to create a new folder in /var and need all users on the machine to have full permissions to this folder. How should I proceed?
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How can I change the default directory for gnome-terminal without editing .bashrc?

How do I set the default working directory of a gnome-terminal opened via Ctrl-Alt-T or via the Launcher or any other quick means to a gnome-terminal? Presently it defaults to ~. I know about ...
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shell script to move a set up folders into one folder and timestamp it

I have a set of folders (let's assume at /home/20161, /home/20162, /home/20163) which have been timestamped already. at the end of the day, I'd like to collect all of them and move to a main ...
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giving a short name for frequently opened directory via terminal [duplicate]

Every time I wish to move to a directory I use very often, I must type this long directory path: cd /media/prasanth/01D0F888E7BC91801/github projects or I must use the gui to get into the folder ...
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Samba #networking

I have some issue with linking up 2 subnet to a folder. I have 2 PC with different subnet go through a same switch. example PC1: 192.168.28.2 PC2: 192.168.10.2 They both need to access a folder, i ...
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How to create a new folder from a terminal with administrative permissions?

I want to install JAVA, but the installation instructions ask me to create a new folder, called /java/, into the standard /usr/ folder. But this folder is blocked. I mean, I can not to create a new ...
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What is $Recycle.Bin in LS output?

If i do LS and see $RECYCLE.BIN and try to TAB complete $R I get $RANDOM clearly I am an idiot, but breaking things is how I learn :) I deleted $RECYCLE.BIN and lost a bunch of files. Now ...
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java's config directory is taking 2.5 GB. Can I delete it?

the directory is /home/shahar/.java/.config, this config folder is 2.5. from looking inside it relates to many programs on my system. but what would happen if I delete it? and would it just go back to ...
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where are the files and dirs “recently used” stored?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, all the gnome applications (such as Nautilus, Evince, gedit, firefox) can access "Recently Used" files and directories, when opening files in them. I wonder where the ...