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

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How to quickly move into and from deeply nested directories through CLI? [duplicate]

We know that using cd <directory> will open the directory, if it exists! Also, cd .. will take us up one level from the current working directory. But, when we have a nested dir with longer ...
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folder not shown when being created by command line

I have an issue when I am creating a folder by command line. I create it by typing: mkdir TEST and it does not appear on the graphical desktop view. But if I type the command "ls" in the Terminal I ...
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How do I arrange files in a folder in some particuar order?

I have saved a set of drivers required for Windows in one of my hard-disk partitions. Now I want to arrange them in some particular order such as BIOS Drivers Applications I want the order of ...
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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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Where is the Spark home directory?

I followed the official installation guide and installed spark on my Ubuntu 15 system. I can run .bin/pyspark without any problem. But if I want to write a .py script and put it somewhere, so that I ...
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Differences between ls and l command [duplicate]

I've accidentally stumbled into the l command in ubuntu which is pretty similar to ls, although the output is slightly different. For instance, the output of both commands in a directory with the ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 and Active Directory

I've been following the 'SSSD and Active Directory' documentation in order to try and add an Ubuntu Server to our Windows AD domain for user authentication. Configuration goes well until the point at ...
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What command can delete folders older than X days or X months?

I know a command to do the same with files, but what about folders (and all the files in it of course)?
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How do I run a python script whenever a file is created in a directory?

So, I'm trying to do this, somewhat, simple task, but I have not been successful yet. I'm hoping that changes now. The goal: Run /var/www/lager-scanner/filer/pluk_script.py whenever there is a new ...
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I changed the name of one of the folders in my home/user folder

I changed the name of one of my folders in home/user by accident and I don't know what it was called previously. It contains another folder in it called i686-pc-linux-gnu-library. according to file ...
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move terminal out of home directory [closed]

To make a long story short, (trying to install lightscribe), It has installed to computer>opt>lightscribe>simple labeler> (launchbrowser.sh), which is a root folder. I am trying to open a terminal and ...
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Ubuntu freezes when renaming folders

I have the same problem with every version of Ubuntu (from 14.10 to 16.04). If I press "Enter" very fast after renaming is finished Ubuntu freezes. It asks me if I want to kill the process and after ...
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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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Display all the folders which do not have any sub directory [duplicate]

How do I display all the folders which do not have any sub directory using the terminal?
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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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cd shows incorrect “no such file/directory” message

I'm running a crouton root on a chromebook, and the cd command refuses to work. I've looked at similar problems, and I'm certain that I'm entering the command and arguments properly. But it still ...
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The regular install for snphylo uses an old version of PHYlip so i seperately instally the 3.96 versions

I am installing phylip as part of snphylo and i cannot get this script to run. When i cat src it says that there is no such file or directory... is there any way around this where i can still get ...
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How can I change the icons of many folders?

I have a collection of films on my computer and every film is stored in its own folder with image of its cover. What I would like to do is to change icon of each folder to icon of film's cover. Is ...
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How do I access my home folder in a separate partition that has been mounted on a new version of Ubuntu

I ran into problems when I was using Ubuntu 14.04 my log in screen was looping and I checked on-line and saw a solution that told me to try chown -R $USER:$USER sudo so apparently I recurrently ...
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How do I navigate between directories in terminal?

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and have tried changing to folders/directories with some difficulty. Could someone explain why the following commands failed to change to the desired target folder/...
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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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Copying a dynamic home directory to a new drive [closed]

I am running a weather-based web-server using Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. Recently the 2TB drive that runs the OS (/dev/sdb) started producing disk-error messages. There were (2) 2TB drives in the server ...
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How to open a folder (with GUI) from terminal?

I want to place a link/shortcut/launcher in my unity panel (ubuntu 12.10). I followed this tutorial on handytutorial.com to create a custom launcher and drag it to the panel. I just need to know ...
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problem in running teamviewer11

i installed team viewer using following https://www.teamviewer.com/en/help/427-how-do-i-install-teamviewer-on-my-ubuntu-system link. after installing, while running in sudo it shows-- Init... *** ...
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Why opening a folder via a shortcut makes Audacious to start?

I have very recently decided to use Ubuntu Mate. I installed Audacious and whenever I open a folder via its shortcut (placed in the panel) Audacious runs by itself and starts to scan the folder opened....
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Execution permission to all files created under a specific Directory by default [duplicate]

I would like yo know if there is any method to provide execution permission to all files created under a specific directory by default. i.e, If I create a file say foo.sh under a directory ...
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were are my Bluetooth files stored?

I downloaded 148 files from a friend, and was able to open only 6 of them. Where are the rest saved? I have tried finding them in: videos -> photos -> album -> saved files My storage shows ...
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How to check the md5sum and sha256sum of a directory (an entire folder)? [duplicate]

In the terminal it's easy to find the md5sum of a single file, but how about for an entire directory? And would the same apply to sha256sum?
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How to delete all files in current directory but keep files in subfolders

I have a structure like this file_1 file_2 ... file_n folder1/ sub_file_1 sub_file_2 I only want to delete file_1, file_2 and file_n but keep all folders and files in them.
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How to make the newly created files inherit the directory's permissions…? [duplicate]

I need to give permission to a directory in such a way that, the newly created files should inherit the same permissions as the directory. You may find a duplicate for this question, but it doesn't ...
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How can I list only folders with no sub folders in given path?

Problem:I have given dir structure ├── kat11 │ ├── kat21 │ │ └── Dokument\ bez\ nazwy │ └── kat22 │ ├── kat31 │ │ └── Dokument\ bez\ nazwy │ └── kat32 │ └── ...
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Run a command for all directories [duplicate]

I have a lot of directories that contain some text files and I would copy all files (of all directories) in a new directory. I'm looking for a bash command that do this. How can I do it?
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shared folder no access permission denied

ubuntu 14.04 64bit on computer A and B. Lan crossover cable connected. Made manual ip address settings. Disabled firewalls. Wired connection works. I have read posts also here. It will not work. ...
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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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Can't Install Tor on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I tried to install Tor Browser by the instruction l found on Tor's official website. But I couldn't install it because of the following error come. My Input tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux32-5.5.5_LANG....
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How do I create a Quarantine directory from which programs cannot execute?

I have recently installed clamav, and I think I'd like to use the "move infected files option" to move any infected files it finds to my quarantine directory (/virusScan/quarantine, and yes, I own it) ...
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ubuntu-make didn't install in specified location

I installed Android Studio using umake android. It asked for a location to install it in. After the installation the location is empty. (I'm sure I'm at the correct directory) How do I fix this? How ...
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Open folders on USB drive over VirtualBox

I am running an application under Oracle VM VirtualBox. At the UXterm, I'm trying to install a driver from a flash USB drive. The driver is in the DCU-1.0.10 folder, on the F: drive (as identified by ...
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“Network Servers” folder mysteriously appeared on desktop, and cannot re-hide it?

The "Network Servers" folder somehow ended up on my desktop, and I can't re-hide it, or otherwise remove it from the desktop area. There is likely a simple solution, but I don't know what it is. I ...
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How do I get Caja on Lubuntu to show customized desktop shortcuts?

I need the ability to create a number of desktop folders/folder shortcuts and differentiate them by color or customized icon. This is what I've done in Windows for years. I'm trying to replicate ...
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Where to install programs

I understand that I have the /computer/usr/share path as well as the /computer/opt path. I noticed sometimes, like with programs such as Google Chrome and Teamviewer, they automatically installed ...
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When I create a folder in ~/ starting with a period, where is is located?

I'm told to make a folder and put a file into it, and the instructions read like this: ~/.foldername So foldername is the folder I'm creating and the directory that they tell me to place it in is ~/...
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How can I easily cd into a flash drive from cli?

Right now I am accessing all of my files from my native directories. However, I want to also use a flash drive for extra storage. In that case, what would my terminal command be to access my flash ...
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How do I create a folder for special downloads

I am 70 years old and brand new to Ubuntu. I am currently running v16.04. I want to download music scores to a folder that is dedicated to that type of file. Please, how do I do this? Please keep ...
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Invert directory structure

I made a horrible error in a very long-running computation. One part of the computation stores result files in a directory structure like so: path/to/first/[A,B,C,D]/[1,2,3,4,5]/outfiles And ...
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Unable to delete a folder, it keeps recreating itself

Ubuntu 15.10. I was attempting to get the webcam application "Cheese" to work. Some of the proposed solutions involved deleting a folder in my home directory: ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0. However, ...
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Prevent folder deletion for the owner of a folder

Let's assume that I have a webhosting server running on my ubuntu 13.04 system. For each customer I get that wants to host a website on my server I create a user and add it to a group called '...
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Delete folders that match name in different path

I have 2 folders in this situation, /ParentFolder/FolderName/Files.mp4 and /Mount/FolderName/Files.mp4. In essence anything in /ParentFolder needs to replace any folders with the same name in /mount. ...
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Copy/move a list of files to a directory while maintaining directory structure

I have Ubuntu 14.04 os installed in my system. Now I need to create a script for copying/moving a list of files and directories of a Magento module to another main parent folder along with ...