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

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Firefox bookmarks

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP netbook. I'm having issues with bookmarks in Firefox. If I create a bookmark and just leave it loose in the Bookmarks Menu, then it will work fine. However, ...
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Create and replace an existing directory?

I have a directory name foo located in ~/Desktop. Suppose I want to create a directory from a terminal with same name and in the same location. When I tried mkdir it gave an error: mkdir: cannot ...
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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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Could things be broken by adding a folder in /home

If I was to create a folder in /home with this command: sudo mkdir /home/newuser would it break anything because I didn't create it in the correct manner - adding a new user? Or would they system ...
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Active Directory / Map Network Drive / Likewise-open

The Situation: Windows Active Directory with a Domain, Users have specific private Network Drives automatically mapped onto their machine, when they log in on a windows machine. I want to achieve the ...
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Unable to create new folders on ubuntu

I fresh installed ubuntu with lighttpd & I wanna add a test file to check if my server works or not. But I am unable to do so.... I am unable to create files... When I right clicked & opened ...
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How to install Folders Under ubuntu places

How to install folders under places in Ubuntu 14.04? Don't suggest bookmarks. I want to create folder under places.
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Excludes specific files from all subdirectories when creating a zip file

I want to exclude all .zip files in all subdirectories of the parent folder I'm zipping but I doesn't work. I have check the man zip pages, this and this questions without success. I have tried: ...
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Move or Install Apps on HDD not SSD

I find a few threads that essentially say "you don't have to do that", so here goes: I already can find how to move the Home folder for a single user off my SSD. I think I have an idea how to do that ...
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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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Create full folder structure from “New document” (Templates) menu

If I create a folder inside Templates, when I click "new Document" > "myfolder" it does nothing. That is just a sub directory to organize the templates. But maybe it would be useful to create that ...
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no such package beginner tutorials

I'm using Hydro. I am new to this. I was reading the book "A Gentle Intro to ROS" by Jason M. O'Kane. I got up to the section "Creating a package". I was following the "create a workspace" and ...
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Hide and unhide folders

is there any way to unhide folders other than removing the "." in fornt of it. becasue i have minecraft and the folder which you install mods to is called ".minecraft" and its in /home/usr but i want ...
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Using popd without removing last value

How can I get the behavior of using popd without actually popping the last directory off of the stack? In other words, I want to navigate back to the last directory that I set with pushd, but I want ...
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Changing directory of binaries after compiling

I have downloaded a package which includes a makefile. Can I compile the program in the downloaded directory and then move the binaries elsewhere to use?
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Why use a named pipe instead of a file?

I recently read about named pipes, and I couldn't understand why they exist. I've read somewhere that using a named pipe is less time-consuming than using a file. Why is this so? The named pipes also ...
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How can I push a folder in the first?

I want to display a folder named "Work" in the first place in a folder. Unlike Android systems (which are UNIX-based too), assigning a symbol like "#" pushes it in the last. I cannot rename it or ...
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How to prevent data from being written into a directory?

Or: How to make a directory write protected, for all users until unlocked again?
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unrar folder with password (terminal)

i'm using this command to unrar folders: for file in *.part01.rar; do unrar x ${file}; done; but i don't know where to add the password in this command. because right now, this command wants the ...
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Compute folder size for a given file extension only

I have a folder containing all my PHP projects, I'd like a command that would output the folder size of each project but only for the *.php files inside it. Ideally the output would be something like ...
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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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root directory almost full but still lots of free space on the partition

some time ago I installed 12.04 from windows xp on a separate "linux" partition via wubi. this partition was allocated 50 GB. my problem now is that obviously the root directory does not have access ...
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Dropbox error - 'echo 100000 | sudo tee / proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches'

Dropbox gives me an error that mentions echo tee 100000 but then it disappears. How to fix or remove msg?
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using diff to compare a file and a directory

there is probably a simpler way to do this but I ran ls on the /media/user directory with no usb storage plugged in and saved the output to a file and I wanted to use diff to compare the file with a ...
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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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why does directory contain 2 hard links

When I create a new directory it contain 2 hard links and when I go inside to the new directory it contain two directories (. and ..) . has hard link count 2 and .. has hard link count 3, but I learn ...
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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can not access to directory

I tried to access Downloads direcory throught the command cd Downloads but its give me the following message : cannot create temp file for here-document: Read-only file system bash: cd: Down: No such ...
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What folder should I install Chrome in?

I just installed Chrome with these instructions on ubuntu 14.04. sudo apt-get install libxss1 libappindicator1 libindicator7 wget ...
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lockdir.exe open in linux

I have locked my files using lockdir.exe in my external hard drive when I had Windows 8 in my lap top. I know the password. But now I am using linux 14.04 and now I need to get those file but I cannot ...
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Where to put my own libraries?

I have my own header files and libraries, which I don't want to copy for every new project, since this makes fixing bugs or adding new features to the library difficult. So I want to put them in a ...
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How can I change the default location of content directories (eg Pictures, Templates, Music) in my home folder?

I have multiple users on my home desktop. I am content with most of the default user directories, however I would like to make one change. I would like to setup a common directory for Music (ie ...
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Write permission for Guest Session

What permissions should I set to a directory to make it accessible in read-write mode for Guest Session? I don't want to make it writable for everyone, just only for Guest Session, so simple: chmod ...
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What causes “bash: /bin: Is a directory” every time a terminal is opened? [closed]

This is initial screen I am getting on Ubuntu 12.04, when I open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T): That is, the text on the terminal is: bash: /bin: Is a directory chase@chase-desktop:~$ gedit ~/.bashrc ...
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Is locate output directory-dependent?

When I'm in my home directory and type locate *.cpp I get hundreds of results. Using the same command in (for example) ~/../forfun/netstream/, I see only a few results. How is this possible?
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Ubuntu background changer not showing new images in /usr/share/backgrounds

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to add some more wallpapers to it. So I copied some wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds. But the wallpaper changer (All settings --> Appearance --> Look) does not ...
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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 ...
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How to list all properties of folders

How to list the properties of folders in a directory. Like, I want to 'find ./ -type d' and at the same time 'll' them.
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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move terminal out of home directory

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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Cant delete folders with files in it:

When i try to delete folder with some files nomater how it don't allow me to delete it(when i right click the folder and click delete the option is active but does nothing), first i have to delete all ...
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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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How to periodically back up a folder on change?

I want to achieve the following functionality in ubuntu but I dont know how to do it. I need a daemon that periodically backs up a directory, say dir to another location by doing the following: ...
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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 ...
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Photo manager that organises by folder structure

I have my pictures very well organized on the harddisk, in this structure: Pictures Canon Holiday 2010 Sony Graduation 2000 Other Albums Steves Holiday 2010 Album Thus, I have a main ...
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climb up the directory tree faster

if I'm in a very deep directory a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/i/j and want to come back a/b/c, I have to use ../../../../../../../. Is there command I can pass through a number, e.g. cd up 7, to speed this ...
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How to share folders that are on a partition on a secondary hard drive?

Here's my situation. I have a desktop computer with 2 hard drives in it. Hard drive 1 has windows installed on it and pretty much has nothing to do with this, I think. Hard drive 2 has a partition ...
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How does one choose permissions for each folder?

I understand how to change the permissions on my folders using CHMOD and CHOWN but I'm not sure what the permissions should be. For example, the first folder currently gives full access to root, read ...
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Is there any software to maintain a track of all files in a folder. Like a database?

I am aware of a few that use tags and metadata but the actual database where the records are tracked is not accessible. I am interested in a simple spreadsheet that gives me a list of all files added ...
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Finding full path of a symlink'ed file (more quickly)?

Under Properties dialog window: Link target: the path of the original file is always shortened, due to a programed restriction of characters space, even after resizing the window, and therefore of ...