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

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Hierarchy in Launcher?

Help! My launcher is full! And scrolling through the icons is so painfully slow! Is there any possibility to apply a hierarchy in the launcher? Some folder-like icon where you can put in a bunch of ...
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weird change of owner for user home dir when installing vettle

All of a sudden my home dir turned to be owned by user '1016': drwxr-xr-x 96 1016 1016 20480 Apr 2 2010 albert drwxr-xr-x 32 guest guest 4096 Mar 16 13:46 guest I don't understand how that ...
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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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FTP server with active directory integration

Can anyone tell me a FTP server with active directory integration ?
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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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How to make a directory permanently writable?

I am using LAMP stack for development and I have a problem with making /var/www permanently writable. I use this command: sudo chmod -R a+rwX /var/www This works, but after putting a web app and ...
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changing a directory

In terminal I want to change a directory to something with a # sign in it. For example #filename.chat and can't seem to remember how to do this. From the command line I think it is suppose to be cd ...
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Folder permissions changed automatically

Hey guys first of all I searched a lot on this site but didnt get any exact answer to my questions. Dont know something happened automatically and all the folders permissions changed automatically and ...
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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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Fail to log in Ubuntu for deleting my home folder

I moved my home folder("huangzhiwu") to /usr/share carelessly. Then after i noticed that ,i make a new folder named huangzhiwu in /home ,and moved all files from /usr/share/huangzhiwu to the new home ...
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Allow user and program to use a directory (read/write) outside /home

There is currently an issue with Mendeley in Ubuntu and ecryptfs home folders The only workaround at this time is to allow Mendeley to write/read to another folder outside the ecrypted /home folder. ...
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Directory Permissions / Create Mask (Samba) (Ubuntu Server OS Directorys)

I want to understand the permissions a bit more! So I have a few questions: Does this change the directory's permission? sudo chmod -R 0777 Directory And is there a list for the "create mask" and ...
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Virtual Windows 7 on Ubuntu host; Not able to share folders

I have a Windows 7 64 bit installed in Virtualbox on my Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. I have network running in both, and I would like to share my (Home\Dropbox) folder on my Ubuntu with Windows. But I haven´t ...
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Cannot Install Team Fortress 2, home folder too small?

I have very little experience with Ubuntu. I'm trying to install Team Fortress 2 but it keeps telling me that I don't have enough space. I have a 500gb HDD, and at least half of it is free. How do I ...
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user-dirs.dirs doesn't work

I put this in my ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs...but doesn't work (only the desktop part is working): XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="/media/E/Administrateur/Bureau/" XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Téléchargements" ...
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how to change the default view of folders to detailed view [duplicate]

is it possible to set default view of all folders to detailed view or list view , instead of doing it every single time and yeah, i am new to Ubuntu
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How can I change the default location of sidebar content folders to folders in partition shared by win7 & ubuntu

I have a partition named Storage which is used by both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 where I have my music, videos, pictures and downloads. I'd like to have the sidebar icons with these same names (eg. ...
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How to 'cd' to a directory found with 'find'?

I have a file in gmai.rb in the below directory: root@ubuntu:~# find / -name gmail.rb|more /media/aruprakshit/FA686DE4686DA05D/Rubyscript/gmail.rb But when i am trying to reach to the Rubyscript ...
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wrong use of #MV

I've a done wrong use of sudo mv command. Example: sudo Mv/home/USER/Downloads/piff.pdf /root/PDFs Then the directory /root/PDFs has been changed to a plain text file. I can undo the command? I ...
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How do I restore the default permission on a directory/folder?

I am using ubuntu 10.04,I need to give execute permission in www folder.But by mistake i gave execute permission in whole var folder.sudo chmod -R 777 /varThen i try to change it into normal ...
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How do I prevent directories mounted with 'bind' from appearing on 'Devices' on nautilus?

I have these lines in the fstab # binds /media/DataNtfs/Music /home/can/Music none rw,bind /media/DataNtfs/Pictures /home/can/Pictures none ...
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What does ./ mean?

What does ./ mean? For example: Does the following command mean moving files from Gapache2 folder to sites-available: root@ip-10-112-55-203:/etc/mds-1.2-beta4/sana/config/etc/Gapache2# mv ./ ...
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What is the difference between / directory and /root director?

In Ubuntu filesystem, there is a / directory which is called to be root directory and then again in that / directory there is a directory literally named root, what is the difference between them?
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Where does Ubuntu Tweak save the wallpaper?

I guess the title says it all. I would like to save the pictures to my external drive to use it on my other OS.
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Monodevelop, “no such file or directory” when trying to run a program

I wanted to try to write a C++ program in "Monodevelop" and i use Ubuntu 12.10 as a OS. But when i finish writing my program (any program) and want to actually run my program, i get this error: ...
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executing a .sh and ending in a different directory

I know there is a simple command for this, but I'm trying to run a file.sh, which contains lines like: mkdir $filename cd $filename the file executes, but ends in the file i began in. I know there ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Python modules

I want to install lxml on an Ubuntu VPS, but I'm having problems. There is no site-packages directory where I can put lxml. How I am supposed to install it? I tried doing: apt-get install ...
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Fluxbox: No folder icons in Thunar and PCManFM

I have an Ubuntu 12.10 installation and wanted to try out Fluxbox as a lightweight window manager. When I open Thunar it displays no icons for folders. I googled and made sure I have a .gtkrc-2.0 in ...
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Why can I not save files with firefox? [closed]

Am using Firefox 18 (also tried 19b2 from launchpad repository). When trying to save a file or website to a specific directory, I get error message ... could not be saved, because you cannot change ...
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Remove Documents and Pictures

Is there a way to remove the 'documents' and 'pictures' options from my personal folders. I have a work machine that I need to upload some files from but don't want to give that machine the option to ...
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How do I give www-data user to a folder in my home folder?

I have a folder: /home/myuser/folderA I want to give www-data user write access to the above, while 'myuser' continues to have normal access (as it is myuser's home folder anyway). Which commands do ...
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Desktop icon for network

Very new to Ubuntu 12.04 which I just installed on a laptop but I was wondering how I can get the folder in Browse Network to appear on my desktop and dock? Allowing me to be able to click on the ...
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Hide certain files and folders? [duplicate]

Selected Files/folders: I don't know who these files belong to, but I'm afraid deleting them might cause something to break. How do I hide these files and folders so that they do not appear in ...
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Why does /var/lock/tt-rss keep being deleted after reboot?

I use sudo mkdir /var/lock/tt-rss/ to create this folder which a program called tiny rss needs. But if I reboot Ubuntu, the lock and tt-rss folders no longer exist. It's as if Ubuntu is treating them ...
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Rename default user directories

Is it possible to rename default directories like ~/Documents, ~/Music, ~/Videos? Especially I want to rename Videos to Movies.
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Move home directory to another directory in Ubuntu 12.04

I want to move my present home directory to another directory in my virtual-box ubuntu 12.04 distro. Here is what I want: Right now my present home directory is located at /home/jhon. But I want to ...
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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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How safe to move some system folders into ram?

Here is my pc specs Based on this tutorial I made following changeds to fstab tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 tmpfs /var/log ...
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How to automatically associate DropBox folder with the theme?

In Faenza & Faience icon themes there is a dropbox icon for the folder of DropBox, but if I set my icons theme to one of theme nothing happens to the folder. So, I have to change the icon of the ...
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My /opt directory is empty and the app lens is not working, what should I do?

I have 12.10 installed, and I was searching for Transmission one day in the apps lens. It didn't show up, and I was confused; I began searching more in the lens and realized no apps were showing up. ...
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Can't find steam folder

I recently installed steam and TF2 via PlayOnLinux, and I need to find the steam folder, on windows it is on program files. Any ideas on where could i find it?? thanks
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Making Windows files inaccessible from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Ubuntu ask for password when mounting partitions? I've installed Ubuntu on a PC with Windows 7. Now since I want to make that PC a VPN server under Ubuntu ...
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Nitro Tasks files location

After trying to sync my tasks from the online Nitro client (on Ubuntu One), my local client ceased to work (blank window freezes on "loading..." when program is run). I'm trying to access the tasks ...
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/var/www permission problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”? I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, and Linux in particular. I want to use Ubuntu for web development mostly, so I went ...
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How can I restore template functionality after having deleted the Templates folder in 12.10?

As many I deleted the Templates on a fresh install. I followed the instructions in the accepted answer of What is the templates folder in the home dir for? I am running 12.10 and the proposed solution ...
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Where is the kernel directory for Ubuntu 12.10?

I need to run the following instructions: Run build.sh as follows from a terminal window, where /path/to/expanded/folder is where build.sh is located, i.e. ...
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Accidentally changed permissions of /opt, how to undo?

I have accidently unlocked a system file with the command: sudo chmod 777 /opt Does anyone know how to undo this action or to lock it again?
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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 ...
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Assign Group rights to folder

Hello I am new with ubuntu and I have a question. I created a user ABC. I created a group XYZ. I added user ABC to group XYZ . I have a folder mounted mydrive. I mounted it under as I have attached ...
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Can not see Wine's C drive

I have a problem. My Wine has a C drive, but it's invisible. When I try to locate it in terminal, I can see the path: /home/michal/.wine/drive_c/windows Problem is, when I open my user directory ...