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

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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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Why is my partition claiming to be out of space?

My file system claims to only have 4.5 GB left. While my OS (a folder with in file system) still has 75.2 GB left. I put something near 130 GB on my Ubuntu partition, it should have enough space. I ...
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Purpose of /run/lock/ (empty except for ./whoopsie/)

My /run/lock/ directory is empty except for ./whoopsie/. I have understood /run/lock/ as a replacement for /var/lock/ but was surprised to find it entirely empty. Is whoopsie meant as a deterrent ...
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Which Folders To Include In backup?

I'm quite new to Ubuntu and want to create a backup. I'm really not sure what files and folders to include so that if I restore my system it will be as it is now. I can't seem to find good details of ...
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Create .desktop file as shorcut to a folder in Lubuntu LXDE

What is the "Exec=" part of a desktop configuration file for this? I guess I should mention file manager but how exactly?
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Nautilus - show folder size in List view?

In the List view in Nautilus, I can see datestamp, name, etc - but it would be great to add one more extra tab and make the size of everything contained in a folder visible at a glance as well. Is ...
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How to see photos shared in a folder in a sequence

Someone shared a folder with dozens of photos with me. I am in Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox 16.02. The only way I found out to see the photos in a sequence is to - download one by one (did not manage to ...
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Add folders to 'libraries'

I am dual-booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10. Now I have all my documents and media files in the windows partition/windows library. In windows, for example, in the documents library we can add a ...
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Nautilus tags/labels/marks/columns for folders/files

Is there any way how to mark folders or files with tags(or labels, new columns or whatever) in Nautilus? It would be nice to sort marked folders or files through this tags. Especially my first idea ...
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Using the terminal to open a folder which contains japanese characters

I need to use the terminal to open a folder with a Japanese title. If I use - ls to see the name of the folder, all it shows is: " ■ ■ ■ ■ " . The actual title is: " 源氏物語 ". What should I do? Thanks ...
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I'm unable to find /usr/share/plymouth/themes/

I'm thinking about customizing a theme for Ubuntu 12.10. The problem is that I've looked through the /usr/share directory and I haven't been able to find the Plymouth folder. What can I do to get the ...
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How to resize a folder name area in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am having folders on my desktop. The folders names exceed the folders icons. So that makes me difficult to read the folder names whenever I align all folders in a same line. What I want is to ...
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Go to the parent directory in Files/Nautilus Ubuntu 12.10

In Ubuntu 12.10 (Gnome3) they've removed the "go to parent directory" using Backspace. I was very used to it... I've seen in source code comments that they've removed this support and there are at ...
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Problems installing VTK on ubuntu

When i try to install VTK with command ccmake . I get these errors: CMake Error: The following variables are used in this project, but they are set to NOTFOUND. Please set them or make sure they ...
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Why are hard links not allowed for directories?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I am pretty new Linux world. I am really amazed when I try to create hard link for any directory and fail. I can create hard links for files inside file system boundary. I ...
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Change root user's home directory in Ubuntu?

Title says it all, how do I change the home directory of the 'root' user in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Changing File Structure

A lot of times when I'm unzipping files, I'll get a messed up directory structure that looks like /home/bob/myfolder/myfolder/otherstuff. Where the only thing that the first myfolder contains is ...
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Change directory colour displayed in the terminal

I would like to change the colour displayed of some folders when I do ls. Right now I have a directory with movies and I would like to be able to see the ones that I haven't seen in a different ...
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How to delete a folder from hard drive via xubuntu on usb?

I'm using http://xubuntu.org/ 12.10 on my memorystick, and i need to delete a folder from my C drive in my computer. The folder is in a simple place: C/WINDOWS/program files/"folder name". How can i ...
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How do I stop syncing a folder outside ~/Ubuntu One?

Yes I know this question is in the FAQ but is no answear for them - I read it and don't find anything. My problem is that I have a folder ~/linux and I had synced that. Then My Folders in "Ubuntu ...
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Folder shown as executable

I copied the content of a USB stick in a folder into an NTFS drive, and everything seemed right (the folder was accessible, etc.). But today, when I wanted to access this folder, the folder's icon ...
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Change file permissions for the entire folder

I am trying to change the file permissions for the entire directory. Presently all the files in the dir have the following permission, -rw------- And I wish to change it to, -rw-r--r-- I know I ...
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Ubuntu One Mac Beta: How do I move the Ubuntu One folder?

I've just installed the Ubuntu One Mac Beta client and it syncs a folder called ~/Ubuntu One. However, I don't want this folder in my home directory. How can I move it or rename it so that another ...
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How to copy a folder from /home/kevin to /opt

I have a new computer installed with Ubuntu 12.04. Then I want to install wireless driver named compat-wireless-3.5-3. Before that, the driver folder to /home/kevin. I want to install it on /opt ...
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How do I get my folders back on my desktop?

Using the 12.04 version. This morning the Update Manager popped up, I clicked it and it said some items will be un-installed and some will be upgraded and new ones will be installed. I did it and ...
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Language support problem

I have a problem with the language support in Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I want to install Spanish in my computer and the system isn't able to find or create the directory that will allow the system to actually ...
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How to create folders structure in shotwell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can Shotwell create a folder structure based on the event a photo is assigned to? Trying to sort my photo folder using shotwell, aside shotwell is good almost for ...
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Language support: Unable to install Spanish or French, can't create directories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: locale: Reset lost settings I wanted to install another language onto my computer. The thing is that they are installed and the software isn't able to find them or bring ...
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creating a keyboard shortcut to open a specific folder/directory

I have dropbox installed. So I would like to create a keyboard shortcut to open my dropbox directory in nautilus ? what is the command that I have to put in the 'command' field ? Thanks
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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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Setting folder permission so it isn't deletable, but everything else is allowed

I want to set permissions to a folder such that, when I'm normally logged in (meaning not as root), this folder isn't deletable, but I can still change the name of this folder and move in around in my ...
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Can you give me a step by step guide to change folder ownership from root?

I am really new to ubuntu and I'm so confused, so please excuse my ignorance. I have two drives on my computer an 80gig and 500gb. I have ubuntu installed on the 80gb drive but have all my media ...
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How to reverse file ownership and permission settings

I installed LAMP and WordPress on my system a week ago. Since I couldn't create Child Themes in WordPress and work with PHP folders for my other projects collocated in var/www without using Nautilus I ...
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Directory permission

I am running 12.04 x64 server on ext4 disk. There are two user groups 'A' and 'B'. For a specific directory, I would like to give its all permissions to user group 'A'. Also I would like to give only ...
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Assigning different directory permission for each different groups

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit server on ext4. There are four user groups - marketing, sales, admin and etc. I need to assign different permissions to /archive as follows: rw for the marketing ...
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React to a modified directory

In linux everything is considered as file, Now if I want to find only folders/directories not the files then how can i do that? I am getting all the modified files with the following command. find ...
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How to encrypt folders (not in Home)? [duplicate]

Is there a way to encrypt a folder, which is not in Home (/home/user/) but even in a different partition, so only my user can access/read contained files? Alternatively, I would like to understand if ...
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/ folder permissions

I've changed / folder owner from root to administrator account. Now no sudo commands are working. It used to show sudoers are in mode 04666 it should b in the mode 04000 Then i did something and it ...
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What does the l command do?

There is a command l available on my machine which appears to do nothing. which l also produces no output. Is this a real command, and does it actually do anything?
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Why are there infinitely many x11 subdirectories in /usr/bin/x11?

Why does the /usr/bin/x11 folder hold another x11 folder and when you open that x11 you get another x11 and then another and another? I did it about 6 times and got frustrated so I have no idea how ...
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Not all the icons have changed after installing a new icon theme in Lubuntu

I have installed an icon theme in Lubuntu. Icons have changed but not every icon. Folder icons are the same but there are many more icons for music folder, video folder etc. Opera has new icon, but ...
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Getting access to var/www [duplicate]

Very, very new user to Ubuntu and I've been searching for a long time without finding an answer. Probably I've gotten the answer but I don't understand it all that very well so I thought I try this ...
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How can I add a bookmark in my nautilus folder explorer

In Ubuntu 11 I just dragged the folder there. This seems to be not possible on my new Samsung ultrabook with Ubuntu 12.04 I've tried Ctrl+D and using the top menu but nothing happens and no error ...
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Can I make a downloaded file's folder be opened after Axel ended its job?

I prefer using Axel in Firefox through Flashgot but didn't yet make it the default, and keep it just for bigger files, because I cannot easily open the download folder as I can in the normal Firefox ...
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Impossible to select folders and files with mouse on 12.04

My problem is very simple apparently but a tricky one. I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04(1) along with the Gnome3-shell environment on my new PC desktop Acer Aspire X3995 (see config below). ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 External HD Issues

I am experiencing one more problem with my Ubuntu 12.04... I have an External HD (500GB) which is NTFS formatted. I connected this HD on my Ubuntu 12.04 and copied some files. When I connected the HD ...
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XUbuntu Shared Folder In VMware

How do I share folders between my Windows partition and Xubuntu 12.04 installed in VMware?
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Trash directory totally missing [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. I just found that there is no Trash directory at: ~/.local/share/Trash like explained here. Where is the Trash dir?
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How can I change a folder's icon by using a script?

I have in my Profile folder "Home" some specials folders as "Wallpapers", "TXT", etc. and I use, for those personalized icons. The problem is that, any time I reinstall Ubuntu, I have to assign again ...
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I am getting Input/output error while opening a folder in 12.04

I am getting Input/output error while opening a folder in 12.04. Also, I am not able to see file in another folder. I am getting below error. Please help me recovering the folder. Error: Error when ...