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

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Deleting folders and files from a directory

How do you delete all folders and files in a directory and subdirectory?
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Automatically cd into directories?

In the terminal You use cd ../../........ to get to wherever you want, But I am lazy, I am wondering if it is possible to automatically cd into the directories if the command is simply the directory. ...
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Where has the .themes folder gone?

I'm now running 13.04 and wanted to install some of my favourite themes, but found that the folder .themes was just missing. Does it work to just make the folder?
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Upload folder with subfolders containing files

I am new to ubuntu. Ubuntu caught my attention, because I tried to send a bigger attachment via Thunderbird. Now I want to upload a folder containing subfolders containing 216 files, overall 1,57 GB ...
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Open file or folder location directly when searching for it - Nautilus [duplicate]

I currently use nautilus as my default file manager. When I search for some file or folder, I also need to switch to the directory that contains the particular file or folder. It feels tedious to go ...
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How do I create a path shortcut?

I have a very beginner question. I would like to create a shortcut to a directory that is global so that when I do something like cd $dir It will take me to the specified directory. Or if I am ...
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LaTeX filepaths in Ubuntu

I'm sorry, this is quite a specific and esoteric question, but I thought if anyone could help... Well, anyway, last night I used ls to look at a directory and noticed some junk hidden files I didn't ...
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Mounting a directory

I have a directory in the /dev dir called media/windows. I need to mount the /windows directory to a ntfs file system partition in /dev called sbd1. I have tried mount /dev/media/windows /dev/sdb1 and ...
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Direct file downloads based off file extension?

Is it possible to make it that whenever I download a file, it is redirected to a certain folder based on its file extension? Eg, *.jpg, *.gif, *.png, etc, that it downloads to my pictures folder, *....
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How to make folders ' seen' by PLEX

When I want to add a folder to PLEX I cannot find it. I have 2 harddrives in my computer. Ubuntu 13 installed on the 120GB SSD and another 1TB normal harddrive which contains 1 Folder called 'Films'. ...
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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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Flatten directory with incrementing names

i need a bash script for flattern a directory with same names, and get an ordered output after a conversion. input folder structure: /in1/file1.wav /in1/file2.wav /in1/file3.wav /in2/file1.wav /in2/...
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What is the best directory for script files?

I have my own shell script files and I want to run them in terminal, keeping them in /usr/bin folder. But my question is: which directory is best for keeping files of my own script? I want to use this ...
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Problem with creating folders on Gnome app menu on Gnome 3.8

Trying to create AppFolders by dragging one icon to the next but nothing seem to work. I am running Gnome 3.8.
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Cannot create a directory to /home

Is it normal that I can't create directories in /home partition as a normal user? Example: user@pc:/home$ mkdir test mkdir: cannot create directory ‘test’: Permission denied Is that normal?
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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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How to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the “Places” menu of Ubuntu 13.04 “Files” application?

I can't seem to find a way to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu in the most recent "Files" application of Ubuntu 13.04. The procedures used with "Nautilus" in the previous ...
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Enable desktop wallpaper change with elapsed time [duplicate]

Is there a way to randomise the ubuntu desktop wallpaper with time for each displayed wallpaper. This will randomly select a wallpaper from the pictures folder and display it for the specified time ...
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Lock icon in external drive's folders

When I attach the external hard drive, the folders have a lock icon on them and i am unable to delete them. I tried to use sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME but to no avail, this did not work. Please ...
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Contents of Downloads folder are gone ubuntu 12.04

My downloads folder was there till evening. I went to my room and did a ssh onto my work machine and I find that the downloads folder is empty. I have some important files in downloads folder. Can ...
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How to reopen the folders that were open before shutdown? [duplicate]

I know how to configure it on Windows but don't know if Ubuntu has this feature. Is it possible?
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How to create a permanent link to your Windows desktop on Ubuntu?

I want to have a way to easily access the desktop of my Windows user account from my Ubuntu account on my dual-booted machine. Of course, I can easily create a link on my Ubuntu desktop to the path ...
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What's the difference between “cd ../” vs. “cd /..”?

What do these two commands mean? cd ../ cd /.. I am ending up in two directories upwards the tree on the first command and in the root directory from the second command. Why does that happen?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Can not remove directory

I am using dual operating system on a single machine- windows and ubuntu. There is a folder in windows C:\ProgramData\Folder_name which seems to be a virus to me, as it does not get deleted whenever ...
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How to wildcard directories and all files in them

Lets say I wanted to wildcard directories and then wildcard all files in those directories. How would I do so? I know * is to wildcard all files, but I don't know how to wildcard directories. For ...
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Setting permissions for home server directories

I am fairly new at all this. I have set up a home server using an old laptop and Ubuntu 12.04 to stream media to my LG TV through their DLNA system called MediaLink. This is being done through Plex ...
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How can I protect parentheses passed to a cd command?

I asked here how to make cd protect spaces. Tab completion is great, but sometimes you paste the path from the clipboard so this is useful. The solution breaks with parentheses however. No matter how ...
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virtual directory to ubuntu on windows?

Is it possible to create a virtual directory in windows that links to a directory on an Ubuntu 12.10 server? If so, how? I'd like to do it this way because it slows me down to constantly save & ...
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I am owner of a folder but cannot access it

I have a folder with my notes about the system inside. I am logged in as user1 cd masternotes produces: bash: cd: mastersnotes: permission denied whoami produces: user1 ls -l produces: drw-rw-...
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How to delete a folder from Ubuntu One?

I would like to delete a folder in the Ubuntu One menu. I deleted the folder in my computer, but the folder still appears in the tab folders Ubuntu One. How to remove the folder completely?
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Why do iWork documents appear as folders on Ubuntu One and Ubuntu?

I'm uploading to Ubuntu One part my Mac drive and there are some files from iWork that are uploaded as folders. So instead of myfile.pages I get a folder with the name myfile.pages on the Ubuntu drive....
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How can I list the files in other (non-current) directory?

If ls lists the content of the current directory, is there a similar command that list the content of a non current directory, without using cd?
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Where is the steam directory folder in 12.04?

I've checked in the home folder but this is all I see.
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How do I copy and paste files from one directory to another using the mouse?

On Microsoft Windows, I right-click on the file and choose "Copy". I place my cursor on the target directory, right-click on it and choose "Paste". The file will be copied to the target folder. It ...
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How to monitor folders visited by a user?

I'm working on a project trying to auto-bookmark folders based on how frequently a folder/directory is visited. I have searched exhaustively as to how to monitor folders visited by the current user. ...
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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 directories ...
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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 user:...
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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 ...