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

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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 ...
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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 rw,...
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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 ./ /etc/...
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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 python-...
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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 ...