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

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Can we have Mac like 'labels' on UNITY? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to tag folders with colors? Is there any app that could set label color for individual file/folder like in Mac OS X?
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How can I make a hidden file/folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I hide directories without changing their names? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to make a file hidden. How do I make for example a .docx file or a directory ...
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How can I select a whole folder to upload when using Ubuntu One files for Android? [closed]

If I want to sync my phone's data to my desktop, how can I select full folders? There is the opportunity to add some files, but I'll have to have it synced just like the phone's pictures are bundled ...
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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 One (Windows 7) not syncing folders other than the default one

I can sync the default "Ubuntu One" folder without issues, it's just other folders that I add that don't sync at all. They show up on the web interface with a different grey icon but when I click on ...
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Home folder button “buggy” after opening specific program (Maple 15)

I've recently done a fresh installation of Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (not wubi). I had no problems, until I installed the program "Maple 15". Once I open Maple, the Home-button at the bar to the left, ...
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Hidden files showed in the dash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hidden files are shown in Dash Hidden files (With (.) before the name) are showed in the dash. Is there any way to fix it? The Ubuntu version is 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.
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Slow folder opening due to folder scan in XFCE

Is there a way to turn off background folder scan when opening a "Home" icon on XFCE desktop? This takes time due to a lot of files in home folder (source repos, why not).
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kubuntu move encrypted home dir to new SSD (keep encryption)

I already found how to move my encrypted home dir to new hd, but I have a comprehension question. So when I installed kubuntu 11.10 I choose to have an encryption (I think there was only possible to ...
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Where can I find the .png or .jpeg of the music, videos, documents, etc. folder icons?

I made a link to the Music folder (for example), and the folder is not the same music folder icon in the home folder, but it's a folder with a black arrow on it. Where can I find the picture files for ...
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Need owner permissions for root folder

Actually i'm trying to copy some business purpose files into root folder but it's not allowing to access the root folder. When i'm trying to change the permissions of the folder, its showing that you ...
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How can I see a folder's exact size in bytes?

I have a folder with 40 GB of dozens of directories and stuff, and I want to see the exact size of the root folder in bytes .. I have tried using this, but it shows the size in kilobytes: du -s ...
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How to delete all the files with a certain extension from a folder and all of its subfolders?

I want to remove all the .jpg files from my Music folder in order to save room. My Music folder contains subfolders, and I would like to know if there is a command to remove all the .jpg files from ...
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Desktop directory not opening

I am completely new to Ubuntu or any distribution of linux altogether. While using the terminal, when i am in the /home/username directory the ls command shows Desktop and Download directories but the ...
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How to encrypt individual folders?

Let's say that I have a folder, within my Documents folder, that has files I want no one to access without a password. Is there a way to lock down that folder so that it's password protected / ...
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Difference between 'dir' and 'ls' terminal commands?

I've been trying to find the difference between using the dir and ls commands in terminal. I know ls is the traditional unix method of viewing the files in a directory, and that dir is the windows ...
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Same phone, different folders

I'm sharing Ubuntu One with my girlfriend, who has the same smartphone as me. As a result both the phone's pictures end up in the same folder. Is there a possibillity to use different folders?
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Can I delete one of my old ubuntu folder?

I installed ubuntu on both of my laptop and desktop and logged in ubuntu one using the same account.Now on my laptop I can see the sync folder of my desktop although I have already uninstalled ubuntu ...
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How do I print a batch of word files in a directory?

I am trying to print out 40 or so different .doc files which are in a directory. There is no right-click option to print them all out if I select them. I don't want to open each one and then print ...
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Moving mobile phone Pictures directory

I use an iPhone and when Ubuntu One syncs my photos it creates a directory on my computer called 'Pictures - muffin' in the home directory (muffin being the name of my iPhone). My home directory looks ...
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Nautilus scripts in top level of contextual menu

Is it possible to have Nautilus scripts appear in the top level of Nautilus' contextual menu, rather than in a Scripts folder?
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Adding Ubuntu to Active Directory with Likewise Open

I have a problem adding my Ubuntu server to AD. I followed this great tutorial but it fails on join command: sudo domainjoin-cli join myDomain.com Administrator. It gives me this error: Error: ...
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Can a folder have 2 or more owners?

Can I set 2 or more owners for one folder? For example: 2 users can read/write, DC group users can read, others can't see How to I achieve the above configuration on that folder?
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Document folder on sidebar points to Ubuntu One/Documents

Whenever I click on Documents on the Computer Menu, it directs me to the Documents folder I had in Ubuntu One (which I have uninstalled) and I get the following error message: Could not find ...
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How to delete files/folders etc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I have to do before giving away my Ubuntu machine? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I intend to sell my laptop and therefor I am looking for some ...
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Nautilus doesn't display contents of the home folder when launched as root

It shows the desktop symbol but it doesn't show the files on my desktop neither. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME shell.
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How can I view the number of files in each folder in Ubuntu one folder?

I think, it would be nice, to see the number of files in each folder, to know if the synchronization of Ubuntu one is finished or not.
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Where should I put programs that I download so they're available to all users?

Is there a convention that says where I should put programs I download if I want to make them available to all users? Blender, for example, appears to have a compiled executable, but also other ...
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How can I change the icons of many folders?

I have a collection of films on my computer and every film is stored in its own folder with image of its cover. What I would like to do is to change icon of each folder to icon of film's cover. Is ...
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On Win XP, Ubuntu One picks “wrong” homefolder

I've installed UbuntuOne on a Win XP laptop connected to our company network. UbuntuOne doesn't let me sync folders on my local drive, but insists on me picking them from a network "home" folder which ...
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Need to skip lost+found when using find

I am new to Ubuntu and I do not have alot of experience with Linux/Unix, so please bear with me while I try to get through this. I have a camera system that records footage and takes screen shots and ...
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Separate but united Home directory

My hard disk is separated into 3 parts. 1. system 2. home (my stuff, work and such) 3. swap The original idea is that i can reinstall and/or configure and/or experiment with the system without ...
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How to get back lost folders?

I want to know how to find any folder which has been deleted by accident. I cannot find my Document, Pictures and Video folders in $HOME. They just disappeared. I tried doing cd ~/Documents from the ...
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Home folder has limit on size, how to remove it?

How to understand that picture? home 6.4% and user folder 100%
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How can I quickly access my music from the desktop?

Any suggestions on how can I play music files directly from the desktop without opening file manager? For example: In Windows, I can do it by adding a directory toolbar to the taskbar.
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Synapse does not show folders

I recently installed synapse to compare it to gnome-do. But except for the home folder, synapse does not show any folder on my system - even if I type the exact name of that folder. gnome-do shows all ...
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How to make Downloads folder behave like a temp directory

In order to reduce disk space usage, I want to automate a temporary clean in my Downloads folder. I figured two ways to do so: 1) Changing the configurations of firefox, etc. to save files to /tmp/ ...
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Can Shotwell create a folder structure based on the event a photo is assigned to?

I have found here on AU and elsewhere that Shotwell can import files and organise them into folders/subfolders by date (yyyymm, yyyy/mm/dd, and so on). Can I import files, assign them to events, and ...
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How to get a encrypted folder with passphrase

I have some data that I want to encrypt in a single folder. I only need it rarely, so I would like to be asked for a pass phrase every time. Preferably I could still back up the folder encrypted, and ...
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Recovery of deleted folders in home folder

By accident I've removed some folders (they were empty) in my home folder. I've created a new ones but they doesn't have proper icons etc... how can I recreate them step by step?
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What command can delete folders older than X days or X months?

I know a command to do the same with files, but what about folders (and all the files in it of course)?
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Will this 'find and delete' command work with the asterisk even with quotes?

I want to run a command similar to this where AVI files older than 7 days will be deleted: find "/home/user/videos folder/*.avi" -mtime +7 -exec rm -f But as you can see, the videos folder has a ...
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Unity bar Personal Folder Icon open a new icon on the unity bar when clicked

Since Ubuntu 11.10 the Personal folder Icon of unity bar act differently than 11.04. In 11.04, when clicked, it opens a file manager window pointing to the personal folder and it is still associated ...
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Can I have an icon on my desktop housing multiple folders?

I'm trying to clean up my desktop. So far I have a few folders for class notes, mounted files (iso) a shared folder for the network, etc. I'd like to be able to have an icon on my desktop that i ...
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How can I change a set of files Permsissions from Root to user

I copied A set of BlueJ files from /usr/share/doc/BlueJ to a ~/BlueJ directory however the files in folders are set to root permission and read only I need to be able to read/write them. So in BlueJ ...
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Directory bookmarks for open/save files in Matlab

I have Matlab 7.11.0 (R2010b) under my Ubuntu 10.10. Every time I need to save a new file edited in its editor, Matlab starts from my $home address, so I have to manually go directory by directory ...
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Find file or directory in whole directory structure

How can I find a file with a specific name in bash. I want to search through the whole system. I tried with find, but that only work through one level.
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Create a link to a folder on the left panel of Nautilus file manager?

I would like to create a link to some new folder that I have in my home. The left panel shows docs, images downloads etc. But I would like to add my other folders that I created myself like university ...
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How to copy a directory from your home to a system wide one

I want to use the file manager to copy a directory from my Desktop to the /opt directory. When I run gksudo nautilus, I do not see anything in the Desktop directory. If I open Nautilus normally from ...
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Subfolders not syncing in Ubuntu One

I've set a folder to sync, which has two subfolders, each of which has many subfolders as well. The main directory (the one I've set to sync) has synced onto my other computer but is devoid of its ...