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

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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 ...
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Problems syncing photos and strange effects of uploaded files from other devices [closed]

I have a Galaxy Spica (GT-i5700) Android v2.1, rooted with Leshak dev 7 #123. But never mind the root info, the problem would be the same unrooted. The photos from this phone is stored in ...
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How To Get Browser To Open From Same Folder?

I don't know how to make the title any more clear. Let me give an example - When I want to add an image to an article on my blog, I click "Browse" button in the image uploader, and then upload the ...
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I deleted a built-in folder in my home folder. How do I get it back?

I delete the Downloads folder from my home folder. When I create a new folder there called "Downloads", it doesn't have the proper icon, and it doesn't show up in the places sidebar. I tried adding ...
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Ubuntu One - How To download a complete folder to a Windows Machine?

To download Ubuntu One Files to Windows is done one by one. Is there a way to download a complete folder?
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How can I assign custom icons to folders?

How do I assign custom icons to folders, as well as the default folders Desktop, Downloads, Music, etc.? I know that one way is to assign the properties of folders, but I want to assign icons in the ...
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Where is directory for keyboard indicator flag picture in GNOME 3?

For unity environment, I know it is /usr/share/pixmaps/flags + change setting org.gnome.libgnomekbd.indicator to true, which is totally successful. But for Gnome-shell ,both default and classic, ...
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“Documents on XXXX's iPhone ” folder opens up when I plug in my iPhone

Everytime I plug my iPhone into my computer (Ubuntu 11.10) a folder pops up titled "Documens on Jamie's iPhone." How do I stop this? Initially it asked me what I wanted to do,but I must have hit ...
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Sort files on the filesystem

My MP3 player plays files in the order they have been placed onto the filesystem. Now it seems to Nautilus copies files in some random order, so when listening to an audio book or something I get all ...
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Ruined music collection with Banshee [closed]

You know the option in Banshee to change the whole folder structure of your music collection according to the meta date? I enabled that. Problem was that it only seemed to change it from the moment ...
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access denied for root user

I cannot save my .gih file into /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes/ directory. I encounter with "access denied" message though I am a root user. What must I do?
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Download folder, not a single file

There was one another question that was the same as mine but the answers were from 2010, so my question is: How can I download a folder as a whole and not a single file? I want to download my music ...
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how do I make nautilus to automatically suggest the folder 'Documents' for pdf files?

In Ubuntu 11.10, how can I set up nautilus so that when I select "Save as..." on Evince or some other PDF viewer, for a PDF I downloaded with the browser, it automatically suggests the folder ...
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How do I delete a folder generated by Foremost?

I used the Foremost tool for data recovery. It was taking too long so I decided to quit it. I closed the terminal and now it has left some folders behind and they have a lock sign on them. I want to ...
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Change folder permission

What permission should i apply to a folder so that everyone can see the hierarchy and all the files inside but they should not be able to read and write them. The folder can have multiple other ...
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How do I delete all empty directories in a directory from the command line?

Say I have a directory named "foo". This folder is full of other directories. How can I delete all the empty directories in one command?
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How do I put /home in a different partition?

Yeah, so I have 2 hard drives, on with 2 partitions(backups and windows), and I have another that also has 2 partitions with only one used. I have Ubuntu on hard drive 2:partition one, but I have come ...
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ubuntu one folder opens with movie player

I've upgraded to 11.10 and now almost everything opens with movie player instead of in folder:waste basket, ubuntu one folder, mobile phone when connected etc.what's the remedy?it's highly ...
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Inconsistency between folder in HDD and Ubuntu One folder

I have a folder in my HDD which has 2.4 GB. Ubuntu One says the sync is done, but the folder in the Ubuntu One service only has 466 MB, someone explain me that?
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How many files I can have on a single directory?

This question is related to this one. I work with animation, which generates a LOT of files (+/- 1,000,000) typically stored on a single directory. On Mac Os X, some bugs came up with more than ...
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Move /home to a different disk

Currently my /home partition and / are on different disks (configured at install time). Can anyone guide me to move the /home directory to the disk where my / currently resides in?
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Remember folder when browsing file

For uploading a file to the internet, I browse the folder to find a file. How to set ubuntu to remember the last folder browsed instead of opening the default home folder when trying to upload another ...
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How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus

How can I add a folder to the launcher for quick access to it. In this particular case I wish to drag it to the launcher.
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Music folder appearing twice on Dash

I installed 11.10 this week and, so far, this little detail have been bugging me. Since I moved my old audio files from a flash drive to the music folder, the music folder itself appears twice in the ...
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Downloads from Chrome or any shortcut from Places menu opens with Evince

When I try to open a file that has been downloaded from Chrome, or any folder in the menu bar "Places", evince opens with an error. The error does not occur when I open a file with a particular ...
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Safely remove folders that only Windows uses

I've been using an external hard drive in Windows, but now that I decided to switch to Ubuntu, I wonder if I can safely remove the folders $RECYCLE.bin, RECYCLER, $AVG and found.000
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Where is the .wine folder?

In 11.04 the Wine folder was located in /home/"username"/.wine but now that I've done a fresh install of 11.10 and reinstalled Wine, the folder is nowhere to be found. There is a .wine text file in my ...
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Is is possible to change the icon of a particular folder?

Is is possible to change the icon of a particular folder (like in MS windows XP, etc), so that it is easily identifiable and strikingly visible. please advise me.
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How can I change the desktop folder path?

I had some trobles upgrading to 11.10, and had to create a new user and copy some files to my old user to work. But now Ubuntu dont find my Desktop Folder. I need to change the path, so where can I ...
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How can I move the Ubuntu One folder to another partition on Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu One Sync for multiple folders, not just the Ubuntu One folder today I've installed the current release of UbuntuOne to my Windows 7 desktop, but the installer ...
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What is the best way to stop other users accessing my data, while still allowing them in my Public folder?

I only know of two ways to do this,, encryption and chomd and have some questions about those, as well as if there are any other ways. I want any given user have their data protected from any other ...
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Why can't I synchronize Pictures folder with Ubuntu One?

When I right click the Pictures folder, and go to Ubuntu One->Synchronize This Folder, nothing happens. As this page shows, the option should change to "Stop Synchronizing This Folder", but it ...
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Need a tool to compare the contents of two directories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: File and directory comparison tool? I'm looking for a tool(or anything that do the job ) that compare the contains of two folder and show the differences between them. ...
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Nautilus crashes when accessing some folders

Since the past few days, Nautilus has started crashing whenever I access one of the Documents, video, pictures, download folder. It does not happen when I access the home folder and other mounted ...
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Why can't I sync a folder from another partition/drive on Windows?

I'm setting up Ubuntu One on my Widows machine and I get a message telling me to select a folder in my C:\users\TJ directory. I keep nothing on my C: drive and I need to sync from a D: drive ...
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Why are these directories called file systems?

/proc, /usr, /var, /home are called file systems. What does that mean? i thought there was only one file system (e.g. ext4)..
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Ubuntu One folder vs Checking the “sync with ubuntu one” check box

What is the difference between dragging a folder over to the Ubuntu One folder for syncing and just checking the "synchronize this folder" check box on each folder I want to sync?
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creating .deb package but bad permissions into destination folder

I'm building a .deb package for my latest game, http://sundaycoders.host-ed.net/download.html. Everything is OK concerning files locations, menu entries and icon once deb package has been installed. ...
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Set default config files directory

Can i set default config dir in home folder? I dislike: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music /home/user/.progconf1 /home/user/.progconf2 I want: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music ...
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Looking for a script/tool for moving files and subfolders to directory by year

I got a lot of data over the years, and I'm looking for a tool that can get a folder name and then move all the files to subfolders by year, like: 2005 2006 2007 etc.. Anyone knows something or ...
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hard link to directory not permitted when root

I'm trying to create a hard link to a directory as follows root@...:/usr/share/tomcat6/logs# ln --directory /usr/share/tomcat6/skel/conf conf It fails with the following error ln: creating hard ...
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Change Desktop folder path

This is my first question here, I'm trying to create a little script, that change icons shown in Desktop. I mean, when I Click on a button, I would launch this simple script cp ...
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Is it possible to use album art as an icon for a folder in Nautilus Elementary?

I run Ubuntu 11.04 with Nautilus Elementary. Is it possible in Nautilus to use album art as an icon (miniature) of a folder where the album is stored?
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How can I move the default home folder directories to a new location?

I've got a user and I want to move all the folders that Ubuntu created in the user folder such as desktop, documents, downloads etc to different location. How can I do that? I'm using LVM: ...
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How do we know that a directory is apache writable?

I've been told that I should create a images folder and an assets folder, and that I needed to make sure that: "they are apache writable". I've also been told to make the app/runtime directory ...
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Can't find U1 folder in my Windows “My documents”

I just installed U1 on Windows Vista (Spanish language) and when I ask it to "open synced folders" it opens "user"/Documentos but there is no "Ubuntu One" folder. Should I create it? I'm worried about ...
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Create terminal to command

I have to create several projects with a folder structure, in those folders will be some files. Every time I have to create a project, I have to create a folder, copy folders and files from another ...