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

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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 ...
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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.