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

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Removing sources after building from them

Suppose, we've built some package from sources (configure make install). May we remove sources directory after successful building? Or it depends? On what, then?
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How do I search a particular directory with tracker-search-tool

I have directories like ~Work ~School ~Movies. Is it possible to search for files in only one of those directories with tracker-search-tool (or with tracker in general)?
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How are flags used in linux for file protection?

I am unsure about the term flags used in Linux as I have recently heard of them, whilst doing educational research. And from what I am aware of 'flags' is they are used within directory's to show the ...
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One of my folders disappeared [closed]

My folder Documents disappeared. I have to reinstall my Ubuntu and now I don't have access to my older folder. What I have to do?
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How do I specify several folders (/tmp and /var for instance) to mount in a same partition using the installer?

I my next Ubuntu installation I want to put /var and /tmp folders together in the same partition, but differente from /. It's possible to do this from installer menu? As far as I know you can only ...
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Folder browser: Copy to restricted locations?

Can I launch the folder browser as root so I can copy files to restricted locations?
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Clicking on a folder in docky opens banshee not nautilus

Somehow the action for opening folders has got confused. I think at some point I tried to open a folder with banshee, and now when I try to open a folder, it always ends up in banshee. This is ...
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How do I set the folders for Pictures, Desktop etc?

When I installed Natty from scratch, I decided to install it in my native language instead of English. It detected that I had folders like Pictures etc in my home folder, and prompted me if I wanted ...
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How to change directory at the end of a bash script?

In my .bashrc: function rnew { $HOME/.dotfiles/railsnewapp.sh $1; } Essentially, I call rnew from any directory, and it creates a directory in ~/code/appname, installs Rails into it, and then I ...
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How to recursively remove .svn metadata folders?

I have a Java project and it used a SVN repository, now I decide to change to GIT. However the problem is that SVN engine that I used created in every folder of the project the .svn metadata ...
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Can I unlock Mac folders from a USB stick?

I use a Macbook. The folders appear to be locked with a lock icon( like Music, Video etc.). The folders like documents seem to be working fine. I can't do anything on my mac as it is not booting but i ...
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My folders have been synced but I don't see any files

I recently signed up for a a 20 GB Ubuntu One account for 2.99 per month because I wanted to sync some of my Home folders. It's been a week now. My tomboy notes synced fine, but after selecting my ...
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Is there a better (closer to home row on keyboard) shortcut for the home directory in bash than tilde?

I don't like reaching for the tilde ~ key so often when I'm specifying file and program paths relative to the user home directory on the command line. Does anyone have any tips for cutting the number ...
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Use of /opt and /usr/local directories in the context of a PC

What is the difference between /opt and /usr/local directories and what kind of programs should be installed to them? I referred to Linux File-system Hierarchy but the explanation is not that clear. ...
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how to rename directories that are hard to type?

How can I rename oddly named directories without typing their full names? I've got 8 folders with very long foldernames and I only got these folders in this path /home/user/Downloads/ - Is there any ...
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Is it possible to create users that can only use one directory?

Now I've bought an Ubuntu Cloud server. I installed Webmin this morning, and now I have a question. Is it possible to create users that can only use one directory, SVN, FTP, PHP, Python, MySQL, ...
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What is the meaning of ~ in ~/somefolder?

I've been told to go to ~/.ssh and, actually, I did cd ~/.ssh and I got into it. However, I'm wondering: what does the ~ mean in this context?
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I can't get the directory contents to not be listed when viewing localhost/mySite

I have localhost/mySite/logs as password protected and it works using .htaccess and .htpasswd, but additionally I would like to have localhost/mySite to not list directory contents. I've tried doing ...
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Where to put One-Off Computer-Wide Software Folders?

I am pretty new to Linux so pardon the ignorance. I am installing an application (a wiki server) on my system but am not doing so through aptitude as I can only grab a tar.gz of the package. This ...
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Launches the audio player whenever trying to open any directory

Am a new linux user and recently installed ubuntu 10.10 on my netbook.however it has this strange bug where whenever i click to open any directory instead it launches the default audio ...
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Photo manager that organises by folder structure

I have my pictures very well organized on the harddisk, in this structure: Pictures Canon Holiday 2010 Sony Graduation 2000 Other Albums Steves Holiday 2010 Album Thus, I have a main ...
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Folder tagging?

Is there any program that can tag folders? I have different files within a folder and there are to many folders, if I could tag each folder (contrary to tag each file) then it would be very easy for ...
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Where does the video we play on YouTube go?

usually, the video I played on YouTube completed I can find it on temp folder, but now nothing inside there after being played completely.
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VMware sharing folders between Win7 (host) and Ubuntu (guest)

What is the best way to share a folder between Win7 64bit (host) and Ubuntu 10.10 (guest) in VMware player? I can setup the sharing just fine (using vmware-tools), but all shared files are root:root ...
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Changing from one file to another

I'm told to go to /home/jbander/Downloads, so how do I do that, I assume you do it in terminal but what do you do next, I can get to home but that is it. How do I go from one directory or file or ...
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Functions of xdg-user-dirs

What are the functions and capabilities of xdg-user-dirs? In particular, I'm interested to have the folders it creates on a different partition instead of the whole Home.
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Does a mountpoint have to be an empty directory?

Or does it overwrite the existing data in the mountpoint? Or is it just un-accessible?
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custom icon in “Places” menu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, but I know the basics. I read the "How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?" but it didn't help, did the option #2 since I want to specify it for a single ...
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Gaining access to a folder which requires you to be the admin/owner?

Hey there, I'm trying to install a gedit plugin called zoom, and in order for it to be picked up by gedit it needs to be extracted in this folder /usr/lib/gedit-2/plugins. My problem is I can't ...
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Error with APE Server Installation

I was trying to install APE-Server from the .deb file at the ape-server homepage (www.ape-project.org) and I ran into an error so wanted to try removing the installation and reinstalling. I did a ...
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Is there a tool to encrypt a file or directory?

What's the most popular way to encrypt individual files or folders?
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How to customize “Move to” Directory action structure?

When i right click on one Directory there is move to action, and there is only two options, Home folder and Desktop Is it possible to customize this action to many more or another one?
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Is it possible to exclude a file or folder from being synced, while it is in a directory that was synced?

I synced a folder called "travel". I want to exclude a file in this folder from being synced. Is this possible? Do the other big syncers, like dropbox and mozy, have this feature?
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Can't change folder background

I tried to change via dragging from the Backgrounds and Emblems window, but the icon just goes back to that window rather than changing the folder background.However, I can change the task bar by this ...
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Shared location for all python interpreters

is there a shared location for all python interpreters? I want to install a module so it becomes avaiable to all interpreters (2.6, 2.7, 3.1). Thanks you in advance, rubik
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Setting up a shared media drive

I want to have a shared media drive be transparently usable to all users, whilst also sticking to FHS and Ubuntu standards. The former takes priority if necessary. I currently mount it at /media/Stuff ...
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Play video files in a local Lan folder with KDE

I'm trying to play video files in a LAN network folder from within dolphin. These are Samba folders which I can access, delete files and write and copy from. The same video files play perfectly with ...
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How can I detect and delete all lost configuration folders?

Over the time there is an increasing number of hidden .configuration folders in my home folder. Many of these come from applications I only installed for testing or from applications that I don't use ...
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Ubuntu chroot “No such file or directory”

I have a web application where I create some folders on my server and put executables there. Then I try to run them with chroot but I get a message that access is denied there. I tried chmod -R 777 ...
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Online folder ordering different than my PC?

The folders are shown online (by web browser) sorted by Capital letter first then by lower case. This is not the case with Nautilus 2.30.1. For example; online: Apple Frog Mat bean cool dog ...
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How to enable a symlink in this case

I cannot categorize this question under ubuntu since it has nothing to do with it. But I know people here can definitely answer this. I login to one of my deployment boxes using SSH (no ubuntu here). ...
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Move home folder to second drive

I have 2 HDD drives in my computer. At the moment second drive is mounted as /media/storage. How can I move my user data from /home to /media/storage/home? Can I just move the data over there and ...
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How to close multiple nautilus folders that are opening automatically after login?

Every time after I login into Ubuntu 5 folders from the same path (/usr/share/applications) are opening automatically I searched in Nautilus Help and I couldn’t find anything related to my issue. ...
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Ubuntu One Sync for multiple folders in Windows, not just the Ubuntu One folder

I may have misunderstood Ubuntu One as a service, but this is how I had pictured it. At home, I tagged a few folders with the "Sync to Ubuntu One" tick and it started uploading. Now back at work, on ...
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Move files in subdir to another dir

I have a directory : ../Music with a lot of music files in a lot of subdirectories. How would i move all the files in the subdirectories to another directory ? Thus, i only want to move the files, i ...
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Can't access Ubuntu's shared folders from Windows 7

In Ubuntu Maverick, I've shared some folders using the Nautilus "Sharing Options" GUI. I can see them from Windows 7, but when I try to access them (from Windows) it asks for a username and ...
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Shared Folders in Virtualbox

I have a Win7 box with an Ubuntu 10.10 VM accessed in Virtualbox. The Ubuntu install has the ex4 filesystem. Can I access the shared folders in both Windows and Ubuntu without corrupting the data? ...
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In which directories does GNOME Do look?

I have 2 launchers for an application with the same name but that do different things. I'd like to delete one of them so that the one that comes up in GNOME Do is the right one. The problem is that ...
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How can I change the default location of content directories (eg Pictures, Templates, Music) in my home folder?

I have multiple users on my home desktop. I am content with most of the default user directories, however I would like to make one change. I would like to setup a common directory for Music (ie ...
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How can I add specific folders to Places in mintMenu?

How can I add specific folders to places in mintMenu?