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

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Making data partition default partition

Recently I installed Ubuntu and Fedora on my system. Each OS has its own partition and I made a data partition to save my personal files. Now in Ubuntu when I open terminal its default location is ...
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Does folder and directories has their own size?

I got a messege today that I have little free space left on my hard drive. I opened the utility/program which shows me how the hard drive usage, and I saw my "Downloads" folder is 10.4 GB. picture: ...
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Where can I find the Pictures / Music / Downloads folder icons?

First of all, I know this question seems very common. I know the /usr/share/icons/Humanity/places folder. So this is not exactly about it. On a fresh install, when you open Nautilus, you see your ...
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Folder with images in makefile

I have been using anjuta to make some programs. I have made a folder in the src directory of the program to store all the images and icons. ( /src/images/icons ) However when i build the tarball the ...
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Default permissions for /opt directory?

During the copying of certain program folders to my /opt directory I mistakenly changed the permissions of the /opt directory. At the moment I (current user) can simply write/copy files to the /opt ...
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How to list folders horizontally , like iOS, in Unity launch bar [closed]

It's possible to create a folders like iOS in unity launch bar? I mean, you can click on an icon, and then icons will appear horizontal with a few icons. This could save space on unity launch bar. ...
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Redirect file path “>>”

I have the function: function >> file.txt this creates the file.txt in my current directory. I have a folder log in the same directory, how would I request file.txt to be created in my log file (a ...
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Using GUI without root privelege

Total noob here, just loaded Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time yesterday. Loaded Cinnamon desktop also, to try out both it and Unity. I downloaded an application SMathStudio.exe into my Home/Downloads ...
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Inheriting parent folder's permissions

Okay. I've installed Ubuntu on an old laptop, which I plan to stick in a drawer and never open again, for use as a file and media server, and all is going well except that I'm having some problems ...
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Disk quota for a folder

I would like to limit the amount of data my Deja dup backup will try to put on its corresponding Dropbox folder, say limit it only to 500MB? Is it possible to set a disk quota on a file folder?
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No such file or directory (Not 64bits!)

I am cross-compiling a program on my PC (12.04) for my beaglebone (12.04 precise armhf). But when I try to execute the program on beaglebone: root@omap:/home/ubuntu/helloworld# ./helloworldtest bash:...
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Unity: Nautilus folder opens in background

I am used to open a folder from the keyboard with a shortcut. The alternatives are: Use Unity Dash with the shortcut SUPER + F to open the Dash File Lens Open Kupfer with the configured shortcut (...
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Is it safe to delete a lost+found folder?

I have an empty seperate partition used for my vhd/virtualbox. mounted at /mount/win7. I've deleted everything now and there's a lost+found folder left over. It takes up about 5gigs Is it safe to ...
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grep and cut in a cue file + mkdir creates a directory name with a question mark

I do this: var=`grep GENRE Billy_Cobham_-_Drum_\&_Voice_2.cue | cut -d ' ' -f 3` mkdir $var The file.cue interested line is: REM GENRE Funky+Jazz When mkdir creates the directory, the ...
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/media folder nearly full - /media/vids folder has 500gb free

Weird error. I have a 1Tb HDDmounted as my main file repository. It is mounted as /media/Vids. When I check properties of /media it says 2Gb free. When I check properties of /media/Vids it says 586Gb ...
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Removing a directory named after a file

I've been looking for a code snippet to place in a .sh that removes a directory named after a file. What I mean by this is I would like to move to specify a directory and then search it for a list of ...
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How can I rename a folder using the terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”? I need to rename it in the terminal because it is in the root directory in Lubuntu. I have a ...
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How to scan a folder with AVG via the command line?

I'm running avg anti virus on linux and I'm using only the terminal. So sudo avgscan / -a -H -c scans the whole disk, is there a way to scan just a specified folder (also scans for the folders within ...
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Move all files in several folders

So I unzipped a file with 1000+ folders, is there a way to "flatten" these folders? As in, grab all the contents from every folder and dump them into another directory.
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Is there any midnight commander alternative that allows me to see the folder size?

I want any alternative for Ubuntu 11.04 that runs on the command window that allows me to see which folder use up a lot of space. P.S. It's for my VPS.
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Configuring Dropbox on Ubuntu server

I've got a Ubuntu server running on an old laptop. The OS is on a 4GB USB drive and I use a SATA drive attached for storage. Now I wanted to set up Dropbox on this machine. I've got it running using ...
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Can I use ls -R to show up to 2 folder depth?

I have a folder tree that looks like this main/ main/34532-23423632-2354/what-i-want/sth/other/blah-blah main/54634-56345634-3422/what-i-want/sth/ .... main/...
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Where is the directory for your web contents using LAMP?

Okay, I have used XAMPP and Apache on Windows before, but I have never tried it on Ubuntu... On top of that, I am using Ubuntu Server with 12.04 with CLI, no desktop environment or GUI. I believe ...
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Can't create folder links from a fat32 partition

When I try to create links from several folders (created on windows 7) in order to put them on my personal folder, I get the following error: Error creating the link to [folder] - Destination does ...
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I want files in fat32 partition to be shown in my personal folder

I have a 25 gig partition in ext4 for Ubuntu, an NTFS 25 gig partition for Windows 7,a logical swap of 2 gig, and then a logical 60 gig partition in FAT32 which I've read is the correct file system ...
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How to add multiple directories to Xscreensaver?

What i learned from reading man page for xscreensaver MAN page that i will have to edit .xscreensaver under my home directory. In here there is option to set directory set with option ...
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How do I get the classic file structure display in 12.04 file manager?

New 12.04 installation: How do I set up a classic file access display, with drives and folders? I may grow to like the default setup but until then I would like the familiarity of the older system.
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How to change Vuze download directory?

How to make Vuze my default bittorrent program instead of Transmission and change its default download directory?
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Upload a folder?

I see that I can't synch a folder outside my home folder, but can upload a file that is outside my home folder. Can I upload a folder that is outside my home folder? (I ask because I have a dual-boot ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE - cannot open folder on desktop

I'm running Lubuntu with LXDE. When I double-click on a folder on the desktop, it does not open. The read/write settings are correct. Any idea what I could do?
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/build folder used by PEAR

I've just noticed a root directory (/build) which I can't seem to find any information for. It looks like it's some sort of staging ground for PEAR (PHP). There are only two folders of different php ...
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Is it possible to remove lock from a file locked through root

So I barely began to explore and learn command line, I found that if I download files while in root access the files are automatically locked. My question is if there is a way to remove the lock to ...
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file loss after change language

I loss my files in my Document, Music, Picture, Download folders after change the language in my User Account from English to my native language. How can I get my files back? Thank you.
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Root directory of the kernel

A newbie here. I am trying to set up Eclipse for Linux Kernel Programming. The guide says set the project location as the root directory of the kernel. Where's the root directory of the kernel now? ...
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Why does `cd downloads` fail with “No such file or directory”?

Running Ubuntu 12.04, while in a terminal, I type ls and see list of folders, including the downloads folder. I then type cd downloads, press enter. I get bash: cd: downloads: No such file or ...
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Adding Play Framework directory to my system path on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I am very new to the Ubuntu OS and I would need help with it. I am trying to install this open source platform called Play Framework, to install it I need to add ...
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What directory are applications installed into? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are my installed applications? Just a Quick question As i'm a newbie in Linux , im just curious that when you install any application through terminal or Software ...
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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Accidentally deleted /etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc1.d and cannot boot

I deleted /etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc1.d and I don't know what I lost. I know this is where my auto-start script live. Is there anyway to get these directories back? Also, there seems to be 4 or so other ...
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Hide backup folder from dash quickstart

I have a nfs file share where I put all my files (NAS storage) I also have a backup routine that copies the nfs file share to a local folder When I now start a file using the dash the system finds ...
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How do I search files from a different partition using the dash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to let Ubuntu index and find files on a different (Windows) drive when searching? I recently created a soft link to my Windows music folder so that whenever I click the ...
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Dropbox error - 'echo 100000 | sudo tee / proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches'

Dropbox gives me an error that mentions echo tee 100000 but then it disappears. How to fix or remove msg?
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Compiling on the desktop!! no?

so I have compile my first program today, with the help of the "askubuntu's members"..... thanks so much!!! ;) this is what I have compiled : https://github.com/treeder/logitech_unifier But now, I ...
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Is there a way to alias the command cd so that it protects the arguments?

When I run cd My folder There is an error because I have not protected the string. bash: cd: My: No such file or directory But this works fine cd "My folder" Is there a way to redefine cd as an ...
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Search for a string recursively whilst in current directory

I want to search all files recursively from the directory I am in for a particular string. I tried grep -r -i my_string and I tried it in a test folder with two tiny files but it wouldnt find the ...
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How to get chmod (octal) permissions of the folder in the terminal?

I can look in properties of this folder but I want to get properties fast and in digits (octal, e.g. 755, etc.) What am I to type in terminal to know the chmod of the file or folder I want?
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find a file using the terminal

I am trying to find a directory, using the terminal and I am not sure where it is. I mean that i used the wget command to obtain the file and used it for installation and now i am not able to find ...
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Fake program runtime environment

Is it possible to run a program in a fake environment? I have a tool that requires a certain folder to be in /mnt/cdrom. I have the all the files from that cdrom stored in another folder, say /home/...
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How to access Dungeon Crawl “morgue” (files for past games)?

I recently got a small game from Software Center called Dungeon Crawl and I can't figure out how to view my past games. It says the morgue file (of game'overs) is in the /home/owner/.crawl/morgue/ ...
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Can a directory belong to more than one group?

Can a directory belong to more than one group? (On windows it seems possible - but when I do an ls - it looks like there is only one group available.)