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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.)
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How to hide files and folders in Nautilus?

I want to hide, most of the folders in root (/) using Nautilus. Probably the only folders in / I want shown are /home and /tmp. In addition to hiding folders, I also want to hide two files: ...
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How to make a password protected folder without any software

I would like to make a private folder. so how can I password protected folder without any additional software?
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What is the difference betwen creating a Private encryped folder and encrypting the whole Home directory at the time of Installation?

Which method is more preferable in which situation ? Which process poses less stress over the cpu ?
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Share folder between users

I have created a folder in / that I would like to share between users in a certain user group on my system. After changing ownership of the folder from root to myself and changing the group ...
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How to change folder icon

I would like to change a folder icon to a .ico file How to do it ?
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Inheritable chmod permission from parent directory

I have a directory named cache in /var/www, where I need to provide permission in following way: sudo chmod -R 777 cache but that's not enough because PHP script automatically creates ...
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Broken file permissions when using ubuntu as guest system (vmware)

I'm using ubuntu as guest system on my vmware and I've got following problem: If I copy files from the host system (windows) into the shared folder sometimes it happens that the file permissions are ...
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unable to find cgi-bin directory

I am following this tutorial and it is asking me to save proxy.cgi in the /var/www/cgi-bin directory. There is no directory in www with the name cgi-bin. Do I need to create a directory there? I ...
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How to safely remove default folders?

In the File Manager (Xubuntu 12.04), there appear default folders which I don't need (like Videos, Music, ...). Is it safe to remove them or might programs not work properly afterwards (like on Mac OS ...
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How to 'link' two music directories when dual booting Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 ?

I'm dual booting Win7 and 12.04 and I want to link my two music folders together. Basically I want the contents of my Win7 music directory to appear in my Ubuntu music directory.
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Find the installation directory of OpenCv

I need to find the installation directory of OpenCv so that I can add it's path to PKG_CONFIG_PATH so I can run OpenCv programs the problem is I don't know where to look for it since I'm completely ...
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how to change directory?

I've downloaded your-freedom in Home /local/Freedom I need steps of how to go there in terminal as to launch the software please! am a beginner in Ubuntu so could you please HELP ?
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Is there a tool that lets you navigate to frequently used directories more easily?

Instead of using cd, pushd, popd, and cdable_vars, and CDPATH, I heard a while ago that there was a tool that "learned" the paths you most frequently navigated to and make shortcuts for those ...
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Cant ubuntu dash search files from every partition of my hard drive?

Lets say i have divided my hard disk in three partitions A B & c & i have chosen A to install Ubuntu, B to keep all my movies & all my songs in c folder. Now dash can find all my files ...
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Trash folder not showing files

how the topic says I can't view my Trash folder in nautilus. I have read all tips here for the same bug but any answer was effective for solving my problem. This issue persist since upgrade to ...
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rc.local runs .sh file in wrong directory

In rc.local I added a line for my shell file I want to run on boot: /direc/tory/<fileName>.sh The script looks like this: #!bin/sh wget "http://somesite.org/someJava.jar" -O ...
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How to change folders color?

How do i change the folders colors? i am using this icon theme FS icons and there are several folders. like black, gray, purple, orange(which is the default), yellow, green, red, blue, brown and ...
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Ubuntu One and hidden folders

I'd like to sync a hidden folder (the .gramps folder for the Gramps genealogy program) with Ubuntu One. The idea is that I could take my laptop to the library, make changes to my database and then ...
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How can I upload folders from my mac to Ubuntu One

I use Ubuntu One to move files and documents from my Mac to my Acer and/or iphone. I can easily move individual files but I have a folder with about 200 files that I want to upload. Can this be done?
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Change Default Terminal Directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I start gnome-terminal at a particular directory? I'm not sure how I did it, but I apparently changed the default directory for terminal. Whenever I open it, ...
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How to remove sub-folders from Ubuntu One or only sync the parent folder?

I have been syncing several sub-folders of a single folder one by one so as to be able not to sync all sub-folders on all devices. Now I want to sync only the parent folder. It seems to me that there ...
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Display sub-directories in Video Lens

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 to try out. I'm really liking the Unity Dash for easily opening content (HTPC in mind). I decided to see how it works and I dumped a folder full of ...
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How to hide folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I hide directories without changing their names? How can I hide a folder and only see it when Ctrl+H is pressed? I have checked in Properties and couldn't find ...
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How can you access a folder you want quickly?

You can't put folders in launcher in easy way, so how you access folders or files in fast and easy way?
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Recovering mysql database from an unbootable hard disk

We have installed a Linux Authentication Gateway (run on Ubuntu Server) for more than a year ago. It has several features built in upon install such as Squid, php5, mysql, etc. The thing is this: we ...
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How can I copy a file to a new location, creating the directory as well

I want to cp a file to another directory but that directory doesn't exist yet. So I would do: mkdir /new_place cp the_file /new_place Can I do this in one? I imagine something like cp the_file -m ...
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How can i fit 2 commands in 1 terminal shortcut

10 latest updates and drivers and I need to run a game called unreal tournament, but in terminal it requires 2 commands The first one is to mount into the folder: cd /usr/local/games/ut2004/ and ...
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How do I use a ntfs drive as location for music, videos etc?

I have a Windows/Ubuntu dual boot system, using three drives. Drive1 contains windows, drive2 contains downloads, music, videos and so on, drive3 contains Ubuntu. I would like to have drive2 mounted ...
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Using /var/log to backup some folders / database contents

I need to backup regularly (daily, using cron) some folders along with MySQL database contents (in sql format). Is it okay to use /var/log (by creating a new folder to be used in it) for storing these ...
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How to find a folder on my server with a certain name?

I have a directory somewhere on my server wth the name "exampledocs". I tried to find it's location using: ls -d */ | grep -E 'exampledocs' and find * -regextype posix-extended \-regex ...