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

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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 ...
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Where would I find the Purchased Music folder on my system?

Where would I find the Purchased Music folder on my system? I'm running Ubuntu 11.04.
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is there a way to specify the “UbuntuOne” folder in windows?

Installed the beta Ubuntu One on XP, for some reason the "UbunuOne" folder was not created, instead my shared folder is the root of C:\ drive. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but no change. Can ...
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Permission denied error in transmission after formatting drive to ext4

I use transmission to download torrents to /media/serier/ (so not my home folder). I did this before and it worked, but after formating my drive to ext4 I get a permissions error. This is what I get ...
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Where is application data stored?

On Windows, I often find the executable of an application associated with its data inside Program Files\AppXXX\. The equivalent executable can be found under /usr/bin, but where is its data located? ...
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Move Emblems and Notes with copy

When i copy and transfer emblems and notes which i created on directory's to my friend They are not going with it. Is is possible to move them with copy? If it is yes how can i move emblems and ...
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What are the default hidden folders under ~?

I was wondering what the default hidden folders under ~? What are their purposes? For example, what are the purposes of ~/.local/ and ~/.local/share/ ? Which of these hidden folders also exist in ...
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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 ...