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

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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?
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Opening images sorted by modification date/size/type/etc

Suppose I have a folder with pictures in them. If I sort them by name once I open one with Image Viewer and navigate to the others the order is respected. But if I sort my files by modification date, ...
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Ubuntu keeps creating dummy directories

Whenever I boot into Ubuntu, something (frankly, I'm not sure which program does that) creates a bunch of directories, namely ~/Music, ~/Videos, ~/Documents, and ~/Audiobooks. I know it's possible ...
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Deploying war files in tomcat6

I am using tomcat5.5 for a long on Ubuntu servers 8.10 and 9.10 and /usr/share/tomcat/webapps/ is the path where I place my .war files and access them on the browser over network. On a sytem I've ...
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Two accounts on same computer how to make a share folder for both?

I need a shared folder. I and my wife need to exchange files on same computer. How to do that?
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Why does /cdrom folder exist? Shouldn't it be /media/cdrom or /mnt/cdrom?

Can somebody explain the logic behind Ubuntu's cdrom folder in root? (/cdrom) I recall it used to be /media/cdrom or /mnt/cdrom before (in different distros perhaps)? thanks.
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Delete empty “lost+found” folder automatically if it's empty

Every certain amount of time, Ubuntu checks my filesystems and it creates several empty "lost+found" folders. Can I disable this feature? Is there any way that Ubuntu deletes automatically these ...
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Best place to install apps [duplicate]

I am completely new to Ubuntu and I must say AskUbuntu and you folks are of great help. So now when I have started installing and playing with apps, my question is what is the best place to ...
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Best place to put application files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 'Installing' Applications, where to put folders? Hello, Where shall I put applications which do not require install (extracted from archive)? E.g. java based ...
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How to auto-expand ALL sub-directory levels in Nautilus tree view, via the keyboard?

In Nautilus tree-view, pressing * (asterisk) expands the selected directory structure by ONE level. Pressing * again will expand the structure by one more level. ...etc, etc, untl all levels are ...
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Change folder permissions and ownership

I would like the user to have full rights on this folder (as well as all sub-directories and files in it): ~/.blabla currently owned by root. I have found numerous posts (in this forum and ...
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VirtualBox: Ubuntu Host and Ubuntu Guest. Where is my shared folder in the Guest?

I am running VirtualBox OSE in an Ubuntu Lucid host. The Guest system is also Ubuntu Lucid. I've set up a Host directory to share with the Guest via VirutulBox's Shared Folders. This directory is ...
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How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?

How do I change to icons in here?
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What happens if I delete the default folders in my home folder?

What are the consequences of deleting any of these? e.g.: How will applications that expect them to be present behave? Where will the items on my desktop go?
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How do I create a udev rule for my logitech webcam [closed]

With my webcam plugged in at boot, it always defaults to /dev/video0 and my TV-card defaults to /dev/video1. Tvtime defaults is using /dev/video0. I know that I can run Tvtime with the --device option ...
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How can I hide directories without changing their names?

The OCD in me wants directories I do not like the name of to be hidden since I do not interact with them directly. How can I hide directories without using the dot notation?