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

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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: initrd....
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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 sub-...
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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 precise....
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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 /direc/tory/...
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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 it.
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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 '...
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How do I set Nautilus to use same window on double click?

How do I set Nautilus to use same window on double click when browsing folders? This would be similar to how windows works. Right now, my Nautilus opens a new window of nautilus if i double click a ...
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Is there any Folder Structure and File Based Explanation of Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the meaning of the default directories in the Linux filesystem hierachy? I need a detailed Folder Structure and file based explanation of Ubuntu. An article or a ...
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Unable to create directory in ubuntu 10.04

When i try to run mkdir new I get the error, bash: cd: new: No such file or directory As far as i remember, i haven't changed any file permissions.So what could be the reason for this. ...
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Where is /usr/share/zoneinfo specified?

We are adding timezone support to our Ubuntu application. The time zone info on my machine is in /usr/share/zoneinfo. Is it always in that directory? If so, where is that specified? If not,...
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How do I move all directories into a single directory efficiently in the same folder?

I have 100 files in a single folder including a folder called "target." I want to migrate all the files in this folder into the folder target (except for the target folder itself). Is there an ...
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How do I force folder view sort order to not ignore special characters?

I have many folders in my home directory that have names that begin with special characters such as _OLD_500GB_HD or !FolderIWantToSeeAtTheTop, but for some reason these folders are sorted according ...
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How can I change permissions of a folder, including its enclosed files and subdirectories?

I need to recursively change the permissions of all folders, sub-folders and files from within ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged Does anyone have a clue or idea on how to do this? I have tried ...
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Mapping local folder with an Ubuntu One folder

TrendMicro's Safesync has a nice feature, you can map your local folder to a folder in the cloud with a different name, e.g: PC1: C:\my_documents\pictures ===> office_pictures c:\...
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Same folder, different size

I am trying to move a big folder (15gb) from a NTFS external HDD to my laptop running UBUNTU 11.10. In order to be sure that i was copying the correct folder, i double checked the size of the relevant ...
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How do I force Rhythmbox to automatically organise my music files into folders?

How do I force Rhythmbox to automatically organise my music files into folders (corresponding to the artist and album) in Ubuntu 12.04 beta-1. Is this functionality currently missing from the new ...
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Use Ubuntu as Active Directory server? (Windows users login-security)

We are a very small business (5 people) and all of us use Windows 7 on the desktop. I'm planning to run an Ubuntu box to share Internet connection and use a proxy. I'd like also to expand this box to ...
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How do I examine the files in my account

I have a single directory/folder on Ubuntu One. How do I examine its contents to see what is there (ie what has been uploaded)? multi-clicking doesn't appear to work. (Running Ubuntu 11.10).
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climb up the directory tree faster

if I'm in a very deep directory a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/i/j and want to come back a/b/c, I have to use ../../../../../../../. Is there command I can pass through a number, e.g. cd up 7, to speed this ...
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Ubuntu One Cloud Folder stats

As a loyal Ubuntu user I'm going to keep using the Ubuntu One service, even though I'm experiencing significant problems (I've posted about those separately). It would be really helpful, especially ...
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two sync folders on one laptop?

Hi can I have a business folder for syncing business files with a remote colleague and a separate personal folder of my own. I don't mind having two accounts. In fact I'd prefer that.
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Can I change personal folder locations?

I did this in Windows 7. My Documents, Videos, Music and other personal folders are in D:\ because it is my media disk. In case of a system failure, I will always have access to these files when I ...
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How to make sure other users can't see my files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can other users see the files in my home folder? I don't want the others users of my computer to be able to open my home folder. I'm the administrator, how can I do ...
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VSFTPD proper permission for root user

I did set up VSFTPD on my server and can successfully login using a user that has root permission on the server. However, I cannot create any directories outside of the user's home directory. Any idea ...
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How to unzip files into the current directory?

I am trying to write a bash script that will automatically unzip mp3 downloads and move them into my ~/music folder. My problem is that when I use the unzip command, it creates it's own folder ...