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

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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 ...
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Accessing a folder that I can't “name” in the shell

I have a stubborn folder that someone must have created accidentally and that has persisted all this time. I can see it with: # find /var/www/html -maxdepth 1 -type d which gives me: /var/www/html ...
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Can we have Mac like 'labels' on UNITY? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to tag folders with colors? Is there any app that could set label color for individual file/folder like in Mac OS X?
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How can I make a hidden file/folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I hide directories without changing their names? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to make a file hidden. How do I make for example a .docx file or a directory ...
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Is locate output directory-dependent?

When I'm in my home directory and type locate *.cpp I get hundreds of results. Using the same command in (for example) ~/../forfun/netstream/, I see only a few results. How is this possible?
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Ubuntu One (Windows 7) not syncing folders other than the default one

I can sync the default "Ubuntu One" folder without issues, it's just other folders that I add that don't sync at all. They show up on the web interface with a different grey icon but when I click on ...
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Home folder button “buggy” after opening specific program (Maple 15)

I've recently done a fresh installation of Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (not wubi). I had no problems, until I installed the program "Maple 15". Once I open Maple, the Home-button at the bar to the left, ...
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Hidden files showed in the dash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hidden files are shown in Dash Hidden files (With (.) before the name) are showed in the dash. Is there any way to fix it? The Ubuntu version is 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.
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Slow folder opening due to folder scan in XFCE

Is there a way to turn off background folder scan when opening a "Home" icon on XFCE desktop? This takes time due to a lot of files in home folder (source repos, why not).
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kubuntu move encrypted home dir to new SSD (keep encryption)

I already found how to move my encrypted home dir to new hd, but I have a comprehension question. So when I installed kubuntu 11.10 I choose to have an encryption (I think there was only possible to ...
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Where can I find the .png or .jpeg of the music, videos, documents, etc. folder icons?

I made a link to the Music folder (for example), and the folder is not the same music folder icon in the home folder, but it's a folder with a black arrow on it. Where can I find the picture files for ...
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Need owner permissions for root folder

Actually i'm trying to copy some business purpose files into root folder but it's not allowing to access the root folder. When i'm trying to change the permissions of the folder, its showing that you ...
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How can I see a folder's exact size in bytes?

I have a folder with 40 GB of dozens of directories and stuff, and I want to see the exact size of the root folder in bytes .. I have tried using this, but it shows the size in kilobytes: du -s ...
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How to delete all the files with a certain extension from a folder and all of its subfolders?

I want to remove all the .jpg files from my Music folder in order to save room. My Music folder contains subfolders, and I would like to know if there is a command to remove all the .jpg files from ...
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Desktop directory not opening

I am completely new to Ubuntu or any distribution of linux altogether. While using the terminal, when i am in the /home/username directory the ls command shows Desktop and Download directories but the ...
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How to encrypt individual folders?

Let's say that I have a folder, within my Documents folder, that has files I want no one to access without a password. Is there a way to lock down that folder so that it's password protected / ...