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

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Copy/move a list of files to a directory while maintaining directory structure

I have Ubuntu 14.04 os installed in my system. Now I need to create a script for copying/moving a list of files and directories of a Magento module to another main parent folder along with ...
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Delete folders that match name in different path

I have 2 folders in this situation, /ParentFolder/FolderName/Files.mp4 and /Mount/FolderName/Files.mp4. In essence anything in /ParentFolder needs to replace any folders with the same name in /mount. ...
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How do I show a directory tree in the GUI

New to Ubuntu. Just installed V.16 + updates. In Windows 10 the left hand pane of the directory view can show a tree the relationship between various folders. I find this useful. Does the same ...
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“Network Servers” folder mysteriously appeared on desktop, and cannot re-hide it?

The "Network Servers" folder somehow ended up on my desktop, and I can't re-hide it, or otherwise remove it from the desktop area. There is likely a simple solution, but I don't know what it is. I ...
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How to move a btsync folder

I am running BTSync 2.0.93 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 Server. I initially configured a folder on a drive that is becoming full and need to move the folder to a different drive. The folder is shared via BTSync ...
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Change Home Directory location [duplicate]

Just installed a ssd drive with 16.04 how can i point Ubuntu to the old drive for home folder with all my files?
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Removing a directory

I would like to know when to use rmdir and when do we use rm -rf while removing a directory. Also is it compulsory to mention the directory path while removing it?
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Remove leading whitespace from files, folders and their subfolders

I came up with this, but unfortunately it doesnt affect any files/folders in subfolders. find . -exec rename "s/^\s+//" {} \; Folder structure: foo |-- \ bar `-- \ foo1 |-- \ bar1 `-- \ ...
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“cp” is not working

I am a newcomer in Linux. I tried to copy a file into another directory but it says that the directory does not exist. I tried this: cp b / vlsi Here b is the file which is at another directory ...
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How to revert the permission of folders and subfolders [duplicate]

I ran the command sudo chmod -R 777 / . Due to my ubuntu partition is now unlocked. However when I realized my mistake I halted it in between. As a result of which still few files' permissions are not ...
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how do I create a subfolder with the Music folder, please?

I am 70 years old and brand new to Ubuntu. The only OS I have experience with is Windows 7. I want to create subfolders within the Music folder to hold MP3s and PDFs. Please, how do I do this? ...
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How do I create a folder for special downloads

I am 70 years old and brand new to Ubuntu. I am currently running v16.04. I want to download music scores to a folder that is dedicated to that type of file. Please, how do I do this? Please keep ...
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How to setKatoolin.py file in /usr/bin/ directory?

Am trying to move katoolin.py file to /usr/bin/ but it says:The folder "katoolin" cannot be copied bacause you do not have permissions to create it in the destination. AM using Linux Mint 17.3
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C:\Program Files folder equivalent on Ubuntu

Which folder in Ubuntu is equivalent to C:\Program Files like on windows? Where are all programs installed? when i type apt-get install leafpad or sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer ...
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How to delete several files from a directory using a .txt file where the filenames to delete are listed up? [duplicate]

I have a directory containing several files (approximately 1000 files). I want to remove several of these files using the commandline. The file names from the files I want to delete are listed under ...
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Make Folder a symbolic link to two folder?

I would like to have Ubuntu's default music folder /home/$USER/Music to act pretty much as a library would in Windows. Essentially it would be a virtual folder containing the contents of other folders....
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Why is /usr/local/ owned by root?

I am wondering why directories such as /usr and /usr/local/ are owned and created by root. Usually I am logged in as a normal user and I want to store programs that I personally use in these dirs. For ...
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Configure virtual directory in sftp server

I've recently shifted from Windows to Xubuntu. I'm trying to implement an sftp server for my home. In Windows, I used Bitvise. WHen searching for sftp servers for linux, I came accross vsftpd. So, I ...
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All folders are getting created in home directory [duplicate]

I am having a unique problem. I changed my directory to Desktop using cd Desktop and then on using ls it lists a couple of pdfs present in the desktop. However, I could not create any directory in ...
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An alternative 2-key shortcut to Ctrl-Shift-N in Nautilus?

I need just to keys to be used for that. I understand that there is no single command behind that (here), but maybe a script could work that would be linked to a custom shortcut.
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Remove files created through mount & owned by root

So, I have been doing some trial & error learning about bind mounts in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04... I got everything working the way I wanted it, but as a result of my trial & error learning the ...
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Custom Folder Color

my apologies if this is not the right forum for my query. I am on Ubuntu 16.04. I found 'Folder Color' application good enough to change the color of a folder. I set a custom color. I got to know ...
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Should the root / have 777 permission?

Most of the contents is 755 though. Is this a problem?
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How to copy a directory in Terminal? [duplicate]

With the cp command I can copy files in folders, but is there any way to actually copy folders into other folders, for instance when running: cp Pictures/ Videos/Pictures/ I get the following error ...
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Can we make a folder and its contents remain locked for certain times of the day and unlocked for the rest of the time?

Suppose I have a Games folder. I don't want to waste my time on games. So is there someway that the folder remains inaccessible for most of the day, and only becomes accessible for say 3 hours after ...
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~ as directory name [duplicate]

I have managed to create a bizarre problem in my file system and I don't know how to recover. In my home directory I had a Dropbox folder and I decided to change the scope of the Dropbox folder to ...
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How to place software files

I've installed Tor, and now I'd like to install the Tor Browser. I'm following the instructions under Linux Instructions. The package tor-browser-linux64-5.5.4_en-US.tar.xz has been downloaded and ...
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Identifying which directory a filename comes from

I have a .txt list of filenames which come from two different directories. They come from a server database and share a single characteristic (database flag), but I really need to know which of the 2 ...
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Accidentally created directory named “~” (tilde)

I managed to make a directory literally named ~. (Apparently, Python's os.mkdir('~/something') does this.) How do I remove it without nuking my home? Also, if it helps, I have my real /home on a ...
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How to circumvent hard link creation permission to directories on the same file system

I'm well aware of the difference between symbolic and hard links. I'm also aware of the dangers of creating hard links to directories. Nevertheless, I'm insisting on creating a hard link to a ...
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Can /home/user/music and other media folders be moved to a separate drive? [duplicate]

I have two hard drives. One is a 256GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu to the SSD and that is where my /home directory resides. I would like to use the HDD for media storage. How ...
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Setting up multiple websites on a Linux server

I currently have an Ubuntu server, on which I have set up a little website for an old project, it's written in HTML/CSS/JS, and now I'm working on a new web app written in PHP and MySQL. I would ...
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how to change folder name in ubuntu14.04 [duplicate]

when I try to access to a folder using the terminal I got this message : "no such file or directory" this image will this image explain every things I try to renamed by command "mv ",the same ...
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Unable to navigate to Folders in Home Directory

whyshock@VaishakJ:/home$ cd Downloads bash: cd: Downloads: No such file or directory whyshock@VaishakJ:/home$ cd /whyshock bash: cd: /whyshock: No such file or directory whyshock@...
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Win 8.1 UEFI + External HDD Ubuntu - Bootloader directory

I would like to install Ubuntu 14 on an external Drive for use alongside my UEFI Windows 8.1 System, however I am unsure of where exactly to install GRUB. The external hard drive Im using is also ...
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Why there are 2 directories having same content?

cd /proc/$$/root/bin cd /bin After running ls command on both the directory, I found that content of both directories are same (which is nothing but list of commands). Is there any specific reason ...
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How to fix desktop error “Permission denied”

I can't delete,add and put on desktop files and folder and with everything i only see this. Help me please.
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Can't delete file and folder from my desktop

Hello i'm new ubuntu user so here my problem, i can't delete file and folder from my desktop there is no option for that."Move to trash" is not optional on list when i press right click.
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Permission denial for my own folder (myName) inside home folder

When we enter any existing directory using the terminal in Ubuntu, the first few unique characters of the name of the directory is enough to type and then to hit the Tab. This successfully happens for ...
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How to disable the need for making operations with sudo

I can read my Dropbox directory from Ubuntu OS. However, in order to delete/create/move file to this directory I must use "sudo". This means that I can do these operation only by shell. Is there any ...
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Changing a directory with quotes and spaces.[Linux]

I've been trying to change into this directory all day with no such luck. .\ \ \ \ ug1y\ \ \ ..\ \ \ \ ''\ \ "\ \ \ The backslashes are just blanks because I used the ls -ab command. If someone ...
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Keyboard shortcut to create a new folder in “Save File” dialog

In an ordinary Nautilus window, I can type Ctrl + Shift + N to create a new folder, but this shortcut doesn't work in the "Save File" dialog. Is there a way to make it work?
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Sharing home directories

I (wish to) have a file server with a few users, each of witch with their own (private) home directory. If one of the users are 'dave', what's the difference between [homes] valid users = %S ......
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Sort files by name as if they were dates

I have a backup bash script which hashes everything into a tar.gz in a backup dir. For a restore script, I need to be able to select the single newest one from bash. the format of my backup folder is ...
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Clean up dovecot mailbox casing

I have an IMAP server with dovecot and it's configured for the directory layout mail_location = maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%n/Maildir I never noticed any problems and nobody complained, but when I now ...
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Unable to delete a folder, it keeps recreating itself

Ubuntu 15.10. I was attempting to get the webcam application "Cheese" to work. Some of the proposed solutions involved deleting a folder in my home directory: ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0. However, ...
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Unable to create directory, /usr/local/cuda/include for tensorflow GPU Enabled

I am trying to install GPU enabled tensor flow on Ubuntu 14.04. One of the commands is sudo cp cudnn-7.0-linux-x64-v4.0-prod.tgz/cudnn.h /usr/local/cuda/include and I get the error message cp: failed ...
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Can I store my data outside of /home?

I have moved my /home folder to a separate partition of my Ubuntu 15.10 because of space issues. That has freed up enough space that I'd like to sync my Dropbox folder, but I can't fit it in home. I ...
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problem in running teamviewer11

i installed team viewer using following https://www.teamviewer.com/en/help/427-how-do-i-install-teamviewer-on-my-ubuntu-system link. after installing, while running in sudo it shows-- Init... *** ...
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what is directory folder for aircrack-ng? [closed]

I just uninstall aircrack-ng from my computer then install it again but now I want to know where can I put it , which folder I should put aircrack-ng in ?