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

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Workaround for bug #889911: creating multiple folders in Nautilus fails

I'm still experiencing https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/889911 (bug was marked as "expired" at the end of 2012). How the bug manifests: Open Nautilus and explore any ...
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Excluding files and directories from tar

Why does the command tar -cvpzf backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/temp_intel * not exclude the /temp_intel directory?
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Ladspa plugin folder locked

I have LMMS installed. A audio sequneceq a bit simular to FL Studio. Now i have a problem with my ladspa plugins folder. my ladspa plugin folders location is '/usr/lib/ladspa' i want add some new ...
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No such file or directory when chown on newly created directory

I'm a very new Ubuntu user (14.04 LTS) and this is my first question here. I am trying to follow the instructions from this Reddit thread about mounting an NTFS hard disk to use as a Plex media ...
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Lost a desktop folder

I am pretty new to Linux and was trying to change the name of a desktop folder from Documents to Media when I got an error message about the pathway. I restarted the computer and lost the folder. I ...
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Cannot acess certain directory using CD command

Cannot access CPP directory. ashutosh@ashutosh:~$ ls 17431- Microprocessor and Programming.pdf Documents Softbox 17431.pdf Downloads TASM ANURAG ...
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I want to take my videos folder in my home folder and add locations to it from an external hdd on Ubuntu x64. Is it Possible?

I can't seem to find a way to add locations to the folders located inside of my home folder. Why is that? And what do I need to do to accomplish this task, if it can be done?
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Weird folder permission behaviour - Some sub folders have full permissions other don't

The problem: I can manually delete some sub folders and others not. They are all inside the same folder. I'm talking about the /var/www/html folder and an application I'm developing inside it. How ...
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Change folder permissions so new sub folders inherit those permissions

I'm developing a web application in LAMP. My application will often create new folders inside /var/www/html/myapp/uploads I've changed the uploads permissions with chmod and chown likle 100 times, ...
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What is .config folder?

Inside I found configuration files for Deluge, which I needed to for a list of torrents. Does it contains all similar files? If that so, can I just copy whole folder before reinstalling whole Ubuntu ...
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How can I delete all folders of a specific name without deleting Contents in it?

How do I delete all Folders with a specific name (e.g. 128Kbps_Songs) without deleting its files For example if I have directory "MP3_SONGS" with subdirectories "A", "B", "C" and each subdirectory ...
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Why do I not see my /bin, /var, (etc.) directories in my root partition?

I recently bought a VPS and when I log in as a root user, I dont see the /boot, /bin, /var, etc. directories. Why is this? This is what I see when I use my ls -la command in the terminal. I am the ...
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So many user apps, but only a few on launcher, why not a launcher page or a command to install on launcher? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, have v. 14.04. I look on installed apps page and see user apps installed but find no way to access them, and no way to place an app link in the launcher, why is this? People would ...
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Why I can't unpack a .zip folder on GUI?

I download a .zip folder/file and I have two installed unpacking programmes (Archiver for .zip files, 7zip). But when I click on the unpacking here options it says An error occurred while loading the ...
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Ubuntu themes directory

I downloaded a few themes from various ppa's, and i don't like the button for closing, minimalizing etc. Are those themes stored in some kind of directory where i can edit their files? I'm using Unity ...
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How do you get to the root directory that I need to delete a file in?

I need to get into the root directory to delete a file. How do I get there?
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What is the purpose of the bin directory? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of the bin directory? What are some examples?
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Python Installation in Downloads Directory — Better Location?

I installed Python following the directions in the accepted answer to "How do I install python 2.7.2 on Ubuntu?". Doing this involved "wget"ing a Python-2.7.9.tgz file in my ~/Downloads/ directory, ...
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Nautilus crashes all desktop folders gone

After copying a lot of jpgs from folder A to folder B the desktop-image and all folders are no longer visible. After clicking any folder-sign on the panel one folder shortly opens and after 3sec ...
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How do I specify directory for screenschots? Lubuntu 14.04 LTS

The screenshots I take using PrtSc button are stored in my /home directory. Is it possible to specify another directory? I do not get an option to specify where I would like my screenshot to be saved ...
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How can a Nautilus script be run for an empty directory?

I have a Nautilus script that can create multiple directories at once using mkdir with the option -p. The script is effectively the following: directoryStructure="$(zenity --title "make directory ...
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How to change root directory for sftp user in ubuntu

Hi I would like to allow a client access to the server via filezilla with SFTP. I have the username, home directory and group set up. This currently brings them to their home directory with ...
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Not renaming a folder/file via terminal

mv "old location" "new location" mv /home/user/my_static /home/user/static = just old folder copied into new folder. Am I missing something completely obvious? ( I am reading the Linux tutorials ...
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Is there any method to download all the content of etc directory

Today i deleted accidentally the content of my etc/* direcory with sudo rm -rf is there any website to download etc/* files from the net Ps : i didn't reboot the computer till now
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Easy way to create password protected/lock folder in ubuntu without any hard work [closed]

I am trying to lock folder by mcrypt but unable to lock please help me out.
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Command to create sequentially numbered targeted directories and batch move files

I'm creating a timelapse video by splitting a video into individual images, using G'MIC via the command line to average every 7 frames, then output the results to new images which will result in the ...
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reg absolute path directory listing

server ubuntu 14.4 configurem apache mysql configure svn having php projects and path me when brousing directories using full path its lisitng directiries and files as it is how to hide it ex:- ...
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How to change/customize Dropbox (folder)emblem-icons?

I already changed all emblem-icons (I found so far on my system) in: /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/images/emblems /usr/share/nautilus-dropbox/emblems/ to no avail. Rebooting the OS doesn't ...
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Where is PyMOL installed on 14.04? [duplicate]

I'd like to be able to install packages for PyMOL like eMovie and to do so I understand I need to know where it is installed (i.e., the file directory). I installed it using Ubuntu Software Centre.
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Will creating a directory inside a system directory with 777 permission cause security vulnerability?

Can creating directories with 777 permission inside system directories cause any security weakness? For example, say I open a directory called Custom inside /usr/share/backgrounds/ and give it 777 ...
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Different theme folders

If a theme is installed in either /.themes or /usr/share/themes then it is detected by unity tweak tool and can be applied. What is the difference between these two folders?
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Can I make gedit embedded terminal cd automatically to the current file's directory?

How to make gedit terminal itself to change directory to the location of the file which is opened currently in gedit? As by default i have to cd till i get to present file location in my ...
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Accessing exported gcode from Slic3r?

I've been using Ubuntu for about a month and am definitely a novice, apologies if this question is trivial. I use a program called Slic3r to create gcode (machine instructions) from stl files for 3D ...
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Long listing a Directory

2 Questions: 1) How should I long list a directory. Kindly guide me if there's are multiple options to do this .? 2) How do I sort based on the file size?
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Longlisting Files & Directories

I would need to know if there's a way to differentiate files & directories . Note : Without using longlisting
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How to select and copy folders using an array

I have a set of folders in a known location. Using an array, .csv file how can I select a subset of these folders, copy and paste them to a new location? I want to work this in Ubuntu 14.04 using ...
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An Unknown directory or file in my home directory

Today i noticed that in my home folder there is an unknown directory with the name HZ5JZhA.V7 I have not created this directory but when i tried to go in to its properties, it says it was created ...
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Is it okay to chmod 770 root directory “/”?

Output of ls: $ ls -lh / drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Dec 9 18:56 boot drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4.2K Dec 10 13:57 dev drwxr-xr-x 92 root root 4.0K Dec 10 13:57 etc drwxrwxrwx 9 lyndon root ...
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MATLAB installation in home folder

Im a relatively new user on the ubuntu 14.04 OS and have little experience with the system. Earlier this week I tried to install our all favorite matlab software package. Due to a confusion that I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 showing less space in “home” folder than it should

The "home" folder has 100GB. With all my stuff there, it should've had 90GB at most. But now it's displaying 34GB available? I downloaded some source files from Github, but deleted them afterwards. ...
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how to fix bus error after trying to mount the guest installation?

In order to enable file sharing between my computer(windows 7) and the virtual machine on virtual box, I needed to install virtual box guest addition. i installed the virtual box Guest Addition image, ...
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Can't access shared folder on Ubuntu from Windows 7

The server is running Ubuntu 14.04 and Samba is started with the following conf: [global] server string = Samba Server %v security = user dns proxy = no interfaces = lo eth1 wins support = yes ...
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How do I clear or remove unused files, as in hard drive directorys

Is there a utility to defrag and clean hd's or recover crashed data. Like Nortons Disk Doctor, or Symantac's Disk Clinic?
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Open a folder of music with VLC Player with right-click menu

In Windows, if you have a folder of music, you can go into its properties, and set that that folder is specialized for music. If you right click on this folder (and have VLC installed), it will show ...
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How to execute command automatically when a specific directory receives a new file [duplicate]

I would like to execute a command when a specific directory receives a new file from an external server. The scenario is the following; a directory receives a new file. execute java command ...
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Open with - cant see the software [duplicate]

I have downloaded a program (sublime) to the Downloads directory, but I cant open a say, html file via openwith, because I cant see the needed program, so I have to always first open sublime itself ...
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Export Foldernames in a directory to csv file [closed]

I have a question regarding exporting folder names to a csv file. I have read already many entries in the web to such topics but on nearly all the topic was about exporting filenames and size and ...
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Can a directory's mtime be older than that of file inside?

I have this very silly and very basic question but I thought better to ask before I start pruning my NAS. I want to delete all directories in which all files are older than 30 days. For files I ...
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How to delete all directories with a particular name?

Under a directory, I have a bunch of directories named Debug. How do I delete all the Debug directories?
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Mysterious .directories in my home directory

I discovered some mysterious directories in my home. Every one has dot before name. They can't be seen from file explorer or even terminal, for example I'm using Eclipse "open file" for seeing them. ...