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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

1
vote
2answers
154 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
407 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
-1
votes
3answers
67 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
300 views

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?
0
votes
2answers
300 views

What is the purpose of the bin directory? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of the bin directory? What are some examples?
2
votes
1answer
72 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
38 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
31 views

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
0
votes
1answer
69 views

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.
4
votes
4answers
212 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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:- ...
2
votes
0answers
90 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
153 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
28 views

Longlisting Files & Directories

I would need to know if there's a way to differentiate files & directories . Note : Without using longlisting
2
votes
2answers
45 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
109 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
158 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
99 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
88 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

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?
2
votes
3answers
493 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Backing up an encrypted home folder with Acronis [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu computer. There are three partitions - Windows, /, and /home. A separate HDD is used for data. So, I would like to make images of the OS and /home partitions for ...
0
votes
2answers
72 views

Help needed to identify/remove randomly named “ghost” folder in home directory

So, I found a folder called "Yfmo_1BrUs" right in my home directory and I do not know how it got there (meaning which application created it). The name is weird but gives a clue that it was ...
1
vote
1answer
99 views

d????????? “cannot access (dirname): No such device”

A server (running 14 LTS) that I admin had an NFS mount (which I will call "FooFolder") previously set up by another admin (who is not available). The mount broke during some changes on the host ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

How do I get a Nautilus shortcut to open on top of everything? [duplicate]

I've made a nautilus short cut for almost all of my common folders. But when I press the keys to use the shortcut the folder do open, but they only open in the background. I still have to make a few ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

lftp-mirror directories

I am trying to mirror directories between two computers using lftp. When lftp 'ssh's' into the other computer, commands: lftp host then user 'username', and I use the ls command I just get 'ls' at 0 ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Need help with an unknown directory

in my home folder I noticed the existence of a folder named @cidb containing an executable file named cidb. Nautilus says that the file was accessed and modified last time in 2012. The size of the ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How can I see many folders at my screen

In windows I could see the one line names of multiple folders without icons on different columns on the screen. In ubuntu we have only two choices, a one line version that takes the whole line, or as ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

Moving Configuration Directories and Files to a Sub-directory of Home Directory

Is it possible to move all configuration directories and files (Dot-directories and dot-files.) inside a sub-directory of my home directory? I always have hidden files and directories shown, so I ...
1
vote
2answers
263 views

grep recursively for specific files

I tried to use grep to find some code snippets in python files which are spreaded over some directories / subdirectories, but unfortunately my attempts failed :( I thought: grep -r "search-pattern" ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

How can Partition directory changes every reboot?

The problem is visible on my thunderbird profile folder which I have on the 3rd partition that 14.04 shares with win7. Direction 1: ...