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

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using diff to compare a file and a directory

there is probably a simpler way to do this but I ran ls on the /media/user directory with no usb storage plugged in and saved the output to a file and I wanted to use diff to compare the file with a ...
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why does directory contain 2 hard links

When I create a new directory it contain 2 hard links and when I go inside to the new directory it contain two directories (. and ..) . has hard link count 2 and .. has hard link count 3, but I learn ...
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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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can not access to directory

I tried to access Downloads direcory throught the command cd Downloads but its give me the following message : cannot create temp file for here-document: Read-only file system bash: cd: Down: No such ...
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What folder should I install Chrome in?

I just installed Chrome with these instructions on ubuntu 14.04. sudo apt-get install libxss1 libappindicator1 libindicator7 wget ...
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lockdir.exe open in linux

I have locked my files using lockdir.exe in my external hard drive when I had Windows 8 in my lap top. I know the password. But now I am using linux 14.04 and now I need to get those file but I cannot ...
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Where to put my own libraries?

I have my own header files and libraries, which I don't want to copy for every new project, since this makes fixing bugs or adding new features to the library difficult. So I want to put them in a ...
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Write permission for Guest Session

What permissions should I set to a directory to make it accessible in read-write mode for Guest Session? I don't want to make it writable for everyone, just only for Guest Session, so simple: chmod ...
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What causes “bash: /bin: Is a directory” every time a terminal is opened? [closed]

This is initial screen I am getting on Ubuntu 12.04, when I open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T): That is, the text on the terminal is: bash: /bin: Is a directory chase@chase-desktop:~$ gedit ~/.bashrc ...
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Ubuntu background changer not showing new images in /usr/share/backgrounds

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to add some more wallpapers to it. So I copied some wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds. But the wallpaper changer (All settings --> Appearance --> Look) does not ...
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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How to list all properties of folders

How to list the properties of folders in a directory. Like, I want to 'find ./ -type d' and at the same time 'll' them.
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Cant delete folders with files in it:

When i try to delete folder with some files nomater how it don't allow me to delete it(when i right click the folder and click delete the option is active but does nothing), first i have to delete all ...
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How to periodically back up a folder on change?

I want to achieve the following functionality in ubuntu but I dont know how to do it. I need a daemon that periodically backs up a directory, say dir to another location by doing the following: ...
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where are the files and dirs “recently used” stored?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, all the gnome applications (such as Nautilus, Evince, gedit, firefox) can access "Recently Used" files and directories, when opening files in them. I wonder where the ...
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How does one choose permissions for each folder?

I understand how to change the permissions on my folders using CHMOD and CHOWN but I'm not sure what the permissions should be. For example, the first folder currently gives full access to root, read ...
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Is there any software to maintain a track of all files in a folder. Like a database?

I am aware of a few that use tags and metadata but the actual database where the records are tracked is not accessible. I am interested in a simple spreadsheet that gives me a list of all files added ...
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Finding full path of a symlink'ed file (more quickly)?

Under Properties dialog window: Link target: the path of the original file is always shortened, due to a programed restriction of characters space, even after resizing the window, and therefore of ...
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Folder icons showing up like files

Hi. I am running Ubuntu 13.10. The icons of MOST folders on my drive and desktop are showing like never-before-seen "file" icons. I can click on them and they'll open, and inside any of the ...
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Terminal Opens to Home Directory

This may be solved by a simple navigation command, but all of a sudden my terminal opens to [username:/home/username] $ instead of the normal username@computername:$ is this a configuration error or ...
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Problem to write .csv file using R in 14.04

I just installed,I have done some mathematical calculation successfully with R. Then I try the following, > var1 <- 1:5 > var2 <- (1:5) / 10 > var3 <- c("R", "and", "Data Mining", ...
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How to check a folder timestamp?

How to get file information inherent to time: such as last modification time, recent access time and so on. Also I would like to know if it is possible to check all the modification dates of a file ...
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Access to different directories

I have recently moved to Ubuntu 12.04 and noticed that in some directories I can't even create a directory or file (e.g:/var/lib). I know about the command chmod, but is it appropriate to use it in ...
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Find and exec in found folder

I'm trying to find files containing *.nef and move them to a subdirectory name NEF of the folder in which the file is found. I've started testing with the following command, but this always copies to ...
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Ubuntu complains that I am not “Owner” when copying files to certain folders

I am trying to copy a folder into the user/share/themes folder on Ubuntu 14.04, and it's telling me I cannot do this because I am not "owner". So I right-clicked the usr/share/themes folder > ...
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How can I recover from deleting the /usr/share/themes directory?

I deleted the /usr/share/themes directory, how can I recover it? Is there any way to check if there is any missing file/directory in /Computer directory? This was a bad try to change GIMP and ...
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In KDE when I create a file in the Home directory it also creates files on the Desktop

Whenever I create An new file in my Home directory In Dolphin it also create the same file on my desktop and on my widget (folder viewer.) How can I fix this? It worked fine until now, but It just ...
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What does Shotwell do when I move photos inside the photo directory

I have enabled 'Watch library directory for new files' and imported many photos with the settings <Lib>/<year>/<month>/<day>/<..>. I have since decided to move to ...
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A folder suddenly disapearred

Today when I download something at website, suddenly jump a tag, ask me there is a problem about ubuntu system, whether continue, I click continue button , then I find my download folder disappear. I ...
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Is there a way to configure all files in a folder using a particular software?

Im using openSMILE software to extract features from an audio file. My work involves extracting mfcc featues from a .WAV file (to obtain a .mfcc file). Default code to convert the file is as ...
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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How do I get rid of old encrypted home folder?

The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :) ...
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where is recent directory

I suddenly open recent directory. I press Ctrl+L to see, what is its path directory. and I saw recent:/// is that a path? So where is recent directory? Update: or better to say: In terminal if I ...
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Default directories on any ubuntu [duplicate]

I have been using windows for a long time. And now I have moved on to ubuntu (13.04). I am just 2 to 3 weeks old for ubuntu. I don't understand about the directories like /var , /home, /media etc. . . ...
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Hidden files won't stay hidden in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I open my files, my hidden files show up. I can hide them but when I open up my files again, they're showing again. How do I make the hidden files invisible permanently?
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File name is now red and I can't find it

I did this mv -f bashthings /playinhere/ to move a directory "Bashthings" and all of it's files into another directory "Playinhere". Now I can't see Bashthings and when I "locate" it, it shows up, ...
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Terminal - Search entire directory for keyword

I am working on a Ruby on Rails project so I have to manage multiple files. I think I made a syntax mistake somewhere but I'm not sure well. It would be awesome if I could search for a keyword through ...
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Create an alias to a desidred directory to use within terminal [duplicate]

I constantly need to type cd /home/geo/Geant4/geant4.10.00.p02-install/lib/Geant4-10.0.2 How do i create an alias to that directory so I could just type cd $geant (or any other word i decide to ...
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Enthought Canopy unable to locate folder

I am trying to do a re-install of Enthought Canopy and I am following their instructions as as stated here https://support.enthought.com/entries/23580651-Uninstalling-Canopy. I am unable to locate the ...
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set file permissions

I have a directory, where users can drop their plugins (for a game). The directory permissions work for adding these plugin files. But there is one Problem: When the plugin generates config files, ...
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PROBLEM : when Update my system (in directory).

When I type sudo apt-get update in terminal that shows error like this E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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The “size” field in directory entry meaning for directories?

I'm looking at low-level directory structure of a disk partition, formatted as "vfat" filesystem. The directory entry structure I use is: struct __attribute__ ((packed)) Dentry { char ...
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What does “omitting directory” mean and how do I make it cp the directory rather than omit it

I am doing a data recovery for someone and enter the following command -Ubuntu:~# cp /media/Macintosh\ HD/Users/orlandocampoverde/Desktop\ (original)/VIDEOS\ ESPANOL/ /media/\$G\$\ ...
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How do I choose among the tab directory completor in terminal?

I type in for example: cp /media/Macintosh Then Tab so that it can correctly put in the formatting for Macintosh HD I then want it to complete among a few options if you press tab.. for this ...
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Specific folders uneditable, yet still accessible and writeable

The goal To have: A Samba share in which any network user can create, modify and delete files and directories except for specific folders, which can not be modified or deleted but are still ...
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How to create a new folder on List view on nautilus?

This is a really small problem, although it seems to be like a pretty big design issue. When the folder is full of files, for example, there's no empty space left to right click on, so how do I ...
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Change directory structure from /YEAR/MONTH/DAY/ to /YEAR-MONTH-DAY

I need to change my directory structure for my photos from /YEAR/MONTH/DAY/ to /YEAR-MONTH-DAY I know this can sort of be done with exiftool, but it will only work on files containing EXIF-tags, and ...
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Why doesn't 'cp /user/local' work?

I was trying to copy a directory to /user/bin (on Ubuntu 12.04). I tells me that I cannot create directory ``/user/local' No such file or directory`. Where did I make a mistake? sudo cp -r ...
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Some Files in Downloads folder getting deleted automatically

Some of the document(.pdf) files that I downloaded from internet, were saved in ~/Downloads folder. These got deleted automatically on reboot. This has happened to me thrice now. I have checked Files ...
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Finish long directory name with tab problem

I have simple problem that I have to long directories which I want to cd into, but I would like to know easy way. mosquito@mosquito-K56CB:~/Downloads$ ls | grep Guns Guns n' Roses - Appetite for ...