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

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Problems with unzipping .tar.gz

For installations i've needed to unzip .tar.gz so ive used tar fvxz file_name.tar.gz yet it replies with tar (child): file_name.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is ...
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How to make a file or folder undeletable? [duplicate]

I want to make a file or folder undeletable, even the superuser can't be able to delete that file.Chattr command makes a file undeletable only if the files were in Linux filesystems (ext2,ext4). But I ...
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change backup target directory

How do i change target directory for simple backup? I have tried to point to a standalone hard drive, but I continually get error saying there is not enough space on the ubuntu one default directory. ...
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For what I have “Public”, “Templates” and “Examples” in my home directory?

What is the purpose of "Public", "Templates" and "Examples" directories in my home directory? What should I put in there? And is ok if I delete them? If yes, then when I create them again they will ...
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PLUG software confusion

I have a fender Mustang II amp that has a Linux version of the Fuse softare,called PLUG. The instructions tell me to type two commands into the source directory. I cant find that anywhere. Is there ...
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Is my folder encrypted?

I have 12.04 Server with encrypted /home directory. I moved 50gb /xx folder from my root directory to my home directory /home/xx It did this instantly. The question is: Is that /home/xx now ...
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How to delete this file?

I am trying to create a directory .ebextensions. Ubuntu 12.04 is telling me that there is already a file with that name; however, I have searched for it, and nothing comes up. I really need to create ...
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Unable to create new folders on ubuntu

I fresh installed ubuntu with lighttpd & I wanna add a test file to check if my server works or not. But I am unable to do so.... I am unable to create files... When I right clicked & opened ...
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Unable to copy to a dir

Any time I try to copy stuff over to the this folder it fails. mslawson@Matts-Notebook:/tmp$ sudo cp -r rails_tutorial_sublime_text/* \~/.config/sublime-text-2/Packages/User/ cp: target ...
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How do I know where (from which directory) the process is commanded?

I am running a simulation that is commanded to begin at some directory, but don't remember from which directory I commanded the simulation. I'm using python for running the simulation, so ps aux | ...
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change directory, subdirectory, folder and file permissions in ubuntu GUI

I am having problems installing, upgrading and deleting Wordpress plugins on my VM-Virtual Box LAMP server. I have read that the issue has something to do with permissions that are assigned in my ...
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Keeping local folders synchronized [duplicate]

After repeatedly losing data on encrypted drives due to some trivial combination of software and hardware failure, I would like to know if there is a simple tool that keeps local folders synchronized. ...
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Making a link to a folder on windows?

sorry but I am just very new to ubuntu and i can't get the answer via search or google, because there are too many options and nothing seems to help me with my problem. I have one hard disk in my ...
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forbidden folder name in apache?

I have a little web server I run to help me at work. In an effort to neaten up the internal bits, I made a folder named "doc" for documents. When i try to navigate to that folder I get You don't have ...
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Folders from the sidebar are not showing

How do i restore the folders that were showing on the sidebar and the general folder look. I only see the content not the folder! Please Advise
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Folder permissions

I Installed Like-Wise-open to join users to my windows domain, The problem is that users can access all Like-wise-open folders which mean that they can see some personal users folders and information, ...
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Find directories that DON'T contain a file but YES another one

I have quite a large music collection and would like to find the directories in which I still have compressed files (*.rar) unprocessed. Hence looking for a command that lists directories in which i ...
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Permission denied to open a text file

My program generates a file (ex: file.txt), it is generated in a directory something like : a/b/c/file.txt and directory /a/ is changed to 777 permission mode. Can anyone tell me why whenever a new ...
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Linux Touch Directory Command

What does the command 'touch' when applied to a directory? dragos@Dragos--XPS-L702X:~$ mkdir test dragos@Dragos--XPS-L702X:~$ ls -l total 52 drwxr-xr-x 2 dragos dragos 4096 Oct 25 00:42 Desktop ...
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Storing website files in /usr/share/www/ instead of /var/www/ [closed]

I have just seen the /var/ directory being defined as: Multi-purpose log, temporary, transient, and spool files. A memory-based file system is sometimes mounted at /var. Whereas /usr/ has been ...
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Move /home/(user) folders to other location

Ubuntu 13.04 is installed on a SSD. I also have a HDD in the computer. I want the SSD to continue having relatively high speed for as long as possible. My /home/ folders (including the Desktop) tend ...
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Copy only folders not files?

Is there a way to copy an entire directory, but only the folders? I have a corrupt file somewhere in my directory which is causing my hard disks to fail. So instead of copying the corrupt file to ...
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Command to view containing folder of an application in Ubuntu

Which command is used to view containing folder of an application? For example, I installed Emacs, Chrome,... on my computer, now I want to view folder that holds them. How can I do that via terminal? ...
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Difference between linux subdirectories [duplicate]

I am building a computer and installing Linux of it. I am considering of getting: A small capacity SSD for frequently accessed files (such as the OS and programs), A small capacity hard drive for ...
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How do I rescue files from the encrypted home folder via live USB stick?

I know, this has been asked and answered all over the internet already. However, I start feeling stupid, since the informations there are not helping me. Just this morning, I wanted to install the ...
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Deleted directory doesn't appear at the bin and doesn't give the free space back

I'm using Kubuntu. My disk was full some days ago and the system requested me to delete files. I deleted a ~17GB directory, but it didn't appear at the bin and didn't released the space. What could ...
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second hard drive to be mouunted as /home/Videos

i am wanting to know if i can make my second hard drive be the videos folder that is in my home dir. if so please tell me how. mainly when i click on the videos folder i want it to show me the stuff ...
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How do I share photos over Ubuntu One?

I have joined Ubuntu One. For the life of me, I can not figure out how to add pictures to the cloud. I did notice a Ubuntu One folder in my home directory. I then pasted in another directory from ...
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Change program call directory

I have to versions of a software (Tecplot). When I write "tec360" in the terminal it brings me the old version. How can I change the program call directory so that it will bring me the new version?
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Installer and Directory structure

I'm searching the internet for some days now but can't find info on where exactly the installer makes the file and folder directory structure and writes them on the disk. I know it complies with ...
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How to access/delete a folder accidentally named with escaped characters? [duplicate]

I was setting up a cloud server and saw that I accidentally added a folder named ^[[4~ (with escape code). I want to see what is inside and if that was just a mistake then remove that directory. ...
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directory creation problem

What is the meaning of the following statement : I want to install math system named GAP. mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/lib/gap4r5': Permission denied Cannot create directory ...
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Redirect stdout to a file and stderr to another file

Use find to compile a list of all directories in /proc, redirecting the output so that the list of directories ends up in a file called directories.txt and the list of error messages ends up in a file ...
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How to use ssh to transfer files from computer a to local computer

I am trying to get some files off of my school linux account using ssh. I have got the connection to work using: scp <school_server>: ~/folder i want ~/where i want to go. But when it goes ...
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Change location of default folders editing user-dirs.dirs? [duplicate]

I have UBUNTU 12.04. I tried to change the location of default folders (Documents, Music, ...) to other disk (NTFS-formatted). I tried to change the file ./config/user-dirs.dirs. However, after reboot ...
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rmdir on my machine doesn't have the -r argument

I checked the man page for it using man rmdir and all it has is --ignore-fail-on-non-empty, -p, -v, --help, and --version. What am I missing? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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Find USB device's directory /sys/bus/usb/devices/ using idVendor/idProduct

I'm trying to make a script that takes the product and vendor id printed by using lsusb, then checking against this ID to find the USB device's directory in /sys/bus/usb/devices. I initially thought ...
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Indication of application loading in launcher

Is it possible to get an indication of an application loading when you open it from the a folder. i.e. opening a video with VLC takes a bit of time while VLS loads all the required bits. I end up ...
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Where does Springseed store data?

I want to backup my data and I use Springseed to take my notes. Where does it store the notes I write? I checked /opt/springseed but I cant find the data there. I'm sorry if this question has already ...
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How to locate a sub-direcotry?

I want to locate a sub-directory build/debug within a folder Are there any shell command that can do this?
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What is the /media/myname/SSH2013-09-16 directory for?

I noticed today that there is a directory located in /media/myusername called "SSH2013-09-16". I tried to remove it, but rmdir reports "Device or resource busy". This even happens if I try to remove ...
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Delete One of two folders with the Same Name by command line [closed]

I want to delete one of two folders which is having exactly same name but containing different files in it. How can i delete specific folder from these two in terminal ?
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Mount specific FTP folder in ubuntu

I want to mount a specific folder in Ubuntu. By default the folder that is set by the ftp server is the user's home folder. However, if I mount ftp://server.com/my_folder it will mount the ...
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How to remove “number of items” listed at the end of every folder name?

How to get rid of the "number of items" displayed/listed at the end of every folder name?
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Firefox is aksing me to choose an application when I try to download something, but I can't find any of them - I just find folders [duplicate]

When I click on a link to download something, such as a torrent, I guet a window that asks me to select an application. I want to choose a software on my computer (like transmission), but the only ...
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Renaming a directory?

I have a directory I want to rename without spaces. This is the path to the file with spaces /home/ebank36/minecraft/The Fall of Gondolin. I want to rename that directory to TFoG so I would like it ...
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How to navigate through directories named with non-latin characters?

I just don't know if it's possible and how to cd for example in a dir that is not named with latin characters. Example: $ cd άλφα or $ cd альфа Update: In a terminal it is ok, but in a CLI ...
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Not able to access folder due to wrong CHMOD commands

I was not able to view my custom vhost www.ajweb.dev in my apache2. My www folder resided in /home/ajinkya/www So I did following. ajinkya@ajinkya-Inspiron-3521:~$ cd www ...
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How to delete sub-folders but keep all the files?

I'm wondering if there's a way on Ubuntu to delete all of the subfolders in a folder but keep all the files?
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Can't paste items into directory if it is made by another user

I can't add documents to directories made by other users of my samba file server. Say I'm user1, and there is another person user2. If user2 makes a folder, and I (user1) try to add something to it, ...