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

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How to create a new folder from a terminal with administrative permissions?

I want to install JAVA, but the installation instructions ask me to create a new folder, called /java/, into the standard /usr/ folder. But this folder is blocked. I mean, I can not to create a new ...
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What is $Recycle.Bin in LS output?

If i do LS and see $RECYCLE.BIN and try to TAB complete $R I get $RANDOM clearly I am an idiot, but breaking things is how I learn :) I deleted $RECYCLE.BIN and lost a bunch of files. Now ...
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java's config directory is taking 2.5 GB. Can I delete it?

the directory is /home/shahar/.java/.config, this config folder is 2.5. from looking inside it relates to many programs on my system. but what would happen if I delete it? and would it just go back to ...
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Terminal: list subdirectories containing a specific directory name

I am trying to write a command that will list all directories in /usr/share/icons that contain a folder named "places," but only in the first subdirectory. To make things clearer, there are a lot of ...
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What determines a directory size?

I know that size of a directory itself is a different thing than the sizes of the files in it. I think of a directory as a list of the directories and files within, hence a directory's size should be ...
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Folder access restriction during specific hours

I want to manage my time better and I'm looking for way to make my entertainment folder accessible only after 8 pm. Is there any way to do it with some bash command?
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Using Anjuta IDE for C++. Why won't it recognize the header file. Error main.cc Header.h: No such file

Error on simple class example. Why does it not find the header file? Also, if anyone has a breakdown of what the folders mean, I'd appreciate it. Anjuta No header file error
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Hide/Don't list non-readable folders

In a multi-user environment using Ubuntu server 14.04 as a shared drive All users connect via SFTP using Filezilla/WinSCP and are chroot to /home/company-folder/ Each user has also its own personal ...
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what directory is the tmp file in

I'm a totally overwhelmed, brand new user. had a lot of problems during the install process while half asleep after a long day of fighting with windows and then giving up on the whole windows OS. ...
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How to make Firefox download to Downloads folder even when “Open with xxx” is selected?

I have recently noticed that when downloading something with Firefox, if I select the option "Open with xxx" instead of just the "Save file" option, the file is then downloaded to /tmp and opened with ...
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How to create a directory users can't delete (but can delete files in it)?

Is it possible to create a directory that ordinary users cannot delete, but they could create and delete files and subdirectories inside this directory? i.e. for /share/permanent/ users could ...
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How to make my system delete all the files in a certain directory older than a certain time while keeping the directory structure intact?

I have a directory on my machine, think of it as my own sort of tmp directory, but it's in my ~ directory. And I want to make it so that my system every 3 hours deletes all the files in (though ...
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Double click open jar app not find file in jar root folder

In my java app I open an exe with ProcessBuilder and that exe makes something, this exe needs some files and I located them in my jar root directory but when I run jar with double click I get file ...
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What does the “cd ..” command do? [duplicate]

When I enter cd .. into the terminal, I get this Videos # cd .. home # If I enter it again, I move to the / directory. What exactly is it doing? Is home the same as $HOME? And why do I move into ...
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how to count the number of directory and files recursively?

How on earth can i count all the directory and sub directories recursively including all the hidden files and directories accurately ? I tried ls -aR | wc -l but this is not working accurately. ...
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Where should I keep my personal files while keeping the pathname short?

I was a Windows user and am new in Linux environment. I just installed Ubuntu two days ago and I am confused about the directories such as lib, etc, var, tmp, mnt, etc. I've a few questions. What is ...
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count the number of directory recusively?

Is there any command or the group of commands that can be used to count and display the number of all directories and sub-directories recursively starting with the certain specific letter?
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I have two directories with identically named files in them. When I try to switch them the files switch folders. Why?

I have two fodlers, one named video/ and the other foto/. video/ contains a white video icon with a blue foto icon, foto/ contains a blue video icon and a white foto icon. Both video icons are ic2 and ...
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How to set default opening folder for Nautilus file manager?

How do I configure Nautilus to open at my Documents folder instead of my home folder? I've scoured this site and found answers instructing users to edit the /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop ...
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Need to move Arduino IDE applicaion Install to another Directory

I have just installed the latest version of Arduino IDE v1.6.6 under my Downloads directory and all works great. The issue is, I actually didn't want it to install at this location and so would like ...
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Where should I create custom folders?

I'm sorry for the silly question. I'm using Ubuntu on a Vagrant VM and wanted to create a custom folder to hold some random files. Where is the "best" place to do so? Is it `/usr/'? In Windows, ...
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“Documents” folder is inaccessible after upgrade

I have just discovered that I cant open my documents folder. It is no longer in the bookmarks list in the file manager, but at the end of the list and when I click on it...it says the following: I ...
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how to give partial permissions to shared folder for openLDAP users in ubuntu server 14.04 graphically

I have a ubuntu 14.04 openLDAP server in which I have created more than 20 users and created a shared folder by installing sharing services (samba) but I can`t give permissions for read/write/execute ...
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Local rsync command to capture a sub-sub-subdirectory of /

The task is simple: create a backup of /usr/local/bin and the files within it, and keep the path information. The following works, but I do not really understand what I have done. I've noticed that ...
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Keeping track of filesystem changes

I am looking for a way to find changes made to filesystem on Ubuntu. Like so: make some kind of a snapshot i.e. scan given folder (files, subfolders), save files names and sizes. install whatever, ...
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How to change the physical location of predeterminated user folders [duplicate]

Is there a way to change the physical location (real HDD partition) of the predeterminated user folders? I'm talking about the folders the system put automatically into the main system partition: ...
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389 Directory Server with Windows Clients

I'm trying to use Ubuntu as a Directory Server for Windows clients. I currently have 389 Directory Server installed but dont know where to take it from there. Hope someone can provide me with ...
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Can't copy files to /cdrom folder Error code : permission denied

Screenshot while copying file to /cdrom folder I have created an Ubuntu persistent USB. Now i have to transfer files between my other PC (Windows 7) to Ubuntu. But i cant copy files to a folder that ...
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how do i move a file from downloads folder to opt folder?

i cant move john-1.7.9.tar.gz from downloads folder to opt folder, i tried sudo cp -r /home/kevsfernandez/downloads john-1.7.9.tar.gz /opt and just says cp: cannot stat ...
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Where does Desktop Telegram save sent pictures?

i use telegram with my pc. i know that telegram save all pictures in a folder on android. is telegram save pictures on pc too ? and if yes, where is it ?
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Script for moving files that are older than 5 days

I'm currently working on a script that allows me to move any file thats older than 5 days into an archive folder with the same path, except for the root folder which changes. So something like: ...
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where can I get cookies of chrome web browser in ubuntu 14.04?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and want to know the location of cookies of chrome web browser. anyone knows the directory of chrome web browser cookies? thanks,
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ubuntu/android ftp not recognizing files or directories with caps

I have ftp set up between my ubuntu 14.04.3 desktop and android phone. When I attempt to transfer files from the ubuntu box to the phone, some strange things happen. If the directory and/or filenames ...
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How to prevent the deletion (but not the creation) of items in a folder?

There is a folder which is being created within another folder in my home directory, and I want to be able to analyse the contents of this folder, however, I have a problem: as the folder is created, ...
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Cannot create folder: /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed

I am trying to disable Google chrome's incognito mode by following the instructions here: How to disable Chrome's Incognito Mode? (the first answer) I am unsure as to how to create the folders ...
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Ubuntu missing files and folders

When trying to access folders like Documents,Downloads etc in Ubuntu 15.04 an error message is shown that the file doesn't exist. " Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and ...
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How would you count every occurrence of a term in all files in the current directory?

How would you count every occurrence of a term in all files in the current directory? - and subdirectories(?) I've read that to do this you would use grep; what is the exact command? Also, is it ...
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after moving HOME directory seems to be in the original location

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 with a small (and very fast SSD) and a secondary (sdb) drive. I want to use the second drive for all storage, leaving sda for OS only. I moved my home ...
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Use chown to set the ownership of all a folder's subfolders and files?

How can I use the chown command to change the ownership of all a folder's subfolders and files?
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Help tracking down /org

While checking something with dconf watch I saw the following path pop up again and again: /org/freedesktop/tracker/miner/files/index-recursive-directories However, when I try to navigate to the ...
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How to: Command line directory duplication?

I use terminal/the command line on a daily basis for front end web development. As an example: Today, from the command-line I was trying duplicate a project to make a responsive web page design ...
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Is it possible to create a symbolic link that relies on an environmental variable instead of a absolute path?

The Environmental variable will contain the absolute path. That way if an entire sub-directory is moved then one only needs to edit the environmental variable. For example if we have some directory ...
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no such file or directory mkdir

# sudo mkdir /hadoop-data/hadoopmaster/hdfs/namenode mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/hadoop-data/hadoopmaster/hdfs/namenode’: No such file or directory
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Where is my Steam directory? [duplicate]

Where the hell is it?! I've been looking for ages and I can't find it! I want to find it so I can change the resolution of War Thunder as it doesn't have my native resolution.
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Change default home folder location to a NAS in Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to achieve two goals on a new Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 2012 R2 environment: 1. I would like to change the default home folder for the Linux users to point to a new NAS storage, ...
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Videos gone from right-click menu

Videos used to be an option when I right-click on the files icon on my launcher. Now it's gone even though that directory still exists. Why did it go away and how can I get it back?
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Is there some way to decrease folders/icons size in Nautilus 3.18?

In the newest Nautilus 3.18 the smallest folder/icon size is really too big. Is there some way to hack (or something) this program and set a smaller one?
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files from downloads automatically moves to .dc++/Incomplete

I use Linuxdc++ and I face this issue often. My files from downloads gets deleted and goes automatically to.dc++/Incomplete. how can I prevent it from happening in future? I use ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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How to allow apache to access another directory ouside /html/www/

At the moment I have a apache web server and in this web server I have a "test.html" file. this file streams an audio file from the following directory. "audio/monkey.mp3". (full path ...
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I need to locate Apps files to make them available to Unity Launch Folders

I have only been able to do it for an app I downloaded its Debian file for. Of course I chose where to install it, hence I knew where to find it. I simply drag and dropped to a drawer window of Unity ...