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

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I am not able to change directory to local disk using terminal even though ls is listing them

It is showing directory doesn't exist again and again here is what I am getting v4_adi@v4:/media/v4_adi$ ls F drive Local Disk1 v4_adi@v4:/media/v4_adi$ cd F Drive bash: cd: F: No such file or ...
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Distorted Home Folder Display

I am using 14.04.3 LTS. Whenever I open my home folder for the first time after my laptop has booted I get the following distorted display, which becomes normal after few moments. How can I fix this? ...
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How to create folder in Gnome 3.14?

In gnome 3.14, through dConf Editor, app-folder-configuration it disappeared ! How do I create folders ?
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why won't terminal recognize /ect directory directly? [closed]

so, when i type in "ls /" it shows all the directories (including ect), but somehow I cannot make it change to the working directory...it works when I try switching it to the dev or bin directory, but ...
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Move the www/html LAMP folder to another disk

I'm dual-booting windows 8 and ubuntu and I want to use a shared disk (E:/) as a www/html folder. Now when I open Ubuntu this disk is called Shared_data and I'm wondering if it's possible to change ...
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How do I specify folders only for chmod

I have a 30GB website, with loads of folders, and files. I want all the folders to have the permission 745 and all the files to have 644. I tried using chmod -R 745 public_html/ but all the sub files ...
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How can I view shared folders from Windows Server 2012 Essentials

I am a complete Linux noob and I'm not too technically inclined. I have a Windows server 2012 essentials machine at home and normally connect to it using the Windows connector software. However, ...
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The permission do not allow you to make modification

I've setup lamp in my Ubuntu 14.04 successfully and everything works fine. I can create new file inside of my var/www/html/ file and can copy and past files. But when I'm trying to edit any of ...
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click.ubuntu.com folder in /opt

Well I found a folder in /opt from which I don't know the origin. When I do ls -la /opt it gives me marten@marten-desktop:~$ ls -la /opt/ insgesamt 16 drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Sep 12 ...
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how to copy from current folder to another folder

how to copy between current directory to another directory eg. i am trying to copy my current directory i.e Desktop to var/www/html cp form.html ./var/www/html receive a following error cp: ...
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What is the command to delete a directory that has files in it?

I did man rmdir. I also tried adding -r and -f, but that didn't work either.
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On an upgrade will ubuntu erase a folder created in the root directory?

I have a habit of creating a folder called soft inside the root directory, as in /soft. I usually put manually installed softwares there. My question is if I perform an upgrade such as 14.10 -> ...
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What does rm -rf do?

What does rm -rf do when used to remove files or directories? How do the -r and -f options work together?
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Customising Recent Files Folder By Time

Is there any way to increase the length of time that files are registered to display in Recent folder? I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.04 and Unity. Thanks
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Lock the position of desktop icon 14.03

I was wondering if there is a way to prevent a user from moving a desktop icon but it still be usable? I am on ubuntu 14.03 32 bit. Any help wnd suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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Why does this folder keep reappearing after I rm -rf?

I'm running Docker on Ubuntu 15.04 and I'm inside a 14.04 container. I have a database called magento. There's no volumes mounted. It has a folder under /var/lib/mysql/magento. I want to rm -rf that ...
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Remove Leading or Trailing Space(s) in File or Folder Names

I worked out a neat way ro get rid of duplicate files. You know, the ones that contain "(1).", "(2).", "(3).", etc. in their names. In a terminal window, at the command line, you type in "rm ...
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What does '$' means in ubuntu directory name

In ubuntu there are some folders whose name start with a '$' character; for example $Recycle.Bin. These folders are normally hidden. As far as I know hidden folders start with '.' character. What is ...
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How to find files whose inode is not referenced by any directory

Okay, some time ago I found what seems to be a bug in nautilus. /tmp$ mkdir test/ /tmp$ mkdir test2/ /tmp$ echo "very important stuff" > test/important-file.txt /tmp$ ln -s /tmp/test/ test2/test ...
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How to sync two folders on my machine, in one directional syncing?

I have a set-up in which I create a certain file, and subsequently move it into a storage area for that type of file (folder A). There is another folder on my machine where I must also copy the file ...
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Command to copy only folder with files

I have this types of folders folder A | -folder A | - 3files folder B | -folder B | - no files child folders A and B have same name of parent folder A or B. Parent ...
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folder content doesn't get refreshed automatically in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and when I'm doing experiments which creates new files inside a particular folder X. But I can't see these new files inside X without refreshing X. I have increased the count ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to respect no read, write, or execute permissions for others set by chmod and Nautilus

I do not want to give 'others' read, write, or execute permissions in certain directories or folders. i.e. /home/me/test I am running 14.04.3 desktop. I have navigated to the folder, selected the ...
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How to get a full size of directory without listing the files/dir within?

I am able to get a size of a directory at the end of the du -h directoryname. But is there a way to get the size without it listing the files/directories within? I'm currently doing it like this: du ...
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“No such file or directory” upon login

After booting up my PC and typing the password to log in something strange happens - Ubuntu is telling me, that there's "no such file or directory" and password box changes to "Log in" button. After I ...
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Script for “extracting” subfolders into parent folder

This gonna be a little bit tricky, I guess :-) When I open a terminal in the folder and run a script, that script should: move all content of all subfolders to a top parent folder (recursively) ...
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Rename hundreds of directories [duplicate]

I have more than hundred directories named SP_[number]_date. I'd like to rename all to just SP_[number]. I can only figure out how to do that by mv SP_1_date SP_1 but that will take ages. Can I ...
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How to Customize the size of the Folder & Files in the desktop?

There are some folders in my desktop which seems large in size (Bulky) !!! No Option to change it, Even Right-Click !!! I would like to Customize it. How to do it?
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Run python script when a file has been added to a folder?

Is it possible to run a Python script when a file has been added to a folder? In my scenario I have a folder that contains movies and the Python script gets the details (name, year, plot, rating, ...
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Organising folders

I have several folders ("amazon", "niger", "rhine",...). Inside each of them I have several subfolders ("gfdl", "hadgem", "ipsl",...). Each subfolders is composed by 5 subfolders (e.g. in "amazon", ...
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Is there a way to search files considering content of archives as well?

I'm trying to find a (very old) file, from which I'm sure it is somewhere on my NAS. Unfortunately I have some of my old files stored inside tar.gz, zip or 7z. Is there any way to search all files ...
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what does /var/lib/update-rc.d/xxx for?

I find there are some files in /var/lib/update-rc.d/, such as: $ more /var/lib/update-rc.d/exim4 update-rc.d exim4 defaults the only content is a update-rc.d command add service to default level. ...
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Accessing /proc/acpi causes freeze

I noticed this issue when trying to use Bumblebee(allows me to use the discrete GPU) on my laptop.Bumblebee uses bbswitch to switch between GPUs, bbswitch is accessed in /proc/acpi, and whanever it is ...
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How Can I Access A Broken Ubuntu 14.04 File System?

Configuration: AWS t2.micro instance (name:webserver) set up with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; this instance is stopped and the EBS volume (name:broken) containing the instance (name:webserver) has been mounted ...
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Does Rhythmbox have folder play option?

I can select a folder in nautilus, right-click and choose "Open with VLC..." as well as "Open with Rhythmbox" but while the VLC option plays the files in the folder, Rhythmbox doesn't play the ...
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Unable to setGID bit on folder

I want that all files and directories inherit the permissions of the tvshow folder. I am trying to set the GID bit, but I have no idea why it's not working. I am using this source for my commands. ...
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How can i change the Pictures/Documents/etc directory?

I am a total noob in Ubuntu, and i would like to change the default directory of Documents, Music, Pictures etc. My setting is as follows: 1 partition for Windows 1 partition for ubuntu 1 ...
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Symbolic links lost after restart

I have been working on setting up some symbolic links so that I can easily access directories and files on another internal hard drive. When I create the links they work well, but every time that I ...
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How can I install programs on another drive?

I'm planning on switching from Windows to Ubuntu and with Windows, when you install programs, you can have the option to choose where to install it. How could I do that on Ubuntu? The reason is ...
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My files from Downloads folder are gone

I was trying to make a bootable flashdrive with WIN7 using Yumi in my Ubuntu desktop. The process got stuck at 46% for over half an hour. I tried interrupting it, but it was not possible. So I ...
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bin doesn't exist

I'm trying to make a symbolic link with node and nodejs, but it always returns : No such file or directory I've tried $ cd ~/bin just to get to the directory but it still says No such file or ...
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Recover Directory Links

I've just erroneously launched this command: rm -R symbolic_link_to_dir and now if I go to DIR I can't see the content folders anymore. Fortunately if I enter with my FTP I can see all of the ...
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How do I create a new file in a folder owned by root? Specifically, I want to add a file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

I want to add a new file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d as seen at the bottom of this page, but I can't as it's owned by root user. How to? EDIT: I managed it using the information on this page:
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When I click on my home folder icon, all the directories appear but after 4 seconds they disappear.

When I click on my home folder icon, all the directories appear but after 4 seconds they disappear. If I click on a directoryy icon, sometimes the contents display and stay on but other times they ...
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How to password protect a hidden directory

I want to encrypt and password protect hidden directory and its components (.folder/something/some/) using a secondary password (not login password). I have downloaded Cryptkeeper but i didnt find an ...
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When I create a new directory, create a markdown file with the same name in it

I want to create a lot of directories (manually, using the GUI). I will then want to have inside them a markdown document with the same name as the directory, so this sort of tree: 624466 └ ...
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How to access Ubuntu ~ and . folder

I have read many Questions and Answers here. In some of them there are directories that I cannot find on my computer, for example: /home/username/.local/ ~/.local/share/Steam What is ~, what is ...
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Backup problem with folder rename (use back in time)

We use Ubuntu Server (14.04) as file server. As backup solution we use "Back in Time". I have a general question about making backups, since we are having problems with the folder names from time to ...
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Use common data folders for two users instead of separate ones

I have a 15.04 machine with basically 2 user accounts, an admin and a restricted user. What I want is that both of them have separate home directories (for system/application settings etc.), but use ...
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Navigating Directories [duplicate]

I am a new ubuntu user, and i am trying to figure out the terminal. I am using V. 13.10 and my problem is happening even in the begginning. I can't navigate to any directories from the base root of ...