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

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missing /usr/include/sys

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 under VMware running on a Windows 8 system. I was looking for the file include/sys/syscall.h and noticed that the include/sys directory does not exist. I tried ...
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access windows folder on ubuntu partition (ext4) from window 7

I installed ubuntu 12.04 side by side with windows 7. I installed ubuntu in a drive which also contained windows folder(back up) . But for some reason even though Ubuntu installed properly i did not ...
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FIXED Nautilus (13.10, cairo dock) crashes when I try to open “Pictures” (external disk) or Downloads or some folders that contain media

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 with Cairo Dock for, maybe 2 or 3 months. I regularly upgrade ubuntu, but for the last couple of weeks I've had this problem: from time to time, Nautilus (which I ...
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Create Directory linked to external server (website) via ftp

I'm totally new to Ubuntu and linux in general, so please forgive me if this has been asked before. I'm a web developer and have moved to ubuntu. I was wondering if it was possible to have a ...
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Why does deleted files also appear in directory [duplicate]

For example consider that i have created a file temp.txt and delete it later, there is still an invisible file temp.txt~ Of course I can delete it but Why do i need to do it always, So how to avoid ...
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Files in Downloads folder deleted automatically

As mentioned in the title, this has been happening for some days. And now that; whatever I download from Linux DC++, it goes to /home/user/Downloads folder (set as default in DC++ settings) but after ...
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How to back up a folder in the C root file in XP.. only place the folder can be [closed]

I have a folder directly under C:/ that can only be located there in order to work. I have to back it up daily, I was hoping Ubunto would do that, but it keeps saying the file must be elsewhere (My ...
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Is it bad practice for folder name to contain dot (.)? How about file name with multiple dots?

Sometimes it makes practical sense for a folder name to contain a dot (.). For example, you are storing data for an experiment conducted at L=0.5. So the folder might be named: experiment_L0.5 A ...
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Error while running a TOPCONS script

After installing TOPCONS successfully, when I try to run the script, it gives me an error: Directory /home/robber/bin/../var/www/topcons.cbr.su.se/docroot/topcons/ does not exist However, the ...
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Permission denied to view a folder. I copied a file from one folder to the current folder

I am new user of Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu version 12.10 in virtual box. The problem. I downloaded a file called pcre in to /home/downloads. I created a folder in pcre in home folder and ...
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Output Directory Contents to File

I have a directory html. I would like to output the files of the directory, including the path, to a file. You can do something like this with the command: ls -R scripts/html > out.txt But the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 opening dialog hangs too long when opening files,folders, anything?

Every time i open any file, or folder, basically anything, there is an opening dialog on my panel, like Opening this and that. And even when file is opened, opening dialog hangs there for another ...
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vware tool install error

when install vmware-tools, I got the following error, what is the problem, how to solve it? (the version of vmware is 10.0.0, and the ubuntu version is 13.10), message is as following: Using 2.6.x ...
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permission denied

Some folders and files under my folder named Movies cant be deleted I had a look and there is no longer a user even set on them to remove or edit them. Some how it has removed it self as me being the ...
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Rename all the files “file.txt” in directory with multiple subdirectories

If I have a directory1 which has a "file.txt" and subdirectories: "week", "today", "last month". In "week" and "last month" is also "file.txt". directory1/ file.txt week/ file.txt ...
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Display contents of one folder in another

Is it possible to show all the files from one folder in another on Ubuntu? A bit like libraries on Windows? More specifically I want files from a specific folder in my local Google drive folder to ...
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folders content in properties goes through a loop

When I select several folders and right-click properties, the content (files and size) takes a huge amount of time, because it keeps starting from zero. For example it counts the files (and size) ...
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How can I see the memory occupied by a file and folder and also entire directory from terminal?

I'm having some files and folders in the "My Documents" directory. What are the commands to see the size of a file and directory in a terminal?
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file and folder permissioins

I have an Ubuntu file server (samba) sharing a folder structure with a Windows 7 computer classroom. All users use the same user/pass to access the folders and have read/write permissions. I would ...
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combine html files in directories and subdirectories

I have many directories named like www.url1.com, www.url2.org, url3.com each one of them containing html files which I want to combine according to the name of each directory. The directories ...
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Is there a way to know the creation date of a folder?

I can't find the creation date in the properties. Is there a way to know? I tried arranging the files by modification as to know which were created first but I don't know if it is in ascending or ...
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How do I change my default Java directory?

I am new to Ubuntu and am trying to set up Java to run and compile programs. As I am very fresh, I am not sure how to tell which version I am using but file /sbin/init returns: ELF 64-bit LSB ...
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File rating in folder

I wonder if there's a posibility to rate files (especially sound files) in folder with list view in rating column. I've used this feature in win 7 and it's probably only thing I miss. I'm not looking ...
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Can't access shared folder on Win2k machine

I'm trying to access a shared folder on my Win2k machine from Ubuntu 12. I'm somewhat new to ubuntu so bear with me. I've setup the workgroup on the windows machine, added a user name and password to ...
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I changed my var folder permission to 777 do I have to re-install the system [duplicate]

I just accidentally changed my var folder permission to 777 and it's sub folders. Do I have to re-install my system? and as far until now it didn't made any trouble for me.
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Folder Action for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a question concerning Ubuntu folder action , I need a script to notify me when a file is add to a folder or the folder changes , is there any possibility for that. I found some articles ...
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Changed language to dutch and now my pictuers&documents folder is empty

I changed the language settings to Dutch in order to get grammar check in libre office. After reboot I got the question if the folder names also should be changed to Dutch. This shouldnt have any ...
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Nautilus never stops counting the size of multiple folders at the same time

I have installed 13.10 and everything seems to work fine. However when I try to measure the size of multiple files at the same time the size section does not stop rising. After a while (not the real ...
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List by “artist” in a folder? How to view meta data of songs in Nautilus?

Is it possible to list my .mp3 files by artist in my music folder? I am not able to view any tag from a song (artist/album/title of the songs) in the preview...
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Language problem is causing updatting problem!

I searched so much but still haven't found any serious answer for this. I installed ubuntu 13.10 in english and i changed later the system language in greek. So everything turned into greek. When i ...
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Find directory and delete it's content but not itself

How do I find a directory and delete all it's content but not the directory itself? find -type -d -name 'Tmp' -exec rm -rf {} \; But this also deletes 'Tmp' directory. Thanks in advance.
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access specific folder on Ubuntu VirtualBox from Windows host

Need to access /etc folder which resides on Ubuntu guest (VirtualBox) from Windows 7 host. VM working on NAT, Guest Additions Installed along with SMB. Any ideas, gentlemen's? Shared Folders Option in ...
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How to go back in explorer manager?

I am new in Ubuntu and I do not find how to "go back" at the previus view while I am travelling in the folders. Is there a keyboard shortcut for this action? (in windows I can use "left arrow" to do ...
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Why use sticky bit?

"The sticky bit applies only to directories, and is typically used on publicly-writeable directories. Within a directory upon which the sticky bit is applied, users are prevented from deleting or ...
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How to remove duplicate application in /usr/share/applications folder? [duplicate]

I just started using XFCE and I'm loving it so far but I've yet to figure this out. I'm having trouble removing a duplicate Google Chrome file in this folder. The main thing is I want to remove it ...
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What are the original default files contained in the /usr/share folder?

Can someone please just give me a list of the default files and folders that you would find in /usr/share folder after installation? You would not believe how difficult this is to find.
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Find out where the directory is in Linux?

When I executed the command to give the pid of my processes running, it gave me like this - user@machineA:/$ ps -eo pid,command | grep exhibitor | grep java | grep -v grep 1615 java -jar ...
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How to enable trash function for folder var/www instead of permanent deletion?

How to enable trash function for var/www folder? I guess deleted files can not be moved to trash from that folder, because that is a special one (belongs to root) and its' files should not be ...
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What permissions settings will make /var/www accessible without admin? [duplicate]

As a webmaster I need fast access to /var/www, what should I set in dir permissions to get rid of 'open as admin' in order to file modification and creation? Yet I want it safe as modificable from my ...
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Folder disappears after renaming it to ''.*Name'' [closed]

I just tried to install a theme for conky but when i follow the instructions and rename the folder ''conky'' to''.conky'' it simply disappears. Even if i turned on show hidden folders. Where is the ...
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How do I create public html folder? [duplicate]

I am a php programmer and new in ubuntu. Now I am using ubuntu 12.4 I need to create public html directory on my home directory for easy assess of php files. How can I create this public_html ...
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Why am I not able to use chmod 000 for a folder?

I can't chmod 000 for a folder in Ubuntu 13.10
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Home Folder, mouse right click and click on folder all fail (ubuntu 12.04LTS)

It just happens recently without any sign. When I click on the Home Folder, nothing shows up. When I go to the desktop, the right click of the mouse doesn't do anything. It seems that the "folder" ...
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How to modify the directory date?

In Windows, I am used to modify directory dates, eg. of directories containing photos according the date when the first photo was taken; and then display a list of the directories sorted by the dates. ...
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The file or folder /home/XXX/… does not exist. and cannot be deleted

I have a small problem with Kubuntu. I cannot detele some folders and files, it always says to me, the file or folder /src/ doesn't exist? and now I need to delete them, but i don't know how. someone ...
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Can't remove a folder

This folder had the ubuntu 13.10 iso file. Now when I try to remove it I get an error message with the detail: "Error removing file: No such file or directory" When I try to open the folder normally ...
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How to reinstall services?

I made a mistake and deletes the etc/mysql/ directory. I installed lamp-server again (sudo tasksel install lamp-server) but I still don't have the etc/mysql directory and some of other mysql ...
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Active Directory / Map Network Drive / Likewise-open

The Situation: Windows Active Directory with a Domain, Users have specific private Network Drives automatically mapped onto their machine, when they log in on a windows machine. I want to achieve the ...
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Too many symbolic links error

I am attempting to use LFS to make my own distro (for fun, nothing important) but keep running into issues. As it suggests, I am running a non-admin user account. However, every time I attempt to ...
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give permission to /var/www [duplicate]

When I write this to give permission to www directory: zeb@zeb-Lenovo-B570:/var$ chmod 251 www/ zeb@zeb-Lenovo-B570:/var/www$ ls Its gives error: ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied I ...