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

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directory access priveilege question

Let's say I get this as a result of ls -l: -rwxrwxrwx 1 user user 0 Nov 19 20:13 file4 What does the 1 mean? Im asking because I had 2 folders set up on my server working just fine, and they had ...
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Why cant I create a directory in /sys

I'm learning Ubuntu and experimenting with things. I noticed I couldnt create a directory within /sys Is this a special directory or something? Are there other types of directories? (I did a sudo ...
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vi /etc/network/interfaces no such file or directory

When I install initial configuration in Ubuntu 12.04 Server, I type this command to change the network interface card (NIC) from using DHCP to a static IP: vi /etc/network/interfaces out put is : ...
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Can I make a 'Virtualbox' Guest OS see and use directories and files from the Host OS?

I was researching it and read somewhere that you can, but that was ages ago and I can't find it now so here I am on here.
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How do I find lost files and a directory in an application?

Here is the problem, when my HTML editor Bluefish loads, it finds the file:///home directory but fails to find my directory with my webserver on it (var/www). I can't navigate to that file folder ...
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Mounting a Windows folder with writing permissions in Ubuntu

Apparently the answer is here: http://superuser.com/questions/251537/mount-specific-ntfs-directory-on-linux however it is not working as expected. I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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I would like to add the following lines to the /etc/apt/sources.list.d

There is a program named "Freedv" which is a ham radio program that uses the sound card to digitally modulate the voice carrier. To run this program on Ubuntu 12.04, the literature states that one ...
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How to make my application accept folders from Unity Launcher?

When dragging a file, all the entries on the launcher that are able to open that file stay lightened while the others fade. As far as I know, this is based on the Mime Types specified on the .desktop ...
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Exclude directory from Unity Search

I am re-asking this question: How to remove a specific folder from the Ubuntu search? because I do not believe it was a duplicate, or was answered in that post. This has nothing to do with Zeitgeist ...
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Prevent folder deletion for the owner of a folder

Let's assume that I have a webhosting server running on my ubuntu 13.04 system. For each customer I get that wants to host a website on my server I create a user and add it to a group called ...
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File System on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

How are files stored in Ubuntu 12.04? In Windows, if you look at your local disk (C:), you will see that programs installed are traditionally kept in Program Files and Program Files (x86) if you have ...
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Applications Folder

I moved my applications folder into the Home folder without thinking and now I am unable to move them back into the usr folder. I want to move the applications folder back to where it was. How would ...
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Problem in creating all default directories while adding a new user account in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am facing a bizarre problem recently in Ubuntu 12.04 while adding a new user. User adding command such as useradd -d /home/username -s /bin/bash -m username in the terminal only creates a ...
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How can I change the local base directory used by U1?

I can not find how to change the local U1 base directory. I use U1 on Windows, and the U1 installer assumed I store my stuff in the MS assigned "home directory", which is not right for me. NO ...
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Folders are visible as a file icon

In my system folder and some files are changed to simple file icon but it works fine,i can able to create folders and view files inside it.And on launcher those folders like HOME is not visible.Please ...
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What would I write as a directory?

I'm trying to write a .desktop link for Cave Story, a game that I'm trying to play. Someone put the code to make a launcher icon on the desktop and the code is: sh -c "cd ...
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How do I change directories from the command line?

I'm try to change to my Desktop directory from the terminal. Running cd /home/desktop Gives an error in the terminal saying no directory found. What am I doing wrong?
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Different Desktop after upgrade/reboot causes folder lost

Some serious problem is happening on my PC. Sometimes when I update the ubuntu 12.10 system another desktop is showed after the reboot, with different wallpaper and folders. When I reboot the system ...
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How can i check the folder permissions in ubuntu server 12.04?

Right now, I know that I can change persmissions for example with : sudo chmod 550 directory I wonder how I can check the actual folder permission.
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Minidlna Directory Issues

I've done my searching and can't find an answer to THIS specific issue. I have my minidlna set up and running - but it's not really done properly. First off, when I open the server on my bluray ...
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Restore 'cd ..' functionality after following a symbolic link

If I create a symbolic link in the terminal with a command like ln -s /path/to/some/directory symbolicLink and then follow the link with cd symbolicLink the terminal appears to think that the cwd ...
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Minidlna - Not Sure Of Source

I'm using the 13.04 distro and I've installed minidlna so I can access movies on my LG LHB535 Bluray player. Minidlna shows up on my device but all of the folders are empty. Where do I find the ...
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Can the folder have no name in Ubuntu ?

I have a folder in my system with no name in it. It is empty. But that folder has files inside it. Just out of curiosity, I tried to create another folder and try to rename it by not giving any name. ...
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Include folder in library

I've done some searching and everything I find points me to media servers. In windows you can include a folder on an external hard drive in your "my music" library. How is this done in Ubuntu? This ...
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How to see all directories from remote?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 server, after I login as sudoer from remote, I try to see all directories with ls command nut nothing happens. I can switch to the home directory by using cd /home and I see ...
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Moving directories

If I use the cp command to copy a directory A to the inside of directory B, will it double the amount of space that it takes up (directory A + copied version of directory A)? I can't imagine that ...
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How to remove duplicated directory?

I have two directory with same name of "Unread". ls -l drwx------ 1 vg vg 200 Aug 4 21:57 Unread drwx------ 1 vg vg 200 Aug 4 21:57 Unread when I rm/mv the directory named "Unread", one ...
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Unable to login in ubuntu

I was trying to disable the encrypted home directory and followed this guide How to disable encrypted home directory? Step 4 failed for some odd reason and so when i went to check a few folders in ...
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How to synchronize the /var/www directory with Ubuntu One? [duplicate]

I have a LAMP server and all the work is on the /var/www directory. I want to upload the whole directory into Ubuntu One and synchronize it automatically after any file edit. I'm not able to upload ...
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I cannot delete a folder in a USB drive

I've removed the USB key while the system was saying something like finishing writing, DO NOT REMOVE USB stick but I wasn’t looking at the screen so couldn't catch the on-screen warning. Now I have ...
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How do I delete a folder

I have created a folder in my file system called "opt". It contains two other folders. How do I delete it with signing in as a root user? Thanks
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More button does not show any options

After Login to my UbuntuOne account on my browser (Firefox), On Files tab, when I click on More button, for files it has two options: * download file * delete file but when I click on More button for ...
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What is a dot only named folder?

I know what dot files or folders are, but there is a specific dot named folder (the name is just a dot) in every directories. What are they used for? For example here is a part of my "bin" folder. ...
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Discrepancy in folder content size

I have a folder called 0 which contains subfolders and files. If I right click 0 and go to properties in nautilus, it shows that the folder contains 35 items totalling 22.2kB: However, if I go into ...
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Why does the script list directories starting with uppercase first, and all-lowercase second?

The thread is an extension of: Basic script listing directories ([: discover: unexpected operator) When I execute the script: for item in * do if [ -d "$item" ] then echo "$item" fi ...
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Basic script listing directories ([: discover: unexpected operator)

I encounter an issue running a basic script listing directories. for item in * do if [ -d $item ] then echo $item fi done The outcome: lists all system folders returns an error: ...
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Find files in particular directories and replace phrase

I have a directory structure of the following . ├── dir1 │ ├── a │ │ ├── x.file │ │ ├── y.file │ │ └── z.file │ ├── b │ │ ├── x.file │ │ ├── y.file │ │ └── z.file │ └── ...
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move terminal out of home directory

To make a looooong story short, (trying to install lightscribe), It has installed to computer>opt>lightscribe>simple labeler> (launchbrowser.sh), which is a root folder. I am trying to open a terminal ...
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copy files from one folder and paste them to another location under same folder name

Please, I need help with backup... I am trying to do something and I have NO IDEA how to start. I want to make a script in Ubuntu that would search through all folders of my W7 partition, and wherever ...
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Shared folder issue

Hi I use an Ubuntu box for sharing files on my Windows peer to peer (P2P) network. I successfully shared a folder and was able to access the files via Windows machines. After a while, the Ubuntu ...
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Replicate changes on two directories: same structure, different files extension

Hi have two folders: JPG and RAW, they share the same structure: every file and folder in one is also in the other one, but the files have different extensions: NEF and JPG. RAW ->Folder1 ...
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How Can I Successfully Copy User Profiles With An Encrypted Home and Swap?

I followed the instructions in Can't Clone a User Profile? with only partial success. I get an error message that is something to the effect of cannot copy /'olduser' /../'newuser' unable to create ...
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help! i deleted a folder in ubuntu, recovery please?

the folder is massive and made of many many different files.390 GB the file system is ext4 i was about to copy this file to another hard drive using gksudo nautilus so i didnt have do a massive chmod ...
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Weird directories are automatically created

I have one directory that is being created automatically in my home folder. I remove it and it comes back. Now suddenly another directory have been created and I can't figure out why!? ...
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How to boot from folder in virtualbox?

I just downloaded Virtualbox and I wish to know how to boot from a specific folder in my hard drive I stored my Ubuntu (12.10) installation files in a single folder (copied it from the ISO) and ...
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where is /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ directory in ubuntu

I am trying to setup usb gsm Modem. I can't find /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ directory to put driver configuration file. In ubuntu where can i find this directory? I want to put ...
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How to open folder as a playlist in Audacious from context menu

In older Ubuntu versions I could right-click on a folder and I would have the option to open it with Audacious. I can't in 13.04. P.S.: I don't know what thunar is.
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In xubuntu, how do you find where programs reside in directory? [duplicate]

I am using xubuntu and I am having trouble locating where the software "Transmission" is located in the directory. I am able to search for "Transmission" using the Application Finder (on the bottom ...
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how to change winetricks default wineprefix directory [duplicate]

I want to modify wineprefix installed with playonlinux using Winetricks.
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Will I able to access ecryptfs -ed folders in another installed Ubuntu?

I have a HDD with Linux Ubuntu partition but with no Linux only Win7. I found a solution how to access and save my ext2 Linux files in Windows. I downloaded DiskInternals Linux reader. It accesses my ...