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

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chmod directories and files in one command?

I have a directory "project" that contains a set of subdirectories and files. I want to give 777 permission to the directories and files from my 666 in the same directory with chmod command in my ...
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How to get access to File System directory

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to get access of all the folders in file system directory. I can get access to the folders with: sudo chown sadan:users /path/of/folder But still can't apply this ...
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How to create directory and change it's owner with the deb package

I need to create deb package that will create directory for logs. I want to create directory /var/logs/my_package and to change it's owner to my_user. In the docs there is information that I can ...
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Samba share permissions

I set up a Samba server with a main directory, accessible for users. The directory has subfolders. I want to give a certain user write permissions to one of these subfolders, while he has read ...
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No user folders Ubuntu 12.04

As a learning excerise, I have installed Ubuntu (from scratch) using the alternate install CD and then building on top of that. Installing an xserver, a display manager, a window manager etc. I've ...
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Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder

Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder. OS is Ubuntu 13.10. Please help me to get this issue resolved. Thanks
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12.04 to 13.10 Can it remove encryption?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my primary computer, and I absentmindedly selected "encypt home directory" I read a few methods to de-encrypt it, but they didn't work so well (And seemed overly ...
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Why auto complete does not work for directories in terminal ?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. While i was using previous versions of Ubuntu, I was able to auto-complete the directories names, even multiple times in a single command. I am not able to the same now. As ...
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How can I know which folders are created by which program?

I have /usr/share/gtksourceview-2.0/ and I think it maybe due to Mousepad or Geany or Medit text editors. But how can I know for sure without uninstalling them and reinstalling one-by-one? (I don't ...
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directories for dummies [duplicate]

I am VERY new to UBUNTU. I am trying to learn how to SRM a file, however I need to know how the directory name in order to type it out in the terminal. Can someone please help me figure out how to ...
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Music player to display the underlying folder structure

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and am looking for a music player (banshee, rhythmbox or other) which can display the music files and folders as-is and not organized by artist/album/genre or some other field. ...
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folder not visible on mounted drive

OK, So i finished up copying some stuff(a lot actually) from my portable drive to my laptop and it finished just as expected.Then i needed to do some work on my windows installed on the same laptop so ...
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Strange folder in my home folder after a failed run of BleachBit

A folder was created in my home folder (not by anyone), and I cannot see the folder contents. She has root privileges, but when the nautilus root access the folder is empty. When I try to remove it, ...
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/home/user/Videos/ directory closes automatically [closed]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. When ever I try open Videos directory [default directory under ~ , not manually created] via UI it closes immediately. But i can play videos in that ...
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PPA repository :Where is the clone installed?

Would somebody be so kind and help me with the repository problem? I am trying to make a copy of PPA repository and I would like to specify the target installation folder. Without it I can run the ...
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Can't Change To Document Directory [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Linux, and know pretty much nothing. I wanted to learn about the Linux terminal and started watching a video, the video showed how to switch directories and they switched to the ...
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I have 3 different distros in use and I want to refer 3 Transmissions to one config file?

On my machine, 3 different Linux distributions are installed: Ubuntu + Magiea Gnome + Manjaro KDE I use a torrent client (called Transmission) within them. So I want to use one config directory for ...
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What package places thumbs into .local/share/previews

I am interested, what package/software/tool places previews into .local/share/previews? I found just one preview in there, and am interested about where it came from.
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MAC OSX 10.9.1 can not detect a specific directory created in Ubuntu 12.04

I created a directory on an external hard drive, named "All_Movies" using my laptop which has ubuntu 12.04 installed. This directory is pretty large(almost 560 GB) because of a lot of files. Now, ...
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How to find the Cuda path?

I try to install a program, and I cannot install it because of this question it asks me during the installation: Where is the CUDA software for nVIDIA GPUs installed? On our system CUDA is in ...
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permissions not work samba4

first time writing but I'm desperate and I think you can help me ... my English is very bad I speak Spanish ... I install Samba4 on Ubuntu 12 and all is well, I can join computers to the domain and ...
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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...