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

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xdg-open directory doesn't work [duplicate]

I am trying to open a directory in the terminal using xdg-open. xdg-open doesn't associate my file manager (lubuntu's pcmanfm) with the 'directory' file type. Hw can I associate directories with ...
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Changing ownership of folder not working!

I am trying to change the ownership of a folder and subfolders by typing either of these: sudo chown $user -R /usr/bin/.folder/ sudo chown $user -R /usr/bin/folder/ sudo chown $user -R ...
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Problem using “custom created directory”

Forgive my ignorance, because I'm not sure how to explain 'cause I'm young (17... okay maybe not) and I'm new to this. I just installed Lubuntu on my HP Mini 110-3000 and I chose to resize my ...
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Permision denied while deleting teamspeak 3 folder

I have downloaded teamspeak script (.run), I run it via terminal and after that it created me a locked folder on desktop which I could not modify in any way.
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AVG Scan Results

I'm new in Ubuntu World.I have installed Avg 2013 on my Ubuntu LTS 12.04. I'm using only the command line scanner. I would like to access the results summary (scan profile), after scanning the disk, ...
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Accidentally deleted /opt, how do I create it again?

I am new to Ubuntu, today I was learning how to delete files and folders but accidentally I deleted the /opt directory that located in Computer. I don’t know if what I deleted is important or not. So ...
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Lost documents, missing home directory

I need my files for school. I seemed to have lost my home directory. Is it hidden? or did it get dumped? How do I get my document files back from my hard drive My OS only boots up into the log in ...
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OpenSSH - Restrict users to one or multiple folders

I want to know how I can restrict user access using OpenSSH Server. Let's say I want user 1 to only access /Media, /Documents, and his home folder, User 2 should only access /Folder21, and his ...
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Renaming Folders using xdg-users-dirs does not work [duplicate]

I'm attempting to rename my special folders. As per my understanding, there are two ways to specify this. Local, ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs Global, /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults I've changed both ...
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Hidden file visible

Okay. So on one of my friends computer, which runs Windows 8, I needed to password protect a folder. I did it using command prompt on windows by running: E: attrib +s +h I then made the batch file ...
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Color folders by date accessed

I am looking for a file manager or file manager extension that color-codes folders by access date, so I can see at a glance which ones I have used recently. I would prefer some extension to Nautilus, ...
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two users in home directory

I have two users in my home folder: one is called "nico" (new username after release upgrade) and the other is called "nicolo" (old username). In the "nico" folder there is small home picture, is ...
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Is there a terminal solution for recent visited files?

This post where are the files and dirs "recently used" stored? shows that some file stores the recently visited files by GTK3 applications. Is there a solution for recently visited files ...
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Linux dropfolder where users can't delete files

I am working on a file server project for school and I am using samba to share the folders. I have been playing around with the folder permissions but I can't seem to figure out how to make a drop ...
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How to mount just one directory from a NTFS partition using command line?

After I perform a full system upgrade and install all the drivers, I usually remove Gvfs and all its dependencies and also Gigolo and any other piece of software used in Ubuntu to automatically mount ...
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What happened to drop-down folders? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu version 12.10 in the file manager there were drop down folders What happened to them? Were they removed? if so how may I recreate them? I just installed UbuntuStudio 14.041 on a Compaq ...
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Copy a directory in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using matlab 2014a and I need to copy the directory of the files, can you tell me how can i made? thanks Edit: I think that you didn't understand my problem, matlab is a simulation program, not a ...
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My VirtualBox VMs Virtual Disk Folder are missing after reboot

I using VirtualBox in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and yesterday one of my windows guest got bluescreen so swithed off my guest. After restart it won't start, when I saw the guest virtual disk file and folder ...
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What does the command “find ~/folder-name -type f | wc -l” do?

The context It takes forever to delete a particular folder created by bleach bit while freeing disk space Also, could you take a look at the context that suggested by @VolkerSiegel in her/him comment ...
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How can I specify a custom icon for different folders in Unity?

I would like to have certain folders have their own custom icons. I've been doing this with scripts for some time, by creating .desktop files like the following: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...
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Current Working directory

How do you change your prompt variable to display the current working directory (pwd), meaning so that when a directory is changed the prompt also changes to reflect the current directory you are in
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Ubuntu kernel building

I was trying to build ubuntu kernel just to understand using the link https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/BuildYourOwnKernel .In this link they have mentioned chmod a+x debian/scripts/* but I couldn't ...
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Cannot delete Directory, doesn't exist?

Somehow this folder got created when i was logged in via sftp. "Sep 19 18:50 " I tried to delete it via sftp. Tried to SSH in and delete with rm -rf as root Error: rm ...
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What's the directory/location where the installations from repositories go? [duplicate]

I want to install the program ImageJ from the Ubuntu repositories (mainly because it's easier than compiling the code from source), but I need to add a few plugins to the basic installation. I would ...
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Auto mount a disk drive in ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Bookmark directory not found)

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I start my pc and click on any bookmark from the file manager it shows this error: Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and try again. ...
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Why we cannot create hardlinks for directories? [duplicate]

What are the possible reasons, because of which Unix does not permit hardlinks to directories while it allows us to create softlinks for files as well as directories.
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Ubuntu 14.04 only has 2 ways to display my folders. Can I get the other option back? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 12.04 I had 3 choices of displaying my folders but now I have upgraded to 14.04 and there are only 2 choices to display my folders. I don't like 'icon' view and I don't like 'list' where ...
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Why is my desktop the same as home folder?

My desktop (not the /home/user/Desktop folder) shows the contents of my /home/user folder. I don't know how I have done it and can I have some help on undoing it? The /home/user/Desktop folder just ...
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sudo chmod 755 /dev/sda7 -R simply returns a new command prompt line?

I am logged into my computer through the guest account, because i am unable to login through the master/admin. account via user interface. (Simply a blank, blue screen appears upon login.) So i'm ...
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How do I hide these folders

How do I hide a folder with a name like this: Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early Fast Company Business + Innovation_files I download web pages complete and end up with two listings for ...
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After deleting a shared folder, Ubuntu doesn't see freed disk space

I'm stuck, after deleting a shared folder (shift+del) I can't get back the disk space previously occupied by the folder (19GB). Full story - I've created a folder for backup and shared it on my local ...
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How do I combine hundreds of folders using command line

I have 535 folders (recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2, ..., recup_dir.535) and I want to merge (combine?) the contents of those folders into a single folder (lets say a folder named recup_dir). Some files ...
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Understand Mozilla Thunderbird folders in Ubuntu

I want to delete all files which are in the "outgoing" and "drafts" folder of a certain email (IMAP) account in my Thunderbird. Obviously it will by located in the /home/username/.thunderbird folder. ...
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No permission to my Google Drive foldrer

After installing google drive on Ubuntu 14.04, the google drive folder it created does not allow me to put my own files into the folder. In the permissions tab the folders owner is down as root.
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'inoticoming' Folder(directory) creation is not detected and trigger action

how to put a trigger on a directory I want to automate move some(regex) file and above thread was useful, thanks to Florian Diesch. But, I found inoticoming not detect folder creation in monitoring ...
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read access on a folder without giving execute on parent folder

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to give rX permission to a folder for "others" without giving any access to the parent folder. In my current attempts users cannot read any file in the folder ...
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Firefox can't save download files on ntfs partition

Ntfs partition is configured by NTFS configuration tool. Other browser like chrome have no problem Showing: "The file could not be saved because you do not have the proper permissions. Choose ...
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Can I lock a folder so NOBODY can delete it? [duplicate]

I would like to create a folder in my OPT directory on Ubuntu 14.04. However, it must have the following requirements: Can not be deleted by ANYONE, even root. ReadOnly access to ALL users (except ...
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problem with deleting a directory and subdirectory

root@Umar:/home/umar# rmdir /usr/local/Reliance_Netconnect rmdir: failed to remove ‘/usr/local/Reliance_Netconnect’: Directory not empty
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Firefox bookmarks

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP netbook. I'm having issues with bookmarks in Firefox. If I create a bookmark and just leave it loose in the Bookmarks Menu, then it will work fine. However, ...
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Overwrite an existing directory?

I have a directory name foo located in ~/Desktop. Suppose I want to create a directory from a terminal with same name and in the same location. When I tried mkdir it gave an error: mkdir: cannot ...
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Could things be broken by adding a folder in /home

If I was to create a folder in /home with this command: sudo mkdir /home/newuser would it break anything because I didn't create it in the correct manner - adding a new user? Or would they system ...
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Excludes specific files from all subdirectories when creating a zip file

I want to exclude all .zip files in all subdirectories of the parent folder I'm zipping but I doesn't work. I have check the man zip pages, this and this questions without success. I have tried: ...
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Move or Install Apps on HDD not SSD

I find a few threads that essentially say "you don't have to do that", so here goes: I already can find how to move the Home folder for a single user off my SSD. I think I have an idea how to do that ...
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Create full folder structure from “New document” (Templates) menu

If I create a folder inside Templates, when I click "new Document" > "myfolder" it does nothing. That is just a sub directory to organize the templates. But maybe it would be useful to create that ...
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no such package beginner tutorials

I'm using Hydro. I am new to this. I was reading the book "A Gentle Intro to ROS" by Jason M. O'Kane. I got up to the section "Creating a package". I was following the "create a workspace" and ...
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Changing directory of binaries after compiling

I have downloaded a package which includes a makefile. Can I compile the program in the downloaded directory and then move the binaries elsewhere to use?
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How can I push a folder in the first?

I want to display a folder named "Work" in the first place in a folder. Unlike Android systems (which are UNIX-based too), assigning a symbol like "#" pushes it in the last. I cannot rename it or ...
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How to prevent data from being written into a directory?

Or: How to make a directory write protected, for all users until unlocked again?
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unrar folder with password (terminal)

i'm using this command to unrar folders: for file in *.part01.rar; do unrar x ${file}; done; but i don't know where to add the password in this command. because right now, this command wants the ...