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

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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 ...
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Deleting a directory + unlinking the files

I have a folder with many files those have a few sym links pointing to them like /some_path -> /dir/file1 /some_path2 -> /dir/file2 /some_path3 -> /dir/file3 But I don't remember neither ...
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“No such file or directory” but it's there.

I'm a total newbie to Ubuntu and Linux and I'm struggling to even navigate to folders. The below often happens - brian2@ubuntu:~$ cd /home/ brian2@ubuntu:/home$ cd /brian2 bash: cd: /brian2: No such ...
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what is the difference between / and //?

I have been facing this wierd problem while trying to montor an FTP server. If I try to use ftp://192.x.x.x/home/$USER/output , the monitoring tool fails to pickup the folder. However, if I use ...
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Cannot add folders from my computer to be synced

on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, when I open the Ubuntu One client and click "Add a folder from this computer", then select the folder I want to sync and click "Open", nothing happens. The folder does not appear ...
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Please change the permissions to 0770 so that the directory

I did everything according to: http://forum.owncloud.org/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7118 but I get the error: Data directory (/mnt/usbdrive/owncloud/) is readable for other users Please change the ...
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Ignoring java compilation and version control folders in Ubuntu One

Kubuntu 13.10. Working directly in ~/Ubuntu One folder, where I have my Java projects under ~/Ubuntu One/java-projects. I want to ignore compilation and version control folders: classes, dist, .git, ...
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Problems with unzipping .tar.gz

For installations i've needed to unzip .tar.gz so ive used tar fvxz file_name.tar.gz yet it replies with tar (child): file_name.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is ...
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How to make a file or folder undeletable? [duplicate]

I want to make a file or folder undeletable, even the superuser can't be able to delete that file.Chattr command makes a file undeletable only if the files were in Linux filesystems (ext2,ext4). But I ...
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change backup target directory

How do i change target directory for simple backup? I have tried to point to a standalone hard drive, but I continually get error saying there is not enough space on the ubuntu one default directory. ...
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For what I have “Public”, “Templates” and “Examples” in my home directory?

What is the purpose of "Public", "Templates" and "Examples" directories in my home directory? What should I put in there? And is ok if I delete them? If yes, then when I create them again they will ...
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PLUG software confusion

I have a fender Mustang II amp that has a Linux version of the Fuse softare,called PLUG. The instructions tell me to type two commands into the source directory. I cant find that anywhere. Is there ...
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Is my folder encrypted?

I have 12.04 Server with encrypted /home directory. I moved 50gb /xx folder from my root directory to my home directory /home/xx It did this instantly. The question is: Is that /home/xx now ...
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How to delete this file?

I am trying to create a directory .ebextensions. Ubuntu 12.04 is telling me that there is already a file with that name; however, I have searched for it, and nothing comes up. I really need to create ...
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Unable to create new folders on ubuntu

I fresh installed ubuntu with lighttpd & I wanna add a test file to check if my server works or not. But I am unable to do so.... I am unable to create files... When I right clicked & opened ...
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Unable to copy to a dir

Any time I try to copy stuff over to the this folder it fails. mslawson@Matts-Notebook:/tmp$ sudo cp -r rails_tutorial_sublime_text/* \~/.config/sublime-text-2/Packages/User/ cp: target ...
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How do I know where (from which directory) the process is commanded?

I am running a simulation that is commanded to begin at some directory, but don't remember from which directory I commanded the simulation. I'm using python for running the simulation, so ps aux | ...
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change directory, subdirectory, folder and file permissions in ubuntu GUI

I am having problems installing, upgrading and deleting Wordpress plugins on my VM-Virtual Box LAMP server. I have read that the issue has something to do with permissions that are assigned in my ...
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Keeping local folders synchronized [duplicate]

After repeatedly losing data on encrypted drives due to some trivial combination of software and hardware failure, I would like to know if there is a simple tool that keeps local folders synchronized. ...
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Making a link to a folder on windows?

sorry but I am just very new to ubuntu and i can't get the answer via search or google, because there are too many options and nothing seems to help me with my problem. I have one hard disk in my ...
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forbidden folder name in apache?

I have a little web server I run to help me at work. In an effort to neaten up the internal bits, I made a folder named "doc" for documents. When i try to navigate to that folder I get You don't have ...
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Folders from the sidebar are not showing

How do i restore the folders that were showing on the sidebar and the general folder look. I only see the content not the folder! Please Advise
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Folder permissions

I Installed Like-Wise-open to join users to my windows domain, The problem is that users can access all Like-wise-open folders which mean that they can see some personal users folders and information, ...
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Find directories that DON'T contain a file but YES another one

I have quite a large music collection and would like to find the directories in which I still have compressed files (*.rar) unprocessed. Hence looking for a command that lists directories in which i ...
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Permission denied to open a text file

My program generates a file (ex: file.txt), it is generated in a directory something like : a/b/c/file.txt and directory /a/ is changed to 777 permission mode. Can anyone tell me why whenever a new ...
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Linux Touch Directory Command

What does the command 'touch' when applied to a directory? dragos@Dragos--XPS-L702X:~$ mkdir test dragos@Dragos--XPS-L702X:~$ ls -l total 52 drwxr-xr-x 2 dragos dragos 4096 Oct 25 00:42 Desktop ...
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Storing website files in /usr/share/www/ instead of /var/www/ [closed]

I have just seen the /var/ directory being defined as: Multi-purpose log, temporary, transient, and spool files. A memory-based file system is sometimes mounted at /var. Whereas /usr/ has been ...
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Move /home/(user) folders to other location

Ubuntu 13.04 is installed on a SSD. I also have a HDD in the computer. I want the SSD to continue having relatively high speed for as long as possible. My /home/ folders (including the Desktop) tend ...
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Copy only folders not files?

Is there a way to copy an entire directory, but only the folders? I have a corrupt file somewhere in my directory which is causing my hard disks to fail. So instead of copying the corrupt file to ...
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Command to view containing folder of an application in Ubuntu

Which command is used to view containing folder of an application? For example, I installed Emacs, Chrome,... on my computer, now I want to view folder that holds them. How can I do that via terminal? ...
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Difference between linux subdirectories [duplicate]

I am building a computer and installing Linux of it. I am considering of getting: A small capacity SSD for frequently accessed files (such as the OS and programs), A small capacity hard drive for ...
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How do I rescue files from the encrypted home folder via live USB stick?

I know, this has been asked and answered all over the internet already. However, I start feeling stupid, since the informations there are not helping me. Just this morning, I wanted to install the ...
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Deleted directory doesn't appear at the bin and doesn't give the free space back

I'm using Kubuntu. My disk was full some days ago and the system requested me to delete files. I deleted a ~17GB directory, but it didn't appear at the bin and didn't released the space. What could ...
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second hard drive to be mouunted as /home/Videos

i am wanting to know if i can make my second hard drive be the videos folder that is in my home dir. if so please tell me how. mainly when i click on the videos folder i want it to show me the stuff ...
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How do I share photos over Ubuntu One?

I have joined Ubuntu One. For the life of me, I can not figure out how to add pictures to the cloud. I did notice a Ubuntu One folder in my home directory. I then pasted in another directory from ...
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Change program call directory

I have to versions of a software (Tecplot). When I write "tec360" in the terminal it brings me the old version. How can I change the program call directory so that it will bring me the new version?