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

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What is this subfolder in my cache folder?

I was trying to shrink away the size of my Ubuntu 13.04 installation today and I laughed at myself when I realized I had forgotten to delete the Spotify cache for a long while, so, after pressing Ctrl ...
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Going to the parent directory of a file with cd?

I am writing a .sh to do some work for me, but I am now at the point where I have to cd to the directory the file /path/to/file.end is in. terminal doesn't allow cd /path/to/file.end bash: cd: ...
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Need to extract thousands of folders and mass rename files inside folder corresponding to folder title

I did a site rip with wget and all the files I want are arranged with a webid which I do not want for example site.com/ID/title It appears as so in the directory site>ID>Foldername>File It's just a ...
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How to access a folder as root?

I want to open a folder in desktop as root and install .jar file in that folder. I have a ".jar" file in desktop that I need to open it as root user but I want to copy that file into a folder in ...
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Unity desktop folder conundrum

Ubuntu beginner here. I have 13.04, and whenever I try to create new folders on the desktop I am plagued by two issues: The folder icons start out extremely tiny, so I have to resize them. I can't ...
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Encrypted Home Directory will not generate passphrase [duplicate]

When I run the command ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase, the passphrase will not appear. I do not know why that is, and I would like some help on this.
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Stop syncing this folder button doesn't work

I want to delete one of my synced folders (not the Ubuntu One folder) from the cloud. I know, I have to press the "Stop syncing this folder" button and I tried several times. I also see a message to ...
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custom icon has odd border svg?

I got the default folder .svg from my OS and edited it to add a paintbrush for my artwork folder and I place in in a separate icons folder saved as an .svg when I look at it in the folder it has a odd ...
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how to print last recent directory in zenity?

i want to print last directory i use and print current directory, i have script like this.. #!/bin/sh dir1=`pwd` afa1="the last directory that you use is" afa2="the current directory is $dir1" ...
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No such file or directory problem

Im using 32bit version of ubuntu and the terminal seems to not detect any directory... any command im trying to use to the folder or a file ends with that error. The command im trying to use is: ...
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Error in installation directory

I'm trying to install my first linux package... what an oddysey. After finding out what sudo is and sense what make file does, and losing a lot of time on the internet, I'm about to quit... Hopefully ...
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Compare Directory Tree

Does there exist a tool that compare Directory tree (Files. sub dirs) and show you waht is missing. I have an upload too which I'm coding and would like to see if it does not mess with structure. ...
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nautilus: no modification, access dates for folder

when looking folder properties I dont see properties like Modification date or accessed date. screenshot (folder properties on right) I am on ubuntu 12.04
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Cut WHOLE folder if it contains .jpg files

I am switching to UBUNTU from W 7. I have been using both for a while, and the perfect time has come to really switch just to Ubuntu now that my w7 crashed for good. The big problem is, all my files ...
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Differences between /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/sbin [duplicate]

I'm running an Ubuntu Server 13.04, but I see the same on a 12.04: I have six directories with command files. These are: /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/local/sbin What are the ...
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How to Search for Files Recursively into Subdirectories

I am trying to look for all XML files in a particular directory and all sub-directories (recursively) inside it. ls -R *.xml is only listing files in the current directory. I am quite sure, the ...
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Installation directory of thunderbird

I want to lock the settings to use by user so that i find my thunderbird installation directory but i couldn't. please help me and tell me the installation directory of thunderbird in ubuntu 12.04.
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Any way to change bluetooth folder?

I'm looking to change the default bluetooth received files directory in /home/user/Public. Is there a dconf key or some other way to change it?
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how do you add files to existing programs

How does the file system work with Ubuntu. How do you find where a program is and if needed how do you add file to it?
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Can't open Firefox after upgrade to 13.04

I just upgraded my 12.10 to 13.04 with "great" difficulty, but a few issues persist. Firefox refuse even to open when I click the icon. I had to tweak a bit to complete the 13.04 upgrade, so it may ...
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Ubuntu jumps folders when saving files

Whenever I want to save a file in a directory that has 1 sub folder, Ubuntu has this REALLY annoying habit of jumping into that folder when I click save and I specifically ask it to save in the first ...
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How to use change directory in zenity?

how to use cd command for change directory in zenity, my simple script like this #!/bin/bash a=`zenity --entry --entry-text="input directory name"` cd $a but, when cd [The cd (ChangeDirectory) ...
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Shared folders stuck when I access it from Windows 8

I share some folders from server running Ubuntu 13.04 (Desktop) and I access it from Windows 8. When I enter into folders from windows, the window stuck for a while and the address bar shows loading. ...
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How to get r/w permission for a directory for a particular user?

In my ubuntu server a directory named "softwares" is shared via samba for windows clients. The directory has only read permission. I am the system admin working on the ubuntu server. I am also not ...
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Nested Sequence of Directories!

When I searched for a file where one could (semi)control brightness I accidentally found a nested sequence of directories like below aneesh@nb-14:~$ cd /sys/class/graphics/fb0/device ...
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Where is usr/local?

I ran the following code in a terminal: python -c " import sys sys.path = sys.path[1:] import django print(django.__path__)" This returns the following path: ...
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Lost access to windows 7 folders

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot with my Windows 7 installation. (I had 12.10 but it wouldnt lost the task bar - gave up on fixing it). Anyhow, so I initially had a /host directory and could ...
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Ubuntu randomly will tell me an internal error has occurred, and suddenly is unable to find basic folders (pictures, music, etc)

I use it as my NAS, and when this happens, it also becomes inaccessible over the network, which is very frustrating. The only thing I recently did was attempt to setup my Tonido home cloud software to ...
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How to copy a directory from one hard drive to another with every single file?

I have a folder I just luckily recovered sitting on: /media/sdc1/Pictures with a BUNCH of subdirectories and files that I need. I want to copy these to a folder on: /media/sdb1/Pictures What ...
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How to allow Guest session to access /home or other directories? [duplicate]

I want the Guest session to be able to access /home, maybe as read-only, and other directories as well.
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Why are python3 and python3.3 separate directories?

I'm working on getting pygame set up so I can read and follow Making Games with Python & Pygame, and when I was looking in /usr/lib, I saw that while python2.7 had a single directory, there were ...
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How should I Change Permissions (Dirs & Files) recursively in an mp3 external hard drive?

this is not that simple as it sound, so please read carefully before answer (I really tried before writing this). So, the problem is the following. I have an external hard drive, NTFS of 2TB. It is ...
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Deleting folders and files from a directory

How do you delete all folders and files in a directory and subdirectory?
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Automatically cd into directories?

In the terminal You use cd ../../........ to get to wherever you want, But I am lazy, I am wondering if it is possible to automatically cd into the directories if the command is simply the directory. ...
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Where has the .themes folder gone?

I'm now running 13.04 and wanted to install some of my favourite themes, but found that the folder .themes was just missing. Does it work to just make the folder?
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Upload folder with subfolders containing files

I am new to ubuntu. Ubuntu caught my attention, because I tried to send a bigger attachment via Thunderbird. Now I want to upload a folder containing subfolders containing 216 files, overall 1,57 GB ...
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Open file or folder location directly when searching for it - Nautilus [duplicate]

I currently use nautilus as my default file manager. When I search for some file or folder, I also need to switch to the directory that contains the particular file or folder. It feels tedious to go ...
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How do I create a path shortcut?

I have a very beginner question. I would like to create a shortcut to a directory that is global so that when I do something like cd $dir It will take me to the specified directory. Or if I am ...
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LaTeX filepaths in Ubuntu

I'm sorry, this is quite a specific and esoteric question, but I thought if anyone could help... Well, anyway, last night I used ls to look at a directory and noticed some junk hidden files I didn't ...
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Mounting a directory

I have a directory in the /dev dir called media/windows. I need to mount the /windows directory to a ntfs file system partition in /dev called sbd1. I have tried mount /dev/media/windows /dev/sdb1 and ...
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Direct file downloads based off file extension?

Is it possible to make it that whenever I download a file, it is redirected to a certain folder based on its file extension? Eg, *.jpg, *.gif, *.png, etc, that it downloads to my pictures folder, ...
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How to make folders ' seen' by PLEX

When I want to add a folder to PLEX I cannot find it. I have 2 harddrives in my computer. Ubuntu 13 installed on the 120GB SSD and another 1TB normal harddrive which contains 1 Folder called 'Films'. ...
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Hide and unhide folders

is there any way to unhide folders other than removing the "." in fornt of it. becasue i have minecraft and the folder which you install mods to is called ".minecraft" and its in /home/usr but i want ...
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Flatten directory with incrementing names

i need a bash script for flattern a directory with same names, and get an ordered output after a conversion. input folder structure: /in1/file1.wav /in1/file2.wav /in1/file3.wav /in2/file1.wav ...
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What is the best directory for script files?

I have my own shell script files and I want to run them in terminal, keeping them in /usr/bin folder. But my question is: which directory is best for keeping files of my own script? I want to use this ...
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Problem with creating folders on Gnome app menu on Gnome 3.8

Trying to create AppFolders by dragging one icon to the next but nothing seem to work. I am running Gnome 3.8.
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Cannot create a directory to /home

Is it normal that I can't create directories in /home partition as a normal user? Example: user@pc:/home$ mkdir test mkdir: cannot create directory ‘test’: Permission denied Is that normal?
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How to find the directory of a USB port

I am trying to find the name of the second USB port in my computer in the director /dev/ since I am trying to find where my AVR micro-controller programmer location to execute this command: avrdude -p ...
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How to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the “Places” menu of Ubuntu 13.04 “Files” application?

I can't seem to find a way to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu in the most recent "Files" application of Ubuntu 13.04. The procedures used with "Nautilus" in the previous ...
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Enable desktop wallpaper change with elapsed time [duplicate]

Is there a way to randomise the ubuntu desktop wallpaper with time for each displayed wallpaper. This will randomly select a wallpaper from the pictures folder and display it for the specified time ...