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

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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?
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Installer and Directory structure

I'm searching the internet for some days now but can't find info on where exactly the installer makes the file and folder directory structure and writes them on the disk. I know it complies with ...
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How to access/delete a folder accidentally named with escaped characters? [duplicate]

I was setting up a cloud server and saw that I accidentally added a folder named ^[[4~ (with escape code). I want to see what is inside and if that was just a mistake then remove that directory. ...
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directory creation problem

What is the meaning of the following statement : I want to install math system named GAP. mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/lib/gap4r5': Permission denied Cannot create directory ...
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Redirect stdout to a file and stderr to another file

Use find to compile a list of all directories in /proc, redirecting the output so that the list of directories ends up in a file called directories.txt and the list of error messages ends up in a file ...
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How to use ssh to transfer files from computer a to local computer

I am trying to get some files off of my school linux account using ssh. I have got the connection to work using: scp <school_server>: ~/folder i want ~/where i want to go. But when it goes ...
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Change location of default folders editing user-dirs.dirs? [duplicate]

I have UBUNTU 12.04. I tried to change the location of default folders (Documents, Music, ...) to other disk (NTFS-formatted). I tried to change the file ./config/user-dirs.dirs. However, after reboot ...
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rmdir on my machine doesn't have the -r argument

I checked the man page for it using man rmdir and all it has is --ignore-fail-on-non-empty, -p, -v, --help, and --version. What am I missing? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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Find USB device's directory /sys/bus/usb/devices/ using idVendor/idProduct

I'm trying to make a script that takes the product and vendor id printed by using lsusb, then checking against this ID to find the USB device's directory in /sys/bus/usb/devices. I initially thought ...
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Indication of application loading in launcher

Is it possible to get an indication of an application loading when you open it from the a folder. i.e. opening a video with VLC takes a bit of time while VLS loads all the required bits. I end up ...
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Where does Springseed store data?

I want to backup my data and I use Springseed to take my notes. Where does it store the notes I write? I checked /opt/springseed but I cant find the data there. I'm sorry if this question has already ...
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How to locate a sub-direcotry?

I want to locate a sub-directory build/debug within a folder Are there any shell command that can do this?
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What is the /media/myname/SSH2013-09-16 directory for?

I noticed today that there is a directory located in /media/myusername called "SSH2013-09-16". I tried to remove it, but rmdir reports "Device or resource busy". This even happens if I try to remove ...
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Delete One of two folders with the Same Name by command line [closed]

I want to delete one of two folders which is having exactly same name but containing different files in it. How can i delete specific folder from these two in terminal ?
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Mount specific FTP folder in ubuntu

I want to mount a specific folder in Ubuntu. By default the folder that is set by the ftp server is the user's home folder. However, if I mount ftp://server.com/my_folder it will mount the ...
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How to remove “number of items” listed at the end of every folder name?

How to get rid of the "number of items" displayed/listed at the end of every folder name?
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Firefox is aksing me to choose an application when I try to download something, but I can't find any of them - I just find folders [duplicate]

When I click on a link to download something, such as a torrent, I guet a window that asks me to select an application. I want to choose a software on my computer (like transmission), but the only ...
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Renaming a directory?

I have a directory I want to rename without spaces. This is the path to the file with spaces /home/ebank36/minecraft/The Fall of Gondolin. I want to rename that directory to TFoG so I would like it ...
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How to navigate through directories named with non-latin characters?

I just don't know if it's possible and how to cd for example in a dir that is not named with latin characters. Example: $ cd άλφα or $ cd альфа Update: In a terminal it is ok, but in a CLI ...
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Not able to access folder due to wrong CHMOD commands

I was not able to view my custom vhost www.ajweb.dev in my apache2. My www folder resided in /home/ajinkya/www So I did following. ajinkya@ajinkya-Inspiron-3521:~$ cd www ...
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How to delete sub-folders but keep all the files?

I'm wondering if there's a way on Ubuntu to delete all of the subfolders in a folder but keep all the files?
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Can't paste items into directory if it is made by another user

I can't add documents to directories made by other users of my samba file server. Say I'm user1, and there is another person user2. If user2 makes a folder, and I (user1) try to add something to it, ...
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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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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 ...