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

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What is the purpose of the bin directory? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of the bin directory? What are some examples?
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Python Installation in Downloads Directory — Better Location?

I installed Python following the directions in the accepted answer to "How do I install python 2.7.2 on Ubuntu?". Doing this involved "wget"ing a Python-2.7.9.tgz file in my ~/Downloads/ directory, ...
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Nautilus crashes all desktop folders gone

After copying a lot of jpgs from folder A to folder B the desktop-image and all folders are no longer visible. After clicking any folder-sign on the panel one folder shortly opens and after 3sec ...
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How do I specify directory for screenschots? Lubuntu 14.04 LTS

The screenshots I take using PrtSc button are stored in my /home directory. Is it possible to specify another directory? I do not get an option to specify where I would like my screenshot to be saved ...
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How can a Nautilus script be run for an empty directory?

I have a Nautilus script that can create multiple directories at once using mkdir with the option -p. The script is effectively the following: directoryStructure="$(zenity --title "make directory ...
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How to change root directory for sftp user in ubuntu

Hi I would like to allow a client access to the server via filezilla with SFTP. I have the username, home directory and group set up. This currently brings them to their home directory with ...
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Not renaming a folder/file via terminal

mv "old location" "new location" mv /home/user/my_static /home/user/static = just old folder copied into new folder. Am I missing something completely obvious? ( I am reading the Linux tutorials ...
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Is there any method to download all the content of etc directory

Today i deleted accidentally the content of my etc/* direcory with sudo rm -rf is there any website to download etc/* files from the net Ps : i didn't reboot the computer till now
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Easy way to create password protected/lock folder in ubuntu without any hard work [closed]

I am trying to lock folder by mcrypt but unable to lock please help me out.
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Command to create sequentially numbered targeted directories and batch move files

I'm creating a timelapse video by splitting a video into individual images, using G'MIC via the command line to average every 7 frames, then output the results to new images which will result in the ...
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How to change/customize Dropbox (folder)emblem-icons?

I already changed all emblem-icons (I found so far on my system) in: /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/images/emblems /usr/share/nautilus-dropbox/emblems/ to no avail. Rebooting the OS doesn't ...
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Where is PyMOL installed on 14.04? [duplicate]

I'd like to be able to install packages for PyMOL like eMovie and to do so I understand I need to know where it is installed (i.e., the file directory). I installed it using Ubuntu Software Centre.
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Will creating a directory inside a system directory with 777 permission cause security vulnerability?

Can creating directories with 777 permission inside system directories cause any security weakness? For example, say I open a directory called Custom inside /usr/share/backgrounds/ and give it 777 ...
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Different theme folders

If a theme is installed in either /.themes or /usr/share/themes then it is detected by unity tweak tool and can be applied. What is the difference between these two folders?
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Can I make gedit embedded terminal cd automatically to the current file's directory?

How to make gedit terminal itself to change directory to the location of the file which is opened currently in gedit? As by default i have to cd till i get to present file location in my ...
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Accessing exported gcode from Slic3r?

I've been using Ubuntu for about a month and am definitely a novice, apologies if this question is trivial. I use a program called Slic3r to create gcode (machine instructions) from stl files for 3D ...
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Long listing a Directory

2 Questions: 1) How should I long list a directory. Kindly guide me if there's are multiple options to do this .? 2) How do I sort based on the file size?
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Longlisting Files & Directories

I would need to know if there's a way to differentiate files & directories . Note : Without using longlisting
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How to select and copy folders using an array

I have a set of folders in a known location. Using an array, .csv file how can I select a subset of these folders, copy and paste them to a new location? I want to work this in Ubuntu 14.04 using ...
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An Unknown directory or file in my home directory

Today i noticed that in my home folder there is an unknown directory with the name HZ5JZhA.V7 I have not created this directory but when i tried to go in to its properties, it says it was created ...
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Is it okay to chmod 770 root directory “/”?

Output of ls: $ ls -lh / drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Dec 9 18:56 boot drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4.2K Dec 10 13:57 dev drwxr-xr-x 92 root root 4.0K Dec 10 13:57 etc drwxrwxrwx 9 lyndon root ...
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MATLAB installation in home folder

Im a relatively new user on the ubuntu 14.04 OS and have little experience with the system. Earlier this week I tried to install our all favorite matlab software package. Due to a confusion that I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 showing less space in “home” folder than it should

The "home" folder has 100GB. With all my stuff there, it should've had 90GB at most. But now it's displaying 34GB available? I downloaded some source files from Github, but deleted them afterwards. ...
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How do I clear or remove unused files, as in hard drive directorys

Is there a utility to defrag and clean hd's or recover crashed data. Like Nortons Disk Doctor, or Symantac's Disk Clinic?
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How to execute command automatically when a specific directory receives a new file [duplicate]

I would like to execute a command when a specific directory receives a new file from an external server. The scenario is the following; a directory receives a new file. execute java command ...
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Can a directory's mtime be older than that of file inside?

I have this very silly and very basic question but I thought better to ask before I start pruning my NAS. I want to delete all directories in which all files are older than 30 days. For files I ...
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How to delete all directories with a particular name?

Under a directory, I have a bunch of directories named Debug. How do I delete all the Debug directories?
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Mysterious .directories in my home directory

I discovered some mysterious directories in my home. Every one has dot before name. They can't be seen from file explorer or even terminal, for example I'm using Eclipse "open file" for seeing them. ...
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Help needed to identify/remove randomly named “ghost” folder in home directory

So, I found a folder called "Yfmo_1BrUs" right in my home directory and I do not know how it got there (meaning which application created it). The name is weird but gives a clue that it was ...
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d????????? “cannot access (dirname): No such device”

A server (running 14 LTS) that I admin had an NFS mount (which I will call "FooFolder") previously set up by another admin (who is not available). The mount broke during some changes on the host ...
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How do I get a Nautilus shortcut to open on top of everything? [duplicate]

I've made a nautilus short cut for almost all of my common folders. But when I press the keys to use the shortcut the folder do open, but they only open in the background. I still have to make a few ...
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Moving Configuration Directories and Files to a Sub-directory of Home Directory

Is it possible to move all configuration directories and files (Dot-directories and dot-files.) inside a sub-directory of my home directory? I always have hidden files and directories shown, so I ...
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grep recursively for specific files

I tried to use grep to find some code snippets in python files which are spreaded over some directories / subdirectories, but unfortunately my attempts failed :( I thought: grep -r "search-pattern" ...
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How can Partition directory changes every reboot?

The problem is visible on my thunderbird profile folder which I have on the 3rd partition that 14.04 shares with win7. Direction 1: ...
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what does this mean in detail? -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 920788 Mar 28 2013 bash [duplicate]

can anybody help me with what this means: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 920788 Mar 28 2013 bash and explain it in detail.
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Missing home directory in ubuntu 14

I am running both windows and ubuntu in my computer. I accidentally formated a disk while logged in on widows but it did not contain ubuntu installation, when I tried to log in to ubutu later, I got ...
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How load faster many pictures in one folder?

so I have one's 1.500 pictures in my folder, than it take 30 sec to load all, when I enter again the folder load again, how can I do to load faster?
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Starting Tor on Ubuntu: “no such file or directory”

I am new to Ubuntu and everything, so I dont know much of anything about the terminal. I am trying to install and start Tor. I downloaded the 64bit version from here. Then I downloaded Vidalia from ...
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How do I get Nautilus to let me copy and paste a folder?

When copying a file from a network share (SMB on my Macbook) using Nautilus, I get an error complaining, "Error while copying 'Folder-name.' 'X' is a folder. I know that I'm copying a folder, and ...
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not such file or directory is found [duplicate]

I have downloaded a bin installation file named "LianjaAppBuilder-1.2.2-linux-x86_64-installer1.bin". I want to run it in terminal but when i type ...
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How to remove a directory without a name?

ls -l output: drwxr-xr-x 10 mnevile mnevile 4.0K Sep 9 15:45 ​​ drwxrwxr-x 18 mnevile mnevile 4.0K Jun 16 16:01 movies/ drwxrwxr-x 16 mnevile mnevile 4.0K Aug 19 10:52 music/ drwxrwxr-x 16 mnevile ...
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folder inside the same folder error

I have a remote machine, where due to some copying error, there is the same folder infinetely nested inside itself. I am unable to delete it using rm, I don't root access to the remote machine. Is ...
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How to connect to remote directory

I am new to ubuntu and I need to connect to such directory for example \\abc.cba.com\xxx\yyy\zzz On windows I just simply opened it via win + r and pasted that there. How can I do something like ...
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Create user and block access to parent directories

New to terminal shenanigans here and I have set up a user using adduser dave --no-create-home/ Firstly, I think the user still, upon logging into the terminal, is pointed to their home directory (what ...
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How to create sandbox home directory with AuFS

We have two Linux computers at work, which were replaced with new hardware so we need to install the Ubuntu OS on them. However someone set them up 4 years ago and didn't document how, so I my ...
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issue with vsftpd - no matter what I do, users can go up in the directory

I've set up vsftp on an Ubuntu server. Configuration is as follows: listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES dirmessage_enable=YES use_localtime=YES xferlog_enable=YES ...
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Why ssh shows Desktop folder as a file?

I am using ssh to accessing a server and I could use scp to copy some files to server Desktop by: scp T.tar.gz username@serverIP:/home/username/Desktop but now I cannot access to server Desktop ...
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Where is the VirtualBox installation folder on Ubuntu?

The Oracle VM VirtualBox® User Manual states that VirtualBox is installed into /opt/VirtualBox/, but it is not at that location. I tried $ cd / $ sudo ls -lR | grep "VirtualBox" and also searched ...
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How do I limit the size of my Dropbox directory?

I use Dropbox to share files between my home desktop computer, and my laptop. My Dropbox account now has a terabyte of space, and my home computer has many hundreds of gigabytes of space. My laptop, ...
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How to move files based on first word in file name?

In a folder, I have thousand of files, such as: cat eats mouse.jpg cat chases mouse.jpg gorilla eats banana.jpg gorilla is sleeping.jpg elephant is huge.jpg elephant has trunk.jpg (and so on...) I ...