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

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Does a user creating text file need to be in a specific place?

I've got several scripts which wont work for me but work for others. Their purpose is to add users to the system, and then assign them to groups. I wrote it as a nano bash file; does it need to be ...
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How do I keep track of directories being created during installation of PostgreSQL?

I want to install PostgreSQL (on a server that runs Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) using the source code distribution as per instructions in http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/installation.html. The ...
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How can two files on a CD-ROM have the same inode number yet have a link count of 1?

As I was doing some sorting of my collection of CDs, I found out that processing the output of a find with sort -u was giving me a smaller list than plain sort, so I investigated. Using diff on the ...
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How can I use “find” in a shell script to search from the current directory?

I want the program to look like this : read a if[ find . name $a ]; then echo "You found the file" else "You haven t found the file" fi
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How to list photos by date in folders?

I have many photos in a folders but I am not able to see the details of the shooting, so I am not able to order them by time. I can only view the last modify time I use Ubuntu 14.04 with default ...
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Boot volume full

How do I find hidden "boot" folder on my ubuntu 14.04 pc? If I am able to find it, will I mess up anything by clicking on unused kernel and hitting delete button?
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Convet entire playlist from m4a to mp3

I have a ton of music on my computer, but unfortunately its in m4a but steam only takes mp3 is there a program or a termianl command that will convert an entire folder. thanks in advanced :)
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How to get rid of templates folder

I have a simple problem: Whenever I delete the templates folder in my home directory (/home/[username]/ in case that info is of use) it seems to come back. It contains nothing and I have no use for ...
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Lost/Missing Folders

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop for a few weeks. Today I tried to create several new folders in: Home/documents/New Folder_A/New Folder_B. I created the folders, added some documents, ...
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Can another user see a file even if they don't have any permissions?

If I have a file that has 700 or 600 permissions, can other users see the file? Of course they won't be able to read the contents, but are they still able to see that it exists (i.e. see it's filename ...
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How to enable profile manager from thunderbird directory?

I'm attempting to follow these instructions, but no luck.
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what is the default ownership permission of /var directory? [duplicate]

I just messed up with my /var permissions , setting the chmod -R 775 and chown $USER:USER to it.. My poblem is, i want to set its default permission. Is there someone who can help me on this problem? ...
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Open a folder in a Graphic File Manager from a terminal [duplicate]

How can I open a folder in a GFM (in a files window) from the terminal? Thank you for your kind help.
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How to use grep output as a path for cd?

How can I pipe grep output as an argument to the cd command? For example: [root@xxx xxx]# pip install django | grep '/usr.*' Requirement already satisfied (use --upgrade to upgrade): django in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Backup is running automatically and running into a permission error

I've had Ubuntu dual-booted on my laptop for a few months now. In the last few weeks, Backup has been trying to do something (back my files up presumably) and has been running into the following error ...
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What's up with the sudden appearance of .AppleDouble folders all over my filesystem?

Something I have never seen on my Ubuntu machine before now- .AppleDouble folders have appeared in many different folders all over my filesystem. It creeped me out- like someone on a Mac was looking ...
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What folder contains the Wallpapers for 14.04 [duplicate]

Trying to find the folder that contains the Wallpapers for 14.04, I want to use some of them on my other computers.
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Recursive directory listing of /proc

I'm trying to obtain a recursive directory listing of my filesystem using the command $ ls -alRc from root directory. Everything is running fine except the /proc directory listing, which results ...
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Set default folder for screenshots [duplicate]

I take screenshots very often. I have a dedicated folder for screenshots, but I have to select it each time I take a snapshot with Ubuntu's default screenshots tool. How can I set the default folder ...
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/opt folder missing in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install Eclipse "by the book" in /opt, but when trying to access /opt, it seems that /opt directory doesn't exist in Ubuntu 14.04: $ cd /opt/ bash: cd: /opt/: No such file or directory ...
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Unnoticingly I deleted a directory. Is there a way to recover it?

I found something over the internet here https://www.howtoforge.com/data_recovery_from_accidently_deleted_files_or_crashed_drives_in_ubuntu ...
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Error with sudo apt-get -f install (ldconfig not found)

I am using 14.04 LTS. When I type sudo apt-get -f install into the terminal I get this error: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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where are the users in my ubuntu?

So I created 2 users in my ubuntu and now I can't find them.. Can someone tell me where are they placed? I want o configure they're information and permission for the sake of practice.
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Print a list of “full” relative paths of all the files present in a directory and in its sub-directories

I need to print a list of "full" relative paths of all the files present in a directory and in its sub-directories. I used to do this with du and grep: du -a <path_to_directory> | grep -Po ...
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how to delete locked folders/files

How to delete locked folders/files? When I try to delete them an error occurs: "Error removing file: Permission denied" I am root. See the image below to know what kind of folders/files. thanks
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How to move all subdirectories to current directory?

I'm new to shell script programming. Suppose we have a file hierarchy like this: /A/B/C/D /A/B/E/F/G /A/H/I /A/H/J/K Note that here we not only have /A/B/.., but also /A/H/.... All letters are ...
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Ubuntu File and folder permissions

sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/lampp/htdocs output is chmod: changing permissions of .... Operation not permitted I want to give every permission to htdocs and all its sub-folders and to every file on ...
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How to assign File/Folder path to a Variable in Terminal

Say I have the following path: /home/$USER/Downloads/My Folder I tried to assign the above given File-Path to a variable FILE_NAME as follows, FILE_NAME=/home/$USER/Downloads/My Folder $FILE_NAME ...
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Folders and launchers exclusively on one desktop

I have 4 workspaces configured on compiz . I would like to know if there is a way to have folders exclusively in the main desktop (1)? I would like to keep the others clear to see wallpapers. Ubuntu ...
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How to cat in for loop

I have 500 folders containing many *_1.fastq.gz and *_2.fastq.gz files per folder. I want to: cat *_1.fastq.gz > Combined *_1.fastq.gz & cat *_2.fastq.gz > Combined_2.fastq.gz per ...
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How to delete folder with \ in name?

I used pscp to copy files from my pc to my server. Because my pc here is running windows and the server is on linux, i kind of messed up the \ and / and as it happens, in my server there is now a ...
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A folder cannot be deleted

Recently my windows 8 crashed so from the ubuntu I had to remove all the filesystem files which were in Windows C partition. But I am not able to delete one folder, Program Files (x86). I am using ...
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I have a directory named -H and would like to change the name of it [duplicate]

I am taking a class at Pluralsight and made the mistake of typing 'express -H' as instructed. Now I have a dir named -H and Ubuntu will not let me access it or otherwise deal with it. I would like to ...
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Display 'cd' accessible path to mtp device in Nemo

Nemo displays path to mtp device like that: mtp://[usb:001,007]/ I want to be able to copy path from Nemo to terminal and cd there. Maybe it's possible even with this path while escaping some ...
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Changing directory

~$ cd downloads bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory ~$ ls Desktop Downloads Music Public Videos Documents examples.desktop Pictures Templates ~$ cd downloads bash: cd: ...
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Where is save data base made in mysql-workbench?

I want know where are saved by default the data base made with mysql-workbench. I want know the directory.
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ld can`t find libraries

Good afternoon, Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64bits I'm an electronics engineering student, and I'm doing some research with a team in the voice recognition area. I`m trying to install a software called ...
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Creating folders in /usr/share folder

I need to create a folder in the /usr/share folder to manually put a program into it. How do you create a folder in the /usr/share folder manually?
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How to create a complete directory structure with a single command? [duplicate]

How to create a complete directory structure with a single command? By this question I mean, if I wanted to create a directory structure like below in one go using a command. ...
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How to log access to a specific folder and changes in its contents?

I need to track folder access time, and want to know what changes are made to it. How do I trigger those events? Is there a way to run a specific .sh file when the folder is opened?
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Can't able to open any folder in the Ubuntu 14.04

I cant able to open any folder. All the files in the desktop is vanished. Right click on the desktop is also not working. If I give specific file name, its opening. But folder not opening. All ...
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open a folder with several files in python [closed]

How can I open a folder with several files in it? I tested this codes but it returns an strange answer. import os for ZebRa in os.listdir(os.getcwd()): num_words = 0 for line in ZebRa: ...
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Split contents of a directory into multiple sub directories

I have a directory which contain more than thousand images. I want to split the files in to multiple sub directories, each containing 100 files. How do I do this?
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Placing many (10 million) files in one folder

I've just added a predictive search (see example below) feature to my site that runs on a Ubuntu Server. This runs direct from a database. I want to cache the result for each search and use that if it ...
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Identical folders have different sizes

I have to separate external usb HDDs from different vendors. I use Ubuntu LTS 12.04 and according to udisks, both have the same block size, 512, and the same file system, NTFS. Now I've copied a ...
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Reorganize photos from an existing folder structure into a new structure

This question might have been asked before, but I am not sure I use the right keywords to find it. I have a directory of photo's, that were (re-) organized before, into a directory structure: ...
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Folder name comparing - script

I want to create an until-loop that reads the name of a folder and compares it with the folders in etc/skel. If it doesn't find it, the user must re-enter the name. I also tried using grep (instead of ...
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How do I move the user's Temp Folder

How do I move (settings/syntax) the user's Temp Folder to a new location inside their Home Folder?
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Excluding files and directories from tar

Why does the command tar -cvpzf backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/temp_intel * not exclude the /temp_intel directory?
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Ladspa plugin folder locked

I have LMMS installed. A audio sequneceq a bit simular to FL Studio. Now i have a problem with my ladspa plugins folder. my ladspa plugin folders location is '/usr/lib/ladspa' i want add some new ...