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

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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 ...
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No such file or directory when chown on newly created directory

I'm a very new Ubuntu user (14.04 LTS) and this is my first question here. I am trying to follow the instructions from this Reddit thread about mounting an NTFS hard disk to use as a Plex media ...
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Lost a desktop folder

I am pretty new to Linux and was trying to change the name of a desktop folder from Documents to Media when I got an error message about the pathway. I restarted the computer and lost the folder. I ...
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Cannot acess certain directory using CD command

Cannot access CPP directory. ashutosh@ashutosh:~$ ls 17431- Microprocessor and Programming.pdf Documents Softbox 17431.pdf Downloads TASM ANURAG ...
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I want to take my videos folder in my home folder and add locations to it from an external hdd on Ubuntu x64. Is it Possible?

I can't seem to find a way to add locations to the folders located inside of my home folder. Why is that? And what do I need to do to accomplish this task, if it can be done?
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Weird folder permission behaviour - Some sub folders have full permissions other don't

The problem: I can manually delete some sub folders and others not. They are all inside the same folder. I'm talking about the /var/www/html folder and an application I'm developing inside it. How ...
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What is .config folder?

Inside I found configuration files for Deluge, which I needed to for a list of torrents. Does it contains all similar files? If that so, can I just copy whole folder before reinstalling whole Ubuntu ...
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How can I delete all folders of a specific name without deleting Contents in it?

How do I delete all Folders with a specific name (e.g. 128Kbps_Songs) without deleting its files For example if I have directory "MP3_SONGS" with subdirectories "A", "B", "C" and each subdirectory ...
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Why do I not see my /bin, /var, (etc.) directories in my root partition?

I recently bought a VPS and when I log in as a root user, I dont see the /boot, /bin, /var, etc. directories. Why is this? This is what I see when I use my ls -la command in the terminal. I am the ...
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So many user apps, but only a few on launcher, why not a launcher page or a command to install on launcher? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, have v. 14.04. I look on installed apps page and see user apps installed but find no way to access them, and no way to place an app link in the launcher, why is this? People would ...
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Why I can't unpack a .zip folder on GUI?

I download a .zip folder/file and I have two installed unpacking programmes (Archiver for .zip files, 7zip). But when I click on the unpacking here options it says An error occurred while loading the ...
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Ubuntu themes directory

I downloaded a few themes from various ppa's, and i don't like the button for closing, minimalizing etc. Are those themes stored in some kind of directory where i can edit their files? I'm using Unity ...
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How do you get to the root directory that I need to delete a file in?

I need to get into the root directory to delete a file. How do I get there?
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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.