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

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Finish long directory name with tab problem

I have simple problem that I have to long directories which I want to cd into, but I would like to know easy way. mosquito@mosquito-K56CB:~/Downloads$ ls | grep Guns Guns n' Roses - Appetite for ...
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cannot access/delete folder in Rubbish Bin containing hundred of thousand of corrupted files on 14.04

yesterday I discovered a folder in the Trash Bin named FdtN0bhKRX containing more than 700,000 corrupted files. I know the approximate number because I tried to move the folder to a USB key, and when ...
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How To Restrict Multiple Directories With Nginx But Still Access Files?

I would like to know how to let people access files with a direct link on my server but restrict them from accessing all directories? Exemple: I want them to see www.site1.com/usa/newyork/1.html I ...
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Grep, no value return

I am searching for a word, in this case "hehe" that is located in the file findTest by using grep, but when i initiate the search: grep -r "hehe" or grep -lr "hehe" it starts but after 5 min ...
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Files being wiped by cloud storage services

When I move and rename files using Ubuntu One or Grive Tools, using an SSD, sometimes clients doesn't catch the change properly and delete or make to reappear missing folders. Why it could be that?
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How to unsync two folders?

I have Ubuntu One and Dropbox folders synced. Now when Ubuntu One is shutting down, I want to delete U1 folder so it does not use space unnecessary. The problem is that if I delete U1 folder, Dropbox ...
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make parent directories as needed in Nautilus

A standard context menu item of Nautilus is "New Folder", which can be used to create a new directory in the directory focussed. An option of the command mkdir is -p, which can be used to "make parent ...
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How can i keep password for a folder? [duplicate]

I want to keep password for my important folder where my all the documents are kept so how can i keep password for it?
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Joomla Files/Folders Permissions in Ubuntu

The recommended way of setting files and folders permissions in the joomla root directory is the following (from the help.ubuntu website) cd /var/www/joomla/ sudo find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; ...
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How to disable acces to subdirectories and files

I have a situation where I would give a path and the file dialog box opens with the path given, but the user should not have access to change to any other paths from the file dialog box and as well as ...
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Mounting a map on a server through a different server

First of all, my excuses, I could not find the question here anywhere. The thing is, I want to mount a map on server 1, and server 1 is only accessible throughout server 2. I'm on pc 1, which can only ...
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Link/merge pictures folder across all users? [duplicate]

What I want to do is, link/merge folders /home/user1/Pictures /home/user2/Pictures so that all the family photos can be stored in a single location and be easily accessible from every user ...
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Move all lowest-level subdirectories (but NOT mid-level directories or files) to a target directory

Let's say I have a source/ directory which has many subdirectories. Some of these subdirectories have sub-subdirectories, and some of those sub-subdirectories have sub-sub-subdirectories, and so on. ...
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Datasize problem

I have a problem with the Data size. The files and the directory’s are showed with the size. I don’t want to see the size of the files and directory. How can I deactivate it? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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When I create a folder in ~/ starting with a period, where is is located?

I'm told to make a folder and put a file into it, and the instructions read like this: ~/.foldername So foldername is the folder I'm creating and the directory that they tell me to place it in is ...
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Cannot move a file using sudo mv

I want to move a downloaded folder (called 'Viva' to the themes folder under /usr/share/themes/. When I type: sudo mv /desktop/Viva /usr/share/themes it tells me it can't find the /desktop/Viva ...
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Change Folder Permissions and All Sub-Folders

I'm working on a PHP website at the moment and I'm doing a LOT of writing to files and directories. Whenever these files are made, they're automatically owned by Daemon and I have to go into Terminal ...
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kde folder widget custom icon?

I want to set a custom Icon on my folder widget that I have on one of my panels. How if possible do I do this? or is there a similar widget I can use that can do this, with shortcuts for specific ...
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Change scrot output directory

When using scrot, I'd like to have the files appear in ~/Pictures/Screenshots/ instead of in my home directory. scrot -e 'mv $f ~/Pictures/Screenshots/' works OK, but I would love not to have to ...
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Change the language of the home/user/ folders automatically

When I changed my language/locale settings, a window popped up asking me if I wanted to rename Documents, Music, Video, Downloads, to the new language. I was worried that this might be some ...
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Grant permission for new created files inside folder automatically

I have a folder which permission is set to 777 but when I add any files or folder unziping in that folder. Extracted files or folder permission never change . For a clear picture: -> Distination ...
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Are there dedicated folders for user made sources and libraries/modules?

This is a very basic question, yet I can't find anything relevant. Is there a standard directory where to put the sources of your projects and the location of the libraries/modules they use (which are ...
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Accidentally moved the home Directory to another folder

I was trying to move a folder "Foxit Reader" which was located in /opt to the home Directory. I searched on how to do that and they told me to do this : sudo su cd /opt mv -t Foxit\ Reader/ /home ...
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Cannot access to a hidden folder

I want to access my database table, which is created in NetBeans. I'm looking for the derby folder: student@student-VirtualBox:~$ sudo find / -name derby -print and the terminal responses with: ...
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How to open a folder in linux via terminal? [closed]

How can I open a folder in a dir? say I change my current directory to: cd /root/dir/ then I list all the files there: ls folder1 folder2 folder3 Now I want to open folder1. If I try the "./" I ...
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Make a link for a folder located inside windows 8.1 disk (ubuntu 14.04)

I want to make a link on my desktop for a folder located in windows 8.1 disk ,every time I make a link to that folder it just doesn't work after a reboot
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Limit the size of a folder

Okay, so I was looking into doing a bit of web hosting, and was wondering how I would put a max storage limit on a folder, so that there can't be more than say 5GB in the one particular folder. I've ...
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How to move a program from a partition to another one?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu, so sorry in advance if this is a noob question, but I don't know how to solve this situation. I've installed Virtual Box on Ubuntu, and I've also installed Truecrypt ...
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how to find a word in text files from a directory [duplicate]

Suppose that I have a directory with name _file and includes two sub directory like _1 and _2 and on each one I have some text files. I want to search a word like foo in one of these text files. How I ...
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How to move a visible file to a hidden folder?

I've only been using Ubuntu for two weeks and have been able to find answers to any problem I had, however this one defies my searches. I want to move a visible programme file (wallch) to a hidden ...
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Ubuntu File Appearing As Directory

I have this php file that somehow is showing as a directory. It still has a php extension but when I cd the file I get: base: cd: satisfaction.php: Input/output error When I vim the file it looks ...
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Cannot find username folder (game path)

In the game launcher for minecraft, it tells me that the game directory is in /home/smith/.minecraft, but when I go to home, there is not folder named 'smith' I am new to ubuntu, and other questions ...
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Co-using folder with root

I'm searching for a workaround for creating a folder which will be fully co-used with root and user including new subdirectories. Example of usage: I have an application which sometimes needs to ...
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Double click not working as expected in file manager

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. I have a Dell XPS l502x which works very good. I just noticed this (possible bug?) with Ubuntu 14.04 while in the file manager in the home folder. When I ...
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How to make two directories identical?

I have a Documents file in my home directory as usual. Now in my dropbox folder I have created a new directory named Documents. Now is there any way such that this two could be same? i.e if I update ...
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I cant open folders as root

When I try to open the themes folder using this command gksu nautilus /usr/share/themes this is what the system throws back at me (nautilus:21515): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid cast from ...
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How to access root folder?

I just did a data recovery of a very important file, and it is saved in root folder automatically, and I can't access root folder even from gksu nautilus it gives this dialog: You do not have ...
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Blender 2.70 not installed, but can open it, yet can't find it in dash or add it to launcher [duplicate]

I have downloaded Blender 2.7 and moved it to folder /opt and yet I can't find it in dash or place it in launcher. I have searched for solutions on the net, but I don't quite understand those.
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cd into directory from folder in desktop gui view?

I'm n00b to ubuntu (and Linux at large). Is there a way to open up a terminal from a folder location in a desktop folder? This functionality would be the same as 'cdto' in osx: ...
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How do I manually arrange the items in a folder in 14.04?

Icons can be arranged manually on the desktop, but I can't find any way to do it inside any other kind of folder. This is a big shame, as I used to (in 12.04) manually lay out and change the icons ...
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How to change file into folder? [duplicate]

My folder Desktop changed to file Desktop (without extension, 6MB). How can I turn it back? I need that content.
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what is Vmlinuz file on live ubuntu?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 live on flash. In my computer directory there is a file name vmlinuz What is this file? I did not have that on my 12.04 on hard derive.
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Correct permissions for sudo LAMP /var/www directory

I am trying to set permissions with sudo 775 - R /var/www/ on all folders and all files in the www folder of lamp for sudo user. Is this the correct way to set up the system?
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Folders not showing up in 'Recent' view in 14.04

If I open up what is now called files, and click on 'recent' in the left hand column, it gives me all the files I've used recently well enough, but none of the folders. Folders are how I keep ...
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Why use a named pipe instead of a file?

I recently read about named pipes, and I couldn't understand why they exist. I've read somewhere that using a named pipe is less time-consuming than using a file. Why is this so? The named pipes also ...
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root directory almost full but still lots of free space on the partition

some time ago I installed 12.04 from windows xp on a separate "linux" partition via wubi. this partition was allocated 50 GB. my problem now is that obviously the root directory does not have access ...
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Move images from sub-folders into new sub-folders

I have a folder composed of M several sub-folders, each of them containing some text files and N images (*.png) This is what the tree looks like: /parent/ /sub-folder1/ /data1.dat /data2.dat ...
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how to copy directory with wildcard to another folder

i need to make a cron that copy folder on /home here is the content of my /home fina f-logistik folder-surat-jalan zone-A zone-B zone-C zone-free what i need to copy is only folder that start ...
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Find and Delete Empty Directories [duplicate]

How to Find Folders (Directories) That are empty (Not Containing Any Files) and Delete Them By Using Terminal Command or Another Method. Filtration (Finding Directories or Files) Less than 'N' bytes ...
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Copy folders (not one file) using SSH ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am trying to copy a folder to remote Ubuntu server using command line ssh connection, i understand it's doable to transfer a file using scp but i have many files in a folder iam trying to copy to ...