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

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In KDE when I create a file in the Home directory it also creates files on the Desktop

Whenever I create An new file in my Home directory In Dolphin it also create the same file on my desktop and on my widget (folder viewer.) How can I fix this? It worked fine until now, but It just ...
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What does Shotwell do when I move photos inside the photo directory

I have enabled 'Watch library directory for new files' and imported many photos with the settings <Lib>/<year>/<month>/<day>/<..>. I have since decided to move to ...
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A folder suddenly disapearred

Today when I download something at website, suddenly jump a tag, ask me there is a problem about ubuntu system, whether continue, I click continue button , then I find my download folder disappear. I ...
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Is there a way to configure all files in a folder using a particular software?

Im using openSMILE software to extract features from an audio file. My work involves extracting mfcc featues from a .WAV file (to obtain a .mfcc file). Default code to convert the file is as ...
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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How do I get rid of old encrypted home folder?

The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :) ...
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where is recent directory

I suddenly open recent directory. I press Ctrl+L to see, what is its path directory. and I saw recent:/// is that a path? So where is recent directory? Update: or better to say: In terminal if I ...
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Default directories on any ubuntu [duplicate]

I have been using windows for a long time. And now I have moved on to ubuntu (13.04). I am just 2 to 3 weeks old for ubuntu. I don't understand about the directories like /var , /home, /media etc. . . ...
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Hidden files won't stay hidden in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I open my files, my hidden files show up. I can hide them but when I open up my files again, they're showing again. How do I make the hidden files invisible permanently?
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File name is now red and I can't find it

I did this mv -f bashthings /playinhere/ to move a directory "Bashthings" and all of it's files into another directory "Playinhere". Now I can't see Bashthings and when I "locate" it, it shows up, ...
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Terminal - Search entire directory for keyword

I am working on a Ruby on Rails project so I have to manage multiple files. I think I made a syntax mistake somewhere but I'm not sure well. It would be awesome if I could search for a keyword through ...
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Create an alias to a desidred directory to use within terminal [duplicate]

I constantly need to type cd /home/geo/Geant4/geant4.10.00.p02-install/lib/Geant4-10.0.2 How do i create an alias to that directory so I could just type cd $geant (or any other word i decide to ...
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set file permissions

I have a directory, where users can drop their plugins (for a game). The directory permissions work for adding these plugin files. But there is one Problem: When the plugin generates config files, ...
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PROBLEM : when Update my system (in directory).

When I type sudo apt-get update in terminal that shows error like this E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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The “size” field in directory entry meaning for directories?

I'm looking at low-level directory structure of a disk partition, formatted as "vfat" filesystem. The directory entry structure I use is: struct __attribute__ ((packed)) Dentry { char ...
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What does “omitting directory” mean and how do I make it cp the directory rather than omit it

I am doing a data recovery for someone and enter the following command -Ubuntu:~# cp /media/Macintosh\ HD/Users/orlandocampoverde/Desktop\ (original)/VIDEOS\ ESPANOL/ /media/\$G\$\ ...
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How do I choose among the tab directory completor in terminal?

I type in for example: cp /media/Macintosh Then Tab so that it can correctly put in the formatting for Macintosh HD I then want it to complete among a few options if you press tab.. for this ...
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How to create a new folder on List view on nautilus?

This is a really small problem, although it seems to be like a pretty big design issue. When the folder is full of files, for example, there's no empty space left to right click on, so how do I ...
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Change directory structure from /YEAR/MONTH/DAY/ to /YEAR-MONTH-DAY

I need to change my directory structure for my photos from /YEAR/MONTH/DAY/ to /YEAR-MONTH-DAY I know this can sort of be done with exiftool, but it will only work on files containing EXIF-tags, and ...
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Why doesn't 'cp /user/local' work?

I was trying to copy a directory to /user/bin (on Ubuntu 12.04). I tells me that I cannot create directory ``/user/local' No such file or directory`. Where did I make a mistake? sudo cp -r ...
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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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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 ...