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Changed language to dutch and now my pictuers&documents folder is empty

I changed the language settings to Dutch in order to get grammar check in libre office. After reboot I got the question if the folder names also should be changed to Dutch. This shouldnt have any ...
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Nautilus never stops counting the size of multiple folders at the same time

I have installed 13.10 and everything seems to work fine. However when I try to measure the size of multiple files at the same time the size section does not stop rising. After a while (not the real ...
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List by “artist” in a folder? How to view meta data of songs in Nautilus?

Is it possible to list my .mp3 files by artist in my music folder? I am not able to view any tag from a song (artist/album/title of the songs) in the preview...
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Language problem is causing updatting problem!

I searched so much but still haven't found any serious answer for this. I installed ubuntu 13.10 in english and i changed later the system language in greek. So everything turned into greek. When i ...
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Find directory and delete it's content but not itself

How do I find a directory and delete all it's content but not the directory itself? find -type -d -name 'Tmp' -exec rm -rf {} \; But this also deletes 'Tmp' directory. Thanks in advance.
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access specific folder on Ubuntu VirtualBox from Windows host

Need to access /etc folder which resides on Ubuntu guest (VirtualBox) from Windows 7 host. VM working on NAT, Guest Additions Installed along with SMB. Any ideas, gentlemen's? Shared Folders Option in ...
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How to go back in explorer manager?

I am new in Ubuntu and I do not find how to "go back" at the previus view while I am travelling in the folders. Is there a keyboard shortcut for this action? (in windows I can use "left arrow" to do ...
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Why use sticky bit?

"The sticky bit applies only to directories, and is typically used on publicly-writeable directories. Within a directory upon which the sticky bit is applied, users are prevented from deleting or ...
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How to remove duplicate application in /usr/share/applications folder? [duplicate]

I just started using XFCE and I'm loving it so far but I've yet to figure this out. I'm having trouble removing a duplicate Google Chrome file in this folder. The main thing is I want to remove it ...
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What are the original default files contained in the /usr/share folder?

Can someone please just give me a list of the default files and folders that you would find in /usr/share folder after installation? You would not believe how difficult this is to find.
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Find out where the directory is in Linux?

When I executed the command to give the pid of my processes running, it gave me like this - user@machineA:/$ ps -eo pid,command | grep exhibitor | grep java | grep -v grep 1615 java -jar ...
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How to enable trash function for folder var/www instead of permanent deletion?

How to enable trash function for var/www folder? I guess deleted files can not be moved to trash from that folder, because that is a special one (belongs to root) and its' files should not be ...
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What permissions settings will make /var/www accessible without admin? [duplicate]

As a webmaster I need fast access to /var/www, what should I set in dir permissions to get rid of 'open as admin' in order to file modification and creation? Yet I want it safe as modificable from my ...
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Folder disappears after renaming it to ''.*Name'' [closed]

I just tried to install a theme for conky but when i follow the instructions and rename the folder ''conky'' to''.conky'' it simply disappears. Even if i turned on show hidden folders. Where is the ...
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How do I create public html folder? [duplicate]

I am a php programmer and new in ubuntu. Now I am using ubuntu 12.4 I need to create public html directory on my home directory for easy assess of php files. How can I create this public_html ...
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Why am I not able to use chmod 000 for a folder?

I can't chmod 000 for a folder in Ubuntu 13.10
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Home Folder, mouse right click and click on folder all fail (ubuntu 12.04LTS)

It just happens recently without any sign. When I click on the Home Folder, nothing shows up. When I go to the desktop, the right click of the mouse doesn't do anything. It seems that the "folder" ...
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How to modify the directory date?

In Windows, I am used to modify directory dates, eg. of directories containing photos according the date when the first photo was taken; and then display a list of the directories sorted by the dates. ...
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The file or folder /home/XXX/… does not exist. and cannot be deleted

I have a small problem with Kubuntu. I cannot detele some folders and files, it always says to me, the file or folder /src/ doesn't exist? and now I need to delete them, but i don't know how. someone ...
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Can't remove a folder

This folder had the ubuntu 13.10 iso file. Now when I try to remove it I get an error message with the detail: "Error removing file: No such file or directory" When I try to open the folder normally ...
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How to reinstall services?

I made a mistake and deletes the etc/mysql/ directory. I installed lamp-server again (sudo tasksel install lamp-server) but I still don't have the etc/mysql directory and some of other mysql ...
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Active Directory / Map Network Drive / Likewise-open

The Situation: Windows Active Directory with a Domain, Users have specific private Network Drives automatically mapped onto their machine, when they log in on a windows machine. I want to achieve the ...
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Too many symbolic links error

I am attempting to use LFS to make my own distro (for fun, nothing important) but keep running into issues. As it suggests, I am running a non-admin user account. However, every time I attempt to ...
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give permission to /var/www [duplicate]

When I write this to give permission to www directory: zeb@zeb-Lenovo-B570:/var$ chmod 251 www/ zeb@zeb-Lenovo-B570:/var/www$ ls Its gives error: ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied I ...
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Deleting a directory + unlinking the files

I have a folder with many files those have a few sym links pointing to them like /some_path -> /dir/file1 /some_path2 -> /dir/file2 /some_path3 -> /dir/file3 But I don't remember neither ...
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“No such file or directory” but it's there.

I'm a total newbie to Ubuntu and Linux and I'm struggling to even navigate to folders. The below often happens - brian2@ubuntu:~$ cd /home/ brian2@ubuntu:/home$ cd /brian2 bash: cd: /brian2: No such ...
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what is the difference between / and //?

I have been facing this wierd problem while trying to montor an FTP server. If I try to use ftp://192.x.x.x/home/$USER/output , the monitoring tool fails to pickup the folder. However, if I use ...
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Cannot add folders from my computer to be synced

on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, when I open the Ubuntu One client and click "Add a folder from this computer", then select the folder I want to sync and click "Open", nothing happens. The folder does not appear ...
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Please change the permissions to 0770 so that the directory

I did everything according to: http://forum.owncloud.org/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7118 but I get the error: Data directory (/mnt/usbdrive/owncloud/) is readable for other users Please change the ...
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Ignoring java compilation and version control folders in Ubuntu One

Kubuntu 13.10. Working directly in ~/Ubuntu One folder, where I have my Java projects under ~/Ubuntu One/java-projects. I want to ignore compilation and version control folders: classes, dist, .git, ...
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Problems with unzipping .tar.gz

For installations i've needed to unzip .tar.gz so ive used tar fvxz file_name.tar.gz yet it replies with tar (child): file_name.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is ...
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How to make a file or folder undeletable? [duplicate]

I want to make a file or folder undeletable, even the superuser can't be able to delete that file.Chattr command makes a file undeletable only if the files were in Linux filesystems (ext2,ext4). But I ...
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change backup target directory

How do i change target directory for simple backup? I have tried to point to a standalone hard drive, but I continually get error saying there is not enough space on the ubuntu one default directory. ...
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For what I have “Public”, “Templates” and “Examples” in my home directory?

What is the purpose of "Public", "Templates" and "Examples" directories in my home directory? What should I put in there? And is ok if I delete them? If yes, then when I create them again they will ...
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Is my folder encrypted?

I have 12.04 Server with encrypted /home directory. I moved 50gb /xx folder from my root directory to my home directory /home/xx It did this instantly. The question is: Is that /home/xx now ...
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How to delete this file?

I am trying to create a directory .ebextensions. Ubuntu 12.04 is telling me that there is already a file with that name; however, I have searched for it, and nothing comes up. I really need to create ...
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Unable to create new folders on ubuntu

I fresh installed ubuntu with lighttpd & I wanna add a test file to check if my server works or not. But I am unable to do so.... I am unable to create files... When I right clicked & opened ...
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Unable to copy to a dir

Any time I try to copy stuff over to the this folder it fails. mslawson@Matts-Notebook:/tmp$ sudo cp -r rails_tutorial_sublime_text/* \~/.config/sublime-text-2/Packages/User/ cp: target ...
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How do I know where (from which directory) the process is commanded?

I am running a simulation that is commanded to begin at some directory, but don't remember from which directory I commanded the simulation. I'm using python for running the simulation, so ps aux | ...
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change directory, subdirectory, folder and file permissions in ubuntu GUI

I am having problems installing, upgrading and deleting Wordpress plugins on my VM-Virtual Box LAMP server. I have read that the issue has something to do with permissions that are assigned in my ...
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Keeping local folders synchronized [duplicate]

After repeatedly losing data on encrypted drives due to some trivial combination of software and hardware failure, I would like to know if there is a simple tool that keeps local folders synchronized. ...
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Making a link to a folder on windows?

sorry but I am just very new to ubuntu and i can't get the answer via search or google, because there are too many options and nothing seems to help me with my problem. I have one hard disk in my ...
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forbidden folder name in apache?

I have a little web server I run to help me at work. In an effort to neaten up the internal bits, I made a folder named "doc" for documents. When i try to navigate to that folder I get You don't have ...
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Folders from the sidebar are not showing

How do i restore the folders that were showing on the sidebar and the general folder look. I only see the content not the folder! Please Advise
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Find directories that DON'T contain a file but YES another one

I have quite a large music collection and would like to find the directories in which I still have compressed files (*.rar) unprocessed. Hence looking for a command that lists directories in which i ...
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Linux Touch Directory Command

What does the command 'touch' when applied to a directory? dragos@Dragos--XPS-L702X:~$ mkdir test dragos@Dragos--XPS-L702X:~$ ls -l total 52 drwxr-xr-x 2 dragos dragos 4096 Oct 25 00:42 Desktop ...
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Storing website files in /usr/share/www/ instead of /var/www/ [closed]

I have just seen the /var/ directory being defined as: Multi-purpose log, temporary, transient, and spool files. A memory-based file system is sometimes mounted at /var. Whereas /usr/ has been ...
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Copy only folders not files?

Is there a way to copy an entire directory, but only the folders? I have a corrupt file somewhere in my directory which is causing my hard disks to fail. So instead of copying the corrupt file to ...
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Command to view containing folder of an application in Ubuntu

Which command is used to view containing folder of an application? For example, I installed Emacs, Chrome,... on my computer, now I want to view folder that holds them. How can I do that via terminal? ...
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Difference between linux subdirectories [duplicate]

I am building a computer and installing Linux of it. I am considering of getting: A small capacity SSD for frequently accessed files (such as the OS and programs), A small capacity hard drive for ...