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

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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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ubuntu 14.04 music directory missing from home directory and submenu

Recently I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and I don't see Music submenu and music directory on opening home directory.I also Checked in .config user-dirs.dirs and i found ...
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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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Unable to change the default directory in Apache/2.4.7 on Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to change the default directory from /var/www/ to a folder in Dropbox i.e /home/username/Dropbox/www But when I edit the 000-default.conf file, the browser gives me 403 errors even after ...
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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 ...
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Conduit Synchronizer Don't delete empty folder

I am using conduit sync tool for updating data from source(folder in local drive) to destination(folder in pen drive) But when any subfolder deleted from source, Conduit Only Removes all files from ...
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chown only for directory ntfs-3g

I just want to move my default mysql (installed by LAMP) directory to NTFS-3G partition, so it was the same I use on Windows. I've already done this with htdocs. There comes my question: I mount -o ...
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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Why does my filesystem appear to be full to Ubuntu?

I have seen some questions and I know that Ubuntu reserves 5% of filesystem to root. Believe me this is not the case. I was moving some files from my home folder to another partition and I had to ...
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Setting path in ubuntu 13.10

In Ubuntu 13.10 I installed : stable_Ubuntu-13.10-i686.deb and Ubuntu-13.10-i686.deb, but when starting GNURadio the following message appears : Cannot import gnuradio. Is the python path ...
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How do I access the Dropbox proprieties and choose the folders I want to sync?

My Ubuntu partition has 60Gb while my Dropbox account has 35Gb. I don't want to sync all the Dropbox folders, just one of them. Do somebody know how I access the Dropbox proprieties to choose the ...
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“sudo mv /fromdir /todir” - not recognizing the fromdir location

I'm trying to get a small folder (/test) with a couple small text files to a folder that I don't have write permissions for. I'm the sole user on this account and I don't know why I wouldn't have ...
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How to share folders that are on a partition on a secondary hard drive?

Here's my situation. I have a desktop computer with 2 hard drives in it. Hard drive 1 has windows installed on it and pretty much has nothing to do with this, I think. Hard drive 2 has a partition ...
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chmod directories and files in one command?

I have a directory "project" that contains a set of subdirectories and files. I want to give 777 permission to the directories and files from my 666 in the same directory with chmod command in my ...
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How to create directory and change it's owner with the deb package

I need to create deb package that will create directory for logs. I want to create directory /var/logs/my_package and to change it's owner to my_user. In the docs there is information that I can ...
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No user folders Ubuntu 12.04

As a learning excerise, I have installed Ubuntu (from scratch) using the alternate install CD and then building on top of that. Installing an xserver, a display manager, a window manager etc. I've ...
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12.04 to 13.10 Can it remove encryption?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my primary computer, and I absentmindedly selected "encypt home directory" I read a few methods to de-encrypt it, but they didn't work so well (And seemed overly ...
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Why auto complete does not work for directories in terminal ?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. While i was using previous versions of Ubuntu, I was able to auto-complete the directories names, even multiple times in a single command. I am not able to the same now. As ...
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How can I know which folders are created by which program?

I have /usr/share/gtksourceview-2.0/ and I think it maybe due to Mousepad or Geany or Medit text editors. But how can I know for sure without uninstalling them and reinstalling one-by-one? (I don't ...
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How to show the full path of a file or directory in the terminal? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to learn how to SRM a file, however I need to know how the directory name in order to type it out in the terminal. Can someone please help me figure out how to see ...
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What is this GNUstep folder?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I opened the GUI and noticed this folder called GNUstep and Mail. Here is a screenshot of it: Inside GNUstep is Library which is empty. And inside of Mail is Drafts ...