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

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Organising folders

I have several folders ("amazon", "niger", "rhine",...). Inside each of them I have several subfolders ("gfdl", "hadgem", "ipsl",...). Each subfolders is composed by 5 subfolders (e.g. in "amazon", ...
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Is there a way to search files considering content of archives as well?

I'm trying to find a (very old) file, from which I'm sure it is somewhere on my NAS. Unfortunately I have some of my old files stored inside tar.gz, zip or 7z. Is there any way to search all files ...
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How to do a octal dump of files in my directories?

I'm reading the Unix Programming Environment book. I came across the od command. The command works for the file contents but not for the directories when I run it. However, this command seems to work ...
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what does /var/lib/update-rc.d/xxx for?

I find there are some files in /var/lib/update-rc.d/, such as: $ more /var/lib/update-rc.d/exim4 update-rc.d exim4 defaults the only content is a update-rc.d command add service to default level. ...
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How Can I Access A Broken Ubuntu 14.04 File System?

Configuration: AWS t2.micro instance (name:webserver) set up with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; this instance is stopped and the EBS volume (name:broken) containing the instance (name:webserver) has been mounted ...
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Accessing /proc/acpi causes freeze

I noticed this issue when trying to use Bumblebee(allows me to use the discrete GPU) on my laptop.Bumblebee uses bbswitch to switch between GPUs, bbswitch is accessed in /proc/acpi, and whanever it is ...
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Unable to setGID bit on folder

I want that all files and directories inherit the permissions of the tvshow folder. I am trying to set the GID bit, but I have no idea why it's not working. I am using this source for my commands. ...
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Does Rhythmbox have folder play option?

I can select a folder in nautilus, right-click and choose "Open with VLC..." as well as "Open with Rhythmbox" but while the VLC option plays the files in the folder, Rhythmbox doesn't play the ...
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Create full folder structure from “New document” (Templates) menu

If I create a folder inside Templates, when I click "new Document" > "myfolder" it does nothing. That is just a sub directory to organize the templates. But maybe it would be useful to create that ...
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What happens if I attempt to delete Ubuntu itself while logged in?

What would happen if I delete the / directory while logged as root into Ubuntu? Would I get some sort of error to the effect of Error: unable to self-destruct? Or would I actually be able to delete ...
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cannot access shares folder from the Vbox client

i cannot access the content in the shared folder from VBox client. i can see the folder under /media/sf_share/ also i can write on it. but it doesn't reflect on the host machine and vice versa.
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How do I create a new file in a folder owned by root? Specifically, I want to add a file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

I want to add a new file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d as seen at the bottom of this page, but I can't as it's owned by root user. How to? EDIT: I managed it using the information on this page:
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How to select a different autocomplete using the tab shortcut?

I type in for example: cp /media/Macintosh I'm recovering someone's HD so I want to get Then Tab so that it can correctly put in the formatting for Macintosh HD I then want it to complete among a ...
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How can i change the Pictures/Documents/etc directory?

I am a total noob in Ubuntu, and i would like to change the default directory of Documents, Music, Pictures etc. My setting is as follows: 1 partition for Windows 1 partition for ubuntu 1 ...
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Symbolic links lost after restart

I have been working on setting up some symbolic links so that I can easily access directories and files on another internal hard drive. When I create the links they work well, but every time that I ...
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Play video files in a local Lan folder with KDE

I'm trying to play video files in a LAN network folder from within dolphin. These are Samba folders which I can access, delete files and write and copy from. The same video files play perfectly with ...
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How can two files on a CD-ROM have the same inode number yet have a link count of 1?

As I was doing some sorting of my collection of CDs, I found out that processing the output of a find with sort -u was giving me a smaller list than plain sort, so I investigated. Using diff on the ...
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How can I install programs on another drive?

I'm planning on switching from Windows to Ubuntu and with Windows, when you install programs, you can have the option to choose where to install it. How could I do that on Ubuntu? The reason is ...
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My files from Downloads folder are gone

I was trying to make a bootable flashdrive with WIN7 using Yumi in my Ubuntu desktop. The process got stuck at 46% for over half an hour. I tried interrupting it, but it was not possible. So I ...
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Which Folders To Include In backup?

I'm quite new to Ubuntu and want to create a backup. I'm really not sure what files and folders to include so that if I restore my system it will be as it is now. I can't seem to find good details of ...
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bin doesn't exist

I'm trying to make a symbolic link with node and nodejs, but it always returns : No such file or directory I've tried $ cd ~/bin just to get to the directory but it still says No such file or ...
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Recover Directory Links

I've just erroneously launched this command: rm -R symbolic_link_to_dir and now if I go to DIR I can't see the content folders anymore. Fortunately if I enter with my FTP I can see all of the ...
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When I click on my home folder icon, all the directories appear but after 4 seconds they disappear.

When I click on my home folder icon, all the directories appear but after 4 seconds they disappear. If I click on a directoryy icon, sometimes the contents display and stay on but other times they ...
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Unable to create new folders on Ubuntu and Permissions tab is all greyed out

I freshly installed Ubuntu with lighttpd; I want to add a test file to check if my server works or not. I am, however, unable to create files: when I right clicked and opened the "Permissions" tab I ...
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How to password protect a hidden directory

I want to encrypt and password protect hidden directory and its components (.folder/something/some/) using a secondary password (not login password). I have downloaded Cryptkeeper but i didnt find an ...
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When I create a new directory, create a markdown file with the same name in it

I want to create a lot of directories (manually, using the GUI). I will then want to have inside them a markdown document with the same name as the directory, so this sort of tree: 624466 └ ...
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How to access Ubuntu ~ and . folder

I have read many Questions and Answers here. In some of them there are directories that I cannot find on my computer, for example: /home/username/.local/ ~/.local/share/Steam What is ~, what is ...
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How to detect files with the same name but different extensions?

I have a directory whose files have extension either .JPG or .NEF and I want to delete the files of the form X.NEF for which X.JPG does not exist in the directory. (X here can be any string.) I don't ...
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Backup problem with folder rename (use back in time)

We use Ubuntu Server (14.04) as file server. As backup solution we use "Back in Time". I have a general question about making backups, since we are having problems with the folder names from time to ...
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How to find the directory of a USB port

I am trying to find the name of the second USB port in my computer in the director /dev/ since I am trying to find where my AVR micro-controller programmer location to execute this command: avrdude -p ...
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Use common data folders for two users instead of separate ones

I have a 15.04 machine with basically 2 user accounts, an admin and a restricted user. What I want is that both of them have separate home directories (for system/application settings etc.), but use ...
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Navigating Directories [duplicate]

I am a new ubuntu user, and i am trying to figure out the terminal. I am using V. 13.10 and my problem is happening even in the begginning. I can't navigate to any directories from the base root of ...
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How to make the newly created files inherit the directory's permissions…? [duplicate]

I need to give permission to a directory in such a way that, the newly created files should inherit the same permissions as the directory. You may find a duplicate for this question, but it doesn't ...
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Does an application need root permissions if it modifies files in the “/” directory?

I'm creating a program for Ubuntu that involves creation of files within the folder where the code is present. What I want to know is: When a .deb package is installed, where do the contents go? If a ...
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Windows folder accessed from Ubuntu; now missing

I have Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 7 HB. I had (had since it's no visible in the Windows directory) a folder in Windows whose path was D:/Edu/MS/Semester 3 Summer. I have Windows 7 partitioned ...
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How to change folders color?

How do i change the folders colors? i am using this icon theme FS icons and there are several folders. like black, gray, purple, orange(which is the default), yellow, green, red, blue, brown and ...
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Where is the .wine folder?

In 11.04 the Wine folder was located in /home/"username"/.wine but now that I've done a fresh install of 11.10 and reinstalled Wine, the folder is nowhere to be found. There is a .wine text file in my ...
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there is no configuration file slapd.conf in my system

recently i installed the slapd. in every tutorial everyone are saying to configure the /etc/ldap/slapd.conf file. but i havent that actually. but my slapd is working fine now i want to create two ...
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How can I restore folders from an external hard drive using my ubuntu computer?

I have lost my back ups on my external hard drive. I think I accidentally deleted the back ups. Possibly using shift+delete, I am not sure. I have searched online for tools that restore data, but ...
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remove Windows recovery in /tmp, apt-get clean doesn't work

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I am getting a /tmp directory full message often. So I tried sudo apt-get clean but that didn't work, still getting disk full messages. Thin @MiHa suggested that my windows ...
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How to search for all the files starting with the name “ABC” in a directory?

I need to search for files starting with some particular name. There can be multiple files starting with a particular pattern and I want to list all such files present in the directory.
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How to view folders with a large amount of files? [duplicate]

I have folder, for example, with 1500000 images. I'm trying to open that folder to scroll through files, look at them and open some that I want to look at in image viewer. But when I open that folder ...
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How to copy files while keeping directory structure?

This is for a java project, but the same concept can be applied more generally: Basically, I have a projects with all *.java files located in some sub directory of src. Now I want to grab all ...
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How to Search for Files Recursively into Subdirectories

I am trying to look for all XML files in a particular directory and all sub-directories (recursively) inside it. ls -R *.xml is only listing files in the current directory. I am quite sure, the ...
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why the / directory has .. and what it means

While in the / directory and use ls -a the result will contain . and .. I can understand the existence of the . that is a pointer for the directory it self but what it is the meaning to have the .. ...
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Error creating directory: Read-only file system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have some data on my drive. The problem is I want to take backup of my important data, but whenever I connect my external HDD and try to copy my data onto it. I get ...
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How do I send videos on bluetooth ubuntu?

The version of ubuntu I have I don't know but it lets me turn on bluetooth but I can't share files. It says every time I try to connect a device that there are no adapters found. Any help
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how to remove a system protected folder [closed]

how to remove a system protected folder I tried to install the Ubuntu software repository. But had a power failure after disk 2 of 9 and I was unable to go on to disk 3. As I was going through the ...
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An inaccessible directory with a random name has appeared in my home directory

It's name is KAzdyLisjm and when I try to list it's contents or delete it, those operations never return a result. It does appear to occupy over 300MB of space though, according to ls -lh, from the ...