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

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Open a folder in a Graphic File Manager from a terminal [duplicate]

How can I open a folder in a GFM (in a files window) from the terminal? Thank you for your kind help.
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How to use grep output as a path for cd?

How can I pipe grep output as an argument to the cd command? For example: [root@xxx xxx]# pip install django | grep '/usr.*' Requirement already satisfied (use --upgrade to upgrade): django in ...
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Unnoticingly I deleted a directory. Is there a way to recover it?

I found something over the internet here https://www.howtoforge.com/data_recovery_from_accidently_deleted_files_or_crashed_drives_in_ubuntu ...
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My directory's are in the same folder [on hold]

How do I make separate folders by that I mean make the home folder and the downloads folder two different folders because many things are failing on my Ubuntu because the downloads folder is in the ...
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mv: Directory not empty

I want to move content of a directory within another directory with the same folders. Here's an example: I have ./backup wich have the directories base and test. Now I want to move these directories ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Backup is running automatically and running into a permission error

I've had Ubuntu dual-booted on my laptop for a few months now. In the last few weeks, Backup has been trying to do something (back my files up presumably) and has been running into the following error ...
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How to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the “Places” menu of Ubuntu 13.04 “Files” application?

I can't seem to find a way to customize (add/remove folders/directories) the "Places" menu in the most recent "Files" application of Ubuntu 13.04. The procedures used with "Nautilus" in the previous ...
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Where is usr/local?

I ran the following code in a terminal: python -c " import sys sys.path = sys.path[1:] import django print(django.__path__)" This returns the following path: ...
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Creating folders in /usr/share folder

I need to create a folder in the /usr/share folder to manually put a program into it. How do you create a folder in the /usr/share folder manually?
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Changing directory

~$ cd downloads bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory ~$ ls Desktop Downloads Music Public Videos Documents examples.desktop Pictures Templates ~$ cd downloads bash: cd: ...
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What's up with the sudden appearance of .AppleDouble folders all over my filesystem?

Something I have never seen on my Ubuntu machine before now- .AppleDouble folders have appeared in many different folders all over my filesystem. It creeped me out- like someone on a Mac was looking ...
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where is /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ directory in ubuntu

I am trying to setup usb gsm Modem. I can't find /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ directory to put driver configuration file. In ubuntu where can i find this directory? I want to put ...
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/opt folder missing in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install Eclipse "by the book" in /opt, but when trying to access /opt, it seems that /opt directory doesn't exist in Ubuntu 14.04: $ cd /opt/ bash: cd: /opt/: No such file or directory ...
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What folder contains the Wallpapers for 14.04 [duplicate]

Trying to find the folder that contains the Wallpapers for 14.04, I want to use some of them on my other computers.
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Identical folders have different sizes

I have to separate external usb HDDs from different vendors. I use Ubuntu LTS 12.04 and according to udisks, both have the same block size, 512, and the same file system, NTFS. Now I've copied a ...
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Set default config files directory

Can i set default config dir in home folder? I dislike: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music /home/user/.progconf1 /home/user/.progconf2 I want: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music ...
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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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Recursive directory listing of /proc

I'm trying to obtain a recursive directory listing of my filesystem using the command $ ls -alRc from root directory. Everything is running fine except the /proc directory listing, which results ...
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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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What is the meaning of “ch //” [duplicate]

I accidentally typed ch // instead of cd / and it worked. The strange thing is that pwd returns //. But the content of // dir seems to be the same as root folder. So is // a special directory? If so ...
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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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Set default folder for screenshots [duplicate]

I take screenshots very often. I have a dedicated folder for screenshots, but I have to select it each time I take a snapshot with Ubuntu's default screenshots tool. How can I set the default folder ...
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Move home folder to second drive

I have 2 HDD drives in my computer. At the moment second drive is mounted as /media/storage. How can I move my user data from /home to /media/storage/home? Can I just move the data over there and ...
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Error with sudo apt-get -f install (ldconfig not found)

I am using 14.04 LTS. When I type sudo apt-get -f install into the terminal I get this error: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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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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Display 'cd' accessible path to mtp device in Nemo

Nemo displays path to mtp device like that: mtp://[usb:001,007]/ I want to be able to copy path from Nemo to terminal and cd there. Maybe it's possible even with this path while escaping some ...
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where are the users in my ubuntu?

So I created 2 users in my ubuntu and now I can't find them.. Can someone tell me where are they placed? I want o configure they're information and permission for the sake of practice.
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Strange folder in my home folder after a failed run of BleachBit

A folder was created in my home folder (not by anyone), and I cannot see the folder contents. She has root privileges, but when the nautilus root access the folder is empty. When I try to remove it, ...
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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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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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Print a list of “full” relative paths of all the files present in a directory and in its sub-directories

I need to print a list of "full" relative paths of all the files present in a directory and in its sub-directories. I used to do this with du and grep: du -a <path_to_directory> | grep -Po ...
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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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Moving program files to new portable hard drive on Precise

As easy as a question it might sound, a new user to linux has no prior knowledge to anything linux. So in general, i was wondering if there was a way to move all my program files from the C drive to ...
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how to delete locked folders/files

How to delete locked folders/files? When I try to delete them an error occurs: "Error removing file: Permission denied" I am root. See the image below to know what kind of folders/files. thanks
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nemo (maybe Nautilus) customizing folder display with pictures

settings: Ubuntu 14.04; nemo 2.4.5., Gnome flashback metacity I have a directory with more than one hundred folders, each for a composer (eg 1770-Beethoven) and corresponding image ...
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How to move all subdirectories to current directory?

I'm new to shell script programming. Suppose we have a file hierarchy like this: /A/B/C/D /A/B/E/F/G /A/H/I /A/H/J/K Note that here we not only have /A/B/.., but also /A/H/.... All letters are ...
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Ubuntu File and folder permissions

sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/lampp/htdocs output is chmod: changing permissions of .... Operation not permitted I want to give every permission to htdocs and all its sub-folders and to every file on ...
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Where do I find the local and the gedit plugins folders in Ubuntu 14.04?

I know this will be likely marked as a duplicate. But none of the answers in Finding the gedit plugin folder can solve my problem. It seems that I don't have a gedit plugins folder. Is there any easy ...
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Folders exclusively on one desktop

I have 4 workspaces configured on compiz . I would like to know if there is a way to have folders exclusively in the main desktop (1)? I would like to keep the others clear to see wallpapers. Ubuntu ...
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How to assign File/Folder path to a Variable in Terminal

Say I have the following path: /home/$USER/Downloads/My Folder I tried to assign the above given File-Path to a variable FILE_NAME as follows, FILE_NAME=/home/$USER/Downloads/My Folder $FILE_NAME ...
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Create a link to a folder on the left panel of Nautilus file manager?

I would like to create a link to some new folder that I have in my home. The left panel shows docs, images downloads etc. But I would like to add my other folders that I created myself like university ...
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what does this mean in detail? -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 920788 Mar 28 2013 bash [duplicate]

can anybody help me with what this means: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 920788 Mar 28 2013 bash and explain it in detail.
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How to move files based on first word in file name?

In a folder, I have thousand of files, such as: cat eats mouse.jpg cat chases mouse.jpg gorilla eats banana.jpg gorilla is sleeping.jpg elephant is huge.jpg elephant has trunk.jpg (and so on...) I ...
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Folders showing lock icon

Whenever I open my documents, all the folders in it are displayed with a lock icon. Therefore, I cannot delete any file or folder in it. I tried changing the root access using sudo chmod ...
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Why are hard links not allowed for directories?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I am pretty new Linux world. I am really amazed when I try to create hard link for any directory and fail. I can create hard links for files inside file system boundary. I ...
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How to cat in for loop

I have 500 folders containing many *_1.fastq.gz and *_2.fastq.gz files per folder. I want to: cat *_1.fastq.gz > Combined *_1.fastq.gz & cat *_2.fastq.gz > Combined_2.fastq.gz per ...
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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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How to delete folder with \ in name?

I used pscp to copy files from my pc to my server. Because my pc here is running windows and the server is on linux, i kind of messed up the \ and / and as it happens, in my server there is now a ...
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A folder cannot be deleted

Recently my windows 8 crashed so from the ubuntu I had to remove all the filesystem files which were in Windows C partition. But I am not able to delete one folder, Program Files (x86). I am using ...
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I have a directory named -H and would like to change the name of it [duplicate]

I am taking a class at Pluralsight and made the mistake of typing 'express -H' as instructed. Now I have a dir named -H and Ubuntu will not let me access it or otherwise deal with it. I would like to ...