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

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All folders turn locked suddenly while working

Suddenly, all my files, folders and applications appear to be locked on my Ubuntu 13.10. Afterwards, there is not a single application I can open unless I restart. When I try to open a terminal ...
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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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folder view with High contrast theme

If I select the high contrast theme, then, when I open the home folder, its content is all black apart from the icons of the subfolders/icons... How do I solve this problem?
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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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Fluxbox: No folder icons in Thunar and PCManFM

I have an Ubuntu 12.10 installation and wanted to try out Fluxbox as a lightweight window manager. When I open Thunar it displays no icons for folders. I googled and made sure I have a .gtkrc-2.0 in ...
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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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Need to skip lost+found when using find

I am new to Ubuntu and I do not have alot of experience with Linux/Unix, so please bear with me while I try to get through this. I have a camera system that records footage and takes screen shots and ...
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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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mysql user access

I'm trying to move my mysql default database directory. I've found out how to do this, but I need to be able to use mysql, when it's /var/mysql/ directory's owner and group are set to root, not to ...
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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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Is it possible to remove lock from a file locked through root

So I barely began to explore and learn command line, I found that if I download files while in root access the files are automatically locked. My question is if there is a way to remove the lock to ...
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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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How do I navigate between directories in terminal?

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and have tried changing to folders/directories with some difficulty. Could someone explain why the following commands failed to change to the desired target ...
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No such file or directory problem

Im using 32bit version of ubuntu and the terminal seems to not detect any directory... any command im trying to use to the folder or a file ends with that error. The command im trying to use is: ...
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Where is the Addons folder for Oolite in Ubuntu (Trusty Tahr) [closed]

Where should the Addons folder be created? Oolite is a Free Software game based on Elite. It is available in the Ubuntu Software Center. There are several expansion packs for Oolite, which come as ...
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I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. [duplicate]

I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any software for folder lock? Please suggest me how can i make this thing. Thanks in advance
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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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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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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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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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Why can't I sync a folder from another partition/drive on Windows?

I'm setting up Ubuntu One on my Widows machine and I get a message telling me to select a folder in my C:\users\TJ directory. I keep nothing on my C: drive and I need to sync from a D: drive ...
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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 get access to File System directory

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to get access of all the folders in file system directory. I can get access to the folders with: sudo chown sadan:users /path/of/folder But still can't apply this ...
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Can't access Ubuntu's shared folders from Windows 7

In Ubuntu Maverick, I've shared some folders using the Nautilus "Sharing Options" GUI. I can see them from Windows 7, but when I try to access them (from Windows) it asks for a username and ...
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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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How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus

How can I add a folder to the launcher for quick access to it. In this particular case I wish to drag it to the launcher.
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Samba share permissions

I set up a Samba server with a main directory, accessible for users. The directory has subfolders. I want to give a certain user write permissions to one of these subfolders, while he has read ...
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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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How to make a directory permanently writable?

I am using LAMP stack for development and I have a problem with making /var/www permanently writable. I use this command: sudo chmod -R a+rwX /var/www This works, but after putting a web app and ...
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Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder

Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder. OS is Ubuntu 13.10. Please help me to get this issue resolved. Thanks
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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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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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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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Cannot access directory in /var/www/: Permission Denied

Forbidden You don't have permission to access /celsium/index.php on this server. The above text is shown when i try to access the directory made in /var/www. the directory is ...
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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 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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How do I set Nautilus to use same window on double click?

How do I set Nautilus to use same window on double click when browsing folders? This would be similar to how windows works. Right now, my Nautilus opens a new window of nautilus if i double click a ...
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directories for dummies [duplicate]

I am VERY 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 ...
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Deleting folders and files from a directory

How do you delete all folders and files in a directory and subdirectory?
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I misplaced one of my lib folders and now I don't know where it is?, HELP?

Basically I was cleaning up my folders. I'm new to linux bdw. I have django and python3 installed and I need them to do my coursework. So the "lib" folder was in my main folders. then I decided to ...
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Is it bad practice for folder name to contain dot (.)? How about file name with multiple dots?

Sometimes it makes practical sense for a folder name to contain a dot (.). For example, you are storing data for an experiment conducted at L=0.5. So the folder might be named: experiment_L0.5 A ...
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Music player to display the underlying folder structure

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and am looking for a music player (banshee, rhythmbox or other) which can display the music files and folders as-is and not organized by artist/album/genre or some other field. ...
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How do I give www-data user to a folder in my home folder?

I have a folder: /home/myuser/folderA I want to give www-data user write access to the above, while 'myuser' continues to have normal access (as it is myuser's home folder anyway). Which commands do ...
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folder not visible on mounted drive

OK, So i finished up copying some stuff(a lot actually) from my portable drive to my laptop and it finished just as expected.Then i needed to do some work on my windows installed on the same laptop so ...
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Adding Ubuntu to Active Directory with Likewise Open

I have a problem adding my Ubuntu server to AD. I followed this great tutorial but it fails on join command: sudo domainjoin-cli join myDomain.com Administrator. It gives me this error: Error: ...