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

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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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I have a directory named -H and would like to change the name of it

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 ...
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Compatibility Windows-Ubuntu 14.10-Folder

I am experiencing the following problem. I plug my 1TB External HD on my ubuntu 14.10 laptop. I create a folder or I move a folder from my laptop to the HD. When I safely remove it and plug it on a ...
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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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Long delay for Ubuntu 14.04 to show directory contents

I have been unpleasantly surprised by how long it takes Ubuntu to show any directory contents, regardless of the number of items there. for example, if I have multiple sub-directories in Documents, ...
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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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Where is save data base made in mysql-workbench?

I want know where are saved by default the data base made with mysql-workbench. I want know the directory.
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Linux - Windows Folders Compatibility - Ownership [closed]

Happy New Year, since it's my first post for 2015! I am experiencing the following problem. I plug my 1TB External HD on my ubuntu laptop. I create a folder or I move a folder from my laptop to the ...
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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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ld can`t find libraries

Good afternoon, Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64bits I'm an electronics engineering student, and I'm doing some research with a team in the voice recognition area. I`m trying to install a software called ...
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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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Limit the size of a directory by deleting old files

I have a IP cam which save its recordings in a specific directory named Camera1 in my Ubuntu Server 12.04. I would like to limit the size of this folder to 5 gigs, by deleting -say once a day- the ...
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How to log access to a specific folder and changes in its contents?

I need to track folder access time, and want to know what changes are made to it. How do I trigger those events? Is there a way to run a specific .sh file when the folder is opened?
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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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10 million files in one folder

I've just added a predictive search (see example below) feature to my site that runs on a Ubuntu Server. This runs direct from a database. I want to cache the result for each search and use that if it ...
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How to find a folder on my server with a certain name?

I have a directory somewhere on my server wth the name "exampledocs". I tried to find it's location using: ls -d */ | grep -E 'exampledocs' and find * -regextype posix-extended \-regex ...
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Can't able to open any folder in the Ubuntu 14.04

I cant able to open any folder. All the files in the desktop is vanished. Right click on the desktop is also not working. If I give specific file name, its opening. But folder not opening. All ...
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How to hide files and folders in Nautilus?

I want to hide, most of the folders in root (/) using Nautilus. Probably the only folders in / I want shown are /home and /tmp. In addition to hiding folders, I also want to hide two files: ...
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Broken link to Trash directory

I have toyed around with creating a symlink to redirect the default Trash location in Ubuntu ~/.local/share/Trash to another hard drive. I did this a while ago and when problems occurred I reverted ...
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Lost a desktop folder

I am pretty new to Linux and was trying to change the name of a desktop folder from Documents to Media when I got an error message about the pathway. I restarted the computer and lost the folder. I ...
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How to create a complete directory structure with a single command? [duplicate]

How to create a complete directory structure with a single command? By this question I mean, if I wanted to create a directory structure like below in one go using a command. ...
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open a folder with several files in python [closed]

How can I open a folder with several files in it? I tested this codes but it returns an strange answer. import os for ZebRa in os.listdir(os.getcwd()): num_words = 0 for line in ZebRa: ...
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How to scan a folder with AVG via the command line?

I'm running avg anti virus on linux and I'm using only the terminal. So sudo avgscan / -a -H -c scans the whole disk, is there a way to scan just a specified folder (also scans for the folders within ...
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Split contents of a directory into multiple sub directories

I have a directory which contain more than thousand images. I want to split the files in to multiple sub directories, each containing 100 files. How do I do this?
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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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rename vmware directory

By default vmware creates a file in my home directory called vmware and sticks the files related to my virtual machine in there. Can I rename that folder? How can I do so without breaking vmware? Any ...
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Reorganize photos from an existing folder structure into a new structure

This question might have been asked before, but I am not sure I use the right keywords to find it. I have a directory of photo's, that were (re-) organized before, into a directory structure: ...
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Folder name comparing - script

I want to create an until-loop that reads the name of a folder and compares it with the folders in etc/skel. If it doesn't find it, the user must re-enter the name. I also tried using grep (instead of ...
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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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Can “Recently Used” (recently-used.xbel of GTK+ / Nautilus) be accessed via KDE?

This question claims that recently-used.xbel of GTK+ is incompatible with KDE. Can it be made compatible? That is, is there a tool/way out there which will make recently-used.xbel readable/usable with ...
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How do I move the user's Temp Folder

How do I move (settings/syntax) the user's Temp Folder to a new location inside their Home Folder?
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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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Workaround for bug #889911: creating multiple folders in Nautilus fails

I'm still experiencing https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/889911 (bug was marked as "expired" at the end of 2012). How the bug manifests: Open Nautilus and explore any ...
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Excluding files and directories from tar

Why does the command tar -cvpzf backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/temp_intel * not exclude the /temp_intel directory?
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Ladspa plugin folder locked

I have LMMS installed. A audio sequneceq a bit simular to FL Studio. Now i have a problem with my ladspa plugins folder. my ladspa plugin folders location is '/usr/lib/ladspa' i want add some new ...
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No such file or directory when chown on newly created directory

I'm a very new Ubuntu user (14.04 LTS) and this is my first question here. I am trying to follow the instructions from this Reddit thread about mounting an NTFS hard disk to use as a Plex media ...
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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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Weird folder permission behaviour - Some sub folders have full permissions other don't

The problem: I can manually delete some sub folders and others not. They are all inside the same folder. I'm talking about the /var/www/html folder and an application I'm developing inside it. How ...
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Is there a tool to encrypt a file or directory?

What's the most popular way to encrypt individual files or folders?
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How to encrypt individual folders?

Let's say that I have a folder, within my Documents folder, that has files I want no one to access without a password. Is there a way to lock down that folder so that it's password protected / ...
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How to encrypt folders (not in Home)? [duplicate]

Is there a way to encrypt a folder, which is not in Home (/home/user/) but even in a different partition, so only my user can access/read contained files? Alternatively, I would like to understand if ...
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I want to take my videos folder in my home folder and add locations to it from an external hdd on Ubuntu x64. Is it Possible?

I can't seem to find a way to add locations to the folders located inside of my home folder. Why is that? And what do I need to do to accomplish this task, if it can be done?
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Hidden files won't stay hidden in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I open my files, my hidden files show up. I can hide them but when I open up my files again, they're showing again. How do I make the hidden files invisible permanently?
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Cannot acess certain directory using CD command

Cannot access CPP directory. ashutosh@ashutosh:~$ ls 17431- Microprocessor and Programming.pdf Documents Softbox 17431.pdf Downloads TASM ANURAG ...
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Permission denied - active user but the “ownership” disappeared

Some folders and files under my folder named Movies can't be deleted. I had a look and there is no longer a user even set on them to remove or edit them. Somehow it has removed itself as me being the ...
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Nautilus crashes all desktop folders gone

After copying a lot of jpgs from folder A to folder B the desktop-image and all folders are no longer visible. After clicking any folder-sign on the panel one folder shortly opens and after 3sec ...
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Change folder permissions so new sub folders inherit those permissions

I'm developing a web application in LAMP. My application will often create new folders inside /var/www/html/myapp/uploads I've changed the uploads permissions with chmod and chown likle 100 times, ...
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What is .config folder?

Inside I found configuration files for Deluge, which I needed to for a list of torrents. Does it contains all similar files? If that so, can I just copy whole folder before reinstalling whole Ubuntu ...
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How can I delete all folders of a specific name without deleting Contents in it?

How do I delete all Folders with a specific name (e.g. 128Kbps_Songs) without deleting its files For example if I have directory "MP3_SONGS" with subdirectories "A", "B", "C" and each subdirectory ...
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Why do I not see my /bin, /var, (etc.) directories in my root partition?

I recently bought a VPS and when I log in as a root user, I dont see the /boot, /bin, /var, etc. directories. Why is this? This is what I see when I use my ls -la command in the terminal. I am the ...