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

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C:\Program Files folder equivalent on Ubuntu

Which folder in Ubuntu is equivalent to C:\Program Files like on windows? Where are all programs installed? when i type apt-get install leafpad or sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer ...
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Make Folder a symbolic link to two folder?

I would like to have Ubuntu's default music folder /home/$USER/Music to act pretty much as a library would in Windows. Essentially it would be a virtual folder containing the contents of other ...
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How to delete several files from a directory using a .txt file where the filenames to delete are listed up? [duplicate]

I have a directory containing several files (approximately 1000 files). I want to remove several of these files using the commandline. The file names from the files I want to delete are listed under ...
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How to circumvent hard link creation permission to directories on the same file system

I'm well aware of the difference between symbolic and hard links. I'm also aware of the dangers of creating hard links to directories. Nevertheless, I'm insisting on creating a hard link to a ...
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Why is /usr/local/ owned by root?

I am wondering why directories such as /usr and /usr/local/ are owned and created by root. Usually I am logged in as a normal user and I want to store programs that I personally use in these dirs. For ...
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Configure virtual directory in sftp server

I've recently shifted from Windows to Xubuntu. I'm trying to implement an sftp server for my home. In Windows, I used Bitvise. WHen searching for sftp servers for linux, I came accross vsftpd. So, I ...
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All folders are getting created in home directory [duplicate]

I am having a unique problem. I changed my directory to Desktop using cd Desktop and then on using ls it lists a couple of pdfs present in the desktop. However, I could not create any directory in ...
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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How to open a folder (with GUI) from terminal?

I want to place a link/shortcut/launcher in my unity panel (ubuntu 12.10). I followed this tutorial on handytutorial.com to create a custom launcher and drag it to the panel. I just need to know ...
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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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An alternative 2-key shortcut to Ctrl-Shift-N in Nautilus?

I need just to keys to be used for that. I understand that there is no single command behind that (here), but maybe a script could work that would be linked to a custom shortcut.
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Remove files created through mount & owned by root

So, I have been doing some trial & error learning about bind mounts in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04... I got everything working the way I wanted it, but as a result of my trial & error learning the ...
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Should the root / have 777 permission?

Most of the contents is 755 though. Is this a problem?
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Custom Folder Color

my apologies if this is not the right forum for my query. I am on Ubuntu 16.04. I found 'Folder Color' application good enough to change the color of a folder. I set a custom color. I got to know ...
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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 copy a directory in Terminal? [duplicate]

With the cp command I can copy files in folders, but is there any way to actually copy folders into other folders, for instance when running: cp Pictures/ Videos/Pictures/ I get the following error ...
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Can we make a folder and its contents remain locked for certain times of the day and unlocked for the rest of the time?

Suppose I have a Games folder. I don't want to waste my time on games. So is there someway that the folder remains inaccessible for most of the day, and only becomes accessible for say 3 hours after ...
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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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What does “omitting directory” mean and how do I make it cp the directory rather than omit it

I am doing a data recovery for someone and enter the following command -Ubuntu:~# cp /media/Macintosh\ HD/Users/orlando/Desktop\ (original)/VIDEOS\ ESPANOL/ /media/\$G\$\ DATA/Orlando/Desktop/ And ...
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~ as directory name [duplicate]

I have managed to create a bizarre problem in my file system and I don't know how to recover. In my home directory I had a Dropbox folder and I decided to change the scope of the Dropbox folder to ...
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How to place software files

I've installed Tor, and now I'd like to install the Tor Browser. I'm following the instructions under Linux Instructions. The package tor-browser-linux64-5.5.4_en-US.tar.xz has been downloaded and ...
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Placing many (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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find a file using the terminal

I am trying to find a directory, using the terminal and I am not sure where it is. I mean that i used the wget command to obtain the file and used it for installation and now i am not able to find ...
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Identifying which directory a filename comes from

I have a .txt list of filenames which come from two different directories. They come from a server database and share a single characteristic (database flag), but I really need to know which of the 2 ...
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Accidentally created directory named “~” (tilde)

I managed to make a directory literally named ~. (Apparently, Python's os.mkdir('~/something') does this.) How do I remove it without nuking my home? Also, if it helps, I have my real /home on a ...
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How to set default opening folder for Nautilus file manager?

How do I configure Nautilus to open at my Documents folder instead of my home folder? I've scoured this site and found answers instructing users to edit the /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop ...
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Can /home/user/music and other media folders be moved to a separate drive? [duplicate]

I have two hard drives. One is a 256GB SSD and the other is a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu to the SSD and that is where my /home directory resides. I would like to use the HDD for media storage. How ...
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Setting up multiple websites on a Linux server

I currently have an Ubuntu server, on which I have set up a little website for an old project, it's written in HTML/CSS/JS, and now I'm working on a new web app written in PHP and MySQL. I would ...
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Unable to navigate to Folders in Home Directory

whyshock@VaishakJ:/home$ cd Downloads bash: cd: Downloads: No such file or directory whyshock@VaishakJ:/home$ cd /whyshock bash: cd: /whyshock: No such file or directory ...
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Changing a directory with quotes and spaces.[Linux]

I've been trying to change into this directory all day with no such luck. .\ \ \ \ ug1y\ \ \ ..\ \ \ \ ''\ \ "\ \ \ The backslashes are just blanks because I used the ls -ab command. If someone ...
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how to change folder name in ubuntu14.04 [duplicate]

when I try to access to a folder using the terminal I got this message : "no such file or directory" this image will this image explain every things I try to renamed by command "mv ",the same ...
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Win 8.1 UEFI + External HDD Ubuntu - Bootloader directory

I would like to install Ubuntu 14 on an external Drive for use alongside my UEFI Windows 8.1 System, however I am unsure of where exactly to install GRUB. The external hard drive Im using is also ...
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Why there are 2 directories having same content?

cd /proc/$$/root/bin cd /bin After running ls command on both the directory, I found that content of both directories are same (which is nothing but list of commands). Is there any specific reason ...
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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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Can't delete file and folder from my desktop

Hello i'm new ubuntu user so here my problem, i can't delete file and folder from my desktop there is no option for that."Move to trash" is not optional on list when i press right click.
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How to fix desktop error “Permission denied”

I can't delete,add and put on desktop files and folder and with everything i only see this. Help me please.
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Permission denial for my own folder (myName) inside home folder

When we enter any existing directory using the terminal in Ubuntu, the first few unique characters of the name of the directory is enough to type and then to hit the Tab. This successfully happens for ...
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How to disable the need for making operations with sudo

I can read my Dropbox directory from Ubuntu OS. However, in order to delete/create/move file to this directory I must use "sudo". This means that I can do these operation only by shell. Is there any ...
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How to make folders ' seen' by PLEX

When I want to add a folder to PLEX I cannot find it. I have 2 harddrives in my computer. Ubuntu 13 installed on the 120GB SSD and another 1TB normal harddrive which contains 1 Folder called 'Films'. ...
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500 OOPS: cannot change directory: /home/user/public_html, VSFTPD error

I setup VSFTPD on my Ubuntu server 12.04, it worked very good. Until I tried to change the permissions of the user so the user couldn't go in the / directory and only in the directories inside ...
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shell script to move a set of folders into one folder and timestamp it

I have a set of folders (let's assume at /home/20161, /home/20162, /home/20163) which have been timestamped already. at the end of the day, I'd like to collect all of them and move to a main ...
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Nautilus tags/labels/marks/columns for folders/files

Is there any way how to mark folders or files with tags(or labels, new columns or whatever) in Nautilus? It would be nice to sort marked folders or files through this tags. Especially my first idea ...
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Keyboard shortcut to create a new folder in “Save File” dialog

In an ordinary Nautilus window, I can type Ctrl + Shift + N to create a new folder, but this shortcut doesn't work in the "Save File" dialog. Is there a way to make it work?
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How do you get to the root directory that I need to delete a file in?

I need to get into the root directory to delete a file. How do I get there?
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Sharing home directories

I (wish to) have a file server with a few users, each of witch with their own (private) home directory. If one of the users are 'dave', what's the difference between [homes] valid users = %S ...
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Sort files by name as if they were dates

I have a backup bash script which hashes everything into a tar.gz in a backup dir. For a restore script, I need to be able to select the single newest one from bash. the format of my backup folder is ...
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Clean up dovecot mailbox casing

I have an IMAP server with dovecot and it's configured for the directory layout mail_location = maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%n/Maildir I never noticed any problems and nobody complained, but when I now ...
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Unable to delete a folder, it keeps recreating itself

Ubuntu 15.10. I was attempting to get the webcam application "Cheese" to work. Some of the proposed solutions involved deleting a folder in my home directory: ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0. However, ...
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Unable to create directory, /usr/local/cuda/include for tensorflow GPU Enabled

I am trying to install GPU enabled tensor flow on Ubuntu 14.04. One of the commands is sudo cp cudnn-7.0-linux-x64-v4.0-prod.tgz/cudnn.h /usr/local/cuda/include and I get the error message cp: failed ...
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Can I store my data outside of /home?

I have moved my /home folder to a separate partition of my Ubuntu 15.10 because of space issues. That has freed up enough space that I'd like to sync my Dropbox folder, but I can't fit it in home. I ...