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

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Automatically do a two-way sync of two directories

I would like to do a two-way automatic sync between folders Directory A andDirectory B. This means that whenever a file in Directory A or one of its sub-directories is changed, that change is ...
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How do I manually arrange the items in a folder in 14.04?

Icons can be arranged manually on the desktop, but I can't find any way to do it inside any other kind of folder. This is a big shame, as I used to (in 12.04) manually lay out and change the icons ...
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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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Ubuntu missing files and folders

When trying to access folders like Documents,Downloads etc in Ubuntu 15.04 an error message is shown that the file doesn't exist. " Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and ...
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How can I get Thunderbird to compact folders?

I recently deleted a large number of old e-mails from both my online e-mail accounts and from my Thunderbird local folders. I have now only about 10 e-mails between my online accounts and my local ...
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How do I mount a Shared Folder from a Vmware Workstation Host (Windows 7) inside Ubuntu

I have been trying to do this for days now and I am getting no where. I have downloaded the latest Vmware Tools. What steps/commands do I use? Please help Gary
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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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How to change root directory for sftp user in ubuntu

Hi I would like to allow a client access to the server via filezilla with SFTP. I have the username, home directory and group set up. This currently brings them to their home directory with ...
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How to change/customize Dropbox (folder)emblem-icons?

I already changed all emblem-icons (I found so far on my system) in: /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/images/emblems /usr/share/nautilus-dropbox/emblems/ to no avail. Rebooting the OS doesn't ...
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Folder icons showing up like files

Hi. I am running Ubuntu 13.10. The icons of MOST folders on my drive and desktop are showing like never-before-seen "file" icons. I can click on them and they'll open, and inside any of the folders, ...
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missing /usr/include/sys

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 under VMware running on a Windows 8 system. I was looking for the file include/sys/syscall.h and noticed that the include/sys directory does not exist. I tried ...
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custom icon has odd border svg?

I got the default folder .svg from my OS and edited it to add a paintbrush for my artwork folder and I place in in a separate icons folder saved as an .svg when I look at it in the folder it has a odd ...
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Ubuntu jumps folders when saving files

Whenever I want to save a file in a directory that has 1 sub folder, Ubuntu has this REALLY annoying habit of jumping into that folder when I click save and I specifically ask it to save in the first ...
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Ubuntu One Mac Beta: How do I move the Ubuntu One folder?

I've just installed the Ubuntu One Mac Beta client and it syncs a folder called ~/Ubuntu One. However, I don't want this folder in my home directory. How can I move it or rename it so that another ...
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Impossible to select folders and files with mouse on 12.04

My problem is very simple apparently but a tricky one. I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04(1) along with the Gnome3-shell environment on my new PC desktop Acer Aspire X3995 (see config below). ...
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How do I arrange files in a folder in some particuar order?

I have saved a set of drivers required for Windows in one of my hard-disk partitions. Now I want to arrange them in some particular order such as BIOS Drivers Applications I want the order of ...
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Where is the Spark home directory?

I followed the official installation guide and installed spark on my Ubuntu 15 system. I can run .bin/pyspark without any problem. But if I want to write a .py script and put it somewhere, so that I ...
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I changed the name of one of the folders in my home/user folder

I changed the name of one of my folders in home/user by accident and I don't know what it was called previously. It contains another folder in it called i686-pc-linux-gnu-library. according to file ...
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Ubuntu freezes when renaming folders

I have the same problem with every version of Ubuntu (from 14.10 to 16.04). If I press "Enter" very fast after renaming is finished Ubuntu freezes. It asks me if I want to kill the process and after ...
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repair ubuntu folders Icon

My Ubuntu folder icons are damaged. How can I repair it?
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Creating a shared folder between unprivileged users

This may be a repeat question, but I wasn't able to answer this specific question anywhere else. My school uses Ubuntu to run their server. My friends and I have accounts on the server, but aren't ...
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Folder access restriction during specific hours

I want to manage my time better and I'm looking for way to make my entertainment folder accessible only after 8 pm. Is there any way to do it with some bash command?
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Change default home folder location to a NAS in Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to achieve two goals on a new Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 2012 R2 environment: 1. I would like to change the default home folder for the Linux users to point to a new NAS storage, ...
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Distorted Home Folder Display

I am using 14.04.3 LTS. Whenever I open my home folder for the first time after my laptop has booted I get the following distorted display, which becomes normal after few moments. How can I fix this? ...
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Customising Recent Files Folder By Time

Is there any way to increase the length of time that files are registered to display in Recent folder? I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.04 and Unity. Thanks
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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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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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How do I specify directory for screenschots? Lubuntu 14.04 LTS

The screenshots I take using PrtSc button are stored in my /home directory. Is it possible to specify another directory? I do not get an option to specify where I would like my screenshot to be saved ...
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How load faster many pictures in one folder?

so I have one's 1.500 pictures in my folder, than it take 30 sec to load all, when I enter again the folder load again, how can I do to load faster?
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How do I get Nautilus to let me copy and paste a folder?

When copying a file from a network share (SMB on my Macbook) using Nautilus, I get an error complaining, "Error while copying 'Folder-name.' 'X' is a folder. I know that I'm copying a folder, and that'...
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issue with vsftpd - no matter what I do, users can go up in the directory

I've set up vsftp on an Ubuntu server. Configuration is as follows: listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES dirmessage_enable=YES use_localtime=YES xferlog_enable=YES ...
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Is there any software to maintain a track of all files in a folder. Like a database?

I am aware of a few that use tags and metadata but the actual database where the records are tracked is not accessible. I am interested in a simple spreadsheet that gives me a list of all files added ...
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What does Shotwell do when I move photos inside the photo directory

I have enabled 'Watch library directory for new files' and imported many photos with the settings <Lib>/<year>/<month>/<day>/<..>. I have since decided to move to <...
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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Ubuntu File Appearing As Directory

I have this php file that somehow is showing as a directory. It still has a php extension but when I cd the file I get: base: cd: satisfaction.php: Input/output error When I vim the file it looks ...
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Co-using folder with root

I'm searching for a workaround for creating a folder which will be fully co-used with root and user including new subdirectories. Example of usage: I have an application which sometimes needs to ...
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Folders not showing up in 'Recent' view in 14.04

If I open up what is now called files, and click on 'recent' in the left hand column, it gives me all the files I've used recently well enough, but none of the folders. Folders are how I keep ...
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file and folder permissioins

I have an Ubuntu file server (samba) sharing a folder structure with a Windows 7 computer classroom. All users use the same user/pass to access the folders and have read/write permissions. I would ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 and Active Directory

I've been following the 'SSSD and Active Directory' documentation in order to try and add an Ubuntu Server to our Windows AD domain for user authentication. Configuration goes well until the point at ...
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cd shows incorrect “no such file/directory” message

I'm running a crouton root on a chromebook, and the cd command refuses to work. I've looked at similar problems, and I'm certain that I'm entering the command and arguments properly. But it still ...
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Why opening a folder via a shortcut makes Audacious to start?

I have very recently decided to use Ubuntu Mate. I installed Audacious and whenever I open a folder via its shortcut (placed in the panel) Audacious runs by itself and starts to scan the folder opened....
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shared folder no access permission denied

ubuntu 14.04 64bit on computer A and B. Lan crossover cable connected. Made manual ip address settings. Disabled firewalls. Wired connection works. I have read posts also here. It will not work. ...
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Open folders on USB drive over VirtualBox

I am running an application under Oracle VM VirtualBox. At the UXterm, I'm trying to install a driver from a flash USB drive. The driver is in the DCU-1.0.10 folder, on the F: drive (as identified by ...
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How do I get Caja on Lubuntu to show customized desktop shortcuts?

I need the ability to create a number of desktop folders/folder shortcuts and differentiate them by color or customized icon. This is what I've done in Windows for years. I'm trying to replicate ...
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Copy/move a list of files to a directory while maintaining directory structure

I have Ubuntu 14.04 os installed in my system. Now I need to create a script for copying/moving a list of files and directories of a Magento module to another main parent folder along with ...
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How to move a btsync folder

I am running BTSync 2.0.93 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 Server. I initially configured a folder on a drive that is becoming full and need to move the folder to a different drive. The folder is shared via BTSync ...
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How to setKatoolin.py file in /usr/bin/ directory?

Am trying to move katoolin.py file to /usr/bin/ but it says:The folder "katoolin" cannot be copied bacause you do not have permissions to create it in the destination. AM using Linux Mint 17.3
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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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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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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 ......