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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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How to change file into folder? [duplicate]

My folder Desktop changed to file Desktop (without extension, 6MB). How can I turn it back? I need that content.
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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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28 views

Why use a named pipe instead of a file?

I recently read about named pipes, and I couldn't understand why they exist. I've read somewhere that using a named pipe is less time-consuming than using a file. Why is this so? The named pipes also ...
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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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41 views

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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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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2answers
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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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2answers
32 views

Why does deleted files also appear in directory [duplicate]

For example consider that i have created a file temp.txt and delete it later, there is still an invisible file temp.txt~ Of course I can delete it but Why do i need to do it always, So how to avoid ...
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911 views

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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3answers
61 views

Output Directory Contents to File

I have a directory html. I would like to output the files of the directory, including the path, to a file. You can do something like this with the command: ls -R scripts/html > out.txt But the ...
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1answer
68 views

Ubuntu 12.04 opening dialog hangs too long when opening files,folders, anything?

Every time i open any file, or folder, basically anything, there is an opening dialog on my panel, like Opening this and that. And even when file is opened, opening dialog hangs there for another ...
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Rename all the files “file.txt” in directory with multiple subdirectories

If I have a directory1 which has a "file.txt" and subdirectories: "week", "today", "last month". In "week" and "last month" is also "file.txt". directory1/ file.txt week/ file.txt ...
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1answer
36 views

Display contents of one folder in another

Is it possible to show all the files from one folder in another on Ubuntu? A bit like libraries on Windows? More specifically I want files from a specific folder in my local Google drive folder to ...
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folders content in properties goes through a loop

When I select several folders and right-click properties, the content (files and size) takes a huge amount of time, because it keeps starting from zero. For example it counts the files (and size) ...
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76 views

How can I see the memory occupied by a file and folder and also entire directory from terminal?

I'm having some files and folders in the "My Documents" directory. What are the commands to see the size of a file and directory in a terminal?
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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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0answers
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File rating in folder

I wonder if there's a posibility to rate files (especially sound files) in folder with list view in rating column. I've used this feature in win 7 and it's probably only thing I miss. I'm not looking ...
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1answer
45 views

Find directory and delete it's content but not itself

How do I find a directory and delete all it's content but not the directory itself? find -type -d -name 'Tmp' -exec rm -rf {} \; But this also deletes 'Tmp' directory. Thanks in advance.
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1answer
68 views

Deleting a directory + unlinking the files

I have a folder with many files those have a few sym links pointing to them like /some_path -> /dir/file1 /some_path2 -> /dir/file2 /some_path3 -> /dir/file3 But I don't remember neither ...
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1answer
585 views

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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2answers
141 views

How to delete this file?

I am trying to create a directory .ebextensions. Ubuntu 12.04 is telling me that there is already a file with that name; however, I have searched for it, and nothing comes up. I really need to create ...
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0answers
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How do I find lost files and a directory in an application?

Here is the problem, when my HTML editor Bluefish loads, it finds the file:///home directory but fails to find my directory with my webserver on it (var/www). I can't navigate to that file folder ...
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Discrepancy in folder content size

I have a folder called 0 which contains subfolders and files. If I right click 0 and go to properties in nautilus, it shows that the folder contains 35 items totalling 22.2kB: However, if I go into ...
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0answers
37 views

Replicate changes on two directories: same structure, different files extension

Hi have two folders: JPG and RAW, they share the same structure: every file and folder in one is also in the other one, but the files have different extensions: NEF and JPG. RAW ->Folder1 ...
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413 views

Going to the parent directory of a file with cd?

I am writing a .sh to do some work for me, but I am now at the point where I have to cd to the directory the file /path/to/file.end is in. terminal doesn't allow cd /path/to/file.end bash: cd: ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
93 views

Cut WHOLE folder if it contains .jpg files

I am switching to UBUNTU from W 7. I have been using both for a while, and the perfect time has come to really switch just to Ubuntu now that my w7 crashed for good. The big problem is, all my files ...
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2answers
51 views

how do you add files to existing programs

How does the file system work with Ubuntu. How do you find where a program is and if needed how do you add file to it?
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1answer
287 views

How should I Change Permissions (Dirs & Files) recursively in an mp3 external hard drive?

this is not that simple as it sound, so please read carefully before answer (I really tried before writing this). So, the problem is the following. I have an external hard drive, NTFS of 2TB. It is ...
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2answers
381 views

Open file or folder location directly when searching for it - Nautilus [duplicate]

I currently use nautilus as my default file manager. When I search for some file or folder, I also need to switch to the directory that contains the particular file or folder. It feels tedious to go ...
2
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1answer
100 views

What is the best directory for script files?

I have my own shell script files and I want to run them in terminal, keeping them in /usr/bin folder. But my question is: which directory is best for keeping files of my own script? I want to use this ...
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5answers
17k views

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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1answer
360 views

Why do iWork documents appear as folders on Ubuntu One and Ubuntu?

I'm uploading to Ubuntu One part my Mac drive and there are some files from iWork that are uploaded as folders. So instead of myfile.pages I get a folder with the name myfile.pages on the Ubuntu ...
2
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1answer
81 views

Fail to log in Ubuntu for deleting my home folder

I moved my home folder("huangzhiwu") to /usr/share carelessly. Then after i noticed that ,i make a new folder named huangzhiwu in /home ,and moved all files from /usr/share/huangzhiwu to the new home ...
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1answer
76 views

wrong use of #MV

I've a done wrong use of sudo mv command. Example: sudo Mv/home/USER/Downloads/piff.pdf /root/PDFs Then the directory /root/PDFs has been changed to a plain text file. I can undo the command? I ...
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1answer
132 views

Hide certain files and folders? [duplicate]

Selected Files/folders: I don't know who these files belong to, but I'm afraid deleting them might cause something to break. How do I hide these files and folders so that they do not appear in ...
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1answer
324 views

Why does /var/lock/tt-rss keep being deleted after reboot?

I use sudo mkdir /var/lock/tt-rss/ to create this folder which a program called tiny rss needs. But if I reboot Ubuntu, the lock and tt-rss folders no longer exist. It's as if Ubuntu is treating them ...
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1answer
107 views

Making Windows files inaccessible from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Ubuntu ask for password when mounting partitions? I've installed Ubuntu on a PC with Windows 7. Now since I want to make that PC a VPN server under Ubuntu ...
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1answer
677 views

/var/www permission problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”? I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, and Linux in particular. I want to use Ubuntu for web development mostly, so I went ...
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2answers
1k views

Can not see Wine's C drive

I have a problem. My Wine has a C drive, but it's invisible. When I try to locate it in terminal, I can see the path: /home/michal/.wine/drive_c/windows Problem is, when I open my user directory ...
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1answer
71 views

Folder shown as executable

I copied the content of a USB stick in a folder into an NTFS drive, and everything seemed right (the folder was accessible, etc.). But today, when I wanted to access this folder, the folder's icon ...
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1answer
4k views

Change file permissions for the entire folder

I am trying to change the file permissions for the entire directory. Presently all the files in the dir have the following permission, -rw------- And I wish to change it to, -rw-r--r-- I know I ...
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1answer
120 views

React to a modified directory

In linux everything is considered as file, Now if I want to find only folders/directories not the files then how can i do that? I am getting all the modified files with the following command. find ...
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votes
2answers
17k views

Getting access to var/www [duplicate]

Very, very new user to Ubuntu and I've been searching for a long time without finding an answer. Probably I've gotten the answer but I don't understand it all that very well so I thought I try this ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

Ubuntu 12.04 External HD Issues

I am experiencing one more problem with my Ubuntu 12.04... I have an External HD (500GB) which is NTFS formatted. I connected this HD on my Ubuntu 12.04 and copied some files. When I connected the HD ...
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2answers
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I am getting Input/output error while opening a folder in 12.04

I am getting Input/output error while opening a folder in 12.04. Also, I am not able to see file in another folder. I am getting below error. Please help me recovering the folder. Error: Error when ...
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2answers
217 views

Does folder and directories has their own size?

I got a messege today that I have little free space left on my hard drive. I opened the utility/program which shows me how the hard drive usage, and I saw my "Downloads" folder is 10.4 GB. picture: ...
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3answers
751 views

Move all files in several folders

So I unzipped a file with 1000+ folders, is there a way to "flatten" these folders? As in, grab all the contents from every folder and dump them into another directory.
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3answers
1k views

Is there any midnight commander alternative that allows me to see the folder size?

I want any alternative for Ubuntu 11.04 that runs on the command window that allows me to see which folder use up a lot of space. P.S. It's for my VPS.