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What does the “cd ..” command do? [duplicate]

When I enter cd .. into the terminal, I get this Videos # cd .. home # If I enter it again, I move to the / directory. What exactly is it doing? Is home the same as $HOME? And why do I move into ...
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home partition mountpoint under /home . '/' thinks home is consuming it's size

I have two partitions '/' and the '/home' the '/' partition thinks home is consuming it's size. I want to put some files under home and I can't because it says the '/' doesn't have space. But I have ...
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Will encryption of /home partition create problems if I do a new install in the future while saving /home?

I have a dual boot Windows/Linux machine that I am doing a full revamp of. After saving my personal files, I wiped the 1 TB drive and did a clean install of Windows 10. I have reduced the Windows ...
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Need to move Arduino IDE applicaion Install to another Directory

I have just installed the latest version of Arduino IDE v1.6.6 under my Downloads directory and all works great. The issue is, I actually didn't want it to install at this location and so would like ...
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sudo start program as user with encrypted home

I am logged in as user1 and want to start a program1 with sudo user2: sudo -u user2 program1 But home of user2 is encrypted. So program1 exits because it can't write to it's settings folder. How ...
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OsX + Ubuntu SSD and HD separate/home?

I have an iMac 21,5" 2011 and I'm going to upgrade it installing a 250GB Ssd I was wondering what it's the best configuration for a dual boot OS X + Ubuntu. Option 1 Ssd: 150Gb for OS X 100GB ...
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Best way to set up a company shared drive using Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to find out the best way to set up a shared drive for a company which has 50+ users in 3 office locations in different cities. They basically need a drive with a common folder to store ...
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Automatically create folder in new users' home directory

I need to automatically assign every new user that gets created a certain folder Sales in their home directory. (e.g. when you add the user tim, tim automatically gets a folder named Sales in his home ...
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Permission not granted for creating file in /home [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to create a new dir in /home, lets call it myDir, and then I want to create a .txt file that outputs the current date. All these through terminal comands. So, to be more ...
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Upstart PID files in home directory?

What are all of these PID files doing in my home directory? $ ls -1 ~/upstart-* /home/mark/upstart-dbus-bridge.4885.pid /home/mark/upstart-file-bridge.4885.pid ...
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What will happen to home partition if I reinstall ubuntu

I decided to reinstall ubuntu because of many problems that I can't fix. I have a home partition that is encrypted. If I reinstall ubuntu can I access to /home and how to do it. I don't know the ...
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Can't access backup data

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. Prior to reinstallation, I booted from a live CD and copied my home folder to an external HDD. But now I have two new problems. I am unable to copy the ...
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Creation of separate home folder while installing two versions of ubuntu

I am planning on installing two ubuntu versions (12.04 and 14.04), along with windows in my system. I need to install two separate home folder for these two versions. (I would love it if one version ...
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Mount folder home from old installation

How to mount folder /home/bor from old installation to new installation
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Why is 'PowerPointViewer.exe' always appearing on my home folder?

I have deleted this before, but it appear again and again. I haven't install POL or any windows app with wine. Why is this .exe file in my home folder?
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after moving HOME directory seems to be in the original location

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 with a small (and very fast SSD) and a secondary (sdb) drive. I want to use the second drive for all storage, leaving sda for OS only. I moved my home ...
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How to specify home location in another drive without using it only for home files

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 with a small (and very fast SSD) and a secondary (sdb) drive. I want to use the second drive for all storage leaving sda for OS only. I have found some guides ...
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change mount points to another directory

I want to change the directory's of four mount points to /home folder in hopes of moving programs to another directory. I am in need to move /tmp /usr /opt and /var to the /homedirectory like ...
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Accidentaly created a different user when reinstalling Ubuntu

I had set my computer to dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8. I tried upgrading to 15.10, but the auto-upgrade just hung. I then installed Ubuntu 15.10 to my Ubuntu partition. In doing so, I created ...
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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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Move user account another Ubuntu (from new partition)

I have two unbuntu partitions (oldUbuntu and newUbuntu). After booting on newUbuntu (my username is 'toto'), I can see in my file browser the device paths : /media/toto/oldUbuntu (containing my ...
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Can I encrypt my home folder on all derivatives?

When installing Ubuntu I have the option to encrypt my home folder using ecryptfs. Which derivatives/flavors come with the option to use ecryptfs to encrypt my home folder? Can I re-use my ...
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Xubuntu Can't access encrypted home folder

I'm panicking, and I will just tell you the basics, I couldn't access my home folder because linux crashed, I was stupid deleted a few files and now I can't boot into linux. The only thing I have is ...
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Home folder name different than user name

I just started dual booting Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, and sharing the home partition which I labeled HOME. As this gets more and more exciting, I want to try out the different distros; but still keep ...
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What is the necessity of defining “/” and “/home” separately?

Are programs (like NetBeans, Android Studio, Code::Blocks) installed in the home directory? If not, then where? What is the usefulness of defining "/" and "/home" separately?
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Home directory(?) [closed]

I'm learning bash code, and if I try to cd /Home I have this error: bash: cd: Home: Not a directory If I run: ls -lh (in /) The Home "directory" has these features: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root ...
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How to free up space on filesystem in /dev/sda2 root partition?

My root partition (/dev/sda2) always fills up. The folders with the largest capacity are /usr and /var. I need either a way to clear up space or to resize partitions without formatting. I do not have ...
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How do I move /home/user to a zfs pool?

ubuntu 14.04 installed on 128Gb ssd zfs pool ("zfshome") across 3x3TB disks, containing audio/video/tv etc. I originally built this as a nas4free NAS serving my windows boxes around the house.I'm now ...
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How to setup a secure LTSP server / wie mache ich einen sicheren ltsp server

I would like to setup a Ubuntu LTSP server at home. I am following the tutorial by TheRegRunner: Ubuntu 13.04 LTSP ... "Thin Client Server" ... Konfiguration (german | deutsch) Is is possible to do ...
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Purpose of '~/.cache' directory and when is it safe to delete? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of every user's ~/.cache directory? Under which circumstances can it be deleted, when should one be careful about its contents?
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Recover data from /home

I have changed my laptop's hard drive because the Elemmentary OS that was installed on it, didn't start, and I can't figure out how to fix it without formatting the drive. Now I have installed in the ...
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lost my files after mounting a partition as home folder [duplicate]

I made a bad mistake . I mounted a partition as home folder based on this post after reinstalling ubuntu my previous home folder mounts as an externall drive and I'v lost all of my files in my ...
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after reinstalling ubuntu my previous home folder mounts as an externall drive

I installed a new ubuntu but I didn't delete my home folder because I have essential data in it. but after reinstalling I have a new home folder and my previous home folder mounts as drive. how I can ...
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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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How to make /home point to another partition?

I had moved /home to another partition by following these steps: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving Now I have reinstalled ubuntu by choosing the option to delete all previous ...
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root and /home in different partitions

I installed in my HD, Fedora22 and ubuntu MATE 15.04. I did a 4 partitions. At first I installed Ubuntu with 2 partitions, / and /home. After that, I rebooted and installed the Fedora22, just / (root) ...
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How To Hide A Drive In The Navigation Tree When Mounting To Your Home Folder

When I mount my "VM" drive to my home folder it shows in the folder tree and an eject button appears next to it. When I mount my "VM" drive to my root folder it doesn't show in the folder tree and ...
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/home is on its own disk. Can I move that disk to a new install? [duplicate]

I have a whole disk mounted at /home. I am upgrading the computer (and the OS drive, so fresh install), and I would like to retain the /home directory (disk) as it is. How complex is this process? ...
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Default owners/permissions of files in user home directory

I often see users that try to fix an issue and somewhere read or just try to recursively chown their home directory and sometimes even also reset permissions recursively to something like rwxr-xr-x or ...
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Down arrow, Home, End, Pipe, Insert, Print Screen buttons not working in Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

Down arrow key, Pipe button, Print Screen, Home, End, Insert buttons not working in Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. Same happened with Scroll Lock key too. But I fixed it up using: xmodmap -e 'add mod3 = ...
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JAVA_HOME not visible in Hadoop

I have trouble to understand what’s going on during Hadoop installation on Ubuntu. I’m following instructions from: Install Hadoop on Ubuntu Step by step got to the last step “Starting Hadoop” ...
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Use existing encrypted directory as home directory

In the past, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with /dev/sda4 mounted as /home. I encrypted my home directory. Today, I erased all the partitions except /dev/sda4 and I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a new ...
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Installation of themes [duplicate]

I went on to create a folder ".themes" in home directory to install a theme and go about it. Next time upon opening it, the folder vanished, and it says that the folder is already created when I ...
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Root, Home sizes [closed]

I'm about to install a linux distro. Wondering about which size to allocated to home and root. I know the home partition will generally contain the user's files and stuffs. I want to know: when ...
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Connect work Lenovo Thinkpad to my home Internet? [closed]

Is it possible to connect my work Lenovo Thinkpad to my home Internet and still be able to use my Thinkpad at work?
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accidentally moved home directory, cant login (so do not know where it is)

I do not have computing background so I thought I should stop typing usermod -d as root before i ruined the whole system. I have tried the answers on here already but I have had no success. I cannot ...
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Benefits of Separating Home Directory?

I'm trying to strategize my ubuntu installation. I've always read that separating the /home directory makes it easier when it comes to upgrading your distro. But could somebody please explain why? I'm ...
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Did I corrupt my OS?

I typed this command in the terminal while trying to check if I correctly installed LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) equivalent packages in Ubuntu: sudo mv /home testing.html /var/www/html I am new ...
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New user home directory not recognized / accepted upon login

I can't log in to my home directory after user creation: I reinstalled my system fresh (Ubuntu 14.04.3). Created an admin user. Added my main user with adduser me. I get feedback along the lines: ...
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14.04 samba-winbind pam_mkhomedir.so home directory ownership

After joining ubuntu 14.04 to our Active-Directory Domain using samba-winbind pam_mkhomedir creates home, but ~/.config and other directories are owned by root, preventing graphical login. Please ...