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A link to a screenshot of what the directory looks like when opened in nautilius :

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I even tried using the terminal to access these directories but to no avail.

Output of ls -l

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14704 Apr 10  2014 syndaemon
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       51256 Jan 13  2014 syslinux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        1421 Jan 13  2014 syslinux2ansi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       29768 Apr 16  2012 syslinux-legacy
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root          95 Jan 30 00:46 system-config-printer
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root          80 Jan 30 00:46 system-config-printer-applet
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       35368 Oct 10  2013 t1ascii
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       40552 Oct 10  2013 t1asm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       35336 Oct 10  2013 t1binary
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       43552 Oct 10  2013 t1disasm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       47784 Oct 10  2013 t1mac
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       43760 Oct 10  2013 t1unmac
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14680 Mar 23  2014 tabs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       31392 Jan 14 09:20 tac
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       64320 Jan 14 09:20 tail
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       43472 Jan 23  2014 tangle
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         237 Jan  8  2014 tap2deb
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         325 Jan  8  2014 tap2rpm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         219 Jan  8  2014 tapconvert
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18808 Feb 13 00:23 taskset
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      109064 Jan 22  2014 tbl
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           8 Jun  3  2014 tclsh -> tclsh8.6
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        6168 Jan  3  2014 tclsh8.6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Dec  6  2014 tdbbackup -> /etc/alternatives/tdbbackup
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10440 Oct 21  2013 tdbbackup.tdbtools
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10352 Oct 21  2013 tdbdump
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10352 Oct 21  2013 tdbrestore
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       19168 Oct 21  2013 tdbtool
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     1183992 Jan 23  2014 teckit_compile
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       31328 Jan 14 09:20 tee
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       36024 Apr 11  2014 telepathy-indicator
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          24 Jun  3  2014 telnet -> /etc/alternatives/telnet
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       95424 Oct  3  2012 telnet.netkit
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       35456 Jan 14 09:20 test
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       23240 Feb 23 21:27 testparm
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          11 Feb 15  2014 testrb -> testrb1.9.1
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         299 Nov 20  2014 testrb1.9.1
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      315616 Jan 23  2014 tex
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          56 Feb 17  2014 texconfig -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/texconfig.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          63 Feb 17  2014 texconfig-dialog -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/texconfig-dialog.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          60 Feb 17  2014 texconfig-sys -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/texconfig-sys.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          56 Feb 20  2014 texcount -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texcount/texcount.pl
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          52 Feb 20  2014 texdef -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texdef/texdef.pl
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          51 Feb 20  2014 texdiff -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texdiff/texdiff
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          63 Feb 20  2014 texdirflatten -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texdirflatten/texdirflatten
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          53 Feb 17  2014 texdoc -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texdoc/texdoc.tlu
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          56 Feb 17  2014 texdoctk -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texdoctk/texdoctk.pl
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           8 Jan 23  2014 texhash -> mktexlsr
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          55 Feb 17  2014 texlinks -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/texlinks.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          64 Feb 20  2014 texliveonfly -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texliveonfly/texliveonfly.py
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          65 Feb 20  2014 texloganalyser -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texloganalyser/texloganalyser
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           6 Dec 14  2013 texlua -> luatex
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           6 Dec 14  2013 texluac -> luatex
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       35184 Jan 23  2014 tftopl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14440 Feb  7  2013 tgatoppm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        2295 Oct 10  2013 tgz
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18648 Feb  7  2013 thinkjettopbm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         103 Jan 16  2014 thor
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18936 Apr  2 00:38 thumbnail
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          56 Feb 17  2014 thumbpdf -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/thumbpdf/thumbpdf.pl
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          33 Mar 31 04:18 thunderbird -> ../lib/thunderbird/thunderbird.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       64288 Mar 23  2014 tic
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       27216 Dec 15  2013 tidy
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14504 Jan 23  2014 tie
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14792 Apr  2 00:38 tiff2bw
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       68464 Apr  2 00:38 tiff2pdf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       52720 Apr  2 00:38 tiff2ps
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14416 Apr  2 00:38 tiff2rgba
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18496 Apr  2 00:38 tiffcmp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       35592 Apr  2 00:38 tiffcp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      102704 Apr  2 00:38 tiffcrop
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14528 Apr  2 00:38 tiffdither
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       22720 Apr  2 00:38 tiffdump
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18576 Apr  2 00:38 tiffinfo
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18560 Apr  2 00:38 tiffmedian
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14408 Apr  2 00:38 tiffset
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14336 Apr  2 00:38 tiffsplit
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18600 Feb  7  2013 tifftopnm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        2972 Mar  4  2014 tilt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14880 Jun 29  2012 time
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       59480 Feb 20 03:01 timedatectl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       52496 Jan 14 09:20 timeout
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          52 Feb 17  2014 tlmgr -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/tlmgr.pl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14720 Feb 11 01:38 tload
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        4400 May 31  2013 tl-paper
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Nov  7  2013 todos -> fromdos
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14704 Mar 23  2014 toe
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      100776 Feb 11 01:38 top
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       95160 May 23  2012 toshset
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18392 Apr  1  2014 totem
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18488 Apr  1  2014 totem-audio-preview
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       38992 Apr  1  2014 totem-video-thumbnailer
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          10 Jan 14 09:20 touch -> /bin/touch
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       12627 Jan 23  2014 tpic2pdftex
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14744 Mar 23  2014 tput
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       43648 Jan 14 09:20 tr
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14680 May  8  2014 tracepath
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14688 May  8  2014 tracepath6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          29 Jun  3  2014 traceroute6 -> /etc/alternatives/traceroute6
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root       23104 May  8  2014 traceroute6.iputils
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      808680 Jul 12  2014 transmission-gtk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       15736 Jan  6  2014 transset
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         352 Jan  8  2014 trial
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      495544 Jan 22  2014 troff
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       51912 Jan 14 09:20 truncate
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      159104 Mar 20  2014 trust
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18976 Mar 23  2014 tset
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       35424 Jan 14 09:20 tsort
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       35592 Mar 13  2014 tst_inactivity_timer
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       33256 Jan 23  2014 ttf2afm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       68704 Jan 23  2014 ttf2pk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       91576 Jan 23  2014 ttf2tfm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      101784 Jan 23  2014 ttfdump
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10544 Mar 16 19:28 ttfread
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       27200 Jan 14 09:20 tty
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         269 Jan  8  2014 twistd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          70 Feb 20  2014 typeoutfileinfo -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/typeoutfileinfo/typeoutfileinfo.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       13240 Feb 25 22:23 tzselect
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          10 Apr 16 19:46 ubuntu-bug -> apport-bug
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        5278 Sep  4  2014 ubuntu-drivers
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        7166 Apr 29  2014 ubuntu-support-status
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18960 Apr  9  2014 ubuntu-webapps-update-index
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       38832 Jul  1  2013 ucf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       19367 Jul  1  2013 ucfq
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10458 Jul  1  2013 ucfr
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       17776 Jan  6  2014 ucs2any
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       48368 Mar 10  2014 udisksctl
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           9 Jun  3  2014 uic -> qtchooser
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           9 Jun  3  2014 uic3 -> qtchooser
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14584 Jun  4  2013 ul
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      175640 May 10  2014 umax_pp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       45653 Mar 13 00:48 unattended-upgrade
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          18 Mar 13 00:48 unattended-upgrades -> unattended-upgrade
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       31368 Jan 14 09:20 unexpand
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         530 Feb 18  2013 unicode_stop
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       39584 Jan 14 09:20 uniq
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        8491 Mar 16 23:14 unity
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       65960 Sep 22  2014 unity-control-center
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10504 Feb 10  2014 unity-scope-loader
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          50 Mar 19 23:39 unity-settings-daemon -> ../lib/unity-settings-daemon/unity-settings-daemon
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       40016 Apr  9  2014 unity-webapps-desktop-file
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       27488 Apr  8  2014 unity-webapps-qml-launcher
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       19400 Apr  9  2014 unity-webapps-runner
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       27200 Jan 14 09:20 unlink
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          24 Jun  3  2014 unlzma -> /etc/alternatives/unlzma
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root          52 Dec  5  2014 unopkg
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          23 Jun 12  2014 unrar -> /etc/alternatives/unrar
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      262192 Oct 23  2013 unrar-nonfree
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10432 Feb 13 00:23 unshare
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        5940 Nov  5  2013 unwrapdiff
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           2 Jun  3  2014 unxz -> xz
-rwxr-xr-x 2 root root      158392 Feb 18 01:03 unzip
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       76392 Feb 18 01:03 unzipsfx
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      111208 Jan 23  2014 upbibtex
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       43544 Apr  9 21:21 update-alternatives
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          26 Jun  3  2014 updatedb -> /etc/alternatives/updatedb
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       43776 Jun 20  2013 updatedb.mlocate
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       19088 Nov  5  2013 update-desktop-database
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        5602 Mar 27  2014 update-gconf-defaults
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        4569 Apr 29  2014 update-manager
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         672 Apr 11  2014 update-mime-database
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       48192 Apr 11  2014 update-mime-database.real
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       57704 Oct  7  2014 update-notifier
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          53 Feb 17  2014 updmap -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/updmap.pl
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          57 Feb 17  2014 updmap-sys -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/updmap-sys.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       53768 Jan 23  2014 updvitype
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14752 Dec 22  2013 upower
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       61928 Jan 23  2014 uppltotf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      367112 Jan 23  2014 uptex
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       49608 Jan 23  2014 uptftopl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10512 Feb 11 01:38 uptime
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        3923 Apr 23 16:53 usb-creator-gtk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        4216 Apr  9  2014 usb-devices
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       23064 Apr  9  2014 usbhid-dump
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        6344 Feb 19  2014 usb_printerid
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       31360 Jan 14 09:20 users
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10432 Feb 13 00:23 uuidgen
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        3674 Oct 29  2013 uxterm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        2496 Oct 10  2013 uz
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         528 Dec 16  2013 valgrind
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18704 Apr 11  2014 valgrind.bin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       26944 Apr 11  2014 valgrind-di-server
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10480 Apr 11  2014 valgrind-listener
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 vboxballoonctrl -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 VBoxBalloonCtrl -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 vboxheadless -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 VBoxHeadless -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 vboxmanage -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 VBoxManage -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 vboxsdl -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 VBoxSDL -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 vboxwebsrv -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       51640 Jan 23  2014 vftovp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       43576 Apr 11  2014 vgdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          20 Jun  3  2014 vi -> /etc/alternatives/vi
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          22 Jun  3  2014 view -> /etc/alternatives/view
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       23856 Aug 16  2013 viewres
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          21 Jun  3  2014 vim -> /etc/alternatives/vim
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          25 Jun  3  2014 vimdiff -> /etc/alternatives/vimdiff
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     2580984 Jan  3  2014 vim.gnome
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      884360 Jan  3  2014 vim.tiny
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        2084 Jan  3  2014 vimtutor
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10528 Nov 18  2013 vino-passwd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       31840 Nov 18  2013 vino-preferences
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      510168 Sep 24  2013 virt_mail
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 virtualbox -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Mar  5 05:37 VirtualBox -> ../share/virtualbox/VBox.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    12103400 Sep 24  2013 virtuoso-t
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14728 Mar 26 08:15 vlc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10560 Mar 26 08:15 vlc-wrapper
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       14656 Jan 23  2014 vlna
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       31120 Feb 11 01:38 vmstat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10576 Apr 10  2014 vmwarectrl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10240 Feb 25  2014 volname
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          52 Feb 20  2014 vpl2ovp -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/accfonts/vpl2ovp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          52 Feb 20  2014 vpl2vpl -> ../share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/accfonts/vpl2vpl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       59776 Jan 23  2014 vptovf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18896 Apr  1  2014 vstp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          19 Jun  3  2014 w -> /etc/alternatives/w
-rwxr-sr-x 1 root tty        19024 Feb 13 00:23 wall
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       23632 Feb 11 01:38 watch
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       53272 Feb 23 21:27 wbinfo
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10288 Feb  7  2013 wbmptopbm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       39648 Jan 14 09:20 wc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       67968 Jan 23  2014 weave
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         614 Mar 23  2014 web2disk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       75944 Apr 28  2014 webapp-container
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      231592 Apr 28  2014 webbrowser-app
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         286 Jul  1  2014 wftopfa
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      407696 Oct 30  2014 wget
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       48112 Sep 23  2014 whatis
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       15128 Feb 13 00:23 whereis
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          10 Jun  3  2014 which -> /bin/which
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       51968 Jan 14 09:20 who
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       27200 Jan 14 09:20 whoami
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       52888 Jun 11  2014 whoopsie
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18976 Apr 10  2014 whoopsie-preferences
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      397808 Apr  5  2014 widl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        9748 Apr  5  2014 wine
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     1059064 Apr  5  2014 wine64
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     2110248 Apr  5  2014 wine64-preloader
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           4 Apr  5  2014 wine-auto -> wine
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        1582 Apr  5  2014 wineboot
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      113248 Apr  5  2014 winebuild
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        1582 Apr  5  2014 winecfg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        1582 Apr  5  2014 wineconsole
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Apr  5  2014 winecpp -> winegcc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        1582 Apr  5  2014 winedbg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      158624 Apr  5  2014 winedump
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        1582 Apr  5  2014 winefile
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      437656 Sep 18  2012 winefish
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Apr  5  2014 wineg++ -> winegcc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       35280 Apr  5  2014 winegcc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       95002 Apr  5  2014 winemaker
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        1582 Apr  5  2014 winemine
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        1582 Apr  5  2014 winepath
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       12860 Apr  5  2014 wine-preloader
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      425560 Apr  5  2014 wineserver
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      640757 Mar  3  2014 winetricks
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18656 Feb  7  2013 winicontoppm
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Jun  3  2014 wish -> wish8.6
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        6192 Mar 13  2014 wish8.6
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       59944 Apr  5  2014 wmc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      397848 Oct  1  2012 wodim
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       10376 Dec 15  2013 word-list-compress
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      133504 Jan 23  2014 wovp2ovf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       48056 Apr 20 23:45 wpa_passphrase
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       18872 Feb 11 01:38 w.procps
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      221808 Apr  5  2014 wrc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root       43896 Feb 19  2014 wrestool
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          23 Jun  3  2014 write -> /etc/alternatives/write
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          27 Jun  3  2014 wx-config -> /etc/alternatives/wx-config
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      101824 Dec  2  2013 wxrc
-rwsr-sr-x 1 root root       10192 Dec 10  2014 X
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           1 Jun  3  2014 X11 -> .
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root      138104 Jan  6  2014 x11perf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        2807 Jan  6  2014 x11perfcomp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Feb 13 00:23 x86_64 -> setarch
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           9 Feb  9 17:06 x86_64-linux-gnu-addr2line -> addr2line
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           2 Feb  9 17:06 x86_64-linux-gnu-ar -> ar
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           2 Feb  9 17:06 x86_64-linux-gnu-as -> as
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Feb  9 17:06 x86_64-linux-gnu-c++filt -> c++filt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Jun  3  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-cpp -> cpp-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Jun  3  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-cpp-4.8 -> cpp-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           3 Feb  9 17:06 x86_64-linux-gnu-dwp -> dwp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Feb  9 17:06 x86_64-linux-gnu-elfedit -> elfedit
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Apr  8  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-g++ -> g++-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Apr  5  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-g++-4.8 -> g++-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Jun  3  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc -> gcc-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           7 Jun  3  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc-4.8 -> gcc-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          10 Jun  3  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc-ar -> gcc-ar-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          10 Jun  3  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc-ar-4.8 -> gcc-ar-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          10 Jun  3  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc-nm -> gcc-nm-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          10 Jun  3  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc-nm-4.8 -> gcc-nm-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          14 Jun  3  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc-ranlib -> gcc-ranlib-4.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root          14 Jun  3  2014 x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc-ranlib-4.8 -> gcc-ranlib-4.8
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  • Please add the result of the command ls -l /usr/bin
    – Maythux
    Jul 4, 2015 at 6:14

1 Answer 1

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I don't think there is a problem!! let me explain.

If you run the command:

$ ls -l /usr/bin/X11

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 Apr  8  2014 /usr/bin/X11 -> .

As you see above this directory is in deed just a symlink to the current directory which is /usr/bin. So whenever you navigate into this dir you'll remain in same place so you think it's not opening.

But Why Ubuntu use such thing?

Some apps expect some other apps inside the dir /usr/bin/X11 so for that ubuntu just keep them inside the /usr/bin and make symlink of /usr/bin/X11 to /usr/bin

Answering your comments

Java installation in deed is not inside /usr/bin, infact it's under /usr/lib/jvm/...

Now if you run whereis javait gives/usr/bin/java`, this doesn't mean that java installation is in /usr/bin, this indicates that only binary is in /usr/bin.

man whereis

NAME
       whereis  -  locate the binary, source, and manual page files for a com‐
       mand

And In really either the binary inside /usr/bin is just a symlink to the original binary in /usr/lib/jvm.

$ ls -l /usr/bin/java

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Apr 10  2014 /usr/bin/java -> /etc/alternatives/java

This indicates that /usr/bin/java is symlink to /etc/alternatives/java, now let's check what is /etc/alternatives/java.

$ ls -l /etc/alternatives/java 

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 46 Apr 10  2014 /etc/alternatives/java -> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/java

And here we go, that file is really also a symlink to /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/java as we say before.

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  • I've opened this machine after a long time and I have installed java in /usr/bin/java/.... I wanted t go into that folder and see what all files are there. What should I do ? I was actually looking for the jdk location Jul 4, 2015 at 6:23
  • run the command ls /usr/bin you can see all files there, you al ready did it in the edit of your answer
    – Maythux
    Jul 4, 2015 at 6:24
  • but I want to open the /usr/bin/java directory Jul 4, 2015 at 6:25
  • There is no directory /usr/bin/java. Indeed java will be under /usr/lib/jvm
    – Maythux
    Jul 4, 2015 at 6:26
  • Hmm. ok whereis java gives me the output : java: /usr/bin/java /usr/bin/X11/java /usr/local/java /usr/share/java Hence I figured java is in bin. However I found my jdk in the usr/local/java directory. Thanks for helping :-) Jul 4, 2015 at 6:30

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