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Questions tagged [directory]

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

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set custom icons for removable drive's directories?

How we can to change our removable drive's directories icons, like that thing that we have in Windows desktop.ini method?
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Copying /etc/shadow for existing directory? (terminal)

So, I have a problem with a housework. It says "Copy the /etc/shadow into your own group. Set the copied file's/directorie's rights to 600, the owner's and the group's for your own owner and own group....
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Open a thunar directory with an application action

Problem When opening a thunar directory from an application for example: from firefox in the downloads section you click on 'open with folder' or from thunderbird troubleshooting you click on 'open ...
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How do I change ownership of a folder in my downloads folder? [duplicate]

I have a folder in /home/downloads that's called wonderdraft. I wish for this folder to be owned by my user. How do I do this? Thank you in advance.
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Inaccessible folders

I have some folders on a second hard disk, that I can't access from Ubuntu, but I can from Windows.
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Cannot delete directory

I'm facing the following problem: I have a folder which I cannot delete. I cannot even list it's contents. The story of this folder is that it was being used to store some logs which increased ...
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copy file from folder in user abc to a root folder [closed]

As user abc, I had wanted to install a "systemrescuecd.iso" on a USB stick. I had made a temporary folder "/tmp/cdrom" (command: mkdir -p /tmp/cdrom). But the command: mount -o loop,exec /path/to/...
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Copy only images in a specific directory ignoring the sub-directories in it

Excuse me for my Bad english.I want to copy only images(.png) present inside a specific directory(serenity) ignoring the sub-directories(datatables, images..etc,) in that, to another directory. ...
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Sorting files and directories differently in the file browser

Is it possible for the file browser to, for example, sort files by Modified date and directories alphabetically? I never care about the most recently modified directory and can find the one I want ...
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How to move 'snap' folder to another location

I used some snap on my system and I found a 'snap' folder in my home. I would like to know if there is a safe way to move the 'snap' folder to another location, away from the home folder. I read '...
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Moved a folder to /dev. Folder has disappeared after rebooting

As the title says, I can't find the folder there now. I looked it up and /dev is some form of device files, so I'm not sure whether the folder I moved there should disappear after rebooting or not?
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How to get a log of at what points in time a directory was modified?

In my present working directory, there is a subdirectory called modelled_data I wish to get information on last few (may be 10) modifications of the subdirectory (including its subdirectories and ...
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Are there any Ubuntu directories besides /home that can be put on a second disk?

I'm a new Ubuntu user moving from Windows 10. My OptiPlex 9010 BIOS doesn't see a new 250GB NVMe - on a PCIe card - at boot. I assume that's because the drivers first need to be loaded by the OS since ...
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How to move files from subdirectories that have the same directory name to its relative upper/parent directory?

So, I have a directory structure like this: parent/ ├── sub1 │   └── source │   └── file1 │ └── file2 ├── sub2 │   └── sub2.1 │   └── source │   └── something1 │ └── ...
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How to change default permissions when creating a folder with nautilus?

When I create a folder with nautilus it seems that the standard permissions are 755. If I create a folder in console with mkdir it is by default 775. The latter I know how to change. How can I change ...
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Change number of characters per line in a folder's name

I have noticed that the number of characters allowed per line in a folder's name is lower in Ubuntu 18.04 than it was in Ubuntu 16.04. This causes some long words to be forcefully split between two ...
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What does a hash sign (#) at the end of the directory path in a Bash prompt mean? [duplicate]

I was in the middle of installing updates for Ubuntu when I came across an error, which allowed me to "Start a new shell to examine the situation". Doing so placed me at the top of my directory ...
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Linking a folder to usb. Automount on start up [duplicate]

I am a beginner with linux and want to make folder /home/username/example mount to usb and automount from start up. I want it to be linked to the /home/username/example so if i drop something to /...
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Directory folder named '['

After installing Anaconda my administrative account shows a large folder with the apparent name [ --without the italics. I uninstalled Anaconda using anaconda clean but the [ folder wasn't removed and ...
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Full directory path instead of graphical navigation? [duplicate]

How can I navigate to a folder by writing it's full path? /home/john/Desktop/Music instead of navigating to it from the base or from the Home folder? Is there any program that turn this graphical ...
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What happens to a symbolic link when the original file is replaced?

I have update software in /opt/minergate-cli. I've renamed the directory minergate-cli to minergate-old with an mv command, then installed a newer version of the software giving the same directory ...
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How do I quickly navigate to a full path using the “Files” program? [duplicate]

I have this path I want to navigate to in the UI. /usr/local/sbin How can I do that with a couple clicks in the UI?
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Where does the folder /usr/lib/windows95 come from and how can I get rid of it?

Trying to free some space on my root partition I stumbled across a folder named /usr/lib/windows95 It contains the following files: -rw-r--r-- 1 4,2K blink_image_resources_200_percent.pak -rw-r--...
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Make two folders on two different hard drives act as if they are one.

Hi everyone first time poster here. I have Ubuntu server 16.x (the lts one) I use it for a media server and web server. I ran out of space and I added another hard drive. I want to know of it's ...
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How to update softlinks when folder is updated?

I have two directories 'original' and 'soft'. I have soft links on all the files of the original directory. ln -s original/* soft/ However, on the regular basis files are getting copied and deleted ...
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Install Incrontab ( file system watcher ) on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

can someone please help me to install Incrond on my Ubuntu server, I tried all possible way as I found on the web but nothing works. sudo apt-get install incron Reading package lists... Done ...
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Differences using the slash in the server terminal or server terminal with GUI

I have installed the 18.04 LTS server version. I did different commands like: tar -xzf xxxx.tar.gz xxxx/ (without GUI) hadfs dfs -put input /input (with GUI) I did other commands which work with ...
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Adding permissions for a given user automatically modifies group permissions? [duplicate]

m@m-VirtualBox:~$ mkdir -m 0755 bsk1 m@m-VirtualBox:~$ ls drwxr-xr-x 2 m m 4096 oct 9 13:38 bsk1 m@m-VirtualBox:~$ getfacl bsk1 # file: bsk1 # owner: m # group: m user::rwx group::r-x other::r-x So ...
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How to move the Script I created to another directory and run it from there by double click?

I made the script in my home folder, and it works perfectly, but I want to move it to another directory, for example to folder called "my scripts". How can I do it? I tried different ways with chmod +...
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How do I move one directory to another in Ubuntu

For example, how would I move a directory called "menu" into the "data" directory? Also, I am using Ubuntu and I am new to all of this so I am unsure.
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Delete folders owned by specific group?

I have loads of folders and files in the storage system, files and folders created by a specific group needs to be removed, but I can't find any smart quick way to do it. Not via find or anything.
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how to create folders with sub folders using defined variables?

I have files having below formatting: 2017-05-01-1500-00S.SRO___001_BH_Z 2017-05-01-1543-04S.SRO___001_BH_E 2017-05-01-1543-04S.SRO___001_BH_N 2017-05-01-1543-04S.SRO___001_BH_Z 2017-05-01-1600-00S....
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Adding a folder to side panel nautilus NOT AS A BOOKMARK Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

According to my question, everything here is only about Nautilus and adding a folder to the left panel. Recently due to insufficient space in the home partition, I have to remove the downloads folder ...
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How do i make dir have colors for files/directories like ls does it?

Im running Ubuntu 18.04 and I'm very used to typing dir instead of ls as a habit. When i use ls, I get the directory contents listed with different colors for files and directories, as to be expected, ...
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folder behaviour off since 18.04

Ever since installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I have trouble with the folder behavior. As an example: I open a folder and then open an .odt file in that folder using Enter. I then realise it was the wrong ...
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This folder (/2018-09-11_zilla.disk_image) will not delete!

2 days ago, when R. clicking on this folder, there was a "move to trash" option. When I tried it would not work. When I picked any file contained within this folder (/2018-09-11_zilla.disk_image) and ...
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Change default folder color in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Is there any way to change the default folder color in Ubuntu? It has always been orange, a color that I personally can't stand, and the only solution I have found is to manually change the color of ...
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What are directories, if everything on Linux is a file?

Very often beginners hear a phrase "Everything is a file on Linux/Unix". However, what are the directories then? How are they different from files?
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Delete Small Folders Under 50 MB With Spaces in Name

How do I delete all folders in a directory that are under 50 MB total in size? The directories have spaces and special characters in their names, but no line feeds. There could be sub-directories ...
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Downloads, Documents, Pictures Folders gone missing

When I try to open Documents or Pictures folders I get the below error message. Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and try again. Following is the output of cat .config/...
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Folder and file icons messed up

As you can see in this image, my folder and file icons are messed up. The trash app icon is messed up too. I changed themes and icon themes in tweak and maybe that's what triggered this but then I did ...
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How to change directory

When I try to change my working directory to C:\Users\Michell Payano\Desktop\Data Analytics Tools, the result is -bash: cd: too many arguments. I want to know what is wrong.
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New Folder appeared in /home/usr/ (/home/usr/~/)

owner: root access: read & write (not able to change it) group: root (not able to change it) access: none (not able to change it) other: none (not able to change it) When i try to open it: '...
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Mysterious error message “cannot stat.z.3222: No such file or directory” appears when I cd to a directory

When I navigate to my Downloads directory in command-line, the message below sometimes appears: ~ $ cd Downloads ~/Downloads $ mv: cannot stat '/home/hardianlawi/z.3222': no such file or directory ~/...
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How to fix a downloads directory in UBUNTU 18.04? [duplicate]

I lost the downloads directory by mistake. Updates did not replace it. I do not want to reinstall UBUNTU as a solution to fix this issue. I am using UBUNTU 18.04. I get a message asking me to use ...
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Where is utorrent default download directory?

I'm using Ubuntu and I was downloaded a file from torrent by using utorrent, now I don't know where is utorrent default download directory! and please tell me how can I change it?
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Ubuntu says directory exists and directory not found at the same time

manas@manas-Aspire-E5-575G:~$ sudo git clone https://github.com/LionSec/katoolin.git && cp katoolin/katoolin.py /usr/bin/katoolin [sudo] password for manas: fatal: destination path 'katoolin' ...
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Appfolders Management on Homepage

How can I add "appfolders" (folders in the view) on Ubuntu Homepage. The GNOME shell extension named "Appfolders Management extension" able to create custom folder view but can't do it on the desktop ...
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How are the default user folders in the home created for a new user?

When a new user is created and it logs in the first time, those default folders in the home are created. How are they created? If changing the scripts/configurations that create them so that they ...
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Simple way to create a folder when nautilus file list is full of items

It is a question of Nautilus file manager of Ubuntu 18.04. Is there a simple way to create a Folder when file list is full of items?