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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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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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bash: ./bootstrap: No such file or directory

I am trying to download geant4 10.3 , in Ubuntu 16.04.2, from the terminal. I follow the steps in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y50huc_OG_4 but, at 13:37 min at the command (./...
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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?
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Is there a way to create a new directory, containing subdirectories and documents?

For web-development practice I'm using a LAMP stack, on Ubuntu 17.10. For this I'm creating directories within /var/www, each directory is named after a project. To create a subdirectory I use the ...
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How to Move subsubfolders from subfolders into the folder [duplicate]

This is kind of tricky I have a folder, and inside this folder are several subfolders, each subfolder contains one subfolder of it's own (subsubfolder), I want to move these 'subsubfolders' to the ...
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How do I set separate file permissions for file's owner and others (Ubuntu 14.04)?

I'm trying to set up a "drop box" on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. The directory should allow me read/write/execute permissions. Others should be able to put files into the directory, but not view the ...
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Is there a package installer in which a i can choose where to install?

Since changing the installation path or directory of dpkg is not a good and risky idea I would like to know if there are any package installers in which I can choose to install where I want since my ...
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Whenever I go to add a bookmark in nautilus for the server I connect to, it doesn't bookmark the folder I'm in. How do I do this?

I have a local server. I connect to that server via sftp. I connect to it through the folder window in nautilus. I connect like this: sftp://username@192.168.1.95/media/storage This is how I want ...
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Symbolic link for default Music folder

I have my music collection in my Nextcloud instance. This is synced at ~/NextCloud, so my music collection is located at ~/NextCloud/Music. I now want to have a symbolic link from the latter folder ...
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making new directory in Ubuntu

I'm new to Ubuntu (18.04 LTS) and need to install a software (Juliapro) on it. based on the manual, I installed the per-requisit by TERMINAL, but for installing the script file in below path >> ...
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How to restore delted folder /usr/local after a rm command from terminal [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu 18.04 and accidentally deleted a folder /usr/local using command rm -rf. Does anyone have any idea how to recover the folder?
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How to create a Directory, which can be accessible to all user and will be locate at Places like Desktop/Documents

I want to create a directory with all permission which Download/Document has. and I want to mount that directory to the Places where we can see the Desktop, Downloads ( Left Side Panel ), which will ...
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Can't resize windows in Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new computer. Everything works fine, however I cannot resize folder window. Any program window like Firefox, Soliter, Krusader and so on I can resize. Only when I open ...
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cd desktop to folder on desktop

In terminal, I need to do cd desktop then cd data then ls data. Data is a folder that connects windows partition of the computer to ubuntu. cd Desktop was initially giving me an error (bash: cd: no ...
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Zip2john issue on ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Problem: root@ITSASECRET:~/src/john/run# zip2john : command not found I want to add that the srcript is in the directory. I also had a lot of trouble installing Rexgen as well as Bison and ...
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Why do I get “error: directory jot empty” when shows empty but contained 1tb of data

A directory in my external drive contained 1tb data, and when accidentally unplugging, the directory shows empty when opened and in properties... When I go to delete directory, shows "error: ...
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Set starting directory for foobar2000 via wine

I used to run Ubuntu 16.10. I had configured foobar2000 the same way via wine that I have now. I often attach covers to new additions of my music library via foobar: Back then foobar used to remember ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop create new folder appear above other folder

Every time I create new folder on Desktop that new folder appears at left most row 2nd position even though there are already other folder is present. How can solve this irritating problem?
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Directory vanished when I pressed Ctrl+H or some other shortcut - how can I get it back?

I've been working on this project for a whole weekend on Ubuntu 16.04 I went to the project directory, thought I pressed Ctrl + h (to see .git folder) and boof, the directory is gone and can't be ...
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How to delete multiple folders from multiple Directories from command line

I want to write a script for my Ubuntu users to delete multiple files from different directories at once. I what to run this on cron job so that it will do automatically. Eg. (I want to delete the ...
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grep to search word in a file and result given that word with ZIPfile name that contain that word [duplicate]

Here is what I am doing: I want to find which zip files includes this number with number itself for example i want the result be like this : 7505857289 AIRCDR where the number is my search result ...
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Folder or drive lock in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Is there a simple method to lock a drive or folder in Ubuntu 18.04 other than Cryptkeeper?
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Directories disappear and reappear in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a really odd issue with Ubuntu 16.04 (Server). I have a hardware-RAID working in my Ubuntu Server (HP Microserver Gen10), that's containing my backups in several directories. Everything worked ...