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

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20.04.2 LTS - Apps organized in folders disappear after logout or reboot

i find out that after a reboot or a logout the folders inside "Show Applications" menu that contain my apps disappear but only the folders. I'm a beginner in Linux so i don't know what to do ...
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Cut directory when dragging

It seems to me the default behavior when dragging a directory to a new location has suddenly changed in my Ubuntu. It used to cut the directory, now it just copies it. Where could I change this?
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Can't change ownership of a directory

I have a Kubuntu VM where I have a shared folder mounted as /vmshare When I realized that root was the owner (and not me) I did this: user@pc:/$ sudo chown user vmshare -v changed ownership of '...
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Moving my folder from Desktop to Downloads (Folder)

I tried to move a folder from my Desktop into my Downloads folder several times, all my tries end up with renaming my folder name only. ex: tuxedo@cosmos:~/Desktop$ sudo mv myFolder Downloads I don't ...
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The Linux command line for beginner | Creating folders and files

I'm trying to go through the tutorial for creating folders and files, however when I followed the instructions I'm getting a different result. When I type ls it shows a bunch of stuff instead of dir 1 ...
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Can’t cd /tmp directory when this code is used cd /tmp is says no directory

Finding it different to open temporarily directory please help
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Migrating zip files to directories using certain label

Introduction: I'm a novice to scripting and made the decision to change from Windows to Ubuntu(Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS) recently so I'm not familiar with many things. An explanation or advice would be ...
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Folder shortcuts on desktop

Why do I have to reset my folder shortcuts (photos...documents...etc) after every boot-up or restart? Theres an X on each one and I have to go back redo them.
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What is linux command to navigate to the previous directory (or back)? [duplicate]

I think my observation linux to navigate to the previous directory (or back) command is cd- but it is not working code cd-
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Can't Apply Changes to Permissions Within a Folder's Enclosed Files in Ubuntu

Issue with the GUI I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I am trying to allow all enclosed Files and Folders to have full Read and write access as well as Create and delete files. Currently, it is set to Read ...
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Remove special repository

In trying to install googledrive repository with google-drive-ocamlfuse, I got stuck with this error: cannot access 'googledrive': Transport endpoint is not connected I can't remove googledrive (...
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cp: cannot stat '{1..112046}.pth': No such file or directory

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. I am trying to copy the range of files from one directory to another directory. cp {1..112046}.pth path/to/destination_folder While being inside the source folder. But it ...
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Where Skype save cached images?

I need to recover a picture sent me on skype but the message have been deleted from the other user. Does Skype keep a copy of that picture somewhere?
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Why I can't create a folder on a mounted drive?

I was gifted by a friend of mine a 500 GB HD. We installed the hardware then formated it to NTFS but when I mount it I can only access files I sent there using windows (dual boot) but I can't create a ...
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Ubuntu main directory

Good day I want to make /mnt/c/Users/joey/Desktop as my default directoy so when I close then open my terminal it will be my main default directoy thanks
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what directory should I use as my new hard drive?

I have a video server that runs linux server (no Grafical interface), which has 2 hard drives : NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT loop0 7:0 0 55....
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Moving the Pictures, Documents, Music into alternative directory

I recently installed ubuntu 18.04 along with windows 10. The installation was done into an SSD which contained the Windows OS, but of course, partitioned. So, the Windows OS is in one partition and ...
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Remove directory from a saving .gen file using grep command [duplicate]

I have used the grep command to match a pattern then the matching row has saved in a file. But when saved the result it's saved with the file directory. But I want to save only the row result not the ...
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Ran a wrong command using Wine

I tried to recognize what version of Wine I had installed, but itstead of wine --version I ran wine version As I understood it tried to run application with the name "Version", which doesn'...
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Is there a way to combine a folder listing and count of items?

Is there a way to combine a folder listing and the count of items (like Windows does)? This gives a detailed folder listing: $ ls -l This gives a count of displayed lines: $ ls -l | wc -l I don't ...
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How to find the directories with or condition

I want to find the directories with java* or JDK* . Starting from root directory it needs to search from all directories.
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How to move Jetbrains Toolbox apps from home directory to root directory?

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 and I want to move the apps of jetbrains Toolbox from home to root directory without crashing them or having to reinstall them.In addition,I want that all the new dowloaded apps ...
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Unable to access system32 folder from Ubuntu 20.10 and 20.04.2 LTS live in USB

I installed Ubuntu live in USB, both version 20.10 and 20.04.2 LTS. I have a PC with Windows 10 and I tried in both of them. In one, no problem. The other presents that issue. When I try to open ...
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Split directory into 3 directories [duplicate]

I have a directory containing around 24800 .mp4 files how can I split it into 4 directories containg all the files without keeping the original 24800 files in one directory ? is there any MV/move ...
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Where I can store user files except /home

I'm new to Linux environment, I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 on ssd and placed /home dir on another partition on hdd. It's ok with data like documents, films, photos and so on. But I want to keep my work ...
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How can I simultaneously extract files from .tar files and send them to the same directory?

I'm new to Linux and still don't know much, so this problem may sound a bit ridiculous. I have a folder with a lot of .tar files, and I wanted to simultaneously extract all of the files inside the ....
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How to instantly find/show files from custom folders in Krunner and other launchers?

When I enter the name of a file located in one of the default home folders like ~/Documents or ~/Downloads it is immediately found in Krunner, Aplication Launcher and other launchers. (Application ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 no desktop folders [duplicate]

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 and changing my desktop to Unity on my laptop, the machine's desktop does not show any files or folders, nor does it respond to any attempt to place a file on it or to ...
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Ubuntu mount SMB share. Authenticate using Windows Active Directory

So far I have been able to connect Windows, FreeNAS, and Ubuntu to the domain and everything is working. Configured on ubuntu using SSSD. Now the problem that I'm facing is that I can't find a way to ...
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Main Pictures and Data folders gone from folder structure - Ubuntu 20.04

Today I've realised that for some reason two of my main system folders (/home/$USER/Pictures and /home/$USER/Data) have disappeared from my folder structure... Nautilus has changed how it shows their ...
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Printing files in a directory along with specific information

I'm a beginner to this. I'm currently within the directory I want to be using and as it has a lot of files within it I want to print only the top 15 files, along with information about owner, date, ...
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Copy Multiple Folders with Similar Directory Structure and Maintain Structure in New Location

Looking to do something that is probably pretty simple below is the directory structure: /home/user/app-data/Unique container ID/path/to/files I've tried: cp -r /home/user/app-data/*/path/to/files /...
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foder an file, thumnails, for all types of files. Ubuntu 20.04.2

20.04.2. I just uninstalled my windows 10 and I'm feeling much better already. I would like to have thumbnail preview icons for all types of picture formats and video formats. I would also like to see ...
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How can a lbuntu.iso file be verified on a windows 10 computer?

How can I verify a lubuntu download on Windows 10 computer? Ubuntu shell was installed and runs, but does not see the same directory where the lubuntu.iso file is located. How can sha256sum be run ...
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Where are app folders from the “Show applications” window defined?

Problem Every single time I install something from the snap-store (doesn't have to be a snap app, a .deb file also counts) all of my nicely organized programs inside their own folders scatter ...
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Seeing recent folders not just files in nautilus

I am using 'files' (aka Nautilus, apparently) 3.36.3, standard in Ubuntu 20.04. Is there a way to see recent folders and not just files? Currently I never see folders here.
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Accidentally deleted the Downloads folder

I deleted the default downloads folder by accident using the terminal, is there a way to create a new default system folder for downloads?
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Pinta can not open file - permission denied

My ubuntu 18.04 is installed in the SSD.I installed pinta from ubuntu software but can not open files from my hard disk, says permission denied. But can open files from SSD where ubuntu is installed(...
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ext4magic does not recognize directory

Situation I deleted a great number of files with Ranger and now I am trying to use ext4magic to recover them. I am on Ubuntu 20.04, and I am not a power user. :) I have a single drive with two ...
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change permission folder and underliyng folders chmod 553 to 555

i am helping a friend of mine setting up his nas remotely, unfortunately it seems the ftp program i use for this doesn't have access to some folders as permissions are set to chmod 553. unfortunately ...
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What determines default directory permissions? [duplicate]

In Linux when I create a directory mkdir newdir then the newly created directory has these permissions and ownership: drwxr-xr-x 2 owner group My Question How can I make the default permissions for ...
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looking to access certain files on my computer via the terminal

I am new to Ubuntu and I have been just doing basic stuff like creating folders, moving them around, deleting them, putting text inside, etc. I have also been playing with the different commands. I am ...
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touch command and directories [duplicate]

I wanted to create a directory structure with certain specified files. The files are just empty text files. Do I start by making a directory of the main directory and then trying to create a ...
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trying to change to a file directory in the terminal but I am having trouble

In the ubuntu terminal I am trying to change from the current directory to a new directory that i just previously made. When I go cd /(name of the directory/ it tells me that no such file or discovery ...
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I cannot find my newly-created ubuntu directory [duplicate]

I have microsoft 10. I just downloaded the ubuntu app from the microsoft store. I just created a directory called prep-work in ubuntu's shell. I then went to visual code and made notes about a program ...
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Subfolders of root directory are not accessible by desktop applications

When I create a subdirectory of the root directory sudo mkdir /bla sudo chown myuser.myuser /bla then when I try to open a file using a desktop application like The Gimp, I cannot access the ...
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I deleted my /home/desktop. Now my home directory shows up on the desktop [duplicate]

Of course I could easily restore my backup. But I wonder what mechanism is responsible for this behaviour. Cheers mkdir ~/Schreibtisch oder even mkdir ~/Desktop (each followed logout/login) did not ...
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get folder icon from its name

In visual studio code, we can set a folder icon by setting the name to a specific name, like css, pages or .vscode: Is there any way to do that in gnome (and nautilus)?
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Wine folders properties

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.2 LTS and WineHQ 6.0.0. If I used "Thunar" to get the properties of the folders into de Wine main folder (/home/.wine), I get the same amount of used disk space of ...
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Change directory owner/group from root to a user

when trying to change the ownership of a directory i get the error: chown: changing ownership of '/home/tadpoles': Operation not permitted I even get the above message when i do sudo -s and ...

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