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

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find a file name using command line

I would like to determine the location of a file using command-line. I have tried: find ./tor.keyring I must be missing something here
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My Desktop folder is suddenly missing from the Home folder

I use, Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS 64-bit: Gnome version 42.9: Wayland. I have suddenly realised that my Desktop folder is missing. I noticed after a recent system update, which I initially blamed for the ...
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Can't see files in the gui

I can't seem to see any files or folders in the gui. It's for retroarch in the Snap folder. I deed to add some files to one of the folders. This isn't a thing in other operating systems so it's very ...
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ls / hangs indefinitely

This problem started just today: I tried opening nautilus, and it didn't open. Then I opened ranger, and it didn't open. Dolphin also didn't work. Since I needed to do something on /etc, I just opened ...
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How to set exif data for directory?

This sets the data for all files: exiftool -FileModifyDate='2000:01:01 12:00:00' -overwrite_original * How to set for directories?
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Listing Folders and Files with the same name

I have a folder with extracted ZIP files in it. (Extracted ZIP folders are the same name as the ZIP file without ZIP in the folder name Example: File1.zip extracts to the file1 folder I need to show ...
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Ubuntu MATE File Manager windows resizing automatically, can I stop this and lock the window size?

Is there a way to keep the folders from resizing when I open a subfolder? I have subfolders that have slightly longer names, and I like the windows to be snapped to the side of the screen and taking ...
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Folders created in terminal not showing with ls or in the GUI

I'm new to Linux so I'm following a guide. I've been trying to create a folder unraidshare1 in the media directory: sudo mkdir -p /media/unraidshare1 No error message but no folder shows up in the ...
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Copying a specific 70GB directory from a backup makes the system crash while it is not crashing when copying other directories

I want to copy a 70GB directory from an exFat external hard drive formatted on a MacOS system to the internal harddrive of a linux Ubuntu LTS 24.04 system. Each time that I tried to transfer the file (...
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Files sidebar directories

I have added directories and sub-directories under HOME which show in the FILES window. These directories and the subs do not show in the sidebar to the left. My understanding is the etc/xdg/user-dirs....
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what is the difference between /proc and /sys directories in Linux, I still doubt it [duplicate]

along with the previous main Q, I also have another one why can't we write in /usr even though they can be new software packages added to our system, does that mean it only saves info and data on ...
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Links to folders that don't work

I have a problem in my personal folder, there are links with error that i cann't resolve. I take a problem in the last days, that my desktop shows the icons of my personal folder, but I resolved this ...
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accidentally moved almost all my files in a new directory, is it the end for me?

I was working on a big Latex project and I wanted hide all the file which are not .tex, .pdf, or .png to see clearer in my directory browser. I used the following script : #!/bin/bash # Create a ...
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Completely lost a folder converted to unkown file

this is blowing my mind. I got a new fresh installed ubuntu and windows on seperated partitions. From ubuntu, I can access windows partition so I created a folder named REPO_APP inside that contains ...
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I am unable to access my desktop through my terminal with Ubuntu. It tells me no such file or directory

The terminal says "No such file or directory":
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Folder named with my gmail account

I want to delete a folder named with my gmail account in Ubuntu dock
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Why are files missing from directories when viewed from web?

I am really puzzled by the behaviour of Apache 2 in displaying files contained in folders stored on my unix server. Until recently I had assumed that I could navigate through listings displayed on ...
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How to count subfolders containing numbers?

How can I use Terminal to count all direct subfolders in a directory that contain numbers? So it shouldn't be counted recrusively.
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nautilius views icon or thumbnail

I have several folders containing short videos. Some folders show video icons. Some folders show thumbnails. How do I control which is which? I'm on ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS and files v. 1:3.36.3.0ubuntu1....
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How to automate the compression of the contents of each subfolder in a directory?

I'm looking to automate the compression of the contents of each subfolder (excluding the subfolder itself) in a directory, with each .zip of said contents corresponding to each subfolder. Is there a ...
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I get logged out of session every time I go four levels deep in any directory with terminal

I'm a big fan of Ubuntu mate and I finally installed the latest LTS version (22.04) on my old 64-bit PC today. However, I found out that any time I try to go four levels deep in a directory using the ...
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How do i put the desktop shortcut with the rest of the system folders on the folder sidebar?

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. The only help i could find is people saying i need to drag it to the side and make a new bookmark. This does not put desktop below home where it should be. I did not remove it on ...
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Where is the Views option that allows me to arrange/sort files in Files (Nautilus)?

I am on a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I am trying to set the way files are arranged/sorted in a folder. Everywhere I search for how to arrange files in folders, gives me the same answer as the ...
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How to download to a USB Drive instead of systems hard drive? Ubuntu 20.04 To be Exact

Can somebody show me step by step commands? this is what I get when I do the command "lsblk", I am trying to use the ROCKY one, which is a clear USB Drive/Flash Drive: lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN ...
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Fresh Install Ubuntu 22.04 - unable to see files or folders?

Ubuntu 22.04 Crashed on me and I was unable to recover, so reinstalled (not on this device) Now installed and I can see the drive... But all my folders and files are missing? on running Gdisk I get ...
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System Volume Information folder space

I have 30TB of space in Ubuntu 20.04. I'm using it as a backup storage and I have 16TB of space total data. Some day I found backup was not completed because "ran out of space" in the backup ...
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Rename personal folder

Hi everybody, I'd like to know where and how to change the displayed name of "Home" on the desktop. On this picture,you can see my desktop (Ubuntu 22.04 64 bits, in french, sorry...) where I ...
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Move files to Sub-Directories via list.txt

I have this Batch file that works quite well, however, I went back to Ubuntu and need to convert these .bat into .sh files. This is the code I have on Windows and it works well. @echo off /u cd /d &...
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Move Files from .txt

I have all my files in a parent directory, "Folder". I have a Text document with all their appropriate locations. What I want to do is to move them from Parent directory back to their ...
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How to allow both a user and root to access directory? [duplicate]

How can I make /media/creeper39x/TB-Drive be owned by creeper39x, but root have access? Could I have a group with creeper39x and root in it?? Please help.
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Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop files, icons, folders do NOT appear on desktop,

Ubuntu 22.04 Upgraded 20.04 installation. Desktop files, icons, folders do NOT appear on desktop, yet they are in the Desktop folder under Home directory. They will run if I open the Desktop folder ...
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How do I apply different folder colors system-wide?

I want to be clear that I am not asking about how to use the folder color application. I found a set of folder icons in usr/share/icons/Papirus/128x128/places and wanted to know how to tell my system ...
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How to copy an existing specific file in a directory into a newly created subdirectory from command prompt using shell script

I'm having a little issues trying to make a copy of a pre-existing file (specifically java) from the current directory to a subdirectory (and some copies to its subdirectory and so on depending on the ...
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How to change directory to a filename with spaces within a loop

I'm not sure how to go about this, but I've been trying to loop through different directories to make a number of files. Example: In the current directory, there are 3 directories: Roman Empire Casa ...
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Mount Windows 2016 Share to Ubuntu 20.0.4

I am trying to mount two Windows shared folders from the Windows 2012R2 Standard server and the Windows 2016 Standard server to the Ubuntu 20.0.4 server. The Linux Server successfully mount the ...
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scp - lack of consistency

I've observed a strange behaviour copying files from a remote server with scp. I had a directory containing many subdirectories with files. directory ├── directory1 │   ├── file1.txt │   ├── file2.txt ...
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Directory changes in Ubuntu 22.04

I was reading Ubuntu Linux Unleashed 2021 by Matthew Helmke and found the location of many configuration files/directories mentioned on the book has been moved or changed drastically.Why is that and ...
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Folder not showing up showing up with `ls`

I have a folder I can cd into by simply using cd /path. However, when I use ls, the folder doesn't show up, and it's not hidden, meaning that ls -a doesn't make it appear, either. What could account ...
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Why suddenly appears mounted the /media/username/disk?

For Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS Release: 22.04 Codename: jammy Just today, few minutes ago through the Dock, I did do realize that was mounted the /media/username/...
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How could i have certain directories in a removable device?

Lets say i want this directory structure on a SD card: SD ├── log -> var/log ├── dbs -> var/db └── desktop -> home/desktop (its just an example) This is so everytime a file goes into /var/...
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Invisible files/folders

I cannot see some files and folders. I know they are not flagged as hidden. I have show hidden file enabled and used ls -a. I know they are there because I can use commands like cd (in terminal) or ...
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How to remove/hide personal directories on desktop screen?

How do I remove/hide my personal directories (Music, Documents, etc) from the desktop? After an update, my desktop changed and is showing my personal directories (Music, Documents, etc). Before the ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 rewriting user-dirs.dirs

I am using Ubuntu 22.04. After one update, the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs has changed the lines XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/" XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/" So the folder Desktop and ...
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Rename and add a number to all folders in a directory

I have a simulation folder on hpc which contains time directories from 0 to 50 with a step of 0.1 (so 501 folders in total with their names as 0, 0.1, 0.2.. and so forth). Example output of ls: 0 0.1 ...
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How Do I Make A Secondary Drive Accessible Through The Main Directory Or In A Way Where Programs That Don't Have A Means To Access It In Their System

I know that title was a bit convoluted, but I am running on 22.04, I have a Samsung M.2 SSD, and Seagate HDD both connected directly to the motherboard. The issue I keep running into is the secondary ...
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Bash script with different CWD from parent shell?

I'm doing a puzzle for my computer science class where I need to execute the binary /challenge/executable via a shell script, from the CWD of /tmp/exampledir, with the shell's CWD being a different ...
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Can Ubuntu 22.04 make a virtual drive for a folder?

I have a SSD mounted in /ArchJared and can access it and subfolders just fine from my Ubunto 22.04 command line. I have an install program which wants me to place a CD in a drive so it can copy some ...
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how to move home screen folders to file manager?

Today Morning i using laptop then i restarting to my laptop then file manager folders coming to home screen so how to move home screen folders to main file manager please help?
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Home directories turned into symbolic links without telling me the reason

it was a normal day for me like any other day and I decided to open my Laptop for work and what I see the first is the following: Then, I tried to find out what happened to these folders through the ...
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Can't restore heavy folder from trash in Ubuntu 22.04

all, and thanks in advance for any help. I'm trying to restore a heavy folder (mostly media files; 1.3TB out of a 2TB internal ssd) from Trash in Ubuntu 22.04, with no success so far. -If I try ...
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