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

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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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Where is BLAS and LAPACK installed - the directory?

I am trying find which directory path BLAS and LAPACK are installed on. I tried: $ type libblas-dev bash: type: libblas-dev: not found Then: $ apt-cache policy libblas-dev libblas-dev: ...
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How to create a directory users can't delete (but can delete files in it)?

Is it possible to create a directory that ordinary users cannot delete, but they could create and delete files and subdirectories inside this directory? i.e. for /share/permanent/ users could create ...
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How can i change the Pictures/Documents/etc directory?

I am a total noob in Ubuntu, and i would like to change the default directory of Documents, Music, Pictures etc. My setting is as follows: 1 partition for Windows 1 partition for ubuntu 1 ...
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How can I exclude specific folders from thumbnail generation?

So I have a folder I would like Nautilus to skip generating thumbnails for because there are too many files and too many changes to it. I saw that we can disable thumbnails for a specific filetype ...
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Change default wallpapers directory in ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to build a custom distro and I can't find the xml file in ubuntu 16.04 which lets you change the default wallpapers and the directory. It would be really very helpful if someone can help ...
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How to change/customize Dropbox (folder)emblem-icons?

I already changed all emblem-icons (I found so far on my system) in: /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/images/emblems /usr/share/nautilus-dropbox/emblems/ to no avail. Rebooting the OS doesn't change ...
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Nautilus - show folder size in List view?

In the List view in Nautilus, I can see datestamp, name, etc - but it would be great to add one more extra tab and make the size of everything contained in a folder visible at a glance as well. Is ...
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Meaning of two-people icon on folders

What does this folder icon, with the image of the two people, mean?
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screenshot now using $HOME not $HOME/Pictures

When I hit 'Print Scrn' my screenshots are in $HOME. I want to move them back tp ~/Pictures/. All online help says do this or that, some of it pretty scary, and much of it does nothing. Some say it ...
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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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Folder Access Log?

Most of the work I do is in a computer running ubuntu that I access via SSH, which is administered by a colleague of mine. Some of the data I have in a folder is somewhat sensitive and I would like to ...
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Create full folder structure from “New document” (Templates) menu

If I create a folder inside Templates, when I click "new Document" > "myfolder" it does nothing. That is just a sub directory to organize the templates. But maybe it would be useful to create that ...
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Will I able to access ecryptfs -ed folders in another installed Ubuntu?

I have a HDD with Linux Ubuntu partition but with no Linux only Win7. I found a solution how to access and save my ext2 Linux files in Windows. I downloaded DiskInternals Linux reader. It accesses my ...
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Assign Group rights to folder

Hello I am new with ubuntu and I have a question. I created a user ABC. I created a group XYZ. I added user ABC to group XYZ . I have a folder mounted mydrive. I mounted it under as I have attached ...
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How can I set the user-dirs to a directory that is only available after ubuntu boots?

I currently have an encrypted (using Veracrypt) storage partition that I share between windows and ubuntu (that way I share the same files between operating systems and can backup all my files more ...
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Automatic mailing to warn about file permission change

I need to receive email notifications if file & folder permissions are modified by a user on one of my Ubuntu servers. Is such a thing possible? If so how is it accomplished?
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18.04: Caja installation breaks desktop folder click access; simple resolution

Informational Post: I installed Ubuntu 18.04 desktop and everything worked fine. I was able to open file folders from the desktop by clicking on them, with no errors. However, I then installed Caja. ...
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How to change group directory in Linux?

In Linux I created a group (managers) and a directory (/engineers). The group in not in the directory. What command do I use/what do I type to put the managers group in the /engineers directory?
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What are all these folders on the left?

I booted up Ubuntu today, and I noticed these folders in my file manager. Whenever I open the file manager now it freezes for like 2 minutes before I can do anything. And if I click on any them I get ...
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snap creating folders in the /home/user on English

I have this bug that, when opening a snap, duplicated folders on English are created. This issue has happened to me on 16.04 and 17.10 on two different computers, but I can't find any information ...
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File appears in ls, but cannot be moved, opened, or deleted

I have a few files in a certain directory that appear in ls, but any attempts to delete, move, or open them direction (via terminal or GUI) are met with a "No such file or directory" error. Trying ...
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Where are my recent folders in Thunderbird's GTK3 save menu?

My Xubuntu LTS 16.04 desktop recently upgraded Thunderbird from a GTK2 to a GTK3 version. When saving an e-mail attachment, I no longer see my recently used folders list. However, it still has this ...
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Importing a case insensitive directory

I am using Ubuntu with a case sensitive file system, and I have downloaded some zipped directories from Dropbox. I assume the zipped directories were created on a case insensitive file system, ...
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Permissions of newly created directories

In my workplace we have a server running Ubuntu, where many of us do data analysis on. Since we're often working on the same data, everyone usually has access to all files and directories. ...
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How to mix “sha1sum mismatch”

I am trying to use winetricks to install steam on a 64 bit wine prefix, and I keep coming across this issue: sha1sum mismatch! Rename /home/wilton/.cache/winetricks/steam/SteamSetup.exe and try ...
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Recovering my encrypted home folder

Here is my situation. I completely broke my Ubuntu on my main drive, and it just boots into a black screen and doesn't work, it is dead. I need to recover my encrypted home folder with a live USB. I ...
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Where is the Spark home directory?

I followed the official installation guide and installed spark on my Ubuntu 15 system. I can run .bin/pyspark without any problem. But if I want to write a .py script and put it somewhere, so that I ...
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How do I show a directory tree in the GUI

New to Ubuntu. Just installed V.16 + updates. In Windows 10 the left hand pane of the directory view can show a tree the relationship between various folders. I find this useful. Does the same ...
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Keyboard shortcut to create a new folder in “Save File” dialog

In an ordinary Nautilus window, I can type Ctrl + Shift + N to create a new folder, but this shortcut doesn't work in the "Save File" dialog. Is there a way to make it work?
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Ubuntu missing files and folders

When trying to access folders like Documents,Downloads etc in Ubuntu 15.04 an error message is shown that the file doesn't exist. " Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and ...
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Sync between local folder and server

Is there anyway to automatically sync between files from local machine to server? ex) There's a folder called wug both in server and local machine. If I add file to folder wug in local machine, when ...
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How can I get Thunderbird to compact folders?

I recently deleted a large number of old e-mails from both my online e-mail accounts and from my Thunderbird local folders. I have now only about 10 e-mails between my online accounts and my local ...
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How do I mount a Shared Folder from a Vmware Workstation Host (Windows 7) inside Ubuntu

I have been trying to do this for days now and I am getting no where. I have downloaded the latest Vmware Tools. What steps/commands do I use? Please help Gary
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What's up with the sudden appearance of .AppleDouble folders all over my filesystem?

Something I have never seen on my Ubuntu machine before now- .AppleDouble folders have appeared in many different folders all over my filesystem. It creeped me out- like someone on a Mac was looking ...
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How to change root directory for sftp user in ubuntu

Hi I would like to allow a client access to the server via filezilla with SFTP. I have the username, home directory and group set up. This currently brings them to their home directory with ...
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How do I get Nautilus to let me copy and paste a folder?

When copying a file from a network share (SMB on my Macbook) using Nautilus, I get an error complaining, "Error while copying 'Folder-name.' 'X' is a folder. I know that I'm copying a folder, and that'...
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OpenSSH - Restrict users to one or multiple folders

I want to know how I can restrict user access using OpenSSH Server. Let's say I want user 1 to only access /Media, /Documents, and his home folder, User 2 should only access /Folder21, and his ...
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Folder icons showing up like files

Hi. I am running Ubuntu 13.10. The icons of MOST folders on my drive and desktop are showing like never-before-seen "file" icons. I can click on them and they'll open, and inside any of the folders, ...
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What does Shotwell do when I move photos inside the photo directory

I have enabled 'Watch library directory for new files' and imported many photos with the settings <Lib>/<year>/<month>/<day>/<..>. I have since decided to move to <...
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Cannot access to a hidden folder

I want to access my database table, which is created in NetBeans. I'm looking for the derby folder: student@student-VirtualBox:~$ sudo find / -name derby -print and the terminal responses with: /...
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Double click not working as expected in file manager

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. I have a Dell XPS l502x which works very good. I just noticed this (possible bug?) with Ubuntu 14.04 while in the file manager in the home folder. When I ...
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permissions not work samba4

first time writing but I'm desperate and I think you can help me ... my English is very bad I speak Spanish ... I install Samba4 on Ubuntu 12 and all is well, I can join computers to the domain and ...
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missing /usr/include/sys

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 under VMware running on a Windows 8 system. I was looking for the file include/sys/syscall.h and noticed that the include/sys directory does not exist. I tried ...
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How to boot from folder in virtualbox?

I just downloaded Virtualbox and I wish to know how to boot from a specific folder in my hard drive I stored my Ubuntu (12.10) installation files in a single folder (copied it from the ISO) and ...
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How to open folder as a playlist in Audacious from context menu

In older Ubuntu versions I could right-click on a folder and I would have the option to open it with Audacious. I can't in 13.04. P.S.: I don't know what thunar is.
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custom icon has odd border svg?

I got the default folder .svg from my OS and edited it to add a paintbrush for my artwork folder and I place in in a separate icons folder saved as an .svg when I look at it in the folder it has a odd ...
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Ubuntu jumps folders when saving files

Whenever I want to save a file in a directory that has 1 sub folder, Ubuntu has this REALLY annoying habit of jumping into that folder when I click save and I specifically ask it to save in the first ...
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Impossible to select folders and files with mouse on 12.04

My problem is very simple apparently but a tricky one. I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04(1) along with the Gnome3-shell environment on my new PC desktop Acer Aspire X3995 (see config below). ...
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Removing a directory named after a file

I've been looking for a code snippet to place in a .sh that removes a directory named after a file. What I mean by this is I would like to move to specify a directory and then search it for a list of ...

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