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How can I merge two directories in Windows and have the result contain the most recent files and directories?

I believe this question to be very simple however I want to triple check before I screw myself up. My testing has shown this process to work (I think, but I may be missing something) but again I'd ...
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Combining Directories in Windows 8

Is it possible to set up a directory which contains: File A File B File C then create a second directory that initially contains: File D File E is it possible, I can modify the second directory ...
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Directory - /sys in linux

Can anyone explain me what is going inside the /sys directory on a Linux system? I Googled it and got some results, but I need a clear mind on this. Is there anyone ready to give me a short (and ...
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Windows 7 “home” sub-directory relocation

I'm setting up a new rig dual booting Linux and Windows with an SSD + HDD filesystem. I have Linux set up how I want: Under Linux: / is a partition on the SSD. /home is a partition on the SSD. /var ...
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export windows file structure into .csv with date parameters

My real goal is to get a list of the files in my windows file structure into Access, but as there are over 500k files the various bits of VB code I've tried all take a very long time and is not ...
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Can't run program in Sandbox without having certain files

So basically the project is to run many instances of a program that needs to check that a dongle is connected at start up. I got this part of the problem down as I am going to use a multi-boxing ...
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What is file ']' ? How is it created?

I wonder how this file got in my directory? When I run ls -lrt it shows -rw-r--r-- 1 and size 117562 . Can I get any directions for this?
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ls -lrt showing file which is not present

When I do ls -lart in my current working directory it shows lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 10004 36 Dec 16 17:59 index.html ->/home/moviebeam/assets/ui/index.html But I cannot see contents of the ...
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Why is it so hard to find a file in Ubuntu?

It's very hard to find files in Ubuntu. In Windows, you could just go to C:\Program Files and you would find what you need. In Ubuntu, you must use search to find something you need. Maybe I am ...
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What does /opt mean in a filepath?

I see so many file paths that have /opt in them from example code. Like this one: :staticfiles => "/opt/example/apps/example/static/" I would understand if it were something like home, but I ...
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Should my directory structure in Windows look like this?

I believe I have weird placement of my files on my Windows computer. I'm not sure what the correct way it is supposed to be. For example, all the programs that I use are located in C:\Documents and ...
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Why doesn't xargs on find work with a series of commands using pushd and popd to walk a directory subtree?

On a Linux Centos 4 machine, I am trying to create a simple bash command line to walk a directory structure below an arbitrary current directory and in each subdirectory touch a file, list the ...
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Relocate jpg files from nested/buried structure to relative known directories

I'm trying to batch move/organize a large number of files (.jpg) from nested subdirectories to a relative directory. The structure is pre-planned. Just not 100% sure what the most efficient and safest ...
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What's the proper name of that symbol to collapse/expand nodes in a directory tree?

I'm pretty embarrassed to admit I don't know this one...I just realized I've always just described it, not actually named it :) So, that folder/directory collapse/expand symbol thingy, you know, ...
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What is the best ways for mapping a large number of directory?

Most people will separate directory for different application. One of my project is running on heroku. Debugging in local webserver. Sublime Text for web design. ZendStudio for web debugging and ...
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Configure a root directory in the ~/Sites directory

I'm building a web project with a very complicated and deeply nested directory structure. I'm looking for a way to set the parent directory of this project as the root in the sites folder so that I ...
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How to use Terminal to navigate into a desktop shortcut or folder in applications?

I'm on a Mac and watching a tutorial on setting up Git. I'm in the terminal and currently on the Desktop. I can us ls to list all the items on my desktop, and cd into any of the folders on my ...
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Meaning of . and .. directories in linux [duplicate]

When display hidden file and directory in terminal using ls -la it show two directory i.e. . and .. and when list the content of dot(.) directory it contain all file and directories that is in it's ...
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Merging two directory trees with same structure, but different contents in Unix

I have two directories with the following structure: A |_0 |_1 |_2 B |_0 |_1 |_2 each 0,1,2 directory contains unique contents. I want all of the contents to simply exist as: A |_0 |_1 |_2 Is ...
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What's behind the Linux disk naming convention with sdX and hdX?

Can someone tell me what's behind the hdX and sdX naming convention for hard disks under Linux? I understand it's a "convention" but what does that mean? Does that mean, for example, that a SCSI drive ...
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Record directory structure change/migration

Imagine a large SAN with one hundred thousand files in a unorganized directory structure. The files will be moved to a new SAN with an organised directory structure. Some files will be renamed when ...
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How to structure/protect directories on web server - media temple

I'm pretty new to running my own websites, and wanted to know how to protect directories/files from malicious users. I'm mostly concerned with protecting PHP files. For example, my website has a PHP ...
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Removing “.” while standing on it

While toying with the file system, I tried the following: mkdir a cd a rmdir . Which results in: rmdir: failed to remove ‘.’: Invalid argument Ok, Mr. rmdir, let me outsmart you: rmdir ../a ...
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How to improve performance of a folder with many files in windows server 2008 sp2?

On a windows server 2008sp2 box, I have a folder with more than 180,000 files(images). Since this folder is used to store images for a legacy application, I cannot change the directory structure. Is ...
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What does “locally installed” and “not essential” mean explaining difference between /bin /usr/bin /usr/local/bin?

I have read some word explaining the difference between /bin, /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin, or alikes, e.g. this question. But I don't understand what do they mean by not essential or locally ...
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List folders in Linux which can only be seen if accessed

Maybe it is a amateur question but here it goes: At the university we have a folder /vol. This folder is absolutely empty until you "cd" into a directory which exist there. E.g. "cd ...
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junction to a folder in a junction?

I've created a junction point to preserve the folder structure I'm used to while storing my source code files in the cloud. It looks as follows Junction point: C:\development\projects\ Physical ...
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VPN Connection - How to view accessible directories in Windows?

I am using Nortel VPN Client to connect to a VPN. Now I can connect with my details, and my local ip I receive from the RAS server is: 192.168.22.44. Now I am connected, so now what? How to I list ...
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Preferred place to store configuration files that change often

I have a number of applications on my Linux server that depend on a few configuration files. These applications are related but separate. For what it's worth, at the moment each application has it's ...
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How can one delete recursive directories in Windows?

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, and I somehow managed to create a system of recursive directories. For example, I have directories A, B, and C, which are nested like so: A/B/C. However, when ...
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Move Vagrant dir somewhere else

I have installed Vagrant on my Mac OsX Mountain Lion using .dmg package. By default files went to my /Applications directory. So now I have /Applications/Vagrant with bin and embeded dirs inside. ...
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Determining mailbox type

I now have a shared server which I use for email. At the moment, I'm configuring a new VPS and I'd like to be able to copy the email from the shared server to the VPS. I'm setting up Postfix using ...
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Make an access directory structure tree?

I want to run a script that will show me all the folders (output to a text file) that the running user can see starting from root, down to the point where it doesn't have the permissions to go any ...
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Samba multi file share

I have a diretory like samba | test1 | test2 and user A,B. I hope user A can read and write samba directory. And user B can read samba directory, but only samba/test2 directory can write. I ...
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Is it possible to prevent creation of .directory files?

I'm on OpenSuse 12.3 and I wonder if there's a way to prevent creation of .directory files (preferably under some specific directory) The question arose for the need of a "clean" directory. I'm ...
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How I can hide the folder structure from a password protected RAR file?

I want to save my files in a DVD or in several... I want to do it with this feature: I want to protect and hide my files through a password. Normaly I used to compress my files and put it a password ...
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How to map a directory to a folder on file system in apache?

i have some folders: ~/dev/php/public and ~/dev/php/private~ in apache, how can i make domain.com/php/public go to ~/dev/php/public? and the same with private? they are on the same domain so i dont ...
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Explanation of the directory hierarchy on Mac OS X

Can anyone explain (or more likely, point to a good article that explains) what the various directories should be used for. (I assume the structure is very similar on all Unix based machines, though ...
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Unrar creating files with backslashes in names instead of proper directory hierarchy

I'm working on moving the content of a website, which was provided to me in a RAR archive, to a new server. I'm not exactly sure which flavor of Linux it is; uname -a tells me: Linux bolt.sonic.net ...
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Create initial repository structure? (trunk/branches/tags)

I have my repository in /var/local/svn/my_repository It is owned by www-data:www-data Now I want to create the initial repository structure, currently I am using sudo svn mkdir ...
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How are directory structures stored in UNIX filesystem?

I have read that each directories store their content (files and subdirectories) by using a list of filename and inode pairs. But none of the reference I got said something about how they are stored. ...
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.tar files without directory structure

I'm .taring some files with the path example/super_user/Output.*. The resulting .tar looks like this: + example + super_user - Output.zip - Output.xml - Output.txt ...
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Do best-practices say to restrict the usage of /var to sudoers?

I wrote a package, and would like to use /var to persist some data. The data I'm storing would perhaps even be thought of as an addition for /var/db. The pattern I observe is that files in /var/db, ...
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Does “…” have meaning as a relative pathname? (EDIT: No.)

1. Is there a relative pathname/directory/folder meaning for the expression "..."? 2. What does "..." refer to in the context cited? I encountered the expression "..." when looking at the ...
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Specific issue with long pathnames in Windows 7

My job involves receiving and processing a lot of CDs containing photos and scanned documents from clients who are not very good with computers. I sometimes receive discs full of files with pathnames ...
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Copy files of certain type in directory and subdirectories preserving structure

Simply put, my question is the same as this but for Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Note that I want to copy only files of a specific file type, and that I must preserve the directory structure and names. ...
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Modern looking visualization of folder structure

Is there a tool for nice, modern looking visualization of folder (with cloned GIT repository) structure in Linux? I know there is command tree but it outputs "ugly", text based results. What I'm ...
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Subdirectory naming convention [closed]

I have a big directory of data/code that I am reorganizing following these useful guidelines. As a result I will create a lot of subdirectories. I would like to standardize the subdirectory names with ...
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Can I make Windows Explorer Treeview show folders in Windows 7

I'm sure this has been answered a million times around the web, but I dont know quite what question to ask. Basically before windows 7 if I opened a folder in the right hand pane when using windows ...
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Migrate to SSD - NTFS mount point for Program Files

Here is my thought. I have a new computer that I just built and am considering migrating to a SSD. I have Windows all setup and my Development environment configured so I want to avoid having to ...