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How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)

How do I move files and not directories into another folder/parent folder? I have a folder structure that is extremely ugly, with some .mp3 files buried 6 levels deep in a sub-folder. I want to ...
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Changing folder name, with current being a '\n'

Some time ago I've had a Mac with a HDD filled with bad sectors. While I had backed up most stuff, I needed an up-to-date iPhoto Library, which was unfortunately broken - on export, iPhoto crashed, ...
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two finder windows next to each other like Ubuntu F3 shortcut

Ok, so at work I use Ubuntu and its create for copying a files from one folder to another folder without having two finder windows open. What I would like is to have that function on my mac and I am ...
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cannot create directory. permission denied. but i have permission

i'm fairly new to linux, and ran ubuntu the other day. it is running dual boot with windwos 8. now, the problem is, even though i log in as root and give a specific folder ALL PERMISSIONS (#chmod 777 ...
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ubuntu home folder permission

I have implemented openLDAP logging into my test server, each user has its own folder, which should be private for him. Now I have testUser1, testUser2 and testUser3, that means my /home/ folder ...
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Can I get iPhone-like folders on Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu, and my desktop is getting very messy. Most people organize things in folders, but I don't like opening up a whole window to access my stuff. I like the way iPods (and OS X Lion's ...
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Recover directories just deleted in Nautilus

In Nautilus, I accidentally delete several directories on a partition (unfortunately, I deleted them in a way such that they don't remain in Trash). I haven't write any new data to that partition yet. ...
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Pretty print folder structure using linux terminal?

How can you pretty print a directory structure with all subdirectories to the deepest level in the linux terminal(ubuntu)? This is an example of such a pretty print output for a mysite folder: mysite ...
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Unzipping archives, preserving folder hierarchy

I've got a problem and am not sure what it is, but hope someone can help me think this through because this has me stumped. Backstory: I wrote a Java app (Android) that unzips some zip files ...
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Linux directory full of files with tilde sign(e.g. `example.txt~`), what does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

I have a directory on my linux os(Ubuntu) full of files that start with a tilde sign(e.g. example.txt~, example.py~). When I look at my directury using the regular gui I don't see any files there. But ...
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How to make the folder name as Album tag for mp3?

I have a bunch of mp3 and when I import them in Banshee, it's all messed up. The mp3 files I have are organized by folder and I would like to make the folder name as the album tag for the mp3, so that ...
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How to reorder folders? (as displayed in `ls -U`)

I've got a number of unordered folders on a memory stick, which my car stereo shows in order of their real position on the stick (i.e. same as ls -U) What's the easiest way of physically reordering ...
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Ways to access directories with long path names under Windows

I have a NTFS partition shared between Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7, where I have created some directories with long path names under Ubuntu, which cannot be accessed by Windows. I wonder if there is ...
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Tagging files and folders

I'm doing some cleanup and I want to re-organize my files and folders. I think the quickest and best way to do this, is to assign tags to folders and files. I am looking for a tool for Windows or ...
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In which directory should I extract and install gtk+, glib, gdk-pixbuf, pango in ubuntu?

I am trying to install the latest version of GTK+ and I have downloaded all the packages listed here: http://www.gtk.org/download-linux.html In which directory should I extract each of the tar ...
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Gedit open current directory from terminal - Ubuntu 10.10

I've been searching for how to do this for quite some time and can't find an answer. I'm new to UNIX environments in general so excuse my ignorance. I'm watching a screencast on Rails and in OSX it ...
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How to have full directory path always shown in mac terminal (like linux terminal)

In my ubuntu terminal I have always current directory shown completely. Just like this: blabla@blublu:~/music/my_album/classical/beethoven$ But in my Mac (Mac OS X 10.6.5) terminal does not show ...
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Ubuntu - permanently remove ~/Videos and ~/Public

I've deleted the folders, but every time I sign back in they're recreated. I've edited ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs and removed the offending lines, but they're replaced when I log back in! The file say's ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: Nautilus type directory name

Up until Ubuntu 9.10, I am able to toggle between "typing" mode and "buttons" mode in the UI of nautilus, to select the directory I wish to look at. Personally, I prefer the "typing" mode, which is ...
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Rename Linux home folder structure to system language

I have installed the Ubuntu distro first in Portuguese. Then, I decided I wanted the English language. I would like that the default folders like "Desktop" and "Documents" were renamed to this names, ...
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View all files in folder structure (in Ubuntu or MacOS)

Call I view all files in a folder structure (i.e., in all of the recursive daughter folders) in one window? Command line is good, too (I'm on Ubuntu or MacOS). Scenario: I have a bunch of pdfs in ...
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Used recursive chown on the root directory

Im gonna need some help restoring my ssh settings as i screwed everything up by calling this command: chown -R user / At the moment im not able to access the site through ssh/ftp since the ...
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1answer
434 views

When attempting to open any file with WinSCP, it attempts to list it as a directory

We had a security breach and some things were messed up on our Ubuntu servers. Now, when I log in to two of our servers using WinSCP and I double-click on a file to open it with my default ...
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where did my dropbox folder go in linux?

i've installed dropbox before on Mac and Windows and in those installations it asked me where i wanted my dropbox folder, but when i installed it on ubuntu 64 linux it didn't seem to ask that, and i ...
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Ubuntu symbolic link the content of a folder

I have two folders such as nonserved/ folder1/ folder2/ and a served folder via Apache media/ js/ css/ img/ In the end, I want to include/append contents of /nonserved to ...
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Link to a folder in the top Ubuntu panel

I like the little top panel thing in Ubuntu. I have links to all my most used programs on there. (Which is why I don't see the point of docky or any of those things: they seem to do the same job, but ...
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1answer
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How can I share data between operating system in Virtual Box and actual operating system ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu installed on my PC. I have also installed Virtual Box in which I have installed windows XP. I've given only 30 GB of space for my data (photos, music and videos) in the home folder of ...
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How to remove a directory which looks corrupted

I am using Ubuntu 9.10. When I examine a directory, it shows as '?' for user/ownership. How can I remove it? -rw-r--r-- 1 hap497 hap497 1822 2010-01-28 22:48 IntSizeHash.h d????????? ? ? ...
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Where do you install applications in Ubuntu which will be accessible by all users?

In Windows, software is just installed centrally in /programs but in Ubuntu its usually stored in the users local directory. When I install programs via add/remove they appear for my other user ...
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Default folder for websites on Ubuntu

Looking to create a website with hyde/django to server static pages. Running Ubuntu. Is there a certain folder or directory where I should be keeping this website? Should I just keep them in a ...