General :: Remove Multiple Directories In Different Locations?

Mar 15, 2010

I have hundreds of directories in various subdirs that I need to remove. I want to remove all of these dirs, but can only find solutions on how to do remove files (or how to remove subdirs from within the current dir).

I think I need something like

find -iname 'testfile*' | xargs rm -i

where I want to remove every directory that contains the word 'testfile' within the directory name. I know xargs wont work for dirs,

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General :: SFTP Chroot - Unable Move Directories To Other Locations Of The System

Sep 26, 2010

I tried setting up sftp for my users. Each of my user have their home directory at "/var/www/public_html/$USER". When my users are using sftp, they can only see their own directories and unable to move to other locations of the system. I followed through the following tutorials: [URL]

The users are able to sftp into the system successfully. However, they are able to see the whole system. Somehow, it appears that the users are not jailed in their home directory although in the tutorial it states otherwise. The difference of my system against the tutorial is that I am using Dropbear for SSH server while it is using Openssh server. Although dropbear does not support sftp, I am able to login through sftp through the use of sftp-server. For the internal mechanics, I am not sure how though.

Assuming that when I tried to SFTP, the sftp-server is ran with the sshd_config, then everything should be working fine right? Do i need to run chroot command at all? The following is the procedure I used to attempt the objective:

1) Add a new user to the group: SFTPonly
2) Chown user:SFTPonly user/home/directory
2) Modify the sshd_config to what is reflected in the tutorial and other paths.

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General :: Multiple Users To Create Directories Over SFTP So The New Directories Keep The Same Permissions?

May 15, 2011

I want to make a webserver with multiple users allowed to login through SFTP to a specific folder, www.Multiple users are added, lets say user1 and user2, and all of them belonging to the www-data group. The www directory has an owner www-data and a group www-data.

I have used chmod -R 775 on the www folder, but after I try to create a folder test through my SFTP server (using Filezilla) the group of the directory created has only r and x permissions, and I am not able to log in with the second user user2 and create a directory within www/test due to a lack of w permission to the group.

I also tried using chmod 2775 on www directory, but without luck. Can somebody explain to me, how can I make it so that a newly created directory inherits the root directory group permissions?

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General :: Copying Files From Multiple Locations To One Destination

Feb 21, 2011

Suppose I have a tree structure like this:

How can I copy all of them to /home/mahmood/sim. So that when I run "ls" in /home/mahmood/sim, I see all files:

Can 'cp' search for all file and copy them in another folder?

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General :: Rename Multiple Files In Multiple Directories/subdirectories Recursively?

Aug 23, 2010

I am to rename all the files within a directory (which contains multiple subdirectories) recursively without invalid characters.

I tried the coding posted above.

find . -type f -printf '%p
' | while read file; do
oldfile=$(basename "$file")
newfile=$(echo "$oldfile" | sed 's/[^A-Za-z0-9_.]/_/g')
if [ ! "$newfile" == "$oldfile" ]; then
echo mv "$file" "${file%$oldfile}$newfile"

but I get an error on both of them stating "find: bad option -printf find: [-H | -L] path-list predicate-list"

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Server :: Using DNS At Multiple Locations?

Jan 13, 2011

My company has 2 locations. I have a server running BIND, Apache, and MySQL. I'm setting up a second server just in case the primary goes down. I'm sure it's bad form to it the way I'm doing it, but how might I go about configuing my backup? Should I do it as a Secondary DNS server?

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General :: Creating Multiple Directories?

Mar 28, 2010

I need to create subdirectories in about 300 existing directories - the subdirectory will have the same name in all 300 existing directories. How do I do this using the mkdir command using a regular expression or globbing?

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General :: How To Exclude Multiple Directories

May 10, 2011

I am trying to exclude multiple directories when using tar. I can do it for just one directory with exclude= directory.I can also do it for multiple directories by typing that code again and again.As you can see im trying to call this variable that has endless amounts of directories in it seperated by a space.. but when run it doesnt work! It will however work if i just put one directory in the variable. Any ideas?

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General :: Tar Multiple Directories Into One File?

May 15, 2011

I have found ways to tar a directory and exclude certain directories but is there a way to simply tar multiple directories (they are in the same directory) in to one .tgz file?

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Ubuntu :: How To Mount USB Drive To Multiple Locations

Feb 10, 2010

I have two storage drives that I will be sharing by FTP. One is internal 1TB ext4 HDD and another one is an external USB 1TB NTFS HDD. Both drives get mounted to /media and I am trying to set an additional mount point for each. For internal HDD everything works perfectly. I simply went to /etc/fstab and copied the line related to it. Now I have:

/dev/sdb5 /home/eugene/.MOUNT/sdb5 ext4 defaults 0 0
/dev/sdb5 /media/sdb5 ext4 defaults 0 0
which does exactly what I need.

I tried doing the same for the USB drive which produces unexpected results. The lines are
/dev/sdc1 /home/eugene/.MOUNT/sdc1 ntfs defaults 0 0
/dev/sdc1 /media/sdc1 ntfs defaults 0 0

This has the following results:
- in /media/Y (Y is label of this HDD) I have this HDD and can access all its contents which is good
- in /home/eugene/.MOUNT/sdc1 I don't have anything and this is bad
- in /media/sdc1 I have only one folder from this HDD and this folder is empty (on the HDD this folder is not empty) and this is somehow weird.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Setting Up At Multiple Locations

Mar 27, 2010

So I've got a home server hosting a website for my restaurant, but I'd like to get another server up to get some redundancy going.

I have another machine I'd like to set up at another location to take over retrieving requests sent for the website whenever my home server goes down. I've got my domain through [URL], but the domain is hosted through [URL] for their dynamic dns service (because im not using a static ip).

So I'm guessing having another server set up is just a matter of setting up dns records, however I don't know where to begin with setting that up. Any words of wisdom out there?

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General :: Checking If Multiple Directories Exist?

Apr 27, 2011

I have one file called and in that file I have the below code. All this code is, is paths to three directories (as you can you can clearly see!).

BACKUP="Documents /bin /sbin"

Now I have this other file which reads the directories (by using $BACKUP) and creates a tar file of everything in that folder. But what I am unsure of what to is create a bit of code that will simply look in, read all the directories and print a line saying either they all exist or some are missing. If possible it would be good to know which directories are missing too!

I have fiddled around with using -d but I can only get it to work for one directory or manually having to write out each directory.

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General :: Copying Doc Files From Multiple Directories To One?

Feb 1, 2010

I have 60+ directory's each containing multiple .doc files. I need to move them to a single directory and keep their file name intact. I don't think cp will do that with out listing all the file names. I was thinking of something like: cp -r /dir/*.doc /newdir . Or should I use a combo like find -type *.doc|cp /newdir?

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General :: How To Exclude Multiple Directories In Awk With Find?

May 20, 2010

I found a script on webmaster world that mostly does what I need it to, but have been making modifications to tailor it to my specific needs.I know that //..*/ tells awk to ignore hidden directories, how do I define more directories to ignore? (i.e. temp, var, etc)? I've tried playing with prune before the awk command with limited success...I know that there are many ways to do the same thing and keep running into brick walls.

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General :: Remove Directories That Only Contain .txt And .log Files?

Aug 8, 2010

I'd like to remove all directories of a certain depth that don't contain .txt or .log files -- is this possible? So far I have: find ~ -mindepth 3 -maxdepth 4 -type d -exec rm -r '{}' ; Is it possible to add in "only if the directory doesn't contain .txt and/or .log files"? Or do I have to start learning perl to do that?

For example:
dir 1:
dir 2:

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Ubuntu :: Syncing Tomboy Notes To Multiple Locations?

Sep 3, 2010

Is there a way to sync Tomboy notes to multiple locations? I would like to be able to sync them to my UbuntuOne account and at the same time to my local NFS server, but from the looks of it Tomboy only lets you choose one location for syncing. Maybe there's a workaround for this or something?

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Networking :: Data Sharing Across Multiple Geographical Locations?

Mar 9, 2010

I am looking for a solution where the data to be shared across multiple locations through login. In this regard, the following options are required.

1) The files/folders created can be viewed by the group and the owner has an option to edit and delete. However, if required the owner/admin can grant permission temporarily.

2) log of files/folders being accessed

3) The access of files/folders is based on username and password.

One thing striking me is FTP Server to enable the above solution. If so, i just want a step by step guide. Otherwise, let me know any other better options.

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General :: Replace A String In Multiple File & Sub Directories?

Aug 31, 2010

Need to replace the following string :


In multiple .exp files and in sub directories.

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General :: Move Some Of The Files From Multiple Directories To One Location?

Jun 17, 2010

I'd like to move a selection of files from all the sub-directories within an overall directory to a single destination. I don't want any of the directory structure, just the files themselves. This is what I tried so far:

mv /dir1/*/igs*.sp3.Z /dir2

There are other .sp3.Z files in the * directories within /dir1 but I just need the ones that start with igs..

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General :: Remove Files In All Directories Owned?

Jan 8, 2010

Is there a way to do the rm command where I can remove files by owner. I run the standard ls -al command and I want to be able to remove the files that are owned by me in that current directory. One other step how can I remove files in all directories owned by me. I did the google search first guys and a majority of the pages just dealt with the basics like rm -r

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OpenSUSE :: How To Remove Directory From Gnome Locations Menu

Oct 4, 2010

For no known reason there are a few subdirectories added to my Gnome - Locations - menu.
Both the traditional panel menu and the new - computer - menu
In the - computer - menu there is a option to remove items but this does not work.
Is there any way to remove those subdirectories from the menu list. Or/and where can I find that list to edit this manually. (Menueditor alacarte does not edit locations and system). (Suse 11.1)

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General :: Extract To Multiple Directories Based On File Names?

Jan 30, 2009

I'm not sure if this is possible or even where to start. I assume that this can be done with an sh script using tar or similar.I have several very large zip files that contain images for all of the products in my online store. Each image is named after its 13 digit SKU (for example, 9987788000012.jpg). In order to import products into my store, all images are placed into a media directory. Unfortunately, there are over 100,000 images.

So I would like to break the images into sub-folders based on file name. For example, when I extract (or tar or whatever), my extract script would create directories (if they don't already exist) based on the first three digits of each image name, placing each image into the appropriate bottom level directory. For example, "9987788000012.jpg" would be placed in the following directory "media/9/9/8", with media as the root and "8" as the directory that holds any images that start with "998". Perhaps two sub-folders would be less cumbersome.Assuming this requires a script, particularly since it involves scanning image names, creating folders, and saving images to specific directories, which language would serve my needs best? PHP? Has anyone had to do something similar?

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General :: Bash - Mirroring Of Multiple Directories - Hard Linking

Apr 11, 2011

I have 5 FTP users that upload files (and subdirectories) in their home directory, i need to mirror theese directories beetween them and with a "master" directory (accessible from a 6th user). Files can contain spaces or others special caracters. All the files are in the same filesystem, and i want to use hard link because i don't want to waste 5 time the space of a single file. I tried with find but i cannot handle spaces in it.

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General :: Copy A Set Of Sub Folders From Their Multiple Parent Directories To A New Location

Nov 5, 2010

I am attempting to copy a set of sub folders from their multiple parent directories to a new location.

For example, I have three folders to copy:

I would like them to be copied to:

In actuality there are many folders besides folder1, folder2, folder3, and no numerical order exists. So, the folder named 'photos' would be copied to its parent folder's name in a new location. I would need this to occur for all folders in the '/home/user' directory.

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General :: Automate Copying Files To Multiple Directories With Log For Admin

Sep 30, 2009

Description: I am a newly appointed system engineer taking care of linux servers. We have a new set of data coming in which need below configuration: How to do a script with function?:

for files with ".txt" in sm
copy each of the files to folder : sm1 and sm2 (log every copy)
if succesful:
remove original
log into the log file
if not successful: (not successful copying 1 particular file to all the folders)
retain and retry
log into the log file
mail out the admin with that particular file name

I have already do try a bit:
cd /export/home/
for dir in sm1 sm2; do
cp -p sm/*.txt $dir/
Is my starting right? How to do the rest parts?

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General :: NTFS Mounts But Can't Remove Files/directories?

Feb 9, 2011

this is my first post and I am not sure if this belongs here or in hardware.Now for the main post!

Dell Demension 4400
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General :: Advance Sed To Remove Multiple Lines

May 12, 2010

I have a txt file with couple of comment lines:
Number of title = !num!

I wrote a script with "sed" to replace !num! in this file, which is very straightforward. However, based on the !num!, I want to remove the number of "#" based on the !num! value. Is there an easy way to do that with "sed"; otherwise, i will have to write a script to loop through the file.

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General :: Replace ":" From Multiple Files Names - Even Recursively In Directories

Jan 31, 2010

I need to replace ":" from multiple files names, since I am going to copy those files from a linux partition, which admit the ":" to a FAT32 partition, which does not.

original name: eg06_ana_21-05-06_09:21:03.JPG
wished name: eg06_ana_21-05-06_09-21-03.JPG

I have googled a lot but I have not been able to adapt the examples given by people to my aim.

It seems that rename command is what I should use, but I have no idea to build the correct pearl expression.

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General :: Creating A Script To Move Or Copy Files Into Multiple Directories Below The Files?

Aug 25, 2009

How can you create a script to move or copy files from a main directory into multiple directories below the main directory.

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General :: Remove Extra Characters From Multiple Files

Sep 18, 2011

I have a directory (Linux user) with a number of files which contain an added [!] to the end of each file name so that each file reads out as:
foo something [!].zip
bar something [!].zip
helloworld [!].zip
What is the quickest way to batch rename these to remove the ending [!] character combination from these file names?

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