Ubuntu :: File Browser Applet - Files In Different Directories ?
May 5, 2011
I used about all available OS 's. In all systems I used a quick acces system like the file browser applet in Ubuntu. In fact I "cannot live without", specially if I am working on jobs and I have to work with a lot of files in different directories. Opening lots of folders and endless clicking is really not an option to me. Does anyone know if there is such an applet or possibility in Unity (because gnome 2 applets will not work in Natty)?
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.I'm looking for a panel applet that will act much like the Application/Places menu but only includes my few favorite directories preferably with submenu ability and icon settings.
I am wondering how I would go about creating a .deb file that would extract it's contents to two different folders. I would have one file directory that should be extracted to /opt and I have a second that should bextracted to the current user's home folder and /etc/skel - How would I go about doing this?
i am in need of linux help. iam at college and i need this back/restore script to pass this final part of an assessment. i require a backup script that will not only backup but also restore files to the relevent directories. e.g. users are instructed to store all wordprocessor files in a directory named wp. so i am needing to create a backup directory and 3 directories within that and some files within the 3 directories and then back them up ot restore them. l know i should/have to do this myself by been trying to get/understand info for the last few days and came up with zero.
I'm trying to convert all file extensions for files in many sub-directories from uppercase to lowercase. I have two problems, how to list the absolute path to the files recursively over many sub-directories for which I so far have this:-
Code: find ~/Photos -print which would be fine, except it gives the directories on their own when it finds them rather than just the files with absolute paths. I couldn't find a switch for the "ls" command to do this, so I had to improvise with "find". and once I get grab each absolute file name, to just change the file extension rather than the entire file, which is what I have at the moment.
I am writing a script, in that my requirement is, if all the fill types stored in one directory from that we need to separate different different directories based on the file types.
for example in a directory(anish). 5 different types files 1- directory 2- .txt files 2- .sh files
like that and my requirement is the (1- directory is moved to one new directory(dir) which we are given in the script)and (2 .txt files are moved to another new directory(test) which we are given in the script)and ( 2 .sh files are moved to another new directory(bash) which we are given in the scrip)finally the directory anish should be empty..using bash script.how it is possible !!
I'm having a very strange error after upgrading to (K)Ubuntu 10.04.. basically Java Applets don't work in any browser (tried with Firefox, Chrome and Opera). The applet loads (plugin and JVM detected by all browsers) but it is grayed out. After trying all possible solutions I could think of (including installing alternatives jvm) I tried to run the browser as superuser: the applet is then working correctly. So somehow it seems to be a user right problem, but I'm not sure where this is coming from, both java (sun-6) and the browsers were installed and working ok in 9.10. Here is the directory list of /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/lib/i386
I need a script that will take all the files in a given directory and create new monthly sub-directories and sort all the files based on the creation date into the appropriate directory.For example, all files created between 01/01/09 and 01/31/09 will be placed in 'JAN-2009'
How do I delete just directories and not files when performing a "rm -r foo*" command? E.G. I have foobar.txt foofoo.o foorebar.jpg and foo/ foonuggets/ and footemp/ in a directory. In one fell swoop how do I delete just the directories and preserve the files?
Seeing as how I only use the -r switch when removing directories I accidentally ran this command and removed files that I wanted (luckily nothing vital). Lesson learned now I want to prevent ever doing that on files that *are* vital.
I downloaded some backgrounds from Gnome Art and am having trouble moving them to the backgrounds folder. I've been trying this: sudo mv desktop <filename> usr/share/backgrounds.I moved to the desktop to make it easier.
I have a directory tree with lots of folders. I need to gather all files of same type, say .txt, and place them in a different folder all by themselves.
I know I can use the mv command, but it won't let me go through all the subdirectories of my folder, just the current one. How can I search through all subdirectories for all .txts or whatever and move them to a folder of my choosing?
I am trying to copy the files from my WHS disk to my Ubuntu Server disk. I have the windows disk mounted at /media/WINDOWS and I want to transfer to /storage so I ran;Code:sudo cp -r /media/WINDOWS /storageIt takes about 4-5 seconds and is complete, but there is about 500 GB worth of data there so I know it didn't really copy everything over. When I look at the files in console it shows them, but when I look at the /storage through SAMBA on my Windows machine, it only shows the directories.?
I have about 50GB of .MOD video files that I need to compress to a smaller format. The only problem is that there are many files (30 second to 5 minute clips) spread out across several directories. I was wondering if anyone knew of a tool that will recursively search the directories and batch convert all of the files? I'm open to anything including a good script for mencoder or ffmpeg.
When I am in Nautilus, I want to be able to select a directory, then right click (or some other action) to do a file find on that directory. The gnome-search-tool would be a good candidate for this, if it could be an action in Nautilus. I know I can do a file find through other means, but Nautilus seems to be where I am when I want to search directories.
what i wanted to do was find all the files with a specific name from a tree, sort them by modification time and have their directory appended to them so that i knew where they were (because they all have the same name). i tried a whole bunch of different things and finally did this:
this did the trick pretty well, but as you can see it is far from elegant and i think i'm doing some things wrong and kludgy
first thing i tried was "ls -lRt | grep world.sav" which worked except i couldnt distinguish the files because there were no directories. that took a lot of looking till i accepted i couldnt make ls print directories as well and append them to the files somehow that their relationship would be clear. i tried piping ls to find, doing it in reverse, passing them from grep etc. etc. until i read some more stuff online that got me using gawk and sort. the questions:
1. is there some other, more elegant and simple way to do this kind of detection and sorting?
2. is there any way to use a pipe after using exec? the semicolon seems to prevent this entirely, forcing me to use an intermediate file as above. i could just remove it later, but i'd prefer a straight piping.
I am trying to copy my /home directory to a separate partition. I have seen a lot of info on this on the internet. Most of the information uses cpio to copy the files. The destination partition has been successfukky mounter.
I am a pretty new user to linux, I am trying to run a program called car whisperer. The file can be downloaded here trifinite site - the home of the trifinite.group the readme says to install just type $make #make install but this does nothing and I am not sure how to install it. There is a file called makefile which I try to run in terminal but it just gives me all sorts of errors about not being able to find files and directories. I have seen it run and the person simply types ./carwhisperer to run the program but I also get no directory or file here as well (probably cause I have not installed). I was able to install some programs using sudo apt-get install (filename) but I haven't found this command to work for this program.
I'm using rhel6. Using File Browser Nautilus 2.28.4 I could easily locate any file I'm interested in by it name. I'd like to use this File Browser to locate the file name based on it content e.g. based on some word in the text file. It doesn't work for me that way ... My question: does Nautilus support the search of file based on it content or only based on the name of the file itself?
I'm totally new to Linux and this website. I was wondering if anyone had or could help me create a shell script that would merge two files from two different directories and then have that new merged file in a third differnt directory.The merged file would need to eliminate duplicates and sort the contents.