Ubuntu :: Find Hidden Folders And Files?

Mar 29, 2010

how could i find a hidden folder so that i can update a file.

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Ubuntu :: How To Find / Delete Unused Hidden Config Folders

Oct 12, 2010

I recently moved to a new machine, and I copied my entire home folder across. This included lots of hidden (starting with '.') folders, and in many cases they are config folders for packages which I have not installed on the new machine. They are taking up space, so I would like to delete them, but to go through manually and figure out which ones I need would be very laborious. Is there a way to find, and perhaps delete, config folders for packages that are not installed?

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Ubuntu :: Make Files And Folders Hidden?

Oct 1, 2010

is there any way to make files and folders hidden?

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Ubuntu Security :: Restrict A User From Seeing Hidden Files And Folders?

May 23, 2010

restrict a user from seeing hidden files and folders?

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Ubuntu :: Hidden Folders In The Home Folder That Aren't Hidden?

May 6, 2010

just a general weirdness, but some folders that are in my /home folder don't show up. if i check "show hidden folders", they still don't show up. for all terms and purposes, they are simply not there. however, if i search for them through the search tool, or beagle, they show up as being in my /home folder. so, anyone have any idea how this happened, or how i can remedy this?

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Software :: Evolution Is Showing Hidden Files And Folders In Folder Tree

Oct 31, 2009

I am using evolution for my email client, and it shows me hidden files and folders in the folder tree. Basically, my email folder is in a unix folder on a system, and that system logs me into my folder when I try using evolution. The downside is that files like .bashrc, .bash_profile and other weird stuff end up in the foldertree view

See how the tree would show bashrc and .lynxrc?The folder "documents" shouldn't be showing either.Yeah, that's really annoying. It showing the contents of the $HOME folder that I login to.In thunderbird those things wouldn't show.It must be evolution specific.Anyone have an idea how to fix this issue?

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Ubuntu :: Command Used By Admin To Find Hidden Files?

Aug 15, 2010

What linux command would an administrator use to find all hidden files on a Unix/Linux server that were generated during the last week?

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General :: 'find' Command Regex To Exclude Hidden Files?

Jun 28, 2010

I have the following command which finds all files that have changed in the last day and lists them. How can I exclude hidden files like .bash_history?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Find "hidden" Mp3 Files (incomplete Files Or Just Rubbish)

Jan 26, 2010

I've got a collection of MP3 files, but sometimes I stumble across a double file in Rhythmbox. At first, I thought they were the real files, but after trying to fix the tags (artist names were incorrect or missing) in tag editor, I didn't see any change in the files in Rhythmbox.

This made me search for the album in which the files were (in Rhythmbox). I found out that these incorrectly named files were doubles, but they didn't show in the actual folder.

So, I deduced, They had to be fakes. I threw the doubles in the trash bin, and there it was. They were hidden files (with a dot in front).

How can I find all these hidden files, so I can remove them?

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Programming :: Command For Find/Replace In Text Files (inc. Files In Sub-folders)?

Oct 11, 2010

I found this command that works great finding and replacing a simple string to another in files located in that folder and all sub-folders.

Code: find . -name '*.php' | xargs perl -pi -e 's/OldText/NewText/g'

The problem I have is that I need to replace a more complex string, like this: Old string: /mnt/stor6-wc2-dfw1/627896/982574/ New string: /mnt/stor8-wc2-dfw1/369587/302589/ There I don't know how to do it... since the / is what separates the old from the new strings, and the strings that I want to replace have / in it. Also, I would like to know how to specify under what folder replace the files, for example, I want that it search/replaces all files under /var/www/mysite/htdocs folder.

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Ubuntu :: Find Folders That Do Not Contain Certain Files

May 20, 2010

I am trying to find out how to search for folders that do not contain certain files. My music collection of 20+GB a is organised into folders (Artist-Album). I would now like to ensure that every album folder contains the respective cover art image as a cover.jpg file. Quite a few do already, but many don't. So I would like to find all folders (not files) that fulfill the following criteria:is a subfolder of /home/user/Music;
Does not contain further subfolders (i.e. don't want to find artist folders);
Does not contain a file named cover.jpg.

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Ubuntu :: Find By Typing / Files And Folders?

May 16, 2011

The "find by typing" feature in Unity, as far as it concerns files and folders, is rather limited. Is there a way to specifically add a directory to the places where this feature is looking? (where is it looking anyway? most of my documents don't show up, even in my "home" directory...

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General :: Bash: Find Folders With Less Than X Files?

Sep 18, 2010

How would I go about finding all the folders in a directory than contain less than x number of .flac files?

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Applications :: Find Duplicate Files In My Folders

Jul 2, 2010

I have found some duplicate files in my folders. Is there a way to clean them out?

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Server :: Find And Unzip Selected Sub Folders In Tar.gz Files?

Nov 4, 2010

There are few hundred tar.gz files each having several sub dirs in them (ex: ftp_server1_logs, mail_server2_logs). However the main tar.gz files (ex: 20101001.tar.gz) does not contain all sub dirs every time (ex: 20101001.tar.gz may only contain some ftp server log dirs etc..)

what i have to do is find the tar.gz files that contain a specific type of log type (ex: ftp logs) and extract all logs to a single folder (ex: ftp logs)

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Ubuntu :: Where Are User Folders Hidden

May 18, 2010

I had a minor disaster and lost a lot of data. I used PhotoRec to see what it could recover, it saved them to my home directory. 488 folders I cant do anything with as I don't have permission?? I set up root and gave myself admin power but still cant delete them. If I log in as root, where can I find my home folder so I can delete the majority of these folders. Most unfortunately have nothing of value in them.

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Ubuntu :: Nautilus - Two Folders With Same Name (One Hidden Other Shown)

Jun 5, 2010

Actually, Nautilus allows two instances of the same folder, or two folders with the same name in the same directory, as long as one is hidden (with the .prefix) and the other is shown. It happens that, if during a download (through a download manager or a torrent client) the user adds the . prefix to the download folder, another will be automatically created by the application (let's say Transmission for example) and the download would continue to that new folder. If any renaming happens (or if the original folder is restored), the download will resume to the folder with whichever initial name. Eventually, the user will be left with an unusable/corrupt complete download.

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Ubuntu Security :: Hidden Folders In Root Directory?

Jan 27, 2010

What, if any, significance is there to the following message shown in the rkhunter.log?


[21:11:58] Checking for hidden files and directories [ Warning ]
[21:11:58] Warning: Hidden directory found: /etc/.java
[21:11:58] Warning: Hidden directory found: /dev/.udev
[21:11:58] Warning: Hidden directory found: /dev/.initramfs

What need would there be for hidden directories to exist in /?

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Ubuntu :: Removing Unused Dot (hidden) Folders In The Home Directory?

Jun 1, 2010

If someone manually partitions their home and root drives and overtime they end up with a lot of dot folders (.burgerspace for example) in their home directory. Is there a quick way to get rid of all the dot folders whose program is no longer installed? For example if I completely removed BurgerSpace in Synaptic, the .burgerspace folder would remain.

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Ubuntu :: Hide 'hidden' Folders In Save And Open Dialogs?

Mar 14, 2011

Nautilis is very good at hiding or showing 'hidden' files and folders (names starting with .) but using any other program to save or open a file, I have to scroll through reams of hidden to my storage folders. Is there a way to make the save and open dialogs 'hide' the 'hidden' files? Is it different for different programs?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Maintaining Hidden Windows Folders With Samba

Sep 1, 2011

I've set up a ubuntu server at home with the intention of sharing files with windows clients, so I've installed samba. I have no security issues so I've allowed public access to the shares and I can access them fine from all windows machines. I also need to preserve the dos attributes for files and folders using 'map hidden', 'map system', 'map archive' which works great for files but not for folders. I've got a number of folders from my windows box which I would like to keep hidden (for tidiness more than anything) but when I transfer them to the samba share, they become visible again and I can seem to control their visibility at all from windows or from ubuntu. Do I take it from this that samba can only manage to maintain dos flags on files and not on directories?

This is the relevant part of the samba.conf file

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
passwd chat = *Entersnews*spassword:* %n
*Retypesnews*spassword:* %n
*passwordsupdatedssuccessfully* .
map hidden = yes .....

comment = Shared files
path = /usr/media

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General :: Prevent Hidden Folders Showing In Output?

Sep 27, 2009

ls -R recursively lists subdirectories encountered, is there a way to prevent hidden folders showing in the output?

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Fedora Security :: Badware File Were Hidden / Couldn't Be Observed In Folders / Removeable Devices?

Feb 16, 2010

is it possible some badware file were hidden and couldn't be observed in folders or removeable devices..?and how could we hidden file (like windows)..?

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Ubuntu :: After Files Deleted Still Shows Up As Full - Shown In Hidden Trash Files

Mar 9, 2011

I have a Kingston 8gb Datatraveler that has been giving me troubles lately. For some reason after I delete files from it it still shows up as full and the files are shown in the hidden trash files. How do I get rid of these files? I can't delete them as they just show back up. Also, I tried to format the drive with gparted and it won't unmount. When I right click and select information, at the bottom it says: Unable to find mount point. Unable to read the contents of the file system. Because of this, some operations may be unavailable.

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General :: Recursively Cp All Directories, Files And Hidden Files?

May 17, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04

I want to copy all directories, files, and hidden files and hidden directories with one command. I want these items to replace any same items in the target directory.

I have tried several things, such as:

cp -r *
cp -aR *

but I only seem to get visible files and directories. Obviously, I am missing something. (A brain, probably....)

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Find Hidden Audio Stream URL?

Jan 29, 2010

I'm trying to figure out the hidden stream URL for the following local radio station here in Tulsa, OK.[URL]

I'd like to be able to play it in Rhythmbox. Is there a way to figure this out?

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Software :: Find Hidden Disk Usage?

Aug 31, 2010

I have a productive sever (very old, 1500 days without restart or software update, gentoo distro) and i have a weird disk usage there:

gentoo / # du -sk *|sort -n
0 sys
2 service
6 mnt


You see that on 'df' i have 67 GB on the disk and 2.6GB avaiable, but du is confirming only 33GB of usage. What uses the other 34GB ? I can't install fancy graphical disk usage programs there, is there any way I can find what is consuming the 34GB of disk using command line tools and standard linux programs? (like debugfs or something like that)

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Ubuntu :: Show Hidden Files In Desktop?

Feb 18, 2010

There are some hidden files in my desktop..How do i make them visible?

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Ubuntu :: HDD Files Have Disappeared But Aren't Hidden?

Jun 6, 2010

I have an external HDD which i keep all my movies and tv shows and whatnot on. I rebooted my laptop routinely and when the HDD reconnected it still has the same amount of disc space used up but in my movie folder only 221/1186 movies are showing up in nautilus. I opened KDirStat to check and all the movies are still on the HDD nothing has been erased. I have restarted the laptop, restarted the HDD, disconnected/reconnected the HDD, swapped USB ports. I don't think it matters but I have written a .sh script that generates a list of all the folders contents and outputs it to a .txt file. Even though the HDD is only showing 221 files the txt output has all 1186. why 800 files would just not show up in nautilus explorer?

Currently running:
Ubuntu 9.10
Nautilus 1:2.28.10ubuntu3

EDIT: I can still access and play every file that is not showing up by opening them through a media player such as VLC. Also when i Alt+F2 and type the directory and file name they still fill themselves in as normal also.

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Hidden Files / Show On Them?

Aug 13, 2010

I created an image and then saved it to my desktop as *.jpg

It doesn't show on my desktop anywhere. However, when I click to upload from my desktop to a website or to 'insert' and attachment in my email program and browse to my desktop, it shows that it is on my desktop and all works fine.

I have a feeling the * is the problem in the name and I would happily rename it if I could only get to it from my desktop but I cannot at all.

Any ideas how I can fix this?

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