A directory, also commonly called a folder, is a filesystem object used for organizing files and other directories.

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How to count all subfolders in an directory?

How can I count how many folders (including subfolders) I have under an specific folder?
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How to keep the full path with rsync?

When backing up with rsync, How do I keep the full directory structure? For example, the remote server is saturn, and I want to backup saturn's /home/udi/files/pictures to a local directory named ...
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How do you set a directory's default file?

Can I configure one specific directory on my webserver to use an atypical default file such as "default.php" instead of "index.php"? Do I have to create a ".htaccess" file in that dir?
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Windows: How to delete files with a too long name?

I have a problem with delete, I would like to delete some folder which contains a number of files, and I am getting an error like: Cannot delete Folder: The file name you specified is not valid ...
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Windows Server Folder Replication

I have two servers using MS NLB for IIS and this is working great. I have a D:\Websites\ directory on both servers that contain the html, css, aspx, and images etc. I would like to have the ...
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How do I find (or exclude) all directories and sub-directories matching a certain pattern (in Linux)?

I'm trying to use the Linux find command to find all directories and sub-directories that do not have .svn (Subversion hidden folders) in their path. I can only get it to exclude the actual .svn ...
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Is there a folder size tool for linux? (web-based or working on console) [closed]

I have a debian server which has a lot of user folders and I would like to have a tool like FolderSize application in Mac, where i can check the filesystem by filetype or foldersize (or whatever ...
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Un-tar a specific directory inside of a tar

I have the Wordpress tar, latest.tar.gz. Within it is the following structure /wordpress/dirtories/files When I do the following command I would prefer if I could have it unpack starting at ...
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Linux Recursive Delete Keeping The First Dir

First question here, I'm usually on StackOverflow. I need to delete all the contents of a directory, but not the directory itself as I don't have permission to delete that actual directory. This ...
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search for just folders in windows explorer

Here's another dumb question. Is there a way to search in windows explorer for just folders? I know folders get sorted to the top, but I'm always looking for that extra option...
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linux: directory created with Access: (0000/d---------)

On a Linux (ubuntu) machine, an automated script running as a normal user is creating a subdirectory under its home directory. For some reason, the directory is created with Access: (0000/d---------). ...
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Fast way of knowing real directory size on linux/bsd

What is the fastest way of computing real directory size? I somehow catch myself needing that a lot. Simply doing: # du -hs /dir Is too slow. Is there any service I could run which would ...
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Meaning of directories on Unix and Unix like systems

I've been using Linux for a couple of years now but I still haven't figured out what the origin or meaning of some the directory names are on Unix and Unix like systems. E.g. what does etc stand for ...
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How do you use SCP to copy a deep directory?

I need to copy a deep directory on one windows machine over 'itself' on another windows machine. I can't seem to get the command to work correctly. The current problem is that it appears that scp is ...
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How to create union of two directories?

In case of unix/linux, is there a way to create union of two directories without copying or linking manually everything to a single directory?
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Storing files in a directory… are there limits?

I am using CentOS 5 with Plesk 9 (64-bit), I am running a site where users will be uploading pictures. With a 64 bit os, are there any limits to how many files I can store? All I care about is ...
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how to add a virtual directory on a remote machine IIS 6

We have a build script to add a Virtual Directory to an existing website running on the same server. it works fine, is it possible to add a virtual directory to a remote machine? which the user has ...
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How do I stop shortcuts following moved folders on Windows Server

If I move a folder (to temporarily stop people running programs in that folder), the desktop shortcuts they use to access those programs sometimes follow the folder. Is there any way to stop this ...
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How to write a dos batch script to create a folder structure?

I would like to be able to have a dos batch script that I could utilize to create a specific folder structure below what ever directory I may be in at any given time. The specific folder structure ...
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Is it possible to make a network drive show up as a folder?

I'm using an online backup solution that does not work with networked drives or mapped drives. Is it possible to make a network drive show up as a "regular" folder? What possible impacts could this ...