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How do I extract all archives in the subdirectories of this folder?

How do I extract multiple archives in contained in subdirectories in a folder, outputting the results back into the folders where the archives are.
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Is there a good summary somewhere of what should go in each of the main folders in a linux install?

eg bin, sbin, proc, lib, boot, usr, etc... Is there a standard list somewhere, does it depend on the distro? This is essentially to answer the common question I have "I'm installing X or putting Y ...
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Automatic Notification of New or Changed Files in a Folder or Share

I'm looking for some Open Source [free] or relatively inexpensive solution for monitoring specific folders on a file system and 'Windows' network with several shares. When a file is added or changed, ...
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Bash Script To Repair Directory and File Ownership

My client had me deploy some folders out to a bunch of home directories for his customer websites. I did this with a Bash script, but it ended up using the root account permissions. How do I make a ...
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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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--prefix to /usr/local or /opt?

For building apps from source like git or rails I've seen recommendations to install in both /opt or /usr/local. From what I've read so for, the designated use for both is about the same and it ...
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syncing local folders

What is a best way to keep in sync two local folders ? I know I can use rsync -Ra but I need to keep in sync all the time. Is it possible to make rsync sit in background and constantly sync local ...
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Need to check a directory tree for changes every 10 seconds and run a script if it is changed

I have a directory that has many folders with code inside it, and I need to run a script to rsync changes over to a couple other servers. I have that script written and working fine, but I cannot ...
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File and Folder Organization for IT Staff

We are working on a project that will require the creation of new file servers and a migration of countless years of legacy data. Part of that legacy data is this random collection of IT staff files ...
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Get user profile size in vbscript

I am trying to get the size of a user's local profile using VBScript. I know the directory of the profile (typically "C:\Users\blah"). The following code does not work for most profiles (Permission ...
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How to distribute files and folders to handle large number of files

I want to manage a huge number of files on my server (say millions). It is needed to save files in two or three levels of folders to keep the number of files in each folder low. On the other hand, it ...
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How delete the content of a directory in Centos

I need to delete all the content of a folder in Centos, but no the folder, for example I have a folder named MYFOLDER inside I have a lot of folders like FOLD_1, FOLD_2, FOLD_3, FOLD_4... etc , and ...
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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 ...
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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 shell script: how to move all sub folders with a given name?

I'd like to move all sub-folders starting with a given suffix (Blah_ in the example) into an other directory using a linux bash script. Here's what the script looks like: srcDir="/home/me/" ...
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Massive amount of subfolders and long subfolders. How can I delete all of them?

We have a little problem here. We have a share with the backup of all the server's offices, Its a really big share with more than 8.000.000 files. Our users usually give long names to the folders ...
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Best method to track folder size growth over time?

I have a file server that has a pretty large folder tree. There's a shared folder, under that are 5 departmental folders. Nested inside of those are thousands of subfolders and files. I would like ...
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How to organize WSUS computers folder's structure for better usage

I use WSUS for a while and my folder's structure is not that good. I would like to know how to set it up to have the best usage. For now, here how my setup is: Computers Unassigned ...
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Windows 2008 - number of folders

We are using Windows 2008 (EC2) and have application that stores large number of subfolders in a specific folder (i.e. root/subfolder1, root/subfolder2, root/subfolder3 etc.) We are expecting tens of ...
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FTP - How to transfer a directory with multiple sub-directories?

I need to transfer a few gigs of files from server A to B. I own SSH access to server A, but I have only FTP access to B. Since I can not send one .tar file from A to B, for the reason that I can not ...
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Windows 7 Folders vs Windows Server Folders Order

I believe Windows 7 and Windows Server order folder names differently. I am using Windows Server Datacenter. On a Windows 7 machine I had two folder: 001_SCHEMA and 01_AddFields. When ordered in ...
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Exchange 2007: Prevent Users from Deleting or Moving a Folder

Need a solution for preventing my users from being able to move or delete their "Inbox\Archive No Delete" folder. This is a subfolder of the Inbox which is created by a third party application ...
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Preventing access to files if a user types the full url on the address bar

i have a website, some folders on the websites contains images and files like .pdf , .doc and .docx . the user can easly just type the address in the url to get the file or display the photo ...
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/bin/sh: /bin/cp: Argument list too long

I have problem with this command: 'cp' -fr /www/*-aws/* /www/mainhost/aws/awstatstotals/tmp/ Error is Argument list too long - I know many /www/-aws/ folders. I know that I can use FIND command, ...
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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 lock down a folder for an administrator?

In a windows 2008 R2 server with multiple administrator accounts, is it possible to create private folders (one per admin) in one drive that the other administrators cannot unlock (gain access to)? I ...
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OpenVZ file system

OpenVZ file system (simfs) has a limit of files per folder. We reached that limit and we are in trouble... Which is the best approach to this problem? Thank's in advance!
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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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how can I set all folders to show file version at an OS level?

I'm managing a lot of dll's and one thing I have to do constantly when copying them around is to turn on the file version attribute display in the folder where my dll's are. I'd like to set this ...
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Sync files and folders in windows with commands

I am a Linux user. I am looking for a command line tool for Widows(2008 R2) for files & folders synchronization. I am looking for a tool like rsync in Linux. I have to synchronize between two ...
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postfix sort mails using a cronjob

My mailserver consists of dovecot and postfix. I am receiving alot of mails from different mailing lists. These mails should directly go into my inbox when they come in, because it is easier to ...
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Recover NTFS deleted folder

My client accidently deleted a folder under a Server 2008 shared folder which permanently deleted it. Does Windows offer some sort of restore for deleted files/folders? Or is there a good reliable ...
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/var and /home folders clogged up on cPanel (Linux)

Recently the /var and /home folders have been clogging up on my server and I received a 'critical error' email saying that the /home folder was 100% full. I managed to fix it using the LVExtend ...
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Windows 7 system32 different contents depending on how its viewed

Using Windows 7 x64 Enterprise. When I view C:\windows\System32 through explorer I can see telnet.exe, if I open cmd from the start menu I can use telnet. If I open C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe via ...
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Mod_rewrite to eliminate query strings

I have been working on this for a while but I'm not finding exactly what I am looking for. I am writing a webapp to let my users create and publish pieces of HTML content in a domain and URL folder ...
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Copy any file with a specific file extension in subfolders into a folder

I found a script on here that would use 7zip and extract all the files in all the sub-folders of a specific folder and put them in their own folder using the script below. What I need is add to it ...
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windows 2008 r2 Change owner on multiple folders

I've a quest to change the owner on about 800 folders. The owner should be equal to the folder name. I've tried something like this: set /p userDir=username ICACLS "D:\test\%userDir%" /setowner ...
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IIS7 two directories, one site

I have one site www.mysite.com where I got an application program and now we're going to put our web site here too. The problem is that the application is untouchable, and want to keep it out from ...
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Reset Security on Win7 Windows folder

Is there a way to reset the security settings on the c:\windows folder of Win7. I have found this approach here, but formatting an copying back seems a little complex. Any ideas?
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“The local device name is already in use” error when connecting to active directory shared folders

We have a Windows Server 2003 running active directory - the users login with their AD accounts from their PCs. We have setup a file server where each AD user has a shared network folder hosted on the ...
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Emails disappear when moving from Inbox to anywhere else

Whenever a client of mine has a message open, they click on Move To Folder and the list of recent folders comes up. That person selects a folder but the message does not appear in there. What I have ...
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How do I set a folder range based on the first letter for a selection list in Backup Exec?

Using BackUp Exec 12.5, I want to create a selection list that includes a range of sub-folders from a folder. So all sub-folders that start with A-F would be included, for example. I'll have ...
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force security permission through the directory tree?

Currently, there is large directory tree with differnt security permissions. We need to add another Security permission for all of the folders, and files without changing all the inherited ...
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script for win/dos to create folders from list of names in a file

Scripting question. Dang, it should be easier than this. I have a file with a list of names. I'd like to turn those names into folders. Whenever I try the FOR loop, all I get is the name of ...
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Linux - What do the common root folder names mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Meaning of directories on Unix and Unix like systems I am rather new to linux, but I have installed a few different flavors. I noticed they all have similar folder names ...
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Change group ownership of Folders with chmod g+s

I have a folder hierarchy that I want to change the group ownership including any subsequent file/folder additions. I was going to use chmod g+s but I'm not sure if it applies to already created ...
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Why does my Win Server 2003 R2 have a bunch of empty folders in the root of the D: drive, each with a different random string of numbers and letters?

On this server, I have a D: drive for data. What app could be creating empty folders such as: 9308c1f8cd5c852ef53a425e 75a2dde71d4ff73400cdb384fbbc c8ad258c663ff0632c They're created every few ...
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Command-Line folder structure on Windows

I need to create a folder structure via command line, structure is as follows : username > folder1 > folder2 > folder3 (and there are subdirectories within these folders as well) This is a windows ...
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How do I change folder timestamps recursively?

I was wondering if anyone knows how to change the timestamps of folders recursively based on the latest timestamp found of the files in that folder. So for example: ...
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Moving Data Between Folders on Server

Lets say I have a server and 2 folders for 2 seperate domains Domain A Domain B I have files in Domain A that I want to move to Domain B. I could either download them from Domain B to my computer ...