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Old 03-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
fitlnx
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Home Directory question


When I was getting acquainted with files and directories as a newbe, I mistakenly created a /'Home' directory. I also have the /home directory via ubuntu installation(I don't know which is the necessary one 'home' or 'Home'. So far it doesn't seem to effect/cause operational errors. Which one do I keep? How can I get rid of this other /Home directory without harming my Ubuntu 1204 OS. This is where it resides;

fff@asusslinux:~$ locate Home
/usr/share/applications/kde4/Home.desktop
/usr/share/unity-2d/shell/dash/Home.qml
/usr/share/unity-2d/shell/dash/HomeButton.qml
/usr/share/unity-2d/shell/dash/HomeButtonApplication.qml
/usr/share/unity-2d/shell/dash/HomeButtonDefaultApplication.qml

Here are the contents with in /Home,which is within /home
(If I delete /Home then I wipe out the following valid folders). Should I leave everything as is or what. Would surely appreciate your help on this and thanks;

/home/fff/craigs_sale
/home/fff/Desktop
/home/fff/Documents
/home/fff/Downloads
/home/fff/Dropbox
/home/fff/efax-gtk-server
/home/fff/faxin
/home/fff/faxout
/home/fff/faxsent
/home/fff/Music
/home/fff/Pictures
/home/fff/Public
/home/fff/Templates
/home/fff/1211183840.efax.log
/home/fff/adapt
/home/fff/C:\nppdf32Log\debuglog.txt
/home/fff/dpwipe_new.zip
/home/fff/examples.desktop
/home/fff/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb
/home/fff/scanModem.2011080803
/home/fff/ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
/home/fff/wvtest
 
Old 03-27-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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Hi there,

/home is the standard location for user home directories, hence your /home/fff directory.

You should be able to safely remove /Home without affecting Ubuntu in general, except of course for the files in there. I'd suggest you just check what is in there first, and move those files elsewhere. It might also be a good idea to move /Home elsewhere temporarily just in case - move it to /tmp/Home for example. If all is still OK after a day or two, then delete it permanently.

Good luck!
 
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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Here are the contents with in /Home,which is within /home
/Home is not listed. From your post, it is not shown.

What directory are you in when you first open a konsole? /home/fff ? If yes, Home is not in there.

From what you typed above, it looks like /Home is in the root. The leading / is significant.

When you first open a konsole, if you are in /home/fff as described above, and /Home is off the root, the you should not create any problems by deleting it. The command 'rmdir /Home' ( without the quotes ) will delete it, assuming your user owns it. If its owned by root, then you need to do a 'sudo rmdir /Home'.

Be careful with your typing. /Home and /home are two different directories.
 
Old 03-27-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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Thanks clifford for replying to my post. Your right, it does not show up in /home. It has been a long time since I originally posted this on ubuntu forms, but nobody bothered to reply. I will go with your answers and move on. Consider this post Solved and Thanks
 
Old 03-28-2013, 08:35 AM   #5
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