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Command line mystery

Posted 11-04-2011 at 07:38 PM by Mountaineer

In Ubuntu 11.04, I copied an mp3 file to mu home folder and then tried to use the terminal to move it to /Music. Didn't work. Trial and error may help. I used to know DOS pretty well, but this is elusive.
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    It might also help to post the command used and what it said when it didn't work.

    However, I'm guessing that the problem is that you don't have a 'Music' folder at the top of the root file system. IIRC Ubuntu comes with a 'Music' folder in your home directory, i.e. /home/Mountaineer/Music, or ~/Music for short (when logged in as Mountaineer). Or even $HOME/Music.
    In Unix-like systems, users normally only have write access to their own home directories, which is probably why "mv music.mp3 /Music" [sic] didn't work. Edit: To refer to the current directory, use "./", though it's seldom necessary unless you are running an executable. e.g.
    Code:
    mountaineer@computer:~/Music$ ./randomscript.sh
    I found these sites helpful:
    http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
    http://ss64.com/bash/
    Posted 11-05-2011 at 04:48 PM by ewqdsacxz ewqdsacxz is offline
    Updated 11-05-2011 at 05:01 PM by ewqdsacxz (Forgot something)
 

  



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