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Old 01-03-2008, 01:43 AM   #1
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Copy file from pen drive to disk


What is the command for copying a file from my thumb drive to my hardisk?
 
Old 01-03-2008, 01:46 AM   #2
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Dude, its:
Code:
cp source-directory/filename destination-directory
For more details:
Code:
man cp
 
Old 01-04-2008, 03:32 AM   #3
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Usually when my root is at a place called media (cd /media - i.e. where I can access cdrom, floppy, etc) and do an ls, it says PEN DRIVE. Thats is the name I gave it while I use my thunb drive in winxp.

And when I try to execute that command it throws me some error.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 07:11 AM   #4
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Dear Newbie, without posting the errors, nothing's gonna work!
 
Old 01-04-2008, 12:59 PM   #5
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You might also want to look at the "mount" manpage -- your computer has to know that you intend on using the device.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:01 PM   #6
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You might also want to look at the "mount" manpage -- your computer has to know that you intend on using the device.
My os (ubuntu) automatically detects and mounts(?), I guess. Otherwise I would not see something called PEN DRIVE on my desktop!!! And I am able to browse to that location using nautilus (the file explorer program). Currently I guess the name "PEN DRIVE" is creating the problem. That is the name I have assigned to the device volume while I was using the device in windows...I can't even move to the location when I do

Code:
cd /media/PEN DRIVE
I guess this would say that location PEN does not exist.

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Old 01-04-2008, 06:50 PM   #7
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Dude, you should use:
Code:
cd /media/"PEN DRIVE"
OR
Code:
cd /media/PEN\ DRIVE
 
Old 01-05-2008, 10:49 AM   #8
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My os (ubuntu) automatically detects and mounts(?), I guess. Otherwise I would not see something called PEN DRIVE on my desktop!!! And I am able to browse to that location using nautilus (the file explorer program). Currently I guess the name "PEN DRIVE" is creating the problem. That is the name I have assigned to the device volume while I was using the device in windows...I can't even move to the location when I do

Code:
cd /media/PEN DRIVE
I guess this would say that location PEN does not exist.
the problem is the 'cd' command would interpret that as 'cd /media/PEN', it would simply discard the 'DRIVE'.

Code:
cd /media/PEN DRIVE
that means two arguments, and it will only read the first one.

Code:
cd "/media/PEN DRIVE"
this means only one argument, the one you want.
 
  


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