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Old 05-06-2007, 07:41 AM   #1
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Coping home folder to flashdrive in commnad line

At the moment I can't get into my x server and I want to copy my home folder to my flashdrive. When I run cp /home/conradtheart /mnt/FlashDrive it says "omitting directory" but it doesn't copy anything. What can I do?
Old 05-06-2007, 07:50 AM   #2
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cp -vR /home/conradtheart /mnt/FlashDrive
Old 05-06-2007, 07:55 AM   #3
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You could also

tar -cvzf /mnt/FlashDrive/home.tar.gz /home/conradheart/

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