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Old 03-25-2007, 05:29 PM   #1
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copying / moving files in console


When using the terminal to copy/move files it becomes alot of work to remember the locations of files when paths become long. Is there a way to tempuarily say let R = thisfile, let c be this directory. mv r c?

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Old 03-25-2007, 05:35 PM   #2
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Not really since you'd still need to remember where each file is to assign them the alias. Tab completion speeds this sort of thing up for me.
 
Old 03-25-2007, 06:21 PM   #3
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You can create variables so

Code:
A=<path1>
Code:
B=<path2>
Code:
mv <file> $A
etc. etc.

But like XavierP says, tab completion is great, type part of the path/filename and hit tab to complete it or see various options if several match what you have typed.
 
Old 03-25-2007, 10:32 PM   #4
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Some computers I use, when pressing tab twice it doesn't work. Is there anyway to enable this?
 
Old 03-25-2007, 10:34 PM   #5
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Or you can create a symlink (symbolic link) to the directory where a bunch of your files are.

Code:
ln -s <path to directory> <symlink name>
 
  


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