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Old 10-22-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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Error Copying (cp)


What does this mean?

[User@localmain ~]$ cp new newfile
cp: omitting directory `new'
[User@localmain ~]$

I'm sure i'm doing something small wrong but every time I go to copy a folder in fedora I get that error but not when I do a file.......

Thats what I can't figure out....
 
Old 10-22-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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hello,
yes generally with a many large amount of commands when copying deleteing etc etc, it doesn't work exactly the same generally most commands stick to the same thing i've noticed my meaning is for a folder its generally a -r or -R when doing anything like mv, cp, scp, etc

so cp -R dir newdir

this enables to copy the directory and everything in it
try
'man cp'

it will say about recursing directories

hope this help
 
Old 10-22-2007, 03:23 PM   #3
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hello,
yes generally with a many large amount of commands when copying deleteing etc etc, it doesn't work exactly the same generally most commands stick to the same thing i've noticed my meaning is for a folder its generally a -r or -R when doing anything like mv, cp, scp, etc

so cp -R dir newdir

this enables to copy the directory and everything in it
try
'man cp'

it will say about recursing directories

hope this help

Yep, that works....I'm using Rute and he is so good at explaining everything......which surprised me a little.......

I have a heck of a time with man or --help because its too much information and written in a high-perbaly that I cant decipher unless I know how to at least use the command.....

I don't know if anyone else feels it that way...
 
  


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