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Old 03-15-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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guidence for cp


hi
I need help about cp (Coppy command). I made a subdirectory i.e mydir
I made a file in my current woring diretory & give it full permission i.e

$ ls -l /mysub

-rwx
At the prompt i write

$ cp file1 /mysub
cannot create regular file '/mysub'ermission denied.

Plz guide me taht how can i copt the file in the subdirectory i.e mysub.
Thanks
 
Old 03-15-2005, 12:40 AM   #2
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umm, coud you rewrite that and make it clearer as to what you are trying to do.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 12:57 AM   #3
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so how can i write a simple cp command to copy file in the same folder or other .

Also enlight on Link file .What are they & what are its purpose?
 
Old 03-15-2005, 01:02 AM   #4
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Have you had a look at a few of the man pages yet? Ones you may be interested in are chmod, ln, and cp.

Hope this helps,

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Old 03-15-2005, 01:21 AM   #5
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user@localhost:~$ cd /home/slack
user@localhost:~$ mkdir abc
user@localhost:~$ touch file{1,2,3}
user@localhost:~$ ls
abc/ file1 file2 file3
user@localhost:~$ cp file* abc/
user@localhost:~$ ls
abc/ file1 file2 file3
user@localhost:~$ ls abc/
file1 file2 file3
user@localhost:~$ cp -R abc/ def
user@localhost:~$ ls def/
file1 file2 file3


Read the man pages

$ man ls
$ man cp
$ man mv
 
Old 03-15-2005, 01:29 AM   #6
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"chbin" that is a greate help for me. iam extremely thankfull for kind guidence. At the moment it is not possibel to do it in my terminal because iam using win2000.

Ok if i want to copy the same file in the same folder then what should be the currect syntex. Plz also addon it.

About man cp..i had already checked it but unable to understand it .Again i shall try it

Again bundle of thanks for the help
 
Old 03-15-2005, 01:45 AM   #7
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to copy a folder that has stuff in it you have to include the -r option... copy recurisevly
to delete a folder with stuff in it use rm -r ... delete recursively


There are lots of unix tutorials are all over the net. I recommend you read one for beginners.


http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/toc.html
 
Old 03-15-2005, 01:58 AM   #8
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Again "chbin"for the help. It is really a good site . I shall study it .
One thing is confusing since iam using Linux that what is Inode & Link file?

A link file is a file copy of the same file so that the other user can access it on the other terminal . So it means file having one address with two names of files.

If u know more about it .Guide me .

Thanks ..Bundle of thanks for your good help & guidence for a new Linux user.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 02:09 AM   #9
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A link file is just a file that points to another.

user@localhost:~$ ls
a
user@localhost:~$ ln -s a linky
user@localhost:~$ ls -l
total 4
-rw-r--r-- 1 user users 826 2005-03-15 02:06 a
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user users 1 2005-03-15 02:06 linky -> a
 
Old 03-15-2005, 02:15 AM   #10
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"chbin" It is really a good help.


thanks once again .
 
  


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