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Old 01-22-2004, 10:23 PM   #1
the_highway_man
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Question help dont know how to move file


So heres the deal,i got a wold hair and decided i didnt like ms anymore and dot rid of windows.installed linux suse ,seemed like a great idea well mabee but i have no idea what im doing so you guys wiol be seeing a lot of me.
so i got it to go online but hate the netscape and want my beloved mozilla but i didnt install it to the dir that was specifid in the instructions so in need to know how to move it to the new dir or just how to install it be pationt with me in very lost when it comes to this os.

thanks the highway man
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:40 PM   #2
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To move a file you only need to be in comand line as root (if your moving a file you user can't normally move).
Try looking up
mv (this is the move command)
man -a mv
or
mv --help

basicly it goes like this

mv (pathtofileandfilenameyourmoving) (newpathtoandfilename) don't type in the quotes.

This is a powerfull command and it can be used also to just change the name of a file by moving it to the same place its coming from but with a new name. Spelling counts in this command.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 11:21 PM   #3
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ok the problem here lies in i dont know what im doing in the slightest i should not even be using llinux but ibleive that i can learn anything but this is dificult for me cause i havnt realy got concept . what would help me is for you to show me what exacly to type in the console im tring to move
file:/home/highway/mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.6-installer.tar.gz#tar:/

to: file/home/highway/mozilla1.6

thank you.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 11:24 PM   #4
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right click on the file you wanna move...scroll down to "move to" and follow the menu to the file you want it moved to...then click "move here"
 
Old 01-23-2004, 09:03 AM   #5
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Look not im not that clueless but thanx alot its a life saver to have a place to ask stupid ? and actullay get people who want to help , but that was the first thing i tried and fact is move isnt even an option when i right click files please help
thanx the highway man
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:26 PM   #6
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Ok as root in a console. I'm assuming you know how to open a terminal console and su - to root (loggin to root from a user console)

type in the line

mv /home/highway/mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.6-installer.tar.gz#tar /home/highway/mozilla1.6/mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.6-installer.tar.gz#tar


it looks like you'll be moving it from the /home/highwayman directory to the /home/highwayman/mozilla1.6 directory. Since its all in your home directory you might not even have to be root to do this just your normal user.

As you can see the file name is the same from source directory to destination directory but if you wanted to change the name you could just rename it in the destination directory part of the command. You can also use this to just change the name by keeping both the source and destination directory the same but changing the file name in the destination end of the command.

Don't worry you'll get this command line stuff faster than you think.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:28 PM   #7
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Thank you for all you help,it feels very strange to not know what im doing,but it also feels liberating. ok so i tried the comand but it just says ( mv no file argument )
so what now.i just want mozilla the version of netscape im browsing with dosnt even alow me to erase my emails

thanx the highway man
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:53 PM   #8
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For future reference....capitalization and punctuation makes posts much easier to read.
 
  


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