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Old 11-08-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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how to copy from a cd


Hello everyone,
I have some files in a cd that I need to copy in my home directory. I am not sure how to do that. Would you please help.
When I type dmesg |more I get:
hdc: UJDA720 DVD/CDRW, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
I cannot find the directory /cdrom
thanks
 
Old 11-08-2005, 09:51 AM   #2
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make a directory cdrom in /mnt/
mount your cd-rom in this new directory
move your files to your home directory
 
Old 11-08-2005, 10:09 AM   #3
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I went to the directory /mnt and cdrom was right there. I just needed to check the content of /cdrom and all the files were there. I didn't need to run the command mount. I hope that is a correct way of doing it.
Thanks
 
Old 11-08-2005, 11:10 AM   #4
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well, i guess you have the solution...

make a dir in your homefolder and copy (cp or man cp) all files from /mnt/cdrom/ to /home/newdir/

cp : copy files
cp file1 file2 : copies file1 to file2
cp file1 [file2...] dir : copies file to other directory
ATTENTION: This can change/overwrite existing files without warning!

use of wildcards : * ? and []
e.g. ls *.c : lists all files ending with `.c`
cp data* ~/backup : copies all files beginning with `data` to
that directory.
rm *.c : removes all files with extension .c
`*` is a "shell metacharacter", the shell looks up all files that
match *.c, where * can stand for any number of characters of any
sort (alpa-numeric, special characters) and replaces *.c by the found
matching names, before ls is started.
e.g. ls /etc/?? : shows all files with a filename of 2 characters
in the /etc directory
'?' stands for one character of any sort
e.g. in a directory with the files 'oldfile', 'otherfile', 'ourfile'
ls o[lt]* : lists 'oldfile' and 'otherfile'
ls o[^lt]* : lists 'ourfile'
'[]' can be used to list alternative characters for a certain
position in a name and the ^ - sign can be used to specify that a
certain character should not appear on a certain position in a name
 
Old 11-08-2005, 04:14 PM   #5
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Is there a way to just copy a set of directories without going through each file separatly. thanks again
 
Old 11-08-2005, 04:56 PM   #6
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I actually figured out how to do it faster but I keep getting the message "could not read file /mnt/cdrom/filename" for all files. does it have to do with read permissions. when I type ls -l it gives me this dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root ....
Should i change permission to be able to copy the files?
thanks for your help
 
Old 11-08-2005, 05:48 PM   #7
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hmm... are there any errors on the disc? Scratches, abrasions, smudges?

You should be able to copy off the disc with those permissions...
 
Old 11-08-2005, 05:57 PM   #8
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copy a directory: cp -rf /from/directory /to/directory/
 
Old 11-08-2005, 09:28 PM   #9
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thank you all for your help, I can read my files now. The cd is not scratched. I am not sure what is the deal with that message
 
  


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