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Old 10-07-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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how to copy wallpaper files to flash drive


I am tech guy at an elementary school and this summer replaced XP on older machines with Kubuntu 14. I like the interface, but have horrible time getting anything done in it. I don't understand the directory structure for one thing.

I'd like to not have to download wallpaper on every machine. I want to do one and copy the images to a flash drive and then go to each machine and copy them to the correct directory/folder.
Thanks,
Ed
 
Old 10-07-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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Do you not have a network?

Code:
for dest in machine1 machine2 machine3 ; do
  scp file file2 file3 dest:/correct/directory/
done
If you must use flash, it is probably in some MSDOS filesystem format like VFAT.
Make sure mtools is installed. Then use mdir, mcopy, mdel just like the equivalent dir, copy, del DOS commands.

http://www.gnu.org/software/mtools/manual/mtools.html
 
Old 10-07-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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I'm not using Kubuntu but do have KDE and it has a folder /usr/share/wallpapers. You should then be able to click on an open space on the Desktop and select 'Folder View' and when the new window opens it will default to View and you can set an image or slideshow and Add folders with your own images.
 
Old 10-07-2014, 02:14 PM   #4
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A flash drive is typically mounted to the /media/<username>/ folder. This is followed by its UUID. For example one of my external drives is found here: /media/jdkaye/e0c208be-f070-49ce-899b-1e175b577bcc. If I create a folder on that drive called "wallpaper" I can then copy all the wallpaper files I wish to /media/jdkaye/e0c208be-f070-49ce-899b-1e175b577bcc/wallpaper. Once copied you can plug the flash drive into any machine and copy the wallpaper files from the flash drive onto that machine. Just remember that the pathname to the files on the flash drive will vary each time it's mounted on another machine unless every machine uses the same username.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:33 PM   #5
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Do you not have a network?

Code:
for dest in machine1 machine2 machine3 ; do
  scp file file2 file3 dest:/correct/directory/
done
If you must use flash, it is probably in some MSDOS filesystem format like VFAT.
Make sure mtools is installed. Then use mdir, mcopy, mdel just like the equivalent dir, copy, del DOS commands.

http://www.gnu.org/software/mtools/manual/mtools.html
I do have a windows network, but have not yet figured out how to configure the machines to join the domain. That's for another day.

Thanks for the info on mtools. I'll look at that when I have a little time w/o interruptions.
 
Old 10-07-2014, 02:51 PM   #6
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I'm not using Kubuntu but do have KDE and it has a folder /usr/share/wallpapers. You should then be able to click on an open space on the Desktop and select 'Folder View' and when the new window opens it will default to View and you can set an image or slideshow and Add folders with your own images.
Thanks. I found the downloaded images accidentally in gwenview. /home/.kde/share/wallpapers I can't navigate to the .kde folder in the dolphin file manager though. It doesn't show up. Is that a hidden folder like sys folders in windows?

I think if I could get there, I could copy them to a flash drive.
I appreciate the help.
 
Old 10-07-2014, 04:12 PM   #7
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Thanks. I found the downloaded images accidentally in gwenview. /home/.kde/share/wallpapers I can't navigate to the .kde folder in the dolphin file manager though. It doesn't show up. Is that a hidden folder like sys folders in windows?

I think if I could get there, I could copy them to a flash drive.
I appreciate the help.
Yes the . in front of the file name will cause the file to be hidden in most Linux file system viewers including the command line. You simply need to enable showing of hidden folders in whatever file manager your using. In a command line you can see these hidden directories/files by using a ls -a.

Hope this helps.
 
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/home/.kde/share/wallpapers I can't navigate to the .kde folder in the dolphin file manager
Open dolphin, go to your /home/user directory and click on the View tab at the top and select show hidden files.
 
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