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Old 11-22-2006, 02:35 PM   #1
zach014
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how to rename a file and copy a file in a shell


Can someone tell me how to rename a file in a shell (root). Also i need to know how to copy in a shell (root)
 
Old 11-22-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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Rename
Code:
mv -v old_file new_file
Copy
Code:
cp -v old_file old_file_copy
The -v isn't strictly necessary, but provides feedback.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 02:48 PM   #3
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May I suggest googling for "linux bash shell commands copy rename".

Once you have found the commands you can google for the man pages that explain their syntax.

Edit...
Nevermind someone else has blown my lesson....

Last edited by michaelk; 11-22-2006 at 02:49 PM.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:05 PM   #4
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One thing - be cautious. The shell commands assume you know what you want to do. If you move one file to a name which already exists, the existing file will be overwritten without warning or confirmation that you are sure.

The rm command deletes files. There is no undelete. Be careful!
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by michaelk
Nevermind someone else has blown my lesson....
Sorry. I'm typically an advocate for RTFM...
 
Old 11-23-2006, 09:16 AM   #6
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yeah, about the cp command. Can I specify a directory to copy it to?
 
Old 11-23-2006, 09:23 AM   #7
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ok never mind

Thanks guys!
 
  


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