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Old 01-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
emmjay
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Messed up download


I am here for the first time because I messed up royally. I have been using Ubuntu 11.10 for about 6 months and I also have puppylinux on a flashdrive which I like to use it when I am travelling. I noticed a new slacko version was available so I downloaded it and this is where I messed up. I certainly was not thinking as I downloaded the ISO file directly into the root directory on the flash drive (I am so embarrassed). When I searched for it I found it grayed out. Is there any way for me to move that file out of the root directory?
 
Old 01-13-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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mv <original> <destination> ? if you get access denied sudo mv should work.
 
Old 01-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #3
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you can open your file manager with sudo command and then do the move in GUI.
 
Old 01-15-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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Thank you for responding. I have never used the sudo commands. I could not find a list of the commands with the proper syntax by doing searches on the forum, so I eventually gave up. Fortunately when I opened pfind in Puppy there was a move option and a delete option in the GUI. It found the file in the root and I selected it, then selected move and it did not happen (not sure if by overwriting /root for /home was the right thing to do), so I selected delete and it put it in the trash (that moved it!). I achieved the result I wanted ... it is out of the root. I need to find a tutorial on sudo. Obviously I have not learned anything.
 
Old 01-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #5
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sudo really doesn't have any syntax the syntax is just using sudo. sudo runs the statement following it as root note that this does NOT mean the line following it it means the statement following it. if you're unsure you can always use su - which puts you in at a root terminal until you exit.
 
  


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