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Old 03-16-2015, 07:19 AM   #1
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Red face Move a folder with all contents


hi

i need to move a directory from a subdomain to the root

the folder i need moved is in subdomains/magdev/public_html/images

and I need to move up to the root public_html of my hosting space, my structure looks like this

public_html
-images
subdomains
-magdev
--public_html
---images

So I need to move the bottom images directory to the top one

Can anyone help


Cheers

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Old 03-16-2015, 07:51 AM   #2
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What have you tried? have you checked the command mv ?
 
Old 03-16-2015, 07:54 AM   #3
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sudo mv -R
 
Old 03-16-2015, 07:54 AM   #4
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Yes, just cant quite get it

mv /images/* /../public_html/images*


Or something like this. i am in the directory

subdomains/magdev/public_html

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Old 03-16-2015, 08:01 AM   #5
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sudo mv /full/path/to/images /full/path/to/new/location/images
 
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:13 AM   #6
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Yes that makes sense, but does that move the images or the folders?

I have folders inside folders so need to recursive

I have to be careful here as I have 16000 images and 4.8GB

Thanks

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Old 03-16-2015, 08:24 AM   #7
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I don't know why linux/unix users seem to be unwilling to try GUI solutions. Is it macho to try CLI without a clue?

Since nothing is mentioned about distinct users, I presume that you are in the correct login and having all rights. ie no user rights issues.

A simple drag and drop in your favourite (or default X system)should do it.

OK

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Old 03-16-2015, 08:53 AM   #8
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I don't know why linux/unix users seem to be unwilling to try GUI solutions. Is it macho to try CLI without a clue?

Since nothing is mentioned about distinct users, I presume that you are in the correct login and having all rights. ie no user rights issues.

A simple drag and drop in your favourite (or default X system)should do it.

OK
Oh please, i am working on a server, i only have shell access and I have never, ever seen a linux server with a GUI
 
Old 03-16-2015, 08:59 AM   #9
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A directory is a container. Moving the directory will move (obviously) everything in it. What else can happen?
 
Old 03-16-2015, 05:52 PM   #10
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cd into directory you moving.
cd subdomains/magdev/public_html/images
then do mv * /public_html/images
 
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:14 PM   #11
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I have to be careful here as I have 16000 images and 4.8GB
Try it on a small test directory first?

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Old 03-17-2015, 06:14 AM   #12
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cd into directory you moving.
cd subdomains/magdev/public_html/images
then do mv * /public_html/images
I marked this as useful but this isnt going to work either as the subdomains directory is at the same level as the root

I need to go ip on level and copy the images folder and then go down two level sand paste

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
 
Old 03-17-2015, 09:49 AM   #13
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I marked this as useful but this isnt going to work either as the subdomains directory is at the same level as the root

I need to go ip on level and copy the images folder and then go down two level sand paste

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
I am surprised this isn't solved already. Solutions have been posted.

Earlier you wrote "move," and pan64's solution would work fine:
Code:
sudo mv /full/path/to/images /full/path/to/new/location/images
It moves the directory and everything in it (including subdirectories and their contents).

In your latest post, you wrote "copy," and that is a little different. You could use cp -R:
Code:
cp -R /full/path/to/images /full/path/to/new/location/images
preceded by sudo if necessary. The -R means recursive.

Last edited by Beryllos; 03-17-2015 at 10:07 AM. Reason: typo in second code section
 
Old 03-17-2015, 10:02 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by paulgadsdon View Post
i need to move a directory from a subdomain to the root

the folder i need moved is in subdomains/magdev/public_html/images

and I need to move up to the root public_html of my hosting space, my structure looks like this

public_html
-images
subdomains
-magdev
--public_html
---images

So I need to move the bottom images directory to the top one
One more question: Does the images directory at the "root" level already exist? That complicates things.
 
Old 03-17-2015, 05:55 PM   #15
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Try it on a small test directory first?

jlinkels
This is absolutely what you should be doing! The question sounds to me as if you were messing with a production server. If you are not comfortable with the most basic commands like mv / cp you definitely want to run some dummy operations, ideally on another machine before doing the real move...
 
  


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