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Old 10-05-2009, 06:23 AM   #1
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Moving files from one account to other


I have some files on my root account which I want on my other non-root account.

Is there a way to copy files from my root account to my non-root account and vice versa. I am using FC 7.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 06:29 AM   #2
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Sure we got the cp command to copy things. use it with the -a option to have all the permissions remain the same. Else the umask would jump in place.
Or use the mv command which moves things. Like copy and delete in one go. You would not need the -a options (dunno if mv even has one).
*edit*
Ups forget to chown the files so the user has acces to the files
Code:
chown otheruser:otherusersgroup ~otheruser -R
*edit end*

In Desktop enviroment this could be difficult cause you normaly would need root to access the root owned files.
Maybe acl's could work.

If you just need two directory to be the same wether its the root or the other user you might want to look into syncing the dirs. Maybe with rsync. run the syncing in a hourly cron job if that suits.

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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If you want to copy from the root account:
as root:
Code:
cp files-you-want-to-copy /home/user
chown -R user:user /home/user/
 
Old 10-05-2009, 06:32 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot for your help. I'll try it out
 
Old 10-05-2009, 06:35 AM   #5
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If you want to copy from the root account:
as root:
Code:
cp files-you-want-to-copy /home/user
chown -R user:user /home/user/

There are a lot of files that I want to copy. Is there a way so that all the files in a particular directory get copied?
 
Old 10-05-2009, 06:41 AM   #6
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There are a lot of files that I want to copy. Is there a way so that all the files in a particular directory get copied?
Code:
cp -R directoryname/ /home/user/
 
Old 10-05-2009, 07:01 AM   #7
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Everything got copied... Thanks a lot
 
  


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