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Old 07-15-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
brinesharks
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mv error


I'm trying to move font files (.ttf and .otf) from the download folder to a folder Inkscape can find them in. I tried dragging and dropping them in Dolphin but I don't have permission! So tried in the terminal:

Code:
~$ mv ~/downloads/fonts/*.*tf /usr/share/fonts
mv: cannot stat `/home/bryan/downloads/fonts/*.*tf': No such file or directory

As far as I can tell the directories exist. Any tips?

Last edited by pixellany; 07-15-2010 at 08:18 AM.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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If you can't drop and drop with Dolphin, the mv shouldn't work either. Since you say you don't have permission, then try the mv with sudo. Try 'sudo mv ~/downloads...'.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 08:20 AM   #3
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I am still pretty new, but have gotten used to a few good tools.
What I would do in your case is to open mc (midnight commander)
as root, and let it move them. Obviously, root can do anything, right?

The question remains, why were you denied access? Were the files
built with the wrong owner? If you need to, mc can change owner and group.

Hmm.. maybe the access you were denied was to /usr/shar/fonts ?
(I could not tell from your post if the problem was source or target)
In that case mc as root will get the files where you want them.

Good luck!
 
Old 07-15-2010, 08:29 AM   #4
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Thanks for the super fast replies. It looks like I can't paste the files into the /usr/share/fonts directory.

Kubuntu doesn't let you log in as root and I only know how to switch in the console. Even when I do, it still gives me the same error.

~$ sudo mv ~/downloads/fonts/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts
[sudo] password for bryan:
mv: cannot stat `/home/bryan/downloads/fonts/*.ttf': No such file or directory

Starting to get frustrating - I'm working on something I need to get done tonight and off to the printers in the morning...
 
Old 07-15-2010, 08:31 AM   #5
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@Above.

The destination is not accessible as a normal user. And you can see that OP is trying to move as a normal user. Look at the prompt.

su - should make you root temporarily.
And as you are using Ubuntu, you can use sudo.

OP got here faster.
It seems the error is caused by the wild card interpretation. Can you try copying a single file at a time using sudo?

Last edited by linuxlover.chaitanya; 07-15-2010 at 08:32 AM.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 08:47 AM   #6
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Can you post the output of:

Code:
$ls -la /home/bryan/downloads/fonts
and

Code:
$id
I have simulated your problem on my Ubuntu Lucid VM and your command with sudo works perfectly:

Code:
$sudo mv ~/downloads/fonts/*.*tf /usr/share/fonts
@Chaitanya - think the OP's wild card will work - have tested it and it does seem to work. I suspect the source directory is incorrectly specified.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 08:53 AM   #7
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Hi

I managed to reproduce your error. It happens when you try to move the font files that have already been moved to /usr/share/fonts - hence the No such file or directory error

Try doing:

Code:
$ls /usr/share/fonts
And verify whether the files are there or not.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 08:55 AM   #8
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I put your command into code tags so that we can see that there is a space between the source and target (good thing).

<<Sorry--this had an error>>

Code:
[mherring@Ath ~]$ cd play
[mherring@Ath play]$ ls
fonts
[mherring@Ath play]$ ls fonts
[mherring@Ath play]$ touch file1.ttf
[mherring@Ath play]$ touch file2.otf
[mherring@Ath play]$ mv ~/play/*.*tf fonts
[mherring@Ath play]$ ls fonts
file1.ttf  file2.otf
[mherring@Ath play]$
Now working as expected.

Last edited by pixellany; 07-15-2010 at 09:06 AM.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 08:59 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alli_yas View Post
Hi

I managed to reproduce your error. It happens when you try to move the font files that have already been moved to /usr/share/fonts - hence the No such file or directory error

Try doing:

Code:
$ls /usr/share/fonts
And verify whether the files are there or not.
Thanks for going to all this effort to help. here's the result - works fine:

~$ ls /usr/share/fonts
truetype type1 X11

They are the folders I expected in there.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 09:03 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alli_yas View Post
Can you post the output of:

Code:
$ls -la /home/bryan/downloads/fonts
and

Code:
$id
I have simulated your problem on my Ubuntu Lucid VM and your command with sudo works perfectly:

Code:
$sudo mv ~/downloads/fonts/*.*tf /usr/share/fonts
Here is the result:

Code:
~$ ls -la /home/bryan/downloads/fonts
ls: cannot access /home/bryan/downloads/fonts: No such file or directory
bryan@OfficeE8400:~$ id
uid=1000(bryan) gid=1000(bryan) groups=0(root),4(adm),20(dialout),21(fax),24(cdrom),25(floppy),27(sudo),46(plugdev),103(syslog),105(lpadmin),115(admin),116(sambashare),1000(bryan)
 
Old 07-15-2010, 09:07 AM   #11
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my post above had a fatal error---I edited with another test.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 09:07 AM   #12
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Quote:
~$ ls -la /home/bryan/downloads/fonts
ls: cannot access /home/bryan/downloads/fonts: No such file or directory
Here's your problem right here. The first argument in your mv command is the source files/directories to move(in your case /home/bryan/downloads/fonts/*.*tf).

Now based on the above ls command - you see that your source directory/files don't exist.

Do you know where on the filesystem your font files are located?
 
Old 07-16-2010, 08:04 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alli_yas View Post
Here's your problem right here. The first argument in your mv command is the source files/directories to move(in your case /home/bryan/downloads/fonts/*.*tf).

Now based on the above ls command - you see that your source directory/files don't exist.

Do you know where on the filesystem your font files are located?

I understand what you are saying but I don't understand why its says it doesn't exist:

Code:
~$ ls -la /home/bryan
total 2076
drwxr-xr-x 55 bryan bryan    4096 2010-07-16 21:14 .
drwxr-xr-x  5 root  root     4096 2010-07-15 22:16 ..
drwx------  3 bryan bryan    4096 2010-05-10 00:30 .adobe
-rw-r--r--  1 bryan bryan     308 2010-06-19 23:20 agreement.cgi?dlfile=http:%2F%2Fwww.brother.com%2Fpub%2Fbsc%2Flinux%2Fdlf%2Fmfc790cwlpr-1.1.2-2.i386.deb&lang=English_lpr
...
drwxr-xr-x  4 bryan bryan    4096 2010-07-15 21:29 Downloads
...
And it just occurred to me - the command line is case sensitive... I wish I had realised that at midnight last night before I wasted everyone's time...
 
Old 07-16-2010, 08:21 AM   #14
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Code:
drwxr-xr-x  4 bryan bryan    4096 2010-07-15 21:29 Downloads
As you rightly say; Linux is case sensitive. Remember its not just the terminal; in general; Linux is case sensitive.

Did altering the case of the Downloads do the trick? A convention I generally try to follow to prevent case issues; is to name directories in all lower case; unless there's a specific reason not to do so.
 
Old 07-18-2010, 07:34 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alli_yas View Post
Code:
drwxr-xr-x  4 bryan bryan    4096 2010-07-15 21:29 Downloads
As you rightly say; Linux is case sensitive. Remember its not just the terminal; in general; Linux is case sensitive.

Did altering the case of the Downloads do the trick? A convention I generally try to follow to prevent case issues; is to name directories in all lower case; unless there's a specific reason not to do so.
The 'Downloads' directory is named like that by Kubuntu. I notice a few directories are. I think I might have created the 'Fonts' directory and made it worse! Altering the case did fix it - I transferred the files and they seem to work. Although one had a .otf rather than .ttf extension which Inkscape doesn't seem to recognise.

Thanks for all your help.
 
  


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