[SOLVED] Unable to install xfce4 window manger themes in ubuntu
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Unable to install xfce4 window manger themes in ubuntu
I am currently running Ubuntu 10.04. I have installed xfce4 desktop and also downloaded a couple of window manager themes with the expectation of them being installed via apt-get or software center. Of course, that did not happen. At any rate, I proceeded to install them based on an Ubuntu instruct as it follows: 1) created a theme directory(~/.themes) 2) extracted packages to a created folder(xfw-the) 3) moved folder to home directory(easy location) 4) ran the cp command(cp /xfw-the//.). The output was:cp needs destination operand after '/xfw-the//.'try cp --help. I did not quite understand due to the very limited/brief info that was given.
If possible, would really like to resolve this, more so for future file/folder copying and moving.
From what I can gather I am missing something in my command line of (cp /xfw-the//.) And based on the terminal output that is "destination operand" that must follow:'/xfw-the//.'before cp can be invoked. My question is what is it...a specification maybe?
<a href="http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=227416">HOWTO: Install Xfce Themes</a> Hope this takes you where you requested. I also have a copy of the Ubuntu Bible and will check it against what I am doing (cp command)
There are only 3 steps but they give 2 ways of doing it. Are you confusing "Alternative Terminal Method" with the "Terminal Method"?
Also if using the "Alternative Method", you would've most like used cp or mv command from Downloads.
cp /yourtheme/ /.themes
cp /home/user/Downloads /home/user/.themes
Your point is well taken, however, I used the 1-2-3 method at the very beginning of the instruct; 1) created the themes directory '~/. themes'2) extracted the files to my created folder 'xfw-the' and 3) ran the cp command, 'cp /xfw-the//.' to copy the folder to that directory. Is there any other way I can code it or possibly add to the existing structure?
Understandably so...if that was the case. The downloaded files were extracted the folder'xfw-the', that I created, which resides in my "home" directory. The task is placing a copy of it in my "themes" directory.... remember, that was the first thing I did... create a themes directory.
Yes... as soon as I created the directory, that was the first thing I checked to see was it a valid directory. From the onset the ubt instruct lead me to believe the directory may all ready be present, but if not, create one with 'mkdir'and that is what I did. cd was coded in both situations.
Last edited by Lojay; 06-09-2014 at 08:41 PM.
Reason: added a clarifying line