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Old 08-18-2003, 07:23 AM   #1
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copying files


in need of help. how do i copy files from directory to another???

sorry but this is like my first week using linux
 
Old 08-18-2003, 07:47 AM   #2
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Hi Sol0!!!

Welcome to Linux questions. To copy files from one directory to another, use cp command:

cp <file name> < /target directory/file name>

Example of copying an mp3 music from one directory to another:

cp 01.mp3 /home/user/mp3/01.mp3

To move a file, use mv instead. If you have ever used a file manager on Windows, such as Norton Commander, you would probably love using Midnight Commander. As far as I know, it's shipped with all distributions. Type mc at the command line to see if it's installed. If not, install the package from your CD's . It's a great tool and has an editor inbuilt too (text editor is a MUST in Linux)

Good luck!
 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:09 AM   #3
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cheers matey
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:11 AM   #4
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o yea erm how do i delete files?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:18 AM   #5
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rm

Use the rm command. Enter "man rm" to see the details and options.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:22 AM   #6
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ta

o and btw i do have that midnight thing i just dont get how to use it. I cant use any of the options. like edit and view and stuff. how do i get to them
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:50 AM   #7
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midnight commander?

You mean the midnight commander window manager? Right and left mouse clicks don't get the job done? Do a google search for "midnight commander using" or some such. If you can bring up a terminal window, you can always use the command line to get things done.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:40 AM   #8
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o and btw i do have that midnight thing i just dont get how to use it. I cant use any of the options. like edit and view and stuff. how do i get to them
They are mostly done using the Fkeys
 
  


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