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Old 10-29-2003, 10:13 AM   #1
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what does this error mean?


root@marsala:~# cp /root/.mozilla /home/shane/
cp: omitting directory `/root/.mozilla'

why won't it let me copy this file?
 
Old 10-29-2003, 10:15 AM   #2
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I know that it's all called a file under unix/linux. But .mozilla is a directory, not a regular file.

use the -R option to recursively copy directories.

cp -R /root/.mozilla /home/shane/
 
Old 10-29-2003, 10:16 AM   #3
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It is giving you the error because it is a directory. To copy a directory, you have to us the "recursive" option:

cp -r /root/.mozilla /home/shane
 
Old 10-29-2003, 10:21 AM   #4
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