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Old 02-01-2004, 07:38 PM   #1
shanenin
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what does this line mean?


I am asked to type in this command(LFS book)
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cp etc/{limits,login.access} /etc
I can't tell what this command is supposed to be doing. It seems that it would copy /etc/limits and /etc/login.access to the directory /etc. That can't be right, how could it allow the same file to be in the same directory?

edit/added later

I mean't to place this in the software section. This was more of a generel question about the cp command.

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Old 02-01-2004, 08:17 PM   #2
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well there is no / in front of the first etc, so i am suspecting you are in a directory that has a sub directory called etc, and you are copying them files to /etc located on the root ...
unless you are on the root when executing that command ?
but i don't know where you are so it could be either or
 
Old 02-01-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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thanks for pointing that out(that their was no / in front of etc) I assumed it was talking about the directory /etc. When I was asked to put in that command I was in the src directory of shadow-4.0.3.
 
  


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