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Old 11-27-2005, 01:05 PM   #1
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can mv but cant cp...???


i am trying to copy files and ma having difficulty...i have no problems moving them around, but when i try to copy (tried numerous different versions of the dir commands and stuff) i always get an error...below is my latest attempt....what am i missing?
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aw


linux:/home/peRpeTuaLeVoLuTiOn/azureus # cp Butthole\ Surfers-Locust\ Abortion\ Technician\(Darkside_RG\)/ /home/peRpeTuaLeVoLuTiOn/temp\ shit/
cp: omitting directory `Butthole Surfers-Locust Abortion Technician(Darkside_RG)/'
linux:/home/peRpeTuaLeVoLuTiOn/azureus #
 
Old 11-27-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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to copy whole directories you need to use the recursive flag.

so it's

cp -r <your_weird_file> <location>
 
Old 11-27-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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cheers...thanks alot for that...i knew it was gonna be something ridiculously easy, but still beyond my means...still recovering from being sppoon fed in windows...

i just realised how weird my file is ...its actually purely coincidental that that was what i was working on at the time, but it is exactly the kind of thing i would usually do intentionally for pure "shock" value...hehe

aw
 
Old 11-27-2005, 07:07 PM   #4
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whenever a problem like this arises you can try

man <command>

it lists the man(ual) pages for that particular command, often containing very useful information.

And everytime i look at that file it seems a bit stranger
 
Old 11-27-2005, 09:57 PM   #5
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thanks for the tip...may keep me from filling up this board with posts..hehe

re:the file- it is actually an old punk band and their album title...haha...when i lookt at it after i read your post again, i laffed outloud...people are gonna think(know) im some kind of a deviant....damn, my secret is out....
 
  


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