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Old 01-22-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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how to move and copy files....

hey guys just wondering how to move or copy files in gnome terminal ... eg

copy /home/j/mp3's to /home/mp3's

Old 01-22-2004, 02:22 PM   #2
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man cp

cp /home/j/*.mp3 /home

Old 01-22-2004, 02:22 PM   #3
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lets see:

'man cp'
'man mv'
Old 01-22-2004, 05:57 PM   #4
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Always do a 'man <command>' to see the instructions and how to use them. In case you are still muddled up.

copy /home/j/mp3's to /home/mp3's
then you would 'cp -R /home/j/mp3's /home'

The '-R' flag stands for recursive which you will need if you are planning to move or copy directories. So, in this case you are copying the 'mp3's' directory to /home. Hope that helps a bit...



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