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Old 03-25-2008, 06:01 AM   #1
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lunix command to copy backup file from desktop to pendrive

please tell me how a backup file haveing extention .tgz be copied from desktop to pen drive. I have NIC Lunix 1.12 ver

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Originally Posted by sainiurk View Post
please tell me how a backup file haveing extention .tgz be copied from desktop to pen drive
Welcome to LQ!!

First the pendrive needs to be mounted. On modern systems, this will happen automatically when it is plugged in. Once it is mounted, then you can simply drag the file icon in the GUI (Just like Windows or Mac).

In a terminal:
"mount" to see where the drive is mounted. (Or just browse in /mnt or /media)
then "cp <filename> <mountpoint>"

All this applies regardless of file type or extension.

I suggest you put the name and version of your distro in you profile, so people will be better prepared to help.


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