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Old 03-31-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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Moving directories to new directories

Hi! I currently am having a huge issue of moving multiple directories to a new directory. In my current situation I am trying to move users from my old /home directory to my new /home directory. I tarred the entire /home from the old machine and now extract and get home with all users inside. The problem is I cannot delete the system /home and simply copy the old home over. Is there any way I can copy the user directories inside home into /home.

Ex: ls home

jswan jswarts abriaham dlima

I want to copy these directories to the new /home without copying each and every one individually.

Old 03-31-2006, 06:11 PM   #2
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Did you tried from the console? if you did, do you get any error message?

Old 03-31-2006, 08:14 PM   #3
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Yes I am working from console. I need a solution that will copy multiple directories to a new directory instead of individually copying each user one by one.


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