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Old 12-17-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
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nondescript title: a few questions

Sorry about the tile, but I really didn't know what to put, and I don't see much point in starting a thread for each question, as they should be quite straightforward, at least, I hope so. Here they are:

1) Is there a way to remove a directory from the CLI when the directory is not empty? I am sick of seeing this message, and manually deleting all the contents before being able to remove a directory.

2) When trying to copy a directory from one partition to another, I get the message "omitting directory", is there a way around this?

and finally,
3) I have a few computers at home, and every now and then I have to move files from one to another, the only medium available to me are CD's and USB sticks. And it's a pain in the arse doing it this wa, so I was wondering, is it possible to do this using ssh?

Sorry about the length of the post, and thanks for any help.

Old 12-17-2006, 06:16 PM   #2
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rm -rfv (or i instead of v for interactive to delete em 1 by one) <directory>
(man rm)

cp -rfv (or i for interactive as well) <directory> <destination>
(man cp)

3) yes, you will need ssh on the machines you want to copy onto/from and you can use scp to copy across. You could also use FTP or mount the directories using samba/NFS.
Old 12-17-2006, 06:19 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks ethics.

I posted, and about 5 seconds later, I have an answer. I love this place.
Once again, Thanks ethics, this has really been getting on my nerves for a while now.



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