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Old 04-04-2004, 09:12 AM   #1
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Please help, how do I copy one file to another directory

Hello, could anyone give me the SSH commands to copy a file from one directory and place it in another? The fle is 480Megs so I dont want to reupload it. Thanks
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Sure. Let's say you have a file called "lexington.txt". That file is located at your /home/user/temp and you want to change it to your /home/user/docs. This is the command:

cp /home/temp/lexington.txt /home/user/docs

Basically, it's cp /file to copy /destination

To move a file, use mv instead of cp. rm will delete the file. Some hints:
  • You don't have to type the hole destination or name of the file, type a few "characters" as lexin... then press TAB. Linux will autocomplete the file for you .
  • Some files cannot be moved/copied if you are not root.
  • A good list of commands for Linux/Unix is found here

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cp /path/<filename> /path/dir/
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If you want to do a secure copy to another computer using the secure shell, the command to use is scp, which stands for secure copy.

The format is:
scp <path>/<filename> user@hostname:/<destination_path>/<filename>

If you are sending this file over an internet connection, you might want to split it up using rar, and produce a couple par parity files. That way, you can copy a few files at a time, and if a couple parts are corrupted, you can recover them. Just ssh to the destination and use par to recover that bad rar segments, and use rar to rejoin them.


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