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Old 08-31-2003, 02:18 AM   #1
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copying file


have created a directory on the desktop, uncompressed a tar.gz file and archived the filed into this directory. i want to move this director to /usr file, i tryed cut-pasted, cut -copy, cannot do it. most of the time it says i have no permission, so i got to be entered as root. how do i copy this directory to usr file?????????????
Old 08-31-2003, 02:24 AM   #2
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cd to the directory where the file is, open up a command line terminal, and su into root. and use the command:

cp filename /usr

or you can go into your graphical menu and find the super user file manager. kde has one. in rh7.3 using kde, it's in K Start > System.
Old 08-31-2003, 02:32 AM   #3
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To copy the whole directory:

Open a shell -

root password

cp -Rfdp path_to_newdirectory /usr

You'll have to substitute the full PATH to the new directory youve created on the desktop in place of "path_to_newdirectory"
Old 08-31-2003, 03:04 AM   #4
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thanks . working on it


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