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Old 04-07-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
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help with command copy in xterm

hi, i'm trying to compil mplayer. ive untar the file : here an extract from my xterm :
harys@harys:~/Desktop$ tar -jxvf essential-20050412.tar.bz2. i want to copy it in /usr/local/lib/codecs. here an extract of what ive done :
harys@harys:/usr/local/lib/codecs$ cp /home/harys/Desktop/essential-20050412 /usr/local/lib/codecs
cp: omitting directory `/home/harys/Desktop/essential-20050412'

what should i do to copy these files . thanks. hary
Old 04-07-2006, 10:58 AM   #2
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Use "cp /home/harys/Desktop/essential-20050412/* /usr/local/lib/codecs". Also, you'll probably need to be root to do that.


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