Ubuntu :: Moving/copying Files And Directories To Base Directory Of User?

Mar 12, 2011

How do I copy and/or move files to the base folder of a user? I don't know what is is called, so I do not know what to put in the my file "?" command? I know you would normally put mv filename /directoryname, but what is the base username called?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Moving /usr Directory / Partition With All The Other Running Directories?

Mar 16, 2011

I just installed the 11.4 version after using numerous previous versions. During this install the /usr directory was placed in a separate partition. How would I go about placing it in the partition with all the other running directories?

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Ubuntu :: Moving Files Into Directories

May 12, 2010

I downloaded some backgrounds from Gnome Art and am having trouble moving them to the backgrounds folder. I've been trying this: sudo mv desktop <filename> usr/share/backgrounds.I moved to the desktop to make it easier.

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General :: Create A Backup Directory And 3 Directories Within That And Some Files Within The 3 Directories And Then Back Them Up Ot Restore Them?

Dec 19, 2009

i am in need of linux help. iam at college and i need this back/restore script to pass this final part of an assessment. i require a backup script that will not only backup but also restore files to the relevent directories. e.g. users are instructed to store all wordprocessor files in a directory named wp. so i am needing to create a backup directory and 3 directories within that and some files within the 3 directories and then back them up ot restore them. l know i should/have to do this myself by been trying to get/understand info for the last few days and came up with zero.

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Ubuntu :: Copying Files To A Directory And Skip The Files That Already Exist In The Directory?

Jun 30, 2011

How would i go about copying files to a directory, yet skip the files that already exist in the directory, and also remove the files that are in the directory. For example:


$ls /dir1


Now i would like to copy from dir1 to dir2, but the contents of dir2 would be:


$ls /dir2

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Ubuntu :: Getting Input/output Errors While Copying/moving Some Files?

Jul 31, 2010

whenever I copy (or move) files from one place on my hd to another One or two of them dont copy, and I get an error similar to " There was an error copying the file into [location]. Show more details> Error splicing file: Input/output error. The file is always an .avi file and always between 600MB and 1.4GB in size, how can I fix this problem?

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Ubuntu :: Moving Files From Multiple Directories?

Apr 16, 2010

I have a directory tree with lots of folders. I need to gather all files of same type, say .txt, and place them in a different folder all by themselves.

I know I can use the mv command, but it won't let me go through all the subdirectories of my folder, just the current one. How can I search through all subdirectories for all .txts or whatever and move them to a folder of my choosing?

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General :: Copying Doc Files From Multiple Directories To One?

Feb 1, 2010

I have 60+ directory's each containing multiple .doc files. I need to move them to a single directory and keep their file name intact. I don't think cp will do that with out listing all the file names. I was thinking of something like: cp -r /dir/*.doc /newdir . Or should I use a combo like find -type *.doc|cp /newdir?

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General :: Automate Copying Files To Multiple Directories With Log For Admin

Sep 30, 2009

Description: I am a newly appointed system engineer taking care of linux servers. We have a new set of data coming in which need below configuration: How to do a script with function?:

for files with ".txt" in sm
copy each of the files to folder : sm1 and sm2 (log every copy)
if succesful:
remove original
log into the log file
if not successful: (not successful copying 1 particular file to all the folders)
retain and retry
log into the log file
mail out the admin with that particular file name

I have already do try a bit:
cd /export/home/
for dir in sm1 sm2; do
cp -p sm/*.txt $dir/
Is my starting right? How to do the rest parts?

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Programming :: Moving Files To Directories Based On Part Of Filename?

Jul 6, 2010

I have a single directory of pairs of files, with the pairs sharing a string as the beginning of the filename:


I need to create a subdirectory for each pair then move the pair into the subdirectory.

I accomplished the first step using:

$find /foo -name '*T3*' -exec mkdir '{}.wrk' ;

I can use a regex to designate the pair and associate the directory, but how do I use regex in a path as the output of a move command?

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Ubuntu :: Automate Creating Directories Based On File Names And Moving Files Into Them

Apr 30, 2011

I have a bunch of .7z files in a directory, and I need to put each one of them into a separate directory, named after the file (without extention). The command line I use:

find . -type f | mkdir `sed -e "s:..(.*)...:1:"` ; ls | grep .7z | cp * `sed -e "s:(.*)...:./1/:"`
Copying fails though:


PS. I don't want to use scripts, I want to do it using simple commands and piping.

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Ubuntu :: SVN Errors While Moving Files Into New Directory

Jul 14, 2011

I have encountered the following error,
taylor@ubuntu:~/Projects/Slicer4/Applications/CLI/Multiply/Data$ mkdir Baseline
taylor@ubuntu:~/Projects/Slicer4/Applications/CLI/Multiply/Data$ svn mv ~/Projects/Slicer4/Testing/Data/Baseline/CLI/MultiplyTest.nrrd Baseline
svn: 'Baseline' is not a working copy

I am simply trying to move a file (MultiplyTest.nrrd) into a new directory (Baseline) in order to make the program (Slicer4) more organized. I googled my error and found a few like it but they all involved installing SVN so none of the solutions apply to me. And I have tried deleting Baseline and remaking it.

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Fedora :: Moving Files To Another Directory?

Jun 7, 2010

I am using a touch command to setup a specific range of names, identifiers, etc. Now I am trying to move the files from a certain range to another directory I created. Sorry to post just can't remember how to do this but I know it is fairly simple for you guys. I have the output set as fred*_[!g].* and I am trying to get these files to my created directory.

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General :: Copying Large Number Of Files From One Directory To Another

Feb 10, 2010

I've a directory containing around 2.8 lacs of files. I want to move them to another directory.If I use cp or mv then I get an error 'argument list too long'. If I write a script like

for file in ls *; do
cp {source} to {destination}

then because of ls command , its performance degrades.How can I do this?

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General :: Copy Files From Directory Of One User To Directory Of Another User?

Apr 15, 2011

Is it possible to copy files from directory of one user to directory of another user in linux?

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Programming :: Moving Files Up A Directory Layer?

Jan 3, 2011

find . -type f -name "*" -print0 | xargs -0 --replace=% mv % `pwd`

works fine at moving all files anywhere below the current directory to the current directory.

My question is can it be modified so it only moves all the files up one directory layer? Otherwise I shall have to cd 100 or so times and run it in each directory i want to compress...

I imagine the directory below which the file is stored is in the % somewhere it is just a case of extracting it and applying it to the mv command, yes?

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Server :: Right User For Copying Files Into /var/www/virtual?

Mar 10, 2011

i would like to copy all files from my server001 (/var/www/vhosts/*/httpdocs/) to my server002 (/var/www/virtual/*/htdocs/) i would do it via rsync... but i dont want to do it as root! what would be the right user with which I should login myself via rsync? www-data? its the group of each domain-folder...


server002:/var/www/virtual# ls -lh
insgesamt 4,0K
drwxrwx--- 10 vu2001 www-data 4,0K 9. Mär 09:58 domain.com

but the files inside htdocs are only accessable for the user!


server002:/var/www/virtual/domain.com/htdocs# ls -lh | grep index.php
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vu2001 vu2001 397 24. Feb 23:30 index.php
server002 will be the backup-server if the server001 is down!

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General :: Parse A Particular String In Files In Particular Directory And Its Sub-directories?

May 4, 2010

I want linux command to parse a particular string or pattern in files that are in my home directory and its sub-directory.

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Server :: PHP Files Not Being Processed In User Directories?

Mar 5, 2010

For some reason, my user directories don't seem to process php files. For example, server/~reduxtion/index.php forces the browser to download the file while server/index.php is fine.

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Ubuntu :: Moving Files In Terminal \ Moving Files That Have Root Permissions?

Mar 4, 2010

I have limited experience in terminal, but let me first explain what I am trying to do to see if there is some easier way to do it. Basically I want to change the skin in aMSN. I downloaded the new skin but am unable to unzip or move it without /root permissions. I don't know how to acquire this without being in terminal. So I figured there had to be some way to go into the terminal and use it to move the unzipped folder from the desktop to the aMSN skins folder.

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General :: Assign Read Privileges To User On Specific Directories And Files

Jan 26, 2011

I am using CentOS 5.5 and I created few users (useradd john etc.) and now I want to assign privileges to this user on some directories and files in those directories. For example I want to give read privileges to directory "/documents" and all of files under that directory.

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General :: Copying 1 File To Many Directories?

Jul 25, 2010

The current directory contains:A file called "original.txt" Many directories called "source_001", "source_002", "source_003" ... From the command line how do you copy "original.txt" to "source_001" and "source_002" and "source_003" ...

The total number of these source directories is unknown, it changes every week.

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Software :: Copying All Directories On A Server?

Aug 9, 2010

I would like to copy all the directories (including data) from the Linux box to an external hard drive.

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General :: Copying And Moving Operations And Their Performance Differences?

Oct 13, 2010


Well, let's suppose the file is very large, say 10 GB of disk space it is consuming. We perform the above steps. Which operations: cp (copying) or mv (moving) will be more efficient and less time consuming? The inode number 1566966 which was pointing to the file in my home directory is now pointing to the same file which is in some other directry, i.e. /tmp/. Isn't the inode value getting modified in some ways to point to the correct location / beginning of the data block on the hard disk? If the the physical location of the data would not change then we would not be able to free up space in our home directory. That means the mv operation is copying the file into some other location. In other words, it is also performing the cp operation first and then deleting the file from its original location, my home directory in the case above. However, when a file is copied it's inode value changes. But the mv operation is retaining the same indoe value. So, how to determine which operation - mv or cp - is more CPU-friendly or more efficient in terms of performance and time taken to perform the action?

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Ubuntu :: Moving Cache And Temp Directories To Ramdrive?

Mar 17, 2011

I just got myself a OCZ vertex 2 SSD and have been moving cache directories to a ram drive to try to help extend the life of my SSD and improve system performance. I have created a ram drive /tmp directory in fstab like soCode: tmpfs /tmp tmpfsnodev,nosuid,noexec,mode=1777 0 0 And have since moved my Firefox temporary files to the /tmp directory and it have gotten me thinking, what else can I move here. I am going to upgrade my computer to have 8gb�s of ram which is way more than I�ll ever need.I would like to move the transmission cache dir there but I don�t know how to. Anyone have any tips on that? I was thinking of maybe a script that will run when I login to create a symbolic link?

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Debian Configuration :: Copying / Moving Root Filesystem To Another Partition?

Mar 4, 2010

My root filesystems flooded so I'm trying to move it to another (bigger) partition but I'm not sure of the best method. I just tried to use "dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sda6" to copy it but all that did was give me a brand new partition with no freespace available presumably because the filesystem is smaller than the partition. Is it possible to make the filesystem bigger?

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Fedora :: After Copying The File To Several Different Mozilla Directories And Also Making Libflashplayer?

Feb 2, 2011

After scouring the internet I was able to find an Adobe release of Adobe Flash Player Square for Linux 64 bit installations in the form of a file (libflashplayer.so). After copying the file to several different Mozilla directories and also making libflashplayer.so executable with the use of chmod +x libflashplayer.so I was unable to install the plug-in.To what directory must I install this .so file to get it to work? Also when I open the browser and user url://aboutlugins I don't see Adobe Flash Player Square yet. Is there an intermediary step?

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Server :: Difference After Copying Large Directory To A New Directory?

Apr 4, 2010

I m having a RHEL-5 sever.ABC directory size is 57GB after taking backup in the same disk with name ABC.bkp showing 56GB. i used below command to copy/backup. # cp -r ABC ABC.bkp (different sizes after copying)..I checked both the directory sizes by #du -sh <ABC> and du -ks <ABC.bkp>In both GB and KB there is lots of difference (200mb). why this will happen in copying? what is the solution for above question? what is the correct way of copying 1dir to newdir exactly?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Browser Tries To Download PHP Files In User Directory?

Mar 29, 2011

I was having trouble getting php files to display properly on my ubuntu 10.10 LAMP setup. Everything was installed with defaults and working properly. testphp.php worked as long as it was in the sites parent directory, but any php files in user directories did not work. All browsers tried to download the php files located in /home/user/public_html instead. I tried to use the help documents here, [URL]..

Finally I was browsing around in the /etc/apache2/mods-available directory and looked at the php5.conf file. Here is the relevant information from the file:


# To re-enable php in user directories comment the following lines
# (from <IfModule ...> to </IfModule>.) Do NOT set it to On as it
# prevents .htaccess files from disabling it.
# <IfModule mod_userdir.c> #Comment out this line


I tried to edit the help document linked above but it says not to do so! I couldn't find a reference for this fix anywhere else, so I decided to post it here.

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General :: How To Store Files / Directories In Different Different Directories?

Mar 23, 2011

I am writing a script, in that my requirement is, if all the fill types stored in one directory from that we need to separate different different directories based on the file types.

for example in a directory(anish). 5 different types files
1- directory
2- .txt files
2- .sh files

like that and my requirement is the (1- directory is moved to one new directory(dir) which we are given in the script)and (2 .txt files are moved to another new directory(test) which we are given in the script)and ( 2 .sh files are moved to another new directory(bash) which we are given in the scrip)finally the directory anish should be empty..using bash script.how it is possible !!

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