F15 Gnome edition. I am trying to move files, no big deal, except they keep moving themselves back again about 4-5 seconds later. This happens in nautilus, gnome-commander, or even at the command line. See the following output. The volume is NTFS, but I have ntfs-3g installed, and i've never had this problem before with NTFS volumes.
[root@kermitfed store]# ls
animalstore Cymande Groundation Mutiny
from several problems with ubuntu/linux distros, just to have the compuer with main windows OS, Ubuntu as a second and backup and puppy too after a week of madness codes sudos gedits installing reinstalling 2 3 may be 7 times.the system is now quite stable (i had to erase the lucid lynx because nobody was able to help me with the problem of the missing panels. ill have to wait for a fix..
now i have a fresh install of 8.04 (i had to uninstall it because i move partitions ad grub wents down, i tried EVERYTHING and nothing but reinstalling it)i used puppy linux to extract my files (home folder) and save it int a new ext3 partition, then when this ubuntu8.04 was OK, i tried to move my files back. i tried to doit from ubuntu, and i saw a little padlock on the folder, i tryed to move it, and i cant, then i restart to tryit form puppy, i was able to doit from puppy, then i restart again back to ubuntu, now with the folder in ubuntu partition i now have to put each file/folder where it was supposed to be, but again i saw some older with the padlock icon and with the same problem, that i can't move it because i have no permission. i tryed to find some help before opening this thread but all i want was to open a gksudo nautilus on terminal, but that doesnt fix anything, because that open a wibdows and i only can move "locked" files withing that folder, and those are my files i need to move it all the time, i can't open a gksudo nautilus every time i want to move one of my files.
I like the buttons on the left. I'm running 10.04 & I know how to move them. The problem is that changing themes will move them back right. OK, if the new theme has them on the right that's OK. But going back to the other theme doesn't change them back. They don't seem to be controlled by the theme, or I'm just not doing it right.
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.
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.
I feel like this is probably a dumb question but regardless, I don't know the answer and my eyes will start bleeding if I keep trying anymore. How do you move files between folders? Dolphin's layout (unless I'm not figuring it out, which is probably the case) doesn't seem to let you drag from one folder to another and there's no other pane to see another folder to drag to.I have an mp3 file in my download folder that I want to move to my music folder but I can't get it to move.
I get a SD card. Put in the SD reader. It's empty. I go to my super-important-pictures-to-a-monthly-relatory folder and select all files. Select them for MOVE. Paste them on the SD card. When the move/paste process is finished, i click on the "Eject" button on top of the SD card name. Card's ejected. I can't access the card anymore. I take out the card and put on my other computer. From 300 pictures, there are only 10 available, the remaining ones are there, but with 0bytes and unrecoveable. I panic. I go back to my main computer, my pictures are not there anymore. The pictures were on the Home folder. I panic again. I reset the computer and boot on the LiveCD. I install foremost, scalpel, photorec and about everything till my USB drive complains about being filled up. I run everything and I can't recover my files. I'm in the danger of getting fired. Things like that makes Windows sounds more appealing. When you securely remove a pendrive, things get REALLY pasted there before screwing everything up with a removal.
On my laptop, squeeze has /, /boot, /usr, /home and I think /tmp /var on separate partitions. I want more space for apps and to not have to be so frugal with /home. Earlier this week I shrank sda1, freeing up 40 GB. I wanted to start moving the squeeze partitions, but GParted logically enough denied it since they were mounted, duh. I'm glad for that, because I was getting overeager and hadn't made even a full system backup.
This is one of those situations where choice, while good, makes it hard to get started. I wouldn't mind using dump, but doesn't it inefficiently copy the whole partition regardless of empty space? I figure tar could do as well, but is it a problem that it doesn't preserve all the meta info? As a starting point, I'd like to have an "quick" and safe way to make sure that if something happens while moving partitions, I can do a restore. I can progress to more optimal solutions later on, like semi- or fully automated incremental backup.
So what is a sure-fire way to do this while preserving all info? Should I stick with something like clonezilla, can I manage it from within Debian (CLI, ready-made script, GUI), is there a still better way?
Bottom line up front: I'd like to move my window controls from the right corner to the left corner in 10.04.
All of my window controls (minimize, close, etc) are back on the right hand corner of the window, and after my upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 they were on the left. I briefly tried E16 with gnome, didn't like it, and removed all. This caused metacity to become unconfigured, and now all of the themes have window controls on the right.
Where can I fix it so the window controls are back where the 10.04 ubuntu wanted them?
I have installed fedora 11, now i want to install touch driver for my dell 15 laptop. when i m moving cursur its moving but when i m clcking on touch pad to open anything its not opening, to open i have 2 select any file then i have to click touchpad keys.
I was moving a folder using Nautilus from an internal drive to a USB drive when suddenly, the power failed and the system rebooted before the UPS could go into backup. After I booted the PC again, half the files are are in neither of the drives. Do they go into a temporary folder first? There's nothing in /tmp and there's no Lost+Found folder. Is there anyway to get back those files? I'll always copy and delete from now on instead of moving.
I am setting up a Demo website that I am hosting in a Debian Lenny VM, I have installed Apache, mySQL, and PHP5 I know the php server is working because if I place an info php file I can see it in the browser. However, I downloaded phpfusion, as well as phpmyadmin and they are on my desktop, I open a superuser file browser (also added write access to /var/www to everybody and copied the files over as me) and copied over the files. Once in the www folder they are no longer seen as "valid" php files, if I try to access them with iceweasel, IE, Konquerer it asks me if I want to download the file. If I look at the files on my desktop they have different icons. I have attached a screenshot. I can't tell what the difference is, but obviously there is one otherwise the icons wouldn't be different. Does anyone have any idea what's going on here or a way to rectify it?
I am using back in time to back up files from home and from another mounted directory on my system (ntfs). The back-ups are occurring automatically and appear to be complete; but, I cannot delete old back-up snapshots in the backintime GUI Also with sudo nautilus or as root in terminal with (rmdir) I cannot delete the snapshots. My drive is filling up and rather than uninstalling back in time, I would like to simply delete the unneeded snapshots. How can I delete these files? Is there an rsync file that I should configure to delete these? My expectation of backintime was that it would back-up at the requested frequency and not create complete duplicate copies of the files, but, use symbolic links to unchanged files. How can I verify if this is the case? Does the cron file control this>
I,m using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gimp. Ive got a lot of photos etc and need to back these up. Can I anyone suggest a good backup solution which does not require e to keep copying the same files? IE: Once the files are backed up I only want to back the files used since last back up?
im switching. Vista is......yeah nothing needs to be said. Anyways i only have a few things preventing me from switching, biggest is Ubuntu is currently partinioned on 10gigs of my hard drive, the rest is mostly crap. All i want off vista is music, pictures, and a few videos. how do i get them onto the ubuntu side, or allocate more space to use a friends external harddrive. I know Wine is used for WoW(problem solved) but how about ventillo and the rarely played EvE online? also if possible i need to bring those over as well. other than than Ubuntu kicks the **** out of any windows or mac OS ive ever used. but thats not sayin a whole lot.
i want to copy files from a local ubuntu 10.04 machine to a remote XP machine on a LAN.using gnome terminal server client i'm able to copy text but not files!is this possible to achieve with terminal server client or do i need to use another program? if so whit and how?
After updating to 10.10, I started getting hard freezes on a regular (read: every 10 min.during use) basis. A bit of diagnosis showed me that it was only a problem during periods of intensive I/O activity (moving files, downloading, etc.).A bug report started with:BUG: soft lockup - CUP#0 stuck for 61s! [kswapd0:26]I reinstalled 9.04, and was able to successfully copy 15gb from one drive to another. I upgraded to 9.10, and copied it back.Upgraded to 10.04 and copied it again. 10.10, it copied a few mb and froze.
I have windows 7 and am soon to partition a large amount of my drive over to linux. I'd rather all of my computer be linux but I'm unsure how to get my files to my other partition, I don't have a thumbdrive and my email doesn't have much space. I have 300 gbs of room, 150 will be linux, how do I get the 100 gigs moved from my windows partition to my linux so I have more space on my linux.
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.
I'm trying to move files from one directory to another. I only want the files that start with a capital and within a certain range. Say all files that start with a capital between A-K. I've googled this and they all say to use: [A-M]*. But it moves all files A-M regardless if they are uppercase or lowercase.
Here is a dumb question (For some reason I can never remember Linux commands but can always remember DOS commands). I don't know what it is, but I think it's the "everything is a file or a directory" nature of Linux that I can't remember it.
Anyhow, I have an instance running on Amazon EC2. I have noticed recently that FreePBX (an Asterisk GUI) is warning me of shortage of disk space. So here is the output:
I'm trying to copy files from my external hard drive to the desktop and instead of the usual copy or move to options, I get a widget menu! How do I correct this so I can copy files?I'm running opensuse 11.3 KDE 64bit
Is there a command for moving a certain amount-or all files-of a certain type? I know how to move files around but I can't find anything that explains how you would move multiple files at once.Writing this, I wonder, is it possible to move files by their size-moving all files under or over a certain size-rather than by type or name? I've looked but can't find how to do this, or if it's possible. Can't find anything on google with any combination of search terms.
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?
I'm moving my site to a new VPS and need to learn how to move the files from my current server to the new one. I'd rather not download everything to my computer and then re-upload everything... seems like a lot of wasted time. There has to be a way to copy between the two servers, but how? I have heard someone mention rsync... is that a program I could use? If so, how?
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.