General :: Copy A Read-Only File And Make The Copy Writable With A Single Cp Command?

Mar 1, 2011

How to copy a Read-Only file in Linux and make the copy writable with a single cp command in Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)? The --no-preserve and --preserve seemed to be good candidates, except that they should "and" the mode flags, while what I am looking for is something that will "or" them (add +w mode).

More details: I have to import a repository from GIT to Perforce. I want that all Perforce depot files are Read-Only (that is how Perforce was designed), while all other files that were derived/copied from depot files are writable. Currently if a Makefile tries to copy a Read-Only file then the derived file will also be Read-only. This leads to build-errors when cp tries to overwrite Read-Only file second time. Of course the --force is a workaround here but then the derived file is also Read-Only. Also I do not want to mess with "chmod" after each "cp" command - I will do that only as the last resort.

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General :: Copy A File To All Subfolders In A Directory Using A Single Command?

Jul 18, 2010

I'd like to copy a file, say widgets/water.txt, to all subfolders in the folder widgets using a single command. So if the folder widgets has 10 subfolders like widgets/blue, widgets/green, etc. I'd like to copy water.txt to all of them with one command.

I tried the commands


cp water.txt ./*/water.txt
cp water.txt ./*/

However these don't seem to work. The latter gives 'cp: omitting directory' errors.

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General :: Copy A File From Windows With Scp Command?

Aug 18, 2010

I would like copy a backup file from image vmware linux to windows but i don't know how to process it ?i tried :scp /source/backup.tar.gz admin@x.x.x.x:/c:ProgrammefilesC:Documentsand SettingsAdminMyDocumentsbut error and i know that it's not like that, so if you have solutions

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General :: Copy Code From Text File To Command Prompt?

Dec 2, 2010

First I hope to undrestand my English word because Iam Arabic girl and not so good in English...

my problem is:

I wrote code in .c file and I run that code on the prompt command, its ture but I want after the out put copy the code on the command by some statment in the code , how can I do that?

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Jul 16, 2011

How do I move around select a file and move or copy it. All tutorials I have seen are not simple enough.

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General :: Capture Elapsed Time For A File Copy Command?

Jan 25, 2010

I am troubleshooting file copy time issues between 3 servers. I need to copy the same file from server A to both server B and server C and compare the elapsed times for the copy. Is there an easy way to do this?

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General :: Copy The Contents Of A Txt File To Other Txt Files (with Similar Names) By Cp Command?

Jul 2, 2010

cp -r aa123.h aa*.h
results in
cp: target `aa456.h' is not a directory

Yes I read man page cp (1p). There is something written there about it, I couldn't understand though.

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Nov 15, 2010

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I have file in which i have some paths, i want to write a script so that it can read the file and copy the files from the paths to some destination folder which i will specify in the shell.

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May 12, 2011

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Ubuntu :: Kill Copy File Command?

Jun 6, 2011

I started to copy a directory using Nautilus. I dragged and dropped a directory from my hosted server to my home drive. It got hung up, and wouldn't download. I clicked the red "stop operation" button, but I have a lingering icon in my upper panel saying that I still have file operations going on, even though it has supposedly stopped. How do I determine from the command line what this process is named and how do I kill it to remove the icon

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General :: Scp Command - Copy File Into Local Computer By Still Sitting In 1st Computer

Jun 17, 2011

I am using fedora 10 in two computers. Just for my own practice I sent a file to my second computer.

1st computer IP is
2nd computer IP is


The file has been successfully copied to the second computer but I again want to copy that file into my local computer by still sitting in my 1st computer.


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General :: CP Read Permission Denied - Cannot Copy Files From Pen Drive

Sep 23, 2009

I can't copy a few files from my pen drive. Got the files from a public computer, with windows. I use fedora 10.

cp gives the following error--->
cp /home/user1/Documents/scjp
cp: cannot open `' for reading: Permission denied
lsattr shows this--->
lsattr: Permission denied While reading flags on
mount shows this--->
/dev/sdc1 on /media/disk type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)

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Server :: Copy A File Preserving Its Original Modification Time Using The Command?

Jun 8, 2010

It seems to be simple one, but couldn't figure out exactly. Say I copy a file preserving its original modification time using the command

cp -p file1 file2
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General :: Will (K)Ubuntu Be Able To Read/copy/alter Files On NTFS Drives

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General :: Need To Make Working Copy Of Failing HDD

May 22, 2010

I run a sever 24/7/365 with Debian 5.0.4 (lenny) GNOME 2.22.3. It seems that the HDD is beginning to fail as it starting to clunk & you can hear it spinning up & down. I had lots of help in setting up the server, and i am not that good with linux...but i am learning all the time I have a spare HDD lying around, and i am wondering if its possible to use it to make a "exact working copy" of the HDD whats failing ? The spare HDD actually has XP on it, but i cannot see this preventing it from being used ?As my knowledge is still very little with Linux, and its important for me to replace the HDD, can anyone point me in the right direction to copying failing HDD ?? Also is it possible to then fit the new HDD into my server and it will work straight away ? This is to prevent any added downtime on my 24/7/365 server.

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For example, if I type ':pwd' to get the current working directory, I can select the text in gvim but I can't figure out how to copy it to the clipboard. If I try the same in console vim, I can't even select it with the mouse. I would like this to work with all vim commands, such as set guifont to copy the guifont=Consolas:h10:cANSI output.

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General :: Copy Mutiple Files Over Scp In One Command?

Mar 4, 2010

I have to transport a lot of files from one pc to another (both Linux). I would like to use scp for that, but scp only allows for transferring one file at a time. How can I do this?

I have No possibility to use rsync or any other protocol No possibility to use passphrase free certificates (but have a certificate with a passphrase) A list of files to transfer and a list with the destination path of the files on the other server The files are spread out over a lot of directories, and not all the files in the directories I want to copy If possible I would like to gzip and ungzip transparently to save bandwidth!

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Jul 20, 2010

i use linux ubuntu..i try to copy db and type some mysqldump command..but at terminal show: The program 'mysqldump' can be found in the following packages:

* mysql-client-5.0
* mysql-client-5.1

Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package> bash: mysqldump: command not found

how to get mysqldump for my pc? i've tried to follow the instruction,but show like below:

Err jaunty/main libnet-daemon-perl 0.43-1 Could not connect to (, connection timed out

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Jan 20, 2010

Imaging-copying a working remote share on WindowsNT to a local Linux disk target is needed .
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Feb 25, 2010

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Sep 18, 2010

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I have a number of crash.log files scattered about my system and I would like to run a command to find all the crash.log files on the system and copy them to a single directory; each with a unique filename. For example, copy crash.log from ~/directory_1 , ~/directory_2 , ~/directory_3 and so on to ~/crash_logs/crash.log1 , ~/crash_logs/crash.log2 , ~/crash_logs/crash.log3 etc.

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General :: Can't Make New Folder Or Copy Paste In Newly Created Partition?

Mar 17, 2011

I just maked an ext4 partition by the help of gparted. Ubuntu is my only OS no dual boot. Using Ubuntu Maverick. The problem is partition must be open as root to do any work else it wont even allow me to open file,create folder,cut copy paste or anything.

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Dec 5, 2010

I back up all my digital photos to a couple of places. I've been using the cp command, but--given the personal value--have started to wonder if there's a more reliable way. I'm no stranger to Linux, Bash, Perl, etc., so I could write something to copy and compare md5 hashes, but I was wondering if something already exists (reinvention, wheels and what-not).

Most of my googling for copy and (verify|valid|check|hash|confirm) turns up rsync. However, as far as I can tell, rsync only uses hashes to see if a file needs to be updated. It doesn't perform a hash comparison afterward. For this use, specifically, the files are binary and typically 8-10MB.

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Jul 28, 2011

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Dec 23, 2010

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Ubuntu :: Copy All The Pictures From Various Folders In Documents To A Single Folder

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I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. I want to copy all the pictures from various folders in my Documents to a single folder. So in Nautilus, I clicked on Places > Search for Files. Then chose the Documents folder and typed *.jpg in the search criteria. It found all of my pictures just fine. However it would not let me copy and paste them into a folder I put on my desktop. Copy is not on the "right" click menu and Ctrl C did not work for the highlighted search results. This is so simple in Windows but it does not seem to work in Ubuntu.

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