Ubuntu :: Command To Check Files Where Copied?

Oct 23, 2010

I am trying to write a script to copy all of my photos to my backup drive, to finish it i want to scan the backup and check that all of the folders and photos are there. is there a command in linux to do this (theres one (or two) for everything else!!!)

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General :: Comparing Directories To Check All Stuff Copied?

Jul 4, 2010

I have recently backed up all my documents photos etc to an external hard drive. What is the best way to check that everything has copied? I have tried diff but it was not very clear.

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Ubuntu :: Can't See Files Copied In Terminal?

Apr 3, 2010

I copied several folders over to a thumbdrive in Terminal, but I can't see the folders when I view the thumbdrive on any other system (tried a machine with xp and another with Ubuntu).I went back to the original machine where I did the coping and viewed the thumbdrive's contents in Terminal, and it shows everything to be there that I had copied. Is there a step I'm missing? I copied using cp -r. The reason I'm doing this is that the Ubuntu installation on the original machine is freezing up and I just want to backup some of the files before reinstalling Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Copied Mp3 Files Are Corrupted

Aug 18, 2011

I have all of my music in mp3 form on an external HD. When I copy it to my home folder for use in Banshee 2.0, some of the music files become corrupted.When these copied mp3s are played, they have annoying, intermittent distortion throughout some of the songs. In an effort to try and isolate the problem, played one of the distorted songs directly from the file on the external HD, and it played flawlessly. I then downloaded Clementine and had the exact same distortion on the playback from the copied file, and then no distortion from the external HD file.

So at this point, it seems like the mp3 are getting messed up when they are being copied from the external HD to the computer.I am using a USB 2.0 port for the file copying.

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Feb 23, 2011

Lately I've tried rsync for backing up my home partition to an external drive, but I've run into some problems with some flac files (there might be other problematic files though, these are the ones I know of). The external drive is formatted in ntfs. Now, when adding my whole music directory (within my home directory) first as a library to VLC and then copying to the playlist, some files are not playable. I discovered this at work in windows, and resaved all the flac files using ex falso to skip windows incompatible characters. The problem persisted though. I tried the same thing in VLC in Ubuntu, and got again a set of non-playable files, partly, but not completely, overlapping the set of files that were not playable in windows. The original files (on my internal drive) are playable in VLC in Ubuntu. What to do (except to go back to cp instead of rsync, rsync is faster, but if it doesn't copy correctly, it's not worth it)?

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Ubuntu :: File Permissions For Copied Files On External HDD?

Mar 24, 2010

I'm sure that the issue I'm having is easily solvable once I gain some understanding about copying files - and file permissions in Ubuntu. Here's my situation:

I have an external HDD where I like to back up some files (I mess around with distros on my main machine and feel less stressed knowing the important stuff is backed up). I have an ext4 partition on the external drive where I have copied files, both through the terminal (cp 'filename' /dev/sdc3) and by drag and drop (gnome-terminal).

The problem is, once the files are copied, most are inaccessible. I can view them, but some directories and individual files say I do not have permission to open them. Others are accessible. This is from the same user profile that copied them.

How do I see what's going on? More importantly, how do I make files on external drives available to any user or OS (that can handle ext4)? I want to make sure that if my whole system gets effed that I could still do a reinstall of my OS and then access those backup files.

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Sep 9, 2010

I have about 20 000 photos in XP which have mostly been tagged, cropped, etc using Picasa. That Picasa is working OK.

I am shifting my activities from XP to Ubuntu & am just getting to the Photo part.

In Ubuntu, I have the current Picasa (3.0.5744-02) & that is working OK with any new photos I download to Ubuntu & modify in Picasa there.

My next step was to copy a folder of photos from XP to Ubuntu & look at them in Picasa. They copy perfectly & Picasa finds them OK. All the tags are there OK.

But the cropping & other editing from Picasa XP is not seen in Picasa Ubuntu.

The ini file is there & looks the same as ini files generated in Ubuntu.

Should I expect my XP edits to be visible in Ubuntu?

How can I get that to work, without re-editing 20 000 photos?

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May 30, 2011

I got around 6,000 songs that I copied from my ipod to my external hard drive through rhythmbox, but for some reason it didn't copy over any extensions (all of my music files are mp3's) so I was wondering what would be a really simple way to add the extension to all the files in the music folder. My folders are setup like /Music/Artist/Album/song.mp3 (well right now there is no .mp3 but ya get the point

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Apr 17, 2011

To make a full backup I run a live Knoppix DVD and clone the computer's HDD to an external HDD using the dd command. Is there a possible problem with the source being copied onto bad sectors on the destination disk? If so is there a way to prevent this from happening? A typical dd command I use looks like: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 conv=notrunc,noerror. Is this the recommended command for cloning to a disk of equal size?

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Jul 5, 2010

I'm interested to hear what config/settings files - or whole folders - you've managed to simply copy over from your previous installation and have working in the new. This can be either for specific programs or for parts of the system, but I suppose most of what people would find useful is getting some of their programs back to how they had them. These can be individual files or whole folders, but if there is a settings folder for a program but only one of the files is actually worth copying, just mention the one file and what it does. Also interested in hearing from KDE and Xfce users, for the benefit of those of us who have multiple desktop environments in the same system. (Besides, even those with only Gnome will use some of the great KDE apps like Amarok and K3b).

Here are my contributions:
(~/ denotes your home folder; any subfolders starting with a period [.] are hidden files or folders)
~/.cache/rhythmbox/covers (the folder containing all your album cover art displayed in Rhythmbox)
~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts (any scripts you added to Nautilus will be in this folder)
~/.lyrics (the folder containing all your song lyrics displayed in Rhythmbox)
~/.local/share/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml (Rhythmbox's database file; if you were forced to edit this because of some incorrectly displayed tags, don't forget to copy it over).
~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox/plugins/ (Rhythmbox's plugins folder; plugins should be accessible when you restart Rythmbox).
~/.bash_aliases (Terminal command aliases you may have created will be in this file).
~/.gconf/apps/nautilus/preferences/%gconf.xml (Nautilus folder preferences file)
~/.mozilla/firefox (Folder for Firefox settings, cache, bookmarks, etc. If there are 2 or more subfolders with names like 2tb4r91t.default just copy over the latest one, and make sure profiles.ini points to it)
~/.thunderbird (Mozilla Thunderbird folder with all accounts, emails, settings, etc)

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Apr 14, 2011

I'm using a dual boot system with kubuntu 10.10 and windows vista.When I try to copy files from kubuntu to a windows drive, I see no problem.But when I retsart to windows usually I can't see my files. Once or twice I have seen files I copied in kubuntu. The strange thing is that when I go to kubuntu again, I don't see files I have copied in windows drive.

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General :: In What Order Are Files And Directories Copied When Using Cp -R?

Jun 26, 2011

If I execute the following command:
cp -R /myfiles /mydestination


If myfiles contains several sub-directories and files, in what order will they be copied? For example, directories might be named 0123a, 9993c, myfolder, xfolder.

They are not copied in alphabetical order OR in date order OR in the order they appear when using a standard ls command as far as I can tell, so what actually does determine the order?

Edit:
I am trying to determine the order that the cp command uses in order to determine how far along my copy command made it before it stopped. For example, I was hoping to be able to determine it copied 3 of the 4 directories successfully.

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May 10, 2011

I tried copying files from my ubuntu computer to a usb drive. But the file transfer doesn't complete and gets stuck at some point.

Ex: If I try to copy a file having a size of 622MB, the files transfer runs smoothly till maybe 617MB and then doesn't proceed at all.

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Mar 14, 2010

I have an old Dell Inspiron 8200 which I use for doing my CCNA study on. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 and it the cairo dock, all was running great, a little sluggish at times but thaht was down to the integrated display adaptor, no problem. I then decided to try out Open Suse but didnt like it so reformatted the whole disk back to Ubuntu then my problems started.

After going through the installation, I found the computer would only boot in the live CD mode, no files were copied. I then reformatted back to Windows XP and try top set up a dual boot system but the same results!, no data on my hard drive from Ubuntu!!. I then installed a new hard drive and tried a new dual boot installation but with the same results, what is stopping the machine form installing Ubuntu

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Mar 8, 2010

I have multiple OpenSuSE 11.2 systems. With some files being on one system I would like to have another computer to have the files as well. Is there a way to have the files copied to the other system automatically? FTP is one way but it is too cumbersome. I am thinking of something like disk or directory mirroring. Does OpenSuSE have something like that?

If it was real time mirroring that would be better. I.e if a write to one file on one system is done, then this would be done on the other system with the same directory/file.

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General :: Can't Rename/move Files From OSX That Were Copied From NTFS

Jun 29, 2010

I recently had data recovered and it was sent back to me on what I think is an NTFS drive. I copied all the files over to a file share I have on a Linux box, that's ext4. Now I have that share mounted on my OSX machine, and I can't move or rename most of the files. However, in a couple cases I was able to rename a folder after the third try. Another time I was able to rename a folder once, but not again. All the permissions are showing up the same on the command-line -- I can't see any differences between the permissions on any of the files/folders. Note that I can create new folders and add files no problem, and then rename and move those all I want.

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Jan 9, 2010

I have ran into a permissions problem. It seems that any file I have created with Fedora I can browse to in Firefox. I cannot browse to files that I have downloaded from the internet or copied locally across our network. I changed file permissions to 755 and 777 for these files. I even thought that maybe it was the php file content that was causing the issue. So, I copied the file content from file 2 into file 1. File 1 was the file I could always browse to since I created it in Fedora. I could still browse to file 1 after it had file 2's content.

I look at the permissions and they appear the same for both files. I am not sure why I cannot open the other files. I downloaded phpMyAdmin. I cannot hit any of these files in a browser. I also copied some files from a a backup location we have internally. I cannot browse to any of these files either. I used chmod 777 filename. Even after doing that I could not hit any of the files. I moved the files into my document root directory ( /var/www/html ) and I still cannot browse to these files.

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Mar 3, 2011

I have two systems running on linux. system one is running with RHEL 5.4/X86_64 hardware, system two is running with RHEL 5.3/i686 hardware. One filesystem is shared from system two and mounted as NFS on system one. Now when i do a copy from local filesystem to the NFS share from system one,it shows as follows

Quote:

-rw-r--r-- 1 xkinved rbak1 30 Mar 3 2011 king

But if i do copy with -p option then it shows right time stamp. Both machines are running with slight(minutes) different in time. Does this could be cause for this problem? The problem is happening while i do FTP from some other machines too.

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May 17, 2011

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Jul 29, 2010

I'm pretty sure I'm in over my head with this one. Here's the situation: My practice has been, after downloading and making changes to files, to use a certain GUI cataloging app to move them to categorized sub-folders inside one "umbrella" folder, then copy them to (what are in most cases) identically-named sub-folders in another one on the same HD. Emulation of this process on the command-line would look like:

Code:
cp holytrousers.jpg /home/metoo/Pictures/fancypants/
mv holytrousers.jpg /home/me/Pictures/pants/

This was in anticipation of making a "twin" of the second, now bigger, "umbrella" folder on anexternal HD and continuing the practice. At some point I intended to get rid of the original 2nd "parent folder" and just keep the first one on the drive with my OS install, using the twin on the backup folder as I'd been doing when it was on that same drive.

I'm very close (a matter of 2 to 3 weeks, it looks like) to getting a backup/external drive in a reasonably-reliable external enclosure. With the backup, originally the "twin" of the bigger "umbrella" folder and its sub-directories, on that other drive, I also anticipate that I will likely go at least a few days between backing up any new files to it.

For the sake of argument, let's say I gave the external the name "tuxs_twin". Is there any way to monitor copying activity from /Pictures/ on the boot HD to /media/tuxs_twin/Pictures/ and log the dates and times, then have something running that checks the log every so many hours and puts up a reminder dialog saying /tuxs_twin/Pictures/ hasn't had any new files copied to it since date X at time Y? I hope this was clear enough. If not, I'll try to break it down further when I know which details are confusing folks.

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Jan 25, 2011

How to set the default file permissions on ALL newly created files in linux - but differs in important ways:

I want all files created in (or copied to or moved to) a certain directory to inherit a set of default permissions that is different from the system default.

Rationale: The directory in question is the "intake hopper" for an application. Users in a group place files in the directory, and the app (running under another user id in the same group) takes them and processes them. The problem is that the owner of each file placed in the directory is the user that placed it there, and the permissions are defaulting to "rw-r--r--"; I want to change that to "rw-rw----". The app doing the intake can't do that explicitly, because the user id the app is running under doesn't own the file in question, and the default permissions don't allow the app to chmod on the file! Obviously, the user could do a chmod after putting the file there - but I want to keep the "drop" by the user as simple as possible. (These folks are not linux-literate, they just drag and drop the files from their windows desktop to a (Samba) network share - i.e. they don't even know they are interacting with a linux system.)

umask seems too powerful: I don't want to set default permissions for every file created anywhere by these users - just those created in (or placed in) this directory.

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- copy the license.txt into /etc/skel

- created a script to check for the presence of license.txt, check it's permissions and change them if necessary

- gave the domain's group sudo [nopasswd] access to the script (the script is not writable)

- execute the script in /etc/bashrc

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