Ubuntu :: Duplicating Folder Structure And Copying Files
Nov 21, 2010
I'm looking for some way to search a given directory, copy its folder structure to another given directory, and copy from the original only certain files into the newly created directory.Vague, I'm sure. But here's what I'm actually looking for:My music player won't display album art without a "cover.jpg" image in each folder where the files are, but I have Rhythmbox set to only copy the top rated songs. Each file does have its cover embedded in it, but there's also a cover.jpg in each folder.
So I'd like to let Rhythmbox handle the actual song copying, and then have a script or something that I can run that will scan my onboard music directory for cover.jpg files and then place them in the appropriate folders within my music player's folders. Obviously I can't just copy my onboard music directory, or I'm getting *every* song, not just the top-rated, which defeats the purpose of syncing at all.
How would i go about copying all .jpg or .JPG files from a folder and all its subfolders to my /usr/name/pictures folder? I'm guessing I'd have to use some sort of .[jJ][pP][gG] to get all the pictures from other examples i've seen, but really not sure how to use that in a recursive cp.
I am currently seeing strange files in the folder structure on one of my servers * CentOS release 5.5inal)* #1 SMP Tue Jan 4 17:11:58 EET 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/LinuxThe files in question are as follows : -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 117 Feb 3 16:57 -z present in too much random directories when i list a file structure even in a directory i have not been in there is such a file in it.Has anyone ever encountered this type of factor and if possible i would like some advice on dealing with the removal of these files and rectifying the settings that are making them / creating them.
I want to copy everything in templates/blue to the folder code/ However: cp -r 'templates/blue' 'code' Creates a folder called blue inside code. I tried cp -r 'templates/blue/*' 'code', but that didn't do anything.
I do have an Ubuntu Headless server which is running Samba on it. My mp3 file collection resides on that server on is being share.
So far, no problems connecting to that drive and writing from my Windows box on that share. But if I use my main laptop, which runs Ubuntu Lucid and download an mp3 song from Amazon, the moment I move that to the share, I got permissions problems from the Windows machine. This is clearly a permission issue with group and others; the song is being created on the share without read and write permissions to others or the samba group I created.
My question is. How can I make this process simple or automatic, when moving songs to the share? I don't want to go there everytime and run ...
Which was basically how I reset or fixed the problem.
I've read about umask, but not sure if that applies here or not, because I'm not creating the file but moving it.
dir1subdir1subdir2etc.and at the lowest level they contain all of these jpegs that I need. The problem is that I only need some of them. They're named like this:
pic1.jpg pic1_med.jpg pic1_small.jpg pic2.jpg pic2_med.jpg etc.
I want to just grab the ones without the size suffix and copy them all to another set of folders, while preserving the directory structure. The numbering all starts at 1 for each low level subdirectory, so I think that the directory structure is the only way to not get them mixed up.
I know that cp has a recursive option -r but how do I just extract the ones without the underscore? And then how do I preserve the directory structure when I move them over?
Today I got a call from our chairman saying that he gets duplicate mails. When I checked the postfix logs, I found that it is the locks that are creating problems. The mail which duplicated was to an alias which included our chairman. In that alias, the mailbox of a user was locked since he was receiving his mails (I use dovecot for mail distribution), and hence the lock was on for that mailbox. When postfix tried to deliver the mails, it encountered the lock and the mail delivery was stopped, thus by requeuing the specific mail. While postfix retried the delivery, it found another lock with another mailbox and again the delivery was stopped, thus sending the mail back to queue
I'm not positive if this is in the correct section but I am hoping so. I am running dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. I hunted down my files from Windows that I need for school (old papers, research, etc.) and found it under "file system" --> "host" --> "users" --> "zbollman". I can access all of my files and I'm happy now that I don't have to boot between the two constantly to get what I need. However, I tried to copy the file to my home folder, but it said I do not have enough room. I'm about 5GB short. How do I go about allocating more space so that I can copy this folder so that all of my information is easily accessible?
Just installed Ubuntu on a Dell M1730 and working my way around the system. Biggest problem I'm struggling with is the folder structure and privileges. I've downloaded a few programs that don't come in DEB format. Consequently I'm not sure how they should be installed. As a windows user my assumption is that there would be a program files like folder but I'm not sure what the Ubuntu equivalent is. I've tried /opt/ but then I run into lots of privilege issues that can only be resolved by chmod. Can you advise which the location that programs should be installed in for manual installations and under which user (Standard or SU)?
We want to fix our data folders structre in Samba, for example our folders would be like as Data/Group A/2010 /A.We want all our users can work only in folder A and no one can create any files in data, GroupA, 2010 folders. Similarly no one can delete these basic folders. However users can create further folders in A as required.
I have a Ubuntu 10.10 server; I have created several users and wish them to have their own web space (with a unique domain name for each). I have therefore created www folders within their home folder and created new Virtual Servers to host each domain name and point to the users www folder in their home folder. They can then use an FTP client to upload files. This all works well.
However, I would like to stop a user from going back up a level and traversing the tree.They can currently go back up to /home and see other users names.
I have installed the Ubuntu distro first in Portuguese. Then, I decided I wanted the English language. I would like that the default folders like "Desktop" and "Documents" were renamed to this names, instead of staying in their Portuguese equivalent.
I can not guarantee this, but I am almost certain I did successfully convert the folder names from Portuguese to English on a previous install when I decided to change the language. So, I suppose this is possible.
I have a deep folder structure on my RHEL 5.x file system which is supposed to have only word(*.doc, *.docx) or pdf(*.pdf) files. But I want to check if there are files with any other extensions which exist. Is that possible?
I am trying to copy a (custom XML) file to a protected folder (namely /usr/share/games/FlightGear/Protocol) for data Input/Output.I tried copying and pasting the folders and it doesn't work. I realized that it is because only root user has the permission to do modification.So, I tried using "sudo cp" to copy the file. The file was copied, but the content now becomes unreadable when I tried to open the file
i will protect my folder so if someone want to copy that folder include container, he must enter right password first oh yeah i will store it in ntfs partition and backup in exsternal hardisk anywants how to do it in both of them, please share here because i already try to use permission but it's failed
i want to do it via graphical interface (for ease of access) but i can't write in the backgrounds folder because i don't have permissions to do so. although i made my account part of the administrators group and loged on again. so basically, i need to have full control of my machine logged on with my user, i don't care about security at all. How?
I've ran into a pickle regarding permissions and ACL. My users has a folder called "UVdokumenter", in wich they want to put documents up for sharing and editing. Everyone needs to be able to edit the files in that folder, so i set the ACL to this:
The problem is i have to copy folders from network into the RHEL server. When i am copying i can copy the folders and documents which do not have a sub folder. But the folders with subfolders is not getting copied. How should i do it?
I have a drive with an NTFS partition where all the files were deleted. What I'm looking for is a way to rebuild the directory structure and recover the files. I really, really want the directory structure as the partition contains 460 Gigs of data. Normally I would use the tools here: [URL] but I've never dealt with this much data before. Everything there that I've used creates a pretty messy dump however.
I have used ntfsundelete before but only for a few files at a time. I have no idea what would happen if I tried to run it on a partition of that size. I'm comfortable with data recovery but this amount of data is beyond me. I've run ntfsundelete with no args and from what I can tell of skimming the pages of output all the files are fine. The partition has not been written to.
I'm using fedora 13 to connect to my server's share folder(windows server 2003) and i found that i can create folder,create file, access and open or delete the file in the window share folder, but i can't save or replace the file in the share folder. the error message is like below...there are error copying file into smb://path/folderShow more detail: Invalid argumenti also have attach the pictureby the way....i had disable the firewall and selinux already....but still can't save the file into the window share folder.previously i use fedora 11 and all is ok with no problem, but the fedora13 got this problem, please tell me what cause this happen?
How do I download all the files form here: [URL]. I am on freeBSD 7.0 and I tried wget with the -r switch and it gives me URL's only. Maybe this is simply not an ftp site I don't know. How I can download all those files with the same directory structure.
I've discovered that Dolphin seems to lose random files when copying many large folders.
I first noticed this a few months ago when I tried to copy my music library from one folder to another on the same HDD. It consisted of around 600 folders and 6500 files. During the copy there were no errors but after the copy I found that some of the newly copied folders were missing files. I put it down to human error or a glitch.
Yesterday I tried to copy 13 folders containing rips of some of my DVDs. Each folder basically had one film of either 700MB or 1.4GB. Again no errors showed up during the copy but I found 3 of the newly copied folders were empty.
It's not so critical with music or films but I can't afford to lose work data like this.
Has anyone experienced or seen a similar problem with Dolphin? I'm going to have to do some more extensive testing but this is not good.
The first time I noticed the problem I was running KDE4.3.4 (I think) and now the latest was with KDE4.4.0.
Basically I need to rename a bunch of .doc files using the for-structure and the mv command (w/ wildcards) in bash. I guess this would be a bit easier if I'd use the rename command, but since this is a school assignment of sorts I need to use for & mv. The .doc files are named "1filename.doc", "2filename.doc" etc. And I've got to rename them to "aaa_1filename.doc", "aaa_2filename.doc", "aaa_3filename.doc" and so on. Tried to dabble quite a bit with the for and mv commands, basically just got a bunch of errors. Every damn time. For 2 hours. The most common error was "mv: missing destination file operand after ..."