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    how to move files, sudo command

    I am trying to move a html file to var/www, but i don't have permission. does anyone know the sudo command I can use move files from on folder to another?
    thanks

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    Re: how to move files, sudo command

    mv /pathToFile/fileToMove /pathToNewLocation/

    mv /pathToFile/fileToMove /pathToNewLocation/newFileName

    mv -r /pathToFile/folderToMove /pathToNewLocation/

    mv -r /pathToFile/folderToMove /pathToNewLocation/newFolderName

    Hope this helps

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    Re: how to move files, sudo command

    Code:
    sudo mv file/you/want/to/move.html /var/www/

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    Re: how to move files, sudo command

    cheers, that worked well

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    Re: how to move files, sudo command

    Note that you can use "cp" to copy, rather than "mv" to move, if you want.

    If you're using a GUI, you can open a file browser as root and then you'll have permissions to drag and drop files into that folder:

    Code:
    gksudo nautilus
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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