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    Terminal command - move folder to usb

    Does anyone know what the command would be in terminal to move a folder to a usb flash stick.
    I cant do it mnaually as it says I dont have permissions.
    Last edited by CEW11; January 10th, 2010 at 11:33 PM.

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    Re: Command

    To bring up a file browser with permission -
    Code:
    gksudo nautlius
    To copy the folder command wise
    Code:
    sudo cp -R /home/user/folder/ /media/drivename
    Last edited by NoaHall; January 10th, 2010 at 11:37 PM.

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    Re: Command

    To move:

    Code:
    mv /path/to/directory /path/to/newlocation
    This would move the directory and all contents into the directory specified.

    If you do not have permissions for the move, you can precede the command with "sudo". Note that moving system files in this fashion may break your system, so investigate why you don't have permission.

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    Re: Command

    Quote Originally Posted by NoaHall View Post
    Code:
    sudo mv -R /home/user/folder/ /media/drivename
    I don't think "-R" is supported by mv.

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    Re: Command

    Quote Originally Posted by blueridgedog View Post
    To move:

    Code:
    mv /path/to/directory /path/to/newlocation
    This would move the directory and all contents into the directory specified.

    If you do not have permissions for the move, you can precede the command with "sudo". Note that moving system files in this fashion may break your system, so investigate why you don't have permission.
    Jut adding to the above, I would "copy" rather than move just to be on the safe side first! Call me over cautious if you like

    Code:
    cp /path/to/directory /path/to/newlocation
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    Re: Command

    Quote Originally Posted by davec64 View Post
    Jut adding to the above, I would "copy" rather than move just to be on the safe side first! Call me over cautious if you like

    Code:
    cp /path/to/directory /path/to/newlocation
    cp needs the -R flag Which is what I meant to wrote first

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    Re: Command

    thanks for the help

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