View Full Version : [ubuntu] copying files

January 30th, 2010, 09:15 PM
I have a folder with tons of junk in it i want to copy only the pictures to a thumbdrive, how can i do it with out having to pick through it and highlight only the picturs. can i use the *.jpg and somehow only copy that?

January 30th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Use List view and click the Type Column and select all of your pictures with Shift+down arrow.

January 30th, 2010, 09:22 PM
from the Terminal:
cp *.jpg /path/to/flashdrive

or you could do it by pointing that command to a different, empty folder first, and then just copy and paste that folder to the flash drive using the file browser.

January 31st, 2010, 02:16 AM
sheesh i have totally forgot all of my basic cli skills. maybe i should go to a cli only box for a while,,,,,ah, no maybe not!