View Full Version : [ubuntu] copying folders

September 9th, 2010, 02:38 PM
I have placed a new, much larger hard disk in my PC and installed Ubuntu 10.4 on it.
after making a connection to my Time Capsule, I want to copy a large numer of files, stored in various folders, to my new hard drive.
it appears that the copy-process cannot create folders.
I can make a folder myself, and than I can copy files into it from the TC.
what is it, that I'm overlooking ??

Brandon Williams
September 9th, 2010, 02:56 PM
When you say "the copy-process", do you mean the program cp? If so, then you're looking for the -R flag (a.k.a. -r or --recursive), which tells cp to copy directories recursively. Without it, cp will just say "omitting directory foo".

September 9th, 2010, 03:00 PM
I am using the filemanager Nautilus.
I just installed muCommander and that seems to work.
would be pleased if Nautilus could do the job also.

also with muCommander, there are folders which can't be read.
but with my Macbook and WinXP laptop, I can do just that.
stange, don't you think