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Thread: Moving files as root

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Moving files as root

    When I move files with sudo dolphin it seems to make all the files that I copy owned by root.

    I never have this problem when I use a GTK based distro, but with KDE its a big issue.

    What is the proper way to move / copy things in Dolphin as root.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    Re: Moving files as root

    This won't answer your question, but: instead of sudo dolphin, please do kdesudo dolphin. Here is why:

    As to your question, there are many ways to accomplish this from command line (cp -a, rsync -a, cpio, tar), e.g. see this post by oldfred. It's about moving /home, but also applies to moving any directories around. I cannot comment about Dolphin however as I don't use it.
    Last edited by schragge; March 13th, 2013 at 09:36 AM.


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