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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 1:18 am    Post subject: What the? Can't copy! Reply with quote

I'm trying to copy the icewm directory as root to my username.

So,

cd /usr/lib
cp icewm /home/andrzejpw/.icewm

It spits out cp: ommiting directory icewm

I've tried billions of things. copying to /root, etc. HELP!
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be because it's a directory

try cp -r path/to/folder
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you looked at the permssions for the file? Is it being copied to a different partition or drive maybe? I would look at the permissions personally.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a directory. Let me go check if that works.

I'm VERY confused about permissions. Can't root do ANYTHING?
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Root can do everything. I don't think permissions are your problem.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup! cp -r worked!
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I could help :)
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out the man page for cp. You will find other helpful options (for example -p and -a can be useful, especially while copying directories).
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