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Recursively copy files from one directory to another

I have all my music in a folder /media/kalenpw/MyBook/Music/ABunchOfOtherFoldersWithFilesInside. I want to copy all of the mp3s to /media/kalenpw/HDD/Music so I used: cp -R /media/kalenpw/MyBook/...
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Quickly select entire page in Okular

Okular provides a nice way to copy a selection from a pdf onto the clipboard as an image. Most of the time I'm interested in copying the entire page, but I haven't found a way to make a selection ...
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Error while copying: “no such file or directory” [closed]

belkacem@belkacem:~$ sudo cp media/belkacem/01CF36CD84AC8C90/Originals/stvbios.zip /usr/share/games/mame/roms cp: cannot stat 'media/belkacem/01CF36CD84AC8C90/Originals/stvbios.zip': No such file or ...
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How to only append to clipboard (but not overwrite current data)?

I have a rather large file, I need to copy the entire contents somewhere, but when I scroll down the page all the data I have selected becomes unselected. I could just copy and paste block by block, ...
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Ctrl + C & Ctrl + V not working in 16.04

I am not able to copy paste using keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+V and CTRL+C). It is not working globally on my Ubuntu 16.04. CTRL+A is working fine however. How can I fix it? I would be able to add a ...
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Global paste without copy

I want to be able to insert a given text template into arbitrary textboxes system wide. Similar to Copy+Paste but without copying the text to the clipboard beforehand. Any ideas or suggestions how to ...
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copy text to diodon/clipboard on boot

How can I copy text to diodon/clipboard from terminal command? I work frequently in norwegian with is not my native language, so I would like to always have norwegian letters in my diodon to simply ...
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Copying an Ubuntu on VMWare to Real Computer without any lose [duplicate]

Situation I have an Ubuntu 15.10 with programs, themes, apps, settings etc. I've installed. But I have installed to my Ubuntu unnecessary things for real computer too. (like VMWare tools and drivers....
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How to Assign a keyboard shortcut to a different combination?

I have an issue where my copy and paste keyboard shortcuts are assigned to ctrl + insert and shift + insert instead of ctrl + c and ctrl + v. Now that I am too used to using ctrl + v and ctrl + c, I ...
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Finding files on a connected server in a nautilus window so can copy them

i connect to a server and see the files. Its in a smb: and comes up in my home/.gvfs/video files on blah blah. If i do a search it starts at root and seeks all but the files on the network drive. So ...
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How can you add something in the right click menu in nautilus so that it copies to a certain directory?

I'm trying to add a menu entry onto the right-click menu of nautilus so that it copies selected files from their current directory to another. Essentially I want it to run a program / command that is ...
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Unable to copy files from linux server

While copying files from a Linux server to external hard drive, it shows the error message insufficient space in hard disk The hard disk is 2TB and the copying data size is 460GB. Why does it ...
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Thumb drive doesn't distinguish case in file names on Lubuntu

Using SanDisk ExtremePro 128GB usb3.0 thumb drive to copy files between Lubuntu 13.10 systems, also sometimes from Mac or PCs. Formatting is standard off-the-shelf, I believe, although I did run a ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for copy paste in 14.04 not working

Keyboard shortcuts for copy paste in 14.04 has stopped working for me in last couple of weeks. CTRL+V and CTRL+C does not give any result to me. I had to right click to use copy and paste. Any idea in ...
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Ubuntu - how to copy files and folders which contain special characters

I have a filesystem mounted read only which has many files with special characters like &, ( and ". I would like to copy recursively all files and folders to an external exFat volume using cp -R ...
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Without using sudo, copy the file name passwd from the directory /etc to directory /var/student [closed]

please how to solve this question. Without using sudo, copy the file name passwd from the directory /etc to directory /var/student
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Permission denied when copying files from OSX backup disc

I have OSX backup disk which I want to backup. I get permission denied many times when trying to copy files graphically, from OSX system components. Not all files get permission denied. However, they ...
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Fastest command to create a bit identical copy of a 4GB USB 2.0 drive

I have tried dd if=path_to_usb_drive of=path_to_copy_to, but it's too slow. How can this be speeded up?
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Do these file managers warn you when you try to copy files that there isn't enough space for?

If I try to copy 400 GB of files onto a drive that only has 390 GB of free space, will I be warned at the beginning of the operation? Or will I find out at the very end, when the space has run out? I'...
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Copying files to USB

I used a USB to make Ubuntu 16.04 bootable on my desktop (which is Ubuntu 16.04) for installation on my laptop. Then I could not format the drive. I have done this now, but. I can not copy files to ...
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Copy files from list of files and create necessary directory structure

I have a file list like below: app/code/community/Company/Module/Block/Adminhtml/BlockAlias.php app/code/community/Company/Module/Block/Adminhtml/BlockAlias/Edit.php app/code/community/Company/Module/...
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How do you copy/paste between Mac OSX and UbuntuServer 14.04 inside VirtualBox

I'm having issues trying to setup GitLab on my Ubuntu server, running inside VirtualBox on Mac OS X. Copy/Paste does not work. I have installed guest additions and have changed the host-key to right-...
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Copy file to Ubuntu server

I have a Windows 2008 server. Inside it is a Hyper-V with an Ubuntu server. I have a file on the Windows 2008 desktop, how do I copy it to the Ubuntu server?
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copy a file from PC to thumb drive

I have a question about the Ubuntu file system. copy a file from PC to thumb drive. when file copy process is done(File Operations frame is off) , I unplug the thumb drive. and I found the file is ...
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Copy/move a list of files to a directory while maintaining directory structure

I have Ubuntu 14.04 os installed in my system. Now I need to create a script for copying/moving a list of files and directories of a Magento module to another main parent folder along with ...
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Prevent updating “modified time” when copying files to a mounted Samba folder

I don’t want the “last modified” attribute to be updated with the current date when I am copying files to a mounted Samba folder. How can I avoid this behaviour ? This behaviour occurs with (K)...
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Exist some way to use cp for copy a entire folder excluding some files? [duplicate]

I've been trying to copy a entire folder to another and this it's simply adding the -r option cp -r sourceFolder destFolder But now i need exclude some files from sourceFolder. How achieve this?
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How do I change the (general) shortcut for Copy/Paste/Cut

Because I don't use the traditional QWERTY layout, and instead have opted for the Dvorak layout, it has screwed up the ease of use for doing simple copy/paste/cut etc. functions. How do I remap those ...
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Copy file with smbclient and path to directory

I'm stuck in NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME error but can't understand what I'm doing wrong. My objective: copy a file from ubuntu to windows in a simple command line to be called by php. The problem: ...
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Get rsync to retry failed copied files from nautilus

I'm copying quite a few files. I was able to successfully copy ~100% of them. But unfortunately, some failed - from memory the error was something like; unable to copy file x, timed out, do you want ...
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How to copy a directory in Terminal? [duplicate]

With the cp command I can copy files in folders, but is there any way to actually copy folders into other folders, for instance when running: cp Pictures/ Videos/Pictures/ I get the following error ...
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how to automatically copy new files from sd reader to disk on connect?

im new with ubuntu and linux, and poor knowleadge of english, sorry if i cant write clarely. I need a script or something to automatically move new photos (.cr2) from my camera's sd when i put it on ...
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have a problem with copy and paste

when I try to copy ctrl+c it's not working. it's works only when I’m on English (Hebrew) its dosent copy / paste do any of keyboard shorts.. also what's better libreoffice or open-office?
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Copy problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I am copying a file, especially video files, to any external USB drive the copy dialog halts at the end of the file and takes a long time to finish the copy. If there are multiple files then ...
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copying files from multiple directory to another multiple directory

let assume, I have two folders; folder_1 and folder_2. There are another 24 folders in each folder (folder_1 and folder_2). Each sub-folder of folder_1 contains 1 text file whose name is ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 gets very slow while copy files, is it safe to change dirty_ratio setting?

My Ubuntu 15.10 hangs while copying files and at some point even the cursor freezes. It's annoying. In this bug report, a saw a work ground, which consists in modifying dirty_ratio settings, this way:...
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How to copy all current output in Terminal to a file when too large for clipboard after it has already been outputted?

I have a slight problem at the moment, I have a large amount of output in a Terminal (gnome-terminal) at the moment, so large in fact that the clipboard won't take it... So I wondering if there is any ...
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How do I copy images from my phone using terminal and keeping original date?

When I use Nautilus, timestamps change. I want to try with terminal, but I cannot give commands including folder ohto@Ohtonkone:/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=%5Busb%3A003%2C015%5D/SDM/Camera$ How do ...
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Skip mv directory or file, if it is during copying

I wrote script in bash, to move every hour files and dirs (uploaded to FTP by other users) to another directory, where nobody can modify or delete them (some kind of backup). I must edit this script,...
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How do I copy a file using terminal? [duplicate]

My current directory is ~/Dropbox/RECENT and I want to copy a file input.txt from my current directory to ~/Dropbox/RECENT/SORT without deleting the original. And I want to copy input.txt with another ...
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Cannot copy text from Acrobat reader on Ubuntu

I'm using Adobe Reader version 9.5.5 04/26/2013 on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I can select some text in Acrobat reader, I can use the menu Edit->Copy but when I paste in Gedit, nothing happens and nothing is ...
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opening or editing a file quickly?

how can i open a file with along name using leafpad,notepadqq....etc without copying the name and pasting it is there any trick on the keyboard or a command ? thanks on advanced Beginner
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matlab R2015a in Linux: Can't copy paste with conventional way

It seems that in linux version 'matlab R2015a' copy paste can not be done with 'Ctrl+c' and 'Ctrl+v'. So how can I solve this? Is there any way to reconfigure matlab' to do this by, 'Ctrl+c' and 'Ctrl+...
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Copying files from download folder

Trying to drag and drop a file from downloads folder to a sandisk flash drive. When I drag and drop the file it keeps jumping back to the downloads folder.
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Create a copy of virtualenv locally without pip install

Sometime there is a need to create a copy of exiting virtualenv to test extra features of our project. In such a case we need to create a copy of the existing environment and add few more ...
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Rename on move with placeholder / wildcard

Lets say I have the following files /home/user/test1.java /home/user/test2.java /home/user/test3.java /home/user/test1.java.orig /home/user/test2.java.orig /home/user/test3.java.orig I want the ...
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Need help building shell script for copying

I have thousands of pictures (raw) in my computer sorted out into many folders and subfolders. I want to copy those into cloud drive. I successfully mounted to cloud drive. Due to my limited upload ...
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Disable automatic text copy on select in Lubuntu

I was wondering how to disable the automatic copy of text when it is selected with the mouse in Lubuntu. I've looked through the very little posts on the topic that I could find, but most of them ...
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Long Commands Pasting Into The Terminal

I can't paste the long command into the terminal. There is a ls command which takes alot of argumnets and i'm trying to insert in into the terminal by copying. But it runs every single line. So i ...
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how to change MSDOS file system to FAT32 to NTFS using ubuntu

i have a SD card of 2 gb but it only shows 264MB only and it is read-write protected. i can nither read/write to the SD card nither i can format it, so if somebody knows how to solve it ? please ...