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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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How can I make a backup of an EFI System partition?

Before I start making changes to the ESP I want to make a backup of it. Can I just copy the files and directories within it, let's say with my file manager, or cp, or do I have to use some tool like ...
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Elegant way of copying list of directories to target directory

Background: I have started using beets for managing my music collection. It uses the command line as the primary interface. The command beet ls -ap for example emits a list of paths (folders) that ...
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Copy hard drive

How do I go about coping my entire hard drive, which only has Ubuntu on it? It would be copied to an exterior hard drive, before I try the repair disk or have to wipe and reinstall. I don't want to ...
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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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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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How to copy a line in vi and paste it to console?

There is a text file with bash commands. Is there a way to copy a line from that file using vi and paste it to console? It may be nano as well. It is console only server installation. No mouse to be ...
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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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Pasted commands do not appear in history

when I use copy and paste to run a command, and later I want to run the command again it doesn't appear in history. Sometimes if I paste and then change some of the arguments the command does appear ...
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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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ubuntu 15.10 freezes when copying files to shared drive

Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When moving or copying files to either a USB Pen Drive or a Network Share Drive Nautilus (Files) hangs. The copying/moving process starts but then freezes. I know Ubuntu cannot ...
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how to copy only pdf from folders and subfolders?

I have a folder with about 20 subfolders, each with 10-15 subfolders. Is there a way, using CLI to move only PDf files to a new folder?
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Cannot copy files in Ubuntu to external drive: names with special characters

I cannot copy a lot of files to my external drive because when I try to do it I get the error "wrong file name". I have seen that these files have special characters and I would like to know how to ...
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copy local file to remote server in ubuntu terminal

Jeez, where's Windows drag and drop when you need it. How can I achieve this simple task? In Ubuntu Terminal I have the prompt: metheuser@metheuser-HP-Pavilion-g6:~$ I make it: metheuser@...
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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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Copying file seems just fine only to find it's corrupt later

It just happened for 2nd time. I copied a file to an USB drive. (using nautilius) all finished seemingly fine. Only to find out later that the file is corrupt and unusable. File size and everything ...
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Transfer software from another Ubuntu [duplicate]

I and my friend has Ubuntu. I want to get a software from his lap to my lap. How can I copy the software? Note: I couldn't download the software from net as the software is no longer available.
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Rsync copy files that I don't have already using a list

I have two separate computers with the same MEDIA folder which is quite large. These folders have the same structure but in one computer there are more files. What I would like to do is something ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is my PC freezing while I'm copying a file from an external hdd?

Are more than 200GB of data to transfer, when in 150GB if I open a second window to access the same partition of external hdd, will do system freezes. So only mouse moves. I found this tip: The ...
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Copying to USB pen drive slows everything

Every time when I copy large files from my laptop to any pen drive (USB) on my Ubuntu 14.04, all processes slow down. Even the mouse pointer slows and is stuck. If I open multiple tasks, many of them ...
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Copy a specific file command [duplicate]

How can I copy files with extension .ORF from a director and all it's sub-directors to a different director. i.e: I have home/Pictures and it's sub-directories and I want to copy only the files with ...
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How to copy files off Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4 with broken screen?

I have Ubuntu Touch installed on my Nexus 4. I recently dropped the phone cracking the touchscreen. The screen no longer responds to touch. The three buttons work. I can turn the device on and off, ...
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Why does copy&paste fail from and to a smarthphone's external sd-card (sdcard1) - mtp-probem

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Thunar 1.6.3. I cannot copy and paste folders and files from or to the SD-card of my Sony Xperia Z1 compact smartphone. (Everything in the following is translated back ...
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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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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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Finding and copying files in Terminal

I have a .txt file (called list.txt) containing a list of filenames, including their paths. Such as: /Users/Me/Downloads/0001.pdf /Users/Me/Downloads/0010.pdf /Users/Me/Downloads/0053.pdf ...
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How can I print the output of pv each on a new line as it changes?

I have to copy a large file using pv and since pv outputs progress, I want to take advantage of that and use it in a php file. However, pv outputs progress on the same line (overwriting the previous ...
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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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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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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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Copy a folder in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to copy a folder. But I am getting error Error while copying "file.zip". On the other hand if I try use copy to, I am getting this error : Error while coping. The folder "file" ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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how to copy from current folder to another folder

how to copy between current directory to another directory eg. i am trying to copy my current directory i.e Desktop to var/www/html cp form.html ./var/www/html receive a following error cp: ...
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Prevent interruption of moving file long time

I have blank screen after 10 minutes in Ubuntu 14.04. However, I noticed that it also interrupts any processes going on in my laptop, such as copying file from my SSD disc to external SSD. The ...
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Can you copy multiple files, like photos, on an Ubuntu phone

I have an Ubuntu BQ Aquarius 4.5. Can I copy multiple files onto the clipboard?
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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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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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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/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 ...