I was trying to copy a directory to /user/bin (on Ubuntu 12.04). I tells me that I cannot create directory ``/user/local' No such file or directory`. Where did I make a mistake?

sudo cp -r apache-maven /user/local/
cp: cannot create directory `/user/local': No such file or directory
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    Appears there is a typo. The name of the directory is /usr/local, not /user/local. Can you try the first path name instead? – Gladen Jun 13 '14 at 10:15
  • This is actually a good question, considering that we pronounce "usr" as "user". – Eliah Kagan Jun 13 '14 at 10:50

/user/* is not a valid directory within a normal Linux system. It is /usr/. So ...

sudo cp -r apache-maven /usr/local/ 

can be valid. Though I probably would put maven into /opt/ myself.

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