I am trying to copy the contents of a DVD to a folder (named ANIL) in Hard Disk by using terminal.

Would somebody be able to provide me an example of the command line syntax required to achieve this?



The syntax of cp (copy command in Terminal) from man cp is as following:

       cp - copy files and directories

       cp [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST
       cp [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...

       Copy SOURCE to DEST, or multiple SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.

Insert your DVD and open your file manager and open the DVD by clicking on its name under devices:

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Then press Ctrl+L to getting its mountpoint(source path) and copy it.

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Now open Terminal(use Ctrl+Alt+T) and type following:


Just replace USERNAME with your real username and DVDNAME(in my case it's 211+6211) with yours. And also in above command your ANIL directory located in your Home directoy.

See also here

  • And you will need the DVD mounted and know it's mountpoint for the source, probably recursive option too, and then a destination within /home/<user> – headkase Oct 12 '14 at 4:00

Install K3b (it is in the repository) and rip the DVD.

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