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Copying from one filesystem to another while preserving file attributes

I am trying to copy the contents of one filesystem to another while preserving file ownership and permissions. I am currently trying sudo cp -pR /media/myself/fs1/* /media/myself/fs2/ The copy job ...
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Error while copying to flash derive

I tried to copy contents to usb(host system with ubuntu 16.04), this return is no error and but no "done" dialog box appears and havn't allocate any space in USB. it seems something like infinite ...
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Zotac Zbox copy movies

I Got Zotac Zbox from my father who uses it as media player, now I want to copy all movies to my computer, how can I connect my computer (or eternal hard drive) to the box and copy the movies?
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Gparted very slow at moving ~100GB to the right on SSD [duplicate]

Could you, please, explain me why it takes so long for Gparted to move my ~107GB partition to the right? (Photo: 1) The drive is a Samsung 850 EVO SSD and I'm running this off a Ubuntu 18.10 LIVE USB. ...
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want to exchange the content of 2 files [duplicate]

I have 2 files F1 and F2 and I want the content of F1 moves to F2 and the content of F2 moves to F1 is it possible with line commands?
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Copy to samba share leave

I have a samba share directly mounted from Nemo below /run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:domain=domain,server=myserverurl,share=share,user=user/ And I'm trying to copy files to the server. I can modify ...
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How do I copy an encrypted DVD in Ubuntu 16.04?

I have tried several programs such as Brassero to copy an encrypted DVD but without success. I tried to install libdvdcss but was unable to do it (key not found?). What version of libdvdcss do I ...
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dd an internal partition to a single file onto an external USB drive

Description: I would like to copy a whole data partition (~100 GB) from a computer to a single file on an external USB drive so that I can copy it back on a new empty data partition of an other ...
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Copy files from Windows 10 folder to Ubuntu app [duplicate]

I am using my Windows Ubuntu app to run some files. How do I access the files in my Windows folder or copy the files from the Windows to the Linux home folder?
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How can I view more info on a file copy progress from 18.04 “Files” GUI?

I am using cut and paste within the file browser GUI in 18.04 to move data from one drive to another. There is a progress menu where I can view the progress of this operation: As you can see there is ...
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How to remove ugly frames when copiyng to Libreoffice from browser?

Sometimes i copy/paste text from browser to LibreOffice, and page formatting|stylings from the browser page spoil the text looking ugly, like this, for example: Sometimes those frames|images|tables ...
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How can one copy the entire contents of a Linux Terminal / “man” pages to a a text editor (gedit in this instance)?

Before I start - I am a 69-year-old Linux newbee - take it easy on me! Is there an easy way to copy the entire contents of a Terminal (many pages) - "man pages", which I am told are not the same as ...
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Copy (CRTL+C) fails recurrently in first time it is used

I have a weird problem I don't know how to solve or even to debug. I copy (in general, no specific application) with CTRL + C and paste with CTRL + V. I would say that 70% of the times I use CTRL + ...
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It's 2018. Does Linux in general (any distro) have a good file copying utility

I have looked around and only found old posts from 2010-2013. The only apparent 'worth while' solution I've found is ultracopier mentioned here which after installing doesn't work, at least for me. It'...
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Slow speed file transfer from SSD to external HDD

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 laptop with a SATA SSD drive. I have an 2.5 inch SATA external HDD 1TB which I use as external HDD through a USB(3.0) converter. I want to take a back up of my home folder to ...
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My laptop slows down when copying

Laptop runs normaly until a start a copy. After that it slows a lot, I tried to download copy managers but I haven't found any. If I need to do something, I just pause the copy and after that I resume ...
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Copy file from buffer “a” in vim to new txt file

Would someone help me please with command for copy data from buffer "a" into new .txt file? I have copied 30 lines from Vi through command ("a30yy) into buffer "a" and I do not known how to copy this ...
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external USB drive formatted ext2

Really new to this. I have a drive that was formatted ext2 on a different system. I need to copy a folder to it. No error just won't do it. The drive is showing as sdb1. Can someone help me as simply ...
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Copy all files from certain file type extension in script

I am trying to execute the following command in a shell script where adir="mydir" and extType=*.txt cp "$adir/$extType" "$destination" However I get: cp: cannot stat ‘mydir/*.txt’: No such file or ...
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Copy files from one folder to another folder within specific date range

I am already using below command to copy files from a specific date. Previously I used this command and it worked well but now it was showing an error: -bash: /bin/cp: Argument list too long ...
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How to make keyboard work like OSX System Wide Ubuntu 18?

How can I, using Ubuntu 18, remap my keyboard <ctrl>-c to <super>-c and <ctrl>-p to <super>-p? I've followed Gnome questions on AskUbuntu but the answers do not work for ...
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decouple copy paste and select paste in virtualbox

after setup, virtualbox natively shares the copy buffer between vm and remote or local host machine but doesn't share the select buffer. It also overrides whatever is on the vm's select buffer every ...
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Create an img file with Ubuntu hard disk info

I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu and I've spent about 4 hours installing and customizing software within the OS. I would like to create an .IMG file that contains the hard disk partition ...
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File transfer between partitions extremely slow Kubuntu 18.04

I have a problem when transferring data from one ext4 (/dev/sda2, mounted on /) partition to another ntfs (/dev/sda4, mounted on /data) inside the same physical disk (/dev/sda). It does not matter ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, need help doing simple tasks lol

I'm using an older computer so even if I did have Ubuntu 18.04 it'd run fairly slow (I know because I've tried lol) and Ubuntu 16.04 was the only one I could use on my laptop that'd run fast and ...
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keyboard shortcut problem

upgrading 17.10 to 18.04 I stupidly set a keyboard shortcut for switching input languages to Left Ctrl, and it messed up copy paste Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, now they work with Right Ctrl, which is highly ...
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Compare file dates

Sometimes when I boot, my system goes into emergency mode. I then use Clonezilla to restore an image. Usually the image is older than the current date. This is part of a backup script that runs as ...
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Change file permissions on hfs drive

I was unable to boot macOS on my mac laptop. I took the drive out to try recover my documents un my ubuntu machine. I installed sudo apt-get install hfsprogs sudo apt-get install hfsplus So I could ...
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Copying different files from different folders [duplicate]

I have 400 folders (/123_0/, /123_1/, ...) and inside each one I have a file with extension *.root and different names. I just want to copy these files to a destination /destination/. How can I do it?
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disable select to copy

So i'm new to ubuntu mate, and i would like to know how to turn off the feature that copies text when i select it and pastes it when i press the mouse scroll button. I have a pretty weird mousepad ...
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Upgrading primary drive from SATA HDD to SSD

I want to upgrade my system drive that ubuntu is installed on to a SSD. It is currently installed on a 1TB SATA Drive, which is also the boot drive, all my data is on other drives (except a few ...
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Copying large numbers of files

Trying to backup the contents of a 2 TB external drive to another of equal capacity. Finder copying is extremely slow. Is there a quicker alternative?
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I want to copy all pdf files into another directory [duplicate]

Linux users! I'm having a issue: I have all pdf files in directoryDownloads, but I want it to copy all the files in subfolder \Download\BOOKS\. How would I copy all files with for loop? for files in ...
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Copying one file to many based on other file names and types

I have a bunch of files named after a bunch of letters (c,f,s & w), e.g.: cccf.png, fsws.png, etc. There is also a file that I need to copy to match these names with a [back] in the name, e.g.: ...
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Remmina Copy-Paste issue

I utilize the Remmina software in order to connect through the XRDP service in a remote Ubuntu server. However, I cannot use the copy-paste functions to copy information from the remote machine to my ...
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When I close Nautilus, copy operation gets cancelled

In Windows, If I copy-paste and then close the file explorer while the operation is running, the copy operation continues. But in Ubuntu 18.04 when I close the file explorer (Nautilus), the copy ...
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Verify all files and folders in destination exactly match source with rsync

Which rsync flags are the most appropriate for making sure that the destination folder is an exact recent copy of the source folder? I want to make sure that: All files and folders have been ...
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Copy images in bash without changing subfolders [closed]

Can I copy *.png files without change subfolders address and name? Example: Copy /photo to /pic converting /photo/2017/hello.png to /pic/2017/hello.png.
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Copy files, skip same size, overwrite different size, copy new

I need to back up my whole hard drive to an external drive. There is so many files that it has frozen a few times, and I'm afraid some files have only been partially copied. There has also been some ...
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Copy and Paste not working in VM console

I am really trying to install some software in my VirtualBox VM by pasting a link address from Google Chrome browser and there is no such paste in my console. Installed guest additions, I enabled ...
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Copy files from one folder to another but have an interval between each file

Is there a way to copy files from folder a to folder b but have the process pause for a second between each file? I want to copy a whole lot of files to a watch folder but I know from experience that ...
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Slow speeds while copying large file in UBUNTU 18.04 Lts

I am Copying a large file in my USB DRIVE while copying more than half part it stucks and halt there while i cannot copy that file. I am trying this command echo $((16*1024*1024)) > /proc/sys/vm/...
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Error copying large files from Ext4 HD to Ext4 HD

I have recently had some problems when copying large data (usually > 2 GB) from main hard disk to another, mounted at /media. I tried to read some threads around but I could not find an answer. Both ...
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How do I copy only files that overwrite others in a directory

I want to copy and overwrite only files that exist in the destination. Aka excluding 'lonely files' that exist in the source xor the destination.
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How to find out which files were copied in Ubuntu 17.10?

I forgot to lock my machine and I suspect some confidential files were copied. How can I tell what was copied?
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Deleting a directory fails after using sudo to copy

Using sudo command I copied entire directory to another directory. I need to delete the directory now but it's asking permissions. How can I delete?
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copy/past from mac(host) tu ubuntu server (guest)

I installed ubuntu server in VirtualBox and my host is Mac os. I cant copy/paste text from Mac to ubuntu. I activated bidirectional. please help me
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Bash script to overwrite/append destination file with options menu [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a bash script to prompt a user for a filename, and if the file exists, allow them to overwrite or append the file. For some reason, I keep getting returned with a syntax error ...
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Nature of Permissions - Copy Fails on my Own Files

I am trying to copy some files from one (Journalled HFS+) volume to another, on my own (multi-boot) computer. I can not drag and drop the files, so... it is not my main question, but I wonder if ...
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very slow file copying on same disk

On Ubuntu 16.02 LTS the copying time for a 1 MB file between directories on the same disk starts at about 0.02 seconds and increases to over 10 seconds as the session progresses. I am mainly using my ...