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  1. #1

    Unix : What does ommitting directory mean?

    im trying to copy a directory and all of its files and folders under it from one place to another (one site to another)

    when i try it gives me the response

    ommitting directory

    what does that mean?
    Kevin Muldoon - Blogging, WordPress, Internet Marketing
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  2. #2
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    Basically that the directory is not being moved as either it cannot be moved or you do not have permission to move it.

    Doublecheck the permissions on the directory as well as ownership (root, user)
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    i chmodded the directory to 777 and it still didnt work

    can you think of any reaons why a directory 'cannot be moved'
    Kevin Muldoon - Blogging, WordPress, Internet Marketing
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    Is there a folder of the same name in the new location?

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    no - it is a new account for a website so its just the cgi bin
    Kevin Muldoon - Blogging, WordPress, Internet Marketing
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    try using the -R switch (recursive) this normally forces it to work.

    co -R folder/ newfolder/

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    its in the pause state now so i think its working
    theres like a gig of files so it may be a while

    ill let you know how it goes - thanks everyone for the help
    Kevin Muldoon - Blogging, WordPress, Internet Marketing
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    judging by that, looks like you have solved your problems. Glad we could help

  9. #9
    yeah its sorted
    Kevin Muldoon - Blogging, WordPress, Internet Marketing
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