Copy and paste command

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    barrie

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    Hi,

    I have hit a brick wall, [​IMG] trying to copy and paste some jpg`s from my downloads folder into my pixmaps folder. This is the command I am using, help needed to get this Wright.
    I hit Alt-F2 and then type in the terminal
    sudo cp /home/user/Downloads/wave.jpg
    sudo cp /usr/share/pixmaps/wave.jpg
     
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    Code:
    sudo cp /home/user/Downloads/wave.jpg /usr/share/pixmaps/wave.jpg
    
    Cheers.
     
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    Hi rbil,

    Thank you for this, can I ask one more question. If I now want to remove the jpg from the pixmaps folder would this be the command?

    Sudo rm-rf /usr/share/pixmaps/wave.jpg
     
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    Just rm (without the -rf) will do.

    Also, you could use mv (move) instead of cp then rm. The syntax is the same as the cp command rbil provided above.
     
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    Hi badmuddahumpa,

    Thanks, only had this AAO Linpus a few weeks so still finding my way round, as its my first encounter with Linux wish I had done this years ago when I was younger.

    Have to say I have still to find what this little Acer cant do, it is absolutely great for on the move work and staying in contact. :D
     
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    Hi rbil,

    Fantastic, these two links will really be invaluable. Thank you very much. [​IMG] Must say that this forum always come up with good and helpful hints. [​IMG]
     
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    you could use the File manager (Thunar) for this, if you're used to windows you might find it easier than using the terminal.

    in my opinion MC (MIdnight Commander) is still (after all these years!) the best file manager but i haven't yet figured out if i can install it on linpus.. ---Lets check the package manager.
     
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    Hi woodland,

    Thanks, I do not run windows just Linpus on this AAO, will have a look at Thunar, have seen it under the right click option system.
     
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    HI,

    One final question on this topic, how does one reclaim disk space after deleting software programs,files or folder etc. I use the trash can and empty this via the Go menu >trash >right click to empty trash, but still notice a drop of 500MB – 1 GB of disk space. I have hunted for a disk clean up command for linpus but cant find one. Or am missing it because I do not know its abbreviation letters. :)
     
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