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> Cp Command Help, too simple to have it's own forum title
post Jul 12 2003, 11:57 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I have a simple but frustrating question about accessing files on a mounted CD-ROM. I need to copy a tar file from the CD-ROM into a directory on my hard drive. In Windows (sorry for cussing) I would access it as 'E:/somedirectory/filename.ext'. Once my CD-ROM is mounted, how do I simply copy the file from the CD to a directory? I would imagine I can get away with the 'cp' command, as I don't need all the fancy stuff with parent and child folder attributes. Thanks for your help.
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post Jul 13 2003, 05:20 AM
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The basic usage is cp source destination

Have a look at these 2 links.
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post Jul 15 2003, 09:11 AM
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Quick and dirty:

cp /mnt/cdrom/someplace/somefile.txt /home/guido/somefile.txt

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