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Move To, Copy To Needs More Options

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  • Started 4 years ago by LittleToucan
  • Latest reply from 0xMalloc
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I would like to know how I can add more options to the Move To and Copy To commands when I right click over a file. The only options I have are Desktop and Home. Above that it has Other Pane, but it's greyed out and unusable. When I had this command in Vista I was able to move or copy the file to anywhere, but not so with Linux. I'm running Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) on/with/whatever Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric)...I think. Love Linux but I'm definitely not proficient with Terminal commands.

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 10

I prefer to use the keyboard shortcuts for moving and copying.
Ctrl-c copy
Ctrl-x cut
Ctrl-v paste

I know this doesn't directly answer your question. I'd try searching the Mint forums for context menu changes.

As for the CLI,
To copy somethimg: cp [source destination] add the -r for recursive which will continue with everything subsequent

To move follow to same structure but use mv instead of cp

Also you can use the man command to review the manual pages of any Linux command

Hope this helps.

Posted 4 years ago

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