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No permission to move files(SOLVED)
« on: May 20, 2018, 12:53:57 am »
Hello Peppermint People. I am trying to move the Timeshift folder that was created in my DATA partition into a new external storage device but when I do I get this.



How can I accomplish this transfer?
« Last Edit: May 29, 2018, 08:17:57 pm by alynur »
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Re: No permission to move files
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 01:31:15 am »
Hi alynur!
Is it the same if you do it as root?

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Re: No permission to move files
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 06:14:17 am »
Hi alynur,

I am pretty sure you have to do this from within timeshift itself.

Also is the new external data storage ext4 - else timeshift won't work with it

Are you able to create new folders/files yourself in Nemo ?  ie Do you have permission to use that ext HDD as yourself

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Re: No permission to move files
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 06:46:45 pm »
Hi alynur!
Is it the same if you do it as root?

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Hi pin, this could be the problem, I don't know how to do this as root. I don't know how to use the command line to move files or folders.

Hi alynur,

I am pretty sure you have to do this from within timeshift itself.

Also is the new external data storage ext4 - else timeshift won't work with it

Are you able to create new folders/files yourself in Nemo ?  ie Do you have permission to use that ext HDD as yourself

Regards  Zeb...

Hi Zeb, I was looking in Timeshift and didn't really see anything about how to move files from one location to another. I'm thinking it might be easier to just start putting new snapshots in my external storage and remove the others but if I could learn how to accomplish this as pin may be implying is possible, that would be better. There's tons I need to learn here.  :)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2018, 06:54:27 pm by alynur »
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Re: No permission to move files
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 07:16:12 pm »
Hi alynur!
Is it the same if you do it as root?

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Hi pin, this could be the problem, I don't know how to do this as root. I don't know how to use the command line to move files or folders.

You don't need to use the command line .. Just open the file manager as root, then use the root file manager window to move your stuff.

You can open the file manager as root either from the command line:
Code: [Select]
gksudo nemo
or simply by right-clicking any folder and selecting "Open as Root".
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Re: No permission to move files
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 08:17:02 pm »
Thanks PCNetSpec, I have them transferring as I write. This may still not be the best approach, I already got an error of not being able to copy a special file. At least I know a little bit more of how to do things in Peppermint.
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Re: No permission to move files(SOLVED)
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 03:38:34 pm »
Hi alynur!
Sorry, I've been traveling and didn't see your post until now

Glad you got it working, or at least it seems.

Just for the sake of it...
Let's say you have a file called "fileX" in Downloads that you want to copy to /usr/share

Code: [Select]
sudo cp ~/Dowloads/fileX /usr/share

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Re: No permission to move files(SOLVED)
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 03:15:10 am »
Hi alynur,

Just to expand a little on what pin has told you: the cp command (copy command) will leave the original file untouched in its original location and make a new copy of it in the new location.

If you use the the mv command (move command) then the original file is deleted from the original location and it is now located in the new location.

I hope that is clear.  :)

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