Moving data between 2 PCs
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 11:52:46 UTC 2006
> 2006/10/10, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com
> <mailto:o.sinclair at gmail.com>>:
> Thing drives me round the bend. I am trying to do this using a USB
> flash memory and not LAN
> well well, not quite easy to guess from your first question..
> or easily moved harddisk etc. as I am on 2 laptops. And rsync gave
> nothing (or I have not correctly figured out recursive - it LOOKED
> like it copied but the files are not there)
> perhaps you will let us in on, what you are doing, then it is easier
> to find out what is wrong.
> for example:
> which rsync command
> and then what ls command (if any (or you are using konqueror )
> best greetings
As always - help is most appreciated. What I am trying to do is to move
all my Kmail/Kontact and Thunderbird mail from an existing laptop to the
new one. They are not connected via LAN or something so I am trying to
use a USB flash to move the data. Without any other comparisons in
WinXP I would simply use some app to sync the involved directories from
OldPC to USB, then from USB to NewPC.
Trying the same with Krusader or Konq (once you have it show the hidden
directories under /home/sinclair) gives you all sorts of problems as the
permissions from OldPC (sinclair is owner, group etc etc) will change
when you try to move it to NewPC. Owner is still sinclair but group has
no rights and other items such as rwx will change.
Try to do as root or sudo does not help one bit as owner then becomes
root... ha ha.
Is there really no reasonably simple way to copy from 1 PC to another
via removable media?? And keep ownership and rwx permissions as original???
Sinclair - somewhat frustrated as time goes and I am not productive...
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