Moving data between 2 PCs
gcarst at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 12:36:52 UTC 2006
try sudo chown -R newuser .kmaildirectory
I think sudo chown -R newID .kmaildirectory will also do the trick
because your login NAME is the same does not necessarily mean that you have
the correct id number. Try to see if your id number in
cat /etc/passwd | grep sinclair
gives the same number. If not then you have the answer there.
2006/10/10, Orjan Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com>:
> Gunner wrote:
> > 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
> > gunner
> 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
> Sinclair - somewhat frustrated as time goes and I am not productive...
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