Is it possible to transfer data directly from one user to another user's desktop?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Mon Feb 2 10:30:12 GMT 2009

Steven wrote:
> I don't know how to elaborate on this.  I would like to be able to
> transfer some documents from one user to another user desktop.

So you want to copy the file /home/user1/some_document to the home 
directory of user2. You can do it in a terminal with these commands:

sudo cp -i /home/user1/some_document /home/user2
sudo chown user2 /home/user2/some_document

Note: I used the "-i" option for the cp command because the you will be 
asked if you want to overwrite the file in /home/user2 if it exists 

> Additionally, addressbook entries and saved emails.  Is it possible?

That can be done the same way but it depends on your email program and 
it's settings where you can find the data.


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