[ubuntu-uk] Password recovery

Lucy lucybridges at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 20:32:17 BST 2008

On 08/07/2008, Keith <keith at grumpyface.me.uk> wrote:
>  I cut and pasted the commands from your original email.  I was able to
>  add the second user, but then the following occurred:-
>  sudo cp -a /home/valerie-tmp/ /home/valerie
>  cp: cannot create special file
>  `/home/valerie/valerie-tmp/.google/desktop/a1_sock': File exists
>  cp: cannot create special file

Did Valerie login before you ran the command? ;)

I don't think that the error should stop the other files from being
copied, but you could try running it with the --update flag, which
according to the manpage should ignore any newer files in
/home/valerie and just copy everything else.

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