handling files

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Sep 10 18:19:22 UTC 2006


On Sun, 2006-09-10 at 19:05 +0100, Norman Silverstone wrote:
> When I need to copy a file from one folder to another, for example, I
> drag that file from one folder to the other. Suppose I want to copy 50
> files how can I avoid dragging them one by one. I know I can mark them
> by holding down the Ctrl key but this is laborious. In windows I could
> just draw a box around the files and then copy them as a block. Is there
> something similar in Ubuntu?

Are you using Gnome? In nautilus, you can draw a box around a bunch of
files and they will be selected. You can then drag them to where you

Alternatively, you can also use control-S or Edit->Select Pattern, enter
a wild card pattern that specifies the files you want and that will
cause all matching files to be selected.

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