Extracting Files and / or Copy files

Jan Sneep jan at azureservices.ca
Wed May 30 20:14:18 UTC 2007

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> [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of Andy
> Sent: May 30, 2007 3:51 PM
> To: jan at azureservices.ca; Ubuntu user technical support,not
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> discussions
> Subject: Re: Extracting Files and / or Copy files
> On 30/05/07, Jan Sneep <jan at azureservices.ca> wrote:
> > I can extract the file I need to my desktop, but it won't
> extract to the
> > /opt/open-xchange/lib folder because I don't have permission.
> The program needs to be root
> type in a terminal:
> gksudo file-roller

jan at ubuntu:~/Desktop$ gksudo file-roller
(file-roller:15642): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols
specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.

> then it should extract anywhere

Sadly no ... but I would like to figure out how to give Extract root
permissions ... any other suggestions?

> > I have looked in the help to find out how to change the
> permissions for that
> > folder, but going though the File Browser and selecting the
> Properties and
> > then the Permissions tab, it shows "root" as the owner, so
> I can't change
> > the permissions.
> you can use 'sudo chmod' to change permissions the command line way
> but it is a very bad idea to do this for places that should only be
> accesable to root
> > Then I thought I would try and copy the file from my
> > desktop to the lib folder in the terminal window, but "copy" isn't a
> > recognised command.
> No it isn't.
> the command you want is probably 'cp'.

jan at ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo cp *.jar /opt/open-xchange/lib

This worked and should get me what I need ... many thanks

> > So how do I either ... login as "root"

In Debian there is a "Root Terminal" choice from the Applications ->
Accessories, is there an equivalent that I can setup in Ubuntu?

> >... or give Extract sudo permissions
> as above
> > ... or what is the equivalent to the old DOS copy command???
> Didn't use old DOS but I assume cp (as above).
> You could also use command line tar
> sudo tar -xvzf /path/to/my/file.tar.gz -C
> /path/to/the/folder/to/extract/to/
> x = extract
> v = verbose (tells you the files it's extracting)
> z = use gzip compression (or decompressoim)
> f = File to extrtact should follow
> C = use that directory for extracting into

Thanks, but I prefer a GUI when I can get one ... :O)



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