Error message on cp
ubuntu at knutejohnson.com
Fri Sep 30 14:04:40 UTC 2011
On 9/29/2011 9:24 PM, Craig White wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-09-29 at 21:00 -0700, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> Anybody got any idea why I'm getting this error in my log?
>> cp: cannot create regular file
>> Invalid argument
>> The command that generates it is
>> cp -r /home/knute /someplace
>> and is run from a cron.daily script.
> seems like you can't copy a file with :: because the target filesystem
> doesn't allow one/some of the characters in the filename. Not untypical
> of vfat filesystems.
Thanks Craig, that's it. I'm copying to my USB backup drive and it is
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