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Old 06-26-2009
help with recursive copy command

Hi Guys,

I am experiencing a problem right now while copying a directory as well as its subdirectories to my target directory. I know this is a very simple UNIX command using cp -R source directory target directory. but unfortunatley while doing this an error comes up on the command line saying that it cannot access the source directory...

if have checked the permissions in both source and target directories using ls -lrt and it shows that both directories have drwxrwxrwx permissions...what can i do to resolve this problem?

Your inputs will be most appreciatedSmilie Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2009
What about the subdirectories?
It suffice one being owned by someone else and r permission only...(not being in the same group and read to others etc...)
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Old 06-26-2009
Can you post:
Operating System name.
Shell name (e.g. bash, ksh etc.)

pwd
ls -lad source_directory
ls -lad destination_directory

The exact command typed.
The exact error message.
 
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