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Old 09-20-2015
Help with cp command using relative path?

I have a lab I am doing for a Linux Operating class. The question I am stumped on is


"For the following questions, only use the cp command to copy files.


You should currently be inside your lab07 directory. Create a subdirectory inside this directory called ones and copy (working directory is lab07) all the files in the /labs/data/filenames/ that end with a 1, 2, 3, ..., 9 into this new ones directory. I.e. copy the files, file.1, file.2, etc, but not the files file.11, file.21, etc. Write the full command to copy these files into this new ones directory using only relative paths."


Now, I can do the problem using an absolute path, the command is "cp /labs/data/filenames/file.[1-9] /lab07/ones" So from this, what would be the relative path?


I've been trying different commands for HOURS and I have no idea. I get the concept behind relative paths, it's just when I actually try to do it. I can't get it right!
We are using bash/shell, on a server. I am using Xquartz11
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