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Help Me With Permissions

Postby Carlosinfl » 2006-01-25 01:19

OK - I will try and explain this the best I can.

I have 2 folders located under /usr/local/games

Here they are:

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carlos@striker:~$ ls -la /usr/local/games/
total 16
drwxrwsr-x   4 root staff  4096 2006-01-24 20:10 .
drwxrwsr-x   9 root staff  4096 2006-01-20 15:13 ..
drwxr-sr-x  16 root staff  4096 2006-01-21 17:42 ut2004
drwxr-xr-x   8 root carlos 4096 2005-12-02 17:52 UT2004-Patch


I want to move the files from "UT2004-Patch" into the folder "ut2004".

Since the sub directories in UT2004_Patch & ut2004 are named identical, I would like the files I move from "UT2004-Patch" to overwrite the subdirectories with identical names in "ut2004".

As you can see I think there is an ownership or permissions issue but I don't know how to fix this. Can anyone please help?
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Postby mority » 2006-01-25 14:57

What kind of permission problem? There should be no permission problem if you try moving the files as root.
If that doesn't help you, maybe you should post the output of the 'mv' command you used.
But maybe I totally missed your point...?
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