I have a new computer installed with Ubuntu 12.04. Then I want to install wireless driver named
compat-wireless-3.5-3. Before that, the driver folder to /home/kevin.
I want to install it on
/opt directory. Before install the driver, i want to copy the driver folder from
/opt. I try to use ordinary copy (Right Click Copy Paste), but the
paste is blured.
After that, i tried using this on terminal:
sudo cp /home/kevin/compat-wireless-3.5-3 /opt
But I get this error:
cp: omitting directory `home/kevin/compat-wireless-3.5-3'
What does the command mean? I can’t copy the driver folder until now.
You have to use the
-r flag when copying directories, in other words,
sudo cp -r /home/kevin/compat-wireless-3.5-3 /opt
-r means the directory will be copied recursively, content first, then the directory itself.
sudo cp -r <source> <dest>
for more options!… (:
Enter this line at terminal :
you will nautilus as root and it will open a folder you have a privileges to copy to, so just copy and paste the file inside it
*just be careful when copying files and be sure you won’t harm your device as you run as a root as mentioned
Or you can try
sudo cp /home/kevin/compat-wireless-3.5-3/* /opt
The “*” wildcard takes in the folder and the files in compat-wireless-3.5-3 and will copy them to /opt folder.