View Full Version : how-to copy root profile

5th November 2004, 03:31 PM
I need to copy the root profile with all mail accounts (the guy used to work as root) and browser themes, configurations and add-ons...

when I try to do: cp ~root/.* ~newuser/ -R I get a
cp: cannot open '/root/../proc/kcor' for reading: operation not permitted response
any idea will be blessed :o

5th November 2004, 04:10 PM
try to tar root.

And this is the wrong section. howto is for howtos only.

5th November 2004, 10:36 PM
Just do this:
cp /root /home/user The way you had it it seemed to try to follow the .. which means the upper level directory. Also, ~ is short for your home directory, and for root ~ would be /root.

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