So now you have the folder called
photo and a log file
Music directory. This is a little strange as we
should normally have the folder not in
Music but in
Pictures. But now you know how to move a file, perhaps the same
command will work for moving a folder?
cp photo ../Pictures
.. refers to the folder one level up)
will give an error like this.
george[Music]$ cp photo ../Pictures cp: omitting directory 'photo/' george[Music]$
Let's see what we can do here. The first thing when encountering
such a problem is to check the corresponding help file. This can
normally be done by issuing a command with an option like
--help. It is possible that
--help will just be
-h, and there may be no help at all.
man is another
command if this is the case.
will give a more in-depth explanation of this command. (To get out
of the manual, press
If you read the help carefully, you will see that you need to give
an extra option
-r if you wish to copy a folder to another
location. So now
cp -r photo ../Pictures
should copy the
photo folder inside the correct
Pictures directory. After checking that the folder has been
safely copied, you can remove the
photo folder from the
rm -r photo/