I'm writing a Makefile to sync my local dotfiles with GitHub. I recently decided to also add my .vim folder to the repo. But when trying to copy the .vim folder I keep getting a Permission denied error.
The line in the Makefile that should copy the folder is:
@$(foreach file, $(FILES), echo "Copying $(BASH_DIR)$(file) to ."; cp -R $(BASH_DIR)$(file) . ; )
The permissions for the .vim folder is drwxr-xr-x, and the error message I get is:
cp: ./.vim/bundle/editorconfig-vim/.git/objects/pack/pack-bbb66dd84e2bdd3b05e19454b0800a928ecb94db.idx: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/editorconfig-vim/.git/objects/pack/pack-bbb66dd84e2bdd3b05e19454b0800a928ecb94db.pack: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/snipmate.vim/.git/objects/4d/e66757eebe4798eaaf02e3762a152d283eca81: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/snipmate.vim/.git/objects/58/165f0e58211f8a5910df65414cc637651f046a: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/snipmate.vim/.git/objects/6e/e90f3cfbd7c4956892da49896f62614448f851: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/snipmate.vim/.git/objects/fc/161ff6515d405831c65c608d63627aa60c4066: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/snipmate.vim/.git/objects/pack/pack-182ea16d08e5b471d5ce5f545f599f24ebe306cf.idx: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/snipmate.vim/.git/objects/pack/pack-182ea16d08e5b471d5ce5f545f599f24ebe306cf.pack: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/vim-jade/.git/objects/pack/pack-20254027167dcc621463c4454ed0fc539cf0b1da.idx: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/vim-jade/.git/objects/pack/pack-20254027167dcc621463c4454ed0fc539cf0b1da.pack: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/vim-markdown/.git/objects/pack/pack-b18aa89f38b322d622d05d969a9df41915bf9ea8.idx: Permission denied cp: ./.vim/bundle/vim-markdown/.git/objects/pack/pack-b18aa89f38b322d622d05d969a9df41915bf9ea8.pack: Permission denied
Does anyone know how I can get this to work? Preferably without having to change permissions manually.
@vonbrand I am trying to add my vim setup to my dotfiles for easy access on other terminals. I am using pathogen to handle my vim plugins. They are handled by cloning the plugins into the
.vim/bundles directory. When I try to
.vim into my dotfiles folder I get the error above. I'd like to find some solution for having these repos as a part of my dotfiles folder without having to manually change the permissions, as this would force me to repeat that process each time I decided to add or change a plugin. I don't know if the solution I'm looking for is passing some option to
cp, or using some other tool for copying or syncing the
.vim directory, or if
chown is the only option I have.
ls -ld ~/.vim/bundle/vim-jade/.git returns
drwxr-xr-x 12 $USER staff 408 Jan 21 15:26 ~/.vim/bundle/vim-jade/.git