I'm just trying to repeat command line basics.

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    Assuming you are currently in desktop (check using pwd command), use the command as cp filename /media/usb-dev-path
    – Ramesh
    Oct 8, 2014 at 19:43
  • First, run mount to find out where your USB is actually mounted...
    – jasonwryan
    Oct 8, 2014 at 22:19

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You have to locate your USB in /media or inside /media/youUsername/

Your Desktop is located in


so copy a file with

cp /home/Desktop/filename.txt /media/USBDRIVENAME/

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