I have this problem as part of a school assignment:
NOTE: In case it's hard to read in the image above, here's the directory tree:
$ tree . `-- sample_dir1 `-- sample_dir |-- admin |-- cambridge | |-- cafeteria | |-- library | `-- security | |-- annex | |-- building | `-- parking |-- faculty |-- history.exe |-- markham | |-- annex | |-- building1 | `-- parking |-- oxford | |-- outline.doc | |-- programming | | `-- report.pdf | `-- security `-- stenton |-- gen_ed `-- lib_arts |-- english.txt `-- match.doc 15 directories, 11 files
I tried doing the command:
$ cp ../cambridge/security/parking ./parking2
...but it isn't working. The question in the image above states that the current directory is
stenton, and that we need to make a copy of the file named
parking (from the
security directory), and to name the new file
parking2, and place it in the current directory,stenton`, using relative pathnames.
What am I doing wrong? My
cp command seems to be correct.