I have a directory on an nfs mount, which on the server is at
Root cannot access this directory:
[mitchell.usher@server ~]$ stat /home/mitchell.usher/.rubies File: `/home/mitchell.usher/.rubies' Size: 4096 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 32768 directory Device: 15h/21d Inode: 245910 Links: 3 Access: (0755/drwxr-xr-x) Uid: ( 970/mitchell.usher) Gid: ( 100/ users) Access: 2016-08-22 15:06:15.000000000 +0000 Modify: 2016-08-22 14:55:00.000000000 +0000 Change: 2016-08-22 14:55:00.000000000 +0000 [mitchell.usher@server ~]$ sudo !! sudo stat /home/mitchell.usher/.rubies stat: cannot stat `/home/mitchell.usher/.rubies': Permission denied
I am attempting to copy something from within that directory to
/opt which only root has access to:
[mitchell.usher@server ~]$ cp .rubies/ruby-2.1.3/ -r /opt cp: cannot create directory `/opt/ruby-2.1.3': Permission denied [mitchell.usher@server ~]$ sudo !! sudo cp .rubies/ruby-2.1.3/ -r /opt cp: cannot stat `.rubies/ruby-2.1.3/': Permission denied
Obviously I can do the following (and is what I've done for the time being):
[mitchell.usher@server ~]$ cp -r .rubies/ruby-2.1.3/ /tmp/ [mitchell.usher@server ~]$ sudo cp -r /tmp/ruby-2.1.3/ /opt/
Is there any way to do this that wouldn't involve copying it as an intermediary step or changing permissions?
cp -Rp /home/mitchell.usher/.rubies /tmp/templocation; sudo mv /tmp/templocation/ruby-2.1.3 /optwill this not work ? If no, why ?
cp <file> /tmp/tmpfile