[kde-linux] restoring from backup in Konqueror (and Firefox on KDE)

Dale dalek1967 at bellsouth.net
Thu Mar 27 12:58:38 UTC 2008

Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Thursday 27 March 2008, david wrote:
>> Dale wrote:
>>> When I copy user generated files, I always use the -a option since it
>>> retains all file settings including permission, ownership, group etc
>>> etc.  You may want to check who owns the files and what group owns
>>> them.  I suspect one or both of those has changed.
>> I just moved my wife's /home folder from her dying PCLinuxOS laptop to
>> her new KUbuntu laptop - just tarred up the folder, untarred it onto her
>> laptop, ran chown to reset the ownerships - and everything came over
>> just fine. Mail (Thunderbird), Firefox, Konqueror, some (not all)
>> OpenOffice settings, desktop preferences and links, wallpaper, Kopete
>> settings, etc.
> In my experience using tar is enough, i.e. the ownership is correctly set to 
> the user running the extraction.
> Cheers,
> Kevin

True, just use the -p option and it will keep the same owner and group 
settings.  I usually just copy them but a lot of people use tar.  Not a 
thing wrong with that when it works for ya.  ;-)


:-)  :-) 

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