[kdepim-users] 20090723KP -- Copying KMail

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Fri Jul 24 11:54:52 BST 2009

Hi Bruce,

On Friday, 2009-07-24, Bruce MacArthur wrote:

> At first, I was in "/home/bruce/", which means that "/.kde/share..." was
> immediately visible.

Yes, this is OK.
Another option would be to just archive the mail directory without any 
additional path in front.

> > Secondly: When you where executing the "tar  -xvjf  mails.tar.bz2"
> > command where sure that you where in your home directory on the
> > Jaunty partition AND that the mails.tar.bz2 package was there too (ls
> > -l mails.tar.bz2)?
> At first, I thought that I needed to go to the Jaunty "/home/bu4lu3si1/"
> folder by reason that this is where I would want to have the data
> appear.  I received the diagnostics cited.  Then it occurred to me that
> perhaps I needed to stay in the folder where the mails.tar.bz2 file is
> most likely to be located -- and I received the very same diagnostics!

The initial idea of changing to "/home/bu4lu3si1/" was correct.
Unfortunately I forgot to add the step of copying mail.tar.bz2 to the new 
So change into "/home/bu4lu3si1/" and make sure mails.tar.bz2 is there.
(or provide the full path of mails.tar.bz2 if it is somewhere else)

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring

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