Sign up ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My teacher created a subdirectory that has a bunch of very lengthy .pl files he wants us to use to test our code on. I usually just xfer any files I need through WinSCP, but I don't have permissions to do that in this case. I think he made his directory private and just created the subdirectory for us to access. I tried to just do cntrl+space to mark the file, then scroll down and cntrl+c into a notepad file.. but cntrl+space is not marking because it's a read-only file.

Thanks for the help, and sorry if this question has an easy fix. I'm new to unix and couldn't find the answer online.

share|improve this question

migrated from Nov 18 '11 at 3:31

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

That's what I thought too, just assumed I was doing something wrong. Thanks for your advice and the link. I didn't know about that site. – Michele Nov 15 '11 at 2:44
Figured it out: cp -R * locationDir – Michele Nov 15 '11 at 5:36

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.