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copy paste of files

  Date: Dec 04    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 499

I like to see folders with list view so i can see file details however wherever
i try to right click to paste i end up selecting a file and it seems I can only
copy and paste a file when I switch to icon view and select a blank part of
screen, how can I paste into a list view window a file?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 04    

You can copy and paste from list view. You cannot use the mouse alone. I
think that it is the same as in Windows, but admit that it has been awhile
since I have used Windows.

Use a mouse and keyboard combination:

The same hotkeys work as in Windows. Click on the first and hold the shift
key down while clicking on the last will select those and all in between.
Using the Ctrl key while clicking will select individual files. Ctrl-A will
select all. Ctrl-C will copy and Ctrl-V will paste. You can also use the
right click or the menu.

Ctrl-H will reveal hidden files (begin with a period in Linux).

Drag and drop also will work as long as you can see both Windows on the same
screen. Hold the shift key while dragging and dropping will move them while
not doing so will copy them.

Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 04    

Actually, you can use just the mouse. Edit/Paste

Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 04    

To paste in Nautilus, look at the top of the window where it says, "File Edit
View..." Select Edit, and one of the items in the drop-down menu is "paste."

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