Move a Local File from Desktop to root dir via ssh...

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  1. pmsquillace macrumors newbie

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    Hello All:

    I am trying to install a file that I downloaded that is on my desktop to the root directory of a server.

    So far, I am not having any luck with this because I cannot seem to figure out how to tell my imac to move this file from my desktop to where I am logged in.

    So far I have done this, which is what I thought was the way to go.

    mv /Users/paulsquillace/Desktop/sitemap_linux-x86_64-beta1-20091231.tar.gz /usr/sbin/httpd/

    Any help or advice would be great,

    Paul
     
  2. pmsquillace thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Middling macrumors regular

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    You would need to use:

    sudo mv /Users/paulsquillace/Desktop/sitemap_linux-x86_64-beta1-20091231.tar.gz /usr/sbin/httpd/

    you need to be logged in to a user with Admin privileges and then enter that user's password at the prompt. Except that /usr/sbin/httpd isn't a directory, it's the Apache binary.

    The root directory for Apache on OS X appears to be /Library/WebServer/Documents/ (according to /etc/apache2/httpd.conf).
     

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