[GRLUG] Strange copy behavior

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Wed May 6 12:25:45 EDT 2020

On Wed, 2020-05-06 at 11:55 -0400, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group
> I’m copying over my /var/www/html file on my old Fedora computer to a
> thumb drive. 
> The copy process is coming up with a bunch of strange “File conflict”
> warnings (file with same name already exists).
> First, if I’m copying to a blank html directory on the thumb drive,
> how can the file already exist?
> Second, the warning shows the same file size and the same time saved
> for the file that “already exists” and the one the system is trying
> to copy.
> Only thing I can think is that somehow the system is not keeping
> accurate track of the files it’s already copied. Is that possible?
> Could there be something else?

How are you "copying"?

What is the filesystem on the thumbdrive?

Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org>

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