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copying in dired with sudo permissions

From: Leo
Subject: copying in dired with sudo permissions
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2003 00:47:18 +1100
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hi there

in dired i want to copy file to a directory which only root can write.

in a shell i could do the copying via sudo cp <from> <to>. any idea how i can tell dired to use "sudo cp" instead of "cp" and how do i provide then the sudo password?

cheers, leo

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