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Re: copying in dired with sudo permissions

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: copying in dired with sudo permissions
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 13:21:22 -0700
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Leo wrote:

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?

You don't.  Instead, you specify the file using ange-ftp or tramp syntax, e.g


Kevin Rodgers

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