[conspire] how do I move my .mozilla directory and all the mail contents to an external drive

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Apr 18 22:42:52 PDT 2008

Quoting David Fox (dfox94085 at gmail.com):

> Darlene, I think you're on the right track, but let's make sure of a
> couple of things first.
> 1) This external drive - are the permissions of the mounted directory
> (i.e., /mnt/whereever) sufficient to let an ordinary user go inside
> the directory and browse the files?
> 2) What about the ownership/permissions on the mounted drive? If you
> just copy the files over, permissions should be maintained if you do
> the copy command right.

FWIW, Darlene was implementing an idea that I'd told her should work.
I still see no reason why it shouldn't.  As you say, I'd check directory
structure, ownership, and permissions.

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