__/ [ CBFalconer ] on Saturday 20 May 2006 11:09 \__
> opexoc@xxxxx wrote:
>> I want to change the name of folder in /home but i can't. I try
>> to do this by mv. I have to say that this folder is the fat32
>> partition, maybe this is the reason, but in this situation is it
>> possible to change this name ?
> Let's point out that Linux (and Unix) don't have folders. They
> have directories. Folders is a silly Micro$oftism and an attempt
> to hide reality once again.
As for the problem, you can't just change names of users or mounted devices.
You need to modify your /etc/fstab or do so using a graphical front-end such
as YaST. As for directories _inside_ home directories, the scanrio is
different altogether because rarely will you need superuser (root)
privileges and the structure of your files is independent from the
underlying O/S/kernel. There may be application and desktop environment
stuff in there nonetheless (albeit hidden), so handle with care.
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