1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 7, 2009 6:43 AM by varjak paw
macpaul11 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
Apologies for the relatively dumb question. I'm trying to user remote desktop to copy files to another volume on the client computers. When I specify the full pathname, the file still ends up in a folder on the startup volume. What's the correct syntax for specifying a volume in a full pathname ? I've tried all the obvious things. Also, the pathname includes folder names with spaces which may be the problem.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,820 points)
    For paths with spaces in the volume or directory name, precede the space with the backslash character, e.g.

    /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Users/yourusername/

    To determine the path to copy a file on a network or external volume do the following.

    1) Using a workstation you want to copy files to on the network, login to the workstation (via the login window, not via ssh)

    2) Launch Terminal

    3) Change directories (using cd) to the home directory folder you want to copy the files to

    4) Run the 'pwd' command. This command will return the path to the current folder. This will be the path to enter in ARD to copy dialog.

    Hope this helps.