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I am stuck at command line and need to transfer a copy of the xfree86.0.log to my Windows2000 machine to paste on internet (hence my cmd line problem). I have ...
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    Need to transfer Xlog to W2k via LAN & CMDln. HOWTOforN


    I am stuck at command line and need to transfer a copy of the xfree86.0.log to my Windows2000 machine to paste on internet (hence my cmd line problem). I have ethernet cable (100mbps) connecting the two.

    1. How to test to see if working?
    2. What do I need to set up if I need to?
    3. How do I transfer a copy of this file?
    4. Will I be able to open or read this with the M$ machine?
    This is possible right?

    (this is my first Linux setup (debian distribution))
    Ack!

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    must admit that my first thoughts on this problem are KISS (Keep It Simple Sir
    So, why not copy the log to a floppy and use that to transfer the log?

    Format the floppy as a fat filesystem on either of your PCs. Mount the floppy (mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy) and then copy the log to it (cp /var/log/xfree86.0.log /mnt/floppy) and then unmount the floppy before ejecting it (umount /mnt/floppy).

    should work.

    have fun

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    Danka floppy dude.


    Thanks, I was so far into my rather complicated problems, I completely forgot the KISS floppy.
    Thanks also for the directions to copy the file.
    :P
    Ack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerderello
    must admit that my first thoughts on this problem are KISS (Keep It Simple Sir
    So, why not copy the log to a floppy and use that to transfer the log?

    Format the floppy as a fat filesystem on either of your PCs. Mount the floppy (mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy) and then copy the log to it (cp /var/log/xfree86.0.log /mnt/floppy) and then unmount the floppy before ejecting it (umount /mnt/floppy).

    should work.

    have fun

    Nerderello
    Of note, I didn't have /mnt/floppy, so I just changed everything to /floppy. It worked great.
    Ack!

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