move notes from tomboy 1.0.0 on Ubuntu 9.10 to Tomboy 1.10.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Asked by brettbradley@juno.com on 2014-05-31

Please help me move the Notes that I have (1710 notes) in Tomboy 1.0.0 loaded on Ubuntu 9.10 operating system to my newer computer with Tomboy 1.10.1 loaded on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system.

In the past I have use: cp -R ~/.local/share/tomboy/ ~/Desktop/tomboy and then: cp -R ~/Desktop/tomboy ~/.local/share/
to save and backup my notes, but that was not sucessful in moving to the newer Tomboy 1.10.1 loaded on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system.

Both computers are Laptops originally running windows 7, older Toshiba, newer HP.

These notes have been linked and represent many years of personal Bible study

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Did you chown the copied data to your user after the copy to the destination PC?

Thanks for the info, I have been using Ubuntu since 9.10 but have almost no knowledge in using the command lines.

I was able to get the notes transfered by syncing both Tomboy versions to the local hard drive and then moving the resulting '0' file and the manifest from the older version to the newer. That all went fast and easy, but syncing the the newer version with the 1710 notes in that '0' file took about 1 hour.

Your advise about Chown (change owner, I did not even know about the command) was probably why the commands that I first used did not work.

If you would be so kind as to tell me, where to find documentation for Linux (Unix?) commands, so that I can start learning, that would be very helpful.

Thanks

Thanks for the info, I have been using Ubuntu since 9.10 but have almost no knowledge in using the command lines.

I was able to get the notes transfered by syncing both Tomboy versions to the local hard drive and then moving the resulting '0' file and the manifest from the older version to the newer. That all went fast and easy, but syncing the the newer version with the 1710 notes in that '0' file took about 1 hour.

Your advise about Chown (change owner, I did not even know about the command) was probably why the commands that I first used did not work.

If you would be so kind as to tell me, where to find documentation for Linux (Unix?) commands, so that I can start learning, that would be very helpful.

Thanks

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

You have an inbuilt help function for most of the commands - the manual pages.
Open a terminal and issue the command
man chown
and you will see a description of the command chown, the required and optional parameter etc. etc.

And there is a list of external Unix guides on the Ubuntu help pages:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ExternalGuides

Or:

sudo chown -Rv $USER:$USER ~/.local/share

Then try the application. You may also want to run it from terminal. The output may be useful