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orry, user super is not allowed to execute '/bin/cp /usr/local/mysql/support-files/my-default.cnf /etc /my.cnf' as root

A-8:~ super$ sudo cp /usr/local/mysql/support-files/my-default.cnf /etc /my.cnf

WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

Password: Sorry, user super is not allowed to execute '/bin/cp /usr/local/mysql/support-files/my-default.cnf /etc /my.cnf' as root on 6A-8.local.

1 Answer

It seems you have an extra space between /etc and /my.cnf

sudo cp /usr/local/mysql/support-files/my-default.cnf /etc/my.cnf