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Can somebody please clarify what this means when copying mod

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I have downloaded and installed a fresh copy of PHPBB3
I have installed auto Mod

I am looking to install Board3 portal

When looking at the install xml file, I see this under "files to copy":

Copy: root/includes/trim_message/*.*
To: includes/trim_message/*.*

I need some explanation what this means, because apparently I am reading it incorrectly.

The first line is what I need to copy, the second is to where. That I get.

But when I'm looking at the files I have already with PBPBB3, I am missing something.

In the folder I just extracted from the portal download, I find the root folder. Inside it is another folder called includes, and inside of that is another folder called trim message. I would think the *.* means "copy everything inside the trim message folder to the trim message folder already on your website. So, I go into the public folder on my domain, open the includes folder, and there is no trim message folder. Am I supposed to copy the entire trim message folder over to the includes folder, or am I supposed to copy the contents of the trim message folder to the includes folder.

This is so basic, I know, but I'll be damned if I could find this here without spending two hours searching, and I'm frustrated enough already.

Thank you!
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william92371 wrote:...Am I supposed to copy the entire trim message folder over to the includes folder...
Exactly.
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Copy the /trim_message folder and everything inside it to your /includes folder.


As a general rule you just copy everything that's in the MOD download /root folder to your forum folder. If you have a good FTP application like filezilla, it'll put everything in the right place automatically.
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In a MOD, the "root" folder is the root folder of your board. If it's at http://www.xyz.com, you would copy all files to http://www.xyz.com's root folder. If your board is at http://www.xyz.com/phpbb/ then you would copy the root folder to http://www.xyz.com/phpbb/ .

If you do, then all the files will nicely go into the correct subfolders without any effort. :D

"Root" is used as no MOD author knows where your file structure begins on your website.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the help guys. After staring at stuff for about five hours, the mind can play terrible tricks on you!!
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And we've all been there! :D
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FloridaMan339 wrote:If your board is at http://www.xyz.com/phpbb/ then you would copy the root folder to http://www.xyz.com/phpbb/
This is incorrect...you don't copy the root folder you copy the folders and files found within the root folder.
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