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Old 12-15-2003, 12:55 PM   #1
Gallienus
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how to copy files/folders???


Using Linux: RHv9, I'm trying to copy a folder from one Linux directory to another. It has many (~100) files and subfolders inside: too many to copy one by one. Nautilus will not copy or move it: it just copies one subdirectlry & then fails. It doesn't give an error message: just that a check shows the files are not copied.

The text command: cp [folder] [target] will not work since I'm also copying folders.

What is the command to do an unqualifed universal copy of all files/folders in one spot to another?
 
Old 12-15-2003, 12:59 PM   #2
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cp -R [folder] [new-destination]
 
Old 12-15-2003, 01:01 PM   #3
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You need to use the -r option (recursive) with cp. Check out man cp.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 01:01 PM   #4
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I believe you will find that using cp with the -r (copy down recursively) will copy everything. Example: cp -r /home/me /usr/local should copy all dirs under /home/me as well as that dir.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 01:02 PM   #5
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........ always a nice one

cp -Rpdf
 
  


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