Originally Posted by NevadaSam
I want to copy the contents of the folder named "mozilla_BACKUP", but what I am using copies the whole folder. I tried to indicate file by using *.* but I guess that is just for DOS.
cp -a /home/sam/Desktop/mozilla_BACKUP /home/sam/.mozilla
Using a single asterisk as someone else pointed is the way to go.
In linux, "*.*" will only match files that have a dot on their name.