Originally Posted by huNti
Thanks for reply. Funny enough [code]hunti@hunti-Aspire-M7720:~/Desktop$ cp -r test test/test2.txt
cp: cannot copy a directory, `test', into itself, `test/test2.txt'
Do you understand that "test" is a directory and that "test.txt" and "test2.txt" are files?
Does copying a directory onto a file (that's also inside the directory you're copying) make any sense at all to you? It shouldn't.