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Old 05-07-2002, 12:11 PM   #1
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Copy Command

What is the correct syntax for coping all the files from one directory to another from a shell. I need to set this up as a cron job, but I just need to know the syntax.

Old 05-07-2002, 12:18 PM   #2
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usually just a cp /dir/you/want/to/copy /dir/to/copy/to should do the job just fine.

man cp for more options.
Old 05-07-2002, 01:37 PM   #3
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I know that the mv command will do the recursive stuff but I am thinking that cp needs the -R command to do it all correctly. eg.
cp -R /home/user/downloads /backup/directory
I stand corrected if this is not true as a MUST, though it does work and do what you are needing.


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