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Old 02-21-2007, 08:32 AM   #1
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Copy & Move Commands (Issue)

I am updating a Joomla installation. Trying to copy updates to existing directories and files but keep getting prompted as with -i flag.

Tried from /home/user to copy directory foo to /var/www/html and overwrite existing foo directory

Using cp -f -p -r foo /var/www/html but get prompted on each file being copied. What is the correct command with either mv or cp to copy over existing files with updates ones without being prompted?

Many thanks,

Old 02-21-2007, 08:37 AM   #2
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Are you sure you are using (for example) the "real" mv and not alias or something? I use a SunOS every day where rm is aliased to rm -i to prevent accidents, and to get past the interactive questions (which do pop up even with force switch) I have to use full path; in your case try
/bin/mv -r /home/user/foo/ /var/www/
and see if it helps. If it doesn't, then it's obviously something else.
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That doesn't work. This has me stumped...


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