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Old 06-12-2005, 04:26 AM   #1
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copy files and folders

I'm running dam small linux off a cd. I have 2 hdd and I want to copy the contents off one hard drive to another. Can anyone guide me ?
Thanks in advance.
Old 06-12-2005, 04:50 AM   #2
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use this command:
Old 06-12-2005, 02:08 PM   #3
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Ok so (cp -dfr SOURCE DESTINATION) Source would be the drive name like hdd0? Would this be the right syntax (cp -drf hdd0 hdd1)?
Will this command overwrite any files on the target drive?

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