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Old 04-13-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
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copying a lot of files with bash or terminal.


ok guys, i have about 200 files spread thruout about 50 dirs. thing is, that some files are in dirs, where only the files are supposed to be copied. so how does this work? i mean i have all the paths but how do i use them with the cp cmd?

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Old 04-13-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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cp /usr/bin/* /usr/sbin

like that.

or to include directories too....

cp -R /usr/bin/* /usr/sbin

cp -dpR /directories/* /todirectory
for recursive permission preservation then.

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Old 04-13-2004, 05:39 PM   #3
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Make sure you get the right swiches to keep the permissions.
Other wise you end up with $USER owning all the copyed files.
Old 04-13-2004, 07:01 PM   #4
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I tend to use the switch -a to copy recursively whilst preserving permissions and ownership. It can be annoying when copying from a CD because everything is RO by default.


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