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Old 06-14-2011, 03:40 AM   #1
stf92
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cp --parents /d1/.d2/d3/foo.txt /e1/ breaks the path at 1st '.', even with -a.


kernel 2.6.21.5
cp (GNU coreutils) 6.9.

Hi:

Code:
bash-3.1$ mkdir e1
bash-3.1$ cp --parents d1/.d2/foo.txt e1
bash-3.1$ ls -R e1
e1:
d1

e1/d1:
bash-3.1$
What I would like the result to be is
Code:
bash-3.1$ ls -R e1
e1:
d1

e1/d1:
.d2

e1/d1/.d2:
foo.txt
bash-3.1$
Any other cp options to remedy the situation? Thanks.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 05:38 AM   #2
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You need the -a option of ls to see hidden files and directories:
Code:
bash-3.1$ ls -aR e1
e1:
. .. d1

e1/d1:
. .. .d2

e1/d1/.d2:
. .. foo.txt
The file has been copied together with its parent directories, but you cannot see it without ls -a.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 05:54 AM   #3
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You must excuse my clumsyness. I think it's bedtime for me already. Thanks a lot.
 
  


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