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Old 03-06-2007, 04:58 AM   #1
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How to use the CP command

Hello everybody,

I have a bunch of files named bkp1.arch to bkp99.arch.

I want to copy just files named bkp11.arch to bkp92.arch.

What is the exact CP command in this situation ?

Thanks and Regards
Old 03-06-2007, 08:07 AM   #2
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Type in a console man cp or cp --help to see what options are available.
Old 03-06-2007, 08:32 AM   #3
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cp -R bkp??.arch /path/to/copy/the/files/
It will also copy the bkp10.arch file too. You may delete it if not required.

I am stuck here..... Anybody with more idea?
Old 03-06-2007, 09:24 AM   #4
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@anindyanuri: close, but your command may also include the 93...99 files (besides the file with number 10 that you mentionned).

cp -R bkp1[1-9].arch bkp[2-8]?.arch bkp9[0-2].arch /path/to/copy/the/files/
should do the trick...
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Many ways to do so, another one:

for i in `seq 11 92` ; do cp bkp$i.ark <destination-dir> ; done
Old 03-07-2007, 11:57 AM   #6
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Are you overwriting bkp92.arch?

"I want to copy just files named bkp11.arch to bkp92.arch"

To me it sounds like you want to overwrite bkp92.arch with bkp11.arch, if that is the case then:

cp -f bkp11.arch bkp92.arch


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