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  1. #1
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    Need to copy all content of a directory.

    HI,

    I am new to Linux.

    I can use cp for copying the files 7 directories but I don't know the exact way & what are the things that i must take care while copying files in bulk from 1 place to other.

    Please guide me.

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    Re: Need to copy all content of a directory.

    hi,

    IF you are new to Linux then I must say please go through this topic.
    Basic Linux Commands 2
    It consist of all the required basic linux command you need & are useful.
    I hope this helps.
    IF YOU CAN'T Convince THEM ...

    CONFUSE THEM ...

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    Re: Need to copy all content of a directory.

    cp

    Code:
    cp [options] file1 file2 cp [options] files directory
    Copy file1 to file2, or copy one or more files to the same names under directory. If the destination is an existing file, the file is overwritten; if the destination is an existing directory, the file is copied into the directory (the directory is not overwritten).

    Options

    -a, --archive
    Preserve attributes of original files where possible. The same as -dpr.

    -b, --backup
    Back up files that would otherwise be overwritten.

    -r, -R, --recursive
    Copy directories recursively.

    -s, --symbolic-link
    Make symbolic links instead of copying. Source filenames must be absolute.

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    Re: Need to copy all content of a directory.

    cp command to copy all files and folder.

    Code:
    [root@fedora test]# cd ..
    [root@fedora ~]# cp -pr /home/fedoracore5/ test/fedoracore5
    [root@fedora ~]# ls test/fedoracore5/
    Desktop
    [root@fedora ~]# ls /home/fedoracore5/
    Desktop
    [root@fedora ~]# ls -al /home/fedoracore5/
    Cp command with option 'p' is to preserve the mode, ownership and timestamps of the file an the option 'r' is use to copy directory recursively.

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