cp

Copy files.

Signature

> cp (source) (destination) --recursive --verbose --interactive --no-dereference

Parameters

  • source: the place to copy from
  • destination: the place to copy to
  • --recursive: copy recursively through subdirectories
  • --verbose: do copy in verbose mode (default:false)
  • --interactive: ask user to confirm action
  • --no-dereference: If the -r option is specified, no symbolic links are followed.

Examples

Copy myfile to dir_b

> cp myfile dir_b

Recursively copy dir_a to dir_b

> cp -r dir_a dir_b

Recursively copy dir_a to dir_b, and print the feedbacks

> cp -r -v dir_a dir_b

Move many files into a directory

> cp *.txt dir_a