Bash Copying (cp)

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  • cp [options] source destination


-a,-archiveCombines the d, p and r options
-b, -backupBefore removal, makes a backup
-d, --no-deferencePreserves links
-f, --forceRemove existing destinations without prompting user
-i, --interactiveShow prompt before overwriting
-l, --linkInstead of copying, link files instead
-p, --preservePreserve file attributes when possible
-R, --recursiveRecursively copy directories

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