How can I make
cp replace a directory of the same name without removing the existing directory first?
cp's default behaviour is to copy the source directory into the destination rather than replace it:
mkdir -p test/a mkdir a cp -a test/a a
a is now within
a, it didn't replace
a. How can I make
cp replace directories? I want it to work the same way it does with files.
I could of course delete the target first, but I don't want to have to run more than one command :)