I want to back-up all files from my laptop partitions to external HDD.
I ran, for example
cp -a /med*/ravb*/*00 /med*/ravb*/M*L*/7.3GB_CP && echo "7.3GB BACKED UP PROPERLY" || echo "7.3GB FAILED TO BACK UP"
The issue is that dot files are also getting included which I don't want. What should I do so as to ignore all dot files for backing up.