I followed exactly it is mentioned over here in this tutorial:

cp -avr /home/vivek/letters /usb/backup

whereas , in my case, I was copying directory from terms folder to terms_code. I ran the above command and on the command, it showed me and it seems like it should have been copied, however, nothing exists inside the destination folder terms_code.

Here is a small screenshot of how it looks on my command prompt after running the above command:

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    The tems_code directory is in the root directory, not the current directory. Is that where you looked for it? – Barmar Jan 20 '17 at 21:52
  • @Barmar I am inside terms_app directory. The two directories terms and terms_code are both inside terms_app directory. So, I looked inside the terms_code directory. – Tan Jan 20 '17 at 22:00
  • Oh, my bad. A directory in the root got created, I just saw. I should probably delete it and create another inside where I want. – Tan Jan 20 '17 at 22:03
  • You're copying to /terms_code/. The / at the beginning means it's an absolute path, not relative to the current directory. – Barmar Jan 20 '17 at 22:04
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    Yes, change /terms_code to just terms_code/ – Barmar Jan 20 '17 at 22:05

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