I run the command cp -r <Folder Name> .<Folder Name>. It have done something, but I cannot find it.


cp -r Agent .Agent.old    # (There is a dot symbol on the 2nd folder name)
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    since the new directory starts with a dot, it is hidden. You would be able to see it with ls -a – amisax Aug 13 '18 at 5:18
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    Please add a more descriptive title – Chrips Aug 13 '18 at 8:02
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    cp -r is a vendor unique, do not use it, but rather cp -R. – schily Aug 13 '18 at 14:22

Prefixing the file name with a dot (.) is usually considered as hidden files. This folder copying should have done in the same way.

try to list hidden items by.

ls -la .Agent.old

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