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Questions tagged [cp]

cp - Command-line tool to copy a file

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COPY failed: stat /mnt/sda1/var/lib/docker/tmp/docker-builder006125699/src: no such file or directory

When I run this command docker build -t hello-world . I got this kind of error...what should I do...How to copy file to /var/www/html/ Sending build context to Docker daemon 2.048kB Step 1/3 : ...
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Copying diff results files

I have two folders - Folder A and Folder B. I compared the files from both folders using diff command. Now after finding that certain files are only available in Folder A and Certain files in Folder ...
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How to avoid copying “..” while using cp command in terminal? [duplicate]

I am using CentOS7 and when I use command cp /root/test/.* /root/test1 it also copies .. which copies all the files and folder in the parent directory of the source. How to avoid copying . and ..?
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Move/copy millions of images from Macos to external drive to ubuntu server

I have created a dataset of millions (>15M, so far) of images for a machine-learning project, taking up over 500GB of storage. I created them on my Macbook Pro but want to get them to our DGX1 (GPU ...
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Overwrite or don't copy?

I'm trying to copy a file only if it already exists, not if it doesn't, basically overwrite only on Linux. Does anyone know a solution? I basically need to "look" for a folder then if a file exists, ...
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cp runs from command line but file not found from script [duplicate]

I have a script to reorganize my directory structure that contains: files=./*"$pattern"I{"$ifirst".."$ilast"}.ext cp ${files} ../"$pattern"/"$i"/ When I run the script, I get an error: ./*S6I{001.....
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Copy every 10 files from source into a target directory using cp

I have 110 large files inside a directory. But I cannot copy them at once since the system gets timed out after 50 min. I want to copy files 1 to 10, next 11 to 20, next 21 to 30, and so on. The order ...
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I have a directory of 110 large files. I want to copy them in the batch of n (e.g., 10) to aws s3 [closed]

I have 110 large files inside a directory. But I cannot copy them at once since the system gets timed out after 50 min. I want to copy files 1 to 10, next 11 to 20, next 21 to 30, and so on. The order ...
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How to write a script to move files with a specific name from folder “A” to folder “B” in my Google drive?

How can I write a script that moves files with a certain name from a certain folder to another certain folder in my Google drive? Example: I have a folder named 'A' with three files named 'X', 'Y', ...
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What is the meaning of -r and -R in copy command?

I read that they stand for recursively in the man page. However, I am not sure what their role is in the command. When I tried to copy some empty directory into another directory with, $ cp EMPDIR ...
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What happens when you copy a hardlink?

Imagine I have a file something/a.txt, which I hardlink from b.txt. Now, if I cp b.txt c.txt, is c.txt a hard link to a.txt, or is it a copy of the contents of a.txt?
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Attempting to only copy files that have changed within the last day while maintaining folder structure

I'm attempting to find and copy files that have been modified within the last day. While doing that I'm trying maintain folder structures under dir1. There are many subdirectories under dir1 and data ...
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Can I specify a size space while using mount command?

I mount a *.img file, and want to copy some new files into it. But there is not enough space for me to place new files. Can I specify more size space while I use mount. ./Image: No space left on ...
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Recursively copying a folder to an empty subfolder

How to copy all the content of the folder /foo/bar, which contains the file /foo/bar/a to an empty subfolder /foo/bar/subfolder without ending up with the file /foo/bar/subfolder/subfolder/a. Doing cp ...
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systemd and copy (/bin/cp): no such file or directory

While manually copying the file the following works, as below: userx@x:~$ cp -rv /opt/test-bak/* /opt/test/ '/opt/test-bak/file1' -> '/opt/test/file1' '/opt/test-bak/file2' -> '/opt/test/file2' ...
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cp multiple files do not work in bash script

I would like to run the below command in a bash script but, it doesn't work. command: cp /tmp/first/{abc.conf,xyz.conf} /tmp/backup/ bash script: firstDir=/tmp/first #secondDir=/tmp/second ...
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“cp: target '…’ is not a directory” during while loop

I have a directory of files whose names I want to shorten: (3) andrew@andrew Learning_Plans $ ls -al total 580 drwxr-xr-x 2 andrew andrew 4096 Apr 10 21:40 . drwxr-xr-x 7 andrew andrew 4096 Apr 10 ...
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How do I get commands in a bash script to complete? (files get truncated with cp)

I have a server that receives backupname.tar.gz files in /home/my_user/drop directory every hour. I installed incron utility and use incrontab -e entry to run a script whenever a new file shows up in /...
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“Cannot create directory … no such file or directory”

When executing the dockerfile, the command RUN cp -rf roundcubemail-1.2.3/. /var/www/html/ is executed and I'm getting the following error: cp: cannot create directory '/var/www/html/': No such file ...
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Copy only files with certain extension while renaming each file according to the parent folder

I have several directories: ├── folder1.x │   ├── dsferwe │   ├── ewrwr342 │   ├── analysis │   ├── fdsds │   ├── vcxvcxz │   ├── 324322 │   ├── export.asc │   ├── f_random_subfolder.xf │   │   ├── -....
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Transferring big files from local hard drive to computing cluster by rsync

I have 40 WGS files each one about to 0.1 TB stored in a hard drive next to me. I need to transfer them to my scratch in our computing cluster. I am using windows OS so I am using MobaxTerm for ...
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shell: Different path patterns

What is the difference among following path patterns in Linux ./ e.g. cp ./ [destination-path] ./. e.g. cp ./. [destination-path] ./* e.g. cp ./* [destination-path] ./** e.g. cp ./** [destination-...
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Copying files interactively: “cp: overwrite”

I'm trying to figure out what words does the -interactive shell of cp accepts as input. For your convenience, here's code that sets up files for experimentation. touch example_file{1..3} mkdir ...
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cp file to a directory with a file with same name

Sorry if I missed something in the cp manual, but is there a way to copy a file to a directory where there may be a file with the same name? Something like adding a postfix to the name of the copied ...
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Copy specified subdirectories

I have a bunch of folders in an external HDD and I want to copy a part of them. The folders have the following structure: A001A A003A A004A etc... ...and all the folders contain similar directories ...
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How do I copy a file to a different directory, but with another file extension?

Let's say I have two directories: orig and backup. Orig contains the file foo. I want to copy the file foo to the backup directory, but with the extension .txt.
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A linux “cp” command equivalent that does read/write threading and buffer sharing for increased throughput?

First, let me address your concerns. I'm copying from one slow drive, to another (different) slow drive. Blocking for reads on one drive until I write to another leaves a lot of room for improvement. ...
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How to use 'find' and 'cpio' to exclude parent directories

I want to copy over all html files in a nested directory but I want to prevent the parent folders above it from being generated as well. That is if my source path is /project/ng1/src/templates/**, ...
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cp works differently on a Mac

I have the following code to copy an entire folder: #!/bin/bash B="H:\pdf2txt" DST_DIR="H:\Test_Folder" cp -r "$B" "$DST_DIR" This works as expected on a windows machine but when I change it to ...
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Copying [use of cp] issue

I have a couple of sub-folders mounted on /mnt. One is /mnt/data, and the other is /mnt/1804iso. The /data includes data folders and files mounted from another disk, and /1804iso includes a mounted ...
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cp command not copying to the correct directory? [closed]

For my classes we have all of our homeworks and assignments in a read only folder so I want to copy all those files (they aren't very big) to my personal folder on ssh login. I so far have been able ...
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No such file or directory during rsync/cp copy command

I am trying to copy my entire shares directory from one server to my current directory. Running the command: rsync -avhP /shares . it will copy 90% of the data to that directory but I am getting ...
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Move or copy without overwrite and check success

Problem: I'm looking for a way to rename or copy a file without overwriting the destination file, if it exists, and then check the success of the move or copy operation. I'm seeking a method that will ...
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Copy files with match prefix AND suffix with shell script

I have a directory with files such as aaaXXXbbb.png aaaYYYccc.png xxxAAAyyy.png yyyAAAxxx.png Now I want to copy all files with prefix 'aaa' and suffix '.png' to a new directory with shell script, ...
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Cp command does an extra copying on different Ubuntu version for folder cloning

Edit: Found a duplicate with solution: rsync -a --delete https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23698183/how-to-force-cp-to-overwrite-directory-instead-of-creating-another-one-inside new script that ...
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Fix space in path from find command [duplicate]

I would like to copy many files with the below command. cp `find /Volumes/DATA/ -name "*.app" -depth 1 2> /dev/null` /Volumes/VMWare/img/ But that doesn't work because if it finds a space then ...
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Rename Files to Same Filename Without Extension with find Command

I'd like to rename a group of files to their same filename but without extension. They are scattered in my home directory and I don't know where they are located precisely, but I do know the extension ...
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Purpose of cp -x (stay on file system)?

If I wanted to stay on the same file system, couldn't I just specify an output path for the same file system? Or is it to prevent accidentally leaving the current file system?
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Copy files according the filename containing a future date in a specific format

I have these files, for example: 20029181109173105_MAN_TDR.PLU 20029181109185001_MAN_TDR.PLU 20029181109185301_MAN_TDR.PLU 20029181109185601_MAN_TDR.PLU 20029181109185901_MAN_TDR.PLU I need to copy ...
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How to solve error of missing destination file operand after '/sdcard/ngrok/ngrok ' in termux [closed]

I am using termux in my android but I get the following error when I want to copy some data from sdcard to $HOME IN TERMUX the following error shows up: missing destination file operand after '/sdcard/...
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How could I copy the same directory multiple times but with a different name?

I have a directory called 400K that has some files in it, I want to copy this directory multiple times but with different names. I want something like: cp -r 400K 500K 600K 700K I was considering ...
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Why was `cp` designed to silently overwrite existing files? [closed]

I tested cp with the following commands: $ ls first.html second.html third.html $ cat first.html first $ cat second.html second $ cat third.html third Then I copy first.html to second.html: $ ...
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copy directory into another directory multiple times

I'm on a Mac and trying to script out a few things from our build for Xcode. There are dSYM that are directories that you can inspect with Show package contents. In my script that gets run after Xcode ...
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Copy a file a number of times with names that come from a list

I have a list of names and I have a binary file. I want to copy that binary file so that there is one copy for each member of the list. The list is a text file with one name in each row. I keep ...
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Copy a directory structure to ennumerated folders

My folder structure is like this: ej-1/index.html ej-1/js/scripts.js ej-2/index.html ej-2/js/scripts.js ... ej-12/index.html ej-12/js/scripts.js Sometimes I need to re-structure the other ...
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Fedora: cp: Invalid argument while coping a file named with Chinese characters to a vfat filesystem

I want to use cp to copy a file named with Chinese characters to my fat32 usb stick. This is done using a script, so using nautilus is not a solution for me. I do not want to rename the files, too. I ...
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How to find files dynamically and copy them to a directory in linux

Trying to find these files and copy them to a directory (test_dir); abc-1.0.zip kncb-1.0.zip jenk-1.1.zip I would like to find all these files dynamically and copy them to a directory. I have tried ...
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Copying a source directory using the command cp -rsf when target directory exists

On Centos 7, when I use the command: cp -rsf /path/of/source /path/of/target When the target directory exists, files would go to /path/of/target/source. How can I avoid that? EDIT: source and ...
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cp -Tr overwrite behavior

I'm using GNU coreutils I have a directory foo containing a file file1 and a directory bar containing file2. If I now do a cp -rT foo bar, bar will contain both files instead of getting overwriten ...
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cp: cannot create regular file: Permission denied

I am running a PHP script on my Apache server and from the script I need to copy some files (to run a Bash script that copies files). I can copy to a directory /tmp with no problems, but when I want ...