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cp - Command-line tool to copy a file

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cp -a doesn't work to copy all files inside a directory

I desire to copy all files inside a directory which has only these files (all are regular files - there are no directories, symlinks, etc, inside that directory) to another pre-existing directory. The ...
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Just one file echoed from an array of files

I try to copy 2 or more files from one directory to another with cp using an array. I executed: files=( LocalSettings.php robots.txt .htaccess ${domain}.png googlec69e044fede13fdc....
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What is -a argument for GNU cp? [on hold]

The manual for GNU cp says -a, --archive same as -dR --preserve=all What is the meaning of "archive" here (which I assume radically different than with tar or zip)? Edit: I should have read -...
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cp in multi line fashion

In CentOS with Bash 3.2.52(2) I have to copy many files (not all) from one directory to another. I can create a long one liner such as cp /"$HOME"/dir1/{file1,fil2} ... /"$HOME"/dir2 but because ...
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cp from locally mounted sshfs corrupting .gz files

I have used sshfs to locally mount a SFTP server's filesystem. I am trying to copy .gz files from the sshfs mount (/mnt/mysftp/) to /tmp and noticed when the file is large (~10MB+), it will copy over ...
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bash: why can't I copy 3 files into 3 directories that share a name with the files?

So if I can do this: $ mkdir ./blah_{007,011,090} And end up with three directories... Why can't I do this... cp ../blah_{007,011,090}.swf ./blah_{007,011,090}_src And copy the files into 3 ...
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How to copy a file transactionally?

I want to copy a file from A to B, which may be on different filesystems. There are some additional requirements: The copy is all or nothing, no partial or corrupt file B left in place on crash; Do ...
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Copy files from remote machine to folder on remote machine

Why do we get the following error about "No such file or directory" when we copy files from remote folder to another remote folder? ssh -n -o ConnectTimeout=50 -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -xaq $IP ...
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Using cp to copy ~/.config to an external drive but getting “cannot create regular file…File exists” errors

The command is simple enough, executed while in a subdirectory of /mnt/e, an external drive: cp -r ~/.config .. Every time, every time I run it, the same set of files refuse to copy properly: cp: ...
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Copy file with changed content

I'm writing bash script where I need to store some files as a .bak files and change it content at the beginning(using sed for that). I'm looking for better way to write it down for my bash script. cp ...
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How to copy files one by one to different folders?

In a directory I have files with the names: 01.txt 02.txt 03.txt In the same directory are folders with the names: 01.abc 02.def 03.ghi I need a command to copy the files to the folders one by one,...
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Shell script cp command to a folder that will constantly change name

I have a script that downloads a folder. The folder has a fixed name with an ever changing number as a suffix, e.g. fixed_name_450. Each time I run to script the downloaded folder will have a new ...
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Missing destination file operand

I am beginner as far as Linux is concerned and therfore ran into trouble with the following command. $ cp VRP/share/ViennaRNA/bin/*. The error I got is as follows: cp: missing destination file ...
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cp - Does not recognizning accent characters [duplicate]

I have written a simple script, to copy some files, and change there name: #!/bin/bash for directory in ./../old_files/*; do DIR_NAME=$(basename $directory) for file in $directory/*; do ...
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Copying a list of files

I have a directory which has plenty of files which need to be copied over to another directory. Remember, not all files need to be copied, only some of them. Is there a way I can come up with a script ...
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How to select a path in a find […] -exec cp {} dest_dir \; command?

I'm having a hard time trying to limit the path with find. I have this command find ${DIR_PATH} -type f -name ".py" -exec cp --parent {} ${DEST_DIR} \; Which give me this output : ${DIR_PATH}/a/...
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Copy files from one path to another except .zip files [closed]

I need to copy all files from one UNIX path to another within the same server. However, there are some .zip files I want to exclude while copying. How can I achieve this using the cp command options?
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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 ...