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cp - Command-line tool to copy a file

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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 ...
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Can rsync pick up where an interrupted cp left off?

If I use cp to copy a very large file over the course of several hours and decide to stop the operation, can rsync be used to complete the operation at a later point without needeing to re-write data?
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find files with particular attributes, rename them to their directory name, copy them elsewhere

It won't look like it, but I've spent 3+ hours trying to figure this out... I am trying to identify files in all subdirectories of a parent directory with particular attributes (name and size) then ...
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Overwrite symlink with original file

I have a directory with some symlink file, for example: /home/user/symlink/$(*symlink_file_name1*).mkv /home/user/symlink/$(*symlink_file_name2*).mkv And I have another directory with the original ...
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sh recursive copy (cp -r) - How to exclude subfolder

I need to run a remote script using ssh via Ruby (net/ssh) to recursively copy a folder and exclude a subfolder. I am looking for the fastest way to do it so rsync is not good. Also, I understand that ...
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Use rsync to only copy files that have changed

Right now I have these commands: my_dir="$HOME/foo/bar"; rm -rf "$my_dir/WebstormProjects/"; rsync -r --exclude=".git" --exclude="node_modules" "$HOME/WebstormProjects/" "$my_dir/WebstormProjects/" ...
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cp -r <Folder Name> .<Folder Name>

I run the command cp -r <Folder Name> .<Folder Name>. It have done something, but I cannot find it. Example: cp -r Agent .Agent.old # (There is a dot symbol on the 2nd folder name)
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error: cp: cannot stat ‘release\\-1.0.0\r.jar’: No such file or directory

I have a file "release-1.0.0.jar" in the current working directory, and I'm trying to copy it to a directory "release_dir". export t_version="1.0.0" mkdir -p release_dir cp release-${t_version}....
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Copying files based on input list, special characters in file names

This is based on the question here. Problem: I have a .txt file listing file names I want to copy to the folder newfolder in the shell (Mac Terminal). Approach, where filelist.txt contains file ...
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How to copy a folder by overwriting an existing folder and delete all the old content in Linux?

I can use rm to delete the old folder, then use cp to copy the new folder. But how to do it in one go?
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Linux 'cp' copies symlink instead of target file

In my directory I have 2 files: a text file and a symbolic link to that text file. base_v21.txt -> base_v001.txt base_v001.txt When I try to copy base_v001.txt using the following command: # cp ...
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COPY file from one server to another [closed]

I have to get some files from production to DEV server. SCP command gives the timeout. I do not have ip and I connect to the server using ssh command as below. ssh komz-admin@pxxxxxxx04.corp.xxx....
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answering command automatically - performing cp operation between answers [closed]

The idea is that I want to execute a command, then it asks for a file name to process, and after it is done with processing, it outputs an image with the name prediction.png, it asks for the next ...
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Why does cp need -r while mv doesn't? [duplicate]

To copy a directory and its contents cp requires a -r switch. To move a directory and its contents mv does not require a -r switch. What is the reason for this? EDIT: Don't worry. Despite searching,...
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copy files from multiple sub-directories to the same destination directory

I have something a directory like this Main Directory SubDirectory SubsubDirectory1 xx.jpg xx,jpg SubsubDirectory2 xx.jpg xx,jpg ...
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Why is mv so much faster than cp? How do I recover from an incorrect mv command?

I drag and drop a folder into another by mistake in FileZilla. ~/big_folder ~/some_other_folder The folder got moved is a very huge one. It includes hundreds of thousands of files (node_modules, ...
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Copy files adding the path into the filename

I want to copy mp3 files from a directory to a flash drive. They are stored in a directory structure such as this: Artist/Album/Track.mp3. Since my car's mp3 player sucks, I want to have all my mp3 ...
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Making alias of rm command [duplicate]

Making alias of rm command so that when rm command is executed it will first copy file to /tmp/recycle_bin and then remove the file. But I'm getting issue in the process. Steps performed by me: I ...
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AIX 6.1 copying files with non-standard characters in file names [closed]

I have a big problem with some non-standard characters while trying to copy (for the sake of backup) some files in AIX 6.1. What I need to do is have the backup archive with exactly same file names in ...
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Can't copy files into directory which has enough group permissions

I would like to do this: XXXX:xxxadm 53> cp /user/uz408217/transporty/K900730.ZAT /usr/sap/trans/cofiles But end up with this error: cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/sap/trans/cofiles/...
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How to move content of a folder to current folder?

I have this folder structure: foo `----> bar How can I extract the content of bar into foo? I tried mv -f bar/* . from within foo. -f, --force | dont't ask before overwrite but I get "could ...
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copy the file and keep full path

I need to copy the file to destination folder with it's full path. I can do it on Linux (Red Hat/Centos) easily like this: cp --parents /some/path/to/file /newdir Then I get, in destination ...
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How can I copy a file and paste it as a different name?

I have a file test.txt in directory A/B. I want to copy test.txt to A/C and rename it newtest.txt. I know I can use the cp and mv commands to do this, but the issue is that there already is a test....
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Copying files from one disk to another disk

I want to copy all contents from one disk to another HDD. I thought the cp command might do the trick. cp -aR /dev/nvme0n1p1/* /dev/sda1/ /dev/nvme01np1 is the old disk that I want its content to be ...