cp = copy Command
cp is a Linux command for copying files and directories. The syntax is as follows:
cp source destination cp dir1 dir2 cp file.txt newfile.txt cp -option source destination cp -option1 -option2 source destination
In this example we try to copy /home/USR/some/dir folder and all its files to /home/USR/nfs-mounts directory
cp -avr /home/USR/some/dir /home/USR/nfs-mounts
Where -avr means:
- -a : Preserve the specified attributes such as directory and file mode, ownership, timestamps, and so on.
- -v : verbose: Explain what is being done.
- -r : Copy directories recursively.
Copy a directory called /dir/some/files to /home/USR-123/documents:
$ cp -avr /dir/some/files/ /home/USR-123/documents/