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Copy file and directory subtrees - cp

Posted By: Pedro Silva     Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu     Views: 16177

This article explains about cp command with an example in unix.

cp command is used to  copy file and directory subtrees in unix.

Syntax of cp Command

cp [- options]  oldfile newfile


Examples of cp Command

Example 1 : Copy file1 to new or existing new_file

cp file1 new_file

Example 2 : Copy file1 to existing directory

cp file1 destination_directory

Example 3 : To create a zero-length file

cp /dev/null file
  
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