To copy a file into another directory, use the
cp command with the file name as the first argument, and the target path name as the second.
$ cp fileName destination
You may rename the file by attaching it to the end of the path.
$ cp fileName destination/newFileName
This takes a file, and sends a copy of it to the specified path, with the new file name.
And to copy into the same directory with a new name:
$ cp fileName newFileName
To copy directories and the contents within, we must apply the
-r option, which is the command to copy recursively.
The following command would copy all contents of dir1 into dir2.
$ cp -r dir1 dir2
We can copy multiple items at once into a directory. As long as the last argument is the path name, we're good.
$ cp file1 file2 file3 pathName
Here are some additional options for fine-tuning.
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