Why this is failing
[oracle@newmac flash_recovery_area]$ cp /oracle/app/oracle/flash_recovery_area/POST/STAND * /home/oracle/Desktop/
cp: cannot stat `/oracle/app/oracle/flash_recovery_area/POST/STAND': No such file or directory
cp: omitting directory `dest'
cp: omitting directory `DEST'
cp: omitting directory `post'
cp: omitting directory `POST'
cp: omitting directory `STAND'
cp: omitting directory `TEST'
[oracle@newmac flash_recovery_area]$

copy the STAND to Desktop only..
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cp -r

For copying directories

Looks like

is wrong

You can check it by doing
ls -ld /oracle/app/oracle/flash_recovery_area/POST/STAND

Then you are doing *
Which means everything in the current directory.  But to copy directories, you need option -r

To copy STAND to Desktop you do

cp -r STAND /home/oracle/Desktop

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It can't copy /oracle/app/oracle/flash_recovery_area/POST/STAND as it doesn't exist or you don't have permission to read it.

Note that your cp command is trying to also copy all the files and directories from the directory you run the command from.  Is that what you intended?
jcob_lAuthor Commented:
Thanks very helpful...
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