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Is there a Linux version of xcopy

Posted on 2014-11-19
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In WIndows, I can copy all the contents of the directory, -- and the respectivie subdirectoires with the following command

cd \dest
xcopy \src\*.* /s

With the /s allowsing the subdirectories and theri contents to be recursively copied

Is there an equivalent command for Linux ?

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Question by:Anthony Lucia
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$ cp -r  /source/*.* /destination

See MAN page of cp for full help details

$ man cp
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cp can even do what xcopy cannot: preserve the original timestamp and ownership information  of the copied files!

To achieve this add the "-p" flag:

cd /dest
cp -rp /source/* .

When using *.* instead of a single * cp will only copy files whose names contain a dot!
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