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Re: Option --force for cp



Hello James,


On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 10:43:48 -0400 James Kosin <jkosin beta intcomgrp com> wrote:

> Luc MAIGNAN wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I definitively can't force cp to override existing files without > asking confirmation.
> >
> > According to documentation , I try :
> >
> > cp -r --force src/file1 ./
> >
> > but always a confirmation is asked...
> >
> >
> > What's wrong ?
> >
> 'cp -r --reply=yes src/file1 ./'
> 
> This will work...  Check out the man pages for cp or even cp --help

I couldn't find any reference to 'reply' in both `cp --help` and `man
cp` here (coreutils-6.9-17.fc8). What version is yours?

Moreover:

 $ cp --reply=yes
 cp: the --reply option is deprecated; use -i or -f instead
 cp: missing file operand
 Try `cp --help' for more information.

That last advice is still pertinent, James ;-). Now, what cp does Luc have?


Regards,

-- 
wwp

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