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Re: Option --force for cp



Hello Luc,


On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:05:47 +0200 Luc MAIGNAN <luc maignan winxpert com> wrote:

> Hello wwp,
> 
> you're right.
> My cp is an alias to 'cp -i' !!!! I'm despite to have a so beginner problem.....

FYI that's common for privileged users (root).


Regards,

> wwp a écrit :
> > 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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