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Re: Option --force for cp

wwp wrote:
Hello James,

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

Luc MAIGNAN wrote:

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?


 $ 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?


-bash-2.05b$ rpm -q coreutils

I didn't think they would make so many changes to the core utilities. I've been using FC1 for years now and haven't had any problems or issues.


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