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Re: Option --force for cp



On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 16:36 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 16:24:52 +0200,
>   Luc MAIGNAN <luc maignan winxpert com> 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 is probably aliased to 'cp -i'. Try using:
> 'cp' -rf src/file1 ./
> 
Actually executing:
/cp -r --force src/file1 ./

will remove the alias from the execution. Notice the leading '\'
character.


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