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Re: Option --force for cp





Aaron Konstam wrote:
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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Or just run /bin/cp -r --force src/file1 .          thereby forcing the use of the executable and not the alias.  I don't understand the use of the / at the front of the command unless cp lives under the / directory.

Kevin

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