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. -- ======================================================================= It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. -- Harry S. Truman ======================================================================= Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam sbcglobal net
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.