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Re: Option --force for cp



On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 08:34:46 -0500, Kevin Martin wrote:

> 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.

It's a typo. Should have been a backslash.


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