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Re: Option --force for cp



On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 15:39 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> 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.
> 
You are right it was a typo, corrected in the next sentence but still
coonfusing.
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