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Re: [SLE] Basic linux question - copying
  • From: Nick Selby <php@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 13:11:38 +0200
  • Message-id: <>

Yes, assuming that I've understood your problem correctly.

AIUI, you have a directory called ..../some_directory, which
contains a subdirectory 'dir1'. You want to copy dir1, and all
its contents to a new directory, 'dir2', so that some_directory now
contains both dir1 and dir2.

That's it in a nutshell.

If this is correct, then
cd ..../some_directory
cp -a dir1 dir2

should work (given appropriate permissions).

Excellent! Thanks!


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