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Copy files gives "cp: omitting directory" error

I tried to copy data from one location to multiple location my typing...
cp <source> <dest> <dest>

however this will omits one of the destination ... and proceed to copy to only one directory
# 2  
Yes, so has cp done forever.
man cp
give answer.

Answer for your problem ? You have to give two commandlines
cp source dest1
cp source dest2
# 3  
cp can do copy from multiple sources, but not to multiple destinations. In this case, it takes the first 2 arguments as sources, and the last done as destination. Since the second argument is a directory, cp needs "-R' option to copy.
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