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Old 07-12-2001
cp options

Hello again,

Is there an option for the cp command to overwrite existing files in the destination directory?


# 2  
Old 07-12-2001
cp will automatically overwrite an existing file with the same name unless you use -i (interactive)
# 3  
Old 07-12-2001
if you do have an alias set up for cp (i.e. alias cp "cp -i" )
and do not want to chage the alias

try put "\" before cp
$ \cp FileName newFileName
this will skip all interactive questions.
Hope this help
# 4  
Old 07-13-2001

to overwrite exsiting file give
cp filename1 filename2
in this case filename2 will be overwritten with the contents of filename1.
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