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Simple cp command giving problem..HELP !!!

i am new user to unix. just started today. i have a task on my hand. please help me out.this may be the most simplest question to you guys.

i have to upload a file ABC in some directory for example lib..i am already at the promt where i want to load that directory

now my destination directory i.e. the directory i want to copy is in home/username/Desktop/XYZ

i try giving this command:
$ cp /home/username/Desktop/XYZ .

but it doesnt work ...please help...
thank you
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Hi ,

Use the below commands for copy ..

To copy a file

cp <source_file> <new_file_name>
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To copy a complete directiory

cp -r <source_dir> <new_dir_name>

=============================


In your case


To copy the complete XYZ dirctory (including all files present under that dir)..

cp -r /home/username/Desktop/XYZ .

-----------------------------------

To copy a file


cp /home/username/Desktop/XYZ/<file_name> .


Note: -r means recursive copy
 

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