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How do I copy folder with files to another folder in Unix/Linux? (2)

I am having some issues to copy a folder with files in that folder into another folder. Command cp -r doesn't copy files in the folder.


The option you're looking for is -R.

cp -R path_to_source path_to_destination/
  • If destination doesn't exist, it will be created.
  • -R means copy directories recursively. You can also use -r since it's case-insensitive.
  • Note the nuances with adding the trailing / as per @muni764's comment.

Use:

$ cp -R SRCFOLDER DESTFOLDER/




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