Command cp

This command is part of the posix extensions and needs to be imported to be available to the shell.
See Posix Commands


cp copies files


cp [options] file [file ...] target


-f,-force Force copy even if target exists or is readonly.
-r,-recurse recursive copy


If there are 2 or more source files or the target is a directory then files are copied to the target directory.
If there are exactly 2 arguments and the target does not exist or is not a directory then the source ("file") is copied to the target file.

if -r is specified and any of the source files are directories they are copied recursively to the target.

Return Value

Returns 0 if the command executed successfully, 1 if there was an error.

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