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Re: forcing overwrite with cp in FC5



On Tue, 19 Sep 2006, Michael W Cocke wrote:

> I know this must have been covered before, but I can't find it...
> 
> How can I get cp to overwrite existing destination files without being
> prompted for every file?  --force doesn't do it, --remove-destination
> doesn't do it (although from reading the man page I would expect
> either one to to work) and --reply=yes complains that it's being
> depreciated.
> 
> If the answer is "'you can't", can I get a pointer to the source for
> cp?

Although you didn't say so, you must be trying it as 'root'. When running 
as root, RH aliases 'cp' to 'cp -i'. So type 'unalias cp' to unalias it.

You can get the full list of aliased commands by typing 'alias'.

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