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Re: forcing overwrite with cp in FC5



On Tue, September 19, 2006 07:15, Benjamin Franz wrote:
> 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'.
>
> --
> Benjamin Franz

When in doubt and far simpler is to preface the command with \
i.e \cp file1 file2

--
Pete
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