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Re: forcing overwrite with cp in FC5



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CodeHeads wrote:
> On 9/19/06, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:
>>On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 12:24 +0200, Thomas Springer wrote:
>>> Am Dienstag, den 19.09.2006, 06:13 -0400 schrieb Michael W Cocke:
>>>> 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?
>>>
>>> When using bash, 'cp' is an alias for 'cp -i'.
>>>
>>> Try /bin/cp src dest
>>>
>>Or: \cp src dest
> 
> 
> This would work too: cp -f

Not when cp is aliased to cp -i:

# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm),6(disk),10(wheel)
# touch test1 test2
# cp -f test1 test2
cp: overwrite `test2'? n

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