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Re: command to copy hidden files?



On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 10:23:56 +0000, Mark Knoop wrote:

> On 23/01/07, Todd Zullinger <tmz pobox com> wrote:
>> Dave Stevens wrote:
>> > I've tried to copy files from my home folder to do a disk upgrade. I
>> > foolishly only copied the visible (non-dot) files. Now I'd like to
>> > copy only the . files (recursively) but don't see what the syntax
>> > is. Anyone?
> 
> Or you could try
> 
> cp -u ~/* /destination/
> 
> This will only copy when the SOURCE file is newer than the destination
> file or when the destination file is missing.

That will leave the dot files out; the very files the original poster
intends to copy.

Akemi


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