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Re: command to copy hidden files?



Les 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?
In case the filenames of the dot files have a length of 3 or more you can use:

cp .??* target

Wouldn't TAR manage this better? or perhaps dd?

Let cp's recursion handle it if you want the whole directory:

cd targetdir
cp -av . destdir

or
rsync -av . destdir

The later can be repeated quickly, taking only the changes since the last run.

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 Les Mikesell
  lesmikesell gmail com


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