[K12OSN] OT: bash help - copying a series of files

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 17:57:33 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 9:41 AM, Rob Owens
<rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com> wrote:
> I've read this somewhere before, but I'm having trouble finding it on
> google...
> I need to copy a series of files without using a loop.  I think the
> syntax is something like:  cp /path/to/[file1 file2] /destination/folder


cp  /path/file1  /path/file2  /path/file3  /dest/dir

> But that doesn't work.  Does anybody know the correct syntax?  Google
> isn't so good at searching special characters like [ and {
> -Rob
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