Re: URGENT! deleted my home directory
email@example.com (Dean Struss) wrote:
> I too have a question on the cp command. When used it always ask rm
>the file I'm trying to copy. Is cp copy or remove? Also can't one
>specify a place on a directory with a new name to place a file in a
>newly created file. I keep getting the response that directory doesn't
>have a file of that name.
>From the sound of things, you've got the source and destination
filenames the wrong way round!
To copy, say, test.c to test.c.bak, use:
cp test.c test.c.bak
To copy test.c to directory test, use:
cp test.c test/
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]