Using the cp command.
I'm trying to copy the contents of one partition to another with:
cp -afv (partition a)/* (partition b)/
Normally, the command works fine except when (partition b) already
contains a large number of directories and files that are duplicates of
those in (partition a) .
The command works but each duplicate requires permission to be
overwritten so it's a tedious process, clicking on 'y' for each
duplicate being copied.
Is there a way to copy the entire contents of one partition to another
partition that contains duplicates without having to bang on y for each
duplicate----different options, for example?
I checked out ' man cp' but don't see anything that might help. Perhaps
there's a different way of doing the copy.
The command works fine if there aren't any duplicates in the partitions.