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What command would I use to copy a folder with files in it to another location on the server?


yes I did a google and am still looking through the results.


cp /source/directory /destination/directory


You may have to create the destination directory first with mkdir beforehand, I don't remember off hand if cp will create the directory :)

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You can also add a -R so it copies the files and folders over..

-R works for chmod and chown etc... But I wasn't aware -R was a valid argument for cp.


If you select it to cp (copy) a directory it will copy the whole directory in my experience.


You can always type "man cp" which is the manual page for the cp command or "cp --help" to get more information on the command, or just about any other command in Linux.

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