Get to know Linux file copy command
As a system administrator and a good let alone should use Linux then it is reasonable to know variety of existing equipment. Because the median – median server how it looks is a non-graphical text then just aliases for the manipulation of files and directories with the execution of shell commands. One is to copy or duplicate files.
Without a lot of theory, if we want to copy-paste files in Linux then the syntax is:
cp from to
For example we copy one file only:
cp /var/www/kenzierider.com/.htaccess /home/raymond/web/.htacccess
File name purpose must not be same as the original. You can also call the "not_htaccess" If you want to.
We copy some files in one directory:
cp file1 file2 file3 /var/www/backup
It can also copy all of the files is:
cp * /var/www/backup
This only applies to files, folders not included.
Or more complete again with all the directories and their contents, this need recursion:
cp -R * /var/www/backup
May facilitate your understanding to the use of Linux.