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Thread: Copy bulk Files in Linux

  1. #1
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    Mar 2019

    Copy bulk Files in Linux

    I have multiple files in a Linux systems where I want to copy them with a single cp command into a different path and directory. Should I write a bash script to copy one by one?

  2. #2
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    Feb 2014
    Riviera Beach, Maryland, USA

    cp -a /source/. /dest/

    The -a option preserves all file attributes as well as symlinks. And the . at end of the source path is like a wild card telling cp you want to copy all files and folders, included hidden ones.

  3. #3
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    May 2019
    No. You shouldn’t write a bash script. Just use the cp command bulk copy feature and provide all files you want to copy and add the path which is the destination.
    cp file1 file2 file3 /mnt/backup

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