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Hi I am trying to copy hidden file but i am not seeing anything to copy hidden files Could somebody help me with this please.
Feb 14 '07 #1
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drhowarddrfine
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I don't understand the problem. You copy just like any other file.
Feb 14 '07 #2
cassbiz
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Hi I am trying to copy hidden file but i am not seeing anything to copy hidden files Could somebody help me with this please.
Make sure you have the right permissions. (ie that you are root)

ls -la will show all of the files then you just use the cp command

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  1. cp file.old file.new
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If you want to move the file and not copy it then replace the 'cp' with 'mv'
Feb 14 '07 #3
jonathan184
154 New Member
the cp command was not working when i tired to copy hidden files. I have cp -fRp file file

It copied the files as normal but the .htaccess and other hidden files did not copy. Just tried cp .* looks like it worked this way.

Thanks guys
Feb 14 '07 #4
skellertex
1 New Member
You have to copy the file in it's literal path. Example:

cp /export/home/username/.hiddenfile /export/home/username/.hiddenfile.dat e

this makes a copy of the hidden file in the same directory with a different name.
Sep 15 '07 #5

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