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- To make a copy of a file type cp <file1> <file2>
(if <file2> already exists then it will be overwritten with
the contents of <file1>).
- To copy a file into another directory
type cp <file1> <dir_name>
- To copy the contents of one directory into another directory use the
cp -r <dir_name1> <dir_name2>. The option -r
stands for recursive since the first directory is recursively copied in to the
second directory, that is, all subdirectories inside the
directory being copied are also copied recursively and so on.