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 The ''​cp''​ (CoPy) command is quite flexible. There are a few ways it can be used to copy a file. The ''​cp''​ (CoPy) command is quite flexible. There are a few ways it can be used to copy a file.
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 ==== Duplicating a file and giving it a new name ==== ==== Duplicating a file and giving it a new name ====
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 $cp ./file1.txt ./file2.txt $cp ./file1.txt ./file2.txt
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 ==== Duplicating a file into a directory ==== ==== Duplicating a file into a directory ====
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   - Create a copy of this file in the directory "​01_Notes"​ called ''​ABOUT_these_notes.txt''​. Double check that the content is the same.   - Create a copy of this file in the directory "​01_Notes"​ called ''​ABOUT_these_notes.txt''​. Double check that the content is the same.
   - Create a copy of this file in the parent directory (one level up from where you are) keeping the file name the same.   - Create a copy of this file in the parent directory (one level up from where you are) keeping the file name the same.
 +  - Using a set of test directories,​ test what happens when you try to copy one directory into another using the command ''​$ cd dir1 dir2''​ versus ''​$ cd dir1/ dir2''​. How does the trailing slash change what is copied?
  
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