Copy and Move file in Linux

To copy file

You can copy/move files in Linux using the cp and mv commands.

Copy command Syntax:

  • cp [options] <source file> <destination file>
  • cp [options] <source path of file> <destination path of file>

 

Examples:

  • cp file1 file2
  • cp /tmp/file1 /data/file2
copy and move file in Linux

To move file

Move command Syntax:

  • mv [options]
  • mv [options]

Examples:

  • mv file1 file2
  • mv /tmp/file1 /data/file2

Note: You can also use mv command to rename file

copy and move file in Linux
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