[ltp] Copying Files
Mon, 06 Dec 2004 11:17:16 -0500
> On Monday 06 December 2004 10:55, James Knott wrote:
>>>I want to copy all files in a partition to another partition.
>>>Can I do the following?
>>>dd if=dev/hda5/* of=dev/hda6/*
>>>If not how do I need to modify this or what should I utilize?
>>I don't think you need the "/*" at the end. You're copying partitions,
> I DO NOT want to copy the partitions but All files located under the partition
> hda5 to partition hda6.
> In fact the actual partition itself is what I am trying to get rid of but I do
> want the data files.
> Do I use the * to do this or not?
If you're copying files, why not use the cp command? That's what it's
there for. dd is often used to copy entire partitions to or from a file
or to convert data in a file. It is not used as a general file copy
man dd for further info.