If you know the basics of Linux command line then copying a file would be an easy task for you, all you need to do is just use the
cp command with a file name and location.
In a Linux or a Unix environment, such action is called “Recursive”.
How to Copy a Directory in Linux?
In the Linux terms, a folder is called as a directory. So don’t get confused here!
The option we’re looking for is
cp -R path_to_source/ path_to_destination/
-Rmeans copy directories recursively.
- If the destination doesn’t exist, it will be created.
If you already in the directory you want to copy the use following command.
cp * path_to_destination/
- The “*” symbol means everything inside the directory.
This is how we can copy the directory in Linux.