[svlug]how to copy a bunch of "." files?

Daevid Vincent DayWalker at TheMatrix.com
Wed Apr 26 13:25:31 PDT 2000


given a directory with . files in it, how do I copy them all to another
directory?

dae51d=ttyp5]4:24pm at thematrix:{/etc/skel}> ll
total 36
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root          333 Apr 26 16:17 .Aliases*
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root          273 Apr 26 16:18 .Environment*
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root           24 Jul 13  1994 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root          230 Aug 22  1998 .bash_profile
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root          124 Aug 23  1995 .bashrc
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root          181 Apr 26 16:24 .cshrc*
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root         2428 Apr 26 16:24 .reminders
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root         3394 Oct 20  1999 .screenrc
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root           14 Apr 26 16:20 .signature

I tried 'cp -v ".*" /home/daevid' but that didn't work.
I'm afraid to try 'cp -v .* /home/daevid' as I fear bad things may happen?
Or will they?

d.






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