cp all files including hidden or dot files

19 Aug

doing this will not copy . files or directories (e.g. .screenrc, .bashrc, .ssh)

cp -r /var/x/* /y/

you need to do this first:

shopt -s dotglob

When you're finished do this:

shopt -u dotglob

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