cp: overwrite – force yes

Getting a bit peeved with the copy command prompting to overwrite files.

cp -rf ./* ./another/location/
cp: overwrite `/filename.conf’? y

The ‘-i’ interactive option is obviously aliases into the copy command on Centos (even the -f option was not overriding this for me) but a quick way of overriding the aliasing behaviour is to prefix the whole command with a backslash.

cp -rf ./* ./another/location/


\cp -rf ./* ./another/location/

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