Copies one or more files
cp [options] source-file destination-file
cp [options] source-file-list destination-directory
The cp utility copies one or more files and has two modes of operation. The first copies one file to another; the second copies one or more files to a directory. The cp utility copies directories only with the -r or -R options.
The source-file is the pathname of the file that cp is going to copy. The destination-file is the pathname that cp assigns to the resulting copy of the file.
The source-file-list is one or more pathnames of files that cp is going to copy. The destination-directory is the pathname of the directory in which cp places the copied files.
When you specify a destination-directory, cp gives each ...