cp command copies files or directories. It can be used two different ways:
cp item1 item2
to copy the single file or directory item1 to file or directory item2 and:
to copy multiple items (either files or directories) into a directory.
Table 4-4. cp Options
Copy the files and directories and all of their attributes, including ownerships and permissions. Normally, copies take on the default attributes of the user performing the copy.
Before overwriting an existing file, prompt the user for confirmation. If this option is not specified, ...