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comment How to copy with cp to include hidden files and hidden directories and their contents?
@Technext The default globbing in bash does not include filenames starting with a ., to change that you need to use the shopt -s dotglob command before to be able to include those files. So with *, by default, you are asking to copy all files recursively from this directory that can be expanded using * (which does not include hidden files by default). While on the other end with . you are using cp to recursively copy everything from "this directory".
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comment How to copy with cp to include hidden files and hidden directories and their contents?
Hy @Technext, the explanation from TrinitronX seems to be on the spot: could not explain it better myself.
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comment How to copy with cp to include hidden files and hidden directories and their contents?
Well, I will disagree, the current answer is the right one for the question. You would need to also edit the title of the question (and the question itself) to match the suggested edit to this answer.
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revised How do I check the current boot parameter list in Linux?
There is a perfectly good answer bellow, why include this in the question?
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