I have a directory structured like this,
/var/www/html/content/ |_dir1/ | |_somefile.txt | |_anotherfile.js | |_anotherfile.min.js | |_dir2/ |_somefile.txt |_anotherfile.js |_anotherfile.min.js
I want to copy
dir2 to another directory. I have tried with the following command but it copies the entire
content directory to the new location. I only need the directories inside
content to be there.
cd ~/Desktop/new_location/ cp -r /var/www/html/content/. ./
cp -r /var/www/html/content/. ./
cp -r /var/www/html/content/* ./
works fine. I have mistakenly included aonther
content directory within the
content directory making it
Using the command posted by @Appleoddity in the first answer on a fresh directory works. But on the actual directory which I need to copy it fails. What could be the reason for this? Check the attached image.