> cp SOURCE DESTINATIONTo copy all files in a folder you would use:
> cp * /DESTINATION_FOLDERTo copy all files and sub-folders:
> cp -r * /DESTINATION_FOLDERTo copy all files & sub-folders while preserving the file timestamps:
> cp -rp * /DESTINATION_FOLDERTo copy all files & sub-folders while preserving the file timestamps and forcing overwrite:
> cp -frp * /DESTINATION_FOLDERAnd if the above forcing does not work in your environment, it is possible that you have an alias preventing the FORCE command from working.
Run the "alias" command to see if you have an alias for the cp command - it would look something links this:
> aliasTo remove the alias (temporarily for the current session) you would run:
> unalias cpVioala!