CP (I) 1/24/73 CP (I) NAME cp -- copy SYNOPSIS cp file file 1 2 DESCRIPTION The first file is copied onto the second. The mode and owner of the target file are preserved if it already existed; the mode of the source file is used otherwise. If file is a directory, then the target file is 2 a file in that directory with the file-name of file . 1 FILES -- SEE ALSO cat(I), pr(I), mv(I) DIAGNOSTICS Error returns are checked at every system call, and appropriate diagnostics are produced. BUGS Copying a file onto itself destroys its contents.