CP(I) 5/15/74 CP(I) NAME cp - copy SYNOPSIS cp [ -t ] file1 file2 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 file2 is a directory, then the target file is a file in that directory with the file-name of file1. No one is quite sure what the flag -t does. SEE ALSO cat (I), pr (I), mv (I) BUGS Copying a file onto itself destroys its contents.