quickly backup or copy a file with bash

cp -bfS.bak filename filename
less symbols, tab completion. including # export SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX="_`date +%F`" in your .bashrc provides you to easily timestamp your files

2009-06-30 14:17:28

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$ cp -bfS.bak filename filename could be shortened to $ cp -bfS.bak filename{,} ...and if you don't mind the default backup suffix (~), it could be even shorter: $ cp -bf filename{,} Personally, when doing backups, I prefer to throw in the -a flag, so: $ cp -abf filename{,}
kynnjo · 559 weeks and 3 days ago
I do have a question on this what does this http://concrete-lubbock.com/">command do?
Basti · 65 weeks and 3 days ago
So I just behave for big help
yeoyeo · 39 weeks and 6 days ago

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