While copying files, using cp command you would have noticed that it always asks for the confirmation overwriting files like below.
[root@server ~]# cp -v test.txt example.txt cp: overwrite ‘example.txt’?
Will see how you can avoid that – but before that let’s see why it happens.
This happens because of alias set in the .bashrc file.
[root@server ~]# cat .bashrc # .bashrc # User specific aliases and functions alias rm='rm -i' alias cp='cp -i' alias mv='mv -i'
you can remove alias in .bashrc file – and you won’t be asked for confirmation ever again.
but if you want to skip confirmation for time being then you can call the cp command directly from bin – Example.
[root@server ~]# /bin/cp -v test.txt example.txt ‘test.txt’ -> ‘example.txt’ [root@server ~]#