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How to copy a single file to multiple directories in Linux or Unix

If I want to copy a single file into three locations (directories), by using a single cp command (e.g. cp file /dir1/ /dir2/ /dir3/. Would that be possible? If yes, please provide the command for GNU/Linux or Unix operating systems.
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Debian / Ubuntu: apt-get Force Reinstall Package

I am a new Debian Linux v.7.x / Ubuntu Linux LTS user. How do I reinstall a package using apt-get command line?
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Mac OS X: Wake Up Servers Using Wake-on-LAN ( WOL ) Command Utility

I know how to send WOL command using Linux or FreeBSD wake command. But, how do I send Wake on LAN (WOL) frames to hosts on a local Ethernet network using Apple OS X Unix operating systems to wake up my servers or nas devices?
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Unix Copy Command Examples [ cp command ]

How do I copy files under Unix operating system using ksh or csh or bash shell prompt?
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Linux: HowTo Copy a Folder [ Command Line Option ]

I‘m a new Linux user. How do I copy a directory or folder under Linux operating system using command line options and bash shell?
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CentOS / RHEL: Install gpass Password Manager For GNOME2 Desktop

I‘ve recently swiched from Ubuntu Linux to CentOS / RHEL / Scientific Linux version 6 gnome desktop. However, I’m unable to find the gpass the password manager for GNOME2 desktop in repo. How do I install the same under RHEL 6 or CentOS or Scientific Linux 6 or Fedora Linux 15?
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Restore Selected Files From Secondary Backup Hard Disk

Q. I’ve backup created using rsync command stored at /disk2/home/tom/ directory. Accidentally, I had deleted files from /home/tom directory. I’d like to restore all file names starting with alpha numeric characters from /disk2/home/tom/ to /home/tom. How do I restore selected files in a batch mode?
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Setting Up a CentOS / Red Hat Linux DHCP Client

Q. How do I setup my Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora Linux system to get IP address and other information via a DHCP server for eth0 interface?
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Linux Copy Command Examples

How do I copy files under Linux operating systems?
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Q. How do I copy all the file including subdirectories from DVD disk mounted at /mnt/dvd to /home/tom at a shell prompt under CentOS Linux?

A. You need to use cp command to copy SOURCE to DESTINATION or multiple SOURCE(s) to a DIRECTORY. Gnu cp command has -a option which copy directories recursively while preserving the file attributes such as mode,ownership,timestamps and security contexts, if possible additional attributes such as links et all.

cp command syntax

Use the following syntax:
cp -a {/path/to/source} {/path/to/destination}

For example copy all files including subdirectories from /mnt/dvd/data to /home/tom/data, enter:
$ cp -a /mnt/dvd/data/* /home/tom/data
$ cp -av /mnt/dvd/data/* /home/tom/data

Recursively copy entire directories

Many other command (including cp) support -r or -R option for copying file recursively. For example scp secure network copy command:
$ scp -r *.cpp remote_user@server.nixcraft.in:~
OR use cp command locally (instead of -a option):
$ cp -r *.cpp /path/to/dest