# Linux - Moving/Copying Files via terminal

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I am trying to move files and folders from one directory to other. Both of the files has multiple subfolders and files.

From the reasearch I have made it seems that the answer should be something like,

cp mv -vr \Downloads\* .

But I am not sure this is true or not. I am also not sure about using mv or copy. The files that I am copying have the same file names but the content is different.

Is this command correct ? Do I need '-v` argument ?

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pbuk
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Yes sorry it’s that darn spellcheck acting up again. I’m in Yosemite with spotty internet and tried to fix it but lost the signal.

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Thanks for the help..

berkeman and jedishrfu