cp Copy SOURCE to DEST, or multiple SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.
Copy files or entire directory structures.
Copy a file
cp ripley.txt hicks.txt
Copy a file to a different directory
cp ripley.txt /tmp/hicks.txt
Preserve mode, ownership, timestamps
cp -p ripley.txt hicks.txt
Copy an entrire directory structure
cp -rp alien /tmp/nostramo