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Copy full contents of dir instead of dir itself

In bash if you want to copy the entire contents of a directory, including all of it’s subdirectories and hidden files into another directory you need to add a . at the end of the source directory like so:

cp -R src_dir/. target/

Omitting the dot will copy the directory itself into the target

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