Element : <copy>


        <!ELEMENT copy           (option*, source+, destination)>
<!ATTLIST copy
          base           CDATA #IMPLIED>

This element occurs in : Element : <alfs> | Element: <stage>

See also : Element: <option> | Element: <source> | Element: <destination>


The copy element is one of the top-level operation elements and is used to copy one or more files and/or directories to a specified destination.

The option child-element provides a means to pass an option to the cp command.

[Note] Note

Not all of the cp command's options are in every implementation. Refer to the documentation for your implementation to determine what options are available.

The source child-element is required and can be used multiple times to provide multiple source files and/or directories.

The destination child-element is required and can only be used once. A copy can only have one destination.

The base attribute allows you to specify the directory in which the operation will be performed. For a better description, see Element : <base>.


<copy base="/usr/src/mypackage">

The equivalent bash script is :

        echo Copying 'config.txt into /opt/mypackage/config.txt'
cd /usr/src/mypackage
cp -f config.txt /opt/mypackage/config.txt