Copy-Item - Powershell 1.0 CmdLet
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More than hundred command-line tools (so called "cmdlets") can be used to perform system administration tasks and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). These cmdlets are easy to use, with standard naming conventions and common parameters, and standard tools for piping, sorting, filtering, and formatting data and objects.
Description Copy an item from a namespace location Usage Options -path string The items to copy, Wildcards are permitted. -literalPath string Like Path above, only the value is used exactly as typed. No characters are interpreted as wildcards. If the path includes any escape characters then enclose the path in single quotation marks. -destination string Where the items are to be copied. -container Preserve container objects during the copy (this is set by default). -include string Clear only the specified items from the Path. e.g. "MyVar_month*" -exclude string Omits the specified items from the Path e.g. "*SS64*" -filter string A filter in the provider's format or language. The exact syntax of the filter (wildcard support etc) depends on the provider. Filters are more efficient than -include/-exclude, because the provider applies the filter when retrieving the objects, rather than having PowerShell filter the objects after they are retrieved. -force Override restrictions that prevent the command from succeeding, apart from security settings. e.g. Force will create file path directories or override a files read-only attribute, but will not change file permissions. -credential PSCredential Uses a credential to validate access to the file. Credential represents a user-name, such as "User01" or "Domain01\User01", or a PSCredential object, such as the one retrieved using Get-Credential. This parameter appears, but it is not yet supported in any PowerShell core cmdlets or providers. -passThru Pass the object through the pipeline. -recurse include sub-folders/subkeys. -whatIf Describe what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command. -confirm Prompt for confirmation before executing the command. CommonParameters: -Verbose, -Debug,-ErrorAction,-ErrorVariable, -OutVariable. Example(s) Copy a file into the C:\SS64\ directory: PS C:\>Copy-Item C:\temp\demo.txt -destination C:\SS64 Copy the entire contents of the work folder into the backup\June folder: C:\PS>Copy-Item C:\work -destination C:\backup\June -recurse The -recurse option ensures any subdirectories will be copied intact. The -container parameter is set to true by default, this preserves the directory structure. The June folder will be created if it does not already exist.