The other day I saw someone who was copying files within Linux. Whenever he was copying the files he was being asked do you want to overwrite the file. He asked if the there was a flag he could use to stop the from happening. I mentioned he may want to use the -f flag for force.
After a quick interruption, I noticed he was still pressing y for each file, as he mentioned the -f did not work he will still being prompted.
Another place to look if this is still occurring is to look at the aliases setup for the profile, sure enough when he type alias there was an alias for cp which was set to cp -i. Once he unaliased the cp he then move the 100 plus files he was trying to move.
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