efi_cp(1M)efi_cp(1M)NAMEefi_cp - copy to or from EFI file
devicefile] file1 file2
devicefile] file1 [file2]... dest-directory
devicefile] file_or_dir1 [file_or_dir2]... dest-directory
copies files between HP-UX and EFI file systems.
The EFI file system is based on the FAT file system and used by the
Itanium-based system BIOS to locate an HP-UX bootloader. See efi(4).
Without the option, copies from an HP-UX file system to the EFI volume
specified by devicefile; in this case, the destination should be rela‐
tive to the root of the EFI volume specified by devicefile. Use the
option to copy from an EFI file system to an HP-UX file system; with
the option, only a single regular file may be copied at a time.
With two arguments:
· If file2 does not exist, creates it and copies the contents of file1
· If file2 exists and is a regular file, deletes the the contents of
file2 and copies the contents of file1 into file2.
· If file2 exists and is a directory, creates a copy of file1 in that
With more than two arguments, the final argument must be an existing
directory. If any of the other arguments is a directory, you must use
the option, which specifies that the source directory and the subtree
rooted there are to be copied to the destination directory.
Options can be used singly or combined in any order before the file
names. The space between option and argument is optional.
devicefile is the device special file of the EFI file system to be
copied. Without the option, uses the device file speci‐
fied in the environment variable if it is defined. The
option overrides the environment variable.
Recursively copy the subtree rooted at each source directory to
the destination directory.
Copy file1 from an EFI volume to file2 in HP-UX file system.
file1 should be relative to the root of the EFI volume
specified by devicefile, not to an HP-UX file system.
With the option, only a single regular file may be
copied at a time.
returns exit code 0 if the copy is successful. Otherwise it prints a
diagnostic message and returns nonzero.
0 Successful completion.
>0 Error condition occurred.
All the following examples copy to or from the EFI file system on
Copy into directory in the EFI file system on the specified device:
Copy all files in current directory into directory in the EFI file sys‐
tem on the specified device
Copy into directory in the EFI file system on the specified device and
Copy into the EFI boot directory of the EFI file system on the speci‐
Copy into of the EFI file system on the device specified in the envi‐
ronment variable and rename it to
Copy from the EFI file system on the specified device into the current
Using a persistent device special file (dsf) copy from the EFI file
system on the specified device into the current HP-UX directory (see
was developed by HP.
SEE ALSOefi_fsinit(1M), efi_ls(1M), efi_mkdir(1M), efi_rm(1M), efi_rmdir(1M),
Itanium(R)-based Systems Only efi_cp(1M)