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Copy <source>... to <dest>, where both might be one of:


So on local files it calls standard ‘cp’ command to copy files.

When <source> and/or <dest> contain URI like ‘hdfs://’, ‘s3://’, ‘gs://’ or ‘sftp://’ (i.e. Hadoop FS, Amazon S3, Google Storage and SFTP), then it calls appropriate commands to copy from/to such source/destination.

When more than one <source> is specified, then URI prefix must be the same for all of them.

Note: All above URIs are supported only in EVL Enterprise Edition.


is to be used in EVS job structure definition file or in EWS workflow structure definition.

evl cp

is intended for standalone usage, i.e. to be invoked from command line.

Using this command might keep your code clean, but for more complex copying better use appropriate commands directly, as it gives you all the available options for particular storage or protocol type.


  [-f|--force] <source>... <dest>

evl cp
  [-f|--force] <source>... <dest>

evl cp
  ( --help | --usage | --version )


-f, --force

destination will be overwritten if exists


preserve mode (i.e. permission), timestamps and ownership

Standard options:


print this help and exit


print short usage information and exit

-v, --verbose

print to stderr info/debug messages of the component


print version and exit


These lines in EVL job (an ‘evs’ file):

Cp hdfs:///some/path/to/file /some/local/path/
Cp /some/local/path/file hdfs:///some/path/
Cp hdfs:///some/path/file hdfs:///other/path/
Cp /some/local/path/file /other/local/path/

will call (with handling fails in proper EVL way):

$HADOOP_FS_GET hdfs:///some/path/file /some/local/path/
$HADOOP_FS_PUT /some/local/path/file hdfs:///some/path/
$HADOOP_FS_CP hdfs:///some/path/file hdfs:///other/path/
cp /some/local/path/file /other/local/path/

where defaults for ‘HADOOP_FS_*’ variables are:

export HADOOP_FS_GET=${HADOOP_FS_GET:-"hadoop fs -get"}
export HADOOP_FS_CP=${HADOOP_FS_CP:-"hadoop fs -cp"}
export HADOOP_FS_PUT=${HADOOP_FS_PUT:-"hadoop fs -put"}