md_doc_help_kdb-cp(3) Copy keys within the key database


This command copies key(s) in the Key database. You can copy keys to another directory within the database or even below another key. Note that you can't copy a key below itself.

Where source is the path of the key(s) you want to copy and dest is the path where you would like to copy the key(s) to. Note that when using the -r flag, source as well as all of the keys below it will be copied.


  • -H, --help: Show the man page.
  • -V, --version: Print version info.
  • -r, --recursive: Recursively copy keys.
  • -v, --verbose: Explain what is happening.


To copy a multiple keys: kdb cp -r user/example1 user/example2

To copy a single key: kdb cp user/example/key1 user/example/key2

To copy keys below an existing key: kdb cp -r user/example user/example/key1 Note that in this example, all keys in the example directory will be copied below key1 EXCEPT key1.