issue with the cp command!!!

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – hi all i have some application packages in my apps filesystem. I need upgrade it. i brought the latest patches (its a java compiled file with 755 permission) and when i tried to copy into the apps filesystem it asks me to overwrite it or not. But i gave " cp -rf .... ****** " command. I am not in the position to delete the old files. It should overwrite. Can someone tell me what could be the problem and how it culd be resolved. I am using RHEL 5. The apps directory (filesystem) permission is 755 and i am doing all these things with root privilege. Thanks in advance Kingston S (HowTos)