cp command without symbolic links

What I want to do is copy files from one folder to another but not
create the destination files and folders without creating a symbolic
link to them.

The reason why is that we want to create a test site without going back
to the live links.

Any help would be appreciated.

I've tried cp --copy-contents but that still keeps the symbolic links

Thank you in advance.


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