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find command

Occasional Contributor

find command

Can we find some files in a particual dir and copy them to some different folders using a single command (find)?
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Bojan Nemec
Honored Contributor

Re: find command


You can use -exec.

$ find . -exec cp {} /newdir/ ';'

Josef Forman
Frequent Advisor

Re: find command

I think yes, you can use "-exec {}" in find command.
Something like:

find . -name mountain.jpg -exec cp '{}' / \;

Fred Ruffet
Honored Contributor

Re: find command

What are your search criteria for files ? Are they in a single directory or sub-directory ? Do you want to copy directory structure or not ?

In case of all file in all sub-dirs copied in a single dir, it looks like that :

find /search/dir -name "foo*" -exec cp {} /to/dir \;



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