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Collect a lot of icons from /usr/share/icons (may overwrite some, and complain a bit)

Terminal - Collect a lot of icons from /usr/share/icons (may overwrite some, and complain a bit)
mkdir myicons; find /usr/share/icons/ -type f -exec cp {} ./myicons/ \;
2009-12-09 17:52:23
User: glaudiston
Functions: cp find mkdir
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Collect a lot of icons from /usr/share/icons (may overwrite some, and complain a bit)

In other way of xargs, only with find -exec

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Terminal - Alternatives
mkdir myicons && find /usr/share/icons/ -type f | xargs cp -t myicons
2009-12-09 17:43:28
User: rodolfoap
Functions: cp find mkdir xargs
Tags: icons
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Today I needed to choose an icon for an app. My simpler way: put all of /usr/share/icons in myicons folder and brows'em with nautilus. Then rm -r 'ed the entire dir.

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What others think

If you use the -exec {} + option rather than -exec {} \; find will launch many fewer processes and the copy will finish much sooner if there are many icons.

mkdir myicons; find /usr/share/isons -type f -exec cp -t ./myicons {} +

(the cp -t isn't strictly necessary though, cp {} dest + is OK too...)

Comment by bwoodacre 299 weeks and 1 day ago

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