Copy All mp3 files in iTunes into one folder (Example: Music on Desktop) (Os X)

find ~/Music/iTunes/ -name *.mp3 -exec cp {} ~/Desktop/Music/ \;

By: vranx
2009-02-23 10:43:57

What Others Think

This isn't properly escaped. Bad habits like this one get us in all sorts of trouble. *.mp3 will try to expand the file glob character * before execution of the command, which would mean the listing of files in the current directory you're running find from. If you quote *.mp3, then the file glob * will not be expanded, and will be interpreted correctly by find. find ~/Music/iTunes/ -name '*.mp3' -exec cp {} ~/Desktop/Music/ \;
atoponce · 701 weeks and 4 days ago
For me it worked fine without the "properly escaping". But before it gets someone in some sort of trouble, I added the two additional characters, as you suggested.
vranx · 701 weeks and 3 days ago
seofox · 37 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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