echo "template file: ";read tpl;echo "new file(s separated w. space):"; read fl;touch $fl;find $fl -exec cp -ap $tpl "{}" \;

make a bunch of files based on a template file

make a bunch of files with the same permissions, owner, group, and content as a template file (handy if you have much to do w. .php, .html files or alike)

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By: knoppix5
2013-03-08 10:00:36

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You don't need the echos, read has a -p (prompt) option: read -p "template file: " tpl;read -p "new file(s) separated w. space: " fl;touch $fl;find $fl -exec cp -ap $tpl "{}" \; Also, using a for loop is slightly shorter (and less complicated) than touch and find. read -p "template file: " tpl;read -p "new file(s) separated w. space: " fl;for i in $fl; do cp -ap $tpl $i; done
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