copy files listed in a text file

(while read fn; do; cp "$fn" $DESTINATION\.; done<filename.txt)
If you want to copy all files listed (with full path) in a text-file (i.e. cmus playlist.pl) to a certain directory use this nice oneliner... Credits goes to RiffRaff: http://www.programmingforums.org/post242527-2.html

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By: jameskirk
2013-05-05 16:29:51

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syntax error ... the semicolon after "do" is wrong while read fn; do cp "$fn" $DESTINATION\.; done<filename.txt
nesses · 267 weeks and 4 days ago
Better: cp -p $(< filename.txt) $DESTINATION
tonk · 267 weeks and 2 days ago

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