for file in ./data/message-snapshots/*.jpg; do cp "$file" /data/digitalcandy/ml/images/; done

walk in a directory for specific files and copy it to desired destination

helpful when you see something like this: zsh: argument list too long: cp

By: ferdous
2014-06-14 17:26:21

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