Copy files with a given string to a new set of files with a different string.

for f in `find /path -name "*string*"`; do newfn=`echo "$f" | sed s/string/new_string/`; cp $f $newfn; done
If you have a series of existing files in a directory that you would like to copy to a new series, and then make a series of changes to those new files, this will speed up the process of copying the files. You can later iterate through a loop and use sed -i -e 's/old_string/new-string' new_string_files.* to replace all the values you need to in the newly copied files.
Sample Output
None unless you add -v to cp to see the files copied.

By: Dairenn
2015-02-11 20:00:50

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