(cd SRC; find . -type d -exec mkdir TARGET/{} ";"; find . -type f -exec mv {} TARGET/{} ";")

Merge ( directories [looking for improvement]

Using a GUI file managers you can merge directories (cut and paste). This command roughly does the same (it doesn't ask for confirmation (no problem for me) and it doesn't clean up the empty SRC directories (no problem, trivial). probably does the same: cp -l SRC TARGET; rm -rf SRC

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By: karel1980
2009-08-17 12:35:48

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Have a look at rsync, does this and much more. Eg: (NB: the trailing '/' characters are important) rsync -va --remove-source-files SRC/ TARGET/
lingo · 456 weeks and 6 days ago
Forgot -r flag: cp -lr SRC TARGET; rm -rf SRC
karel1980 · 456 weeks and 6 days ago
@lingo: true, I never looked into the rsync's hard-link options (particularily want to use hardlinks to avoid the overhead of physically copying the data) The following command should do it rsync -a --link-dest=SRC SRC/ TARGET/
karel1980 · 456 weeks and 6 days ago
and, of course --remove-source-files. Nice, did't know about that one either
karel1980 · 456 weeks and 6 days ago

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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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