Find and copy scattered mp3 files into one directory

find . -iname '*.mp3' -type f -print0 | xargs -I{} -0 cp {} </path>
No problem with word splitting. That should works on many Unix likes.
Sample Output
@mariusz : find shorter alternative

By: sputnick
2009-12-08 20:50:48

2 Alternatives + Submit Alt

What Others Think

No need for -print0 and xargs -0 if your version of find supports the "xargs-mode" -exec option: find . -name "*.mp3" -exec cp -t path {} +
bwoodacre · 655 weeks ago
This also matches dirnames that end in .mp3
SlimG · 655 weeks ago
-f flag and -iname instead of -name added...
sputnick · 655 weeks ago

What do you think?

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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