Find and copy scattered mp3 files into one directory

find . -type f -iname '*.mp3' -exec cp {} ~/mp3/ \;
This command copies all filenames in the current dir and subdirs that end in .mp3 regardless of case (also matches .MP3 .mP3 and .Mp3) It copies all the files to the "mp3" folder in your home directory. If you want to see the files that are beeing copied, replace "cp {}" with "cp -v {}"

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By: SlimG
2009-12-09 00:19:14

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This command moves rather than copy, my bad, replace "mv" with "cp" to make it copy instead
SlimG · 441 weeks and 4 days ago
Fixed it now
SlimG · 441 weeks and 4 days ago

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