Move itens from subdirectories to current directory

ls -d */* | sed -e 's/^/\"/g' -e 's/$/\"/g' | xargs mv -t $(pwd)
You WILL have problems if the files have the same name. Use cases: consolidate music library and unify photos (especially if your camera separates images by dates). After running the command and verifying if there was no name issues, you can use ls -d */ | sed -e 's/^/\"/g' -e 's/$/\"/g' | xargs rm -r to remove now empty subdirectories.

2010-03-01 23:43:26

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I think that find . -type f -exec mv '{}' . \; followed by rm -fr */ is more straightforward.
peppet · 608 weeks and 1 day ago
Nice, much simpler indeed
leovailati · 608 weeks and 1 day 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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