Link a deep tree of files all into on directory

find /deep/tree/ -type f -print0|xargs -0 -n1 -I{} ln -s '{}' .
If you want to pull all of the files from a tree that has mixed files and directories containing files, this will link them all into a single directory. Beware of filesystem files-per-directory limits.

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By: dinomite
2010-12-21 13:00:33

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