copy selected folder found recursively under src retaining the structure

find . -type d -exec mkdir /new/path/{} \;
It's not better than the former, just another possible way. Found at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/copy-directory-structure-only-208796/ Credits to whansard The command finds all .mp3 files in all subfolders from where it's ran, catches its "relative path" and creates inside /new/path/ with the same "relative path". PS: /new/path/ must exists Use case: folder with flac files with tree structure ../artist/album/number-title.flac 1) convert flac->mp3 in the same folder: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6341/convert-all-.flac-from-a-folder-subtree-in-192kb-mp3 2) search for mp3 files and recreate tree structure to another path: this command 3) move all mp3 files to that new folder: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/8854/move-mp3-files-to-another-path-with-existing-subtree-structure
Sample Output
$ find . -type d -exec mkdir /home/myuser/new/{} \;
mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/myuser/new/.': File exists

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By: paulochf
2011-07-18 05:17:39

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