Copy files from multiple directories into one directory

find <start directory> -iname "<all my files type>" -exec cp {} <target_dir> \;

By: D8TA
2011-10-13 12:46:12

What Others Think

Hmm, we've all done this before and only afterwards realised that there's some duplicate names :-) Duplicates will get trampled. You can add an option to cp to make it safer: ... -exec cp --backup=numbered {} ...
flatcap · 522 weeks and 1 day 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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