Thanks everyone.. this one seems to be doing it. Taking its time
but its a hell of a lot of data to move (about 10 gb). The funny
thing is that its data thats stored on a windoze server but there
is basically no percievable way to actually do this with windows
so I had to mount the share on the Linux box and do it through this!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenn Humborg [mailto:kenn at bluetree.ie]
> Sent: 28 September 2004 15:59
> To: Tanney, Austin; ilug at linux.ie> Subject: RE: [ILUG] Help!
>>> > Hi Guys,
> > I have a bit of a problem and I was wondering if anyone out there
> > would be able to help.
> > Basically, I wasn't to copy a whole bunch of files from a whole
> > bunch of directories into
> > one final directory. Essentially I have about 1000 folders, each
> > of which contains 100
> > files (50 each of two file types *.scf and *.ab1) which I am
> > endeavouring to move to another
> > folder. obviously using
> > cp ./*/*.scf ./final_folder
> > doesn't work as there are two many arguments. I've tried a
> > variety of xargs commands
> > too but have had no success so far. If anyone has any suggestions
>> find . -name \*.scf -o -name \*.ab1 | xargs cp --target
>> cp's --target-directory option was added to make it xargs-friendly.
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