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# 1  
Old 10-01-2009
Help with directory copy please

Hi,

I have a folder that has about 100 directories. They all have different names. I need to do a find and copy of only directories (and their files) that start with ABC.

There are directory names as ABCDE,ABCDG,ABCHT and so on.

I tried using the AB* but that doesn't work. Can someone help me out with this please?
# 2  
Old 10-01-2009
Mixed metaphors? A folder is a directory!

What did you try using AB*?

Code:
find ABC* -type f | xargs cp ?????

cp to where?
# 3  
Old 10-01-2009
Not looking for files (type -f). Looking for directories that start with ABC. Once found, copy the directory and it's contents to /new/
# 4  
Old 10-01-2009
Code:
find ABC*  -type d -exec cp -r {} /new/{} \;


Last edited by Franklin52; 10-02-2009 at 04:34 AM.. Reason: adding code tags
# 5  
Old 10-01-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdcwayx
find ABC* -type d -exec cp -r {} /new/{} \;

Ah! missing the -r

I tried that earlier and got some rediculous output.

Thanks.

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