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Old 05-21-2014
Wild card for dir path

I have dir structure like this :

Code:
         /opt/oracle/product/abc/sqlplus/admin/
         /opt/oracle/product/def/sqlplus/admin
         /opt/oracle/product/ghi/sqlplus/admin

I am trying to use wildcard ( for dirs abc,def,ghi) ..something like this :

Code:
cp xyz.txt  /opt/oracle/product/*/sqlplus/admin

giving me error as :No such file or dir?

is there a way to do it ?

Thanks
# 2  
Old 05-21-2014
Remember that wildcards happen in the shell... If that worked, it would expand to

Code:
cp file dir1 dir2 dir3

which would mean what? Copy file, dir1, dir2 into dir3. Not what you intended probably.

To copy the same file n times into n different places:

Code:
for DIR in /opt/oracle/product/*/sqlplus/admin
do
        cp file "$DIR"/
done

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