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Find & Copy Selected files to another Directory

I am wanting to find files within a directory that are over a certain number of days old and copy them to another directory. And unfortunately not having much luck.......is someone able to help.

Would also like to add that there are literally thousands of files that I am wanting to copy in one hit.

Thanks

Last edited by hellfyre; 04-07-2009 at 09:29 PM..
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Use the find command.
Example: find files, not directories, that were last changed more than 2 days ago.
Code:
find . -type f -mtime +2 -exec cp {} /destination/directory \;

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Originally Posted by ldapswandog
Use the find command.
Example: find files, not directories, that were last changed more than 2 days ago.
Code:
find . -type f -mtime +2 -exec cp {} /destination/directory \;

Thanks but when I tried this command I received

"An expression term lacks a required parameter"

I ran the command from within the directory that I am wanting to copy the files from.
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Sorry to ask but did you used the exact expression posted by ldapswandog ?
just replacing "/destination/directory" by the path you wanted and not omiting the "\;" after it ?
because that should work !
 

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