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Old 08-28-2011
file manipulation

Is there a way to cp/mv a set of files in a directory + sub directories without cp/mv'ing the sub-directories as well?

eg. To copy all the *.pdf files in a directory + sub directory into a specified folder i would invoke " cp -R *.pdf ~/Home/

however, this would copy the subdirectories as well. I just want the files. Is there a way to do that?
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Old 08-28-2011
GNU mv/cp
find DIR -name '*.pdf' | xargs cp -t TARGET_DIR

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Old 08-28-2011
it seems to not be working.... I'm using os x and it doesn't recognize the -t option in the cp command
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Old 08-28-2011
Yes, you have BSD utils. Try:
find DIR -name '*.pdf' -exec cp {} TARGET_DIR \;

But anyway it's better to install GNU utils.
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Old 08-28-2011
thank you very much! Smilie i'm still fairly new in the world of unix. thank you for your help.

I will instill GNU utilities once i get a good handle on the basics
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