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Old 03-23-2007
copy multiple files in different directories

I have a report file that is generated every day by a scheduled process.
Each day the file is written to a directory named .../blah_blah/Y07/MM-DD-YY/reportmmddyy.tab

I want to copy all of this reports to a separate directory without having to do it one by one.

However, if I try

cp .../blah_blah/Y07/*/report*.tab /new_directory/report*.tab

I get "cannot create /new_directory/report*.tab: no such file or directory"

however,

ls .../blah_blah/Y07/*/report*.tab

displays all the files I want to copy.

How do I do this? Thanks.
# 2  
Old 03-23-2007
nevermind

duh, all i needed to do was:

cp .../blah_blah/Y07/*/report*.tab /new_directory/
# 3  
Old 03-24-2007
Copying files from multiple directories

If you are interested, this is a solution that I used to copy *.m4a files from multiple directories into a new directory:

find . -name "*.m4a" -exec cp "{}" /<dir> \;

This will search for any occurrance of *.m4a in the current directory and any subdirectory and move them to the specified directory.
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Old 03-25-2007
Use cp -r

I think cp -r <from> <to> can be used in this case.

Thanks
Nagarajan Ganesan
 
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