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# 1  
Old 10-12-2007
Copy and entire folder except one

Hi,

I have a folder named "A".

I want to copy the entire stuff inside it to another location except the folder "B" which is present inside it.

How can it be done?
# 2  
Old 10-12-2007
use GNU tar and look for exclude option
# 3  
Old 10-12-2007
I think the -prune option of the find command will be more useful.

Working on it right now
# 4  
Old 10-12-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by vibhor_agarwali
Hi,

I have a folder named "A".

I want to copy the entire stuff inside it to another location except the folder "B" which is present inside it.
ksh:

Code:
cp -r A/!(B) dest_dir

bash:

Code:
shopt -s extglob
cp -r A/!(B) dest_dir

zsh:

Code:
setopt extendedglob
cp -r A/^B dest_dir

# 5  
Old 10-12-2007
Hi,

That worked like a charm, was becoming pretty complex with the -prune.

I am new to that type of syntax.

Can you please explain it to me.

Thanks
# 6  
Old 10-12-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by vibhor_agarwali
[...]
I am new to that type of syntax.

Can you please explain it to me.
Extended globbing (ksh/bash):

Quote:
?(pattern-list) : Matches zero or one occurrence of the given patterns
*(pattern-list) : Matches zero or more occurrences of the given patterns
+(pattern-list) : Matches one or more occurrences of the given patterns
@(pattern-list) : Matches exactly one of the given patterns
!(pattern-list) : Matches anything except one of the given patterns
For zsh check the man pages if you're interested.
# 7  
Old 10-12-2007
Thanks a lot
 

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