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Old 06-27-2008, 05:52 AM   #1
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Smile in copy files or ls files the command want to invert select some files how to??


Hi, in my folder have 5 files,example: 1.txt, 2.txt, 3.doc, 4.jpg, 5.cap than if i want to copy all 4 files but exclude file name "5.cap" how to issue the correct command?

if want to list files command is ls, than want to filter some files but list other file in specify folder, what is the correct command?

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Old 06-27-2008, 07:03 AM   #2
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Try this:

ls | grep -v 5.cap | xargs cp --target-directory=/tmp
 
Old 06-27-2008, 07:29 AM   #3
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ls | grep -v 5.cap | xargs cp --target-directory=/tmp
Should be
ls -1| grep -v "5\.cap" | xargs cp --target-directory=/tmp

Last edited by nx5000; 06-27-2008 at 07:30 AM.
 
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...or "find directory -type something -not -iname somethingElse -exec doSomething {};"
 
  


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