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Old 12-04-2006, 07:08 AM   #1
quest49
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Arrow Copying a single file to multiple directories


Hello folks,
I wanted to know if any of the users/mods know how to copy a file or folder to multiple destinations. I have a file and it needs to be copied to multiple subdirectories and its not easy to do it manually. anyway i can do it using cp or something similar.
i was thinking my last option would be writing a bash code or something. if that the case plz gimme a few pointers how to write this specific code
 
Old 12-04-2006, 07:11 AM   #2
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Code:
for i in /dir1 /dir2 /dir3 /dir4; do cp file $i; done
 
Old 12-04-2006, 07:15 AM   #3
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cool. this might work. but is there a way to do it if i don't have the directory names? and thanks!
 
Old 12-04-2006, 07:24 AM   #4
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well yes i'm sure there is, but you'll need some information from somewhere... bash isn't psychic!
 
Old 12-04-2006, 07:39 AM   #5
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If you want to copy the file to subdirectories in /home , something like this may do...
Code:
find /home -type d -exec cp file.txt {} \;
 
Old 12-04-2006, 07:48 AM   #6
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thanks.. i think its best if i just describe the problem. i have a picture in pics directory. there are sub directories in the pics directory. i need the picture to be copied to all my sub directories. thanks homey and acid_kewpie.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 08:07 AM   #7
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thanks anyways..i got the solution.
here it is for the record

#!/bin/bash
#rec_copy.sh
#Usage:
# rec_copy.sh input_file target_dir
# copies 'input_file' recursively to all directories starting at 'target_dir'

if [ -z $2 ]; then
echo "usage: $0 input_file target_dir"
exit
fi

for i in $(ls -R $2| grep :$ | awk -F":" '//{print $1}' )
#for i in $(ls -R $2 | awk -F":" '/:$/{print $1}' )
do
cp $1 $i
done
 
  


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