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Old 05-25-2011, 02:40 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to transfer files between two server after finding.

Hello experts,

I want to search for 1 file (say test.txt) on first server and all the output of this search to be greped as per my requirement and then transfered on the second server at the same location where they were on first server.

for eg,
output of search of file (test.txt) >> output.txt

Now I want to grep this output to only related to cpanel,

for f in `cat output.txt`
echo $f | grep "cpanel"

if [ $? -eq 0 ]
then do scp.
But I am bit confused here, as in how to use scp command here.
scp $f root@second_server:/$f ?
Is this right? This doesnt seem to working.
Please advise.

Old 05-25-2011, 06:04 AM   #2
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See if something like this will work for your needs:

cat output.txt | grep cpanel | while read file
        dir=`dirname "$file"`
        scp "$file" root@second_server:"$dir"
Note: I placed $file and $dir in double-quotes in case either has a white-space in their respective file name.
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Originally Posted by dwhitney67 View Post
cat output.txt | grep cpanel | while read file
No need for cat here, this will do the job:
grep cpanel output.txt| while read file
Old 05-26-2011, 02:47 AM   #4
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thanks this worked

        dir=`dirname "$file"`
        scp "$file" root@second_server:"$dir"


scp, transfer

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