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Could somebody show me how to write a small shell script to organize some files.
Basically, I have a parent directory with about 3 sub directories. There are txt files scattered all throughout. I want to write a script that searches the parent directory along with the subdirectories for txt files and then moves them to the parent directory. Or better yet, would it be better to have the program search for txt files, then as soon as it finds one it moves it directly to the parent directory then resumes the search.
I don't have right now a *nix-terminal available, so please tell me if I am wrong:
First of all the "find" command searches for files.
E.g. if you want to search starting from the directory "/mydir" and navigate through all its subdirectories you would write:
find /mydir -name "*.txt"
Now, if you want to move all files you find to some other directory "/otherdir" you would write something like: