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Old 08-21-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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tar copy with include

Hello and happy friday,

I have 15gigs of images i need to move from ./originals/import_20090814 to ./images/assets/Static+Images. However my client is only wanting to copy the .pdf, .jpg and .eps files that are in the ./originals/imports_20090814/ directory. How would i do a tar copy to exclude? Is there a --include function like the --exclude function. Or maybe is it possible to use the --exclude flag to exclude everything except .jpg, .pdf and .eps? Couldnt find my answer in the man page. Thank you!

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Old 08-21-2009, 09:30 AM   #2
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You could use something like:

$ ls -1 /full/path/to/import_20090814/{*.pdf,*.jpg,*.eps} | xargs -i mv {} /full/path/to/Static+Images/

Last edited by rizhun; 08-21-2009 at 09:33 AM.
Old 08-21-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by rizhun View Post
You could use something like:

$ ls -1 /full/path/to/import_20090814/{*.pdf,*.jpg,*.eps} | xargs -i mv {} /full/path/to/Static+Images/
That worked great thanks!


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