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Old 06-27-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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Copying a single file into each directory of a directory tree


I am trying to copy ONE file (php.ini) into EVERY directory of a directory hierarchy. I have tried simple things like cp -R /* but that did not work. I tried various forms of find but without success.

Can someone please help? I am getting desperate as there are many directories and subdirectories in the hierarchy and I may need to do this on several hierarchies.

Thank you so much

Old 06-27-2007, 10:15 PM   #2
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Use the find command to locate the directories and execute the cp command:

find <basedir>/ -type d -exec cp php.ini '{}' \;

The -exec option executes the cp command for each directory found. The '{}' is a wild card which is replaced with the directory.
Old 06-27-2007, 10:18 PM   #3
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Thank you so much - I will go and apply it immediately.



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