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Old 04-26-2004, 01:41 PM   #1
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Copying a single file to multiple directories

I want to copy a single file to a directory and all the subdirectories contained within the main directory. I want to be able to copy a file into about 10,000 folders, I need a quick way to do this, thanks.
Old 04-26-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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i dont think there is any standard command for copying to multiple locations.
u may try making a shell script
Old 04-26-2004, 03:12 PM   #3
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I'm not familiar with creating shell scripts, could anyone help me create one for this job, thanks.
Old 04-26-2004, 03:47 PM   #4
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This script should work.
I dont know whether i could make this script more simpler, expecially that text filtering part with awk, there could be simpler tools for that!

# 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"

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

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