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Old 05-24-2002, 10:17 AM   #1
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Copying directories


How can I copy all directories except one which name is known?
All directories is on the same level.
Please help
 
Old 05-24-2002, 10:27 AM   #2
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Try:

for i in ./*
do
if [ "$i" != "known_dir" ]; then
cp -a $i /destination
fi
done

Forgive me if I misunderstood.

HTH,

vfs
 
Old 05-25-2002, 01:10 AM   #3
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Old 05-25-2002, 01:48 AM   #4
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Hi,

If your containing directory is not too large, you can also type cp -a [ESC]* Destination... at the time you type [ESC]*, it expanded (with bash) in the name of all the contained file and folders, then you remove the one you don't want from the list.

Another way, which uses grep is by using the cpio command :
find . | grep -v '/dir_name_you_don_t_want/' | cpio -pdumV dest_dir
 
  


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