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ericczed 02-01-2010 09:55 PM

mv: missing file argument
Hi, I`m totally new to Linux and I would really appreciate any help I can get. Here`s my scnenario below:

Objective: To move or backup all the 30 days old files to the other server within LAN.

I have tried testing it first within the server by performing below commands:

find /usr/test1/* -mtime +30 -exec mv {} /usr/test2/ \;

But I`m getting "mv: missing file argument" error when I try this.

Please Help.

Thanks in advance,


catkin 02-01-2010 10:22 PM

You can see what commands find is generating by inserting an echo after -exec

find /usr/test1/* -mtime +30 -exec echo mv {} /usr/test2/ \;
Presuming you only want to move ordinary files you need -type f

find /usr/test1/* -type f -mtime +30 -exec mv {} /usr/test2/ \;

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