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Old 10-10-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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Exclamation need help in cp command

i was changing one dos command to linux command, its like:

copy c:\file.mdl c:\data\file_dd.m*

That is the file extension should be the same as the source file(we can have file.mdl, file.mdo..).In linux i did this

cp /folder1/file.mdl /folder/folder1/*
i am getting md* instead of the correct file extension.

Can anybody help me i am just a beginer
Old 10-10-2007, 06:31 PM   #2
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This will work
cp /folder1/ /folder/folder1/

or for anything with .md* extension even more than 3 chars

cp /folder1/* /folder/folder1/
Old 10-10-2007, 06:35 PM   #3
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its because that copies file.mdl to /folderfolder/, I think you want cp /folder/* /folder/folder1/ which copies any files in /folder with any extension beginning with md to /folder/folder1
Old 10-10-2007, 06:49 PM   #4
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Try this bash script, lets call it 'kacp' (kick ass copy):


if [ $# -eq 0 ]; then
   echo "Usage: `basename $0`"
   exit 0


echo Copying file: /folder1/$1  to /folder1/"$base"_dd."$ext"

cp /folder1/$1 /folder1/"$base"_dd."$ext"
Then you should execute it as:

kacp file.mdl
You need to change source and destination paths in the script from 'folder1' to a real name. But you got the idea....


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