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Old 01-22-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
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find command


hi,
is this line make sense ?

find /source/dir/ -mtime -10 -exec cp -rf '{}' /destination/dir/ \;

my goal is to copy all files from /source/dir/ that was created in the last 10 days, to /destination/dir/

the /source/dir/ is something like 40GB with many little files and directories inside.
i think it copy all file and directories from /source/dir/

is this line written right ?
if someone have a better solution for me it will be great.

thanks.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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well that seems fine... have you not tried it?? :confused?
 
Old 01-22-2009, 09:04 AM   #3
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i have tried it, but it seems like it copy all files from /source/dir/
i can't check if it works, because it change the date of the files it copy to /destination/dir
and as i mentioned i have so many folders and files in the /source/dir. it is not possible to check if it work or not.
so, i just need another opinion to be sure it's OK.

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Old 01-22-2009, 09:04 AM   #4
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The only potential problem is if you have subdirectories under /source/dir. Consider using the --parents option.

Consider the -a (archive) option to preserve permissions and ownership. You will need to run it as root to preserve the ownership if it isn't you. If you are a member of the group owner of the file, it will copy to the saved file with the -a option.

Using the -ap option, you want to be in the /source directory and use "find /dir -type f -mtime -10 -exec cp -a --parents '{}' /destination/ \;

The /dir/ will be created due to the --parents option.

To check if the script will select the correct file, add an echo before cp command. The commands will be echoed to the screen instead of being executed.

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Old 01-22-2009, 09:10 AM   #5
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i have many subdirectories under /source/dir
can you please give me example for the --parents option ?

thank.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 09:28 AM   #6
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Hi jschiwal
now i can see the original date of the folders, and it look like it's making the job like i needed.
thank a lot.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 09:54 AM   #7
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This script should also do the trick:


find -mtime 10 /source_folder/ >> ~/files_move.txt

for i in 'cat ~/files_move.txt'
do
cp -v $i ~/target_folder/
done

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Last edited by renjithrajasekaran; 01-25-2009 at 04:02 AM.
 
  


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