Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Linux/Mac - Find files by filetype and move them into a target directory

Find (find) all text files ('*.txt') in the current directory (.) by case-insensitive filename (-iname) and display the output in the console (-print).
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  1. find . -iname '*.txt' -print
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Find (find) all text files ('*.txt') in the current directory (.) by case-insensitive filename (-iname) and (-exec) move each one of them (mv {}) to the temp directory (/tmp).
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  1. find . -iname '*.txt' -exec mv {} /tmp \;
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