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if i have 10 dirs in a dir
number 1 to 10
how can i copy 1/text.txt into all the other dirs
so that i then have
1/text.txt
2/text.txt
3/text.txt etc......
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by:tfewster
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for dir in 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
do
  cp  1/text.txt $dir
done
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That was for Korn shell - for Csh, it would be:

foreach dir ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 )
  cp 1/text.txt $dir
end

If the directories are not really called 2-10, it's
easy enough to construct an expression that
expands to the list of directories.

Regards, Tim
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ls -p1 | fgrep / | xargs -n1 -i cp 1/text.txt {}
 
 The 'ls -p1 | fgrep /' part gets a list of all directories.
 The ' xargs -n1 -i cp 1/text.txt {}' part copies the specified file to all those directories.
 You should ignore the error reported when this command tries to copy 1/text.txt to itself.
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