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Copy files with different names

Posted on 2006-11-01
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I’m trying to copy files from directory “dirA” to another directory “dirB”.  In dirA I have a number of files which have same names but different extensions:
-      opt0000.wav
-      opt0000.gsm
-      opt0000.txt
There aren’t always three files, sometimes there is only wav and gsm, sometimes there is only gsm and txt and so on, so the only constant I can rely on is the name “opt0000”.

Now, I’m trying to copy these files to dirB, however, the problem is that I need to be able to change the name from opt0000 to, for example, opt0020, so I can’t use “cp dirA/opt0000* dirB/.”.

Is there a command that can do something like this?

Thanks,
Kate
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perl -e '$x=$_,s#dirA/opt0000#dirB/opt0020#,system"cp $x $_" for <dirA/opt0000*>'
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