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copy a series of files in a series of directories to another directory using perl or shell

Posted on 2011-09-02
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Ok. I have output that creates a new file every 12 hours in a new folder. I simply want to copy a file that has the name hysplit.haw.horiz.so4.2011082612.txt however the file names will have different numbers that correspond to different directories on the same day so the date portion will be different. So I want each file with the file name beginning with hysplit.haw.horiz.so4 and endiing in txt from all directories beginning with /path/results. and after the period . is the date so this will give me one file per day and all the files would be put into this  directory /path2/forecastfiles
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The following will work if you don't have too many directories

cp /path/results*/hysplit.haw.horiz.so4.*.txt /path2/forecastfiles

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otherwise do

find /path -name "hysplit.haw.horiz.so4.*.txt" | xargs -i cp {} /path2/forecastfiles

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Works great!
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