Solved

Linux: Recursively copy all files except .zip files

Posted on 2016-09-27
2
79 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-10
From a Linux command line, how can I recursively copy all files including directory structures, except .zip files?
0
Comment
Question by:skij
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Terry Woods earned 500 total points
ID: 41818529
From the directory you want to copy:
find . ! -name "*.zip" | cpio -pdm ../destinationdir

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:jako
ID: 41883191
also,
rsync -a --exclude=*.zip /sourcedir /destinationdir
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

How many times have you wanted to quickly do the same thing to a list but found yourself typing it again and again? I first figured out a small time saver with the up arrow to recall the last command but that can only get you so far if you have a bi…
Google Drive is extremely cheap offsite storage, and it's even possible to get extra storage for free for two years.  You can use the free account 15GB, and if you have an Android device..when you install Google Drive for the first time it will give…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question