On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 05:58:11PM -0800, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 05:52:55PM -0800, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 08:03:37PM -0500, mike wrote:
> > > Hey guys. heres the skinny. I have a huge library and i want to organize it. I 
>want find to go through recursively, and move any "pdf" files it finds to a certain 
>directory. I need an example piece of script on how i would confront this. It will 
>save me hours if not days so thanks in advance.
> > 
> > First, turn on line-wrapping in your MUA.
> > 
> > find /path/to/my/libarary -name *.pdf -exec mv {} /new/dir/{} \;
> > 
> > Nathan
> Sorry, I wasn't thinking here....after I double check the man page I saw
> that -exec replaces {} with the path, not just the file name....the
> above will not work...use the if;do;done syntax that someone else has
> already posted.
> Thanks!
> Nathan

Argggg!  I aplogize to reply to my own message a second time!, but
something didn't sit well with me after my last reply so I double
checked my syntax and found that my original command would work with two
modifications -quote *.pdf and remove second {}:

find /path/to/dir -name "*.pdf" -exec mv {} /new/dir \;

..that should do it, but the other suggestions are just as

Sorry for the wasted bandwidth!  I'm done now! :)


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