How can I copy a group of files to a different name. I want to copy all files starting with 'bacula*' to 'bacula*.old'. So I have these four files:
blacklamb# ll bac* -r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 949 Apr 22 09:13 bacula-barcodes -rw-r----- 1 root wheel 5792 May 17 16:52 bacula-dir.conf -rw-r----- 1 root wheel 763 Apr 22 09:13 bacula-fd.conf -rw-r----- 1 root wheel 1909 May 17 16:31 bacula-sd.conf
I want to have copies of these files with '.old' appended to their names. I've tried 'cp -pv bac* bac*.old' but cp complains. Because it's only 4 files, I'll do each one independently but I'd like to know how to do this "right" for future reference.
You may want to take a look at the utility 'mmv' in the ports tree ('ports/misc/mmv' in CVS). For copying you would use the 'mcp' variant:
mcp -v 'bacula*' 'bacula=1.old'
It automatically preserves permissions and modification time. For a test run in order to verify in advance what would happen, use the '-n' option.
Great tool IMHO.
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