I have a lot of mp3 files located at various levels of subdirectories inside a single folder and I want to move them all to a single directory, what command could I use to do this?


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  • True, it is. Is there a way to close this myself? – user47742 Sep 22 '13 at 21:54
  • You can just delete it... – jasonwryan Sep 22 '13 at 23:04
  • @MartinvonWittich No, there's no point in answering a duplicate question. Christophe: your question will be closed as a duplicate when 2 more people come along to vote for it. You don't need to do anything. Don't delete your question: we keep duplicate questions around as search fodder. – Gilles Sep 22 '13 at 23:35
  • @Gilles ah, ok. I've added my flag. – Martin von Wittich Sep 22 '13 at 23:39
shopt -s globstar
mv /old_dir/**/*.mp3 /new_dir/