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move multiple directories in one directory - recursively

I have a directory which contains multiple directories including subdirectories too. I want to move some of them to a single one at the same time (with one command) Example Main Directory Sub1 ...
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Had an extra > character when moving a file, now the folder is missing

I tried moving a file in Linux from one directory to another and accidentally had an extra > character. mv /u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0.2/db_1/dbs/>test2.dbf /u01/shared_data/oradata/TEST/test....
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Is mv atomic on my fs?

How can I check if mv is atomic on my fs (ext4)? The OS is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.8. In general, how can I check this? I have looked around, and didn't find if my OS is standard ...
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Move (mv) file that starts with a hyphen (-) [duplicate]

I have a file called -my-file-name.txt. I'm trying to move it using the mv command, however it fails because the hyphen in the name is acting like an option. mv -my-file-name.txt /some/new/folder ...
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Recursively moving contents of directory

I wanted to recursively move files from a folder (Pictures) to another (Picturesnew). The "Pictures" Folder had many subfolders and and hence I used this command after following up the posts here. ...
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how to move files with multiple patterns to specific directory, bash?

Need move files with multiple, defined patterns, like: Z_*ana_bwk_na_N*.png Z_*ana_bwk_dwda*.png Z_*ana_bwkman_dwdna* Z_*ana_bwkman_dwdc* Z_*EDZW*_nwv01*_p00_na_N*WV11.png Z_*EDZW*_nwv01*_p00_nh_N*...
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Find files then move them and rename them at the same time?

Currently I use three steps to gzip some static assets and then use s3cmd to an S3 bucket (technically it's a Digital Ocean Spaces bucket). Here's what I do: $ find . -type f -name '*.css' | xargs -I{...
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Move Files Recursively but only if they are not open by another process

I want to modify the script text below, to change the file permissions, owner and move it, only if the file is not open by another process. cd /mnt/usbdrive/DVR sudo chown 777 -R /mnt/usbdrive sudo ...
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replace everything and move word to end position

maybe my question should answered in two ways but I hope it could be done with in one "sed": I have the following lines, with different IDs: ID1_TRINITY_DN120587_c0_g1::TRINITY_DN120587_c0_g1_i1::...
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How to recursively move one file type but only when another file type is also present?

In my directory tree, some subfolders contain both *.flac and *.mp3 files, but other subfolders contain only *.mp3 files. I'd like to move all of the *.mp3 files to another destination (a different ...
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Copy or move large file with transient name till the file is completely transfered to destination in linux

I am trying to copy/move a large file (15 GB) to a directory in Linux and want to have a dependency on that event. Now lets say I have a file named abc.txt, and I am running below command: mv /usr/...
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Midnight Commander moves files enormously long

I have an QNAP TS-210 NAS and it seems, that there's a Debian Linux on board. I've installed Midnight Commander there and have been using it successfully for years. Today I spotted something weird. I ...
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How to move physical disks content (rsnapshot content in there) to another physical disk?

Situation: simple linux system, with external removable usb media (rdx), single primary partition with ext4 filesystem on them for backups. Using some external usb disk media (rdx disks) for ...
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Moving files to directories named after the first 6 digits in the file name

I've got thousands of raw photos (.nef) and relative settings (same filename but .xmp extension) in a single directory on a QNAP nas. My goal is to automate the creation of subdirs named like yyyy-mm ...
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Move contents of all sub subdirectories up into just their subdirectories

The problem I am facing is that I have a directory that contains thousands of subdirectories, each of those subdirectories contain more subdirectories, and inside of all of those are images. What I ...
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How can I move all `marked` files to another directory in ranger?

When I select multiple files within ranger (using <Space> or V), how do I move these selected files to another directory? I've tried to use dd and pp, but this only moves the file that's ...
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Batch moving a custom set of images with Ranger? [duplicate]

This is a question for the Ranger (file manager) Let's say that I have a directory with five files.. for i in $(seq 1 5); do touch "$i.jpg"; done; mkdir subdir How would I move 1.jpg, and 4.jpg, ...
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Wrong mv command. Where did my files go? [duplicate]

I used the command mv folder_name .... I thought by using .. twice, it would move it back two folders. Unfortunately my files disappeared. I need to recover them.
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Move Files from Directory up one level

I have a filestructure with several subfolders where I'd like to search for all subfolder containing a certain string ("sub*") and then move all of the files in these found folders up one level from ...
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What's a convenient way to move files and subdirs “up a subdir” with possible name clash?

I've some files and directories within the directory /var/foo/bar/baz. Now, I want to move all of them up into /var/foo/bar, and get rid of baz. Easy, right? cd /var/foo/bar mv baz/* . rmdir baz (I'...
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Moving A Specified Number Of Files From One Directory To Another in Linux Redhat [closed]

Does anyone actually know how to move X files at a time from one directory to another? Every 'example' on this page displays an error and is useless. I can only move fifty (50) files at a time, then '...
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Moving file with wildcard and add timestamp to the file name

I need to move a file to an archive folder, and add a timestamp in front of the file name. mv /dev/DataStage/myProject/source/TEST/MyFile_*.csv /dev/DataStage/myProject/Archive/TEST/MyFile_*.csv ...
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Moving folders with a specific keyword in the name to a new folder

I want to move all my FLAC music folders to a new folder called lossless. Currently the FLAC folders are inside a folder with lossy formats such as MP3 and AAC. I want to filter the folders with "...
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Move directory structure and preserve symlinks [duplicate]

I'm trying to work around a makefile issue where libraries are installed in the wrong place. Someone else wrote the makefile and it is not easy to fix. I'm trying to move the libraries after they have ...
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Find from a file list of and move in Unix

I have a list file with names of files, i want read one file name from the list at a time and look for it under a directory structure with multiple sub folders and then once found move it into a diff ...
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find + xargs - copy/move files from one subdir to another

My folder structure is like this: /volume1 /photoTest /folderA /@eaDir /eaDir_tmp /folderB /@eaDir /eaDir_tmp /folder with space /@eaDir /eaDir_tmp ...
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Unix: it there a way to make a file writable, but not deletable nor movable nor copyable?

We have some "living documents", which are accessed by multiple peaple. Is there a way in unix to make a file only readable and writeable, but not moveable nor copyable nor deleteable? The purpose of ...
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Find directories by file extension and copying/moving somewherelse [closed]

I want to search by file extension and by texts and then copy a binary file inside the same folder. For instance, I am in directory A and finally like to copy all *.gdx files (in B,C,D) to somewhere. ...
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Move all files with matching prefixes to folder based on a csv list

I have thousands of files with various prefixes, and those prefixes are grouped in a csv list. Now I want to move all of them to their folder according to their list. For instance: file A1B1C1_{...}....
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How do I replace a folder with its only subfolder of the same name in CLI?

Suppose that I have only the following in ~/foo: . .. foo With file managers if I cut the subfolder foo and paste it into ~ it automatically replaces the contents of ~/foo with that of ~/foo/foo. ...
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How to move the files to new directory based on names in text file?

I have tar.gz files like below in a directory df: A.tar.gz B.tar.gz C.tar.gz D.tar.gz E.tar.gz F.tar.gz G.tar.gz I also have text file move.txt with following columns information: ID Status ...
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Move files containing Brackets and Year eg (1999)

I want to selectivly move all files that are movies with the year at the end of the filename. I have a program that renames movies and fixes the format which always uses Moviename (YEAR).extension ...
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Move all .txt files into one directory [duplicate]

I have almost 6000 directories with thousands of files: all/recup_dir.1/1.txt all/recup_dir.1/2.jpg ... all/recup_dir.5987/1.txt all/recup_dir.5987/2.txt ... and I want to move all .txt files in the ...
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copying files recursively without preserving directories

I have a bunch of directories that contain MP3 files inside. These directories contain no other directories inside. How do I delete all directory structure without deleting the files? That would be ...
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Move folder structure across multiple directories [duplicate]

I am trying to move one a bunch of files at once, one directory up. This is what I tried, but did not work: mv ./*/__test__/index.js ./*/data.js . ├── alpha │ ├── __test__ │ │ └── index.js │...
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Need to loop through folder and move files to different directory? [closed]

I have a bunch of files in sub-directories that I want to move to a different directory. The directories are organized in one parent directory like this: Apr1995 Apr1996 Aug1995 etc... (month then ...
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Bash Image Processing

All, OK! Trying to move image file to central images folder. Here is my script: img_dir='/home/filies/images/' img_fil='/home/files/img_dump.txt' i='0' while read -r fline do fpath=$(dirname "$...
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Move lxc container to a different host

Is it possible to move a lxc container from one lxc host to a different one? Here are the specs of the machines: Current LXC host: Gentoo: Linux 3.7.10-gentoo #1 SMP x86_64 New LXC host: CentOS 6....
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Bash command to create a folder and move specific files into it

I am trying to achieve this using bash I have a directory of files, a sample to get the picture is below: January 2010 MA - C3 Edexcel.pdf January 2010 MS - C3 Edexcel.pdf January 2010 QP - C3 ...
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Moving millions of small files results in “out of space” error

I't trying to move around 4.5 million files (size ranges from 100 - 1000 bytes) from one partition to other. The total size of the folder is ~2.4 GB First I tried to zip it and move the zipped file ...
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Approximating atomic move across file systems?

I have to move some files from one filesystem to another under Ubuntu. However, it is very important that the files never exist as partial or incomplete files at the destination, at least not under ...
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I can copy file but can not move it from my Mac Terminal [closed]

I can copy file but can not move it on my Mac Terminal. I want to execute following command: mv /apps/gfss/ipt/files/R2R/Japan_WHT/21940000/DATA.xlsx /apps/gfss/ipt/files/R2R/Japan_WHT/21940000/...
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How to move many different sub folders one level down?

I have a LARGE amount of files in the following structure all files in /base/, then 4 folders with 2 "random" letters, and then a series of files related to each other. Example: /base/ab/12/13/37/...
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Is there a command for secure move equivalent to scp and srm?

I'm looking for a command that allows me to securely move a file or directory. If it doesn't exist, is my only option to write a shell script that securely copies the item to the destination ...
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find command also includes the current dir in the result which is not required to be moved

I am trying to write a script where I can find files larger than a certain size and then move them to another dir but the find command also includes the current dir in the result which is not required ...
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If foldername equals “somestring”, move all files in the folder one level up

Due to an old backup concept I have some hard drives here, that contain file structures like: /1.1 /2.1 /3.1 /FOLDER.DUPLICATE.$DRIVEBENDER/1.1 /FOLDER.DUPLICATE.$DRIVEBENDER/3.1 /FOLDER.DUPLICATE.$...
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Can't overwrite a file by moving another over it

I have file /some/foo which is a plain text file. I can edit it with vim and I can cat something else to it. But whenever I try to automate the editing process with sed, it says sed: cannot move '/...
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Why can I not hardlink to a file I don't own even though I can move it?

Example script: #!/bin/sh -e sudo useradd -m user_a sudo useradd -m user_b -g user_a sudo chmod g+w /home/user_a set +e sudo su user_a <<EOF cd umask 027 >> file_a >> file_b >&...
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How to move files to a folder per day

I have a folder that contains a lot of photos. I'd like to move them on a more practictal structure, with a folder per day. The date is extracted from the filename (e.g. ...
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rsync - update sync list while rsync is running

I have a large compute job running on a remote machine that generates ~40 data files every ~20 minutes. I would like to pull the generated files from the remote machine to my local machine as soon as ...