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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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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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expanding boot, moving LUKS root

GPT > Partition2 > LUKS > btrfs I need some additional space for my boot volume, so far I did: Shrink my btrfs volume by 250MB. btrfs resize -250M / Shrink the LUKS root volume cryptsetup ...
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How can I copy/move the same x files from one directory to another?

I have multiple directories with a few thousand files each. Each directory contains files with the same names, but with different extensions. I would like to move x files each from these sets of ...
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find matching file and change dirname path

I need to find a very efficient way of moving a file of matching -mtime from one directory tree to another directory, maintaining the same subdirectory path where it doesn't exist yet. eg. move /dirA/...
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how to track the time taken for a move operation from one folder to another in linux

how to track the time taken for a move operation from one folder to another in linux I have been performing a move operation like the sample below. I would like to know how much time in seconds does ...
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using left mouse button to move window can cause freeze (XFCE4/Ubuntu 15.10)

I use xfce4 under Ubuntu 15.10. Fairly often some action with my mouse causes the cursor to change into the closed hand icon and my session freezes in a useless state. When this happens the cursor ...
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Bulk move files back to where they came from

What happened I'm in quite a mess right now after having clamscan scan over my windows part of the system and move all found files (which apparently includes PUA's) to a directory on another drive. ...
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Will booting the system get affected if root partition moved, though boot partition is separate

I need to move the root partition to the right after shrinking it. I have separate boot partition as seen below. The free space I want to allocate to boot partition so as to increase it's size. I've ...
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Why is moving file within an ext4 partition so slow?

The short question is why is a move operation, moving within the same ext4 partition taking longer than a copy of the same files from a different drive? The longer description of the scenario: I ...
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Properly mount a windows share to move files on the mountpoint

This question resulted from a question of mine on stackexchange. I mount a windows share with mount -t cifs -o username=username,password=password,rw,nounix,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=...
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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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Move files in folders by list in file

I have a .txt file that has a list of folders: old_folder_path1,new_folder_path1 old_folder_path2,new_folder_path2 old_folder_path3,new_folder_path3 I would like to run a shell command that moves ...
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How to copy every N file when serialization is not consistent

I have a directory containing 101695 files ranging from img001.jpg to img101693.jpg and I want to move every 100th image to another directory. I have found some similar posts such as How to copy every ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there any shortcuts to jump up/down directly across the manually-typed lines of a bash terminal?

Consider that we write on terminal cat file0.csv, and then get 1000 lines of code. After that, we write cat file1.csv and then we get other 1000 lines of code. And so forth till cat file5.csv. ...
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I moved root partition by error

I'm on a VPS with CentOS 6.5 I was trying to install ASSP so by error i did this command mv -f /* /usr/share/assp and then I can't do anything when I try something like: [/]# dir -bash: /bin/ls: ...