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Suppose there is a directory named mydir containing ...

aaa.cpp
aaa.h
bbb.cpp
bbb.h
Makefile
a 
b

... where a,b are executable files. What I want to is to only copy a and b to another location.

Is it possible ? (other than by manually issuing copy a,b another_dir )

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You can run:

find mydir -perm /a+x -exec cp {} destdir \;
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it works,but directory also in the results of find – camino May 9 '11 at 8:19
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Add "-type f" (match files only) – dimba May 9 '11 at 9:20
    
Great! it works – camino May 10 '11 at 6:43
    
For some reason, this copied .c and .h files as well as executables on RHEL – SSH This May 17 '13 at 21:09

You should add a rule in your Makefile to install your executable targets.

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it is a good idea, but it is a temporary work,so I didn't want to write a Makefile for it – camino May 9 '11 at 8:15

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