I'd like to copy a group of files to destination folder. But without needing to spawn a new instance of
cp for each operation.
The arg format for
cp seems to be:
cp src_file1 src_file2 src_file3 dest_dir/
Assuming I have a file with source file names listed line-by-line, how can this be done?
Since I have a very large number of files, the idea from @Scott below will not work, since it will hit the maximum command line length.
I'd like to somehow pipe that file of file names to
cp and let it do it's thing.
xargs also can't seem to help, as it wants to tack on the expansion at the end of the command line.
Can this be done?