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Copy files with extension - search subfolders

Copying ttf files from one folder to another using wildcard "**/*ttf", however this is not searching the files in sub-folders as well. How can I copy all the files (present in sub-folders as well) ...
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What's the smartest way to copy-rename (backup) several files in different folders at once in the shell?

I want to copy-backup several files in different folder at once before updating ntpd. Example (one file only): sudo cp /usr/sbin/ntpd /usr/sbin/ntpd.old Files: /usr/bin/sntp /usr/bin/ntp-keygen ...
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How can I export my extensions in Chrome 15?

In Google Chrome 15, how can I export my extensions to another computer? This question doesn't apply to Chrome version 15. I'm trying to copy an extension that no longer exists in the webstore.
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How to disable copy in shared folder

I am trying to make folder that everyone can view and can't copy,modify. For all answers.I thinking about specially ms office files. I tried following methods Software - copy protect - anti ...
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Create new empty directory tree from existing tree with files

I have a large directory tree with lots of files. I would like to re-create the directory structure in a new location, but only the directories, not the files. I've checked cp's man page, but don't ...
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Windows File Copy Dialog: Why is the Estimation So… BAD?

xkcd I know that the Windows copy dialog (in XP) stores the copy in memory first, and is still copying after the dialog closes, so the time is off, but why is the estimation of the time it will ...
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Windows 7 (home) - How to select text in hypertext links

I have seen many duplicate questions like this, this and on the Windows 7 Forums, but none of them have a satisfactory and perfect solution. Here's my problem: I was reading this article; in the ...
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PuTTY how to select text and copy text using keyboard ONLY

Is there any way of selecting a text with keyboard the way I do it normally using Shift+arrows.
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Is it OK to copy (not clone) a git repository using basic Unix commands?

I’m pretty new to using git and was wondering if it’s ok to copy a Git repository with common UNIX commands (like cp or tar/untag), rather than through git clone. I’m in the situation where I have ...
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Windows 7 prompts when overwriting a file on copy

This is not an "error" but just a question about convenience. In XP Windows Explorer to overwrite an existing file you were given a simple prompt containing "Yes"/"No". Furthermore, you could use ...
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Any shortcut or fast way to copy a file or folder to specified/favourite location?

I have a folder called softwares where i copy all the softwares which looks good to me. Now everytime i got new software to copy i have to copy it and then go to that folder and paste it. Its time ...
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Copy all files from an HTTP folder location to a local folder

I'm a student and need to pull down lots of stuff from my professor’s website, preferably retaining some of the folder structure. I'm working on Windows boxes and have access to Windows XP, Windows ...
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Large file copy from NFS to local disk performance drop

I'm trying to copy a 200GB file from an NFS mount to a local disk. The local disk is an XFS filesystem on a LVM on top of a RAID 5 system (hardware RAID controler). I'm using rsync to monitor the ...
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updating a source tree with another one

I have an existing source-tree, with a bunch of subdirectories and thousands of source files. I have a new source-tree where some of the files have been updated and some new files/directories added. ...
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Copying folders in Windows

I have the following folders on a Windows machine C:\FolderToCopy C:\Dest Both folders are empty. I want to execute a copy operation from a command prompt so that I have this in the end: ...
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Copying Windows 8 Users directory, how can I reliably deal with things with very long paths (possibly nested/linked)?

I was trying to move my "Users" folder in Windows 8 as described here and here. But when I try to copy the folder using "xcopy" in Windows Installation Disk Repair Mode, after some files are copied, ...
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How do I copy multiple files from multiple directories to a single directory, but only copying new or edited files?

I work on my laptop to create a number of files of varying formats in nested sub-directories. Other files also exist in these directories that I am not interested in copying. Essentially, I want to ...
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How can I copy a DVD to another DVD using a single DVD drive?

I need to copy a DVD to another DVD, but I have only a single DVD drive. How can I accomplish this? I tried copying files to the desktop and then to another DVD. It didn't work out.
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how to copy file if it is locked by another process

I have some strange behaviour in Windows 7, I can't copy my file or folder if they are locked (some process is using them) how can I disable this feature?
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Copy directory structure without copying files, on Mac OS X

I'd like to duplicate the directory structure in some directory to another, without copying any actual files. In place of the files, I'd like either a blank file with the same name, or a symlink to ...
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How do I copy a tab's title in Chrome?

I want to copy the title of a web page (or what appears within the tab, the part always visible) and paste that text somewhere. How can I do this in Chrome?
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How to preserve file attributes when one copies files in Windows?

On Linux, we can simply do: cp -pr directory How to do that in Windows? Can it be done in Windows Explorer? Any GUI tool suggestions? It would be the best if I can keep the NTFS permissions and ...
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specify the sort order in “copy /b *.dat foo” in Windows cmd

Normally, when I do a copy /b *.data foo in Windows cmd, the *.data files are catenated in the sorted order into the destination file foo. This matches my desired behavior. However, I just met a ...
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xcopy only copy subdirectories with their contents

As the title says... An example: I have these files & dirs: c:\file.txt c:\a\somefile.txt c:\b\anotherfile.txt And with some magic I want this structure on the destination: ...
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Program to Queue Files for Copy/Move/Delete in linux?

I've search the net for Linux's answer to something like Teracopy (Windows)... but could not find anything suitable. The closest things i got are: Krusader. Mentioned in their features but ...
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How can I copy files and only overwrite if filesize differs?

What I'm looking for is something that seamlessly works within the windows GUI, not a command-line utility like robocopy. I do lots of small copy/pastes of various files and I'd like windows to just ...
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I disconnected my cellphone while transferring files to its Mini SD card. Now the files aren't there, but I lost the SD disk space

I use Ubuntu 9.10, and the MiniSD card shows as having the space used as if there were files. Baobab (the disk usage analyzer) shows that the card only has 118 MB used (of the 401 Ubuntu claims there ...
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batch copy files with error log on missing permissions

I'm searching for a tool to batch-copy files, that should support the following points: copy files from a net-share report any errors show errors only or filter log on errors don't stop on an error ...
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Windows Shell dialog boxes do not disappear

I've recerntly noticed on my Windows Vista machine often when I copy/delete large files, the transfer will complete (0 bytes remaining or whatnot), yet the Windows Shell dialog box (displaying the ...
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UNIX command for replace files

on Mac, you know there is no 'merge files' when you command+c/command+v some folder on another one, it actually replaces it. I'm simply wondering on what UNIX is this based? Because correct me if I'm ...
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Windows File copier with hash support

I've looked at a lot of the copy tools available on windows such as RichCopy and RoboCopy but they all seem to use date/time stamp comparisons to determine whether or not do the copy. What I'm ...
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Transfer files between VPC and Host Machine

I have a virtual machine setup and I am able to transfer files from the host to the vpc and from the vpc to the host. I then copied the vpc to another machine and I am not able to copy files anymore. ...
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Copy images back to camera and make the camera recognize them

Is there a way to get jpeg images taken with a digital camera and downloaded to the computer back to the memory card and make the camera recognize them, so that you can view it in the camera display ...
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How do I queue multiple files for copying on a Mac?

When I copy multiple files on a Mac, the system tries to copy them all at the same time. The problem is two-fold. First of all, when you select multiple files and copy them, they all go into one ...
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How to copy a btrfs filesystem

How can make a full copy of the contents of a btrfs filesystem? By full copy I mean not only the current data, but also different subvolumes with their snapshots, ideally preserving their CoW ...
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How can I recursively copy files by file extension, preserving directory structure?

At the Linux command line, I'd like to copy a (very large) set of .txt files from one directory (and its subdirectories) to another. I need the directory structure to stay intact, and I need to ...
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using dd to copy partition to another partition, while using physical drive

I'm not sure how to explain this in the subject better, so the "question" may not be right. But here goes. I have three hard drives. Drive A is a 320GB drive, Drive B is a 80 GB Drive, and Drive C is ...
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How to avoid XCopy run into the error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process?

I am xcopying data from my local directory to a shared windows drive. Once in a while i get an issue where in the middle of copying i see the following error: The process cannot access the file ...
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bash script to compare dates within a diven dir (incl. subdirs)

I would like to write a bash script (or just use a command in the CLI) to find all the instances within a given directory and its subdirectories for a given time period copy those files into a ...
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How can I copy files from A to B, only including files that exist in B?

I'm on Windows 7 Professional, and this is my scenario : Folder "Asd" (C:\) Folder "Asd" (D:\) File 1 File 1 File 2 File 3 File 3 ...
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iWork Numbers: how to copy only filtered values?

I'm using Apple's iWork Numbers to look through some big spreadsheets of economic data. I used the Sort & Filter Panel to filter out just the rows of data I need, and now I'd like to copy just ...
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How to copy only small files

I am using Windows. I have a folder with many subfolders. Inside are a lot of unorganized files. Some are a few KB's. Others a few GB's. I want to copy only those files smaller than 100mb. Is that ...
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Windows xp/ Windows 7 copy command behavior

We have a folder to which a lot of people copy files. Instead of over writing the existing file on the folder, I would like to rename the original file first, and then copy the new file. Example: ...
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How to distinguish folders from files in a batch script? (Or how to copy & rename-timestamp them indiscriminately?)

I want to create a batch file to copy files or folders in a specified directory and append the date and time to their names. Here's my actual code: @echo off Set _bpath=T:\Backup\ if [%1]==[] goto ...
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copy works where xcopy and robocopy does not work

Network admin allowed me to read-access only 1 file from a subfolder of a shared folder on a server and I don't have permissions to even view upper level folders, but when I open that folder I can see ...
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How to copy all files of a certain type into a folder from command prompt?

I want to copy all files of a certain type (like .docx, .pdf, etc) on my PC into a folder. How can I do that?
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“Can’t read from the source file or disk” when I try to copy files from my C:\ to another drive

When I try to drag & drop files from my C:\ onto my Mac hard drive (I use MacDrive for HFS support), Windows reports: Interrupted Action Can’t read from the source file or disk Specs: ...
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How can I automatically copy files to a USB drive when I connect it to my computer?

I am looking for a solution for copying all the files from a specific directory on the hard drive, to a specific directory on a USB memory device, once this device is connected. I have a program that ...
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Copy all files from one location to another in Linux, without copying the directory itself

I want to copy some or all files from a directory test/A/ to directory test/B/, but without copying directory A itself. I tried the command cp -R test/A/ test/B, but it copies the directory and the ...
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Copy all files in a folder which have the same name as files in a separate folder

Let me explain: I am going through a huge icon set, and choosing the icons I like. I have chosen maybe 250 out of 3000 icons. The way the icons are split up are like this: Icons -> 16x16 ...