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Re: OT (ish): How to copy hidden files/directories



On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, Don Buchholz wrote:

To move only hidden (dot-) files/folders to another directory...

# cp -pr .??* newdir

Why use ".??*" ...
 * the initial "." indicates a 'hidden' file (or dot-file in Unix parlance)
 * the "??" match at least two characters ... this keeps the pattern from
   matching ".." which is the parent-directory
 * the "*" match any number (from zero to a-lot!) of characters

which, as i pointed out earlier, won't pick up a file named ".a".


rday


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