Find JPG Files in Directory and CP (copy) to another directory

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Today I was faced with the challenge of finding all the JPG files in a a directory (and subdirecties of that) and copying them to another directory (striping out the subdirectory folder name).

find /path/to/directory/ -iname "*.jpg" -exec cp '{}' /path/to/dest/dir/ \;

That did it perfectly.

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Reference: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/shell-script-to-search-and-copy-jpg-to-another-folder.-730320/

Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. shanestillwell@gmail.com