Find files on linux and move them to a temporary directory

Find files on linux and move them to a temporary directory

These are the commands to search and move data on linux
-iname – File name search pattern (case insensitive)
Move .mp3 files and not directories, use:

find / -iname "*.mp3" -type f -exec /bin/mv {} /mnt/mp3 \;

Find all directories having name mp3 and move:

# find / -iname "*.mp3" -type d -exec /bin/mv {} /mnt/mp3 \;

Above commands will not maintain sub-directory structure. Try replacing mv with rsync to use the same directory structure on the target directory.
You need to pass the –remove-source-files option to the rsync command to delete source file.

find /var/www/DIRECTORY_TO_FIND_DATA -iname "*FIND_MATCHING_STRING*" -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -I '{}' /usr/bin/rsync --remove-source-files -avR "{}" /DIRECTORY_TO_MOVED_IN

 
 

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