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Date:      Sun, 21 Jul 2002 15:14:22 +1200
From:      Jonathan Chen <>
To:        sagacious <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: shell guru needed.
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In-Reply-To: <000001c2305d$ec6d40f0$0a01a8c0@athlon>
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On Sat, Jul 20, 2002 at 10:25:46PM -0400, sagacious wrote:
> I need to use find, or a similar command to search a massive amount of
> directories recursively, and when it finds a certain file extension I
> want it to move the file to another location. Thanks.

How about:

    # find /path/to/directory -name '*.myext' -exec mv {} /somewhere \;

Jonathan Chen <>
                "I don't want to achive immortality through my works..
                 I want to achieve it through not dying" - Woody Allen

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