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Copy a file to multiple directories

Nifty little trick when you want to replace a single file in multiple directories.

$ find . -name README.txt -print0 | xargs -0 -I{} cp README.txt {}

This is a variation over the following:


  • https://www.garron.me/en/linux/find-copy-files-exec-xargs-bash-linux-mac-osx.html