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Re: [Fwd: Re: Rename directory]

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: Rename directory]
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 09:54:21 -0500
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Jim Hyslop wrote:
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(I think this was intended for the list)

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Subject: Re: Rename directory
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 09:39:41 -0800
From: Ted Stern <address@hidden>

On  8 Dec 2005 at 18:14 UTC-0800, Jim Hyslop wrote:

Also a side question, is there a way to recursively add files and
directories under a directory with one command - something like cvs
-R add 15_coolest_things/ ?

No, the closest you can get is 'cvs import'. Either that, or the 'find'
command, with '-exec cvs add {}'

Most of the time, find's -exec option is slow and cumbersome.

However the user should be aware of one place where the exec works better than xargs. If someone has been allowed to put space(s) in file names or directory names, xargs will fail for those entries, where -exec would work.

The wisdom of allowing spaces in file names or directory names has already been discussed, check the list archive if you want to see that flame fest. (of which I was a part.)

find with the -print, then pass the results to xargs to run the
command on a bunch of things at once.  For example:

     find <dirname> -print | xargs cvs add

If your find command doesn't print the directories before the files,
add the directories first.

     find <dirname> -type d -print | xargs cvs add
     find <dirname> -type f -print | xargs cvs add

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