I have a large folder with subfolders of pdf files. I want to get all the pdf files (290 of them) and get them into one directory. (I thought that would be simple.) so that I can concatenate them into one document with my pdf program pdfshuffle, or something like that. I got the files path and names into a file:
find $(pwd) -iname '*.PDF' > out.txt
out.txt contains paths and files like this:
... /home/user/Downloads/pedals/PEDALS/Electro-Harmonix/Small Stone Phaser.PDF /home/user/Downloads/pedals/PEDALS/Electro-Harmonix/Dr. Quack (Doctor Q Melhorado).pdf /home/user/Downloads/pedals/PEDALS/Marshall/Guv'Nor 1.PDF /home/user/Downloads/pedals/PEDALS/Marshall/Guv'Nor 2.pdf ...
cool. so then I thought I could do this:
#!/bin/bash input="out.txt" while IFS= read -r line do #echo "$line" cp $line . done < "$input"
But it only coppies about 36 of the pdfs, and the shell says it cannot stat files:
... cp: cannot stat 'Boogie/Vtwin.pdf': No such file or directory cp: cannot stat '/home/user/Downloads/pedals/PEDALS/Mesa': No such file or directory ...
The file is clearly there, and I can view it etc. whats the problem with my method or script?