I want to copy a file to all subfolders in a folder. How can I do this with the command line?
How to put a file in the current working directory in all subfolders (and maybe their subfolders, depending on what you want to do)
This will put the file in all of the subfolders, but not their subfolders:
for d in */; do cp water.txt "$d"; done
This will put the file
water.txt (change all instances of water.txt to the filename you want to copy) in all the subfolders and their subfolders
for i in ./* # iterate over all files in current dir do if [ -d "$i" ] # if it's a directory then cp water.txt "$i" # copy water.txt into it fi done
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