I have a directory tree and in each of the lowest level directories, I
have a file called "attributes"
I've updated the contents of one of them, and want to copy it to the
1. Find the files
find . -name attributes > target_directories.log
2. Edit "target_directories.log" and remove the "attributes" so it is
a list of subdirectories.
Do this in vi using:
We have to use the / in our search and replace, as doing
didn't seem to work
The "\" has to be there to escape the "/" character
3. Copy our updated file to other subdirectories:
cat target_directories.log |xargs -n 1 cp attributes