crafting (and) JavaScript

Find Files and Execute Command with Each

You need to

  1. Find files and
  2. Execute a command with each found file

This is how it works:
find . -name '*.jpg' -exec cp '{}' ../_output'{}' \;

The command finds all *.jpgs via find . -name '*.jpg'. Next with -exec cp it is told to execute the command cp for every file found. The {} is the placeholder for the filename that find returns. Play around with each part of the command to see the output. Maybe for learning start with find . -name '*.jpg' -exec echo "file1: {}" \;. You will also find out how important the \; at the end is!