Linux Find Command -Successfull

I have completed Find command Saturday & Sunday also The same task is unassigned and assigns back the same task.

find /var/www/html/beta -name ‘*.php’ -exec cp --parents {} /beta ;


Hi @sjeyendran I did the same way as u suggested but it gave me the following error:

find: missing argument to `-exec’

Please advice

find /var/www/html/beta -name '*.php' -exec cp --parents {} /beta \;


@player001…I tried the above command but the output shows permission denied…Even though i changed the permission but still getting same error…

Because you are trying to find from non root user. Try to use sudo or switch into root user.

Below worked for me

find /var/www/html/ecommerce -type f -name '*.js' -exec cp --parents {} /ecommerce \;

To Validate 
find /var/www/html/ecommerce -type f -name '*.js' | wc -l
find /ecommerce -type f -name '*.js' | wc -l

Hi @player001 @Inderpreet

I used a script to solve this task like below

sudo find /var/www/html/media -name ‘*.css’ > /home/banner/file.txt

cd /home/banner

for file in $( cat /home/banner/file.txt)
sudo cp --parents $file /media

and then executed this script file


then i checked the destination

cd /media

and there i found /media/var

when i tried to find recursively like

ls -R /media

every .css file is available along with parent directory structure.

unfortunately i was not confident enough to finish task with above approach, later i tried without script

sudo find /var/www/html/media -name ‘*.css’ -exec cp --parents {} /media ;

and the task is successful !!

but now i wish to know if the script method will pass or fail the task, if anyone checked the script can explain if that method will pass or fail the test it would be very nice.

Hi guys,

I don’t know why this task failed for me. I copied all *.js files to directory indicated.

I think the task asked to preserve directory structure. You copied the files without the directories. In previous messages in this thread you can find what is missing

The task can be completed in single line

It worked for me

  1. to check the file count
    find /var/www/html/official -name “*.js” | wc -l
    2)run below command to copy
  2. to verify
    find /official -name “*.js” | wc –l
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And you also copied everything including files and directories and question asked for only files