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Recursively find and copy a particular file to a different directory

I recently wanted to sync my .gitignore files across two directories. I think rsync should be able to handle this, but I wanted to have more control on the process and decided to write a shell script.

The below shell script worked worked great! Replace SOURCE_DIR and DEST_DIR with the absolute directory path.



for f in $(find . -name ".gitignore"); do
  echo $f
  cp $f "DEST_DIR/$f"