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1009.Advanced search and replace -- How to copy a specific file to all sub-folders?

User: Lee -- 2012-10-01          << 1008  1010 >>
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Type: Advanced search and replace   
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Description:
To be able to scan through a list of folders and copy a specific file to all sub-
folders in that particular directory
Input Sample:
c:\Dir1\folder.jpg
c:\Dir1\1\
c:\Dir1\2\
c:\Dir1\3\
c:\Dir2\folder.jpg
c:\Dir2\1\
c:\Dir2\2\
c:\Dir2\3\
c:\Dir3\folder.jpg
c:\Dir3\1\
c:\Dir3\2\
c:\Dir3\3\
c:\Dir4\folder.jpg
c:\Dir4\1\
c:\Dir4\2\
c:\Dir4\3\
Output Sample:
c:\Dir1\folder.jpg
c:\Dir1\1\folder.jpg
c:\Dir1\2\folder.jpg
c:\Dir1\3\folder.jpg
c:\Dir2\folder.jpg
c:\Dir2\1\folder.jpg
c:\Dir2\2\folder.jpg
c:\Dir2\3\folder.jpg
c:\Dir3\folder.jpg
c:\Dir3\1\folder.jpg
c:\Dir3\2\folder.jpg
c:\Dir3\3\folder.jpg
c:\Dir4\folder.jpg
c:\Dir4\1\folder.jpg
c:\Dir4\2\folder.jpg
c:\Dir4\3\folder.jpg
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
Assume you have a text file that contain a list of folders like:
c:\Dir1
c:\Dir2
...

1. ctrl-o open the file with folder list.
2. ctrl-h open 'replace' dialogue
* set "replace unit" to "Line"
* set "replace with pattern" to:

* click "advanced" tab, set "run following for each matched unit to:

3. click "replace", a list of batch commands is generated, like:

4. ctrl-s save the commands to the a.bat
5. click a.bat to run, done.

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