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dkcbk
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Command to copy all .yaml and .yml files

Hi.
Is it possible to copy all .yaml and .yml files with one command? Something like $ cp *.y[a]ml /some/dir

Thank you
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shashi01
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Hello @dkcbk 

Thank you for reaching out

You can verify this by using the following command  >>   cp *.yaml *.yml /some/dir

Add  >> cp *.{yml,yaml} /some/dir

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Chetan_Tiwary_
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Hello @dkcbk !

This : $ cp *.y[a]ml /some/dir  will not copy the .yml files because it will expect "a" in the extension. 

Try this and you can copy all the files having similar extensions like .jpeg or .jpg  , .yaml or .yml or likewise :

Screenshot from 2023-09-16 01-30-10.png

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Tracy_Baker
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Actually, this will work just fine, because star matches 0 to any number of characters (this also assumes no other files, such as *.yxml, exist):

cp *.y*ml /some/dir

example:

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Travis
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cp *.yml *.yaml /tmp

Other answers here give you the same thing, but the copy command is capable of copying multiple files, when you have a list of multiple files or file types, the last argument on the line is the directly location where you want to copy the files.

The answer @Tracy_Baker gave you is good too, but as he mentioned it will get other files if they happen to exist. The command above gives you just yml and yaml extenstions and won't get any other files.

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dkcbk
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Thank you all.
I know that copy command is capable of copying multiple files. I was curious if it is possible in any other way, with regular expressions.
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