[UPHPU] Bash scripting question

Richard K Miller richardkmiller at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 09:42:35 MDT 2008


I've created a Bash script to copy a WordPress plugin to every  
WordPress installation on our server:

http://pastebin.com/f191ee2b9

On line 13, the cp command uses the -n flag to not overwrite existing  
files. I'd prefer to use the -i flag so that I'm prompted whether I  
want to overwrite existing files. However, the -i flag doesn't work in  
the xargs loop. It simply loops through each file and answers with the  
default "no" for each prompt.

Can I make the xargs/cp loop actually ask me whether I want to  
overwrite existing files?

Richard



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