Move Multiple Files From One Directory To Another – Linux

Run this command to show you which files meet the criteria you specified:

# find . -mtime +130 -type f -xdev -ls

Run this command to move the files to a specified folder:

# find . -mtime +130 -type f -xdev -exec mv {} /new/location/ \;

This will show and move files that haven’t changed in atleast 130 days.

The xdev prevents us from searching other filesystems within the selected mountpoint.


This command can also be used to delete a certain criteria of files in a folder.

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