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Script to move Maildir contents to its parent dir but for multiple folders

I totally suck at Bash/Python/Ruby/Perl Scripting (need to practice/learn some more) so I'm asking for a little help :-) I need to move about the contents of about 60 Maildirs to their parent folder ...
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Remote rename of a file on Samba share via Bash script

I'm running a Bash script under Cygwin, but this question applies more broadly. I have a remote file: //someremoteserver/somefile.db That "//" path is under Cygwin--it's essentially a UNC pathname ...
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Error when using mv

I am receiving an error when trying to mv some files that really doesn't make sense. I receive this error: mv: cannot move `thatDir' to a subdirectory of itself, ...
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linux shell script: how to move all sub folders with a given name?

I'd like to move all sub-folders starting with a given suffix (Blah_ in the example) into an other directory using a linux bash script. Here's what the script looks like: srcDir="/home/me/" ...
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copy and rename files

Here are my access logs those I want to backup. /var/log/httpd/access_log /var/log/httpd/access_log.1 /var/log/httpd/access_log.2 /var/log/httpd/access_log.3 ... I want to copy all these files but ...
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cannot move to a subdirectory of itself

I have 2 folders: /home/sphinx/articlesdb/ and: /home/sphinx/tmp/articlesdb/ I want to move and overwrite all of the files from tmp into the main folder. I am currently using: mv -f ...
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mass mv using find?

there are a bunch of filename.gif scattered in /home/ directories. I want all the filename.gif replaced by a /home/shared/filename_default.gif. I tried something like find /home/ -name ...
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mv directory to overwrite another

I may be going bonkers here, but I'm trying to move a directory to a new location, overwriting the contents (on Linux, using bash). Everytime I try it, it responds with "mv: cannot move `./src' to a ...
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How can I recursively change the case of files and folders under bash

I have some files and folders that are all in uppercase that I want to rename to their lowercase equivalent. What would be the best way to go about doing this in bash on a Linux system? As an example ...