how do I merge files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jasleinstein, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. jasleinstein macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2008
    I finally ripped my music into digital format. It is a very large library so I performed the rips in four segments creating four folders of music. The highest level folders are Music1, Music2, Music3, Music4. The next layer folder is the artists name, then album name, then the actual MP3S.
    How do I merge the folders? If I perform a copy the first artist name is sees that already is exists, the finder wants me to skip the copy or replace the folder that is there. I simply want to add the folder or merge it.
    Is there a "merge" function in OSX? I tried Carbon Copy but it will not copy or sync fils on the same disk.

    thanks in advance for the help

  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Go to a terminal and type the commands:

    cd Music1
    cp -R ../Music2/ ./
    cp -R ../Music3/ ./
    cp -R ../Music4/ ./

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