This is old news to a lot of folks, but new and powerful to me.
Search for text in files and move matching files
$ grep --files-with-matches --null foo * | xargs --null -I xxx mv xxx dir_for_foos/
The above command searches for the string foo in all files in the current subdirectory.Â It then moves each file to a specified directory.
Read a list of files from a text file and move those files somewhere
$ xargs -a ok.txtÂ -I xxx mv xxx /var/lib/accounting/joblogs/parsed