I thought this was cool enough to share. I have not had to use it however so I doubt it is all that useful 😉
xargs -n 1 cp -v foo.txt<<<"/tmp1/ /tmp2/ /tmp3/"
Here we are copying one file named foo.txt to multiple directories called /tmp/1/, /tmp/2/, and /tmp/3 using xargs. The xargs command construct argument list(s) and execute utility such as cp.
If you find a use for this let me know. Backup copies seems useful but other than that…?