Often I'm asked how to traverse a list of items in a file. You can easily go through a list of items using a for loop. Here's an example of copying selected contents of originalDir to destinationDir via the command line.
#for i in `cat /home/esofthub/mylist.dat`
#cp -pr /originalDir/$i /destinationDir/.
#echo $i done
sh – shell
cat – lists each item in the list one iteration at a time
cp – the copy utility for a local workstation (plain files and directories, no symbolic links)
-pr – these options preserve the permission, "p" and copies recursively, "r"
echo – lists the item copied