Creating Dummy Directories and Contents

Take a source directory and make a copy of its subdirectories and contents.

find src/ -type d -exec mkdir -p dest/{} \; \
       -o -type f -exec touch dest/{} \;

Use find to identify a directory (-d) under (src/) and create (mkdir -p) the contents under dest/ then (-o) find files (-f) and touch them under dest/ to make empty copies with the same name.

Best done in the source directory, if in the destination directory you get the full file path at the start which requires a move to bring it to the right level and deletion of empty directory structure.

Source: StackOverflow