To copy a single file to multple destinations the following might be attempted:
$ cp file */ cp: omitting directory: `subdir1/' cp: omitting directory: `subdir2/' cp: omitting directory: `subdir3/'
This happens because when expends it it looks like this:
cp file subdir1/file subdir2/file subdir3/file
This causes an error as there are multiple sources and the last
paramater is not a directory. - Multiple destinations is not supported
Create a loop:
for dest in $(find . -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -type d);do; cp file $dest;done