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I have many files in a directory that are named as follows

QDV_200203191143190276.txt
QDV_200203191143190307.txt
QDV_200203191143190313.txt

Basically having the naming convention

QDV_YYYYMMDDHHMISSmmmm.txt

I need to copy these files one by one to another directory, where they will be read in by another program.  The program reading them in, polls at 1 second intervals, so if I could copy them in at 1.5 or 2 second intervals (preferrably 1.5) to the new directory, that would be great.

Just use directory1/directory2 naming conventions...I can change it to what I need it to be.

Thanks

mboss
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by:newmang
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What about something like the following

for FILENAME in `ls QD*.txt`
  do
     cp -f dir1/$FILENAME dir2/$FILENAME
     sleep 2
  done
exit

If you want them read in name order then the first line would read

for FILENAME in `ls QD*.txt | sort`

Note the tick marks are backticks....

Cheers - Gavin
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newmang earned 1200 total points
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What about something like the following

for FILENAME in `ls QD*.txt`
  do
     cp -f dir1/$FILENAME dir2/$FILENAME
     sleep 2
  done
exit

If you want them read in name order then the first line would read

for FILENAME in `ls QD*.txt | sort`

Note the tick marks are backticks....

Cheers - Gavin
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