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Posted on 2006-07-18
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Hi,

I need to write a script that will take all the files ending in .sal in the current directory (say /tmp/) and create individual zip files i.e :

test.sal ->  test.zip

There could be any amount of .sal files...

I'd rather do this with a bash script but can use Perl in a pinch....

Thanks in advance!
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Question by:petepalmer
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by:sunnycoder
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Hi petepalmer,

find /tmp -type f -name "*.sal" | while read fname
do
       gzip -c $fname > $fname.gz
done

Cheers!
sunnycoder
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by:petepalmer
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Very close.... but.... :)

The final name needs to be (in the case of test.sal) test.zip not test.sal.zip :)

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sunnycoder earned 450 total points
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Hi petepalmer,

find /tmp -type f -name "*.sal" | while read fname
do
       fname2=`echo "$fname" | sed 's/\.sal//'`
       gzip -c $fname > $fname2.gz
done

Cheers!
sunnycoder
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by:ravenpl
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find /tmp -type f -name "*.sal" | while read fname
do
       fname2=`echo -n "$fname" | sed 's/\.sal//'`
       zip "/tmp/$fname2.zip" "$fname"
done
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by:petepalmer
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450 to sunny as the answer was spot on, 50 for raven for the assist :)

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