Solved

Unix script

Posted on 2011-03-03
2
339 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I need to write a Unix Script (Chron Job) which does the following:

1.  read files in a directory
2.  if the file contains an & rename the file replacing the & with and
3.  move the file to another directory
4.  If the file does not contain an & then just move the file to anotehr directory

Thankx
0
Comment
Question by:CipherIS
2 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
APNFSSC earned 250 total points
ID: 35033800
Try this

You need to alter the values of in_dir and out_dir and also I've put a # infront of the line that actually moves the file so you can take that out after you have done your testing. In its current state it will just print what it would do to the screen.

 
#!/bin/sh
#set -x
in_dir=/tmp/test1
out_dir=/tmp/test2
cd $in_dir

for i in `ls`
do
out_filename=`echo $i | sed 's/&/and/g'`
echo mv "$in_dir/$i" "$out_dir/$out_filename"
# mv "$in_dir/$i" "$out_dir/$out_filename"
done

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 48

Assisted Solution

by:Tintin
Tintin earned 250 total points
ID: 35034072
This version will correctly move the files into the two separate directories.

#!/bin/bash

DIR1=/path/to/dir1
DIR2=/path/to/dir2

cd /path/to/files

find . -maxdepth 1 -type f | while read file
do
  if echo $file | grep -q '&'
  then
     mv $file $DIR1/${file/&/and}
  else
     mv $file $DIR2
  fi
done

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

775 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question