Solved

Modify file with directory structure details

Posted on 2011-09-06
3
237 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I need to take an existing file, an rpm spec file, and insert a list of files at a specific point.  The spec file will have something like this as the demarcation of where the file list needs to be inserted:
%file
The script needs to take a directory and recursively identify all files under that directory and write each file, and its path, on a separate line in the rmp spec file.

What would be the best way to handle this?



0
Comment
Question by:jkavx
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:nukeme369
ID: 36493138
#!/bin/bash
workingdir=`pwd`
for filelist in *
do echo $workingdir"/"$filelist >>/tmp/rpmspecfile
done




Fairly self explanatory, but I'll walk through it.

Variable named workingdir is defined with the current directory as its data.
for loop - looping through each file in current directory.  
each file has the following happen:
the $workingdir variable is echoed, with a trailing /  then the current file is written to /tmp/rpmspecfile.

Repeat for every file in the current dir.

0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
nukeme369 earned 500 total points
ID: 36493141
(the above is the script needed to generate the file list - working on the insert at %file part)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jkavx
ID: 36517137
If you can work out the insert at the specific file location piece, please add a comment with the details.  Thx.
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Linux Mint 18 31 89
What language/protocol is the Angular Chat? 2 73
Linux script delete files 3 30
Migrating php-mysql-jquery application to Microsoft Azure Cloud 7 26
Over the last ten+ years I have seen Linux configuration tools come and go. In the early days there was the tried-and-true, all-powerful linuxconf that many thought would remain the one and only Linux configuration tool until the end of times. Well,…
Linux users are sometimes dumbfounded by the severe lack of documentation on a topic. Sometimes, the documentation is copious, but other times, you end up with some obscure "it varies depending on your distribution" over and over when searching for …
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

776 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