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I am having two folder like folder A and Folder B.we having some files in folder A with timestamp.i would like to sort the file in folder A by timestamp and move the file from Folder A to Folder B on basis of FIFO.

1.Sorting the files in a folder by timestamp
2.Picking (FIFO) and dropping it in another folder location on Unix/Linux System.

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Using cp or cp -r will copy files from one place to another, but can / will still alter those files as far as the file system is concerned. A file is more than its contents after all. There is metadata for that file that is used by the files system, like creation time, access time, owner, permissions, etc. cp will not perserve this information.

You can also look at the cpio and rsync commands, depending on what exactly your needs are. - See more at: http://www.linux.com/learn/answers/view/514-move-all-files-from-a-directory-to-another-one#sthash.pgsdME6Q.dpuf
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I am a little bit puzzled about what you need in the end:
- A bash script?
- Something which runs once or continuously?
- What are the relevant timestamps, creation, modified, accessed time from file system, in the Inode? If not, where can I get the mysterious timestamp.i from?
- And why is the order important? The move will happen nearly instantaneous and preserve all file attributes, including all timestamps.

Anyway:
As for the bash script, the FIFO by filesystem modification time can be achieved with ls -tr:
for i in $(ls -rt1 FolderA/); do mv FolderA/$i FolderB/; done

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For continuous move, have a look in incrond/inotify. This can move files like cron, for instance when created in FolderA. This is much like cron works but with file system events.
http://inotify.aiken.cz/?section=incron&page=about&lang=en

Also, a cron job with the script above works.
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