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Old 10-28-2007, 11:49 PM   #1
leebrent
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Creating Multiple Directories in the same location in user space


Hello,

I am stumped with trying to solve the following problem:

I have directory structure that looks like the following:

/home/username1/public_html/
...
/home/username999/public_html/

If I want to create a /upload directory in all of the user folders with one command, what command should I be using?

I am currently trying to use:

mkdir /home/*/public_html/upload

Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Brent
 
Old 10-29-2007, 12:11 AM   #2
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You going to need a script - generate a list of usernames and get the script to step through them.
 
Old 10-29-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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I hope this isn't a homework question.

sudo mkdir /home/username{1..9999}/public_html
If the usernameX directories don't exist,
sudo mkdir -p /home/username{1..9999}/public_html

If you are working from a list, (and you were generalizing the names) you can use
cat usernamelist | xargs mkdir

This isn't a single command, but it is an easy one-liner.

Last edited by jschiwal; 10-29-2007 at 01:03 AM.
 
Old 10-29-2007, 12:14 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jschiwal View Post
I hope this isn't a homework question.

sudo mkdir /home/username{1..9999}/public_html
If the usernameX directories don't exist,
sudo mkdir -p /home/username{1..9999}/public_html

If you are working from a list, (and you were generalizing the names) you can use
cat usernamelist | xargs mkdir

This isn't a single command, but it is an easy one-liner.
Thanks,

It is not a homework question.

I knew there was an easy way to do it, but it slipped my mind. Your command makes the most logical sense as I can make the lists from my database dumps using a list of all the users needing the folder.

Cheers,

Brent.
 
  


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