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Old 09-19-2011, 04:12 AM   #1
Pedroski
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make directory


Hi! I want to make 18 directories, Week 1, Week 2, ....Week 18

I think that must be something I can do in a terminal rather than manually.

Something like:

for i=1 to 18

md Week i

But quite where I need apostrophies and or commas or brackets I have no idea. Can you give me a tip??
 
Old 09-19-2011, 04:14 AM   #2
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In bash:
Code:
for i in `seq 1 18`; do mkdir "Week $i"; done
 
Old 09-19-2011, 04:17 AM   #3
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Hi,

Assuming there needs to be a space between Week and the following number:
Code:
mkdir "Week "{1..18}
The {1..18} part tells bash a range is given. This would also work, but is not as compact {1,2,3,4,5,6,7} (stopped at 7, too much typing )

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:24 AM   #4
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Thanks very much! I tried the last tip first, (less writing, I am lazy!) and it worked perfectly!

Clever stuff that bash!
 
Old 09-19-2011, 06:59 AM   #5
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