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Old 12-14-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
VickIsSlick
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Question add time stamps to files


Currently I am using the following command to copy and add date and time stamp to files.
cp /home/work/file.grn /home/xfer/rename_`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S'.grn.

If I have five files for ex: file_1.grn, file_2.grn,file_3.grn ...
can I copy those five files to a different directory and with a different file name and with date time stamp to it.

The output filenames should be rename_1_yyyymmddhhmmss.grn,rename_2_yyyymmddhhmmss.grn,rename_3_yyyymmddhhmmss.grn ...

Any inputs will be appreciated.
Thanks
Vicky
 
Old 12-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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hi Vicky, just an idea. if you want to copy to a lot of files to a different directory and different filename also. you might need to do a script to accomplish this. but not really sure whether it can be done using a single command line.
hope experts around here can give you more advise,
 
Old 12-14-2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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@OP, if this is a recurrent task then, as Vicky stated, a script would be the way to go. If you care to post the input file structure and output desired we'll have a better chance of providing a solution to your query.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 10:45 PM   #4
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Code:
for i in file_*.grn
do
  new=$(echo $i|sed -r 's/file_([0-9]+).*/rename_\1/')$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S).gen
  cp $i path/to/dir/$new
done
Something like that should work; untested.



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-16-2010, 12:24 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your inputs, I will write a script and btw it will be my first one.
Thanks
Vicky
 
Old 12-16-2010, 07:53 PM   #6
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Here are some good Tutorials on bash scripting:
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
 
  


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