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Old 01-28-2014, 08:10 AM   #1
Xanthari
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Create Directory based on file creation date and move files


I need to move files from one directory into an sub-directory named based on the file creation date of the files being moved.

for example: I process a batch of files daily then copy the 'done' files down to a sub-direcotry for archive purposes before 'loading up' the new batch.

thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 01-28-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
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Here's the first result that came up googling for 'check file creation date'
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1...in-bash-debian

So actually you can't, but noatime might be a work-around.
All you need do then is get the date - probably the "Change" date, you'll have to check o that.
And create a nice script to 1) create a directory and 2) move all files there.
 
Old 01-28-2014, 11:32 AM   #3
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2132340
 
Old 01-28-2014, 11:44 AM   #4
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One way to catch the actual creation date is to use inotifywait.
You could then script it so that inotify catches the date, creates a directory and, if you want, create a list of files together with creationdate. Then you can use that to move files to proper subdir.
A bit more complex, but not too complicated.
 
Old 01-28-2014, 01:37 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, i appreciate the input!
 
  


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