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Old 02-19-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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Creating multiple directories


If I have a CLI, how would I go about making multiple directories called "directory[001-100]"

Is there a way to do that with one neat command or do I need to manually create a hundred directories?
 
Old 02-19-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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manual? c'mon give linux some credit.

for i in $(seq -w 001 100); do mkdir directory$i; done
 
Old 02-19-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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Awesome. Thanks!
 
Old 02-19-2009, 05:17 PM   #4
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Or even without the loop:
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mkdir $(seq -w 1 100)
 
Old 02-20-2009, 05:10 AM   #5
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that won't handle a prefix though.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 05:14 AM   #6
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You're right, I didn't notice the prefix. This should work:
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mkdir $(seq -f "directory%03.0f" 1 100)
 
Old 02-20-2009, 05:32 AM   #7
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whaddya know... never knew -f existed. top.
 
  


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