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Old 01-08-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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help creating a script...


Hey all,

I want to be able and create a bash script that will output the name of the volume in my cd drive, display all the files and the date it was created...

Is this possible?
 
Old 01-08-2005, 10:53 PM   #2
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As for the name, I've no idea. But for the files:
Code:
ls -aRl
 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:19 PM   #3
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The command volname returns the name of a CD.

ls -lt should help you with the date. It shows the modified date for each file. Depending on your burning software, this could be the creation date of the CD. If not, try the -ult option, which gives the time of last access.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:58 PM   #4
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Thanks evilmrhenry - thats the command I was looking for. So, your script would look like this:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

# cdinfo - output the name of the volume in my cd drive, display all the files and the date it was
# created

# Usage: type "cdinfo" while in the directory of the mounted CD

echo "Volume name: "
volname
echo "Files: "
ls -aRl

#EOF
Put that into a text file, and put the text file in /usr/bin
Then, do this (as root):
Code:
chmod 755 /usr/bin/cdinfo
Then, mount a CD, cd to the direcory, and issue this command:
Code:
cdinfo
Enjoy

Last edited by scuzzman; 01-08-2005 at 11:59 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 12:22 AM   #5
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awesome thanks

is there a website with the basic scripting so i can make my own in the future?
 
Old 01-09-2005, 12:27 AM   #6
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is there a website with the basic scripting so i can make my own in the future?
Lots of them. A quick search turned up this:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html

The keyphrase you want is "bash scripting"
 
  


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