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i have the following problem. I have many files in a folder, called 1......200 (the same extension, some bioinformatic stuff).
I would like to do the following:
For every file named i, mkdir a folder called i, and move that file into that folder.
I tried different For loops in a sh-executable, but i am always getting the message "cant create folder, file already exists".
You can't make a directory the same name as the file in the same location as the file, because the file already has that name. However, you can make a temporary directory, move the file into it, then rename the directory to what you want. Something like:
for i in *; do
if [[ ! -d "$i" ]]; then
mv "$i" temp/
mv temp "$i"
Sure. There are several ways of dynamically generating the extension-less version of the name, the one to use depends on what your extensions look like. For example, if it's always .txt, or always a 3 letter extension, or the extension always follows the first period in the filename, or the extension always follows the last period in the filename, etc. Linux doesn't need file extensions anyway, so the file might not have one, in which case you need to decide what to do.