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Old 01-13-2009, 11:42 PM   #1
katkota
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Talking mv inside ksh script problem


folks;
I have a script to remove any files that older than 14 days then move any files that younger than 7 days to another directory. but for some reason it doesn't move the files, when i do it manually it works fine and find but not through the script. i tried 2 different ways in writing the move part but it didn't work with any of them. Any help is greatly appreciated
here it's:


cd /var/lib/mysql

files=$(find . \( -name 'mysql-bin.0*' \) -mtime +14 -print | sed 's+^\./++;s+/.*++' | sort -u)

if [ -z "${files}" ]; then
echo ""
echo "-------------------No SQL backup files to be removedi from the var directory -------------------------"
else
echo ""
echo ""
echo "...........Removing old files...................."
rm -rf ${files}
echo ""
echo ""
file=$(find . \( -name 'mysql-bin.0*' \) -mtime -7 -print | sed 's+^\./++;s+/.*++' | sort -u)
#mv `find . \( -name 'mysql-bin.0*' \) -mtime -7 -print | sed 's+^\./++;s+/.*++' | sort -u` /var/lib/mysql/backups/
mv ${file} /var/lib/mysql/backups/
sleep 1
fi
 
Old 01-14-2009, 12:05 AM   #2
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The quick way to debug it is to use

set -xv

at the top of the script and run it again. It'll show you exactly whats going on, inc values for all variables
 
Old 01-14-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
katkota
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here's what i see:



cd /var/lib/mysql
++ cd /var/lib/mysql

files=$(find . \( -name 'mysql-bin.0*' \) -mtime +14 -print | sed 's+^\./++;s+/.*++' | sort -u)
find . \( -name 'mysql-bin.0*' \) -mtime +14 -print | sed 's+^\./++;s+/.*++' | sort -u
+++ find . '(' -name 'mysql-bin.0*' ')' -mtime +14 -print
+++ sed 's+^\./++;s+/.*++'
+++ sort -u
++ files=

if [ -z "${files}" ]; then
echo ""
echo "-------------------No SQL backup files to be removedi from the var directory -------------------------"
else
echo ""
echo ""
echo "...........Removing old files...................."
rm -rf ${files}
echo ""
echo ""
file=$(find . \( -name 'mysql-bin.0*' \) -mtime -7 -print | sed 's+^\./++;s+/.*++' | sort -u)
#mv `find . \( -name 'mysql-bin.0*' \) -mtime -7 -print | sed 's+^\./++;s+/.*++' | sort -u` "/var/lib/backups/"
mv ${file} /var/lib/backups/
sleep 1
fi
 
  


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