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Old 07-18-2007, 08:34 AM   #1
scribbl35
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Script to Move and rename files


Hi there I am new to this and would like to know how to mv and rename a group of files to another directory. I would like to read characters from file then use a string from within the file to rename the file.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 09:14 AM   #2
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You should be more specific. Something like

Code:
for f in *; do
  mv $f /path/to/$(grep NAME $f)
done
would be along the lines of what you want but almost certainly wouldn't get it as is. If you had a couple of files in the current directory called 'foo' and 'bar' and the contents of foo were

hello
123

and bar was

goodbye
789

and you grepped for '[0-9]' it would move them to /path/to/123 and /path/to/789.
 
  


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