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Old 08-03-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Script to list content of Hard Drives


Hi,

Does anyone know of a script / program that will give me a listing of all the content on my hard drive(s)? I have two drives that I keep my content on (which is re-downloadable if I lose a drive). In the event that I lose a drive, I would like to have a list that I can refer to so I know what I need to re-download again.

It would be good if it doesn't list *every* file but maybe only the relevant folders and files. For example, many folders are extracted archives of 100's of files. If it just gave me the folder name that would be better than all the files (less stuff to sift through).

Does anyone know anything like this? I apologize if this sounds kind of vague but I figured I would ask the experts while I pound away at a few scripts (which I suck at)

Thanks!
 
Old 08-03-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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The find command will probably answer your need but you are going to have to be precise about defining "relevant folders and files".
 
Old 08-03-2010, 03:56 PM   #3
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You could try 'find':
Short usage: find dir1 [dir2] [options]

Example, find all files in ${HOME}/rje and ${HOME}/Downloads,
and print the list:
find ${HOME}/rje ${HOME}/Downloads -type f -print

You can re-direct that to a file:
find dir -type f -print > ${HOME}/filelist
Then you could compare with an old file list:
cd ${HOME}
if ! cmp -s filelist old.filelist
then
# files different, do something, then save the filelist
cp filelist old.filelist
fi
 
Old 08-03-2010, 04:08 PM   #4
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Hi,
to list only directories, use:
> find dir -type d

Regards,
Georgios
 
  


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