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Old 09-26-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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Bash script to sort image files


I am trying to write a simple bash script or one line command to basically sort a bunch of .jpg files by date from `identify -verbose` command.
The reason I don't use `ls -l` command to parse date is because the date stamp is incorrect.

Here's what I have:
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identify -verbose *.jpg | awk '/Date Time Original: 2005:02:13 / {print $4}'
How do I change this command to print the file name instead of date?
And how would I pass those files to be copied to other directory?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 06:05 PM   #2
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hello dtcs. can you post the output of your command? tnx
 
Old 09-26-2006, 06:31 PM   #3
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it just prints the same date for files that match the expression.
date is the 4th column in that line.

Now I am not that good with awk.
If I want to show the file name, one way of doing it is by calling another expression in awk like /^Image:/ but how do I do that only if first expression is True.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 07:49 PM   #4
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ok dtcs but i really need a sample output of 'identify -verbose *.jpg' so that i'll know how to modify the statement. can you post them pls? even just for the output of 1 jpeg file. i don't have the 'identify' command btw.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 08:55 PM   #5
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identify is part of image magick
Code:
2005:02:13
 
Old 09-26-2006, 09:50 PM   #6
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try this command:
Code:
for a in *.jpg; do
    identify -verbose $a | grep "Date Time Original: 2005:02:13" >/dev/null && {
        echo "found $a"
        cp $a anydir/
    }
done
 
  


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