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Old 11-11-2004, 02:08 PM   #1
RowanB
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Does anyone know how to move files to a particular directory using shell scripting


Can anyone write a script that moves all the files that end in ".txt" from the current directory to another (target) directory. The target directory should be identified via a parameter passed to the script. This script should also produce a text file ("filesCopied") that lists all files that have been moved.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 02:23 PM   #2
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How about:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
mv -v *.txt $1
 
Old 11-11-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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We generally don't people's homework, but we may help help if you're stuck and post the code.

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Old 11-11-2004, 02:46 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Hko
We generally don't people's homework, but we may help help if you're stuck and post the code.

(see the rules of this forum )
Sorry, I shouldn't have posted the whole question. I really just wanted to know how to move files to get me started. It's only one question in a much bigger assignment anyway.
 
  


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