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# Search a directory tree
for i in `find $START_LOCATION -name $FILE_PATTERN `; do
# Search a single directory
for i in `ls $START_LOCATION/$FILE_PATTERN`; do
No, I'm not after a boolean; I need to do all sorts of things (basename, rename, zip, rm, etc.) to that precise file while keeping all the other files in the directory unchanged.
I need to be able to do for instance
zip $(basename $FILE_PATTERN .html).zip $FILE_PATTERN
in a loop and then move on to the next file manipulation loop like
for FILE_ANOTHER_PATTERN in *
# Search a directory tree
for PAT in $FILE_PATTERNS; do
echo "Processing pattern $PAT"
for i in `find $START_LOCATION -name $PAT `; do
echo Processing file $i
# gzip $i
bash is the default shell in Linux, capabilities based on commercial ksh which is common on commercial Unices (sic).
It only appears to be irritating (here) because it's a programming lang, but newer people tend to hope that doing what seems simple to a human is so to a computer. It ain't so.
IOW, all langs take some time to learn....