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Old 03-05-2005, 08:09 AM   #1
njdownes
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Simple Bash Script Help


Hi there.

I'm new to bash scripting and basically, I want to do the following and was wondering if someone could give me some pointers and show me the best way of doing it.

Basically, I want to poll a directory, let's call it /test and see if there are any files with the extension .dat, if there are any then I want them moved to another directory (/test2).
I want the script to loop until it finds these files, then move them and then once finished moving them, just carry on polling /test.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 08:20 AM   #2
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Hi.

It would take longer to explain than it would to just write the script:
Code:
#!/bin/bash

cd /test
while true
  do
  mv *.dat /test2
  sleep 2
done
Dave
 
Old 03-05-2005, 08:35 AM   #3
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