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Old 12-12-2016, 09:59 AM   #16
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Which also has the calling date twice problem that could theoretically cause problems as has been mentioned by Turbocapitalist in post #3.
how does that cause a problem? it is ran all at once. the date will not change that fast.

because the date is the same it uses that same date to get the name of that directory it just created.

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I'm putting this into a script so that this will be done daily.
meaning once a day.

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how does that cause a problem? it is ran all at once. the date will not change that fast.
Theoretically it COULD change that fast, in practical terms it's unlikely. But why take the risk for the sake of a bit of good scripting that also reduces the number of external program calls. Your choice though. I know what I do in my production scripts.
 
Old 12-12-2016, 10:02 AM   #18
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how does that cause a problem? it is ran all at once. the date will not change that fast.

because the date is the same it uses that same date to get the name of that directory it just created.

meaning once a day.
if it had a time stamp with seconds on it yes that will diffidently cause problems.
 
Old 12-12-2016, 10:04 AM   #19
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Theoretically it COULD change that fast, in practical terms it's unlikely. But why take the risk for the sake of a bit of good scripting that also reduces the number of external program calls. Your choice though. I know what I do in my production scripts.
ok if it is done at 0000 then a second goes by then the date will change, then an if statemnt will have to be added to check that. then more coding will be needed, yes.
 
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ok if it is done at 0000 then a second goes by then the date will change, then an if statemnt will have to be added to check that. then more coding will be needed, yes.
An if statement that can TOTALLY be avoided by assigning the current date that the script was initiated at as a variable at the start. Oh wait, that's what I did!

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Old 12-12-2016, 10:08 AM   #21
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An if statement that can TOTALLY be avoided by assigning the current date that the script was initiated at as a variable at the start. Oh wait, that's what I did!
what this?
Code:
#!/bin/bash
TODAY=$(date +%Y%m%d)
mkdir -p /where/you/want/to/create/folder/${TODAY}
mv /where/you/want/to/move/files/from/* /where/you/want/to/create/folder/${TODAY}
well I guess you did, smarty pants. bravo!
you were thinking eggs, while I was thinking toast.
Problem solved. lets move on..
 
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well I guess you did, smarty pants. bravo!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, you've made me the happiest admin in the world

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you were thinking eggs, while I was thinking toast.
Problem solved. lets move on..
I just happened to have been doing a LOT of this kind of scripting recently so when it was clear that the OP needed specific scripting examples I was pretty much there.
 
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@TenTenths...... I tried to use your code mentioned above but there seems to be a problem with your code in the line where 'mkdir' starts. I even navigated to the folder where the directory is being created and still got an error
 
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I could've sworn I have seen a command that uses -1, meaning less than a day old to use to copy the file into a directory less than a day old but I don't remember it
 
Old 12-12-2016, 10:23 AM   #25
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@TenTenths...... I tried to use your code mentioned above but there seems to be a problem with your code in the line where 'mkdir' starts. I even navigated to the folder where the directory is being created and still got an error
are you one the system side? if yes, then give it root permissions?

where is the bash file being run?

if on the user side trying to do stuff on the system side. root permissions needed.

if you dump it in your cron.daily it should work without sudo before the mkdir.

if you need to give it sudo permissons, then give the 'user'/owner of that file sudo passwd none in your sudoers file to get past having to enter a password each time it is ran.

Code:
!#/bin/bash

sudo mkdir /somewhere on the system side/

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Old 12-12-2016, 10:26 AM   #26
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In addition to the good advice from BW-userx, if you're calling things from the cron then you may need to specify the full paths to things like mkdir and date. For example in CentOS:

/bin/mkdir
/bin/date
/bin/mv
 
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I had permissions issues that have since been resolved
 
Old 12-12-2016, 10:38 AM   #28
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I had permissions issues that have since been resolved
something like this to find old files

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find . -mtime -1 -exec cp -a --parents -t /somefolder "{}" \+
man find and cp
to see what the arguments mean. -mtime -1 -exec cp -a --parents -t

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Old 12-12-2016, 10:52 AM   #29
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Code:
#!/bin/bash
TODAY=$(date +%Y%m%d)
#search area
DIR0=/home/userx/testfir
#Destination area
DIR1=
mkdir -p "${DIR1}"/"${TODAY}"
find "${DIR0}" -type f -mtime +1  -exec mv -vt "${DIR1}"/"${TODAY}"/ "{}" \+

Code:
userx@SlackDaddy~/bin>> ./mkandmv
'/home/userx/testfir/logout' -> '/home/userx/testfir/20161212/logout'
'/home/userx/testfir/JustcreatedTextFile.txt' -> '/home/userx/testfir/20161212/JustcreatedTextFile.txt'
'/home/userx/testfir/mbr' -> '/home/userx/testfir/20161212/mbr'
'/home/userx/testfir/makePlayList' -> '/home/userx/testfir/20161212/makePlayList'

you are going to have to use your own paths, and change the +1 to -1 , and you might want to remove the v in the mv command to not have it verbose.

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@BW-userx..........let's say the file name is file.xlsx, where do I plug this in in your code above?
 
  


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