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Old 04-18-2005, 07:57 PM   #1
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executing a script in multiple subdirectories

I have a script that processes all of the files in a given directory, I would like to automate the script to process a series of subdirectories the same way

the current script is as follows:

shn2make -k ; make ogg
This must be run from a shell in the given directory, but how do I do it from a higher directory, to run the script within each subdirectory?

Old 04-19-2005, 08:34 PM   #2
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Enclose it in a for-next type loop. Include the command to 'cd <higher directory>', then,
for each <subdirectory> in <higher directory>,
cd $subdirectory
do 'whatever you want it to do',

I hope you realize this is quasi-psuedo code. But it should convey the general idea of my suggestion.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 04-19-2005 at 08:35 PM.


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