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Old 07-01-2008, 11:28 AM   #1
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Move directory of files

I have series of files

one.txt two.txt three.txt four.txt and so on into the directory TXT,

I want to move these files to TXT.BACKUP directory like

one.txt.backup two.txt.backup three.txt.backup four.txt.backup....

can anyone guide me......
Old 07-01-2008, 12:28 PM   #2
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If you have a backup directory then you probably don't need to rename every file in the backup directory. I would do this.

Last edited by stress_junkie; 07-01-2008 at 12:37 PM.
Old 07-01-2008, 12:41 PM   #3
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It will probably work best if you cd into your TXT directory.

cd TXT
   for file in *.txt; do
   mv "$file" ../TXT.BACKUP/"${file}.backup"
Since you want to move them instead of making a copy, adding .backup at the end seems odd to me because the originals are deleted.

After the "in" in the for loop you could have a space separated list of files if there are a handful of particular files that you want to backup:
for file in one.txt two.txt three.txt

Last edited by jschiwal; 07-01-2008 at 12:44 PM.
Old 07-02-2008, 03:59 AM   #4
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Thank u pals...

It's work very well..

Last edited by siva19185; 07-02-2008 at 04:03 AM.


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