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Old 01-08-2017, 04:15 AM   #1
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Problem with scipt, use command sort, mv


I have a problem with writing a script that you want to sort files by extension in a subdirectory called extension.
I sort files from the /home/root1/nakosi and do not know how to use the command sort or mv to sort your files into subdirectories.
 
Old 01-08-2017, 04:21 AM   #2
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Welcome.

The mv utility needs as options a source file and a destination directory. The following moves foo.txt to another directory.

Code:
mv /home/me/some/dir/foo.txt /somewhere/else/.
Check the manual page, as it is a good reference. The -t option might be useful sometimes in a script.

Code:
man mv
Post the script as you have it or the individual steps that you have been testing so we can see where you are stuck.
 
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:41 AM   #3
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Thanks is working

Maybe you know how to hide the mistake? mv: cannot stat ‘/home/root1/nakosi/*.php’: No such file or directory
 
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that is called redirection, add:
2>/dev/null
at the end of the command
 
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Thanks is working. This error has disappeared.
 
Old 01-08-2017, 08:28 AM   #6
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This error has disappeared.
Well, technically just the error message has been hidden. The error causing it is still there. If you want to check for the existence of a file or directory before trying to move it, you can use the utility test with the -e, -f, or -d options.
 
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