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I am looking for a script/advice or guidance on how to write a script so that when I use the 'del' command it removes/sends the files/folders to a I specify for example 'dustbin

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Programming :: Bash Script: Move Files To Trash Instead Of Deleting?

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May 25, 2011

Our client has a website (Joomla 1.5 based) to promote participation in and report results of a 10k race for runners in Scandinavia...

The race is scheduled for late June and will be covered by at least 5 still photographers at various points along the race course.

There are to be about 5,000 runners, each entered under a shirt number like bib_1000 through bib_5999, and this means there will be a significant number of digital jpg files submitted by the photographers...

The client has in place some software which will "automagically" resize, watermark, and rename the individual files in the form:

And so on with a possibility of as many as 10 or 12 images in the aggregate with the same alpha-numeric "shirt number" at the beginning of the filename.

Our presentation software does a great job of handling thumbnail image generation and displaying a slideshow in a lightbox of all files within a given folder on the webserver.

And now finally the question...

Given a folder containing 25,000 or so *.jpg files, how can we write a script that:

1. parses the filenames to unique "shirt numbers"
2. makes folders with each "shirt number" as the foldername
3. moves the files from the root of the original folder into the appropriate "shirt number" folder.

Note that the order of my list above is not important, and if you know of a better way to organize the task we are fine with that.

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Nov 16, 2010

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Oct 3, 2010

Many years ago, I converted a portion of my files to an arbitrary format with a specific extension. i no longer desire to have them in this format and i would like begin the process of replacing them because conversion is not an appropriate solution. unfortunately, they are mixed in separate folders of the same root folder with files in my current format of a different extension. I feel it would make this process easier if I were to move every folder that contained a file with the undesired format to a separate root folder. The files are stored on a Linux server and shared via samba. How can I do this with a couple of commands or a script? I am open to other suggestions as well. I want to avoid time spent editing text files. Ultimately, I'd like a command that produced a list of full paths for folders, sorted by the number of levels would be a nice touch. A list of all of the files is clearly not what I'm looking for.

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When I try to move a file to trash, it doesn't retain anything. I drag a file to the trash bin icon, I open the trash bin, its' empty. How do I make my trash bin retain some trash?

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May 13, 2011

This started happening last week. Whenever I try to delete a file that is not in my /home directory I get the message:

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I have found a couple threads in the forums about this issue, but it has always been associated with windows or samba shares.

This is happening on my computer, not on a shared folder or through samba. Its a little frustrating to say the least.

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Jul 23, 2011

ubuntu 11.04
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When I try to delete a file in the host directory (and sub-directories), I see the prompt, 'Cannot move file to trash, do you want to delete immediately?'

I googled this issue and see some solutions that require editing fstab, but not sure if that's the right approach in wubi, and not so sure what edits I would make in fstab anyway.

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Mar 12, 2011

When I move something to Trash it doesn't show the option of "Empty Trash". I can use "move to Trash" and it just moving there like some ordinary folder, but shift+del give me an option for deleting the files. Using OpenSUSE 11.3 32bit.

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I work in a compagny and i encounter a problem with the samba trash.When i delete a file from our network directory, the file don't move to the samba trash directory. But, the server create the same samba tree like the orginal file. It's more simple with a example.This is the file i delete to my samba tree S:departementgestion_informatiqueinformatiquecommut est.txt.This is the samba tree that the server create at the moment when i delete my file : @IPcorbeilledepartementgestion_informatiqueinformatiquecommun

The problem is here : We want the file test.txt into this trash tree and it isn't.This is the Samba trash configuration :

# Samba Trash


The samba trash work for an another site of our company.

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May 25, 2011

I am an Ubuntu refugee. Allow me to explain what happened. I am dual booting with Windows 7 and F15 x64.

(1) I wanted to created a shortcut of my "Documents" folder in my Windows in Nautilus
(2) I opened the Windows drive by double clicking the drive under Devices, and navigated to my "Documents" folder (F15 already has ntfs-3g installed so no hassles there)
(3) I then dragged the folder to the sidebar to place it under the Trash icon--but for some reason, it would not let me do this, and accidentally got placed in the Trash bin.
(4) problem is I can't see this folder in the Trash bin (it is not even hidden)
(5) To check if the Trash bin actually captures items when we move files/folders to Trash, I tried sending a folder from my Home directory to Trash, and the folder appears in the Trash; it can even be restored to Home.
(6) Only files/folders from the NTFS formatted Windows drive do not appear in the Trash folder if sent there.
(7) I have Google searched this problem, but to no avail.
(8) I even thought that because the drive is not mounted 'officially' I would mount it using command line:


(9) But still I can't see the folders in the Trash
(10) Interestingly, when I try to unmount the Windows drive 'formally' then I get a message if I want to "empty the Trash"--I obviously chose not to--so I know there is my Windows Documents folder in there somehere.

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Jan 16, 2011

I edited fstab so that my Windows disk partition will be automatically mounted when I log on. However, when I delete a file from said partition, I am told that the item(s) cannot be moved to trash - I can only permanently delete files from the Windows partition. Here is how I configured in fstab: Code: /dev/sda1 /media/Vista ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 0 0 I suspect I mis-configured the options. Can anyone see an issue?

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Apr 12, 2010

I cannot move a my file into my archives directory in my bash scrip.

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General :: Shell Script For Identifying The File And Zip All Files, Move The Files To Target Dir?

May 7, 2011

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Feb 14, 2011

Im writing my first bash script. Its function is to move files to the trash can and write a log file in the same format that the system does to allow for file restoration. The problem is that in bash, everything works fine, but in the OpenBox window session, the files are named after the source directory, not the original name. Heres the script:

# trash - Script to move file or folder to the trash can and create a log file
##### Functions #####
err_output () # Writes error message {
echo "$0: cannot stat `$1': No such file or directory"
exit 1 } >&2

write_log_numbered ()
# Writes log entry for numbered files {
echo "[Trash Info]" > $HOME/.local/share/Trash/info/${FILE}.$max.trashinfo
echo "Path="$PWD >> $HOME/.local/share/Trash/info/${FILE}.$max.trashinfo
echo "DeletionDate="`date "+%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S"` >> $HOME/.local/share/Trash/info/${FILE}.$max.trashinfo

write_log_unique () # Writes log entry for unique files {
echo "[Trash Info]" > $HOME/.local/share/Trash/info/${FILE}.trashinfo
echo "Path="$PWD >> $HOME/.local/share/Trash/info/${FILE}.trashinfo
echo "DeletionDate="`date "+%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S"` >> $HOME/.local/share/Trash/info/${FILE}.trashinfo
} make_paths () # Makes necessary folders {
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/Trash
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/Trash/files
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/Trash/info

##### Main #####
DEST=$(dirname ~/.local/share/Trash/files/filename)
[ -e "$SOURCE" ] || err_output "$SOURCE"
[ -d "$DEST" ] || err_output "$DEST"
FILE="$(basename "$SOURCE")"

if [ -e "${DEST}/${FILE}" ]; then
max=0 DIR="$(pwd)" cd "$DEST"
shopt -s nullglob for backup in "${FILE}."; do
if [[ "$nr" =~ ^[0-9]+$ ]]; then
if (( nr>max )); then
max="$nr" fi
cd "$DIR"
max=$(( max + 1 ))
mv -- "$SOURCE" "${DEST}/${FILE}.$max"
mv -- "$SOURCE" "$DEST/${FILE}"

So I run the script with the test file "Junk". In bash, it moves over and its named correctly.
~/.local/share/Trash/files$ ls
file file.1 Files Files.1 Junk
The log file is also named correctly

~/.local/share/Trash/info$ ls
file.1.trashinfo Files.1.trashinfo Files.trashinfo file.trashinfo Junk.trashinfo

But, when I go to view the trash can in the file manager in Openbox, the file is called "Testing" which is the name of the source directory. However, if I go to the trashcan via its full path (going to .local/, then share/) all the files are named correctly. Whats going on here? Is there some way to get the trash can to read the correct file name?

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I dual boot a computer from separate hard drives in Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04. Here is the deal: On my windows drive I have a folder that is filled with folders inside folders packed full of files in all the folders. There is a 100% possibility that I have multiple copies of any file in multiple locations. Is there any nice command or program to move all the files in all the folders to one central folder and in any way get rid of the multiple copies? Also, how do I compare to files that may or may not have the same name, but otherwise be identical to see if they are identical?

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Apr 29, 2011

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May 26, 2011

How can I write a script to copy files from one directory to another directory according to last modified date?

ls -al
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What exactly I want to do is, Using the above bold part of ls -al result the ABC1234_frontcover_10344000_2011-05.doc file should be copied to /home/abcd/ABC1234/2011-05/26/. There should be some way to do it using value of date -r $file +%m and basename *.doc | awk -F_ '{print $1}'.

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Nov 24, 2010

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I've thought of building my own running "ls -al > filelist.txt" type of approach and then processing the file, but not sure that is best way. An array would be much easier and eliminate the file, but never done an array in bash.

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