General :: Copying Doc Files From Multiple Directories To One?
Feb 1, 2010
I have 60+ directory's each containing multiple .doc files. I need to move them to a single directory and keep their file name intact. I don't think cp will do that with out listing all the file names. I was thinking of something like: cp -r /dir/*.doc /newdir . Or should I use a combo like find -type *.doc|cp /newdir?
Description: I am a newly appointed system engineer taking care of linux servers. We have a new set of data coming in which need below configuration: How to do a script with function?:
for files with ".txt" in sm copy each of the files to folder : sm1 and sm2 (log every copy) if succesful: remove original log into the log file if not successful: (not successful copying 1 particular file to all the folders) retain and retry log into the log file mail out the admin with that particular file name
I have already do try a bit: cd /export/home/ for dir in sm1 sm2; do cp -p sm/*.txt $dir/ done Is my starting right? How to do the rest parts?
I'd like to move a selection of files from all the sub-directories within an overall directory to a single destination. I don't want any of the directory structure, just the files themselves. This is what I tried so far:
mv /dir1/*/igs*.sp3.Z /dir2
There are other .sp3.Z files in the * directories within /dir1 but I just need the ones that start with igs..
How do I copy and/or move files to the base folder of a user? I don't know what is is called, so I do not know what to put in the my file "?" command? I know you would normally put mv filename /directoryname, but what is the base username called?
I want to make a webserver with multiple users allowed to login through SFTP to a specific folder, www.Multiple users are added, lets say user1 and user2, and all of them belonging to the www-data group. The www directory has an owner www-data and a group www-data.
I have used chmod -R 775 on the www folder, but after I try to create a folder test through my SFTP server (using Filezilla) the group of the directory created has only r and x permissions, and I am not able to log in with the second user user2 and create a directory within www/test due to a lack of w permission to the group.
I also tried using chmod 2775 on www directory, but without luck. Can somebody explain to me, how can I make it so that a newly created directory inherits the root directory group permissions?
I am working with DM355 target board. Here we record. The video coming from IP cameras. Now I have to write c program for copying. The recorded avi files with date and time to NAS server using scp. I wrote a script to copy single file to NAS server.
The current directory contains:A file called "original.txt" Many directories called "source_001", "source_002", "source_003" ... From the command line how do you copy "original.txt" to "source_001" and "source_002" and "source_003" ...
The total number of these source directories is unknown, it changes every week.
I have a directory tree with lots of folders. I need to gather all files of same type, say .txt, and place them in a different folder all by themselves.
I know I can use the mv command, but it won't let me go through all the subdirectories of my folder, just the current one. How can I search through all subdirectories for all .txts or whatever and move them to a folder of my choosing?
i am in need of linux help. iam at college and i need this back/restore script to pass this final part of an assessment. i require a backup script that will not only backup but also restore files to the relevent directories. e.g. users are instructed to store all wordprocessor files in a directory named wp. so i am needing to create a backup directory and 3 directories within that and some files within the 3 directories and then back them up ot restore them. l know i should/have to do this myself by been trying to get/understand info for the last few days and came up with zero.
I have a vary unique problem with file and directory ownership. I need to change the ownership of multiple files and directories under a specific subdirectory.Under this directory structure there are files and directories owned my different users and groups. I need to change all files and directories owned by "user1" to "user2". but if any are owned by "user3" I need those left alone.Is there a simple way to do this or will I need to traverse the structure and change things one at a time.
I am writing a script, in that my requirement is, if all the fill types stored in one directory from that we need to separate different different directories based on the file types.
for example in a directory(anish). 5 different types files 1- directory 2- .txt files 2- .sh files
like that and my requirement is the (1- directory is moved to one new directory(dir) which we are given in the script)and (2 .txt files are moved to another new directory(test) which we are given in the script)and ( 2 .sh files are moved to another new directory(bash) which we are given in the scrip)finally the directory anish should be empty..using bash script.how it is possible !!
I need to create subdirectories in about 300 existing directories - the subdirectory will have the same name in all 300 existing directories. How do I do this using the mkdir command using a regular expression or globbing?
I am trying to exclude multiple directories when using tar. I can do it for just one directory with exclude= directory.I can also do it for multiple directories by typing that code again and again.As you can see im trying to call this variable that has endless amounts of directories in it seperated by a space.. but when run it doesnt work! It will however work if i just put one directory in the variable. Any ideas?
I have one file called test.sh and in that file I have the below code. All this code is, is paths to three directories (as you can you can clearly see!).
Code: #!/bin/bash BACKUP="Documents /bin /sbin"
Now I have this other file which reads the directories (by using $BACKUP) and creates a tar file of everything in that folder. But what I am unsure of what to is create a bit of code that will simply look in test.sh, read all the directories and print a line saying either they all exist or some are missing. If possible it would be good to know which directories are missing too!
I have fiddled around with using -d but I can only get it to work for one directory or manually having to write out each directory.
I found a script on webmaster world that mostly does what I need it to, but have been making modifications to tailor it to my specific needs.I know that //..*/ tells awk to ignore hidden directories, how do I define more directories to ignore? (i.e. temp, var, etc)? I've tried playing with prune before the awk command with limited success...I know that there are many ways to do the same thing and keep running into brick walls.
I have hundreds of directories in various subdirs that I need to remove. I want to remove all of these dirs, but can only find solutions on how to do remove files (or how to remove subdirs from within the current dir).
I think I need something like
find -iname 'testfile*' | xargs rm -i
where I want to remove every directory that contains the word 'testfile' within the directory name. I know xargs wont work for dirs,
I'm not sure if this is possible or even where to start. I assume that this can be done with an sh script using tar or similar.I have several very large zip files that contain images for all of the products in my online store. Each image is named after its 13 digit SKU (for example, 9987788000012.jpg). In order to import products into my store, all images are placed into a media directory. Unfortunately, there are over 100,000 images.
So I would like to break the images into sub-folders based on file name. For example, when I extract store_images.zip (or tar or whatever), my extract script would create directories (if they don't already exist) based on the first three digits of each image name, placing each image into the appropriate bottom level directory. For example, "9987788000012.jpg" would be placed in the following directory "media/9/9/8", with media as the root and "8" as the directory that holds any images that start with "998". Perhaps two sub-folders would be less cumbersome.Assuming this requires a script, particularly since it involves scanning image names, creating folders, and saving images to specific directories, which language would serve my needs best? PHP? Has anyone had to do something similar?
I have 5 FTP users that upload files (and subdirectories) in their home directory, i need to mirror theese directories beetween them and with a "master" directory (accessible from a 6th user). Files can contain spaces or others special caracters. All the files are in the same filesystem, and i want to use hard link because i don't want to waste 5 time the space of a single file. I tried with find but i cannot handle spaces in it.
I am attempting to copy a set of sub folders from their multiple parent directories to a new location.
For example, I have three folders to copy:
I would like them to be copied to:
In actuality there are many folders besides folder1, folder2, folder3, and no numerical order exists. So, the folder named 'photos' would be copied to its parent folder's name in a new location. I would need this to occur for all folders in the '/home/user' directory.
After scouring the internet I was able to find an Adobe release of Adobe Flash Player Square for Linux 64 bit installations in the form of a file (libflashplayer.so). After copying the file to several different Mozilla directories and also making libflashplayer.so executable with the use of chmod +x libflashplayer.so I was unable to install the plug-in.To what directory must I install this .so file to get it to work? Also when I open the browser and user url://aboutlugins I don't see Adobe Flash Player Square yet. Is there an intermediary step?