General :: Create Directories From A File List?

Jun 30, 2011

I am trying to write a script to pick the directory name from a list of file. Here is a detailed picture.Have a file name LIST which contains the follwing for example/apps/oracle/product/test1/apps/oracle/product/test2/apps/oracle/product/test3I need a script that reads these line from LIST and creates foldersin /apps/oracle/product/test1/backup/date/test1 after reading the first line
/backup/date/test2 after readin the second line/backup/date/test3 and so on.

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General :: List Of Directories In A File?

Apr 3, 2011

I have generated a list of directories that I would like to use ls and grep on, but it is not working. I am using the commandCode:cat directories.dat | xargs lsand I get a whole lot of these errors:Code:ls: cannot access ./foo/bar/baz/grault/*: No such file or directorybut when I try the directories manually one at a time I find that they all exist and all have files in them. Same thing if I try to grep anything. What is going wrong?

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General :: Command Line - Create Directories That Don't Exist While Creating A New File?

May 8, 2010

I can do:mkdir messages and then: touch messages/hello.txt Is there a command that will do both - create the directory if it doesn't exist, and then the empty file? Something like: touch -p messages/hello.txt

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General :: Create A Backup Directory And 3 Directories Within That And Some Files Within The 3 Directories And Then Back Them Up Ot Restore Them?

Dec 19, 2009

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.

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General :: Multiple Users To Create Directories Over SFTP So The New Directories Keep The Same Permissions?

May 15, 2011

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?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Create Directories From A .txt File?

Feb 8, 2011

quickest way to create directories from a .txt or .csv file. A single command would be great but I can use a script as well.

The windows equivalent would be:

FOR /F %n IN (newfolders.txt) DO MKDIR %n

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Ubuntu :: Create Two Lists Of File Names Irrespective Of Directories And Compare?

Aug 13, 2010

I have an internal hard drive and an external hard drive, both with about 350 GB of data. The data came from the same source, but over the last couple of years, different people have moved files around to different directories, and some files have been deleted. Now I want to merge all the files onto the internal hard drive. I estimate that 80% of the files on the external hard drive are the same, so I don't want to copy 290+ GB of data over when I already have it.

Therefore, I need a way to find just the files on the external hard drive that don't already exist on the internal one. In other words, I need to create two lists of file names irrespective of directories and compare them, selecting only the file names that exist in one list OR the other. I've Googled for solutions but can't find anything suitable. There are ways to create text files of the file names and compare them with diff, but they have to be in the same order, and since these files are in vastly different directories, that won't work.

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Programming :: Script To Create .menu File (recursively Read Directories)?

Nov 4, 2010

I've found myself in the situation where I need to create a menu in gnome/kde for a directory structure full of documents.The directory structure looks like this:



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General :: Script To Delete A List Of Directories?

Oct 24, 2010

how to write a short script file to read file (text) contains a list of directories name and delete everything in it. There are 10,000 directories - So there is NO WAY I can do manually.

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General :: Make A List Of Directories And Files?

Jun 3, 2011

My system is centos 5.5, and I need nobody:nobody's directories and files under data.

There is a directory named "data, and this directory has so many directories and files generated by web program. Most of them is nobody:nobody.

I want to to make a list of these nobody:nobody directories ans files.

Is it possible to make a list of these directories and files?

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General :: List Directories And Number Of Files Inside Them

Mar 19, 2011

I'm looking for a way to produce a list of all the directories in the current working directory sorted by the total number of files that are contained with them.

Initially I though that Nautilus could be used for this, but then I realised it doesn't count files in the sub directories.

The best I've got for a command line solution so far is this


The use case for this is a situation where a user has a quota applied to their home directory which limits the number of files they are allowed to have and they have exceeded that limit.

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General :: List Files In Specific Directories Older Than 1 Day Or 24 Hours

Apr 7, 2011

I am trying to write a simple back up script in python where I try to list the files that are 24 hours old in specific directories that I would choose.I read the manual of find and used

find . -mtime 1 > log.dat

to get the list of files in the log.dat however I also get the path information in that list as such


is there a way to exclude the directories and only get the files list.

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Programming :: Create Cvs From List Text File

Dec 21, 2010

I have a file with 5000 lines. it is a list of books authors, series and titles. all lines start with the author names, than there is a dash (-) than the series name, a dash again and the title of the book.

The problem I encounter is that sometime there is a series, sometime not, and as I try to enter this list in a database, I wanted to create a cvs file to import into mysql.


The best would be to be able to add in the second line, a "space dash space" just after the author name, but how to make sure it does not do it to the first line as well.

If I could separate all line with 2 dash, (grep ?) then I would be able to do a simple replace, and change the single dash into two.

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Debian :: Import List From Excel File To Create Many Users

Sep 22, 2015

I'm working in a school and we have a Apple server, we have many problem with it. So, I would install a linux server instead.

Anyway, there is just one big problem (or I miss a simple tip to do it )

We have 1300 students. If I must create them one by one, that will take a lot of time. Actually with the apple server, we can go on a web interface & import an excel list with theses columns :

"Name", "Login", "Password", "Class", "Group", "HDD Space", "Print quota", "Internet access or not", etc ...

Due to this tool, I can upload an excel files with my 1300 students & a couple hours after, they have an account with a personal space & a shared space with their class.

My question is : This tool exist on Debian/Linux world ?

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General :: Cannot Create User Home Directories?

Jun 4, 2010

Why when I command "useradd -m barth" do I get the error message: "cannot create directory /home/barth"? It only does this when a partition is mounted to /home.

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Debian Configuration :: Right Click - Create File From Document Template List?

Jul 2, 2011

When I right click on a free area of the desktop or within an open folder, I read "Create Document" -> "no templates installed" and "Empty File". How to install the templates in there so I could open a file of my choice?

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General :: Create Separate Partitions For Directories AFTER Installing?

Sep 28, 2010

I want to create a separate partition for /home.inuxMint is *already* installed.PartedMagic be used for the same, NOW

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General :: Virtualbox - Can't Create Directories In Virtual Box Shared Folder?

Jul 28, 2011

I'm mounting a shared folder in an arch linux guest on a windows 7 host in Virtual Box. The shared folder's filesystem is ext3 and is mounted in windows 7 with Ext2Fsd. I mount the shared folder at boot with this fstab:

D_DRIVE /home/tony vboxsf rw,gid=1000,uid=1000,auto 0 0

I believe my user in the guest OS has the right uid and gid:

[tony@kiwi ~]$ id uid=1000(tony) gid=1000(tony) groups=1000(tony),1002,(vboxsf)

I can create files and remove them fine, but I can't seem to create directories.

[tony@kiwi ~]$ mkdir foo mkdir: cannot create directory `foo': Protocol error

Its weird because the directory looks like its there, sort of.


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General :: If Some Users Modify/delete/create Files/directories?

Oct 25, 2010

i've been wondering how do i know if some users create/modify/delete file/directory in linux, i've been using pyinotify in python script.this script like the example from the manual:

import pyinotify, os, time


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General :: Using "find" To List Only Directories With No More Childs?

Oct 5, 2010

How can only directories be listed, that do not have another child directory?

Imagine a structure like /A /A/AA /A/AB /A/AB/ABB /B /C /C/CC /C/CC/CCC /C/CC/CCC/CCCC I would like to use find to list only /A/AA /A/AB/ABB /B /C/CC/CCC/CCCC.

The starting point would be find . -type d, but neither -mindepth nor -maxdepth can be used, can -noleaf help (I could not get it to react the way I wanted it to)?

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General :: Create A User List In Alphabetical Order?

Oct 22, 2010

I have a server with what appears to have 352 home directories (350 actually if you omit '.' & '..') & I am being asked to basically tally a list of whom all 350 users are in alphabetical order. Now I could sit here for days doing the 'finger' command to obtain their full name commented in '/etc/passwd' file but I would assume there is a script or way I could have Linux quirry the '/etc/passwd' file & take all the user 'comment' entries and export them to a list in alphabetical order. Does anyone know if this could happen and if so, how would I do something like this? I can't write bash / shell scripts to save my life

cmennens@mail]:/$ ls -l
total 160
drwxr-xr-x 352 root root 12288 Oct 21 13:41 home

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Ubuntu :: List Of Directories To Spreadsheet

Oct 23, 2010

I have a large music directory that I'd like to somehow acquire, or generate, a list of each sub-folder within it, and then somehow get the list into a spreadsheet format. Is there a way to do this?

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Ubuntu :: List Directories By Number Of Inodes Used?

Mar 21, 2010

I recently used up all my free inodes on my server. I had a bunch of mail messages that were sitting there using up a bunch, so I cleared the postfix queue. That gave me some room. What I'd like to do, is get a listing of the directories using the most inodes (or containing the most number of files), so that I can find the other culprits.Basically I want the output of "df -i" but to be able to do it recursively on a specific directory.

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Ubuntu :: Command To List Directories And Sizes?

Mar 23, 2010

I need a command to list the total sizes for all the directories in a mounted drive.I tried df and du.df list the total size for the mounted drivedu depending on what option I give it either list the total size or list all the sizes for every file on the drive.All I want to know is the sizes of all the directories on the mounted drive.This is a windows vista hard-drive and for some reason ubuntu is reporting a 50 GB partition and only 10GB free, I want to know what's taking up all the free space. I can't find anything in the file browser, so far I've only managed to count up about 10GB of used space so where is the other 30GB.

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General :: Copying 1 File To Many Directories?

Jul 25, 2010

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.

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General :: Extract Tar.gz File In Other Directories?

Jun 15, 2010

I stay in /var/www/upload and I want extract a file with tar command.

The output of tar xfvz /var/www/file.tar.gz is


tar: /var/www/esempio.tar.bz2: funzione "open" non riuscita: Nessun file o directory
tar: Errore irrimediabile: uscita immediata
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Uscita con stato di fallimento in base agli errori precedenti

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General :: Tar Multiple Directories Into One File?

May 15, 2011

I have found ways to tar a directory and exclude certain directories but is there a way to simply tar multiple directories (they are in the same directory) in to one .tgz file?

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Programming :: Make List Of Directories Which Contain Files Other Than Subdirs?

Oct 17, 2009

I need to, through a bash script, go through a given directory (given as argument 1) to list out the relative path in this directory (including $1) for eact subdirectory which contains files. Directories which only contain . .. and eventually only subdirectories SHALL NOT be listed. It is this last requirement that makes it difficult for me.

I have been using the tree command for now, but I have not found a way to ignore paths to directories which only contains other subdirs or nothing at all in any easy way. I may offcourse test each directory after they are listed but this gives an extra loop to go through and I beleive it should be possible to do it directly when creatring the list. I guess by using find or ls in conjuntion with the tree command or by itself it should be possible but I am not to conversant of nested script commands.

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General :: How To Flatten Single File Directories

May 1, 2011

I've spent ages trying to build this and had a good look around for a way to do it. I have a directory tree which contains a set of folders and files. Some of the folders contain more than one file but most contain only a single one. I'm trying to move all of the files which are on their own in directories one level below the root into the root. E.g:

Root is: /volume3
Single file in a sub folder: /volume3/20110103/20110103.log
File should end up as: /volume3/20110103.log

I know how to flatten the entire structure fairly easily but its the conditional part which I can't figure out how to do.

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General :: Specific File Name Renaming In All Sub Directories?

Apr 4, 2011

I have a dir (pub_html) with 45 sub dirsand in each there is a file with name file123.html) what command can I use to rename all files with this name in all sub dirs to file456.html ? I'm on opensuse 11.3

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