[kwlug-disc] Need some advice/assistance on a script

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 12:14:27 EDT 2013


I do this all the time in the Windows world, but essentially what I do is
pipe a DIR (or in this case, LS) listing to a text file, open that file up
in an editor and make a script out of by throwing in the correct move or
copy statements.  I'm sure you can do the same thing in Linux easily enough.

You might even want to throw a few PAUSE statements (or whatever the Linux
equivalent is) in at various points to give yourself an emergency exit if
things go wrong.




On 18 June 2013 11:55, R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com> wrote:

> I need to do something dramatically destructive.  I want to take a large
> directory tree of folders, and collapse them all down to their root
> folder.  File collisions are irrelevant.  How would you guys do this?
> (assume for the moment that you would).
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