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

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Jun 18 12:15:39 EDT 2013


cd /your_directory

# Iterate through files
for FILE in `find . -type f`
do
  # Don't move the file if it is already in the root directory
  if [ `dirname $FILE` != '.' ]; then
    mv $FILE .
  fi
done

# Remove the directories
for DIR in `find . -type d`
do
  if [ `dirname $FILE` != '.' ]; then
    rm -rf $DIR
  fi
done

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM, 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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