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

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Jun 18 13:42:45 EDT 2013


That takes the prize. Thanks for the -empty option ...

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> Why all the extra effort of writing a script, when a single find command
> would suffice? That way you're not passing file names between processes, or
> building lists, and avoid having to remember quotes in too many places, or
> set IFS, etc.
>
>     $ find /path/to/source/files/ -type f -exec mv '{}'
> /path/to/destination/ \;
>
> If you're not sure if that is safe yet, throw an echo into the command:
>
>     $ find /path/to/source/files/ -type f -exec echo mv '{}'
> /path/to/destination/ \;
>
> Remove empty directories when complete:
>
>     $ find /path/to/source/files -type d -empty -delete
>
>
>
> 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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>
>
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